TBS Today, Dec. 20

A clerk at City Lee's Market in South Berkeley has just been charged with committing sex crimes against a disabled man and a homeless man in separate incidents over the summer, court papers show.

It's the latest Scanner exclusive.

Berkeley shop clerk charged with sex crimes against 2 men
Police say Nafeh Gawbah offered both men work stacking boxes in a back room of the market, which is across from Berkeley Technology Academy.

This won't be a long note tonight because I'm about to get on a call with a veteran reporter who's interested in how to set up his own news outlet, similar to what I've done with The Scanner.

One thing I've really enjoyed about this process is not only the business side of things but also offering insights to other folks looking to branch out on their own.

It's incredible how much the tools and technology have changed to make this possible in recent years.

With so many news outlets still struggling to find a way to be sustainable, this type of operation is one promising model for local news.

I talked about that and many other things in a recent town hall on KALW with several Bay Area news leaders. In case you missed it, you can watch it here.

Town Hall: The Future of Bay Area Journalism
With more journalistic outlets shrinking or shutting down, what is the future of journalism in the Bay Area?

In case you missed it

Kevin Nishita murder charges to see ‘significant reductions’
Nishita, a retired veteran police officer, was working as a security guard for a TV news crew when he was killed just before Thanksgiving in 2021.
Greyhaven: New details emerge in attempted murder case
Byron DeCles, 21, has entered not-guilty pleas in relation to the charges against him, which include two counts of attempted murder.

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