Plains fined for spill but on track to rebuild pipelines starting in 2021
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Water district sues state to overturn $1.1M fine
The South San Luis Obispo County Sanitation District has upped the ante in its battle with the State Water Resources Control Board over a $1.1 million fine the district received for a sewer spill in 2010.
Court levies $25M penalty on Conejo Valley firm
In a written opinion entered Sept. 18, the court found that 110,000 consumers had bought the defendants’ program and “more than 99.8 percent never earned any commission whatsoever.”
SB County District Attorney takes white-collar crime to task
After the 10-year sentence handed down to convicted ponzi-schemer David Prenatt on Oct. 9, and the more recent nine-plus-year sentence reckoned on former contractor David Lack, it’s clear that one county is sending a message that it has more than just a thing against guys named David. While a number of years behind bars might Read More →
Firms to pay $5.4M for 2003 Piru fire
Two Ventura County companies accused of starting the 2003 Piru fire have agreed to pay the U.S. Forest Service $5.4 million to settle a federal civil suit, the U.S. Attorney’s Office announced Sept. 24. Ventura-based Berry Engineering General Contractors agreed to pay $5 million, and Santa Paula-based Mendez Concrete agreed to pay $447,423. Neither company admitted any Read More →