Tag: Breitbart California

Oakland fire warehouse (Eric Risberg / Associated Press)

Artists Call for End to Oakland Evictions

Three Bay Area residents say they have collected over 1,000 signatures from local artists and have penned a letter calling on Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf to stop landlords from evicting residents of warehouses similar to the “Ghost Ship” where 36 people perished in a deadly blaze earlier this month.

Burnt-Ramen-punk-concert (Miles Gehm / Flickr / CC)

Burnt Ramen: Richmond Artists Protest Evictions

Over 100 supporters of Richmond’s legendary underground punk venue Burnt Ramen attended a City Council meeting on Tuesday night and protested outside against the closure of their “safe space,” in what they described as a “witch hunt” by authorities following a deadly fire on Dec. 2 that claimed 36 lives in an Oakland warehouse just 12 miles away.

Oakland fire warehouse (Josh Edelson / AFP / Getty)

ATF: Overloaded Electrical Wires May Have Led to Deadly Oakland Fire

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (ATF) said Tuesday that there is “no final determination” in the Oakland fire that took 36 lives at the “Ghost Ship” warehouse on the night of December 2, but noted that overloaded electrical lines and wiring were “part of the analysis” authorities are looking at in order to determine the origin of the deadly flames.

Oakland fire (Marcio Jose Sanchez / Associated Press)

FB Post by Leader of Oakland Fire Trap Warehouse Draws Criticism

The man who heads the “Ghost Ship” artists collective, where the deadly Oakland fire broke out late Friday night, is facing a backlash over an insensitive Facebook post in which he lamented over losing “everything [he] worked so hard for,” as 24 people have been confirmed dead and at least two dozen more are still missing.

Breitbart California Happy Hour (Joel Pollak / Breitbart News)

Eureka! Breitbart California Hosts Sacramento Happy Hour

SACRAMENTO, California — Breitbart California marked its first year on the statewide media and political scene with a happy hour across the street from the State Capitol on Tuesday evening. A bipartisan crowd of legislators, staffers, political activists, journalists, think-tank scholars and well-wishers joined the Breitbart California staff at Chops Sacramento.

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San Diego Muslims Condemn Hebdo Attack–and Question Free Speech

Leaders in San Diego’s Muslim community have issued strong words of condemnation against Wednesday’s attack on the French newspaper Charlie Hebdo in Paris that left 12 dead, but have also questioned the unrestrained exercise of free speech concerning religious figures, suggesting it may cross into “hate speech.”

Teen’s Playboy Birthday Bash Ends in Dad’s Arrest

Teens brandishing lingerie and silk robes boozed it up for a Playboy Mansion-themed birthday bash under what appears to be the not-so-watchful eye of 18-year-old birthday girl Olivia Lake’s father Jeff Lake and other adults in Poway, California Friday night. Mr. Lake was reportedly arrested when neighbors’ complaints led San Diego County sheriff’s deputies to put an end to the party.

Woman Freed from Fireplace (Engineer Jared Hazelaar / Cal Fire Riverside)

Firefighters Free Naked Woman From Fireplace

Riverside County firefighters freed a naked woman from a fireplace Saturday, posting photos of the rescue to Twitter that show the woman’s soot-laden legs dangling through a hole they had opened to free her.



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