Articles Tagged With ‘Five Cities Fire Authority’




Five Cities Fire Authority chief accused of retaliation and labor violations

A former Five Cities Fire Authority firefighter accused the fire chief of retaliation and violations of labor laws in a lawsuit filed in July against the fire authority, the city of Arroyo Grande, and chief Steve Lieberman. The lawsuit alleges... (Continue reading)

Fire at homeless camp near Oceano Dunes

A fire broke out at a homeless camp near the Oceano Dunes Monday morning. [Cal Coast Times] Shortly before 6 a.m., Five Cities firefighters found a blaze in the 300 block of Pier Avenue. Fire crews quickly knocked down the... (Continue reading)

Fire destroys commercial building in SLO

A fire destroyed a commercial building in San Luis Obispo early Thursday morning. [Cal Coast Times] At about 3:30 a.m., a fire broke out in a building on Johnson Avenue and Southwood Drive. Firefighters arrived at the scene within four... (Continue reading)

Arroyo Grande facing bankruptcy in five years

By KAREN VELIE Arroyo Grande’s projected deficit spending could bankrupt the city in five years, according to a 10-year financial outlook presented to the City Council last month. [Cal Coast Times] A projected 52 percent increase in employee retirement expenditures... (Continue reading)

Five Cities Fire Authority seeking 70 percent budget increase

The Five City’s Fire Authority Board recently adopted a five-year plan that could result in a 70 percent increase in the annual budget. Formed in 2010 under the auspices of saving money for the communities of Arroyo Grande, Grover Beach... (Continue reading)

Arroyo Grande house fire displaces family

A fire burned a multi-story home on Victorian Court in Arroyo Grande Sunday night, according to the Five Cities Fire Authority. Shortly before 10 p.m., witnesses reported the home was on fire. KSBY reports a mother and her teenage children... (Continue reading)

Fires burn greenhouses in Los Osos, storage facility in Arroyo Grande

Four greenhouses in Los Osos and several storage units in Arroyo Grande burned in fires late Wednesday night and early Thursday morning. The Los Osos fire destroyed the greenhouses, as well as some valuables that were reportedly stored inside the... (Continue reading)

Three fires break out in SLO County on Sunday

Three fires broke out in San Luis Obispo County on Sunday. One fire occurred early Sunday morning in Oceano, while two blazes burned on opposite ends of the county in the afternoon. Around 4 a.m., a boat and a trailer... (Continue reading)

Pickup hits bicyclist in Grover Beach

A pickup truck collided with a bicyclist at Grand Avenue and Highway 1 in Grover Beach Monday evening. The bicyclist survived and was transported to the hospital. At about 6 p.m., emergency responders found the injured bicyclist in the roadway.... (Continue reading)

Setting the record straight on AG fire issues

OPINION by JIM HILL and LEANN AKINS Many voters in the City of Arroyo Grande have received a slick mailer from Richard Waller that says, “Our fire department still has no funding to replace 20 year old trucks and outdated... (Continue reading)