• Twin Cities Community Hospital receives award for support of LGBTQ community

    TEMPLETON — Twin Cities Community Hospital and Sierra Vista Regional Medical Center were sponsors of the 22nd Annual Pride in the Plaza.

  • Templeton water project breaks ground on June 8

    TEMPLETON — The Templeton Community Services District is developing a new, drought resistant water supply to meet seasonal and projected annual demands. The project, called the Upper Salinas River Basin Conjunctive Use Project (US-CUP) will capture existing wastewater flows that are currently being discharged outside of the Atascadero Basin, and return these east side area wastewater flows back to the Meadowbrook Wastewater Treatment Plant (MWWTP) for treatment, discharge and subsequent retrieval of water from District wells downstream.

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Standout students honored at award and scholarship ceremonies

TEMPLETON — Sofia Talarico took home a few awards and scholarships this May. The graduating Templeton Highschool (THS) senior received the prestigious “Eagle of the Year” award, as well as the Top Scholar Cumulative Award, STEM Award, Spanish Award, SAT Award, Life Science Award, CSF Award and the ACT Award. She also received three scholarships presented on scholarship night: The Monday Club Conservancy Fine Arts Award Scholarship, Vocal Arts SLO Scholarship and THS Drama Boosters Scholarship. Talarico will be attending UC Irvine, majoring in Musical Theater and Biology.

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Local hospitals hosting Cereal Drive to help feed local kids during Summer months

TEMPLETON — Sierra Vista Regional Medical Center, which houses the only dedicated pediatric unit in San Luis Obispo County, and Twin Cities Community Hospital are leading a community effort to provide area children struggling with hunger with a healthy breakfast during the summer through its Healthy Over Hungry Cereal Drive benefiting The Food Bank Coalition of San Luis Obispo County. The drive kicks off Friday, June 1, and runs through Friday, June 8.

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Fires hit the North County

NORTH COUNTY — Three fires broke out in the North County this week. The first was a building fire in the well known Mercantile of Santa Margarita. The others were vegetation fires: one on May 28 which was named the Toleman Fire and the other on Tuesday, May 29 called the Vineyard Fire.

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Friday Night Live teens receive scholarship

SAN LUIS OBISPO — Friday Night Live of San Luis Obispo County has awarded ten local high school seniors with the annual Friday Night Live (FNL) Scholarship. The FNL Board of Directors is proud to point the spotlight on Israel Vargas (Shandon HS), Alejandra Barrera (Atascadero HS), Courtney Basden (Atascadero HS), Julia Aurignac (Templeton HS), Haley Hurdle (Templeton HS), Haley Cudworth (Templeton HS), Amanpreet Mangat (Arroyo Grande HS), and Itzel Lopez Jaimes (Paso Robles HS) who each received $500 and were honored at FNL’s first Annual FNL Banquet on May 17 at 6 p.m. at the SLO Vet’s Hall. Natalie Ziegler (SLOHS) and Bianca Soto (Shandon HS) received $750 scholarships, given in the name of Casey Goodwin, a 20-year-old Cuesta College student and active youth alcohol-prevention advocate, who was killed by a drunk driver in March, 2003. These deserving seniors were recognized for their own advocacy, leadership, and commitment to healthy lifestyles for their peers.

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Program creates healthy habits for life

TEMPLETON — The Wellness Kitchen’s Lead Chef, Evan Vossler joins creative genius Erik Soderholm, a chef with more than 25 years experience, to create a Teen Cooking Program starting May 31; plus June 7, 14, and 28 from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. at The Wellness Kitchen at 1255 Las Tablas Rd Suite 102 in Templeton.

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Templeton Middle School Twins Day

Last Friday Templeton Middle School participated in “Twins Day” for the monthly spirit contest dress-up day. Photos by Matt Macfarlane