As sentencing approaches following a warehouse fire that killed 36, artists on the fringes struggle to find spaces to live and workArtists and musicians in Oakland faced a horrific task when they awoke on 3 December 2016: figuring out if their friends were dead or alive.The fire at the Ghost Ship warehouse party that killed 36 people led to an agonizing weekend of futile searches, crowdsourced spreadsheets of missing people, and a rapidly rising body count. It felt like rock bottom for some – until the eviction threats began days later. Continue reading…

Source: https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2018/aug/09/oakland-ghost-ship-fire-sentencing-evictions-deaths

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