Derick Almena and Max Harris have been in jail since they were charged with involuntary manslaughter in June 2017, six months after people at an electronic music show struggled to escape the so-called Ghost Ship warehouse in Oakland.
By Paul Elias, Associated Press
Teachers in Oakland, California, went on strike Thursday, part of a national wave of discontent by educators over classroom conditions, pay and other issues. Student photographers at Youth Beat, a PBS NewsHour Student Reporting Lab, captured the first day of…
The hunt for a man police say killed an 18-year-old woman in an unprovoked knife attack in the San Francisco Bay Area ended where it began: In a train station.
By Lorin Eleni Gill, Olga R. Rodriguez, Associated Press
The Oakland Interfaith Gospel Choir brings together musicians and singers from at least 13 faiths and various backgrounds in order to inspire and unite. Three members offer their Brief but Spectacular take on getting along, having faith and healing through…
By PBS NewsHour
By relying on computer analysis of body camera footage, a new study provides an impartial take on policing during traffic stops as well as an automated method for assessing the behavior of police officers based on the language they use.
By Leah Rosenbaum, STAT
After the Ghost Ship warehouse fire, Oakland firefighters want to create a peer counseling program to help cope with PTSD and other mental health issues.
By Elie Khadra, KQED Arts
Salma Hagag, 51, learned to sing in Sudan as a child, before she moved to Egypt and, eventually, the United States. But nobody in her adopted country had heard her voice — until she performed at a sold-out concert in…
There are no words to convey the heartbreak felt by those closest to the Oakland Ghost Ship warehouse fire.
By PBS NewsHour
As the death toll from Friday's Oakland warehouse fire mounts, officials are investigating how the building known as the Ghost Ship was allowed to stay open despite repeated complaints of dangerous conditions. Special correspondent Joanne Jennings interviews a survivor and…
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