Articles Tagged With ‘San Luis Obispo Fire Department’




SLO apartment fire injures two

Two firefighters sustained minor injuries and a dog died Thursday in what fire officials called “a rapidly-spreading fire” at a two-story apartment building at 729 Pismo Street in San Luis Obispo. None of the building’s nine residents were hurt, although... (Continue reading)

Man grabs girl on rollerblades in SLO

San Luis Obispo police arrested a man Wednesday for grabbing a 9-year-old girl on rollerblades and pulling on her belt loop as she tried to get away. The girl was rollerblading with her family and waiting to cross Broad Street... (Continue reading)

SLO firefighter fired despite dodging assault conviction

The San Luis Obispo Fire Department fired the fire fighter who recently escaped a felony assault conviction for his role in a bar bathroom brawl. John Ryan Mason, a fire engineer and paramedic, faced charges of felony assault with great... (Continue reading)

Mason finally free as DA won’t retry case

The District Attorney’s office announced Thursday that it will not retry San Luis Obispo firefighter John Ryan Mason who allegedly assaulted a man in a bar bathroom last year [Tribune]. Mason’s felony assault trial ended last month with a hung... (Continue reading)

Final arguments heard in firefighter fighting case

The fate of San Luis Obispo firefighter John Ryan Mason now rests in the hands of the jury. Defense attorney Chris Casciola and Deputy District Attorney Kristy Imel delivered their closing arguments before a crowded courtroom Monday in the felony... (Continue reading)

Firefighter Mason claims alcohol to blame

The attorney for a San Luis Obispo firefighter on trial for beating a man during a wedding after party is claiming his client was defending himself against a drunk aggressor. [Tribune] In June 2011, John Ryan Mason, 34, allegedly beat... (Continue reading)

SLO firefighter accused of assault placed on leave

By KAREN VELIE San Luis Obispo city administrators placed a firefighter who was arrested for allegedly beating a man unconscious at a local pub on unpaid administrative leave several months ago, city staff confirmed while refusing to provide the exact... (Continue reading)

SLO cited for dumping hazardous waste

UPDATE: San Luis Obispo city attorney Christine Dietrick said in an email Wednesday afternoon that the San Luis Obispo fire department which lodged the notice of violation against the city is a CUPA participating agency overseen by San Luis Obispo... (Continue reading)

Car crashes into building, two injured

One man is in critical condition and another man is seriously injured after the car they were driving crashed into the Pacific Coast Center on Higuera Street in San Luis Obispo on Monday at about 8:20 p.m. Allegedly driving at... (Continue reading)

SLO fire likely started by a cigarette

A weekend San Luis Obispo house fire that injured five people apparently began on a couch, possibly started by a cigarette, fire officials said. Nine people in their 20s escaped the blaze of the white two-story older home early on... (Continue reading)