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.
According to several legal analysts whom KTVU has spoken with, the statute of limitations has run out on all the other possible criminal charges Pirone could have faced - except the murder charge, which the DA has now ruled out.
"It will definitely mean a breath of fresh air - knowing we can continue," said Orinda Theater owner Derek Zemrak.
In Santa Clara County, health officials on Thursday morning will start to administer the COVID vaccine to people who work at assisted living facilities.
They are being distributed to frontline healthcare workers in high-risk settings at hospitals - people working in the Emergency room and Intensive Care Units.
Hospitals across the bay area began receiving their shipments of the Pfizer vaccine as early as Monday. Some are expecting the shots later this week.
And at San Francisco Zuckerberg General Hospital, volunteers will be first in line to receive the vaccine later in the morning. Doctors, nurses and medical workers will follow.
The union representing about 140 respiratory therapists, lab technicians and imaging technicians said workers authorized the strike after negotiations between the union and Sutter Health broke down last month. Both sides had been negotiating for ten months.
The CA Notify program which alerts smartphone users of possible COVID exposures is now available throughout the state.
At San Jose Regional Medical Center, their ICU is now at capacity. On Wednesday morning, staff was caring for 66 COVID-19 patients.
San Francisco Supervisor Hillary Ronen proposed a resolution this week calling on Gov. Gavin Newsom and state health officials to prioritize teachers as essential workers, making them eligible for the first phase of coronavirus vaccines in early 2021.