TBS Today, Feb. 8

Hot off the presses: State officials are sending attorneys to Alameda County to help DA Pamela Price prosecute "serious and complex crimes" in Oakland and the East Bay, Gov. Gavin Newsom and Attorney General Rob Bonta announced Thursday.

Several people familiar with the Alameda County DA's office said they saw the move as a vote of no confidence in the leadership of DA Pamela Price.

We also checked in with Berkeley officials about the state's announcement earlier in the week about deploying 120 CHP officers to Oakland and surrounding areas.

Here's what we know.

State sends attorneys to help DA Pamela Price fight crime
Several people familiar with the Alameda County DA’s office said they saw the move as a vote of no confidence in the leadership of DA Pamela Price.

Believe it or not, the Berkeley Apple Store got hit again Thursday at lunch. Here's what we know.

Berkeley Apple Store just got hit again
Police said two male individuals entered the store and stole 16 iPhones, six iPads and four MacBook computers.

In other news: A man has been charged with shooting a man with a high-powered pellet gun in a northwest Berkeley homeless camp overnight Tuesday, authorities report.

1 wounded in Berkeley homeless camp pellet gun shooting
The wounded man was rushed from Second and Page to Highland Hospital. Police ID’d the suspect as Michael Minix. They found him in a tent nearby.

This morning in Santa Cruz, the man accused of murdering Alyx Herrmann entered a not-guilty plea during a brief hearing.

Theobald Lengyel is slated to be back in court April 4 to set a preliminary hearing date. We'll aim to be there too.

TONIGHT at 7 PM: A candidate forum for Alameda County Board of Supervisors District 5. Candidates to replace Keith Carson are John BautersBen BartlettNikki Fortunato BasKen Berrick, Omar Farmer, Gregory HodgeChris Moore, Gerald Pechenuk and Lorrell Plimier. Register here

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