TBS Today, Aug. 17

Local authorities had a big win this week when automated license plate readers in Palo Alto helped catch several carjacking suspects who targeted a student near campus Monday night.

Here's our story.

Berkeley carjacking suspects caught by Palo Alto ALPR cameras
Authorities say the men carjacked a UC Berkeley student outside a Cal fraternity Monday night as the student was helping a friend move in.

We also wanted to call your attention to two important events in the next week.

On Saturday, Aug. 19, we'll be attending (and covering) a Justice for Rienheart rally at the main Oakland courthouse by Lake Merritt. That's set to start at 1225 Fallon St. at 1 p.m.

The goal of the rally is to provide a forum for the families of murder victims in Alameda County.

If you missed our coverage in June of Rienheart's death, you can catch up here.

Man, 18, gets 7 years in juvie despite ties to 3 murder cases
Sergio Morales-Jacquez was never charged with killing Jazy and Angel Sotelo Garcia — but he was identified as one of three teens who shot them.

In other news: The Berkeley Scanner is proud to be a media sponsor of Berkeley Humane's Bark and Meow adopt-a-thon street fair, which comes next weekend, Saturday, Aug. 26.

There will be dogs, cats, rabbits, birds and exotics up for adoption, not to mention live music, food and a beer garden.

The annual street fair is for folks looking to adopt as well as all animal-loving community members. The Berkeley Scanner will be there! (Just wandering around, so please say hello if you see us.)

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