TBS Today, Feb. 5

Just published: A city of Berkeley employee who reportedly made threats of workplace violence was arrested Monday at his Concord home, The Scanner has learned.

We hope to share more details but here's what we know at this time.

Berkeley employee arrested after workplace violence threats
Authorities said the worker had made threats of gun violence and also made it clear he had access to a firearm.

We also have an update on the UCPD sexual battery investigation from over the weekend.

UC Berkeley police seek tips after sexual battery of student
Police said the assailant was a stranger who repeatedly slapped the student’s friend when she intervened.

In other news

We're so glad to hear that many of you have been checking out our Election Guide.

Don't miss the details in the guide about several candidate forums coming up this week. (The first one is tonight.)

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.

Also: District 7 candidates in Berkeley who want to be on the ballot to replace Rigel Robinson have until Feb. 16 to file their papers. That's the district just south of UC Berkeley, the so-called student district.

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