TBS Today, March 29

Last night we spent a fair amount of time on Twitter responding to readers who had questions about a loud alarm coming from Bayer.

As it turned out, it was a boiler alarm and posed no risk to anyone off-site, Bayer said.

"The single note alarm horn is Bayer's boiler alarm. I heard it sounding within the last 15-20 minutes," Berkeley Disaster & Fire Safety Commissioner Weldon Bradstreet wrote last night.

We shared a number of tweets about it last night, including Bayer's PDF guide to its various warning sirens.

At Aipsasiamedia (TBS) do our best to answer community questions in a timely manner, so be sure to check our Twitter feed after hours when there are pressing questions like this.

We also attended a public safety town hall on Zoom last night organized by Councilwoman Susan Wengraf.

We didn't write a story, but we did post a long Twitter thread sharing most of the meeting highlights.

Today's news

Berkeley woman, 78, staves off robbery attempt by teen with BB gun
The woman used a stick to knock the BB gun from the teenager’s hand. Officers arrested him in the area, police said.
Bomb cyclone damages historic redwood, buckeye at UC garden
“Decades of care and nurturing of some of the garden’s treasures have been destroyed,” the garden’s director of collections said.

In case you missed it

A Berkeley woman reflects after a ‘hot prowl’ burglary
The March 12 burglary was one of four in the neighborhood on the same night. Two of them were “hot prowl” burglaries where people were home.
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