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.
The moratorium applies to people in 98 zip codes across the state - about 800,000 homeowners - who were impacted by seven major wildfires this year
Five people were arrested on Thursday as part of an investigation into a mass shooting at a Halloween party in Orinda that left five people dead, authorities said.
The annual event includes the lighting of the 55-foot Mount Shasta fir tree decorated with 5,000 lights and 600 ornaments.
The parents of one of the people killed at a Halloween party in Orinda will file a wrongful death lawsuit.
KTVU has learned of a possible motive in the Orinda Halloween-party shooting that left five people dead.
A neighbor said he talked to the owner of the home, who told him it was being rented out through Airbnb for a private party. Airbnb told KTVU that they are "urgently investigating" what happened.
In all, CalFire said that more than 90,000 structures remain threatened and 206 have been destroyed.
Evacuation warnings were issued for parts of Lake County, as deep orange flames rose from the dark sky before sunrise.
Firefighters realize they need to work quickly and efficiently. The winds are expected to pick up speed again on Tuesday night into Wednesday, which could also prompt the fourth PG&E proactive power outage.
The drill was all too familiar for Mary Ceglarski-Sherwin and her husband Matt Ceglarski-Sherwin. They have had to move six times since the Santa Rosa Tubbs Fire of 2017.