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Oakland organizations rally behind city’s arts community

Winston Goertz-Giffen, co-founder of the Oakland Family Fund, which helps those affected by the Ghost Ship fire, poses with his wares. The art sale was set up to assist those affected by the fire, as well as the Oakland Warehouse Coalition and the nonprofit organization Land Action. Photo by Abner Hauge.

After weeks of rain, light from a clear blue sky filtered into the windows of the second-story ballroom at the Starline Social Club in Oakland on Sunday. Artists, musicians and community members walked slowly across the wooden dance floor, eyes fixed on the displays: bright watercolor and acrylic paintings, cassettes of albums by local musicians,…

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