City Auditor Says Oakland Fire Department Slow to Reform After Ghost ShipA new report found that the Oakland Fire Department made limited progress on recommended reforms nearly four years after the Ghost Ship fire killed 36 people at a warehouse in Oakland.
Oakland Reaches $32.7 Million Settlement In Ghost Ship Fire LawsuitThe city of Oakland has reached a $32.7 million settlement of the lawsuits filed over the disastrous Ghost Ship warehouse fire in 2016.
Victim Families Outcry Leads To Cancellation Of Planned Ghost Ship Warehouse Fire TV SeriesAnger over plans for a television series about a deadly warehouse fire in the San Francisco Bay Area has led husband-and-wife authors Michael Chabon and Ayelet Waldman to scuttle the project for now.
PG&E Announces $13.5 Billion Settlement With Individual Wildfire VictimsPacific Gas & Electric Co. announced a $13.5 billion settlement with individual Northern California wildfire victims on Friday.
Ghost Ship Trial Verdicts Elicit Shock, Sadness From Families of DeceasedWhen the verdict came down Thursday -- an acquittal of Max Harris and a hung jury for master tenant Derick Almena -- there were audible gasps in court followed by tears. Outside, grief gave way to anger.
Ghost Ship Trial Jurors Resume Deliberations After Weeklong BreakJurors for the Ghost Ship Trial resumed deliberations Tuesday after a weeklong break.
Ghost Ship Trial Defense Attorney Believes Verdict Will Come Next WeekIt could be a while before jurors come back with two separate verdicts for the two defendants in the Ghost Ship Fire trial. Defense attorney Tony Serra said he thinks the verdicts will come next week.
New Judge To Oversee Ghost Ship Warehouse Fire Trial A new judge will be assigned to preside over the trial next year for Ghost Ship master tenant Derick Almena and creative director Max Harris on 36 counts of involuntary manslaughter.
Ghost Ship Defense Lawyers Seek Additional Arrests In Fatal Fire CaseAttorneys for Ghost Ship warehouse master tenant Derick Almena and Max Harris filed a request Tuesday that the building's owners and Oakland firefighters and police officers be arrested and prosecuted along with Almena and Harris.
Retired Judge Assigned To Preside Over Ghost Ship Warehouse Fire TrialAlameda County Superior Court Judge Vernon Nakahara was assigned Monday as trial judge in the upcoming trial of two men facing 36 counts of involuntary manslaughter in the Ghost Ship warehouse fire.
Judge Denies Bid To Reinstate Plea Bargain In Ghost Ship CaseA judge Friday denied a motion by Ghost Ship master tenant Derick Almena that would have reinstated a plea bargain in the case against Almena and creative director Max Harris on 36 counts of involuntary manslaughter for the fire at the warehouse two years ago.
District Attorney: No Plea Deals Considered In Ghost Ship Fire CaseAlameda County's District Attorney has told a judge she will no longer consider plea deals for two men charged in the 2016 Ghost Ship warehouse fire that killed 36 people attending an unlicensed concert.
Judge Rejects Plea Deal; Orders Ghost Ship Fire Defendants To Stand TrialAfter two days of tearful statements from the victims families, an Alameda County judge rejected a plea deal offered to two defendants in the deadly Ghost Ship Warehouse Fire, ordering them to stand trial for 36 counts of involuntary manslaughter.
Judge Orders Almena, Harris to Stand Trial for Deadly Ghost Ship Warehouse FireA judge ordered Ghost Ship warehouse master tenant Derick Almena and creative director Max Harris to stand trial for their roles in a blaze at the warehouse last year.
Oakland Fire Captain Says Almena Told Him No One Lived At Ghost Ship WarehouseAn Oakland fire captain testified Tuesday that Ghost Ship warehouse master tenant Derick Almena told him in September 2014 that no one was living at the structure in Oakland's Fruitvale district where 36 people perished in a fire last year.