TBS Today: Sept. 29

We have a lot to share with you today on the one-year anniversary of our launch.

That includes new details on the Overlook Road case as well as an update on the guns found at Berkeley High; the story behind why BPD declined to apply for the state retail theft grant; news on the Albany shooting; and a story about our anniversary.

Speaking of the Albany shooting, a candlelight vigil for Alonna Gallon is planned for Saturday at 6 p.m. at the Toyota service center in Albany where she worked.

And now, some housekeeping: We are heading for North Carolina on Monday to see how we fare in the LION news publisher awards. The Scanner is a finalist in the new business category, which reflects both editorial coverage and business sustainability.

Then we'll be taking a few days off to be with family and friends.

As a result, coverage is likely to be light next week. We'll be back in full force on Tuesday, Oct. 10.

And now, the news

Jonah Roper refused to come to court; arraignment put off
Berkeley police say they found two knives and blood on the steering wheel in the getaway car Roper used to flee the scene.
2 teens arrested after bringing guns to Berkeley High
Police say the boys who brought guns to campus were associated with each other rather than involved in any known conflict.
Why didn’t Berkeley apply for state retail theft grant?
Berkeley has already seen $3 million in reported losses this year from retail theft. That’s up from $750,000 last year at this time.
Lamar Walker, 24, ID’d as Albany shooter killed by police
Alonna Gallon and Lamar Walker were co-parenting their 7-year-old son. Authorities say Walker was pointing a gun at them when officers arrived.
The Berkeley Scanner celebrates 1 year in business
This has unquestionably been the most challenging, satisfying and thrilling year of my professional career.

In case you missed it

Carjacking attempt at UC president’s home in Berkeley
UC officials have ignored repeated inquiries about the carjacking attempt last month.
The clock to recall DA Pamela Price starts now
Critics say Price had contributed to Oakland’s crime wave by being soft on crime. Supporters say Price is doing what she was elected to do.
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