Wayne Freedman, ABC7 News

Wayne Freedman

ABC7 News

San Francisco, CA, United States

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  • Eyewitness News
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  • ABC30 Fresno
  • Action News on 6abc

Recent articles by Wayne:

Mixed emotions for survivors two years after North Bay firestorm

REBUILDING: It's a hard sight to see - all the rubble that was once a home, a neighborhood, a memory - still in heaps 2 years after the deadly North Bay firestorm. For some, this is representative of their lives, post-fire devastation. → Read More

Hundreds of old tires found along Russian River in Mendocino County

The Russian River flows peacefully just south of Squaw Rock in Mendocino County. Traffic does, too. Most drivers heed the signs warning against littering and dumping. → Read More

Caltrans begins last phase of 20-year Highway 101 project in Petaluma

NARROWS: The last stage of a billion-dollar-plus project, expanding 16 miles to three lanes, is underway after 18 years of construction delay frustration. → Read More

Closure of beloved East Bay restaurant Kincaid's in Oakland takes customers by surprise

Restaurant closures appear to be on the rise is San Francisco. And we learned the city isn't alone. The sudden closing of yet another East Bay favorite, Kincaid's in Oakland, has customers wondering what's next and why? → Read More

Gate style helping Muni deal with fare evaders

System-wide, Muni loses seven percent to fare evasion, roughly $17-million a year in revenue. But on the light rail system, they believe they're doing better because of these gates. → Read More

Power back on in Sonoma, Napa County after shut off to prevent wildfires

In Western Calistoga, PG&E did turn the power off Wednesday morning, as it warned it would in a move to prevent power lines from sparking wildfires. → Read More

North Bay residents stock up before possible power shut off

Three North Bay cities have opened cooling centers because of the hot temperatures-- and they'll be open again Wednesday in Santa Rosa, Petaluma, and Windsor. → Read More

Power stays on in North Bay; PG&E evaluating for tomorrow

PG&E will not issue planned power outages in Lake, Napa, and Sonoma counties this afternoon due to the risk of high fire danger. → Read More

Hot, dry weather increases wildfire risk prompting PG&E power shutoff advisory starting Monday

POSSIBLE POWER SHUTOFF: Due to the expected hot, windy, and dry weather conditions the next few days, Pacific Gas and Electric issues an advisory for "Public Power Safety Shutoffs" in much of the Bay Area, beginning Monday and Tuesday of next week. → Read More

HUD Secretary Ben Carson greeted by protests during San Francisco visit

When Dr. Ben Carson arrived at San Francisco's Potrero Hill on a fact finding mission, his unofficial greeters took offense that he entered not through the front door, but a closed and locked garage. → Read More

Father arrested after boat kills son near Angel Island posts $1M bail

A member of one of Mexico's wealthiest families was arrested on manslaughter charges after his 11-year-old son died on a family boating trip in the San Francisco Bay, police said Monday. → Read More

Otis the Pug: Instagram-famous dog found after being stolen from San Francisco apartment

Otis the Pug's owner announced that her Instagram-famous dog has been returned after he was stolen from her San Francisco apartment. His disappearance sparked a social media campaign to get him back. → Read More

Wildfires breed home insurance woes, even far from flames

With all the wildfires in California these past few years, homeowners have begun dealing with unprecedented difficulties with their insurance companies. And we're not talking only about areas that burned. → Read More

Juul illegally pitched its e-cigarettes as safer alternative to smoking, health authorities say

Juul Labs illegally pitched its electronic cigarettes as a safer alternative to smoking, including at presentations in schools, health authorities say. → Read More

92-year-old Napa man builds his 73rd playground

A 92-year-old Napa man builds his 73rd playground. Jim Roberts of the local Kiwanis club is organizing the construction of yet another playground for children. → Read More

Santa Cruz students, teacher from Fremont among victims of boat fire off SoCal coast

Several victims of a boat fire that occurred near the Santa Cruz Islands in Southern California have been identified as Northern California residents. From Santa Cruz to Fremont, cities all over the Bay Area are mourning their loss. → Read More

Santa Cruz students, teacher from Fremont among victims of boat fire off SoCal coast

We are starting to learn more about some of the victims from Northern California from the dive boat fire in Southern California near Santa Cruz Island. → Read More

Santa Cruz students, teacher from Fremont among victims of boat fire off SoCal coast

We are starting to learn more about some of the victims from Northern California from the dive boat fire in Southern California near Santa Cruz Island. → Read More

Insurance money running out for North Bay wildfire victims

TIME IS RUNNING OUT: More than 2,000 homeowners affected by the 2017 North Bay wildfires face loss of payments from insurance companies. → Read More

Small cluster of earthquakes may be warning sign of larger one to come, researcher says

Most earthquakes we feel come after smaller ones. That's according to a new study as scientists try to predict when and where earthquakes might occur. Here's what researchers have learned. → Read More