OAKLAND — In the two and half years before a deadly warehouse fire killed 36 people, Oakland police made regular visits to the Ghost Ship artists’ collective. They investigated an illegal rave, a pistol-whipping incident, thefts, reports of child abuse, a stabbing, threats with guns, drug sales, illegal housing, storing stolen property, allegations of rape, even reports of people barricaded inside. Records released Wednesday show that police visited the building and associated properties 35 times between mid-2014 and the Dec. 2 fire. Yet never did officers take action to shutter the dangerously cluttered, illegally converted warehouse — or make referrals to other city departments empowered to shut it down.
Peninsula Museum of Art, “Sculpture and Drawings by Richard Deutsch,” through Jan, 4, “Andrew Voogel: Record of Exile,” Dec, 10 through Jan, 26; artist ballet flats, cotton slippers, heart gift, womens house shoes, handmade slippers, women slippers, house shoes, ladies slippers, talk and closing reception, 1-4 p.m, Jan, 18, Peninsula Museum of Art, 1777 California Drive, Burlingame, 11 a.m, to 5 p.m., Wednesdays through Sundays, Free admission, 650-692-2101 or www.peninsulamuseum.org, Books Inc, Seth Grahame-Smith, “The Last American Vampire,” 7 p.m., Jan, 21, Books Inc., 301 Castro St., Mountain View, http://www.booksinc.net/MountainView..
In addition to possible criminal charges, Smith also is facing a negligence lawsuit filed months ago by an Alameda County man, Ronndale Esporlas, who was shot in the leg during the party. The suit also names former 49er Delanie Walker, now with the Tennessee Titans. David Kleczek, the attorney representing Esporlas, did not return a phone call seeking comment. Ballistics tests indicate that Esporlas and another man were not shot by Smith or Walker. In addition, Smith fired a handgun, not any of the assault rifles, sources said.
Palo Alto Philharmonic Baroque, 8 p.m, Sept, 9, First Lutheran Church, 600 Homer Ave., Palo Alto, $10-$22, www.paphil.org or at ballet flats, cotton slippers, heart gift, womens house shoes, handmade slippers, women slippers, house shoes, ladies slippers, the door, Pianist Sarah Cahill, 7:30 p.m, Sept, 9.Tateuchi Hall; Community School of Music and Arts, Finn Center, 230 San Antonio Circle, Mountain View, Free, www.arts4all.org or 650-917-6800, ext, 305, Florida Georgia Line, with Nelly, Chris Lane, Russell Dickerson, 5:30 p.m, Sept, 16, Shoreline Amphitheatre, Mountain VIew, $31.25-$72, www.livenation.com, Jason Aldean, with Chris Young, Kane Brown, Dee Jay Silver, 6 p.m, Sept, 30, Shoreline Amphitheatre, Mountain View, $31.75-$71.75, www.livenation.com..
All performances will be at the Diablo Valley College Performing Arts Center, 321 Golf Club Road in Pleasant Hill. This magical musical, created and directed by Leslie Noel, is great entertainment for the whole family. The Peter Pan Foundation is a nonprofit organization made up of local students ages 10 to 25 dedicated to helping other kids. Proceeds benefit Children’s Hospital & Research Center Oakland and The Make-A-Wish Foundation. Tickets are $20 for adults and $10 for youths 18 and younger, and can be ordered online at www.peterpanfoundation.org.
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