By Barbara Falconer Newhall
Why bother with regulations? Why not just slash them and trash them, as Donald Trump has decided to do at the federal level?
Why bother? Because regulations, federal, state and local, keep people safe. Because without carefully conceived and implemented regulations, people die. People like the 36 artists, musicians and party goers who perished on Dec. 2, when Oakland’s Ghost Ship warehouse-turned-artists-loft burst into flames.