Imagine this: Your parents are in their 80s. They both have chronic health conditions. And they’re stuck on a cruise ship with people who have the coronavirus — and they can’t get off.
Rents in the Bay Area are among the highest in the country, pushing many artists into illegal work/live spaces like the Ghost Ship, where a fire left 36 dead. Now, officials vow to step up regulation.
Derick Almena leased and managed the warehouse known as “Ghost Ship,” which burned down over the weekend, killing at least 36 people. He gave an agonized, frequently tense interview on the Today show.
A devastating fire on Friday killed at least 36 people at an artists’ collective in Oakland, Calif. Firefighters have temporarily halted recovery efforts after they noticed a wall was leaning.
A number of officers are accused of having sex with a teenager; others allegedly sent racist texts. The mayor’s office is taking control after the chief and then two acting chiefs resigned in a row.
What comes from such tragic events are crucial lessons about policing for other cities. Mainly, they’ve taught officials the importance of keeping the public informed and good community relationships.