TBS Today, Oct. 10

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You know carjackings are up in Berkeley when we have two carjacking stories in a single day — even if one of them is an update from a disturbing case from July.

Carjackings used to be a rarity in Berkeley but they're becoming almost commonplace.

In case you missed it, robberies in Berkeley are up 22% this year compared to the same period last year, according to the latest BPD data.

We're also continuing to follow campus safety issues at BHS.

Some parents say school officials should be doing more — and saying more — after a recent gun scare.

In other news, the Flock contract for license plate readers (ALPRs) is on tonight's City Council agenda (on consent).

The two-year trial program is slated to cost somewhere between $345,000 and $425,000.

Today's news

Berkeley High plans ‘safety forum’ after campus gun scare
A recent “safety update” from the BHS principal drew mixed reviews from parents who shared it with The Berkeley Scanner.
UC Berkeley student, 19, carjacked at gunpoint near Cal
The student tried to lock her doors when two men got out of a car behind her, but the men pulled out guns and pointed them at her.
Man, 18, arrested after Berkeley carjacking on Parkside
Robberies in Berkeley are up 22% this year compared to the same period last year, according to the latest BPD data.

Around the web

‘We stand with Israel’: Communities of Jews, Palestinians in Bay Area respond to attack - Local News Matters
House Speaker Emerita Nancy Pelosi has led a Jewish community gathering in support of Israel in San Francisco before a rally in support of Palestinians

In case you missed it

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.
Berkeley approves license plate readers for police
Berkeley police hope to roll out the new license plate reader program in the fall. Locations have not been chosen but will be public when they are.
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