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Claire Trageser

Multimedia Enterprise Reporter

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Claire Trageser is a multimedia reporter for KPBS and inewsource. She writes and produces in depth coverage for radio, television and the web. Claire was part of the team that covered allegations of sexual harassment against former Mayor Bob Filner, his resignation and the special election that followed. She also covers the city of San Diego's budget process, helped create the interactive KPBS Budget Game and does enterprise stories about issues impacting San Diegans.

Claire studied chemistry at Reed College in Portland, Oregon. She then earned a master's degree in journalism at UC Berkeley, where she worked at the Knight Digital Media Center and completed a master's project with Michael Pollan.

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Recent Stories

San Diego Police Chief Promises More Diverse Force, More Supervision

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Police Chief Shelley Zimmerman told City Council members Wednesday that her department has implemented 21 out of 40 recommendations so far that came out of a federal audit in March after a spate of San Diego police misconduct.

Should Public Toilet In Downtown San Diego Stay Or Go?

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City staffers say a recently installed $250,000 Portland Loo at 14th and L streets has increased crime in the area, become a nuisance and should close, but people who live and work in the area say it should stay.

San Diego Councilwoman Cole Says Being A Politician Not On Her 'Bucket List'

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City Councilwoman Myrtle Cole has faced tough issues, including racial profiling by police and how to attract more businesses to her southeastern San Diego district.

SANDAG’s Role In Cutting Greenhouse Gas Emissions Disputed

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Environmental groups say SANDAG is responsible for creating a transportation plan that cuts emissions 80 percent by 2050 — a target Gov. Jerry Brown set — but SANDAG says meeting those reductions isn't its job alone.

SANDAG Responses To KPBS Questions

SANDAG sent written responses to seven KPBS questions about its 2015 regional transportation plan.

San Diego Cops Use Social Media To Clear Up Muffled Helicopter Announcements

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San Diego police will begin posting the same announcements made from police helicopters on Twitter and the social networking site

San Diego Councilwoman Marti Emerald: 'It's Time To Step Aside'

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Marti Emerald represents City Heights, Kensington, Mountain View and other neighborhoods in District 9. After a year that included a breast cancer diagnosis and a wedding, Emerald decided not to seek re-election.

Scanty Comic-Con Costumes No Excuse For Sexual Harassment

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An advocacy group is targeting this week's annual Comic-Con convention in San Diego for failing to do enough to prevent sexual harassment. GeeksForCONsent has collected 3,000 signatures asking Comic-Con to beef up its anti-harassment policy and enforcement.

Chula Vista Senior Pumps Pedals To National Stationary Bike Record

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A team of retired seniors at Fredericka Manor in Chula Vista is competing in a Tour de France of sorts. The competitors are riding stationary bikes for their health and to beat out other teams nationally in their age group.

UC San Diego Extension Aims To Promote College To Native Americans

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A new UC San Diego Extension initiative wants to create a college-going culture on the Viejas and Sycuan reservations. Its summer classes are aimed at helping Native American students not only feel prepared for college, but making them eager to go in the first place.

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