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PRR18302 Hanson - Arson report 10-00815�OC;)- RECEIVED NOV 2 9 2018 City Of Sari WIS OBISPO SLO CITY CLERK izEq nest foiz puai c izEcoR6s (Return to City Clerk's Office) The California Public Records Act (Government Code 6250. et sec..) was enacted to ensure public access to public records. This form will enable us to accurately and efficiently fill your request. With the exception of certain State -mandated records, or records that exceed the standard size, copies are $.40 per page (standard or legal size). DVDs of City Council or Planning Commission meetings are $29 each. NAME: I Or ADDRESS: �� �' �A �+�G PHONE: M 7V7 F DATE OF REQ EST: E-MAIL: FAX: INFORMATION NEEDED: For each record, describe type, date, subject, title, etc. Please be very specific. �� ai45ck9�_Ile_ �c YOUR REQUEST WILL BE PROCESSED IN COMPLIANCE WITH THE PUBLIC RECORDS ACT. California Government Code Section 6253 (c). 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G:\Blank Forms and Templates\Request for Public Records 08/16 11/27/2018 San Luis Obispo City Clerk Assistant City Attorney Jon Ansolabehere San Luis Obispo Please provide the physical existence of an arson report for Incident 10-00815. I have enclosed many articles stating that this fire was determined to be arson by the SLOFD. There should also be an open arson case with the SLOPD as all arson cases fall under the investigation of detectives with SLOPD. It has been reportedly stated that Fire Marshall John Madden did not finish the report on Incident 10-00815 due to his retirement. This should not close an open arson investigation with either SLOFD or SLOPD. If a report was started there should still be a current file for the investigation. There should be no destruction of any information on an open arson investigation. Please provide the existence of the arson report for Incident 10-00815. Information in the file may be exempt due to an ongoing investigation but please confirm the total number of pages in the file. Please provide the date for the last entry of information. Please provide the current case assignment with SLOFD or SLOPD. If this fire was arson where is whatever there is from the original file. If it was not arson please provide the paperwork showing the case was closed and the arson investigation was dropped. With the fire being arson, as we allege and SLOFD officials stated in print, the absence of a report is proof of investigatory fraud by the SLOFD. If this report and file has been lost or destroyed it is evidence that there is a serious problem with record maintenance in all of the City of SLO. If the arson report never existed it is evidence of a crime of filing a false report committed by the SLOFD leadership and warrants an investigation. A copy of this PRR is also being forwarded to Asst. City Attorney John Ansolabehere. THE TRIBUNE a Charles Garciduenas walk past Cabo San Luis after fire destroyed the restaurant Wednesday morning. It was one of his favorite places to eat. photo Jayson Mellom 3-05-10 The Tribune LOCAL Cabo San Luis fire was arson, investigators say AnnMarie Cornejo - acornejo@thetribunenews.com March 05, 2010 01:50 PM Updated August 15, 2013 04:43 PM Arson is suspected in the fire that destroyed the Cabo San Luis restaurant and damaged several neighboring businesses, San Luis Obispo fire investigators said Friday. The fire was started against an outside wall of the restaurant Wednesday morning, fire investigator John Madden said, leading officials to believe someone started the blaze. The owner and other stakeholders in the property have been eliminated as suspects, Fire Chief John Callahan said. The fire caused at least $1 million in damage. The property owner, as well as owners of Cabo San Luis and Kona's Deli, is working with insurance companies toward rebuilding. Breaking News Be the first to know when big news breaks Enter Email Address !36GN UP By continuing to use this site, you give your consent to our use of cookies for analytics, personalization and ads. Read more i Cabo San Luis owner Dan Harper said Friday that he did not believe the fire was set to intentionally harm him or his business. "I have a hard time believing that someone intentionally did this," Harper said. "My gut feeling is that it was an accident by somebody." Investigators said that there was nothing at the fire's starting point that could have caused an accidental or mechanical fire and that it had to have been "human -caused." "The fire was set by human activity," Callahan said, adding that a further investigation would determine if it was negligence or intentional. Investigators say an accelerant was not used and that a smoldering cigarette did not cause the fire. Something — investigators said they did not yet know what — was placed against the outside wall, where the fire began. Flames quickly spread up the wood -shingled exterior and into Cabo San Luis, which did not have fire sprinklers because it was built before they were required by city ordinance. The restaurant was equipped with a heat detector and fire alarms, which signaled authorities to the fire shortly after several people called 911 to report it. A surveillance camera from the Shell Station next door was used to confirm the starting point of the fire, but the camera did not capture a picture of anyone in the area, Madden said. "The footage is really pixilated, but at 3:56 a.m. there is a visible orange glow," said Madden. Cabo San Luis and surrounding buildings did not have surveillance cameras, he said. Firefighters arrived at the Foothill Square retail complex in the 900 block of Foothill Boulevard about 4 a.m. to find the restaurant fully ablaze. The complex — which sits on stilts — has been known to be used by homeless people who gather underneath it to get shelter from the weather. RELATED STORIES FROM SAN LUIS OBISPO TRIBUNE Joetopia blog: Did you know the Cabo San Luis fire was a government conspiracy? UPDATE: Early morning fire destroys SLO restaurant, damages other businesses Callahan said that it did not appear that anyone camped there the night the fire started. The San Luis Obispo fire and police departments will conduct an arson investigation to identify the responsible person or persons. A person convicted of arson can be sentenced to up to nine years in jail. An arson fire destroyed a Burger King restaurant that was at the Cabo San Luis site in 1984. That fire was started by a former employee to cover up a prior theft. Investigators called the fires a mere coincidence. Anyone with information regarding the fire is asked to call Madden at 781-7381. Anonymous information may also be provided by calling the Crime Stoppers Hotline at 549-7867. Q COMMENTS v TAKE US WITH YOU Real-time updates and all local stories you want right in the palm of your hand. %� THE TRIBUNE APP —► u VIEW NEWSLETTERS —# you Im i m SUBSCRIPTIONS Start a Subscription Customer Service eEdition Vacation Hold THE TRIBUNE is LOCAL San Luis Obispo arson investigator John Madden had fire for crime -solving AnnMarie Cornejo - acornejo@thetribunenews.com October 26,2010 11:30 PM Updated. October 26, 201010:34 PM San Luis Obispo Fire Inspector John Madden has spent more than 20 years delving into the charred remnants of fires — sifting through the ash and debris to determine the origin and cause. In that time, his work led to 22 arson arrests — all of which resulted in convictions. Only two of those suspects offended again. Madden, 62, retires today after more than 42 years in public safety, 20 of those years with the San Luis Obispo Fire Department and 22 with the Ventura County Fire Department. "The knowledge going out the door with John will leave a giant hole that we are still trying to figure out how to replace," Battalion Chief Mike Hogan said. "His depth of knowledge, trained eye and years of experience are irreplaceable." Latest news by email The afternoon's latest local news Enter Email Address SIGN UP 6y continuing to use this site, you give your consent to our use of cookies for analytics, personalization and ads. lead i Madden has assisted with more than 3,000 local structure fire investigations, of which 150 were arson -caused; 350 vehicle fires, of which 150 were arson; and 250 vegetation fires, of which 125 were arson. The fire department will not replace his position because of budget constraints, acting Chief Greg West said. Madden's duties will fall to colleagues already in the department. Learn More ADVERTISING inRead invented by leads Madden leaves behind only two open arson cases: the blaze that destroyed the Cabo San Luis restaurant and severely damaged surrounding businesses in March, and the house fire at 877 Islay St. in May. However; both cases have reached a point of investigation, he said, that leaves him confident that suspects aren't milling around waiting to start another fire. During his tenure, Madden investigated several significant arson fires, including the one that burned the United Methodist Church to the ground on Easter morning 2001. An investigation into that fire, aided by the FBI and the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms, determined that the blaze was set intentionally. r is r suspicions about who might have set it — an individual in town who he had been watching for a long time. But interviews and evidence were not enough to connect the man to the blaze to make an arrest. Repeated attempts to get him to confess failed. Madden later learned the suspect had all but confessed to a local reverend. "But it was protected — so we lost him," Madden said. Other cases, such as the fire that gutted the historic Railroad Square building in 2002, had a more satisfactory ending. Investigators were able to arrest a female transient who had started the fire by igniting a stack of magazines to stay warm while sleeping in the building's stairwell. Madden is known for sharing his techniques with colleagues both at the fire scene and in specialized trainings. When not investigating fires or serving as an expert witness in trials, Madden worked the prevention end of code enforcement and inspections. He also founded the San Luis Obispo Fire Investigation Strike Team — a collaboration of fire departments around the county. Madden served as a board member with the California Conference of Arson II)vestigators and helped organize noted conferences on fire investigation that were attended by colleagues from throughout the country. Madden said he will continue helping local jurisdictions with arson and fire investigation part time and spend more time with his four grandchildren. Q COMMENTS v *�# Police Department {{ 1042 Walnut Street, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401 805.781.7317 nklcityorq January 29, 2018 Raymond Hanson 3960 S. Higuera St #213 San Luis Obispo, CA 93401 rhanson@sdrs.biz RE: Public Records Act Request regarding the Cabo San Luis fire Dear Mr. Hanson I am responding to your Public Records Act request received by the City of San Luis Obispo on January 24, 2018 (PRR18032) in which you request: "Please provide audio of the Cabo San Luis fire on 313110 between SLO Command and firefighters with SLD Dispatch." • As has been mentioned previously, our audio files are automatically deleted after 2 years, so this fire from 2010 has no audio that I can provide. In addition, this fire was ruled an arson and is therefore exempt from disclosure per Government Code section 6254(17 as was previously stated in Jon Ansolabehere's letter to you dated 7/24/17. Sincerely, Tera Rapp Records Supervisor San Luis Obispo Police Department In The City of San Luis Obispo is committed to include the disabled in all of its services, programs and activities. Telecommunications Device for the Deaf (805) 781-7410 0 7 IN 1 m m 5 m -I O Q' O y0 :A m w m p CD P N n' rL a a Rlop, C.)CD w ro cD rn' CD eb 0 r a ff T3 .'y N (D fl N f�Q' w m ('D+ y a R (p N a0i Ch CD D 'v ID o o w m' o (D N ti cD rt o ry p b ro [n o z y �• crop p in, CD N. o �' D z5 ( � °, � b (D b 1 CD yy y CD CD ZhO D f7 N CD 0 N 0 y CD o �. � Pi, `" 04 RI, Im J ID N Q E IC oCQ� z C 0 7 IN 1 m m 5 m -I - REMEMBER! RECYCLI~I TOP s pays Let r:s 17e� ym i.4R Evrn tlip�g pjd far VIINYL_ and records and CDs CE) collections_-. into cash rnonW SEARCH NT ARCHIVES LOG IN Savt, Email Favorite Share News » Strokes & Plugs September 29, 2011 From ashes, a sandwich is reborn SY NICK POWELL In March 2010, an unknown arsonist attacked a restaurant on Foothill Boulevard, leaving Cabo San Luis a hollow frame of smoldering embers. Smoke and flames spread to nearby businesses, causing extensive damage and the long-term closure of Kona's Deli. But the time for insurance has passed, and it's back to business for Boggs. On Sept. 9, Kona's Deli opened its doors once more, almost as if nothing had happened. "I always knew we'd reopen," Boggs said. "I looked around for other locations, but decided to stay here with all our neighbors. It feels like home." The fire and temporary closure did have some positive side effects. Boggs was able to acquire a liquor license for beer and wine, and the building was redesigned to accommodate patio seating that would be ideal for music in the evenings. "We're thinking about a happy hour and maybe music when the landscaping is done," Boggs said. "And we've got a whole wall dedicated to local art." 0!ATIM6*1 DERMATC"ClY r 0[CF&Q1F,K7 2018 41Ilrli10IPM 1101 1- UJ- Ad SA G • LmOWW, CA 9U63 DISCOUNTS, DEMOS, IiAffiU, DRMELS, FONS U'ORWES, GET BAGS, AND MUCH MORE 'RS TroWINEAREFWRET"M 605.946.0010 ext 817 sty 'wru +alfae KVsZW4rrr _ l raa.rororaai.ro'a+B.eir4*s� CFN7E Located at 977 E. Foothill Blvd., Kona's Deli specializes in serving big sandwiches loaded with fresh veggies and meats sliced so thin there's nowhere for the flavor to hide. Stop by between 10:30 a.m. and 7 p.m. for a quick, delicious meal that's guaranteed to hit the spot. There's plenty BOO BOO RECORDS 978 Monterey St - SLO 805-541-0657 - booboareox*.rcm SUBSCRIBE SEARCH, FIND, ENJOY EVENTS MUSIC DINING -All Dates- r rr All Categories- r l - I -All Neighborhoods- • ] Find Events SUBMIT AN EVENT MORE BY NICK POWELL ;Justice deferred? May 29, 2013 A new way of thinking May 29, 2013 i L� Ranting on x. reporting May 22, 2013 More » NEWEST SLIDESHOWS "It was devastating," said the deli's owner, Paula Boggs. PHOTO BY STEVE E. MILLER ' - "The only thing that survived was a single meat slicer. PHOENIX QUEEN: Kona's Deli o wner Paula Boggs (left) and employees (left to Everything else is new." right) Gina Luiz, Ashley Lopez, and Andrea Smith won't let a little arson The buildings were tom to the ground and rebuilt from keep them from producing fantastic sandwiches. scratch, a process that took a year and a half. Foothill — - Square and Boggs were insured to cover the material damage and the cost of rebuilding, but there was nothing to supplement the lost income during the long process. With so much constant contact between herself and the insurance company, Boggs wound up working part time for State Farm during the break. But the time for insurance has passed, and it's back to business for Boggs. On Sept. 9, Kona's Deli opened its doors once more, almost as if nothing had happened. "I always knew we'd reopen," Boggs said. "I looked around for other locations, but decided to stay here with all our neighbors. It feels like home." The fire and temporary closure did have some positive side effects. Boggs was able to acquire a liquor license for beer and wine, and the building was redesigned to accommodate patio seating that would be ideal for music in the evenings. "We're thinking about a happy hour and maybe music when the landscaping is done," Boggs said. "And we've got a whole wall dedicated to local art." 0!ATIM6*1 DERMATC"ClY r 0[CF&Q1F,K7 2018 41Ilrli10IPM 1101 1- UJ- Ad SA G • LmOWW, CA 9U63 DISCOUNTS, DEMOS, IiAffiU, DRMELS, FONS U'ORWES, GET BAGS, AND MUCH MORE 'RS TroWINEAREFWRET"M 605.946.0010 ext 817 sty 'wru +alfae KVsZW4rrr _ l raa.rororaai.ro'a+B.eir4*s� CFN7E Located at 977 E. Foothill Blvd., Kona's Deli specializes in serving big sandwiches loaded with fresh veggies and meats sliced so thin there's nowhere for the flavor to hide. Stop by between 10:30 a.m. and 7 p.m. for a quick, delicious meal that's guaranteed to hit the spot. There's plenty BOO BOO RECORDS 978 Monterey St - SLO 805-541-0657 - booboareox*.rcm SUBSCRIBE SEARCH, FIND, ENJOY EVENTS MUSIC DINING -All Dates- r rr All Categories- r l - I -All Neighborhoods- • ] Find Events SUBMIT AN EVENT MORE BY NICK POWELL ;Justice deferred? May 29, 2013 A new way of thinking May 29, 2013 i L� Ranting on x. reporting May 22, 2013 More » NEWEST SLIDESHOWS of parking behind the building and friendly faces behind the counter at this Hawaiian -themed eatery. "It's been wonderful to see returning customers," Boggs said. "This is a fun, upbeat place with a lot of students, but also plenty of families and working people." Fast facts Tyrone Armstrong is launching a kickstarter.com campaign to amass funds that will allow him to tum a home -brewing hobby in Atascadero into a full-fledged business. TNA Candy Beers infuses malty brews with sweet flavors, but the company needs to raise $45,000 between Oct. 1 and 31 to bring its products to stores. Armstrong promises that a sizable portion of the company's profits will be set aside for a shelter in Cambria that will care for homeless teens, and those who donate will receive special tasting privileges, clothing, and more. For more information or to donate, visit tnacandybeers.com.... The San Luis Obispo Chamber of Commerce recently announced the launch of a new website that aims to help entrepreneurs open, expand, or re -locate businesses in SLO. Rich with detailed data and local resource information, openforbusinessinsio.com hopes to be a vital resource for the city's economic future. 0 Calendar Editor Nick Powell compiled this week's Strokes & Plugs. Send your business news to strokesandplugs@newtfmesslo.com. 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