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Community remembers San Francisco security guard killed trying to protect Japantown mall

Family members say Gavin Boston spent seven minutes inside the mall talking with a teen before escorting him outside where at least one shot was fired. Candles are still lit in his memory and a note that says, 'Gavin you saved our community! Rest in peace.' → Read More

Woman parked next to Half Moon Bay shooting suspect describes scene, arrest

A woman parked next to the suspect of the two deadly Half Moon Bay shootings spoke with ABC7's J.R. Stone about the dramatic arrest that took place right next to her. → Read More

EXCLUSIVE: Video shows police takedown of Half Moon Bay shootings suspect

ABC7 News confirmed that the suspect was an employee at one of the mushroom farms where the shooting took place, and all victims were co-workers. → Read More

Oakland Police Chief LeRonne Armstrong placed on administrative leave for 'dereliction of duty'

The action comes after a newly released report detailing Armstrong's failure to take action against an officer for alleged misconduct. → Read More

SF gallery owner filmed spraying unhoused person with hose arrested, charged with misdemeanor

The San Francisco art gallery owner, Collier Gwin, who was filmed hosing down an unhoused person last week has been arrested, according to police. → Read More

Community pleads for help after tree falls on Castro Valley home, severely injuring father of 4

A father is severely injured and his family of six is left without a home after a massive tree fell onto their house in Castro Valley. Now, the family and the community are demanding that county officials act to remove nearby trees, before any more disasters happen. → Read More

391 reports of potholes across Bay Area in last 12 days, Caltrans says

In the first 12 days of 2023, Caltrans says they've received 391 reports of potholes across the Bay Area, with more expected as a series of storms are on the way. → Read More

Comcast says parts of its plant was damaged during the weekend storm

Those in the Peninsula are still dealing with problems because of the storms we've seen. → Read More

Oakland Zoo temporarily closes due to sinkhole until Jan. 17 at the earliest

The weekend rain caused thousands of dollars worth of damage at the Oakland Zoo, forcing a temporary closure. → Read More

Alameda Co. finds error in ranked-choice voting system, investigating Oakland school board race

"Without being cynical, I now believe in holiday miracles. So it was very shocking to wake up this morning and receive a phone call at 10:30 a.m. from the Alameda County head of elections informing me that I had actually won the election," said Mike Hutchinson, who is currently the District 5 School Board Member but running for District 4. → Read More

Napa man arrested for Kentucky murder of NorCal CHP captain's husband

The suspect was arrested at the Sacramento International Airport on Thursday for the murder of Michael Harding, who was killed in Kentucky in September. Investigation continues as Harding's wife, Yuba-Sutter CHP Captain Julie Harding, was also found dead last week. → Read More

Oakland could soon reinstate indoor mask mandate in some buildings as COVID cases rise

A number of Oakland City Councilmembers are in favor of the policy that would require people to mask indoors in some facilities - one that will be taken up next week. → Read More

San Francisco's Chinatown celebrates 1st Holiday Light Fest amid business struggles

"Come and do Chinatown and come and see the lights!" In a few days, 150 merchants signed up for the festival will decorate their store with colorful lights and decorations to get in the holiday spirit, all in efforts to drive foot traffic back. → Read More

Sports Illustrated awards Stephen Curry 'Sportsperson of the Year' award in SF ceremony

Curry won it with his teammates after the 2017-2018 season but is the solo recipient in 2022. → Read More

Arrest made in attack on Bay Area fast food employee trying to defend special needs teen

Antioch police say they have arrested a suspect in an attack on a Habit Burger Grill manager that caused her to lose an eye. → Read More

Man who allegedly shot, killed Antioch gas station clerk to be charged with robbery: Police

Authorities say the suspect is facing several charges including robbery with a firearm enhancement. However, Jackson is not currently being charged with murder. → Read More

EXCLUSIVE: Coworker opens up after Antioch gas station clerk killed during 'botched' robbery

Breaking down into tears, Annette Matamoroz describes James Williams, the 36-year-old Chevron employee gunned down during the attempted robbery, as a kind-hearted man who died trying to protect her and the store. → Read More

Record online Cyber Monday sales expected as shoppers look to save amid high inflation

Expert says this Cyber Monday will become the largest online spending day of all-time with around $11.2 billion spent. → Read More

Pre-Thanksgiving meal gives optimism amidst tough times in Oakland

The pre-Thanksgiving turkey meal served at CityTeam Oakland Wednesday night looked delicious and made sure some residents won't go to bed hungry. → Read More

Some of the worst traffic in the country expected on I-80 Wednesday. Here's when to avoid the roads

The section of I-80 near Berkeley is expected to see up to an 80% increase from typical traffic Wednesday afternoon. → Read More