Regional News

Lawsuit:14 women accuse Lyft of failing to protect them from rape, sexual abuse

September 4, 2019 3:03 pm

By Allie Rasmus, KTVU Posted Sep 04 2019 12:26PM PDT Video Posted Sep 04 2019 12:23PM PDT Updated Sep 04 2019 02:56PM PDT SAN FRANCISCO (KTVU) - A lawsuit was filed against San Francisco based Lyft on allegations that riders were sexually assaulted or raped by their drivers. The suit was filed on behalf of 14 women and two victims spoke […]

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Family of five celebrating birthday presumed dead in deadly California dive boat fire

September 4, 2019 2:57 pm

By Lisa Fernandez, KTVU Posted Sep 04 2019 05:26AM PDT Video Posted Sep 04 2019 05:18AM PDT Updated Sep 04 2019 02:11PM PDT STOCKTON, Calif. (KTVU/AP) - A family of five celebrating the father’s birthday were among the 34 presumed dead in the tragic dive boat fire off the Santa Barbara coast this Labor Day weekend – and as of […]

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Brush fire burns 12 acres in Santa Cruz Mountains

September 4, 2019 2:51 pm

By KTVU Staff Posted Sep 03 2019 04:40PM PDT Updated Sep 03 2019 07:15PM PDT BOULDER CREEK, Calif. (KTVU) - A 10 to 12-acre brush fire is burning in the Santa Cruz Mountains Tuesday, according to fire officials. The so-called Deer Fire is off Deer Creek Road and Rons Road, northeast of Boulder Creek, officials with Cal Fire said. The fire […]

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Hell’s Kitchen restaurant coming to South Lake Tahoe this year

September 4, 2019 2:50 pm

By Kristin J. Bender, KTVU Posted Sep 03 2019 02:15PM PDT Updated Sep 03 2019 07:53PM PDT STATELINE, Nev. (KTVU) - Television chef Gordon Ramsay is opening a Hell’s Kitchen restaurant in Lake Tahoe later this year. The restaurant will serve up pan-seared scallops, lobster risotto, crisp skin salmon, beef Wellington and sticky toffee pudding in the former Sage […]

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Gilroy park reopens after deadly Garlic Festival shooting

September 4, 2019 2:48 pm

By Jesse Gary, KTVU Posted Sep 03 2019 12:59PM PDT Video Posted Sep 03 2019 08:34PM PDT Updated Sep 03 2019 08:59PM PDT GILROY, Calif. (KTVU) - An emotional ceremony on Tuesday, marked the reopening of a park, where a gunman opened fire during the Gilroy Garlic Festival earlier this summer. The reopening of Christmas Hill Park comes more than a month after the […]

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“Majority’ of California boat fire victims were from San Jose, Santa Cruz areas, sheriff says

September 4, 2019 2:43 pm

By Lisa Fernandez, KTVU, Sharon Song, KTVU, Maureen Naylor, KTVU, Cristina Rendon, KTVU Posted Sep 03 2019 10:45AM PDT Video Posted Sep 03 2019 05:41PM PDT Updated Sep 04 2019 05:21AM PDT SANTA BARBARA, Calif. (KTVU/AP) - Thirty four people are presumed dead in a Labor Day California dive boat fire – with the majority of them from the Bay Area - and the search […]

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Bummer dude! Mavericks surf competition in Half Moon Bay nixed indefinitely

September 4, 2019 2:37 pm

By Annie Steuart Posted Sep 03 2019 07:31AM PDT Video Posted Sep 03 2019 07:29AM PDT Updated Sep 03 2019 08:29AM PDT HALF MOON BAY, Calif. (BCN) -  The Titans of Mavericks surf competition has been canceled indefinitely, according to the World Surf League, which cited two reasons for the cancellation. One was “various logistical challenges” and the second “the inability to run […]

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California’s only known wild wolf pack spotted with new pups

August 7, 2019 12:48 pm

By Lisa Fernandez, KTVU Posted Aug 07 2019 08:13AM PDT Video Posted Aug 07 2019 07:42AM PDT Updated Aug 07 2019 08:34AM PDT LASSEN COUNTY, Calif. - California’s only known wild wolf pack is growing. Three new wolf pups were spotted June 18 spotted roaming 100 miles south of the Oregon state line, according to the California Department of Fish […]

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Digital downtown billboards said to modernize, remove blight in San Jose

August 7, 2019 12:43 pm

By Azenith Smith, KTVU Posted Aug 06 2019 11:16PM PDT Video Posted Aug 06 2019 11:11PM PDT SAN JOSE, Calif. (KTVU) - More digital billboards could soon be added to San Jose’s cityscape. On Tuesday, city leaders unanimously approved exploring installing electronic signage, they say, will modernize downtown and remove blight. On East Santa Clara Street in downtown San […]

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Man arrested for sex trafficking in Gilroy

August 7, 2019 12:38 pm

By Andre Torrez Posted Aug 06 2019 09:19PM PDT Updated Aug 06 2019 09:24PM PDT GILROY, Calif. (KTVU) - A 32-year-old Watsonville man was arrested in Gilroy last week on sex trafficking charges, according to Santa Clara County Sheriff’s Office. Andre William Furtado faces numerous felonies including human trafficking, kidnapping, pimping and pandering charges. He was taken into custody August […]

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