Amanda Del Castillo, ABC7 News

Amanda Del Castillo

ABC7 News

San Jose, CA, United States

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Past articles by Amanda:

Strong gusts in parts of the Bay Area with Wind Advisory in effect Monday

While kitesurfers may be excited about the ocean conditions, there is concern on land with the Wind Advisory bringing 45-55 mph gusts. Here's when they'll be the strongest. → Read More

Water usage restrictions in Benicia after landslide near I-680 damages water line

The damage to the city's main water line has forced Benicia officials to implement a Stage 4 Critical Water Shortage alert, meaning everyone must reduce water usage by up to 40%. → Read More

SF supervisor calls for all downtown buildings to be inspected after windows shatter at 5 high-rises

There are questions now about how and why this happened -- and what's being done to prevent it from happening again. → Read More

Live storm updates: BART experiencing systemwide delays due to wind; SFO on ground delay

BART is experiencing major delays systemwide due to track issues likely from high winds, the agency says. Meanwhile, the ground stop has ended at SFO, but the airport remains on a ground delay program. → Read More

SJ's new public dashboard details progress, problems addressing homelessness

A total of eight slides highlight the city's homeless response, housing options, programs, and funding, designed to focus on the outcomes of different strategies. Mayor Mahan says it's also a way to offer greater visibility and transparency on tracking where the funding goes. → Read More

Recent college grads are 'emotionally' unprepared for 9 to 5 jobs, study shows

Social media, political and cultural divisiveness, pandemic disruptions and more, all make a list of factors impacting the professional lives of young adults who graduated in the last few years. → Read More

Activists plan weekend 'buy out' for SJ street vendors attacked in separate incidents

After recent viral videos captured two separate assaults on street vendors in San Jose, activists are stepping up to bring a cookout in support of the victims. → Read More

Video shows street vendor attacked from behind, knocked unconscious outside of SAP Center

Video shared with ABC7 News shows a violent attack on a street vendor outside the SAP Center in San Jose. Now the search is on for the suspect behind this brutal attack. → Read More

Homicide suspect arrested after man killed during altercation near Fremont gas station, police say

A man has been arrested in connection to a homicide near a Fremont gas station on Thursday, according to police. → Read More

Santa Clara Co. Sheriff's Office deletes Valentine's Day tweet, apologizes after backlash

The tweet, which has since been deleted by the department, playfully offered to take people with outstanding warrants to jail as a Valentine's Day gift. → Read More

Advocates call for action after SJ ranked top major US city in homeless youth per capita

"As the numbers go up, there's so many people that fit in that category that you would never think has experienced homelessness," SJSU student and Student Homeless Alliance member, Lana Gomez shared. → Read More

SJ statue depicting heroic Indian ruler found after being sawed off post, stolen last month

The 440-pound statue was a gift to residents of San Jose in 1999, from its Sister City of Pune, India. It was a shock to both communities and beyond after learning the statue had been stolen from atop its five-foot concrete slab. → Read More

Pres. Biden calls for bipartisan support to 'hold social media companies accountable'

Biden's comments come after his recent Wall Street Journal op-ed addressing what he considered "Big Tech Abuses." However, tech experts say getting bipartisan support may be a challenge. → Read More

'I plan to deliver': Santa Clara County Sheriff Bob Jonsen officially sworn in

"I didn't run for sheriff to be a placeholder for the next four years," Jonsen said, "I ran not to hide behind the ways of the past, I ran to find out the promise that the future holds, to see what we can accomplish together." → Read More

Child taken to hospital after attacked by mountain lion in San Mateo County, authorities say

"I asked them if they were okay.... They said everybody's fine," said a neighbor, who describes getting to the scene only moments later. → Read More

Efforts underway to recruit top talent after large-scale tech layoffs

"Thousands of positions available": For the tens of thousands of tech workers impacted by recent large-scale layoffs, experts say opportunity elsewhere is abundant. → Read More

Hundreds gather to honor victims killed in Half Moon Bay shooting, support sole survivor

"It's hard to see that here, where we have such affluence, such wealth, that there's people living just less than a mile away with very, very little... terrible conditions," one Half Moon Bay resident in attendance said. → Read More

1 shot, multiple suspects at-large after armed robbery outside camera store in Campbell

One person was shot and multiple suspects remain at large, following an armed robbery and shooting outside San Jose Camera and Video on South Winchester Boulevard in Campbell. → Read More

Half Moon Bay shooting: New witness accounts, word from family of 1 of 7 killed

"I heard everything, the gunshots": We're getting new witness accounts from the Half Moon Bay mass shooting, and a word from the family of one farmworker lost in the tragedy. → Read More

eSports competition is back this weekend, bringing thousands to San Jose and boosting business

"There's people that just come here to watch their favorite players or personalities. And it's really nice to see that every year, it's getting bigger and bigger and bigger." → Read More