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Past articles by Laura:

ABC7 reporter Laura Anthony retires after more than 30 years as a journalist

After more than 30 years as a journalist, 20 of them here at ABC7, reporter Laura Anthony is retiring. → Read More

Sierra snow survey reveals epic snowfall at start of winter season

The first snow survey of the season brought the kind of news everyone hoped for, a huge snowpack for this time of year. As good as it looks now, what really matters for California's water outlook is what's left of it in the spring. → Read More

Pipeline operator to pay millions for last year's 63K-gallon gasoline spill in Walnut Creek canal

"While we can't undo the damage already done to the community and the environment," said California Attorney General Rob Bonta, "we are here today to secure justice for the residents of Walnut Creek." → Read More

Scott Peterson's family still split over his guilt in murder of pregnant wife Laci Peterson

"I wish he would take just a fraction of pain away and just be honest." Scott Peterson's sister is certain her brother is guilty while Peterson's sister-in-law continues to proclaim his innocence after nearly two decades. → Read More

'I fear for my business': Oakland cannabis dispensaries say they've lost $5M in recent thefts

'It's more dangerous now than before it was legal': Some business owners say without more protection, they may be forced to leave Oakland. It's a thought that brought one owner to tears. → Read More

Stores no longer opening on Thanksgiving Day for early Black Friday shopping

Black Friday shopping is off to a slower start than in years past, as less stores are opening on Thanksgiving. → Read More

'Work together': Oakland pot dispensaries ask police for help with roving thieves

Oakland pot dispensaries are calling on police to help protect their stores as some have been hit in a string of organized Bay Area thefts. → Read More

Videos show scope of Bay Area's weekend of organized retail robberies

Groups of thieves ransacked stores across the Bay Area over the past week, robbing merchandise worth tens of thousands of dollars. Retailers and shoppers are on edge, calling for answers. → Read More

'Punch in the gut': Bay Area feels impact of Kyle Rittenhouse not-guilty verdicts

"Everyone in America seems to have a common sense that if Kyle Rittenhouse were Latino or Black, that everything would've been completely different," says a politics professor at University of San Francisco. → Read More

'Cars shot up, homes shot up:' Oakland police chief laments violence in his city

With his city mired in violence, Oakland Police Chief LeRonne Armstrong sat down with ABC7 News to discuss the unprecedented firepower on the streets. → Read More

Bay Area food banks grapple with surging costs, supply chain delays ahead of Thanksgiving

In just one month, the food bank's cost for seven core items rose $60,000. The price for one item alone, oatmeal, has jumped 18 percent... And then there are supply chain issues. → Read More

Bay Area counties, businesses say they're ready for next atmospheric river

San Rafael businesses are preparing for the next storm while still dealing with damage from the last one, which brought 12 inches of rain to the city in 24 hours. → Read More

Oakland Ballet's 'Luna Mexicana' celebrates Latino culture, pays respect to pandemic loss

The show is inspired by Dia de los Muertos, but in the age of COVID, it's also meant to raise awareness about the pandemic's deep impact on the Latino community. → Read More

Oakland opens new tiny home village near Lake Merritt for the city's unhoused

Oakland's "Lakeview Village" near Lake Merritt will provide transitional housing for those already living in the area in nearby tent encampments. → Read More

'Mask up, have fun': Bay Area celebrates return of Halloween after 2 year pause

High vaccination rates and fewer COVID restrictions are allowing kids and their parents enjoy the spooky weekend. → Read More

East Bay levee breached after 100-year closure in effort to restore rare wildlife to marshland

Breaching the levee allowed tens of thousands of gallons of bay water to rush in. One of the goals is to restore rare wildlife to the Pacheco Marsh, which had been dormant for a century. → Read More

Timeline for reopening underground BART bathrooms closed for 20 years

BART announces timeline for reopening underground bathrooms that were closed since 2001. → Read More

'We're serious': Bay Area parents to protest school vaccine mandates by keeping kids home Monday

"We know that if our children stay home from school that that will impact the funding that schools will get for that day," said parent Babe Prieto, who supports the walkout. "And we want them to know that we're serious about not being forced to vaccinate our children." → Read More

BART approves mandatory employee COVID vaccines, but not all on board

BART says it is still working out what the "repercussions" would be for those who don't want to be vaccinated. One BART employee disagrees with the mandate being a condition of employment, stating, "For any other healthcare question we're encouraged to get a second opinion." → Read More

Richmond PD Chief put on paid leave; allegations she broke law to save daughter from sex trafficking

Chief French and her husband Oakland Police Sgt. Lee French, are both on leave, after allegations made by their 18-year-old daughter that the couple became physical and threatened both she and the man the teen calls her partner, 34-year-old Joe Goldman, who is now in an Alameda County jail charged with human trafficking. → Read More