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Ventura Man Sentenced in Santa Clara Waste Water Explosion Case

Ventura Man Sentenced in Santa Clara Waste Water Explosion Case

VENTURA, California – District Attorney Gregory D. Totten announced today that Kenneth Douglas Griffin, Jr. (DOB 7/04/95), of Ventura, was sentenced to serve seven months in custody and placed on formal probation for three years for his role in causing a 2014 explosion at Santa Clara Waste Water Company (“SCWWC”) in Santa Paula, California. Numerous […]

SpaceX says failure of helium storage tank caused September rocket explosion

SpaceX says failure of helium storage tank caused September rocket explosion

Four months after a Falcon 9 rocket exploded on a Florida launch pad, SpaceX said Monday that the cause was a failed composite overwrapped pressure vessel used to store liquid helium. In the final update to its investigation, the space company said one of three such tanks in the rocket’s larger, second-stage liquid oxygen tank […]

Honey Lab Explosion in Ventura

Honey Lab Explosion in Ventura

New York explosion leaves dozens injured

New York explosion leaves dozens injured

An explosion in the Chelsea neighborhood of New York on Saturday night injured at least 25 people, the fire department said.  . None of those 25 people has life-threatening injuries, according to a tweet from the New York Police Department’s Counterterrorism Bureau.  . Gas has been ruled out as the cause of the explosion, a […]

Grand Jury issues indictments in Mission Rock Explosion

Grand Jury issues indictments in Mission Rock Explosion

District Attorney Gregory D. Totten announced today the indictment of Santa Clara Waste Water Company (SCWWC), Green Compass Environmental Solutions LLC, Douglas Brian Edwards (DOB 9/10/1956), William James Mitzel (DOB 3/15/57), Marlene Joan Faltemier (DOB 1/13/65) and Charles Ray Mundy (DOB 12/27/1963) for crimes related to the operation of SCWWC’s Santa Paula facility. The charges […]

Felony complaint filed by D.A. in Santa Clara Waste Water case–arrests made

Felony complaint filed by D.A. in Santa Clara Waste Water case–arrests made

California Department of Justice joins Ventura County D.A. in prosecution of defendants in Santa Clara Water explosion

California Department of Justice joins Ventura County D.A. in prosecution of defendants in Santa Clara Water explosion

Explosion and fire at Ventura apartment

Explosion and fire at Ventura apartment

At 5:30am Saturday morning, diagnosis April 18th, Ventura City Fire personnel responded to a reported structure fire secondary to an explosion in an apartment building in the 6600 block of Telephone Rd. The first arriving engine company found an apartment with the front door and windows blown outward, and a dissipating light smoke within. It […]