TBS Today, Nov. 8

For the last few weeks, we've been working on a story about Angel and Jazy, the brothers from Berkeley High School who were killed at a friend's birthday party last year.

On a recent Saturday morning, we sat down with their mother and their aunt and asked them to reflect on the boys' lives, the past year and how they are working to move forward after such profound loss.

What happened to their family is heartbreaking and we have a deep appreciation for their willingness to share their experiences so candidly.

We also wanted to make sure our readers knew about the Jazy and Angel Scholarship fund and how to support it.

Don't miss today's deep dive.

A year on, mother of Angel and Jazy asks: ‘Why my two boys?’
She said she hopes the community will help support a BHS scholarship fund that was created by classmates to honor Jazy and Angel.

Other recent news

As we write this, Berkeley police are investigating gunfire at Curtis Street and Hearst Avenue that happened at 2:20 p.m. today.

Officers found casings but no victims or property damage at the scene.

Moments, ago, police reported over the radio that two vehicles were involved in the shooting, which broke out as the drivers were speeding northbound on Curtis.

The drivers, one in a blue car and one in a white car, left the area.

We also wrote about a fatality at the North Berkeley BART station that closed the station Tuesday night.

Details have been slim but there were no signs of foul play, BART said.

Person struck and killed on tracks at North Berkeley BART
The incident happened at about 11:05 p.m. Details were scant.

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In other news

We had a wonderful time speaking at the Hillside Club in North Berkeley on Monday night about the story behind The Scanner.

On Tuesday, we spent the afternoon speaking to journalism students at Cal. They had all kinds of questions and are now writing crime stories to fulfill this week's assignment.

Next week we'll be speaking at a Journalism Expo at Diablo Valley College.

It's always so gratifying to talk about this work, especially with young folks who are considering the field.

In case you missed it

Berkeley police shooting: Man drove toward cop, detainee, BPD says
Dispatch audio sheds light on what took place and seems consistent with a police narrative released Monday night.

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