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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

Tijuana Museum Hosts First Exhibition By American Artist In 15 Years

Tijuana Museum Hosts First Exhibition By American Artist In 15 Years

Oct. 13
By Andrew Bowen

The Centro Cultural de Tijuana, or CECUT, is featuring its first exhibition of an American artist in more than a decade. The artist and the museum both hope it will spark dialogue in a turbulent time for U.S.-Mexico relations.

Governor Brown Signs SANDAG Reform Bill

Governor Brown Signs SANDAG Reform Bill

Oct. 11
By Andrew Bowen

California Governor Jerry Brown has signed AB 805, a bill written by a San Diego assemblywoman that makes big changes to the county's transportation planning agency.

San Diego City Employees Lead On Public Transit, Lag On Bikes

San Diego City Employees Lead On Public Transit, Lag On Bikes

Oct. 9
By Andrew Bowen

A survey of city employees found they ride public transit to work at a much higher rate than the city as a whole. San Diego needs hundreds of thousands of commuters to switch from cars to biking, walking and riding transit to meet its climate action goals.

Following The Money In San Diego's Community Choice Debate

Following The Money In San Diego's Community Choice Debate

Oct. 4
By Andrew Bowen

Several organizations skeptical of community choice energy are supported by SDG&E, which has sought to halt the energy program's expansion across the state.

District Attorney's Office Investigating Cate's Leak Of Confidentia...

District Attorney's Office Investigating Cate's Leak Of Confidential Memo

Oct. 3
By Andrew Bowen

City Councilman Chris Cate says he gave a confidential memo on the Soccer City initiative to the measure's proponents. The City Attorney's Office says the memo's leak is being investigated by the Public Integrity Unit of the District Attorney's Office.

San Diego City Council Members Hear Results Of 'Community Choice' S...

San Diego City Council Members Hear Results Of 'Community Choice' Study

Sept. 29
By Andrew Bowen

San Diego's path to 100 percent renewable energy got a hearing at the City Council's Environment Committee. Committee members heard a presentation on the feasibility of community choice aggregation.

Sempra Services Video Leaves Out Key Facts On Community Choice

Sempra Services Video Leaves Out Key Facts On Community Choice

Sept. 28
By Andrew Bowen

Sempra Services, a group formed by SDG&E's parent company to lobby on community choice energy, has produced a video raising questions about the program. While the video does not contain blatantly false information, it does leave out important context.

Taxpayer Group Seeks 'Community Choice' Data (Most Is Already Public)

Taxpayer Group Seeks 'Community Choice' Data (Most Is Already Public)

Sept. 21
By Andrew Bowen

The San Diego County Taxpayers Association wrote city officials a letter seeking the "assumptions and methodology" behind a city-commissioned study on community choice energy. Nearly all that information is in the study itself.

MTS Hopes Bus Route Overhaul Will Buck Ridership Decline

MTS Hopes Bus Route Overhaul Will Buck Ridership Decline

Sept. 20
By Andrew Bowen

Faced with two years of declining ridership, the Metropolitan Transit System is planning changes to dozens of bus routes to help the system run more efficiently. The plan is something of a gamble — and there are winners and losers.

San Diego City Council Stalls Plans For Religious Resort In Mission...

San Diego City Council Stalls Plans For Religious Resort In Mission Valley

Sept. 18
By Andrew Bowen, City News Service

A religious-themed resort in Mission Valley failed to win outright approval from the San Diego City Council.

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