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Roundtable: The Life And Death Of Alfred Olango

Roundtable: The Life And Death Of Alfred Olango

Sept. 30
By KPBS News

Alfred Olango was in distress, acting erratically. When the police arrived, he pointed an object at them and was shot and killed. These are the bare bones of a familiar and sad story which begs for clarification and analysis.

El Cajon Protesters Gather For Fourth Night After Video Of Fatal Shooting Is Released

Sept. 30
By KPBS , City News Service
El Cajon Protesters Gather For Fourth Night After Video Of Fatal Shooting Is Released

El Cajon Police Chief Jeff Davis said the decision to release the video was unanimous among city and county leaders, including San Diego County District Attorney Bonnie Dumanis.

Alpha Project Proposes Plan To House 800 San Diego Homeless

Sept. 29
By Susan Murphy
Alpha Project Proposes Plan To House 800 San Diego Homeless

The soaring homeless street population has reached a crisis level, so Bob McElroy of the Alpha Project is proposing a plan to take as many as 800 people off the streets.

San Diego's Top Weekend Events: Choose Your Adventure

San Diego's Top Weekend Events: Choose Your Adventure

Sept. 30
By Nina Garin

Do you feel like dancing? Or having a laugh? This weekend, there's an arts event for many moods.

El Cajon Shooting Victim Was Grieving Death Of Friend

El Cajon Shooting Victim Was Grieving Death Of Friend

Sept. 28
By Jean Guerrero

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.

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

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

Sept. 29
By Associated Press

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 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.

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