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

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from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

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