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In Berkeley stop, Bernie Sanders challenges Trump and the Democratic establishment

The Vermont Senator and former presidential candidate offered his view on what went wrong in the Democratic Party and how liberals ought to counter the president-elect. Gone were the conciliatory remarks offered by Sanders and otherShow More Summary

Former Friends Of Oakland Warehouse Proprietor Say He Was Repeatedly Warned About Unsafe Conditions

Derrick Ion Almena is thought to be largely responsible for the wooden interior structures and layout of the Oakland space that burned Friday, and the internet has already come after him. [ more › ]

Sunday Links: Suspicious Package Scare Snarls SoMa

Pac Heights fire, baker passes, Apple's car dreams. [ more › ]

Official Death Toll In Oakland Warehouse Fire Rises To 24, Likely To Rise To At Least 35

Former residents describe a place "strewn with electrical wires that sometimes sparked" and said it "often smelled like burning wires and wood." [ more › ]

Death toll soars to 24 in Oakland warehouse fire

The death toll soared to 24 from the fire that ignited during an electronic music party at a converted warehouse in Oakland, officials said early Sunday. Crews were using excavators and other heavy equipment to reach deeper inside the collapsed structure in the search for victims. Show More Summary

Investigators search debris of deadly warehouse blaze in Oakland

Investigators painstakingly sifted through debris early Sunday from a deadly fire at an electronic music party in a converted warehouse in Oakland, trying to reach bodies of victims known to be trapped in the rubble. The blaze late Friday...Show More Summary

SF Homeless Project resumes this week

The SF Homeless Project, a media consortium dedicated to focusing attention on the issue of homelessness in San Francisco and the rest of the Bay Area, will present its second day of widespread coverage Wednesday. A voluntary effortShow More Summary

Deadly party’s organizer promoted the event for weeks

Jon Hrabko had been promoting the party for weeks on Facebook as an “insane lineup” of electronic dance music performers. Nearly 600 people on Facebook said they planned to attend the event, at a converted warehouse where artists lived and threw parties. [...]Show More Summary

Artists, musicians missing in Oakland fire

Tied together through the Bay Area’s close-knit techno arts community, dozens had converged for a night of drinking and dancing at an underground rave inside a converted warehouse that served as an artists live-in wonderland. Many were...Show More Summary

Why artists are drawn to live and work in Oakland warehouses

When Aaron Gundy, a 2016 graduate of California College of the Arts, returned to Oakland in July after a monthlong road trip, he didn’t have a place to live. The culture found within many of the warehouses in Oakland is attractive to...Show More Summary

After years of disrepair, Bayview’s Hilltop Park reopens for kids

[...] on Saturday, community leaders and elected officials at local and state levels celebrated the re-opening of the new and improved Hilltop Park at La Salle Avenue and Whitney Young Circle. [...] the giant 70-foot sundial at the top...Show More Summary

Gift of a studio for engineer left homeless after 2 accidents

Larry Williams sat on a thick folded blanket on the floor of his studio apartment, back to the wall, an ancient-looking laptop perched on his thighs. [...] recently the laptop was stowed away at a friend’s house, along with the muted...Show More Summary

Season of Sharing daily donor list as of Nov. 25

Season of Sharing daily donor list as of Nov. 25 Judy Barr, $100; Sherry & Burt Berenstein; Joyce & Sid Berenstein, $25, in honor of Matt Harris; Sally Berger; Bennett Berke & Lorna Wallace; Dione Bowers, $100, in memory of Stewart; Winslow & Ann Briggs; Betty Brookes, $50; Cristina Campbell & Tim DeWolf, $250; Joseph L. Show More Summary

Friday Collision Injures Motorcyclist In Castro; Driver Sought In Mission Hit-and-Run That Injured Cyclist

Another collision occurred Friday night in the Castro's most dangerous and most confusing intersection at Market, Noe, and 16th Street. [ more › ]

BART plans to ease overcrowding by removing some seats

BART officials are proposing removing seven seats on one side of each of 380 selected railcars, leaving a row of single seats — and extra room to stand. The idea is to make more room for passengers during crowded commute periods, when...Show More Summary

Facebook Safety Check activated for Oakland Inferno that killed 9, and left 25 missing

The Oakland inferno that claimed nine lives and has emergency personnel preparing for as many as 40 victims has also triggered Facebook to initiate its Safety Check system for friends and family and neighbors to reassure their loved ones.

Survivors of deadly Oakland fire say they are lucky to be alive

Others said that even though they had attended the event — which was scheduled to run from 9 p.m. to 4 a.m. with a slate of electronic dance music — they had little idea how many people remained inside the warehouse-turned-artist collective they had escaped. [...]Show More Summary

Pre-Fire Photos From Inside Oakland's 'Ghost Ship' Collective, Which Was Cited Two Weeks Ago By Building Inspectors

Friday's deadly fire reportedly broke out on the second floor in a bohemian space operated by an Oakland artists' collective called Satya Yuga, which was filled with musical instruments, furniture, and seemingly illegal wooden structures. [ more › ]

Friends, relatives nervously await news of Oakland fire victims

Relatives and friends were desperately searching for their loved ones Saturday after flames swept through an Oakland’s artists collective, trapping dozens in a desperate, fatal kaleidoscope of horror. The fire gutted a large converted...Show More Summary

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