Jessica Castro
Good morning, buenos dias, and bom dia Bay Area! Waking up in beautiful San Francisco is a dream come true. I'm thrilled to help bring you the morning news and to be back in California!

I was born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil but I've spent most of my life in California. I grew up in Irvine then went to college in Los Angeles at USC (Fight on!) where I studied Broadcast Journalism, International Relations, and Multimedia.

I began my career in TV news in Amarillo, TX. Then, I spent nearly half a decade in Las Vegas as a reporter and morning anchor. Now I'm replacing the neon lights of Sin City with the glistening waters of the Bay!

When I'm not at work you can probably find me on the tennis court or curled up with a good book. I also really enjoy cycling, swimming and hiking.

Please follow me on Twitter or Instagram and find me on Facebook. I speak Portuguese and Spanish! Story tips are always welcome or just a quick "Hello!"

We've partnered with the team at Hoodline - the hyperlocal neighborhood website- to bring you what's new and happening this weekend in San Francisco.
San Jose police say a man accused of breaking into the RASA Hydroponics store caused at least $10, 000 in damage early Thursday morning.
It's official, Travis Kalanick is out as Uber's CEO. This comes at a time of controversy and intense scrutiny for the company. The Uber board has released a statement on Kalanick's resignation.
California is under a Flex Alert through Thursday, so residents are being advised to conserve electricity to ease pressure on the power grid.
Three men accused of beating a Lyft driver on a freeway in San Francisco in March were arrested Wednesday, according to the California Highway Patrol.