The Order Comes After Reports That Oakland Police Visited The Ghost Ship Space Multiple Times Before The December 2 Fire.
Oakland’s assistant police chief ordered officers Friday to immediately begin reporting unpermitted events or so-called cabarets up the chain of command — a policy developed in response to the Ghost Ship warehouse fire in December. Officers...Show More Summary
The Episode, Titled “Deathtrap,” Airs Nearly Three Months To The Day The Fire Killed 36 People.
"One of the seven buildings of the Russell Industrial Center in Detroit, which has become known as a haven for artists and a locale for edgy events and movies, was ordered closed this week." Said the city's director of buildings and safety engineering, "During a recent inspection, the smell of natural gas from the multiple […]
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Artists on both sides of the bay pay tribute to the dead, many of whom were noted artists themselves Earlier this week, Oakland artist Norman Chuck (known to his fans as “Vogue”) announced that he’d completed a new mural dedicated to...Show More Summary
Pirates of the Caribbean 5's Super Bowl trailer gave us a look at an amazing ghost ship in the film, captained by Jack’s new rival, the undead Captain Salazar. Now, Lego has revealed it’s turning the Salazar’s ghost ship into a humongous new model—one that can open itself up just like the one in the movie, which is… Read more...
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Assistant Police Chief David Downing sent the new instructions Thursday after The Chronicle and other news outlets reported last week that officers had been in and out of the Ghost Ship warehouse on many occasions in the years before the building burned down Dec. Show More Summary
Authorities Investigated Up To 10 Code Violations In The Two Years Before The Blaze That Killed 36 People At The DIY Space.
Possibly the most damning revelation in the heavily redacted documents is a police report from March 1, 2015 of some kind of disturbance or false imprisonment situation that cops responded to. [ more › ]
In the years leading up to a fire that killed 36 people inside an Oakland warehouse, city officials visited the building numerous times and investigated at least 10 code enforcement complaints, according to records released Wednesday by the city. Despite mounting evidence that the warehouse had...
Oakland officials released hundreds of documents Wednesday detailing visits by police officers, firefighters, building inspectors and public works staffers to the Ghost Ship warehouse and its neighboring buildings before the unpermitted...Show More Summary
Oakland Fire Chief Teresa Deloach Reed, whose department has come under criticism for what many consider lax inspection at the Ghost Ship warehouse where 36 people died in December, has taken a leave from her position, city officials said Tuesday. Reed has been at the center of questions over why...
Oakland Fire Chief Teresa Deloach Reed — criticized for the Fire Department’s failure to inspect the Ghost Ship and thousands of other commercial buildings before the deadly blaze at the converted artists’ warehouse — has gone on leave. Show More Summary
Half the proceeds go to a victims' relief fund, and the other half are going to the medical expense fund for the most injured survivor, Samuel Maxwell. [ more › ]
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Artist live/work compounds are fireproofing and upgrading where they can, and crowdfunding efforts for victims are looking not to make the mistakes that plagued such funds after previous tragedies.
He has begun to speak again, but his parents say he has not yet asked about any of the friends he lost in the fire. [ more › ]
After the deadly Ghost Ship fire, internet trolls have tried to get DIY art spaces around the country shut down by calling in bogus safety code violations. The post From Texas to DC, Artists and DIY Spaces Struggle with Permits and Trolls appeared first on Hyperallergic.