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Five Cities Fire Authority needs financial counseling

OPINION By JULIE TACKER “Five Cities Fire Authority struggles to adjust after layoffs” (Tribune, October 2) suggests that ‘Plan B’ for the agency is to apply for another grant to return its level of service to that which it enjoyed... (Continue reading)

Supervisor Caren Ray ‘s unwarranted self-promotion

OPINION By JULIE TACKER In a recent mailer and Smart Voter bio, San Luis Obispo County District 4 Supervisorial Candidate Caren Ray lists some of her accomplishments. She must be underestimating the intelligence of the District 4 voter, expects they... (Continue reading)

South County officials fixing troubled dispatch system

A month after an Oceano home burned while public safety agencies played phone tag, South County officials say they have corrected their troubled dispatch system. [KSBY] After neighbors first reported the Oceano house fire on Aug. 21, it took dispatchers... (Continue reading)

Oceano home burns amid dispatch phone tag

While emergency calls went from agency to agency, a fire in an outdoor shed spread to a home in Oceano on Aug. 21. [KSBY] Neighbors of the Beach Street home began calling 911 at 12:09 p.m. to report the shed... (Continue reading)

Oceano house fire burns ice cream trucks

A fire broke out Thursday at an Oceano home where a family operates a local ice cream business. [KSBY] Shortly after noon, a backyard shed caught fire outside a home near the corner of 23rd and Beach streets. Five Cities firefighters... (Continue reading)

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)



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