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Allen Martin

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Allen Martin anchors the KPIX 5 newscasts each weeknight at 5 and 6 pm and as a reporter his stories can be seen at 6pm and 11pm.

Allen came to KPIX 5 in August of 2004 as a reporter in the South Bay.

In 2005 he began anchoring the weekend evening newscasts and reporting for the 11pm news.

In the Fall of 2006 he started anchoring weeknights at 5pm and in 2008 he was added to the anchor team at 6pm as well.

Allen started in broadcasting when, as a junior at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles, he produced a radio talk show for KLOS. In his senior year he took a job as a disc jockey in Sacramento – flying up on the weekends to work and back for school during the week. After graduating, he worked in radio news in Sacramento (KZAP), Los Angeles (KMET), and San Francisco (KMEL). His career took him to Atlanta and also gave him the opportunity to move into TV news while working at CNN.

In 1986 he started anchoring and reporting in Fort Smith, Arkansas. After five years and promotions to assistant news director and main anchor Allen returned to his native California to work as the main anchor at the NBC affiliate in Salinas. He was there four years, co-anchoring with Clint Eastwood’s wife, Dina Eastwood Ruiz.

Just after the Oklahoma City bombing, Allen took the job as main anchor at KFOR in Oklahoma City. In 1998 he came back to California and the Monterey Peninsula to anchor and be the assistant news director for the CBS/FOX affiliate stations. Six years later KPIX 5 gave him the chance to work in the most beautiful area in the world.

In addition to television news, Allen has taught “Media and Crisis Communication” for the Department of Homeland Security, he sits on the board of directors of “Boyhood Shadows Project” a non-profit that helps male victims of childhood sexual abuse.

He enjoys fly fishing, golf, cycling, hiking and spending time with his children and granddaughter.

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KPIX 5 hired a boat to get an up close view of a barge off Treasure Island believed to be a secret project by Google. (CBS)

Bay Officials Slam Operation Plans For Google Barge

After Google received word to move its barge off Treasure Island due to a lack of proper permits, the tech giant is now under fire for its plans to operate the vessel.

02/07/2014

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Mendocino County Cracking Down On Pot Growers Who Steal Water

To say Mendocino County is tolerant when it comes to marijuana would be an understatement. Amid a severe drought, authorities have no tolerance for marijuana growers who are stealing water.

02/05/2014

Lake Mendocino. (CBS)

Massive Water Release From Lake Mendocino Under Scrutiny Amid Drought

While rain is finally in the forecast, California’s water situation remains bleak. Residents who rely on Lake Mendocino for water are questioning the government’s decision to drain part of the lake for flood control, despite dry conditions.

02/04/2014

The Triumphant, a catamaran being used to ferry Google workers between San Francisco and Redwood City. (All-American Marine/YouTube)

Google Launches Private SF Bay Ferry Service To Shuttle Workers

Just as Bay Area high-tech firms such as Google have been using private shuttle buses to transport their workers to their jobs, Google is taking it to another level with its own ferry service on San Francisco Bay.

01/07/2014

Kern County farmer Tom Frantz captured these images of dumping at a Vintage Production fracking site. (Tom Frantz)

Oil Company Caught Illegally Dumping Fracking Discharge In Central Valley

For the first time, California has penalized an oil company over illegal fracking activity after the discovery of a video showing wrongful dumping of the fracking discharge.

11/26/2013

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Hackers Expose Potentially Dangerous Security Flaws In Automobile Computers

The threat from hackers has usually meant safeguarding your computer, laptop or smartphone; but the new target of hackers may be your automobile, security experts warn.

11/20/2013

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Mentally Ill Californians Getting Guns Despite Ban

In California, despite strict gun control laws, tens of thousands of people with mental illness are are able to get guns.

KPIX 5–11/10/2013

A dog has a DNA sample taken in a laboratory. (CBS)

NorCal Lab Analyzing Animal DNA In Murder Investigations

A Northern California laboratory is providing crucial evidence in murder investigations using DNA extracted from the pets of crime victims.

11/08/2013

KPIX 5 hired a boat to get an up close view of a barge off Treasure Island believed to be a secret project by Google. (CBS)

Google Confirms Barge Is Planned Showroom For New Tech

A brief statement released Wednesday from the internet giant puts an end to weeks of speculation about the purpose of structures on two barges, the San Francisco Bay project and another off Portland, Maine.

11/06/2013

KPIX 5 hired a boat to get an up close view of a barge off Treasure Island believed to be a secret project by Google. (CBS)

Coast Guard Comments On Mysterious Google Barge

Google is staying silent about a mysterious barge off Treasure Island. Meanwhile, KPIX 5 has received comment from the U.S. Coast Guard about the project, and has obtained details about the barges and who owns them.

10/30/2013

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