Articles Tagged With ‘San Luis Obispo Fire Department’

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)

Seeing to the safety of fire victims

A federal grant will help the San Luis Obispo Fire Department locate and rescue fire victims more quickly with new thermal imaging equipment. The $49,000 Department of Homeland Security grant was announced by Congresswoman Lois Capps (D-23rd District), who said... (Continue reading)

Five injured in San Luis Obispo fire

Five college students in their 20s were injured in a fire that destroyed a house on the corner of Johnson Avenue and Buchon Street early Sunday morning. One of the nine students living in the home jumped out of a... (Continue reading)

Eleven people rescued from SLO elevator

San Luis Obispo city firefighters rescued eleven people who were stuck inside the Palm Street parking structure elevator on Thursday evening. [KCOY] Around 7 p.m., the elevator became stuck. Firefighters point to an excessive amount of weight in the elevator... (Continue reading)