Retired CHP and law enforcement officers ride to the Arctic Ocean

A group of retired CHP and law enforcement officers are on a motorcycle trip of a lifetime. They left Sonoma County about a week ago, and are close to reaching Alaska. Their destination? The Arctic Ocean. The men are on a ride to raise money for the CAHP Widows and Orphans’ Trust Fund. KTVU's Frank Mallicoat caught up with them during one of their stops in Canada.

Raising awareness for HIV testing through theater

A nonprofit theater company is getting ready to premier "You Betta Ask Somebody II." It's a play aimed at raising awareness for HIV testing. The timing is just right, as National HIV Testing day falls a day before the play's premier. You can catch the perfomance at the Malonga Casquelourd Center for The Arts in Oakland on June 28th and 29th.

Father's day: mental health care for dads

June is men's mental health month. This father's day is the perfect time to check in on the mental health of dads. Doctor Michael Sands and Psychiatrist with Kaiser Permanente shares insights on why it may be difficult for some men to seek help when needed.

Father and son duo cook up ideas for Father's Day weekend

Father's Day is on Sunday, and if you still haven't made restaurant plans for dad, we have you covered. Dustin Valette, the chef and owner of The Matheson and Valette in Healdsburg, joined us on 'The Nine' with his father, Bob Valette, for some tips and tricks to whip up a luxurious meal at home.

New Alzheimer's treatment clears FDA hurdle

A new drug for Alzheimer's Disease has cleared another hurdle to getting approval from the FDA. The agency's advisory panel unanimously recommended full approval of a new antibody drug shown to slow down the disease. The treatment from Eli Lilly called Donanemab, attacks a type of sticky plaque in the brain that leads to memory loss. If the FDA approves the drug this year, it will become the second on the market to slow down the progression of cognitive decline.

Cannabis use linked to psychiatric disorders, researchers say

Researchers say marijuana has a stronger effect than ever before because current strains are grown to have more THC. Experts say that's increased the risk of cannabis-induced psychosis, which is becoming more common, especially among young men. Now, recent studies show it can trigger psychiatric disorders, such as depression, bipolar disorder and schizophrenia.

Musical based off Galileo's life hits Berkeley theater

Prepare to be transported to the cosmos. 'Galileo: A Rock Musical' transports its audience into the riveting life and trials of the audacious inventor and scientific luminary, Galileo Galilei. The musical is going on through June 23 at the Berkeley Repertory Theatre.

New speaker series launching in Oakland

The Urban Peace Movement is set to host That's Oakland, Baby! on Wednesday. It's a fireside chat that's bringing together three titans in the music industry, with deep Oakland Roots to music, culture, history, and community. Those include iconic rapper Too $hort, Danyel Smith, a renowned author and former editor of Vibe and Billboard magazines, and the legendary D'Wayne Wiggins from Tony! Toni! Toné!

Sebastopol Area Senior Center

The Sebastopol Area Senior Center is a nonprofit organization that expanded its services and programs for LGBT+ seniors - particularly those who are prone to isolation and loneliness.

Political news show 'Battleground' to focus on swing states

FOX is debuting a new program and digital initiative called 'Battleground.' It's focused on covering a political issues in seven key states, which could determine who will be elected as the next president of the United States. KTVU political reporter, Greg Lee, spoke with political commentator and 'Battleground' host, S.E. Cupp about what viewers can expect.

Local entrepreneur vying for top spot on 'Gordon Ramsay's Food Stars'

Culinary Icon Gordon Ramsay is back with the second season of his high-stakes competition series, 'Gordon Ramsay's Food Stars.' He's teamed up with hospitality industry leader, Lisa Vanderpump, with an all-new twist this season. The entrepreneurs themselves are pitching themselves and their products, vying to win the $250,000 grand prize. Andrew Whiting, the founder of Hot Drops Sauce and Santa Rosa local, joined us on 'The Nine' to talk about the competition.

Oakland Roots and Soul SC double header

A big day for Bay Area soccer fans. The Oakland Roots and the Oakland Souls are both playing in the East Bay tonight. Tommy Hodul with Oakland Roots joins us live to talk about what the double header means for the organizations.

Oakland Roots and Soul SC double header

A big day for Bay Area soccer fans. The Oakland Roots and the Oakland Soul are both playing in the East Bay tonight. Tommy Hodul with Oakland Roots joins us live to talk about what the double header means for the organizations.

San Francisco Opera performing 'The Magic Flute'

A handsome prince, a trapped princess, a miserable queen mother and a lot of magic. Mozart's most popular opera, "The Magic Flute," is now on stage at San Francisco's War Memorial Opera House. Tenor Amitai Pati, who portrays Tamino, joined us on "The Nine" to discuss performing in this timeless masterpiece.

Survey reveals decline in job satisfaction

American workers are reporting unprecedented levels of job satisfaction, though the picture is mixed. According to the Conference Board’s annual Job Satisfaction survey, overall satisfaction rose slightly in 2023, reaching a record 62.7%, which is the highest since the survey began in 1987. However, this record high is tempered by declines across all 26 subcomponents of job satisfaction, as reported by nearly 1,700 U.S. employees. We spoke with career coach, Laura Francis, for more insight on the key aspects of working that are becoming more burdensome.

New study links early bedtimes to better mental health

A new study is linking early bedtimes to better mental health among older people. The study, funded in part by Stanford University, looked at sleep habits among more than 73,000 people in the U.K. Researchers found that people who went to be early had a decreased risk of depression and anxiety. We talked with Jamie Zeitzer, a psychiatry and behavioral sciences professor at Stanford, for more insight on the findings.