TBS Today, April 23

A Berkeley man police say shot at his neighbor for taking his parking spot is in custody this week facing multiple felonies, according to court records.

The non-injury shooting took place just feet from a mother pushing a baby stroller at about 1 p.m. April 11.

Berkeley man arrested after gunfire during parking dispute
The non-injury shooting took place on Channing Way just feet from a mother pushing a baby stroller at about 1 p.m. April 11, police said.

As we mentioned yesterday, the Alameda County DA's office will review dozens of death penalty cases after the discovery of prosecutor notes from a 30-year-old murder case identifying potential jurors as Jewish or Black.

DA Pamela Price announced the sweeping review Monday outside the Phillip Burton Federal Building in San Francisco.

And the death penalty audit may be just the start. Here's what we know.

Alameda County death penalty cases under review over alleged misconduct
The death penalty audit may be just the start, DA Pamela Price said: Other Alameda County cases β€œmay be implicated.”

This was a really interesting story to think through because the available evidence is limited and the claims are sweeping. We plan to follow the story.

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In other news

We've had reports about an uptick in tires being stolen from Berkeley cars. Have you seen it? We got a lot of responses to our tweet over the weekend.

Election update for downtown Berkeley voters

The Downtown Berkeley Association is holding a candidate forum this week for all four candidates who hope to replace Kate Harrison in District 4.

The event takes place Wednesday, April 24, from 5-7 p.m. at 1931 Center St. We can't be there but plan to watch the recording. Pre-registration is required.

The local League of Women Voters chapter is holding a D4 candidate forum May 1. Learn more and register on the LWV website.

The special election for the District 4 Berkeley City Council seat is set for May 28.

In case you missed it

Berkeley officials urge PG&E to underground power lines
A California Senate bill approved in 2023 made federal money available for projects to underground utility lines.
Man charged with groping girl, 11, at Berkeley music club
Police say Kevin Luzzi was β€œfixated” on the girl, then created a mosh pit so he could get close enough to grope her, leaving bruises.

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