Mourning those lost in Oakland’s Ghost Ship fire Video: Chris Preovolos They were the essence of the creative community — musicians and artists and filmmakers, guitar and keyboard players, radio hosts and sound engineers. One was the teenage son of an Alameda County sheriff’s deputy, one a poet, one an attorney, another a teacher. The catastrophic fire Dec. 2 at an underground music event in an Oakland warehouse known as the Ghost Ship killed 36 people, the deadliest structure fire in California in more than a century. It stole immeasurable talent, youth and promise, ripping a hole in an eclectic and vibrant world. Here are some of their stories: Back to Gallery Profiles of those who died in huge warehouse fire in Oakland Facebook Twitter Email LinkedIn Reddit Pinterest Comments 97 Barrett Clark A bearded sound engineer, DJ, outdoorsman and “connoisseur of culture,” Barrett Clark was indispensable to countless Bay Area music venues and festivals. The 35-year-old provided audio tech for nightspots including Bottom of the Hill, Mezzanine and DNA Lounge in San Francisco. “He could make any band sound great,” said friend Chiyo Nukaga. “He was loved by so many in the music and art community in Oakland and… Read full this story
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