Laura Anthony, ABC7 News

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Recent articles by Laura:

Bay Area heat wave: Tri-Valley residents conserve energy amid triple-digit temps; Oakland braces for possible fires

Often exempt from heat waves that strike the inland communities of the East Bay, Oakland and surrounding cities have not been spared this time around. Also, the Tri-Valley is conserving energy amid triple-digit temps with a statewide Flex Alert in effect. → Read More

Oakland's Fruitvale District a COVID-19 hot spot as California sees decline in positivity rate

While California overall continues to see declines in positive rates from COVID-19 testing, some Bay Area communities are lagging behind, like Oakland's Fruitvale District. → Read More

Hennessey Fire: Napa County couple loses 'dream home' in wildfire, but wedding altar still stands among the wreckage

Bernat and Anne Riudavets moved to Napa County four years ago and got married on the property. Although the Hennessey Fire destroyed their home, their wedding altar is somehow still standing. → Read More

Hennessey Fire: Evacuations ordered in Vacaville as wildfire destroys dozens of homes

Several wildfires collectively called the LNU Lightning Complex fires, including the Hennessey Fire, have prompted widespread evacuation orders in the North Bay and burned tens of thousands of acres, CAL FIRE officials said. → Read More

'Gerald,' Oakland's combative turkey, standing his ground as city crews try to track him down

ELUSIVE BIRD: Gerald is accused of attacking visitors at an Oakland rose garden and even cars, and now with a plan in place to relocate the turkey, city crews can't seem to track him down. → Read More

Woman accused of driving through BLM protest in CA says she was assaulted, police investigating

Alea Sanders says the otherwise peaceful Black Lives Matter demonstration march she organized nearly turned deadly when a white SUV suddenly sped through the crowd as dozens of people marched down the middle of Sonoma Avenue. → Read More

Woman accused of driving through BLM protest in CA says she was assaulted, police investigating

A Black Lives Matter protest in Santa Rosa, California nearly turned deadly when a driver in an SUV sped through the crowd of demonstrators. Police are investigating after both the driver and protesters claimed they were victims of an unprovoked attack. → Read More

WATCH LIVE: Golden State Killer Joseph DeAngelo pleading guilty to murder, rape charges

Golden State Killer Joseph DeAngelo is accused of crimes that extend from 1973 through 1986 across more than a dozen California counties, starting with early bedroom ransackings and a murder in the San Joaquin Valley. → Read More

Golden State Killer Joseph DeAngelo pleas guilty to murder, rape charges

Golden State Killer Joseph DeAngelo is accused of crimes that extend from 1973 through 1986 across more than a dozen California counties, starting with early bedroom ransackings and a murder in the San Joaquin Valley. → Read More

Parents protest pay raise for highly-paid San Ramon Valley Unified superintendent, top administrators

Parents in the San Ramon Valley Unified School District staged a protest Thursday after their school board voted to give its highly-paid superintendent and other top administrators a raise. → Read More

Coronavirus Impact: 6 Bay Area school districts extend temporary closures into May

"It's certainly tough for everybody, our students, our staff." School districts in six Bay Area counties have extended temporary school closures through early May. → Read More

Coronavirus Impact: Napa County ready for yet another emergency; COVID-19 shelter in place

"We have four seasons in Napa - earthquakes, fires, floods and repair," said Dr. Jeffrey Yablon, a retired neurosurgeon who calls the idyllic wine country town his home. → Read More

Oakland City Council pushes to increase citizen police commission power days after chief firing

Just days after the Oakland citizen police commission voted unanimously to fire Police Chief Anne Kirkpatrick, the City Council is planning to greatly increase the commission's power and further separate it from city administration. → Read More

Fired Oakland Police Chief Anne Kirkpatrick levels accusations at Mayor Libby Schaaf, police commission

Former Oakland Police Chief Anne Kirkpatrick breaking her silence less than a week after she was abruptly fired by the Oakland Police Commission and she's leveling some serious allegations at the commission and her former boss Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf. → Read More

Oakland's McClymonds High School closed for chemical testing

McClymonds High School in Oakland is closed since Thursday morning while officials test for possible chemicals in groundwater around the campus, the school district confirmed to ABC7. → Read More

WATCH LIVE: Bernie Sanders holds rally in Richmond ahead of California Primary

Democratic presidential candidate Senator Bernie Sanders will be in the East Bay for a rally in Richmond. → Read More

Man dies in horrific high-speed crash in Vallejo, witnesses say police had been pursuing Honda

The California Highway Patrol is investigating a high speed, single-car crash that led to a man's death. Witnesses say the crash came at the end of a police pursuit. → Read More

Alamo family believes dog died because 911 call wasn't routed to fire department; says they were told to take choking dog to vet

HEARTBREAKING: An East Bay family believes their beloved German Shepard, Kora, would still be alive if their 911 call had been routed to the right agency during a choking incident on Christmas morning. → Read More

The face of homelessness in Oakland, woman escaping abusive relationship living in SUV

"Not everybody is on drugs, not everybody is drinking," Ballard shares the reality of what it's like to be homeless in Oakland. → Read More

Mayor announces success of 'Keep Oakland Housed' program; Home Depot campers get ready to move

15 months in, Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf says a program designed to keep people from becoming homeless in her city is working. → Read More