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Olango Family Asks For Release Of Video, Peaceful Protests

Olango Family Asks For Release Of Video, Peaceful Protests

Sept. 28
By Erik Anderson, Jean Guerrero, City News Service, Associated Press

Alfred Olango's mother, Pamela Benge, stood with her family at a news conference in San Diego on Thursday and addressed the fatal shooting of her son.

Police Took Over 1 Hour To Respond, About 1 Minute To Shoot

Sept. 29
By Associated Press
Police Took Over 1 Hour To Respond, About 1 Minute To Shoot

The details emerged Wednesday in the shooting of Alfred Olango, who was having an emotional breakdown over the recent death of his best friend, an attorney said.

El Cajon Shooting Victim Was Grieving Death Of Friend

Sept. 28
By Jean Guerrero
El Cajon Shooting Victim Was Grieving Death Of Friend

Jama Mohamed, who researches mental health issues in San Diego's community of East Africans, says grief, trauma and fear may have collided in an encounter with police.

Blogger In San Diego To Talk About Living Without Excess

Blogger In San Diego To Talk About Living Without Excess

Sept. 29
By Brooke Ruth, Alison St John

Courtney Carver is in San Diego to speak about her journey to simplify her life and her minimalist fashion challenge Project 333. The project encourages people to dress with 33 items or less for three months.

Mira Mesa Banned Book Club Celebrates Banned Books Week All Year Long

Mira Mesa Banned Book Club Celebrates Banned Books Week All Year Long

Sept. 29
By Brooke Ruth

This week is Banned Books Week, which aims to raise awareness of book censorship in the United States. The week was launched in 1982. Since then more than 11,300 books have been challenged.

Encinitas Voters To Choose New Mayor

Encinitas Voters To Choose New Mayor

Sept. 29
By Marissa Cabrera, Alison St John

Mayoral candidates Catherine Blakespear and Paul Gaspar join KPBS Midday Edition to discuss their positions on the major issues facing Encinitas from new housing development to transit.

El Cajon Police Shooting: Protests Erupt; Man Fatally Shot Identified

El Cajon Police Shooting: Protests Erupt; Man Fatally Shot Identified

Sept. 27
By Erik Anderson, Andrew Bowen, Ebone Monet, Claire Trageser, Steve Walsh

The man fatally shot by police in El Cajon has been identified as Alfred Olango, a refugee from Uganda.

Hickey, Elliott Vie To Become Next San Diego City Attorney

Hickey, Elliott Vie To Become Next San Diego City Attorney

Sept. 28
By Michael Lipkin, Alison St John

In a discussion taped Tuesday afternoon, Hickey and Elliott joined KPBS Midday Edition to discuss their stances on police oversight, the release of body camera footage, ticketing homeless people downtown and how they would keep the office nonpartisan.

San Diego's Forests Face Possible Extinction

San Diego's Forests Face Possible Extinction

Sept. 28
By Ingrid Lobet / inewsource

The county's forests have provided shade, shelter and a connection to nature for thousands of years. But fire suppression, severe drought, insects and increasing carbon dioxide have put them under intense pressure, and they could disappear.

Infrastructure That Supports Response To 911 Calls Is Getting An Up...

Infrastructure That Supports Response To 911 Calls Is Getting An Upgrade

Sept. 27
By Brooke Ruth, Alison St John

The update will allow the system to accommodate more users in a disaster and improve coverage.

Same-Day Voter Registration Will Be Available In 2017

Same-Day Voter Registration Will Be Available In 2017

Sept. 27
By Brooke Ruth, Alison St John

Starting next year, California residents will be able to register to vote on election day.

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