One Year On: Remembering Oakland’s Ghost Ship Fire

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A man lights a candle at a vigil for the victims of a warehouse fire that has claimed the lives of at least thirty-six people on December 5, 2016 in Oakland, California. (Photo: Elijah Nouvelage/Getty Images)

Saturday marks one year since a fire that killed 36 people broke out during a party at the Ghost Ship warehouse in Oakland. We mark the anniversary by talking to members of the artistic community affected by the fire about life after the tragic losses. And we’ll check in with city officials about the changing landscape for artists, musicians and people living in nontraditional housing in Oakland.

Nihar Bhatt, DJ with San Francisco Surface Tension Collective
Sinuba Dreem, artist and musician; involved with Safer DIY Spaces
Matthais Gafni, investigative reporter, East Bay Times
William Gilchrist, planning and building director, City of Oakland