Allie Rasmus is happy to be back reporting in the Bay Area where she was born and raised.
She came to KTVU after working as a reporter in Phoenix, Austin, and Washington, D.C. She won awards for her political coverage based out of the state capitol in Texas. In Arizona's capital city, she covered the immigration debate, the housing market crash and the Great Recession. Here in the Bay Area, she earned an Emmy nomination for a story about the homeless crisis.
Allie graduated from Northwestern University with dual degrees in political science and journalism, and went on to earn her master's degree in journalism at Northwestern’s Medill School of Journalism. After graduation, she lived with her grandparents while working for Univision's news bureau in Mexico City. Allie is a member of the National Association of Hispanic Journalists and former NAHJ Ruben Salazar National Scholarship winner.
When she's not at work, you can catch Allie strolling through her favorite Oakland neighborhoods, sampling the great food at restaurants and cafes in Oakland, or hiking the trails in the East Bay hills. She and her husband love taking their two young children to the places Allie loved going to as a kid in the Bay Area: Children’s Fairyland, the Oakland Zoo and the Grand Lake Theater. Allie considers herself "East Bay all the way" and never gets tired of enjoying the place with the best climate, culture and people in the world.
After nearly one month of smoke-choked skies and unhealthy breathing, the National Weather Service offered a bit of good news.
The National Weather Service said that "Unfortunately, we're not seeing anything that will significantly change our current situation."
Health officials are warning against large gatherings over Labor Day weekend saying it could further prolong the coronavirus pandemic.
It allows hundreds of Bay Area businesses to reopen indoors, including hair salons, barbershop and shopping malls.
More than 22,000 residents have already been told to leave their homes because of the CZU August Lightning Complex Fire, named after the Cal Fire San Mateo-Santa Cruz unit fighting the blaze.
The cluster of fires is being called the CZU August Lightning Complex.
The rare weather has put a strain on the state's firefighting resources.
Homes are still being threatened by a cluster of fires called the "Deer Fire" near Brentwood in Contra Costa County near Mount Diablo.
There are concerns about reports that young athletes who contract coronavirus, don't have severe immediate symptoms, but then later, have problems with inflamed heart muscles.