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Thu, 08 Dec 2016 21:34:12 +0000Days after the deadly fire at an Oakland warehouse, the Bay Area's robust DIY community is seeing a backlash against live-work spaces for artists. A view inside the Ghost Ship warehouse.Firefighters work to clear the debris from a doorway following an overnight fire that claimed the lives of at least 36 people at a warehouse in Oakland's Fruitvale neighborhood on Dec 3, 2016.
Thu, 08 Dec 2016 12:54:58 +0000
It's been a challenging week in the Bay Area. But it's also been an inspiring one. The community has stepped up to help in whatever way possible, whether that be through donating, getting involved in vigils and benefits, or telling the victims' stories.
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Thu, 08 Dec 2016 10:00:00 +0000
While traveling to Ghana on a Stanford research fellowship, Yaa Gyasi visited the Cape Coast Castle, where she learned about the role Africans played in perpetuating the trans-Atlantic slave trade. This knowledge became the impetus for her debut novel “Homegoing,” which chronicles the lives of two Ghanaian sisters and their ...read more
Thu, 08 Dec 2016 09:00:00 +0000
After a fire killed 36 people at an Oakland warehouse and artists' collective known as the ‘Ghost Ship' on Friday, the union representing Oakland and Alameda County firefighters has criticized the city for not having enough fire inspectors. An Alameda County civil grand jury report from 2014 shows the fire ...read more
Thu, 08 Dec 2016 01:00:48 +0000We often don't seek out greater understanding of what we see, and perhaps seek to avoid, every day. But here's a place to start.
Wed, 07 Dec 2016 23:21:25 +0000Made of clear plastic sheeting and PVC piping in honor of World Toilet Day, the enormous sculpture got people thinking about a topic that most of us never consider: what it’s like to be homeless and have no access to a bathroom.
Wed, 07 Dec 2016 22:37:48 +0000The 24-year-old was a 2015 UC Berkeley graduate with a double major in cognitive and computer science.David Cline.
Wed, 07 Dec 2016 20:00:54 +0000The formerly homeless artist illustrates love letters to San Francisco as therapy, and sells them for income. Artwork by "Little" Eddie Sanchez.Artwork by "Little" Eddie Sanchez.
Wed, 07 Dec 2016 16:00:43 +0000Affordable housing developers and architects are creating homes for the formerly homeless that not only look sleek, but also foster a sense of community.John Sheehan of Studio E Architects says attractive design "endears" residents to a building. "And people who have a warm, fuzzy feeling about where they live tend to take care of it better. So there’s a long-term maintenance upside to that approach."Estrella Sanchez has built a new life for herself at Archer Studios. The affordable housing complex rents her a micro-unit for $830 a month, but it also embraces her in a development designed to encourage healthy living and community building.67 year-old Jerry Robb and his wife got accepted into a unit at Archer Studios just in the nick of time, as their previous landlord was fixing to double his rent to $2,000 a month. That's even the electricity wasn't always working, the water wasn't always hot, and drug addicts prowled around his apartment.
Wed, 07 Dec 2016 13:17:34 +0000
Meet LiLou. The almost two-year-old spotted Juliana pig is the first airport therapy pig in the country, and the newest member of Wag Brigade, a program at SFO that aims to ease anxious or stressed-out travelers with the company of trained, cuddly animals. LiLou, who loves showing off her ...read more
Wed, 07 Dec 2016 11:34:04 +0000
Amazon says it is opening a new food and convenience store that doesn't have a checkout line.
Instead, the company envisions customers at the Amazon Go store picking up whatever they want off the shelves — then simply walking out with it. The items are automatically billed to their Amazon accounts.
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Wed, 07 Dec 2016 10:29:31 +0000
A man who lived across the street from the Oakland warehouse where a fire killed 36 people last Friday night says he made dozens of calls over more than a year to alert police to noise, blight and illegal residency at the property, all to no apparent effect.
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Wed, 07 Dec 2016 10:00:44 +0000
Authorities released the names of another nine victims from the deadly fire that erupted at the Ghost Ship warehouse in Oakland last week, killing 36 people.
The release of additional identifications comes as the recovery effort ends at the site, The Associated Press reported, and investigators try to determine the cause ...read more
Wed, 07 Dec 2016 02:09:55 +0000Donna Kellogg, one of the first identified victims of the Ghost Ship fire, could brighten a room just by walking into it.Donna Kellogg.The marquee at Landmark's California Theater in Berkeley after Kellogg's death was confirmed. Kellogg used to work at the theater