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Tuesday, Dec 6, 2016
Fence Deterred Code Enforcement From Inspecting Warehouse

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

Investigations
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, 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

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