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Posted inObituaries

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 inObituaries

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

Jonathan Bernbaum. Photo: Courtesy the Bernbaum family 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 […]

Posted inObituaries

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

David Cline. Photo: Courtesy of Cline family 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 […]

Posted inCommunity, Crime & Safety

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

Photo: Jonathan Bernbaum 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 […]

Posted inCommunity, Crime & Safety

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

At least six people with Berkeley ties have been reported missing or deceased after Friday’s three-alarm fire in Oakland. They are (from left) Nick Gomez-Hall, David T. Cline and Donna Kellogg; and Vanessa Plotkin, Jenny Morris and Griffin Madden. Gomez-Hall, Cline and Kellogg have been confirmed to have been killed. At least six people with […]