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Popular Pier 70 Halloween Party 'Ghost Ship' Rebrands Itself 'LoveBoat Halloween'

Many of us assumed that the big two-night Halloween costume rave known as Ghost Ship, which lately has been happening in the abandoned warehouse on …

San Francisco Bay Area

Tesla of the seas: An autonomous “ghost ship” will set sail in 2018

The Yara Birkeland doesn't need a crew...<p>For the past few years, people have been contemplating the idea of driverless cars, but it looks like …

Wall Street Journal

‘It is horrifying’: Oakland officials respond to fire findings

OAKLAND — Officials in this fire-ravaged city reacted with alarm Monday over a report by this news organization that almost 80 percent of firefighter …

How Rex Tillerson Turned the State Department Into a Ghost Ship

Trump's secretary of state has made choices resulting in rows of empty offices and plummeting morale<p>When Donald Trump tapped Rex Tillerson, then CEO …

Rex Tillerson

A search for new Ghost Ship evidence begins

OAKLAND — Wrapped in plastic, the jumble of wires, metal and wood marked “electronics/possible keyboard” may mean something or nothing at all.<p>So for …

Oakland

Attorney Conducts Search Through Ghost Ship Fire Debris

In a new twist in the Oakland warehouse fire that killed 36 people in December, an attorney representing a number of victims is conducting a private …

Ghost Ship organizers delay pleas in involuntary manslaughter case

The embers of the Ghost Ship warehouse fire continue to smolder.The Oakland, California space ignited during an event hosted on December 2, 2016, …

San Francisco Bay Area

Oakland construction fire just the latest devastating inferno in East Bay

Image 1of/36<p>Caption<p>Close<p>The fire that gutted an apartment and retail complex that was being built near downtown Oakland on Friday was only the latest …

San Francisco Bay Area

‘Zombie’ buildings could bring a Ghost Ship-like disaster to Southern California

It has been about seven months since Oakland’s Ghost Ship fire, the nation’s deadliest blaze in more than a decade. The Alameda County district …

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Ghost Ship lawsuit: Oakland fire employee saw exposed wiring at Ghost Ship two months before deadly fire

OAKLAND — Two months before 36 people died in the Ghost Ship fire, an Oakland Fire Department employee entered the warehouse and observed exposed …

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Oakland releases report on safety of unpermitted spaces

OAKLAND (BCN)-- Oakland City Administrator Sabrina Landreth updated the City Council today on the progress the city has made in improving the safety …

San Francisco Bay Area

Photographer sneaks inside wrecked Costa Concordia to shoot these haunting photos of the ghost ship

On January 13, 2012, Italian cruise ship Costa Concordia hit an underwater rock. The ship wrecked, taking 32 lives away. The disaster attracted a …

Photography

Lauren Bousfield's Fire Songs Honors Ghost Ship Victims and Her Own Fire Trauma

Among the 36 victims of the Ghost Ship warehouse fire in Oakland in December was a musician and producer named Joseph Matlock, who went by the name …

San Francisco Bay Area

Oakland Metro Operahouse Claims Harassment by a Neighbor, Who Says the Music Venue is Breaking the Law

Coupled with increased scrutiny following the Ghost Ship fire, the Metro's owners say finances are constricted. Lawyers, stakeouts, and ceaseless …

San Francisco Bay Area

Report details death, panic in Ghost Ship warehouse fire

Voices screamed out, “Fire!” Suddenly, the lights went out and it got harder to breathe. Many of the 36 people killed in the Ghost Ship warehouse fire in Oakland huddled together in the dark, and that's where they died of smoke inhalation.<p>Some of the young partygoers were found wrapped together in …

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This Is What Some Ghost Ship Residents Saw When A Fatal Fire Began Tearing Through The Warehouse

The Oakland Fire Department released its report on the blaze that tore through a converted warehouse and left 36 people dead, saying the exact cause will never be known.<p>Carmen Brito went to bed around 10 p.m. the night of a party at Oakland's Ghost Ship — then woke up coughing just over an hour …

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Ghost Ship report details difficult recovery of victims

The report is the first official account of what witnesses told investigators, how fire crews fought the inferno and where the bodies were located

San Francisco Bay Area

Report details death, panic in Oakland warehouse fire

Print<p>OAKLAND, Calif. — Voices screamed out, “Fire!” Suddenly, the lights went out and it got harder to breathe. Many of the 36 people killed in the …

San Francisco Bay Area

Ghost Ship victims died huddled in rugs, says new Oakland report

OAKLAND, Calif. — Voices screamed out, “Fire!” Suddenly, the lights went out and it got harder to breathe. Many of the 36 people killed in the Ghost …

San Francisco Bay Area

Report details death, panic in Oakland warehouse party fire

This Dec. 3, 2016, file image from video provided by KGO-TV shows the Ghost Ship Warehouse after a fire swept through the Oakland, California, …

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Ghost Ship fire: Oakland releases long-awaited report on deadly inferno

<i>A correction to an earlier version of this article has been appended to the end of the article.</i><p>OAKLAND – Seven of them were found near each other on …

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Ghost Ship legacy: Fire victim’s dad raising money to protect art spaces in Oakland

BERKELEY — Inside Ed Bernbaum’s airy Berkeley home, photos of his son, Jonathan, crowd the piano, mantel and table tops.<p>It’s been just over six …

San Francisco Bay Area

Denver Unveils Safe Occupancy Program for Unpermitted Spaces

Over six months after the disastrous fire at Ghost Ship in Oakland and Denver's subsequent closure of two DIY spaces for safety issues, Denver …

Denver

Ghost Ship Fire Shakes Portland DIY Art Spaces

While the two cities share creative DNA and a serious housing crisis, artists and fire officials differ on lessons learned.

San Francisco Bay Area

In Philip Pullman’s First Graphic Novel, a Ghost Ship Travels Through Time

<b>THE ADVENTURES OF JOHN BLAKE</b> <b><br>Mystery of the Ghost Ship</b> <br>By Philip Pullman<br>Illustrated by Fred Fordham<br>159 pp. Scholastic. $19.99.<br>(Graphic novel; ages 10 and up)<p>“The Adventures of John Blake: Mystery of the Ghost Ship,” the first graphic novel written by Philip Pullman, opens with the sort of cinematic …

Books

Ghost Ship’s Max Harris refutes allegations he blocked stairwell

DUBLIN — In an exclusive interview at Santa Rita Jail, Max Harris, the Ghost Ship’s second-in-command, pushed back against allegations by the …

Crime

LA opens criminal cases in crackdown on illegal warehouse residences

<i>The face of the Ghost Ship warehouse building in Oakland, California, bears the scars of a Dec. 3, 2016 blaze when 36 people died during an</i> …

San Francisco Bay Area

Exclusive: In jailhouse interview, Ghost Ship’s Max Harris rebuts allegations he blocked stairwell

DUBLIN — In an exclusive interview at Santa Rita Jail, Max Harris, the Ghost Ship’s second-in-command, pushed back against allegations by the …

Crime

Second Ghost Ship defendant appears in Oakland court on manslaughter charges

OAKLAND — The man authorities believe organized the doomed Dec. 2 Ghost Ship warehouse party where 36 people died in a horrific fire appeared in …

San Francisco Bay Area

Ghost Ship operator is on the verge of mental breakdown, his lawyers say

The operator of an Oakland warehouse where 36 people died in a fire is experiencing a near mental breakdown following his arrest on involuntary manslaughter charges, his attorneys said Friday.<p>Lawyer Tony Serra spoke at a news conference, using a photo of his client, Derick Almena, and his family as …

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