TBS Today, March 25

Thrilled to announce that The Scanner has won the "Truth to Power: Golden Sledgehammer" award from the Northern California chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists.

Read all about it.

Berkeley Scanner wins ‘Truth to Power’ press freedom award
Emilie Raguso was among eight journalists and news outlets recognized in the 39th annual James Madison Freedom of Information Awards.

We also wrote a short story today about a serious hit-and-run collision over the weekend that sent a female driver in her 70s to the hospital.

Man runs red light in Berkeley crash, serious injuries reported
The driver who struck the other car jumped out and ran from the scene, police said. BPD said unsafe speed played a role in the crash.

In other news, after checking in at court this morning on a Berkeley case heading for trial, we went to Zellerbach Hall to hear UC Berkeley Chancellor Carol Christ and Condoleezza Rice talk about the importance of free speech.

Unsurprisingly, a half-dozen or so activists interrupted the talk repeatedly to protest a variety of things, but it didn't derail the program.

If you're on X, you can see more of our live tweets of event highlights here.

Or you can watch the full event on YouTube.

In case you missed it

Man arrested in Berkeley after accidentally shooting himself
Police said he would be arrested on suspicion of being a prohibited person in possession of a gun as well as drug possession charges.
Berkeley hotel lobby fire prompts arson investigation
Authorities are reviewing lobby security footage and have collected samples from the scene to learn more about what happened, BFD said.
Alameda County DA recused from fatal police shooting case
It’s the second time this year that the Alameda County DA’s office under Pamela Price has been recused from a case.

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