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Andrew Bowen

Metro Reporter

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As the KPBS metro reporter, Andrew Bowen covers a broad range of issues across San Diego County for radio, TV, and the web.

Before moving to San Diego, Andrew worked for six years as a freelance translator, radio reporter and TV news producer in Germany. His work for the German international public broadcaster Deutsche Welle had him covering local, national and international stories across Europe. He also worked as a producer and reporter for the English-language website of Der Spiegel, Germany's largest news magazine.

Andrew is originally from Santa Rosa, California. He holds a bachelor's of science degree in journalism with a minor in Spanish from Northwestern University.

Recent Stories by Andrew Bowen

New Bike Sharing Program Launching In San Diego

New Bike Sharing Program Launching In San Diego

Feb. 15
By Andrew Bowen

Dockless bike sharing company LimeBike says it is starting operations in the city of San Diego on Thursday, promising to offer residents a cheaper and more convenient option to get around the city on two wheels.

San Diego Opens Door To Small-Scale Community Composting

San Diego Opens Door To Small-Scale Community Composting

Feb. 12
By Andrew Bowen

Small-scale composting could grow in San Diego after the City Council opened a new permitting process for organic waste collection.

SANDAG Budget Has More Delays For Priority Bike Projects

SANDAG Budget Has More Delays For Priority Bike Projects

Feb. 8
By Andrew Bowen

A number of bike infrastructure projects planned by SANDAG are facing delays under the transportation agency's proposed budget. Some $61 million has been spent on the projects, but few have been completed.

San Diego LGBT Community Center To Host Transgender Legal...

San Diego LGBT Community Center To Host Transgender Legal Clinic

Feb. 5
By Andrew Bowen

Law students from the University of San Diego are starting a free legal clinic Tuesday to help transgender people change their names and gender markers on official documents.

Workshop Teaches Cannabis Industry Of New 'Track And Trac...

Workshop Teaches Cannabis Industry Of New 'Track And Trace' System

Feb. 2
By Andrew Bowen

About 60 cannabis professionals gathered in San Diego on Friday to learn about California's new system to track all cannabis products in the state.

San Diego Fields Online Survey To Measure Commute Habits

San Diego Fields Online Survey To Measure Commute Habits

Jan. 31
By Andrew Bowen

San Diego has struggled to capture good data on exactly how many people in the city bike, walk and ride public transit to work. A new survey aims to measure those transportation modes, which are central to the city's Climate Action Plan.

Fire Response Study Presented To City Council, 11 Months ...

Fire Response Study Presented To City Council, 11 Months After Completion

Jan. 30
By Andrew Bowen

The San Diego Fire-Rescue Department needs new resources to meet its response time goals, according to a report by Citygate Associates. It took nearly a year for the report to reach the full City Council in a public hearing.

State Gas Tax Increase Gives $10.5 Million For New COASTE...

State Gas Tax Increase Gives $10.5 Million For New COASTER Trains

Jan. 30
By Andrew Bowen

The North County Transit District, which operates the COASTER rail system, won $10.5 million in grants funded by the state gas tax increase. The money will go to purchasing new low-emission trains to improve reliability and speed.

Changes To MTS Bus Routes Begin Sunday

Changes To MTS Bus Routes Begin Sunday

Jan. 26
By Andrew Bowen

Dozens of bus lines will have new schedules and service routes next week as part of a plan to improve the Metropolitan Transit System's efficiency, connectivity and reliability.

Marijuana Businesses Are Legal — But Darn Near Impossible...

Marijuana Businesses Are Legal — But Darn Near Impossible To Open In San Diego

Jan. 26
By Andrew Bowen

Tight regulations on cannabis dispensaries in San Diego have made opening the businesses extremely difficult and expensive. Experts warn that could lead to unintended consequences.

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