Almena Seeks Bail Reduction Following Ghost Ship Fire MistrialDefense attorneys for Ghost Ship master tenant Derick Almena have filed a motion seeking a "significant" reduction in his $750,000 bail on 36 involuntary manslaughter charges for a 2016 fire at the Oakland building that killed 36 people.
Ghost Ship Trial Verdicts Elicit Shock, Sadness From Families of DeceasedWhen the verdict came down Thursday -- an acquittal of Max Harris and a hung jury for master tenant Derick Almena -- there were audible gasps in court followed by tears. Outside, grief gave way to anger.
Illegal Pot Farm Blows Transformer Leaving Oakland Businesses In The Dark For MonthsAn illegal pot farm blew up a transformer, knocking out power to about a dozen small businesses in the same complex last May. Three months later, some are still without power.
Oakland Ghost Ship Fire Trial: Harris' Family Breaks Silence As Jury Deliberates FateThe family of one of the defendants in the Oakland Ghost Ship fire trial is speaking out for the first time as the jury deliberates the future of Derick Almena and Max Harris.
Oakland Ghost Ship Fire Trial Case Handed To Jury For DeliberationsJurors in the trial of Ghost Ship warehouse master tenant Derick Almena and creative director Max Harris for a 2016 fire at the Oakland building in 2016 that killed 36 people had two questions in their first hour of deliberating on Wednesday.
Defense Delivers Closing Arguments For Max Harris In Oakland Ghost Ship Fire TrialThe defense attorney for Ghost Ship creative director Max Harris told jurors on Tuesday that they should find him not guilty of all charges for the fire at the Oakland building where 36 people died in 2016 because he had no idea there were safety problems there.
Prosecutors Deliver Closing Arguments In Deadly Ghost Ship Warehouse Fire TrialAn Alameda County prosecutor told jurors on Monday that criminal negligence on the part of Ghost Ship warehouse master tenant Derick Almena and creative director Max Harris was a substantial factor in the deaths of 36 people at a music party at the Oakland building in 2016.
Oakland Cops Shut Down Illegal Rave Party Months Before Deadly Ghost Ship BlazeAn Oakland police officer testified Tuesday that he shut down an illegal rave party at the Ghost Ship warehouse about 21 months before a fire during an illegal music concert at the Oakland facility killed 36 people.
Defense Rests In Ghost Ship Trial After Final Day Of Almena TestimonyA major chapter in the Ghost Ship trial ended Thursday with the defense resting their case after a final day of testimony from one of the defendants.
GHOST SHIP TRIAL: Almena Becomes Combative During Cross ExaminationAfter two days of emotional testimony, Ghost Ship warehouse master tenant Derick Almena became combative with prosecutors during their cross examination Wednesday morning.
Mother Of Ghost Ship Fire Victim Outraged Over Almena TestimonyGhost Ship Fire defendant Derick Almena returned to the stand Tuesday morning, offering more testimony that pointed an accusing finger at the city Oakland for the fatal warehouse fire.
Emotional Ghost Ship Warehouse Defendant Almena Breaks Down On The StandThe most anticipated moment of the Ghost Ship warehouse fire trial happened Monday afternoon, when master tenant Derick Almena took the stand and gave emotional testimony.
Prosecutors Cross-Examine Ghost Ship Fire Trial Defendant Max HarrisOn day two in the Ghost Ship warehouse fire trial, on the stand Max Harris was getting grilled by the prosecution in cross-examination, but opinions are mixed on how Harris was doing.
Max Harris Testifies There Weren't Any Hard And Fast Rules At Ghost ShipOne of two men blamed for the Oakland Ghost Ship Fire that killed 36 people two years ago took the witness stand in his own defense in the trial on 36 counts of involuntary manslaughter.
Defense Attorneys Trying To Shift Blame For Deadly Fire In Ghost Ship TrialAttorneys for Derek Almena and Max Harris, the two men being held responsible for the deaths of 36 people, are trying to show that others also played a significant role in the tragedy.