TBS Today, Oct. 9

About to fly to SFO from the East Coast and we can't wait to get back to work! Lots of emails and stories to catch up on.

Thank you all for your patience.

It's been a great break with friends and family. The breaking news gods appear to have cooperated (even though we've still had a few stories for you).

Hopefully this won't jinx it.

Our exclusive today: A young woman and two young men, both 18, have been charged with an armed robbery series linked to eight victims near UC Berkeley in late September.

As far as we know, The Scanner was the only news outlet to follow up on this case.

Trio charged with 5 robberies near UC Berkeley in 30 minutes
Robberies in Berkeley are up 20% compared to last year, with more than 280 so far in 2023, according to Berkeley police data.

We still have a number of items to catch you up on this week, and some court hearings on the agenda too.

But the time off has been much needed and appreciated. (Including the reminders from readers that we were supposed to be on vacation! It can be tough to keep that in mind.)

In case you missed it

Berkeley police: Man tried to carjack Hope Center worker
LeSean Washington punched the woman, pulled her out of her car and then got into the vehicle himself, Berkeley police said.
Berkeley police seize guns from landlord tied to arson case
Police say 46-year-old Majid Farid of Fremont is a Hells Angels affiliate with a history of making “suspicious insurance claims.”
Why did States Coffee close in Berkeley?
“I think a lot of people did a lot of reflection during COVID,” States Coffee owner Keith Gehrke told us. “That’s what we did.”
Berkeley shootings in 2023: The definitive gunfire map
As of Oct. 4, Berkeley has had 26 shootings in 2023 with seven people wounded. BPD also had a fatal police shooting at Toyota in Albany.
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