The Scanner Today, March 16

On Wednesday night, despite a stubborn cold and an alleged vacation, we broke the news about a serious traffic collision in downtown Berkeley.

We then continued to update the story as more details became available throughout the night. Other outlets eventually followed our lead.

Make sure you don't miss our updated story below.

Today we worked on catching up on some stories we've been meaning to tell you.

We're still very much in catch-up (and recovery) mode. Very happy to be back, and for these oh-so-blue skies overhead.

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The latest news

Unhoused man, angry about service at Berkeley Blue Bottle, attacks barista and Cal student
The UC Berkeley student was able to take a photograph of her assailant, which allowed police to identify him, BPD said.
Berkeley man charged with groping woman outside market
The Alameda County district attorney’s office charged Randall Alston with misdemeanor sexual battery.
TikTok challenge drives uptick in thefts of Hyundais, Kias in Berkeley
Hyundais and Kias have been targeted in vehicle thefts around the nation. The automakers have come up with a new theft deterrent software to help.
Man still critical after FedEx driver hit him in Berkeley
Police say the man had just delivered groceries through an app service and was walking near his parked van when a FedEx driver struck him.
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