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Claire Trageser

Multimedia Enterprise Reporter

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Claire Trageser is a multimedia reporter for KPBS. She writes and produces in depth coverage for radio, television and the web and covers a variety of topics, including politics, the environment and education. 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 by Claire Trageser

Straw Bale Homes In San Diego Are Not Just For Three Little Pigs

Straw Bale Homes In San Diego Are Not Just For Three Little Pigs

Aug. 8
By Claire Trageser

Builders in San Diego County are turning to straw bales as natural and energy efficient insulation. So far there are 60 permitted straw bale buildings in the county and one in the city of San Diego.

Advocacy Group Organizes Conference To Fight California's Gang Cons...

Advocacy Group Organizes Conference To Fight California's Gang Conspiracy Laws

July 31
By Claire Trageser, Matthew Bowler

Organizers from the advocacy group Pillars of the Community are planning a conference this weekend to give attendees tools to fight gang documentation laws.

San Diego County Holding Workshops About Outsourcing Animal Services

San Diego County Holding Workshops About Outsourcing Animal Services

July 19
By Claire Trageser

Starting Wednesday, San Diego County will hold a series of three workshops to get input from unincorporated residents about the possibility of outsourcing the Animal Services Department.

San Diego Nonprofit Gets Big Grant To Use Food Truck To Teach Culin...

San Diego Nonprofit Gets Big Grant To Use Food Truck To Teach Culinary, Business Skills

July 25
By Claire Trageser

Paving Great Futures, a nonprofit that teaches people culinary and business skills, has received a $25,000 grant from the international charity Chef Works Cares.

7 Things To Understand About Community Choice In San Diego

7 Things To Understand About Community Choice In San Diego

July 21
By Claire Trageser

An alternative energy program that would bypass San Diego Gas & Electric is possible and cost-effective, according to a study published this month. But the study is more complicated than that, and there are a variety of terms and concepts to understand that show how the authors arrived at those answers.

What Are The Rules When It Comes To Flying A Drone In San Diego?

What Are The Rules When It Comes To Flying A Drone In San Diego?

July 17
By Claire Trageser

The number of airports, military bases and heliports at hospitals in San Diego mean there are few options for where people can fly.

New Study Finds Use Of Community Choice Energy Feasible

New Study Finds Use Of Community Choice Energy Feasible

July 13
By Claire Trageser

Switching to an alternative energy program called community choice will help the city of San Diego use more renewable sources of energy and could lower electricity costs, according to a study published this week.

Battle Over San Diego's Energy Future Will Heat Up Soon

Battle Over San Diego's Energy Future Will Heat Up Soon

July 12
By Claire Trageser

For more than two years, the city of San Diego has been considering switching the way it buys energy, and Thursday is a big day in that decision-making process.

New California Law Requires Boating Licenses, Except For Renters

New California Law Requires Boating Licenses, Except For Renters

July 10
By Claire Trageser

Right now, almost anyone in California can hop on a boat and drive away without any training or a license. That will change this January when a new law goes into effect requiring boaters to pass a written test and get a California Boater Card.

La Jolla Cove Named Fifth Most Bacteria-Ridden Beach In State

La Jolla Cove Named Fifth Most Bacteria-Ridden Beach In State

July 3
By Claire Trageser

La Jolla Cove has been named the fifth-most polluted beach in California by the annual Beach Report Card from the environmental nonprofit Heal the Bay.

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