TBS Today, March 4

Today the Price recall campaign held a rally and submitted more than 123,000 signatures to the county for review, the group announced this morning.

Many media outlets, including TBS, were there to cover it.

Price recall campaign turned in 123K signatures, group says
The registrar of voters has 10 days to review the names to determine whether there are enough valid signatures from Alameda County voters.

In other news, folks have asked us about a number of smaller BPD calls for service that we are trying to chase, but no luck so far getting details.

Also: We're continuing to get a lot of feedback on our exclusive story from last night — discrimination and retaliation claims from Price's former spokeswoman.

We're still following up on a number of threads from that article. Stay tuned.

DA Pamela Price hit with discrimination, retaliation claims
Patti Lee says Price often made anti-Asian remarks and that the DA’s office illegally withheld records about The Scanner’s exclusion from a press event.

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In case you missed it, UC Berkeley says it is now looking into hate crime allegations stemming from last week's protest of an IDF reservist whose campus talk got shut down.

Responding to the events of Feb. 26
“What happened on Monday, Feb. 26 is unacceptable,” leaders write.

J. (The Jewish News of Northern California) has been covering the issue closely if you'd like to learn more.

We're working on some stories for Tuesday and will then be off for a few days in sunny Baltimore attending a data journalism conference. Looking forward to some professional development and bringing back more skills to aid our reporting.

And don't forget to vote! Polls close Tuesday at 8 p.m.

2024 Election Guide for Berkeley and Alameda County
From the March 5 primary to the November general election, here are many of the key races you’ll find on the ballot in 2024.

They generally release the first batch of results within 30 minutes or so and, as more and more people are using mail-in ballots, that first batch can often be pretty predictive. We'll be keeping an eye on the results.

Recent headlines

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The victim pepper-sprayed the suspect and was able to get away to call police, BPD said.
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The crash happened at Seventh Street and Heinz Avenue just before 3 p.m., Berkeley police said.

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