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  • 1989 San Francisco Earthquake News Video

    07/29/2017 4:14:28 PM PDT · by mairdie · 30 replies
    A set of videos from the 1989 San Francisco earthquake. After Part 1, I edited the tapes VERY heavily, so I'd suggest starting with something after the first confusions, like Parts 2 or 3 or 4.
  • Feds: Oakland ISIS Sympathizer Wanted to Kill Thousands in String of Bay Area Terror Attacks

    07/26/2017 10:13:18 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 10 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | Jul 25, 2017 | Liz Wagner and Michael Bott
    Federal prosecutors say 22-year-old Amer Sinan Alhaggagi planned to kill 10,000 people by blowing up gay night clubs, planting bombs on UC Berkeley’s campus, and selling drugs laced with rat poisonA young Oakland man arrested last year on terrorism-related charges conspired to kill 10,000 people across the Bay Area by blowing up gay clubs in San Francisco, planting backpack bombs on the University of California, Berkeley campus, setting fire to the Berkeley Hills and selling cocaine laced with rat poison, according federal court records obtained by NBC Bay Area. NBC Bay Area’s Investigative Unit first broke the news that...
  • Film crew robbed at gunpoint in downtown Oakland (california)

    07/20/2017 3:21:45 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 46 replies
    East Bay Times ^ | 7-19-17 | Harry Harris
    Four members of a crew filming a television reality show in downtown Oakland were robbed at gunpoint Monday night of $50,000 worth of equipment and personal items, according to a victim and authorities. The head of the crew said he was thrown up against a wall and that he and the other victims were forced to lay on the pavement, where the two robbers put guns to their heads and threatened them Chris Burns, 37, an independent director of photography for the AwesomenessTV production “This Is Summer,” a reality show that follows eight 17-year-olds growing up in the Bay Area,...
  • ‘It is horrifying’: Oakland officials respond to fire findings

    07/17/2017 4:27:36 PM PDT · by artichokegrower · 33 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | July 17, 2017 | Matthias Gafni
    OAKLAND — Officials in this fire-ravaged city reacted with alarm Monday over a report by this news organization that almost 80 percent of firefighter referrals to inspect dangerous conditions went ignored over the last six years. “It is horrifying,” Councilwoman Rebecca Kaplan said of the investigation’s findings. “In fact, one of the issues (the story) identified is how it gets decided who gets inspected.” In January, a month after the Ghost Ship warehouse fire killed 36 people, Kaplan proposed reprioritizing which businesses get inspected.
  • Homeless camps becoming entrenched in Oakland

    07/01/2017 9:52:23 AM PDT · by thecodont · 33 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle / SFGate.com ^ | June 28, 2017 Updated: June 28, 2017 6:00am | By Joe Garofoli and Kimberly Veklerov
    Lee Smith was one of the first homeless people to pitch a tent near 26th and Wood streets in West Oakland. Now, four years later, he has 100 neighbors, including two pregnant women. The place looks like a Third World shantytown, a village for the city’s poorest on the fringes of its bustling center. It’s one of about 100 such sprawling encampments in Oakland, and they’re not going away anytime soon. They’re likely to get even bigger. Just as the Bay Area’s tech boom has reshaped Oakland in different ways than it has San Francisco, so has its homeless crisis....
  • Oakland recruiting ex-cons to oversee cops

    06/15/2017 5:12:43 PM PDT · by george76 · 22 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | June 15, 2017 | Matier & Ross
    Former cops need not apply, but former inmates are being encouraged by the city of Oakland to apply for slots on the city’s new police commission. A notice recently posted on the city’s website for would-be commissioners says, “Must be an Oakland resident. Must be at least 18 years old. Formerly incarcerated individuals encouraged to apply.” Barry Donelan, head of the Oakland Police Officers Association, said recruiting ex-cons to help select the chief and discipline officers for misconduct was “extremely distasteful.” And what really bugs the cops is that the voter-approved measure creating the commission bars current and former Oakland...
  • Couple who ran Oakland 'Ghost Ship' warehouse where 36 died in a fire ... plead for money

    05/14/2017 5:09:38 PM PDT · by Steely Tom · 34 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 2 March 2017 | Snejana Farberov
    'My problematic horrible shameful embarrassingly tragic f***ing life isn't getting any easier': Couple who ran Oakland 'Ghost Ship' warehouse where 36 died in a fire complain about hardships and plead for money Micah Allison, the partner of 'Ghost Ship' leader Derick Almena, posted plea for financial assistance on Facebook on behalf of the coupleAllison's partner had been running artists' colony out of the cluttered warehouse until the deadly December 2 fire The mother-of-three writes they have spent all their Red Cross aid on necessities and cannot find work due to 'stigma' The couple who ran the notorious Oakland artists' colony...
  • Seahawks Trade Marshawn Lynch To Raiders

    04/27/2017 8:55:45 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 38 replies
    www.seahawks.com ^ | Wednesday, April 26, 2017 12:30 PM PDT | Staff
    After a year away from football, running back Marshawn Lynch is coming out of retirement to play for the Oakland Raiders. Because there were years remaining on the contract extension Lynch signed with Seattle two years ago, the Seahawks still controlled Lynch’s rights, so to facilitate Lynch returning to play with his hometown team, the Raiders and Seahawks will swap picks in the 2018 draft, the Raiders announced. The Raiders will receive Lynch and a sixth-round draft choice in 2018 in exchange for Oakland’s fifth-round selection in the 2018 NFL Draft. Lynch, who the Seahawks acquired in a trade with...
  • Teen Mob Attacks Train, Violently Robs Passengers, Here In America

    04/25/2017 4:07:19 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 47 replies
    Bearing Arms ^ | April 24, 2017 | Bob Owens
    I’d almost expect something like this in a Third World country, but not here. A recent string of robberies on BART trains took a frightening turn when dozens of juveniles swarmed an Oakland station over the weekend and commandeered a train car, forcing passengers to hand over bags and cell phones and leaving at least two with head injuries, witnesses told the transit agency. The incident — the first of its kind in recent memory — occurred around 9:30 p.m. Saturday at Coliseum Station. According to a police summary, witnesses said 50 to 60 juveniles flooded the station, jumped the...
  • BART takeover robbery: 40 to 60 teens swarm train, rob weekend riders

    04/24/2017 4:42:20 PM PDT · by SkyPilot · 145 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 24 Apr 17 | Demian Bulwa and Michael Cabanatuan |
    BART police are beefing up patrols at Oakland stations after dozens of juveniles terrorized riders Saturday night when they invaded the Coliseum Station and commandeered a train car, forcing passengers to hand over bags and cell phones and leaving at least two with head injuries. The incident — the first of its kind in recent memory — occurred around 9:30 p.m. Saturday. Witnesses told police that 40 to 60 juveniles flooded the station, jumped the fare gates and rushed to the second-story train platform. Some of the robbers apparently held open the doors of a Dublin-bound train car while others...
  • Teens Commandeer BART Train In Violent Takeover Robbery Of Passengers (Liberal Utopia alert)

    04/24/2017 1:41:17 PM PDT · by Angels27 · 89 replies
    CBS Bay Area ^ | 04-27-17 | CBS Bay Area
    Passengers on a Bay Area Rapid Transit train were robbed, and in some cases beaten, when dozens of juveniles stormed aboard the train and forced them to give up their property, police said. The incident happened at 9:30 p.m. Saturday at the Coliseum Station in Oakland aboard a Dublin/Pleasanton-bound train. BART Police said witnesses reported 50 to 60 juveniles jumping the fare gates and going to the platform. After boarding the train the They boarded the train they “committed multiple strongarm robberies of bags and cell phones,” according to a police report. At least two people were hurt and were treated by...
  • BART takeover robbery: 50 to 60 teens swarm train, rob weekend riders

    04/24/2017 11:56:33 AM PDT · by Noumenon · 86 replies
    SF Gate ^ | April 24, 2017 | Demian Bulwa
    A recent string of robberies on BART trains took a frightening turn when dozens of juveniles swarmed an Oakland station over the weekend and commandeered a train car, forcing passengers to hand over bags and cell phones and leaving at least two with head injuries, witnesses told the transit agency. The incident — the first of its kind in recent memory — occurred around 9:30 p.m. Saturday at Coliseum Station. According to a police summary, witnesses said 50 to 60 juveniles flooded the station, jumped the fare gates and rushed to the second-story train platform. Some of the robbers apparently...
  • Oops, Oakland City Website Down; Domain Name Not Renewed

    04/14/2017 9:01:56 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 5 replies
    San Jose Mercury News ^ | April 13, 2017 | Dave Debolt
    The city of Oakland’s website was down Thursday for some Internet users because the city had not renewed its domain name, spokeswoman Karen Boyd said. People trying to access oaklandnet.com were met a placeholder page for a domain registration site, which read, “back order domain, renew now.” The city’s information technology department has renewed the domain name “but it takes time to propagate” to all the servers, Boyd said.
  • The NFL used to shun Las Vegas. Why is it moving a team there?

    04/02/2017 10:28:30 PM PDT · by TBP · 35 replies
    Washington Post ^ | March 29 | David G. Schwartz
    The gambling industry here and football have been seeing each other secretly since the 1960s. But Monday’s 31-to-1 vote by league owners to permit the Oakland Raiders to move to Las Vegas with (for now) no stipulations about sports betting is a sign that the league’s and city’s status has changed from “it’s complicated” to “in a relationship.” The reason? Las Vegas has been sanitized a bit, and the National Football League isn’t as clean-cut as it once appeared. So what changed before Monday’s vote? Las Vegas is no longer a desert oasis dominated by gambling; it’s a major metropolitan...
  • California Schools Cut Meat, Cheese From Lunches To Fight Global Warming

    02/15/2017 4:05:43 PM PST · by lowbridge · 49 replies
    Daily caller ^ | February 15, 2017 | Andrew Follett
    Oakland schools partnered with the environmental group Friends of the Earth (FOE) to fight global warming by making student lunches climate-friendly. FOE gave kids a lunch menu designed to eliminate foods it says are “unsustainable for our planet.” The new menu features far less meat and more plant-based food. Any meat or cheese the school did use came from “pastured, organic dairy cows.” The student’s lunch menu went from beef hot dogs and pepperoni pizza to vegan stir fry tofu and vegan tostadas. The new FOE-approved menu served meat and cheese-less frequently and reduced the portion sizes. “This is a...
  • (12/05/16) Month Old Oakland Fire Article: More than 30 dead after fire in artist's warehouse

    01/09/2017 3:23:14 AM PST · by Freedom of Speech Wins · 9 replies
    More than 30 dead in fire at artists’ warehouse in California | At least 36 people have died after a fire broke out in a warehouse that was home to an artists’ collective in Oakland, California. According to The Art Newspaper, the fire began during a party at the complex on Friday night, engulfing the entire building. The warehouse, known as the ‘Ghost Ship’, housed multiple studios where artists produced work in a variety of media. The New York Times reported on Sunday that the premises had been under investigation by health and safety officials for code violations: the property...
  • Families of 2 Oakland warehouse fire victims file 1st lawsuits

    12/24/2016 3:52:21 PM PST · by SteveH · 17 replies
    Sfgate ^ | 12/23/2016 | Kimberly veklerov
    Parents of a young woman and man who were killed in the Oakland Ghost Ship fire sued the owner and operators of the converted warehouse Friday for maintaining a “death trap” that caused 36 people to lose their lives.
  • Oakland "Ghost Ship" warehouse co-op leader's lawyers blame government for fire

    12/20/2016 6:33:33 PM PST · by SteveH · 15 replies
    cbs news ^ | December 20, 2016
    Attorneys for master tenant Derick Ion Almena at the “Ghost Ship” warehouse in Oakland where 36 people died in a fire Dec. 2 issued a statement Monday saying he didn’t engage in criminal misconduct and alleging that government agencies are responsible for the fire. High profile attorney Tony Serra and colleagues Jeffrey Krasnoff and Kyndra Miller also alleged that the Alameda County District Attorney’s Office, which is conducting a criminal investigation into the fire, has a conflict of interest, reports CBS San Francisco. The attorneys said they would be the courtroom attorneys for Almena, 46, if any charges are filed...
  • Oakland warehouse fire in 2015 foretold of Ghost Ship disaster

    12/20/2016 1:30:30 PM PST · by SteveH · 1 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | December 20, 2016 7:00am | Rachel Swan
    <p>Nearly two years before a fire killed 36 people inside an Oakland warehouse that city officials say they did not inspect because they considered it vacant, a fire killed two people at a similarly non-permitted live-work building in West Oakland.</p>
  • Survivor who jumped from Ghost Ship window recalls fire horror

    12/20/2016 1:27:17 PM PST · by SteveH · 16 replies
    san francisco chronicle ^ | December 19, 2016 8:58am | Kimberly Veklerov
    "I shouldn't be alive, and I've lit 36 candles every day since," Aaron Marin said, referring to the 36 people who lost their lives in the Ghost Ship fire. He has returned to his Portland, Ore., home, but is deeply shaken by his experience in Oakland. "I shouldn't be alive, and I've lit 36 candles every day since," Aaron Marin said, referring to the 36 people who lost their lives in the Ghost Ship fire. He has returned to his Portland, Ore., home, but is deeply shaken by his experience in Oakland. Just before the Ghost Ship lost power, a...