TBS Today, Feb. 27

Some devastating news this morning: Julia Elkin, who was hit by a driver on Marin Avenue two weeks ago, has succumbed to her injuries. She was just 37 years old.

Julia Elkin, struck by driver in Berkeley, died Monday night
Elkin had a “deep passion for making our human and natural communities more resilient to climate change.” She was just 37 years old.

We will continue to work to learn about this crash and about Julia.

By all accounts, she was an amazing, talented woman who was passionate about making this world a better place. We're holding her family and friends in our thoughts.

In other news

We have some lighter headlines and other articles today as well: a car theft that didn't go as planned; the latest retail theft from a Berkeley business; an update on the UC shooter case; and a police intervention that saved a man's life Monday night.

Steering wheel comes off, foils Berkeley car theft attempt
A man and woman in a stolen car failed at two car theft attempts Monday morning — but still managed to evade capture.
Group of 7 makes off with $19,000 in North Face goods
The group left in multiple vehicles, at least one of which had been reported stolen, Berkeley police said.
‘Panic on the campus’: New details on UC Berkeley shooting
Police say Virgil Hampton ordered students to open their backpacks and caused a disturbance because he wanted a charger.
Berkeley police intervene to stop suicide attempt
Berkeley police officers arrived within minutes and saw the man on top of a fence with a rope, according to emergency radio traffic.

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