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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

Solana Beach Becomes First In County To Opt For Alternative Energy ...

Solana Beach Becomes First In County To Opt For Alternative Energy Program

May 25
By Claire Trageser

The city of Solana Beach became the first in the county to move forward with a program that allows local governments to bypass San Diego Gas & Electric and buy their energy directly.

Downtown San Diego 'Quartyard' Park Moving To New Location

Downtown San Diego 'Quartyard' Park Moving To New Location

May 22
By Claire Trageser

The East Village project that features a coffee shop, concert space and a dog run, will move out of its current location next month to make way for a new highrise.

San Diego Animal Shelter Workers Rally Against Potential Outsourcin...

San Diego Animal Shelter Workers Rally Against Potential Outsourcing Of Their Jobs

May 8
By Claire Trageser

San Diego County is considering hiring either the city of Chula Vista or the San Diego Humane Society to take over its animal services department, including the county animal shelter.

For Many San Diegans, Food Stamp Challenge Lasts More Than A Week

For Many San Diegans, Food Stamp Challenge Lasts More Than A Week

May 8
By Claire Trageser

All this week, San Diegans will be attempting to live on a food budget of $4.18 a day, as part of the #CalFreshChallenge.

San Diego County Mulls Outsourcing Animal Services Amidst 'Getting ...

San Diego County Mulls Outsourcing Animal Services Amidst 'Getting To Zero' Policy Criticism

May 4
By Claire Trageser

When there is a problem with a wild animal or you want to adopt a dog, you most likely call San Diego County Animal Services. But that could soon change.

San Diego Nonprofit Prepares To Fight For People Listed In Gang Dat...

San Diego Nonprofit Prepares To Fight For People Listed In Gang Database

April 27
By Claire Trageser

Right now, you could be listed in the state's gang database and not even know it. But a new state law will go into effect on Jan. 1, 2018 requiring law enforcement to inform everyone who is added to the database after that date.

San Diego's Open Data Website Allows Residents To Search Police Sto...

San Diego's Open Data Website Allows Residents To Search Police Stops, Water Quality

April 26
By Claire Trageser

Since it launched last July, the website has published 46 data sets and seen more than 100,000 downloads.

El Cajon Residents Weigh In On Districts Meant To Boost Diversity

El Cajon Residents Weigh In On Districts Meant To Boost Diversity

April 20
By Claire Trageser

For the first time in its history, the city of El Cajon will have council districts, instead of electing council members in a city-wide vote.

Annual Hubbell House Tour In Julian Will Showcase New Foundation Bu...

Annual Hubbell House Tour In Julian Will Showcase New Foundation Building

April 18
By Claire Trageser

On Father's Day, the public can visit the Hubbell property near Julian, which is filled with examples of the architect's designs, including a brand new building for his Ilan-Lael Foundation.

San Onofre Waste Challengers Prep For Settlement Talks

San Onofre Waste Challengers Prep For Settlement Talks

April 14
By Alison St John, Claire Trageser, Michael Lipkin

Parties in the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station waste lawsuit were to meet in court Friday, kicking off a trial to determine whether plans to store more than 3 million pounds of nuclear waste close to the ocean violated state environmental laws.

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