Oakland Fire Official Questioned About Ghost Ship Probe MethodsA lawyer for Ghost Ship warehouse creative director Max Harris aggressively cross-examined a former top Oakland Fire Department official on Wednesday about her testimony that investigators didn't find any evidence of explosive materials at a deadly fire there in 2016.
Fire Investigator Says No Sign Of Molotov Cocktails At Ghost Ship FireA former top Oakland Fire Department official said on Tuesday that investigators didn't find any evidence that Molotov cocktails or other explosives were thrown into the Ghost Ship warehouse at the time of a fire that killed 36 people in 2016.
Officers Testify Almena Lied About Ghost Ship Warehouse Live-In TenantsTwo Oakland police officers testified Thursday that Ghost Ship warehouse master tenant Derick Almena told them that no one lived at the warehouse, where 36 people died in a fire in 2016.
Oakland Fire Battalion Chief Testifies In Ghost Ship Fire TrialAn Oakland fire battalion chief said Wednesday that she knew immediately after she arrived at the Ghost Ship warehouse after 11 p.m. on Dec. 2, 2016, that the fire that was burning there was a major event.
Former Ghost Ship Tenant Feared For Her Safety; Slept In Her CarA former tenant who lived in the Ghost Ship warehouse testified Thursday that she was so concerned about the safety of the building's makeshift electrical system that she slept in her car.
Expert Witness Testifies Ghost Ship Warehouse Had Dangerous MaterialsThe Ghost Ship trial continued with the third day of witness testimony Wednesday as an expert who formerly worked with the Oakland Fire Department discussed what he called dangerous materials that were at the warehouse.
Ghost Ship Tenant Describes 'Wall Of Fire' That Roared Through Oakland WarehouseA woman who lived at the Ghost Ship warehouse in Oakland described a "wall of fire" that quickly grew in size and before she escaped to safety, during the second day of testimony Tuesday in the trial of two men accused in the deadly inferno of December 2016.
Ghost Ship Trial Witness Dies In Weekend Car Crash; Defense Objects To Emotional TestimonyA witness for the prosecution in the Ghost Ship trial who was scheduled to testify later this week died over the weekend in a car crash, according to prosecutors.
Ghost Ship Fire Defense Tries To Stop Victim's Mom From TestifyingAn attorney for Ghost Ship warehouse creative director Max Harris has filed a motion asking a judge not to allow the prosecution's first witness -- the mother of victim Nicole Siegrist -- to testify in the trial for the deadly fire at the warehouse in Oakland in 2016.
Defense: Arsonist Ignited Oakland's Deadly Ghost Ship FireThe defense lawyer for Ghost Ship warehouse master tenant Derick Almena on Wednesday repeated allegations that the fire at the warehouse in Oakland in 2016 was an act of arson that Almena couldn't have prevented and asked jurors to find him not guilty.
Families Weep As Emotions Spill Over At Oakland Ghost Ship TrialFor two hours, victims' families wept and clutched one another Tuesday while a prosecutor opened the Ghost Ship warehouse fire trial by showing photos of and methodically naming each of the 36 young partygoers who died in the 2016 blaze during an illegal music show.
Defense: Ghost Ship Fire Jury A 'Beautiful Cross Section Of All Races'A jury of nine women and three men will determine the fate of the two defendants accused of 36 counts of involuntary manslaughter for the deadly fire during an illegal music party at an Oakland warehouse in 2016.
Judge Will Not Force Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf To Testify At Ghost Ship Fire TrialOakland Mayor Libby Schaaf will not be forced to testify at the trial of two men accused of 36 counts of involuntary manslaughter in the deadly Ghost Ship warehouse fire, a judge ruled Thursday.
Ghost Ship Trial: Judge To Decide If Mayor Schaaf Should TestifyThe judge in the Ghost Ship trial is expected to decide on Thursday whether Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf should be ordered to testify.
Ghost Ship Owners Refuse To Answer Key Questions At Deadly Warehouse Fire TrialTwo of the owners of the Ghost Ship warehouse refused to testify Thursday about their relationship with master tenant Derick Almena and whether they bear any responsibility for the fire at the warehouse in 2016 that killed 36 people.