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Fence Deterred Code Enforcement From Inspecting Warehouse
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Fence Deterred Code Enforcement From Inspecting Warehouse

Oakland code enforcement officials blamed a chain link fence for blocking their view and preventing an investigation into a complaint against the so-called Ghost Ship warehouse building just weeks before the deadly fire at... Read More

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Tuesday, Dec 6, 2016
Investigators Eye Appliances, Electrical Cords as Fire Cause

Investigators Eye Appliances, Electrical Cords as Fire Cause

Federal investigators continue to arrive at the Oakland warehouse, searching for clues about how the fire started. The Special Agent in Charge of the San Francisco Office of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms confirmed... Read More

Investigations
Tuesday, Dec 6, 2016
Legal Battle Brewing Over Who's Accountable for Oakland Fire

Legal Battle Brewing Over Who's Accountable for Oakland Fire

NBC Bay Area's Investigative Unit has learned that several families of victims from the deadly Oakland warehouse fire have already contacted attorneys. Read More

Investigations
Tuesday, Dec 6, 2016
Oakland Leaders Call For Probe Into Illegal Live-Work Spaces

Oakland Leaders Call For Probe Into Illegal Live-Work Spaces

Oakland city leaders on Tuesday called for an independent investigation and pledged immediate action regarding other buildings throughout the city that are similar to the so-called Ghost Ship warehouse, where at least 36 people... Read More

Investigations
Monday, Dec 5, 2016
Illegal Housing Conversions in Oakland Widespread

Illegal Housing Conversions in Oakland Widespread

Friday’s tragic fire exposed a widespread problem that Oakland residents have been complaining about for years. The artist warehouse is currently under investigation for potential housing and building code violations. Read More

Investigations
Wednesday, Nov 25, 2015
We Investigate: Surviving the Drought

We Investigate: Surviving the Drought

The NBC Bay Area Investigative Unit traveled halfway around the world to investigate solutions to California’s water crisis. Sr. Investigative Reporter Stephen Stock found that in Israel they faced a similar crisis eight years ago,... Read More

Investigations
Monday, Dec 5, 2016
Oakland Artists Fear Fire Fallout Will Impact Their Lives

Oakland Artists Fear Fire Fallout Will Impact Their Lives

The fatal fire at the Ghost Ship warehouse in Oakland has put a glaring spotlight on the city's art community. Many are now fearful about the fallout from scrutiny into similar converted live-work spaces. Read More