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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

SANDAG Expects Thousands To Take Part In 'Bike To Work Day'

SANDAG Expects Thousands To Take Part In 'Bike To Work Day'

May 17
By Andrew Bowen

The San Diego Association of Governments is encouraging people across the county to commute by bike for one day to highlight the benefits of biking.

Developer Sees Flood Of Interest In LGBT Senior Housing

Developer Sees Flood Of Interest In LGBT Senior Housing

May 12
By Andrew Bowen

Hundreds of seniors have signed up, hoping for units in a new affordable housing development in North Park geared toward the LGBT community.

San Diego Arts Supporters Protest Proposed Funding Cuts

San Diego Arts Supporters Protest Proposed Funding Cuts

May 8
By Andrew Bowen, City News Service, KPBS News

San Diego arts organizations gathered outside the City Council chambers to protest proposed funding cuts in the city budget. The cuts total $4.7 million and represent one of the largest cuts to any department.

Activists Growing Impatient With San Diego's Bike Program

Activists Growing Impatient With San Diego's Bike Program

May 4
By Andrew Bowen

San Diego has a goal of drastically increasing the share of people who bike to work by 2020. Cycling advocates acknowledge some progress, but say the biggest challenges are still ahead.

San Diego Businesses, Residents Oppose Adding Temporary Homeless Sh...

San Diego Businesses, Residents Oppose Adding Temporary Homeless Shelter Downtown

April 25
By Andrew Bowen, Marissa Cabrera, Maureen Cavanaugh

A coalition of downtown businesses and residents are speaking out against plans to convert the old downtown library into a temporary homeless shelter.

Familiar Conflicts Surround Linda Vista Trolley Development Plans

Familiar Conflicts Surround Linda Vista Trolley Development Plans

April 20
By Andrew Bowen

San Diego planners are crafting a vision for the development of land alongside future trolley stops in Linda Vista. Nearby residents are wary of taller buildings with higher-density housing.

San Diego City Council Pushes Back Against Arts Funding Cuts

San Diego City Council Pushes Back Against Arts Funding Cuts

April 17
By Andrew Bowen

Several San Diego City Council members voiced concern over proposed cuts to arts funding in Mayor Kevin Faulconer's budget for the upcoming fiscal year. The proposed cuts amount to nearly a third of the city's current arts budget.

Winners And Losers In Mayor Faulconer's Lean Budget Proposal

Winners And Losers In Mayor Faulconer's Lean Budget Proposal

April 13
By Andrew Bowen, City News Service

After months of grappling with a sudden gap between projected revenues and spending, San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer Thursday released his proposed $3.6 billion budget for the fiscal year that begins July 1.

New Price Tag On San Diego Fire Station Needs Tops $91 Million

New Price Tag On San Diego Fire Station Needs Tops $91 Million

April 12
By Andrew Bowen

The San Diego Independent Budget Analyst's Office estimates that it would cost $91 million to build seven new, unfunded fire stations recommended in a recent report. Staffing them would cost an extra $18.7 million per year.

Millions Of Dollars (Still) Parked In San Diego Parking Districts

Millions Of Dollars (Still) Parked In San Diego Parking Districts

April 11
By Andrew Bowen

San Diego's parking districts have millions of dollars in reserve, and some say that's because the city is too restrictive with how the money can be spent. Past attempts at solving the problem appear to have fallen short.

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