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Oakland Artists Fear Crackdown On Illegal Living Spaces

Emergency crew workers walk in front of the site of a warehouse fire in Oakland, Calif., Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2016. The fire erupted Friday, Dec. 2, killing dozens. (Jeff Chiu/AP)
Emergency crew workers walk in front of the site of a warehouse fire in Oakland, Calif., Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2016. The fire erupted Friday, Dec. 2, killing dozens. (Jeff Chiu/AP)

The tragic warehouse fire in Oakland, Calif., is raising fears of a backlash against the city’s artists and the way many of them live and work. If the city decides to red-tag buildings that don’t have permits, artists could lose their homes and studio spaces.

Stephanie Martin Taylor ( @SMartinTaylor) from Here & Now contributor KQED reports.

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