Jonathan Bloom
Jonathan Bloom is a television news innovator who joined the ABC 7 News team after almost five years at rival Bay Area station KRON-TV.

He covers general assignments for ABC7's weekday afternoon newscasts.

Jonathan graduated from Northwestern University's Medill School of Journalism in 2000, and worked as a reporter, photographer and editor at television stations in Kansas, Missouri, Oklahoma, Texas and Colorado before landing here in California.

A gadget guru in his personal life, Jonathan strives to tell better stories through the use of technology while at work -- to illustrate complicated ideas more effectively and respond to breaking news more quickly.

When not running to the scene of a story, he can be found running half marathons and skiing the slopes of Tahoe.

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In San Jose, weeks of rainfall are causing a problem they haven't seen in years - flooding along Coyote Creek. Firefighters had to rescue people stranded on an "island" in the middle of the rising floodwater.
Some government agencies are preparing for the worst-case scenario at the Oroville Dam as another round of storms pushes toward California.
While crews work to shore up the spillway at the Oroville Dam and thousands of residents go back to their homes, there are some who refuse to return.
More than 180,000 evacuees are returning home after officials lifted evacuation orders triggered by the Oroville Dam emergency spillway. With more rain on the way, not everyone is so sure they should unpack.
Crews have managed to lower the level of Lake Oroville by 15 feet in order to allow repairs of the damaged dam's spillways, but the clock was ticking as another round of storms headed in their direction.