On the night of Friday, December 2, 2016, 36 people perished, almost all young adults, and many more suffered physical and psychological injuries in a horrific fire that consumed the Ghost Ship building in the Fruitvale District of Oakland. The fire started near midnight during an electronic music show in the converted warehouse. It was the deadliest structural blaze in California since the 1906 San Francisco earthquake and fire.
My heart, and those of the entire Bay Area, go out to the families and friends whose loved ones died at the Ghost Ship on December 2, 2016. The horrific inferno at the converted, two-story warehouse constitutes the deadliest structure blaze in California since the 1906 San Francisco earthquake and fire.
Nearly a year and a half ago, the Bay Area was rocked by the senseless deaths of six young people who died in the collapse of an apartment balcony in Berkeley. Last Friday night, we experienced another tragedy affecting young people, though with a far greater loss of life. My heart, and those of the entire Bay Area, go out to the families and friends whose loved ones died in the horrific Oakland warehouse fire.
A driver fleeing police caused a head-on crash in the Webster-Posey Tube in Alameda early Tuesday morning, seriously injuring one person and blocking traffic for more than seven hours. According to Alameda police, the suspect was fleeing from a routine traffic stop when he entered the tube in the wrong direction, causing the head-on collision. The police have not released the name of the injured driver or of the suspect, who was apprehended fleeing from his car following the accident.