TBS Today, Aug. 15

We've just gotten word that the initial signatures have been certified for the Pamela Price recall petition.

Price now has seven days to respond, and then the committee will have 160 days to collect signatures.

In case you missed our story earlier today, get up to speed on the recall.

DA Pamela Price recall effort is now official
Tuesday’s filing is the first concrete sign that the recall effort against DA Pamela Price is going forward.

We are working to learn much more about the process — right now the county registrar doesn't even seem to have answers.

We'll continue to follow the story closely.

We also wrote about two disturbing incidents near UC Berkeley on Monday, as Cal students move in to start the fall semester.

Armed carjacking of student outside UC Berkeley fraternity
Police said armed men took a black 2021 Toyota Corolla during the carjacking of a student near campus Monday night.
UPDATE: Attempted carjacking in UC Berkeley parking lot
The carjacking attempt comes days before the fall semester is set to begin and as thousands of students are returning to campus.

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