Coping with new school year stress

A new school year, new job, new living arrangement, and even a new relationship can cause stress. For many, the fall means back to school, a return to routine, or time to begin a new term. Some view the fall as a chance to make a fresh start and an opportunity to make new friends. However, individuals with challenges such as Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), learning disabilities and depression may find transitions difficult. These transitions can be particularly challenging for individuals with mental health concerns because they can struggle with friendships, may have difficulty relating to teachers, or may experience feelings of discontent. If you have a loved one, friend, colleague, or acquaintance that is dealing with a mental health issue, there are ways you can assist with transitions. Local school officials and North County centers such as the LINK can identify available services and support youth and families to connect with needed services.

Welcome Back Conrad

The AHS band will experience a significant change this year when it skips marching competitions to focus on musicianship and local events, says director Nate Conrad.

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Whale Rock returns

Whale Rock Music Festival keeps getting better. The two-day party at Whale Rock Vineyard at Castoro Cellars in has become an annual must-attend event.

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Taking the Back Roads with PopeX3, September 2018

It’s near impossible to run out of things to do here on the Central Coast. It’s Saturday morning and the boys were bouncing off the walls! With triple digits outside, we decided to take a drive to the coast… the long way. My husband was born and raised here and he loves to entertain our boys and share the stories of his adventurous childhood days. He has experienced every back road, creek and creepy cave along the way.

Cruisin’ Weekend Hits the Streets

Twice a year, Atascadero’s main drag gets shut down for an event — the annual October parade, and Hot El Camino Cruise Nite in mid-August. Now dubbed “Cruisin’ Weekend,” the City of Atascadero-hosted event added Dancing In The Streets to round out the two-day event beginning on Friday, August 17. While the cruise enters its 26th year, the annual Atascadero Lake Car Show enters its 29th on Saturday, Aug. 18., with the third annual Dancing In The Streets inviting the community to get foot-loose and fancy-free in the Downtown Colony District on Saturday night.