The San Francisco Board of Supervisors’ government oversight committee voted Thursday to issue a subpoena compelling a reluctant UC Berkeley structural engineering professor to explain how he vouched for the foundation of the... Read More
A recent water main break in San Francisco on equipment dating back to 1895 caused flooding and water to seep into the Moscone Center and the unfinished MTA subway line, bringing attention once again to the city’s aging pipe... Read More
While many point fingers at city officials for lack of inspection, Developer John Protopappas says warehouse owners need to step up and take responsibility for building safety. Read More
The Investigative Unit compiled this interactive timeline documenting every known interaction city officials had with the Ng family leading up to the deadliest fire in Oakland’s history. Read More
The fatal Oakland warehouse fire is stirring concern in Oakland’s art community about crackdown on alternative living spaces. The Investigative Unit has been reviewing records for warehouses in live/work spaces in Oakland... Read More
There is no record over the last decade that shows that Oakland fire inspectors had even been inside the so-called Ghost Ship warehouse where a fire claimed 36 lives last week. Read More
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
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
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
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
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