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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

Bike Helmet Bill Could Dampen San Diego Bike Sharing Enthusiasm

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After a year of delays, bike sharing finally got rolling in San Diego, but a new California bill requiring bike helmets could put a damper on the activity.

It's Apparently Not Too Soon For 2016 Election Season In San Diego

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It’s only been four months since the November 2014 election and the GOP is already targeting Democratic Rep. Scott Peters for defeat next year.

Homeland Security Office Working To Update San Diego's Emergency Plans

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Many city of San Diego departments have incomplete emergency plans. The city's Office of Homeland Security is working to update those plans, but changes won't come until after this summer.

San Diego Trying To Fill Emergency Preparedness Gaps

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An audit released last summer found that many San Diego city departments had outdated or inaccurate information in their plans for what to do in case of an emergency. Now the city is working to update its plans.

San Diego's Roads Will Be Filmed, Measured To Assess Damage

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San Diego is paying $550,000 to Iowa-based Cartegraph Systems Inc. to do the assessment, which will take six months. A report on the findings will be released in eight or nine months.

San Diego Aims To Clarify Rules For Airbnb Hosts

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Some San Diego homeowners who rent out rooms using and similar websites say they're unclear what taxes they must pay. The city is working to change that.

Newest San Diego Councilman Chris Cate Is Young, But Not Overlooked

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San Diego Councilman Chris Cate took office just a few months ago, representing District 6. At 32, he's the youngest council member, but he says he's still taken seriously.

Ending Free Trash Pickup Among Potential Changes To San Diego Charter

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A review of San Diego's City Charter might sound dry, but the yearlong review of the document that acts as the city's constitution could open the door to some big changes.

Encanto Planning Group Wants To Change Its Name

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Would the Encanto Neighborhood Community Planning Group by any other name plan as effectively? The board members say yes, and want to change their name to Chollas Valley to clear up confusion.

First San Diego Bike Share Stations Open For Business

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After more than a year of delays, San Diego's first 20 bike share stations opened for business on Friday. Sixty more stations will be opened over the next two weeks, and all 180 stations are expected to be operational in the next two months.

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