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Monday, Dec 5, 2016
Illegal, Makeshift Housing Widespread in Oakland

Illegal, Makeshift Housing Widespread in Oakland

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
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

Investigations
Monday, Dec 5, 2016
Owner Knew of 'Hazardous Conditions' Around Warehouse

Owner Knew of 'Hazardous Conditions' Around Warehouse

Documents uncovered by the Investigative Unit show the City of Oakland issued multiple liens on warehouse owner Chor Ng. Records show she failed to pay up when the city had to fix code violations involving a nuisance, or... Read More

Investigations
Monday, Dec 5, 2016
Conflicting Laws Enable Artist Colonies in Warehouses

Conflicting Laws Enable Artist Colonies in Warehouses

How are living arrangements like this allowed to exist? The NBC Bay Area Investigative Unit spoke to a former warehouse building owner who said a mish mash of conflicting laws enables these artist colonies to exist, despite... Read More

Investigations
Monday, Dec 5, 2016
Oakland Warehouse 'Looks Very Bad,' Stairwell Unsafe

Oakland Warehouse 'Looks Very Bad,' Stairwell Unsafe

Oakland documents released on Monday show that city officials had received an ominous warning last month about the Ghost Ship warehouse’s related to trash “piling up on the property” and a remodel that “looks very bad and... Read More

Investigations
Sunday, Dec 4, 2016
Family of Woman Who Owns Oakland Warehouse Sends Condolences

Family of Woman Who Owns Oakland Warehouse Sends Condolences

The family of Chor Ng, the property owner of Oakland’s Ghost Ship, sounded tired and overwhelmed Saturday afternoon after learning early that morning about the fatal fire that killed at least 24 people. Read More

Investigations
Saturday, Dec 3, 2016
Oakland Venue Was Under Investigation Before Deadly Fire

Oakland Venue Was Under Investigation Before Deadly Fire

The scene of a late-night dance party in Oakland, that went up in flames Friday night, was already under investigation for structural problems before the fire claimed the lives of at least nine people overnight, according... Read More

Investigations
Friday, Dec 2, 2016
San Bernardino Shooting Survivors Seek Medical Treatment

San Bernardino Shooting Survivors Seek Medical Treatment

Some survivors of last year’s terrorist attack in San Bernardino are fighting for care after the county’s workers’ compensation program denied medical and mental health treatments. The NBC Bay Area Investigative Unit first exposed... Read More

Investigations
Thursday, Dec 1, 2016
Airbnb's New Rules Abroad Could Impact San Francisco

Airbnb's New Rules Abroad Could Impact San Francisco

The popular home-sharing website Airbnb announced new enforcement measures on Thursday for some of its European users, which could impact consumers in the U.S., including those in the Bay Area. Airbnb promised to institute tighter... Read More

Investigations
Tuesday, Nov 29, 2016
San Jose Ends Rocky Relationship with Workers' Comp Company

San Jose Ends Rocky Relationship with Workers' Comp Company

Injured on the job but denied care. That’s the reality for dozens of firefighters in San Jose. The Investigative Unit first uncovered this summer that the City had to step in when the company handling injury claims denied... Read More

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