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May 30, 2019

ATF Agent Says Explosives Weren't Found at Ghost Ship Fire

ATF Agent Says Explosives Weren't Found at Ghost Ship Fire

A special agent with the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives testified Thursday that investigators didn't find any evidence that an explosion caused the Ghost Ship warehouse fire...

May 29, 2019

ATF Agent Says Materials Made Ghost Ship Fire Spread Quickly

ATF Agent Says Materials Made Ghost Ship Fire Spread Quickly

An investigator with the federal bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives testified Wednesday that the large amount of flammable materials at the Ghost Ship warehouse in Oakland made the deadly...

May 28, 2019

Woman Says Almena Mocked Making Improvements to Ghost Ship

Woman Says Almena Mocked Making Improvements to Ghost Ship

The mother of a leaseholder for the Ghost Ship warehouse in Oakland where 36 people died in a fire in 2016 testified on Tuesday that master tenant Derick Almena laughed at her when she made suggestions...

May 21, 2019

No Sign of Molotov Cocktails in Ghost Ship Fire: Testimony

No Sign of Molotov Cocktails in Ghost Ship Fire: Testimony

A former top Oakland Fire Department official said on Tuesday that investigators didn't find any evidence that Molotov cocktails or other explosives were thrown into the Ghost Ship warehouse at the time of...

May 7, 2019

Witness Says Ghost Ship Warehouse Fire Started Quickly

Witness Says Ghost Ship Warehouse Fire Started Quickly

A man who served as a doorman at the Ghost Ship warehouse in Oakland's Fruitvale district the night of a fire that killed 36 people testified on Tuesday that the blaze erupted quickly.

May 7, 2019

Witness Dies Before Testifying in Fatal Warehouse Fire Trial

Witness Dies Before Testifying in Fatal Warehouse Fire Trial

Monday marked the first day of testimony in the trial of two men accused in the Oakland warehouse fire that left 36 people dead more than two years ago.

May 1, 2019

Ghost Ship Trial: Defense Attorney Alleges Fire Was Arson

Ghost Ship Trial: Defense Attorney Alleges Fire Was Arson

The defense lawyer for Ghost Ship warehouse master tenant Derick Almena alleged on Wednesday that the fire at the warehouse in Oakland in 2016 was an act of arson that Almena couldn't have prevented and...

Apr 30, 2019

Families Weep as Trial for Deadly Warehouse Fire Opens

Families Weep as Trial for Deadly Warehouse Fire Opens

For two hours, victims' families wept and clutched one another Tuesday while a prosecutor opened a criminal trial by showing photos of and methodically naming each of the 36 partygoers who died in a Northern...

Apr 11, 2019

Judge: Schaaf Doesn't Have to Testify in Ghost Ship Trial

Judge: Schaaf Doesn't Have to Testify in Ghost Ship Trial

The judge in the trial of Ghost Ship warehouse master tenant Derick Almena and creative director Max Harris on Thursday decided that Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf should not be ordered to testify.

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Max Harris Takes Witness Stand in Ghost Ship Fire Trial
Max Harris Takes Witness Stand in Ghost Ship Fire Trial

Ghost Ship warehouse creative director Max Harris said Monday that there weren't any hard and fast rules at the 10,000-square-foot building in Oakland where 36 people died in a fire during a music party...

Donations Help World War II Vet Attend D-Day Commemoration
Donations Help World War II Vet Attend D-Day Commemoration

Jake Larson considers himself to be the luckiest man alive. Not only did the 96-year-old World War II veteran survive the perilous D-Day invasion in 1944, he managed to return to France earlier this month...

SF Muni Will Remove Unofficial Anti-Transphobia Signs
SF Muni Will Remove Unofficial Anti-Transphobia Signs

The San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency will take down unofficial anti-transphobia sinage that started appearing on the N-Judah line last week.

The Dos and Don'ts of Good Sleep
The Dos and Don'ts of Good Sleep

Tips on building healthy sleep habits so you can get the rest you need.

Iran Speeds Up Uranium Enrichment as Mideast Tensions Mount
Iran Speeds Up Uranium Enrichment as Mideast Tensions Mount

Iran will surpass the uranium-stockpile limit set by its nuclear deal in the next 10 days, an official said Monday, raising pressure on Europeans trying to save the accord a year after the U.S.

2 Injured in Shooting Inside Caldecott Tunnel
2 Injured in Shooting Inside Caldecott Tunnel

California Highway Patrol officials now say a second person suffered injuries in a shooting inside the Caldecott Tunnel between Oakland and Moraga on Sunday evening.