The Oakland warehouse was cited for building code violations with trash littered on the premises and NOT stated for residential.
FROM GOLDEN DONNA:
Joel is safe but like many people he is heartbroken and has several friends among the missing. Please refrain from messaging this page or Joel's personal channels unless you have information on the Oakland fire victims. Sending love to everyone affected by this horrific event.
FROM NY DAILY NEWS:
A thread was created on the Golden Donna 100% Silk 2016 West Coast Tour event page where concert-goers can list themselves as safe while family members and friends can inquire into those still missing.
FROM L.A. TIMES:
Officials are preparing for up to 40 deaths at a crowded concert, held at a warehouse that did not have the required permit for such an event.
FROM CBS NEWS:
FROM L.A. WEEKLY:
FROM DAVID MARKS:
Making a new post with the names we currently have missing at the sherrifs office. PLEASE comment if you know 100% if any of these people are safe:
Chelsea Faith Dolan
Barrett Clark (R.I.P)
Justin Fritz aka Feral Pines (R.I.P.)
Sara Joda (R.I.P.)
Jennifer Kiyomi Tanouye
Cash Askew (R.I.P)
Chase aka Nex Iguolo
Denaldo Nicole Renae aka Nicole Siegrist
Travis Hough (R.I.P.)
Joey Casio aka Joseph Matlock
If you DONT see a name here you KNOW to be missing tell us please. And please only comment here if you know something for sure.
FROM L.A. TIMES:
Our hearts go out the all the friends & family who are suffering losses in the wake of the Oakland fire. As the media tries to dismiss what happened as another tragic accident at an unregulated rave, it's fair to say that as the cost of living goes up, the value for human life seems to goes down. Few people will ever understand the true value of underground artistic communities and how culture is created from the underground up and not top down. It is these exact communities that help shape the cultural landscape that so deeply enriches all of our lives and it is with an understanding and appreciation of this that should be remembered with those who have passed.
FROM MAXIMUM ROCK AND ROLL:
A tragic and terrible fire took the lives of many in the Oakland DIY community including some friends of the magazine. Please consider donating to help cover funeral costs, people displaced from their homes, hospital bills, and the like.
FROM DAIS RECORDS:
Rest in Peace Cash. You will forever be in our thoughts and hearts.
Devastated by the loss of Dais family and dear friend Cash Askew. She was without a doubt one of the most talented and loving people we've ever known... We will never be the same.
I won't pretend I knew Cash Askew of Them Are Us Too and Prist, but I had the distinct honor of being on the same bill with her at both Terminus (with TAUT) and at DB20 (as Prist) this year. All I can tell you is the impression I got from her performing: She was the real deal, and I believed then and now that she had something very special to share with the world. That ended tragically this weekend, as she was one of the victims of the Ghost Ship fire in Oakland. I'm still in shock over it, as even though I didn't know her she was a part of our little world. We lost one of our own. Hell, many of our own, as the body count continues to rise. I feel very fortunate that another friend performing there made it out.
FROM UNCONDITIONAL ARMS:
I will never be able to a certain exactly how the universe can shift overnight. It’s immense ability to be unfair, unruly and horrific. The dichotomy between being asleep in my bed while my friends are trapped in a burning building just 10 blocks away. The Ghost Ship fire has taken so much from us, our loved ones, and Oakland’s proudest communities.
We’ve been tucked away working on a new record. It’s very close to finished. All of us have our hearts are inside of it. We were not planning to have anything surface from it for quite awhile, but there’s really no fucking way we are just going to sit here and do nothing in the wake of this truly saddening, horrific event that has put an arrow right through our hearts. We need to help our friends. We need to help our family. We will use our art to do so.
Every single cent from your purchase will go to The Gray Area Fire Relief fund, the Resident Support fund (for those displaced who lived in the building), and the Trans Assistance Project until January 1st, 2017. Then this whole thing goes away.
If you would like to donate directly, please do so below.
Gray Area Fire Relief - https://www.youcaring.com/firevictimsofoaklandfiredec232016…
Resident Support - https://www.gofundme.com/ghost-ship-fire-residents-support
Trans Assistance Project - https://www.transassistance.org/oakland-donations/
This will not pass. Oakland, we hope this can help you. If you need us, send us a message. We are here with you.
We are devastated by the sudden and tragic loss of Barrett Clark. He was a great friend, live sound engineer and long time supporter of Castle. Our deepest condolences to his family and friends. He will be greatly missed. RIP, our brother in chaos.
FROM DANCE SAFE:
FROM BURNING MAN (FESTIVAL-NEVADA):
In some of the media reporting, Askew, Bohlka, and Pines have been misgendered and their birth names used. Journalists should refer to all of them with the names shown above and with female pronouns. (Feral Pines' family has also stated that Feral sometimes used names Riley and Fyrah).
Our hearts go out to the loved ones of all of the victims.
FROM L.A. TIMES:
Here are their stories. http://lat.ms/2hmjMmx
FROM THE GAURDIAN: