Derick Almena, the former master tenant of San Francisco Bay Area warehouse and event space Ghost Ship, has been sentenced after pleading guilty to 36 charges of involuntary manslaughter. Almena, 50, pleaded guilty in January following a devastating fire during an event at Ghost Ship in December 2016 that killed 36 people.
The master tenant of the Oakland warehouse known as the Ghost Ship, which used to host unlicensed DIY parties, has pleaded guilty to 36 charges of involuntary manslaughter following a devastating fire during an event in 2016 that killed 36 people.
$1.5 million in grants has been announced for artists and small arts nonprofits in Oakland, California.
As a response to the financial impact of COVID-19 on artists and nonprofit arts organisations, The City of Oakland has launched a new initiative titled CARES Fund for Artists and Arts Nonprofits (CARES Arts Fund).
Update 18:30 BST 30/08/2020: According to an update from twitter user @tomudj, bail has posted for Bored Lord via a bondsman and she is likely to be released from custody today.
Bored Lord has reportedly been arrested at a solidarity protest in Oakland, California.
Families of the Oakland Ghost Ship fire victims have received a $32.7 million settlement from City Of Oakland.
Derick Almena, the lead tenant and lease holder of the Ghost Ship warehouse which was destroyed in a fire in 2016 killing 36 people, is to face a retrial in March 2020.
Almena is to once again face trial for 36 counts of involuntary manslaughter following a mistrial last month in which a jury reached a 10-2 deadlock on convicting him of the charges.
A judge has declared a mistrial in the court proceedings for the tragic Ghost Ship warehouse fire of 2016.
Max Harris, who was involved in putting on events at the converted warehouse, has been acquitted on 36 counts of involuntary manslaughter from the tragedy, while the jury could not reach a verdict on Ghost Ship's lead tenant and lease holder, Derick Almena.
The trial has begun for Derick Almena and Max Harris, the two suspects believed to be responsible for the deadly fire at Oakland club Ghost Ship during a 100% Silk party in 2016.
“I've always been a student of cultural movements in a way,” Butler tells DJ Mag over Skype, speaking from their childhood home in Bermuda in between North American tour dates. “And I feel like one of the fundamental aspects of genres like punk, house, techno and hardcore was this idea that, as an individual, there is a place for you within this greater community. There is a place for your voice. Your individuality within that space is valued.”