Juan Carlos Guerrero, ABC7 News

Juan Carlos Guerrero

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San Francisco Bay Area, CA, United States

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Oakland Chinatown insider shares the neighborhood's fascinating history

Long-time residents of Oakland's Chinatown share their stories for a project that aims to preserve the community's history. → Read More

Unveiling the secrets of Chinatown's Eastern Bakery in San Francisco

Eastern Bakery has been around 98 years in San Francisco Chinatown. It's the go-to place for mooncakes and coffee crunch cake. → Read More

New California laws in 2023: Minimum wage increase, legal jaywalking and more

Juneteenth becomes a state holiday, jaywalking becomes legal in safe situations, cyclists get new protections on city roads and more. Here are laws going into effect in California Jan. 1: → Read More

TIMELINE: How the murder of transgender teenager Gwen Araujo unfolded

Struggles early in life. Gender transition as a young teen. Tragic events in 2002 that led to her brutal murder. This is the life and death story of 17-year-old Gwen Araujo. → Read More

$100 month for rent? Real estate firm cuts deal with artist to transform shuttered SF storefront

Two years after being boarded up, a Valencia Street building reopened thanks to a special pact between a real estate firm and a San Francisco artist. → Read More

Why is it so hard to clean up the Tenderloin? It's complicated

About 800 homeless people from the Tenderloin district have been housed since San Francisco's mayor declared an emergency in the area. But housing the remaining homeless population, many of whom suffer from drug addiction, has proved challenging. → Read More

How eco-friendly are electric vehicles? It all depends on the battery

Electric vehicles don't emit any pollution, but that doesn't mean they aren't a potential environmental hazard. It all comes down to how the battery is manufactured and dismantled. → Read More

How a community-led organization is fighting for those affected by environmental racism

"My neighborhood is going to kill me." Tiffany Williams grew up in the Bayview District and was recently diagnosed with thyroid cancer at 32. She suspects living next to the Hunters Point Naval Shipyard is to blame. Here's how Greenaction is helping that community: → Read More

'I covered their eyes and we ran away': Family recounts what it's like living in SF's Tenderloin

Jacques Bidjima has seen people bleeding from a gunshot wound and others overdosing while walking his kids to school in San Francisco's Tenderloin District. → Read More

Firefighters relying on artificial intelligence to fight California wildfires

These type of tools will prove vital as climate change makes wildfires worse. → Read More

Craft fairs are back! Good news for local artists whose earnings crashed during the pandemic

"There's a lot of talk right now about supply chain and gifts, but there's a lot of local people making amazing art," says one local artists, who sees the fairs an opportunity for the Bay Area to shop local for the holidays. → Read More

How a Bay Area nonprofit thinks it can stop illegal immigration with better farming

Tens of thousands of Guatemalans come the U.S. every year in pursuit of a better life. They say there are no opportunities for them in Guatemala, but on Bay Area nonprofit is trying to change that. → Read More

Day of the Dead's La Catrina can teach us about impact of our social media use

La Catrina is an elegantly dressed skeleton who was not always associated with Day of the Dead. Her original message goes directly to the social media generation. → Read More

List of Bay Area events to celebrate Día de los Muertos

With the pandemic slowing, many organizations are returning to in-person events to commemorate Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) in the San Francisco Bay Area. → Read More

30 years after firestorm ravaged East Bay hills, here's what's being done to keep it from repeating

In just a few hours, a fire driven by fierce winds destroyed more than 3,5000 homes and killed 25 people in the Oakland and Berkeley hills. The people that survived and rebuilt in the area have a determination to never let the fire happen again. → Read More

Oakland Hills Fire 30 years later: Survivors' stories captured in new ABC7 documentary 'Firestorm'

Wildfires don't just happen in the wild. They can happen in the middle of cities, too. And they are terrifying. Take a look back at the firestorm that tore through the East Bay Hills, streaming now on our ABC7 News Bay Area app. → Read More

How art, Instagram helped this Latina activist figure out why it's cool to be Central American

Smug and bold: Latina activist Gabriela Aleman creates pop art illustrations to bring dignity and joy to her neighborhood → Read More

Oakland students and teachers deal with vaccination requirements as school resumes

"Even though you can't see the smiles, you can hear them and you can feel them." After 18 months away, students at Oakland's McClymonds High School return to campus as teachers and staff worry about rising COVID infections. → Read More

California begins offering free school meals to all 6.2 million students

"My hope for the future is that school meals for all are truly part of a movement and that it is starting here in California and that every kid at school can have healthy, sustainable, nutritious food and that it's students' favorite meal of the day," said LaTorre. → Read More

Is desalination the answer to California's drought? Here's what experts say

As the drought worsens, some communities are taking a closer look at seawater desalination as a reliable source of drinking water. While the technology works, environmentalists have concerns. → Read More