oakland fire

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

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

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 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