Annie Sciacca, Vallejo Times-Herald

Annie Sciacca

Vallejo Times-Herald

California, United States

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Recent:
  • Vallejo Times-Herald
  • San Jose Mercury News
  • East Bay Times
  • The Daily Democrat
Past:
  • Vacaville Reporter
  • Mercury-Register
  • Santa Cruz Sentinel
  • ChicoER
  • Times-Standard
  • L.A. Daily News
  • The Cannabist

Recent articles by Annie:

Police clash with protesters on freeway in Walnut Creek, thousands march in Oakland

As cities around the Bay Area impose curfews, responding to looting, vandalism and violence, people gathered again Monday to protest the killing of George Floyd. → Read More

San Jose, Walnut Creek declare curfews as conflicts erupt again amid national protests

Curfews are called in San Jose and Walnut Creek — but not Oakland — as looters storm Macy’s and a woman is shot in Walnut Creek and troublemakers in San Leandro pelt police with r… → Read More

Woman shot in Walnut Creek amid protests, looting

A woman was shot in downtown Walnut Creek Sunday as more than 200 people gathered in the area, some of them looting stores in and around Broadway Plaza. The young woman was among the crowd and was … → Read More

Bay Area authorities announce arrests after Saturday night protests

Authorities across the Bay Area assessed their cities Sunday after a second night of protests over the death of a black man in police custody saw officers using tear gas and rubber bullets, and som… → Read More

Tear gas, grief, shooting and smashed windows: Bay Area convulses as George Floyd protests sweep nation

A week of rising unrest across the country burned through Oakland and San Jose on Friday night as thousands of demonstrators rallied against police brutality in heated demonstrations that spiraled into chaos. → Read More

East Bay school district fires superintendent after 10 months, rejects tentative agreement to give teachers’ raises

The Board of Education for the Mt. Diablo Unified School District fired its superintendent, who had been on the job for less than a year, and terminated a tentative agreement it had made with the t… → Read More

As nursing home deaths mount, state says operators must test for COVID-19

Overall, at least 1,693 people have died from cases that originated in nursing homes, including 342 between May 15 and May 25, according to the data released by the state Department of Public Healt… → Read More

As nursing home deaths mount, state says operators must test for COVID-19

Overall, at least 1,693 people have died from cases that originated in nursing homes, including 342 between May 15 and May 25, according to the data released by the state Department of Public Healt… → Read More

As nursing home deaths mount, California says they must test

Overall, at least 1,693 people have died from cases that originated in nursing homes, including 342 between May 15 and May 25, according to the data released by the state Department of Public Healt… → Read More

Coronavirus: California nursing home deaths near 1,700

New statewide data released Wednesday show nearly 1,700 staff and patients in nursing homes across California have died of the coronavirus, including almost 350 in a recent ten-day period. → Read More

Coronavirus: Statewide nursing home deaths near 1,700, calls for more testing continue

New statewide data released Wednesday show nearly 1,700 staff and patients in nursing homes across California have died of the coronavirus, including almost 350 in a recent ten-day period. Overall,… → Read More

Contra Costa County extends eviction moratorium, but drops big businesses from the protection plan

The ordinance, which bars landlords and sublessors from kicking out tenants who fail to pay rent if they can show they lost income or have “substantial” medical expenses related to the coronavirus … → Read More

Contra Costa County extends eviction moratorium, but drops big businesses from the protection plan

The ordinance, which bars landlords and sublessors from kicking out tenants who fail to pay rent if they can show they lost income or have “substantial” medical expenses related to the coronavirus … → Read More

Bay Area weather: Memorial Day temperatures set record highs

As some cities around the Bay Area broke temperature records on Memorial Day, a heat advisory issued by the National Weather Service is expected to last until Thursday evening. New records included… → Read More

Bay Area weather: Memorial Day temperatures set record highs

As some cities around the Bay Area broke temperature records on Memorial Day, a heat advisory issued by the National Weather Service is expected to last until Thursday evening. New records included… → Read More

Teens, young man shot in Antioch

Two teenagers and a young man were shot in Antioch early Monday, according to police. → Read More

Coronavirus: State DOJ and local DA probing Bay Area nursing home that had large COVID-19 outbreak

The investigation comes after Alameda County prosecutors revealed in April that they are investigating another nursing facility with a high rate of COVID-19 infections. → Read More

Walnut Creek braces for $12.1 million budget deficit after COVID-19 shutdown of stores, theater

To compare it to the Great Recession that started in 2008, the city lost about 28 percent in sales tax over four years, which was recovered over about the same time period. This time, staff is proj… → Read More

Coronavirus: As California mulls sheltering orders, older adults remain isolated and alone

Even as California health officials have loosened some of the restrictions of sheltering orders and weigh the steps needed for getting back to business-as-usual, nursing homes and assisted living f… → Read More

Coronavirus: Once-unified Bay Area fractures on loosening lockdowns

Officials in three Bay Area counties announced plans to reopen certain shuttered businesses, while others said the illness remains too great a threat to loosen their restrictions. → Read More