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San Diego news; when you want it, where you want it. Get local stories on politics, education, health, environment, the border and more. New episodes are ready weekday mornings. Hosted by Anica Colbert and produced by KPBS, San Diego and the Imperial County's NPR and PBS station.

    Shooting at moving targets

    Shooting at moving targets

    An examination of local police records shows that from 2012 through 2019, officers from San Diego County police agencies shot at people in moving cars 20 times. That’s despite the fact that police training experts say it is one of the most hazardous things a cop can do. Meanwhile, the injunction against vaccine mandates for the San Diego Unified School District will be short lived, according to legal experts. Plus, during the pandemic many universities stopped requiring standardized test scores for admissions and then racial and ethnic diversity increased on campus.

    • 20 min
    Police use-of-force incidents concentrated south of interstate 8

    Police use-of-force incidents concentrated south of interstate 8

    A KPBS analysis of police records shows more than two-thirds of use-of-force incidents over a 15-year period occurred in ZIP codes south of Interstate 8. And nearly a quarter were concentrated in just a handful of neighborhoods in the southeast part of the city. Meanwhile, as the Biden administration plans a re-start of the controversial Remain in Mexico program that sends asylum seekers back across the border, immigrant advocates are split over whether or not to help. Plus, KPBS speaks with Cynthia Paes now that she’s been officially confirmed as the new San Diego registrar of voters.

    • 23 min
    Tyshawn Cook settles into a new home

    Tyshawn Cook settles into a new home

    The San Diego Black Homebuyers Program helped Tyshawn Cook buy his first home. The program provides grants to help with down payments or closing costs. Cook is putting equity back into his new home by investing in renovations, something that's only possible because of the money he saved with the grant. Meanwhile, the state of California has given $2.6 million to UC San Diego to recruit Native American student doctors. Plus, California is on track to close its very last commercial nuclear power plant.

    • 16 min
    The Hom family home

    The Hom family home

    Racial covenants shaped San Diego housing for decades. Our partners at inewsource bring us the story of one Chinese-American family that managed to purchase a home in 1947 despite racial restrictions. Meanwhile, the head of the Environmental Protection Agency was in Mexico this week discussing how the two countries will stop the cross-border sewage flows that are increasingly polluting south bay beaches. Plus, Comic-Con returns for in-person events with Comic-Con Special Edition this weekend.

    • 15 min
    Asylum seekers remain in limbo

    Asylum seekers remain in limbo

    Foreign citizens who are vaccinated can now cross the US-Mexico border. But asylum seekers still cannot cross, even if they are vaccinated, because a controversial Trump-era public health order remains in place. Meanwhile, students at UCSD are hoping the latest City Council redistricting proposal will be changed. It would split the school’s east and west campuses into two separate districts. Plus, in 2025, Universal preschool will begin across the state of California but some believe it would do more harm than good.

    • 14 min
    UCSD trolley extension opens

    UCSD trolley extension opens

    The Blue Line trolley extension is now open -- it could be a lifeline for UCSD students and others who already live and work near a trolley stop. But many of the new stations remain difficult to access by foot, wheelchair, or bike. Meanwhile, The Airport Authority says the palm trees in Ocean beach are, or will soon be, a hazard to aviation and must come down. Homeowners in the area say the airport isn't giving them adequate information as to how the decision was reached. Plus, a deputy director at the California Department of public health explains concerns about vaccine equity ahead of the holiday season.

    • 17 min

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