Matthias Gafni

winner of Pulitzer Prize for his 2017 coverage of the Ghost Ship fire for the East Bay Times; currently a reporter for the San Francisco Chronicle

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Families of the people who died in the Oakland Ghost Ship fire three years ago are not happy with Thursday's verdicts. Two men were on trial. One defendant was found not guilty.

Oakland Ghost Ship defendants: one not guilty, one not convicted

Families of the people who died in the Oakland Ghost Ship fire three years ago are not happy with Thursday's verdicts. Two men were on trial. One defendant was found not guilty.

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“Does a judge turn a blind eye and let PG&E continue what you’re doing, let you keep killing people?” asked U.S. District Judge William Alsup in court on Wednesday.

Federal Judge overseeing PG&E blasts the utility for recent wildfires

“Does a judge turn a blind eye and let PG&E continue what you’re doing, let you keep killing people?” asked U.S. District Judge William Alsup in court on Wednesday.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

A Minnesota law firm released a report yesterday that lists 212 priests in the Bay Area that have been accused of sexual misconduct with children; 33 of them are in the San Jose…

‘Sexorcism:’ a sex addict, a priest, and an exorcism

A Minnesota law firm released a report yesterday that lists 212 priests in the Bay Area that have been accused of sexual misconduct with children; 33 of them are in the San Jose…

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

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