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09 Mar 2021

Derick Almena Escapes Prison Time in Ghost Ship Trial Sentencing

Editor’s Note: This article originally forgot to includeDerick Almena’s time already served in jail counts towards his sentencing as well. Monday marked the end of a long road in the case of the Ghost Ship warehouse fire where 36 people died on the night of Dec. 2, 2016. Defendant Derick Almena,

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21 Aug 2019

Ghost Ship Jury Drama Complicates Trial

Finding suitable jurors to decide the fate of two men in a nationally covered story would prove to be a challenge from the very beginning. Keeping the jury in line throughout the long and emotional Ghost Ship trial has proven more of a headache than the selection itself. Alameda County

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18 Jan 2021

The 100 Best Cheap Eats in the Bay Area

This list of great places to eat in the Bay Area will leave you smiling and probably drooling. All these joints are incredibly well priced, locally owned, delicious, and serving takeout in 2021. You can get something delicious, that will also fill you up, at all these eateries for under

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08 May 2019

Ghost Ship Trial Underway, Highlights Failures of Many

The second iteration of the Ghost Ship trial is well underway with Wednesday marking the third day of testimony in front of a judge and jury, and a gallery packed with family, friends and media. To this point, the scene inside Department 9 of the Alameda County Superior Court has

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19 Dec 2018

Ghost Ship: Demolition and a Long December

Wednesday’s news that the Ghost Ship warehouse may be soon headed for demolition prolongs an already emotional month for the family and friends of the 36 people who died there. Dec. 2 marked the two-year anniversary of the Oakland warehouse tragedy that has become simply known as the Ghost Ship

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14 Aug 2018

Ghost Ship trial looms but justice may not be served

For families and friends of the 36 Ghost Ship Fire victims, the road to justice has been long and fraught with disappointment. A surprise ruling made Friday tipped the scale and offered those grieving a small sigh of relief, but that relief may be short-lived. Here, we dig into the

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03 Aug 2018

Ghost Ship Fire suspects accept their fate; victims’ families seek ways to pay tribute

By Amanda Davis Nearly two years after the devastating Ghost Ship Fire in Oakland, the owner and the creative director of the building finally know what their futures hold. It was announced last month that the two suspects, Derick Almena and Max Harris, plead “no contest” and accepted a deal

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04 Jul 2018

Ghost Ship fire defendants enter no contest plea, sentencing to follow

Guest Post by Nevin Long The only two defendants charged in the Ghost Ship warehouse fire, which killed 36 people on December 2, 2016, entered pleas of no contest in Alameda Superior Court Wednesday. Max Harris, 28, and Derick Almena, 48, agreed to sentences of six and nine years, respectively,

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