TBS Today, June 20

Today's deep dive is a special one.

One of the first serious collisions we covered at TBS involved a cyclist who was hit by a driver on San Pablo Avenue in November 2022.

The cyclist died much later and we wanted to tell his story. But details were elusive.

For a long time, we couldn't even find his name.

It took a lot of digging, but we finally got some answers.

We published our exclusive story this morning on the anniversary of his death.

Cyclist death prompts lawsuit, traffic safety questions
Yuan Cong never regained consciousness after a car crash on Nov. 25, 2022. Buddhist monks prayed by his side for months.

We also got questions today about an SUV fire near Parkside and The Uplands.

A local resident caught part of the fire on video. Here's what we know so far.

Berkeley police investigate SUV fire, suspected arson
Firefighters extinguished the blaze quickly, thanks in part to a nearby hydrant. Many details remain unknown.

We also received several reader questions about BPD activity early this morning. We asked police first thing. They promised answers by tomorrow. Stay tuned.

Around the web

Today's big stories in East Bay public safety were the mass shooting at Lake Merritt, which left 15 people wounded amid a Juneteenth celebration, and the FBI raid of Oakland Mayor Sheng Thao's house.

Both stories are outside our coverage area but still of high interest. There's substantial coverage online about both subjects.

Oakland Juneteenth shooting: 15 shot at celebration
Articles and videos about Oakland Juneteenth shooting: 15 shot at celebration on KTVU FOX 2.
FBI raids Oakland mayor’s home, several other locations in political corruption probe: source
Just as the sun rose Thursday, FBI agents raided the home of Oakland Mayor Sheng Thao. There is no official word about the reason for the investigation, but sources tell the ABC7 I-Team it involves a political corruption case against the mayor and some of her supporters.

In case you missed it

Longfellow Middle School to close for 2 years due to dry rot
The school building has been red-tagged and deemed unsafe to occupy, officials said in a statement.
Trio steals $41,000 in cosmetics from Berkeley Sephora
Police arrested an 18-year-old man and recovered about $6,000 in stolen merchandise, BPD said.

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