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Report: Ghost Ship Warehouse Owner Set to Receive $3 Million Insurance Payout from Deadly Fire

According to a report by Bay Area news network KTVU, the owner of the Ghost Ship warehouse, Chor Ng, will receive an insurance payout worth over $3…
Arielle Gordon / October 3, 2017

Ghost Fire Trial: Defendants Plead Not Guilty to 36 Charges of Manslaughter

The Ghost Ship warehouse operators who were arrested following last December's fatal fire have pleaded not guilty to 36 counts of involuntary manslaughter. Prosecutors said Derick Almena and…
Brian Josephs / September 28, 2017

Ghost Ship Organizers Reportedly Arrested on 36 Counts of Manslaughter

Derick Almena, the "master tenant" of Oakland's Ghost Ship, the warehouse and DIY arts space where 36 people were killed in a fire late last…
Andy Cush / June 5, 2017

Oakland Police Quickly Retract Order Requiring Warehouse Parties to Be Reported

This week, the Oakland police quickly instated, then revoked, a new policy requiring officers to report any illegal gatherings in warehouses, in response to last December's…
Dale Eisinger / February 17, 2017

100% Silk Reissues Tapes by Cherushii and Nackt, Artists Killed in Ghost Ship Fire

L.A.-based record label 100% Silk is issuing memorial editions of two tapes by underground producers Cherushii and Nackt. Both artists—real names Chelsea Faith and Johnny…
Anna Gaca / January 31, 2017

New York’s DIY Scene Fights for Survival After Deadly Oakland Fire

Friday, the NYC Department of Cultural Affairs held the first in a series of meetings to combat the many issues facing DIY art spaces throughout the…
Rob Arcand / January 30, 2017

Oakland Mayor Announces Protections for Tenants at DIY Spaces Following Ghost Ship Fire

In the wake of the deadly fire that killed 36 people at Oakland, California's Ghost Ship warehouse in December, DIY arts venues across the country have faced increased…
Anna Gaca / January 12, 2017

YACHT, Owen Pallett, Helado Negro, More Contribute to Lives Through Magic Compilation Benefitting Ghost Ship Fire Victims

More than 40 electronic musicians have contributed songs to a new charity compilation commemorating victims of December's deadly fire at the Ghost Ship warehouse arts space…
Anna Gaca / January 9, 2017

Ghost Ship Victims’ Families Sue Landlord, Managers, Local Government, and Others

The families of two young people killed in Oakland's Ghost Ship warehouse fire earlier this month have filed a wrongful death lawsuit against a host of…
Anna Gaca / December 27, 2016

Oakland DJ Nackt, Who Died in Ghost Ship Fire, to Get Posthumous EP Release

DJ and producer Nackt, born Johnny Igaz, was one of the 36 people killed at the fire at Oakland's Ghost Ship warehouse earlier this month; he…
Winston Cook-Wilson / December 15, 2016

Green Day Pays Tribute to Ghost Ship Fire Victims at Oakland Show

Last night in Oakland, over the repeated opening guitar chords of "Boulevard of Broken Dreams," Green Day's Billy Joe Armstrong gave an impassioned speech regarding…
Dale Eisinger / December 11, 2016

Oakland Mayor Announces $1.7 Million for Affordable Arts Spaces in Wake of Warehouse Fire

In the aftermath of this weekend's deadly fire at the Ghost Ship artists' warehouse in Oakland, California, city mayor Libby Schaaf has announced a $1.7 million project intended…
Anna Gaca / December 8, 2016

Following Oakland Fire, Baltimore Fire Department Suddenly Shuts Down DIY Art Space

Yesterday afternoon, the Baltimore Housing and Fire departments shut down the Bell Foundry, a long-standing DIY performance space and art studio in the city. Citing…
Taylor Berman / December 6, 2016

“What Do You Want Me to Say?” Manager of Oakland Fire Building Asks in Intense Interview on Today

Derick Almena, manager of the Oakland warehouse that caught fire over the weekend, killing at least 36 people, gave an interview with the Today show this morning.
Andy Cush / December 6, 2016

Oakland Warehouse Fire Death Toll at 36 as Harrowing First-Hand Accounts From Survivors Emerge

The death toll from Friday night’s warehouse fire in Oakland now stands at 36 and is expected to rise, according to city officials. Meanwhile, eight…
Taylor Berman / December 5, 2016