Tag: Oakland

Oakland anti-Trump protest (Ben Margot / Associated Press)

Oakland Sets Up $300,000 Anti-Deportation Fund

Oakland, one of California’s many sanctuary cities, set up a $300,000 anti-deportation fund on Tuesday in response to President Donald Trump’s executive order last week that aims to cut off federal funds to “jurisdictions that willfully refuse to comply” with federal immigration enforcement.

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.

Oakland fire warehouse (Eric Risberg / Associated Press)

Resident of Warehouse in Oakland Fire Regrets ‘Burning Man Crowd’

The “Ghost Ship,” the warehouse and artists’ colony where 36 people lost their lives in the Oakland fire last Friday night, was “a serious attempt to bring the Black Oakland culture back into the art scene,” former resident Alexander Doré told Breitbart News. However, that vision was overrun by what Doré referred to as the “Burning Man crowd.”

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.

Go-kart pursuit (YouTube / Screenshot)

WATCH: High-Speed Go-Kart Chase on Oakland Freeway

An “unusual” video of an unidentified go-kart driver racing down the Interstate 880 in Oakland on Sunday has gone viral. Even more mysterious is who was driving the black SUV that was chasing behind the buggy, and whether it was a police vehicle.