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Posted inCrime & Safety, Obituaries

Donna Kellogg, local musician and adventurer on ‘such a good path’

By Sarah Hotchkiss / KQED Donna Kellogg could brighten a room just by walking into it. The 32-year-old Oakland resident worked for Highwire Coffee Roasters at both the company’s San Pablo Avenue and Flowerland nursery locations in Berkeley and Albany. Prior to that, she was a longtime employee at Berkeley’s California Theatre. Friend and former California […]

Posted inCommunity, Crime & Safety, Schools

Photos: UC Berkeley holds vigil for victims of Oakland fire

UC Berkeley held a vigil Thursday at noon to honor the memory of five people with university ties who lost their lives in Oakland’s Ghost Ship fire last week. Among the 36 confirmed fatalities are two undergraduates, roommates Jenny Morris, 21, of Foster City and Vanessa Plotkin, 21, of Lakewood; recent graduates Griffin Madden, 23, who worked for Cal Performances and […]

Posted inCommunity, Crime & Safety, Obituaries

Remembering Jonathan Bernbaum, world-renowned visual projection artist, 1982-2016

Jonathan Bernbaum died tragically and much too soon in the Oakland Ghost Ship fire at the age of 34. At the time of his death, Jonathan was a world-renowned visual projection artist in the world of electronic dance music. Born in Berkeley, Jonathan graduated from Berkeley High School in 2000 and from Brandeis University in […]

Posted inCommunity, Crime & Safety

Memorials begin for 11 people connected with Berkeley who died in Oakland Ghost Ship fire

Highwire Coffee at 2049 San Pablo Ave. will hold a memorial at 4 p.m. Tuesday to remember two employees who died in the Ghost Ship warehouse fire on Friday night. Donna Kellogg, 32, and Em Bohlka, 33, both of Oakland, worked for Highwire, which has stores in Oakland and Berkeley. (Kellogg was also a barista […]

Posted inCommunity, Crime & Safety, Obituaries

Remembering David Cline: ‘A ferociously brilliant student and impossibly bright mind’

By Neil Cline My brother, David Riley Cline, passed away in the Oakland Fire. He and his friend Griffin Madden attended the event together that night and were not residents of Ghostship. David was an incredible man, an amazing brother, a perfect son and an inspiring friend to everyone who was fortunate enough to have him […]

Posted inCommunity, Crime & Safety

Beloved ‘VJ’ and Berkeley High alum killed in Oakland fire; LA vigil planned for Jonathan Bernbaum on Monday

A talented visual artist from Berkeley who made a name for himself in the international electronic music scene is reportedly among those killed Friday night in the Ghost Ship warehouse fire in Oakland. Friends and former classmates have planned a “candlelight and laser vigil” Monday night for 34-year-old Jonathan Bernbaum at USC’s School of Cinematic Arts. He graduated […]

Posted inCommunity, Crime & Safety

As death toll from Oakland fire rises to 33, 3 with Berkeley ties are dead, 3 others reported missing

Update, Monday, Dec. 5, 8:55 a.m. A talented visual artist from Berkeley who made a name for himself in the international electronic music scene is reportedly among those killed Friday night in the Ghost Ship warehouse fire in Oakland. Friends and former classmates have planned a “candlelight and laser vigil” Monday night for 34-year-old Jonathan Bernbaum at USC’s School […]