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Wayne Freedman

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Recent articles by Wayne:

80-year-old Tubbs Fire victim, forced into crammed apartment, still waiting for relief

The City of Santa Rosa is still waiting for $50 million in federal relief, three years after the Tubbs Fire displaced countless residents from their homes. → Read More

California COVID-19 tiers: Marin is the last Bay Area county not on total lockdown

Marin remains the only Bay Area county in the red tier Monday after SF and San Mateo counties moved to the purple tier over the weekend due to an increase in COVID-19 cases. The only question now: How long will the North Bay county stay there? → Read More

Video shows Fairfax resident confronting man pasting swastika stickers around town

A Fairfax resident confronted an out-of-town visitor posting Nazi swastika stickers up around the Marin County town. The confrontation is caught on video and police are investigating it as a potential hate crime. → Read More

Marin County DA files felony vandalism charges for St. Junipero statue damage, Archdiocese of SF says

The Marin County District Attorney has filed felony vandalism charges against people who allegedly damaged and tore down the St. Junipero Serra statue at Mission San Rafael last month, according to the Archdiocese of San Francisco. → Read More

Gift of flight brings back memories for World War II veterans in Santa Rosa

'I AM OVERJOYED': For veterans day, A Sonoma County man honored a group of World War II veterans by giving them a ride in an iconic plane from their time in service. → Read More

Election 2020: Dear Democracy

It started with a question: "If you could have a chat with democracy, what would you say?" We spent three days finding out-from the day before the elections to the day after. Bay Area residents weighed in and told us how they are feeling about democracy. → Read More

North Bay restaurants turning to tents for outdoor dining for upcoming COVID-19 winter

Restaurants in the North Bay have begun constructing large outside event tents to accommodate outdoor dining with the winter of COVID-19 incoming. → Read More

Power Shutoffs: PG&E to continue restoring energy today

PG&E will continue to restore power today to thousands of customers impacted by its latest round of Public Safety Power Shutoffs. → Read More

Family calls search for missing pig a 'beacon of hope' after losing home to Glass Fire

HAVE YOU SEEN HIM? A family who lost their home to the Glass Fire in Sonoma County is still holding on to hope that they haven't also lost their beloved pot-bellied pig. → Read More

While the rest of the Bay Area reopens, 1 county is left behind

Sonoma County is stuck in the purple tier, California's most restrictive reopening category, which is keeping schools and businesses from reopening. Why is COVID-19 spreading more in Sonoma than other Bay Area counties? → Read More

Body cam video released in deadly shooting by Napa County deputy

Newly-released body camera video shows the moments leading up to a Napa County deputy shooting Juan Garcia during a traffic stop. → Read More

'I'm still not over it': 3 years later, Tubbs Fire survivors seek justice after contractors allegedly fail to rebuild homes

'WE'RE NOT GOING AWAY': The contractors from Tulare County promised to rebuild 39 houses for Tubbs Fire victims in Sonoma County, but at Central Valley prices. → Read More

Sonoma County cannabis growers concerned about smoke taint after wildfires

Unlike wine, where the smoke absorbs into skins and affects the taste, smoke taint in cannabis is more a matter of aesthetics. Consumers don't want ashes on their pot. → Read More

Exhibit at SF's de Young Museum tells story of 2020 through artists' eyes

Imagine a room filled with our tribulations from 2020, hanging from the walls. It has become reality at San Francisco's de Young Museum. → Read More

5-year-old Santa Rosa girl writes letter to Queen Elizabeth about dogs, horses, receives unexpected reply

'RAMBLING LETTER': 5-year-old Maggie Couch, of Santa Rosa, didn't expect a reply when she wrote a letter about corgis and horses to Queen Elizabeth. But she got one... → Read More

Sonoma County wineries expect 2020 vintage shortages due to California wildfire smoke

Fall should be the best time of year in Sonoma's Wine Country, but if you looked around Sonoma Square today, you might think otherwise. → Read More

Napa residents, business owners angered by county plans to quarantine homeless downtown

Napa residents, business owners angered by county plans to quarantine homeless downtown in St. John the Baptist church. → Read More

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