TBS Today, April 20

Berkeley police are investigating a report of a double catalytic converter theft in southwest Berkeley on Saturday morning.

One person told police the culprits fired a gun when they were interrupted, but officers had found no evidence of a shooting as of publication time.

Berkeley police investigate catalytic converter theft reports
There was a report of gunfire during the crime, but police had found no evidence of a shooting as of publication time.

In other news

Emilie Raguso receives a "Truth to Power: Golden Sledgehammer" award from SPJ NorCal.

On Thursday night, The Scanner was honored to receive the "Truth to Power: Golden Sledgehammer" award from SPJ NorCal as part of the 39th Annual James Madison Freedom of Information Awards.

Other winners included Julia Love and Davey Alba of Bloomberg News; Thadeus Greenson of the North Coast Journal; Jason Fagone and Daniel Lempres of the San Francisco Chronicle; and The San Jose Spotlight.

First Amendment Coalition attorney and legal director David Loy, who advocated on behalf of The Scanner's First Amendment rights last year, won a James Madison Award in the legal counsel category for his "tireless work supporting open access in 2023," SPJ NorCal wrote.

It was an incredible night! Here's our acceptance speech.

In case you missed our original announcement, read about it here.

Aipsasiamedia 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.
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