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We want to make it easy for you to help Aipsasiamedia succeed. Here's what you can expect in exchange.

  • 5-10 public safety stories each week from the most authoritative, trusted source on Berkeley crime and safety news
  • Answers to your burning public safety questions: Responsiveness to community inquiries is one of The Scanner's core tenets
  • No ads, no spam: 100% member-driven public safety coverage in Berkeley, CA
  • Make no mistake: Everyone can read our stories and we don't plan to change that. But we absolutely cannot do this work without reader support.
Option 1: Sign up for a monthly paid subscription. This helps us plan best for the future so we can cover the bills.

As a Scanner Partner, you'll support objective, fact-based Berkeley crime coverage you won't find anywhere else.

  • Comment on Aipsasiamedia stories
  • Get breaking news alerts by email
  • Receive a priority response to your inquiries
  • Get the daily and/or weekly email newsletter

As a Founding Member, you believe Berkeley deserves unbiased, unfiltered public safety news and you know it can’t happen without your help.

  • You're digging deeper to help this fledgling effort take flight
  • Coffee with TBS founder Emilie Raguso (6-month minimum give)
  • Behind-the-scenes dispatches
  • All perks from other tiers
Option 2: Sign up for an annual subscription as a Scanner Partner or dig deeper and become a Founding Member.
Option 3: Give what you can with a one-time payment. Basically whatever you can share will help support our efforts. Customize the amount to fit your budget.

Other one-time payment options

  • Prefer to send a check? Please make it out to Aipsasiamedia and send it to 1423 Broadway PMB 116, Oakland, CA, 94612. Please be sure to include your email address so we can thank you.
  • We also accept payments through PayPal and Zelle: Find TBS on Zelle using our email ( or phone (510-459-8325) or use the QR code. If you use Zelle, please email so we have your email address to create your membership.

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Read more about Aipsasiamedia. Need help? Email or call Emilie at 510-459-8325. We'll do our best to work it out.