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December 06, 2016
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Oakland Fire Underscores Urgent Need for Legit Art Spaces, Nonprofit Leaders Say

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Fire destroyed a warehouse in Oakland where artists lived illegally due to high rents in the city.

Amid shock in the Bay Area after a fire killed more than 35 people in an Oakland warehouse this weekend, nonprofit leaders who work in the arts were not surprised to learn that the building served as a makeshift, illegal home and work space for local...

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