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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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