A copy of the lease obtained by the East Bay Times, and emails from a former partner of Almena's, show that the landlord forbid significant alterations to the property without approval. [ more › ]
5. Outline your essay. There are many resources that can advise you on how to write a wonderful essay, but the purpose of this article is to shape that advice to the Let’s take a hot second to talk about why slash fiction is important. If you’re outside the cultural milieu on this one, slash fiction is a sub-genre of
They won for their "relentless coverage" of the tragedy and reporting "that exposed the city's failure to take actions that might have prevented it." [ more › ]
As more underground and DIY venues continue to get shut down or go dark after the Ghost Ship fire, a ray of hope has emerged from an unlikely source: a state bill that might allow venues to serve alcohol past 2 a.m.
In the latest legal action against the owner and operators of Oakland’s Ghost Ship, lawyers for the family of one of the 36 people who perished in a fire at the warehouse in December invoked the two words that have become all too familiar...Show More Summary
And like the Ghost Ship space, it was "both a cherished source of [affordable] housing and an unusual trouble spot in Oakland well before the fire." [ more › ]
In our history of sea travel there have certainly been a plentitude of vanished ships. After all, the sea is a treacherous, often harrowing place full of mysteries. However, even more curious is those ships that have mysterious turned up wandering aimlessly about without a crew, usually...
The potential for a criminal case relating to the deadly Oakland warehouse fire just got bigger. [ more › ]
Emails show that the Ghost Ship manager Kai Ng and Derick Almena, who led an artist’s collective, had communicated about electrical issues.
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It's inspired by a similar phone booth in the Japanese countryside that's become a popular pilgrimage spot for those who lost loved ones in the 2011 tsunami. [ more › ]
Less than two months after a horrific warehouse fire killed 36 people at the Ghost Ship artist colony in Oakland, city inspectors came knocking at the Think Tank Gallery in Los Angeles’s Fashion District. On Jan. 18, two officials with the Los Angeles Department of Building and Safety showed up...
Three Months After The Fire, No Official Cause Of The Fire Or Report On The Fire Has Been Released.
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Apple engineer turns van into laundromat on wheel for homeless people, Bluegogo could be no go, and more. [ more › ]
Father of Ghost Ship victim urges lawmakers to review building codes SACRAMENTO — The father of a man killed in the Ghost Ship fire told state lawmakers Wednesday that stringent building and fire codes drive unpermitted underground living...Show More Summary
California state lawmakers said Wednesday they are grappling with a growing public safety problem in which cities where financially struggling artists are illegally converting warehouses into housing and entertainment venues … Click to Continue »
The Latest on a California Senate hearing about the Oakland warehouse fire that killed 36 (all times local): 2 p.m. State lawmakers are grappling with a growing public safety problem … Click to Continue »
Oakland’s embattled fire chief told city leaders Tuesday she will retire May 5, six months after the deadly Ghost Ship warehouse inferno raised questions about management and inspection procedures in the Fire Department. Deloach Reed, 59, became the first African American woman to lead the fire department of a major U.S. city when she took the post in 2012.
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