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SUV nearly misses elderly couple as it slams into Oceano home

An SUV crashed into an Oceano home Monday night, narrowly avoiding an elderly couple sitting in the living room. [KSBY] A woman driving a Chevy Yukon lost control of her vehicle around 9:30 p.m. in the 1300 block of 16th... (Continue reading)

Fire burns trailer in Pismo Beach RV park

A fire burned an trailer in a Pismo Beach RV park early Tuesday morning. The blaze broke out around 2:19 a.m. in a 40-foot trailer at the Holiday RV Park located at 100 South Dolliver Street in Pismo Beach. No... (Continue reading)

Fire authority blames voters for parcel tax failure

By JOSH FRIEDMAN After 60 percent of voters rejected a parcel tax initiative for firefighting services, the Five Cities Fire Authority (FCFA) took to Facebook to blame its fiscal woes on South County property owners. On Friday, the votes were... (Continue reading)

Fire sparks in bedroom of Oceano home

A fire broke out in the bedroom of an Oceano home Monday afternoon. [KSBY] The fire occurred just after 2:30 p.m. at a house in the 2200 block of La Verne Street. Five Cities firefighters responded and extinguished the blaze... (Continue reading)

Fire tax flub allows for voting as ballots are counted

Property owners in Arroyo Grande, Grover Beach and Oceano who have yet to vote on a firefighting assessment measure can still do so, even as ballots are counted. The Five Cities Fire Authority is proposing a $66 fee on all... (Continue reading)

Fire wrecks Arroyo Grande home

A house fire destroyed an Arroyo Grande home Monday morning displacing a family. The fire broke out around 8 a.m. at 515 Patino Lane in Arroyo Grande, according to the Five Cities Fire Authority. The family, as well as out... (Continue reading)

Arroyo Grande car crash sends woman to hospital

A car crash Thursday afternoon in Arroyo Grande hospitalized a woman driving a Volkswagen Beetle. [KEYT] The Beetle collided with another vehicle around 1:30 p.m. Thursday on Grand Avenue just east of Brisco Road. Five Cities firefighters and paramedics responded... (Continue reading)

Five Cities Fire Authority never considered Cal Fire comparison

OPINION By JULIE TACKER In a well-publicized, “cost saving” effort the Five Cities Fire Authority (FCFA) was formed in July of 2010; combining fire services from Arroyo Grande, Grover Beach and Oceano. Not once, before or after, the formation has... (Continue reading)

Five Cities firefighting costs escalating

By JOSH FRIEDMAN The cities of Arroyo Grande and Grover Beach and the community of Oceano merged their fire departments in 2010 with the intent of saving money, but the resulting Five Cities Fire Authority (FCFA) may soon cost residents... (Continue reading)

Firefighters evacuate Grover Beach hotel

Firefighters evacuated guests at the Holiday Inn Express in Grover Beach Sunday morning after overheated oil in an elevator filled the hotel with smoke. [Tribune] Shortly after 2 a.m., the Five Cities Fire Authority arrived to find hallways thick with... (Continue reading)



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