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This Film Examines How Ghost Ship Inspired a Crackdown on DIY Venues

Bay Area institution Burnt Ramen is one of many live/work spaces struggling to stay open.
Michelle Lhooq
6.6.17
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Ghost Ship Lease-Holder Charged with 36 Counts of Involuntary Manslaughter

Alameda County District Attorney alleges that Derick Almena and another tenant “created a firetrap with inadequate means of escape.”
Gabrielle Canon
6.5.17
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AH MER AH SU Confronts Grief on the Dancefloor

The Bay Area artist shares a new club edit of her song "Klonopin," which was originally released on the Bay Area artist's recent 'Rebecca' EP.
Alexander Iadarola
5.10.17
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Oakland Firefighters Reportedly Partied at Ghost Ship Space Years Before Fire

The firefighters attended the party two years before the fire last December.
Britt Julious
5.7.17
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New Lawsuit Filed by Father of Ghost Ship Fire Victim

They are seeking unspecified damages.
Britt Julious
4.1.17
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Oakland Evicting Tenants of Salt Lick DIY Space

The eviction notices have been handed down by the warehouse space's owner.
Britt Julious
3.26.17
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District Attorney Investigating the Ghost Ship Fire Still Waiting on Final Report from the City

Three months after the fire, no official cause of the fire or report on the fire has been released.
Britt Julious
3.19.17
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Father of Ghost Ship Victim Calls for More Affordable Housing to Prevent "Another Ghost Ship"

Edwin Bernbaum spoke to a state Senate committee last Wednesday.
Britt Julious
3.18.17
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We're Mapping All the Music Venues That Have Closed since the Oakland Fire

We're keeping tabs on DIY spaces that have been shut down since the Ghost Ship fire.
Anna Codrea-Rado
3.6.17
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Help THUMP Track Music Venue Closures Across America

We're gathering information on spaces that have shut down since the Ghost Ship tragedy.
Anna Codrea-Rado
3.6.17
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County Coroner Says All Victims in the Ghost Ship Fire Died of Smoke Inhalation

The Alameda County Coroner's Bureau confirmed the causes of death Friday.
Britt Julious
3.4.17
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Oakland Police Issued Directive to Report Any Illegal Parties or Events

The order comes after reports that Oakland police visited the Ghost Ship space multiple times before the December 2 fire.
Britt Julious
2.26.17