The Scanner Today, March 10

Today we had the scoop that a UC Berkeley custodian had been charged with the murder of an Oakland man last weekend at his apartment near Lake Merritt.

We started the day at a court hearing in Dublin where a longtime Alameda County deputy district attorney resigned from her job citing ethical challenges related to working under the new DA. We were the only news outlet in the room.

We have a story on that in the works.

We also learned that Pamela Price's new spokesman has already resigned due to problematic workplace conditions.

There is currently a small power outage in southwest Berkeley, around San Pablo and Ashby avenues, due to a box truck driver who struck a power pole. Current estimated restoration is by 3 a.m., according to the PG&E outage map.

In other news, TBS membership continues to climb. We're nearing 850 paying members and already have an eye toward 900.

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Today's news

UC Berkeley custodian charged with fatal stabbing in Oakland
Sweven Waterman has worked for UC Berkeley since August 2022, authorities said. He is a custodian with Housing & Dining Services.

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