Articles Tagged With ‘Fire’

24 arson fires set in Pismo Beach

Two alleged arsonists were arrested in Pismo Beach on Thursday for setting 24 small fires. [KSBY] The pair allegedly ignited the fires in woodland areas north of Oak Park Boulevard and east of James Way around 4 p.m. Firefighters from... (Continue reading)

California leads the nation in hate crimes

California recorded more hate crimes than any other state in 2010, according to recently released findings from the U.S. Department of Justice. California reported 1,331 hate crime offenses in 2010. Three of those crimes occurred in San Luis Obispo. The... (Continue reading)

Rural fire fees due soon

In little more than a week, thousands of San Luis Obispo County rural residents will be nailed by a $150 “fire prevention fee” levied by the state of California and criticized by opponents as unnecessary and illegal. [SFChronicle] Gov. Jerry... (Continue reading)

Arsonists torch Tuolumne County Sheriff vehicles

Arsonists set nearly a dozen Tuolumne County Sheriff’s vehicles on fire earlier today, prompting officials to call in agents from the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms. [ModestoBee] It appears the arsonists pushed a pickup... (Continue reading)

Transient attempts to burn Virgin Mary statue

A transient allegedly attempted to burn a statue of the Virgin Mary at the San Luis Obispo Mission shortly after morning mass on Tuesday. Surveillance video shows Daniel Pettigrew, 24, trying to start a fire at the base of the... (Continue reading)

Rural residents to pay higher fire fee

Rural homeowners in San Luis Obispo County will be helping the state pay for fire prevention and protection with a $150 fee approved this week by a state board stacked with new appointees of Gov. Jerry Brown. Brown has said... (Continue reading)

Arroyo Grande teen to be tried as an adult

The 16-year-old accused of burning down the Arroyo Grande Boys Scouts of America building in May will likely be tried as an adult. [SantaMariaTimes] Police arrested the currently unnamed 16-year-old Arroyo Grande High School student and Caleb Joseph Pelletier, 18,... (Continue reading)

Madonna Road Denny’s damaged in two-alarm fire

A two-alarm fire at the Denny’s restaurant on Madonna Road in San Luis Obispo was reported at around 7 a.m. and contained after about an hour. Fire investigators say it appears the fire originated in an exterior electrical closet and... (Continue reading)

California ready to help combat Texas fires

By DANIEL BLACKBURN A state fire official told CalCoastNews today that California is ready to respond to a request from Texas authorities “should it come” as wildfires in the Lone Star State explode in dry, windy conditions. Texas Forest Service... (Continue reading)

Hells Angels president arrested for firebombing business rivals

Federal investigators arrested the former president of the Ventura County Chapter of the “Hells Angels outlaw motorcycle gang” on Friday for firebombing two competing tattoo shops, according to a press release. George Christie Jr., 64, of Ventura, was one of... (Continue reading)