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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

Cole Reshuffles Committee Assignments, Shifting Power To Democrats

Cole Reshuffles Committee Assignments, Shifting Power To Democrats

Dec. 8
By Andrew Bowen

San Diego City Council President Myrtle Cole unveiled a list of nominations to committees, moving some higher-profile positions in the city government from Republicans to Democrats.

Home Developer Offers Concessions In Rancho Peñasquitos Project

Home Developer Offers Concessions In Rancho Peñasquitos Project

Dec. 6
By Andrew Bowen

A plan to build 600 new homes in Rancho Peñasquitos drew ire from affordable housing advocates. The developer has since increased the number of affordable homes in the project and is offering relocation packages to current tenants.

In San Diego's Hepatitis Outbreak, Lessons Learned From HIV/AIDS

In San Diego's Hepatitis Outbreak, Lessons Learned From HIV/AIDS

Dec. 1
By Andrew Bowen

Public health officials say their response to San Diego's hepatitis A outbreak has been informed by the mistakes made in the early years of the HIV epidemic.

Sheriff Candidate Says He's Target Of Retaliation

Sheriff Candidate Says He's Target Of Retaliation

Nov. 30
By Andrew Bowen

Dave Myers, a commander in the San Diego County Sheriff's Department who is running to replace his boss, said he has been stripped of his regular duties in the department in retaliation for his candidacy.

San Diego Advances 'Community Choice Energy' Business Plan

San Diego Advances 'Community Choice Energy' Business Plan

Nov. 17
By Andrew Bowen

San Diego is moving forward with a business plan for a community choice energy program. Environmentalists who support the program and skeptics are both claiming victory.

Records Confirm Councilman Leaked Confidential Memo From Personal E...

Records Confirm Councilman Leaked Confidential Memo From Personal Email

Nov. 16
By Andrew Bowen

San Diego City Councilman Chris Cate sent a confidential memo to a lobbyist via an email account linked to his re-election campaign website. The revelation came after Cate's office released unredacted versions of the email exchange to KPBS.

San Diego Gears Up For Permitting Cannabis Supply Chain

San Diego Gears Up For Permitting Cannabis Supply Chain

Nov. 15
By Andrew Bowen

Dozens of entrepreneurs are expected to submit applications this week for marijuana production facilities. San Diego went through a similar process in 2014 and says it has learned from the chaos that ensued.

Plan To Implement San Diego Bike Network Put On Hold

Plan To Implement San Diego Bike Network Put On Hold

Nov. 10
By Andrew Bowen

A San Diego City Council vote meant to speed up the creation of the city's bike network was postponed this week. Bike advocates want to give the city deadlines for measuring progress.

Councilman Cate Fighting Subpoenas Over Soccer City Memo Leak

Councilman Cate Fighting Subpoenas Over Soccer City Memo Leak

Nov. 1
By Andrew Bowen

San Diego City Councilman Chris Cate is facing a potential criminal investigation over his leak of a confidential memo — but a civil lawsuit against the city of San Diego may pose a more immediate threat.

San Diego City Council Moves To Shrink Hillcrest Bike Lane 'Gap'

San Diego City Council Moves To Shrink Hillcrest Bike Lane 'Gap'

Oct. 31
By Andrew Bowen

San Diego City Council members have voted to relocate a few dozen on-street parking spaces in Hillcrest to make way for new bike lanes. The project was once the source of intense controversy.

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