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Ghost Ship Fire Main Tenant Pleads Guilty to Involuntary Manslaughter

Derick Almena, the main tenant of the Oakland, California dilapidated warehouse known as the Ghost Ship, which served as an art collective and where he'd…
Daniel Kohn / January 22, 2021

City of Oakland Settles Ghost Ship Fire Civil Suit for Nearly $33 Million

The City of Oakland announced in a release that it has settled with the families of the 2016 Ghost Ship fire that left 36 people…
Daniel Kohn / July 16, 2020

Maybe the Ghost Ship Warehouse Fire Shouldn’t Be Adapted Into a TV Series [UPDATE]

In December 2016, 36 people lost their lives in a tragic fire at the Oakland warehouse music venue Ghost Ship. The fire led to two…
Rob Arcand / December 14, 2019

Ghost Ship Jury Acquits One Man, Can’t Reach Verdict on Warehouse Operator

A trial for two men facing charges for their roles in an Oakland warehouse fire that killed 36 people in 2016 has concluded with an…
Tosten Burks / September 5, 2019

Ghost Ship Warehouse Fire Trial: No One Was In Charge, Defendant Says

The San Francisco Bay Area warehouse where a fire killed 36 people more than two years ago was an artist enclave where nobody was fully…
Associated Press / June 19, 2019

Ghost Ship Defendants to Accept Plea Deal for Less Than 10 Years in Prison: Report

Two defendants in the criminal trial stemming from the deadly 2016 fire at the Ghost Ship warehouse and art collective in Oakland, California are expected…
Anna Gaca / July 2, 2018

100% Silk Announces Benefit Album on Anniversary of Ghost Ship Fire

The tragic Ghost Ship fire in Oakland that killed 36 people happened a year ago tomorrow. 100% Silk was hosting a show at the warehouse…
James Rettig, Stereogum / December 1, 2017

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
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