Wayne Freedman, ABC7 News

Wayne Freedman

ABC7 News

San Francisco, CA, United States

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Recent articles by Wayne:

Hikers on edge after coyote attack in Marin County's Tennessee Valley this week

Janet Kessler, also known as the Coyote Lady, says the best thing to do the moment you see a coyote in the wild is to just walk away. → Read More

Take a look inside Napa County movie theater as it reopens with new practices

Take a look at how Napa County movie theaters have changed since reopening following a nearly six-month closure due to the coronavirus pandemic. → Read More

PG&E's power shutoff expected to last until Wednesday for Sonoma County

"Here we go again": Some North Bay residents are a little too familiar with the power shutoffs and are asking how the company can get away with this. → Read More

'I am beyond concerned': Russian River braces for Labor Day crowds, county asks visitors to come another time

The smoke has just begun to clear from the fires, and now the crowds are coming. Locals fear a repeat of Memorial Day and 4th of July weekends, where they say "social distancing went out the door." → Read More

Most residents left with nothing after LNU Complex Fire destroys North Bay mobile home park

"We have each other here. That's all we have," said Michele Quecke, who also has memories of what used to be a quiet, modest life in the Spanish Flat Mobile Home Villa near Lake Berryessa. → Read More

LNU Lightning Complex: Some residents wait to evacuate as Walbridge Fire approaches Russian River region

"No, there's hundreds of people there, actually." The LNU Lightning Complex has burned at least 219,067 acres and 7% contained. But some residents, the non-evacuees, are waiting until they are told they need to evacuate. → Read More

Walbridge Fire destroys homes near Healdsburg, Cal Fire calls it 'top priority'

"It breaks my heart- this is our backyard. This is the fire we have worried about for decades." Fire officials say at least 15 to 20 homes have burned in the Walbridge Fire that prompted evacuations for the entire city of Healdsburg. → Read More

Sonoma Co. already enforcing mask fines, issues 4 citations

"This is not to slap a fine on people and get out the ticket book. This is to deal with people who are straight-up jerks," said Supervisor James Gore. → Read More

Experts explain psychology behind recent videos showing people behaving badly

WELCOME TO THE 21st CENTURY: "People don't realize that once a camera is rolling, it does not discriminate. It will roll for everything," said reporter Stanley Roberts. → Read More

Experts explain psychology behind recent videos showing people behaving badly

WELCOME TO THE 21st CENTURY: "People don't realize that once a camera is rolling, it does not discriminate. It will roll for everything," said reporter Stanley Roberts. → Read More

Experts explain psychology behind recent videos showing people behaving badly

WELCOME TO THE 21st CENTURY: "People don't realize that once a camera is rolling, it does not discriminate. It will roll for everything," said reporter Stanley Roberts. → Read More

Stanley Roberts, professor explain psychology behind recent videos showing people behaving badly

WELCOME TO THE 21st CENTURY: "People don't realize that once a camera is rolling, it does not discriminate. It will roll for everything," said reporter Stanley Roberts. → Read More

Seafood restaurant on SF's Fisherman's Wharf says fishing boat threatens its survival

In San Francisco's Fisherman's Wharf, two crowd favorites have been going head-to-head. → Read More

'Off the rails': RV sales booming as Bay Area residents hit the road to escape COVID-19 woes

If you've thought about buying an RV during the coronavirus pandemic, you're apparently not alone. → Read More

Coronavirus impact: Golfers react to new changes as more courses reopen on Monday amid COVID-19 crisis

"It's a learning experience for all of us." As golf courses plan to open next week, golfers are adjusting and learning to interpret the latest musings of Governor Gavin Newsom. → Read More

California man's mannequins send social distancing message: 'Even a dummy can do it'

A California man who once used naked mannequins to protest a city ordinance against his high fence, is now using them as lawn decorations to promote social distancing and thank essential workers during the novel coronavirus pandemic. → Read More

California man's mannequins send social distancing message: 'Even a dummy can do it'

A California man who once used naked mannequins to protest a city ordinance against his high fence, is now using them as lawn decorations to promote social distancing and thank essential workers during the novel coronavirus pandemic. → Read More

Airbnb: Some Sonoma County vacation rentals skirt shelter-in-place guidelines amid COVID-19

'IT IS REPREHENSIBLE': During the coronavirus outbreak, Sonoma County has deemed hotels, motels and vacation rentals by owners to be non-essential businesses, but that has not stopped some people from trying to make a buck. → Read More

'Times are tough': Residents flock to pop-up food bank in Santa Rosa amid COVID-19 crisis

'TIMES ARE TOUGH RIGHT NOW': So many cars were packed outside Santa Rosa's Redwood Empire Food Bank Thursday afternoon, volunteers started handing out food an hour early. → Read More

'We're a lot like anyone else': Joe Rodota Trail homeless open up about Sonoma County's plan for new shelter

"We're not that bad. We're from all walks of the world. Just need a place to be." Those living on the Joe Rodota Trail open up about Sonoma County's new plan to move many of them to a shelter 10 miles out of town. → Read More