Alameda County

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 warehouse (Eric Risberg / Associated Press)

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.

Go-kart pursuit (YouTube / Screenshot)

Oakland Will Pay Occupy $1.36 Million–at Least $3,000 Each

A federal judge has ruled that the city of Oakland and Alameda County must pay a combined $1.36 million to 360 Occupy Oakland protesters who were jailed and held, en masse, for between 12 and 85 hours on January 28, 2012. Many Occupy Oakland demonstrators will receive $3,000 each.

Occupy Protest (File/Reuters)