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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

San Diego Nonprofit Tries Again To Spruce Up Southeastern San Diego

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The Urban Collaborative Project tried to create a community gathering space last year but efforts were thwarted because they didn't have permits.

San Diego's 'Get It Done' App Collects 38,500 Issues So Far

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Since the app launched, an official said there have been more reports of issues for the city to fix.

San Diego Unveils First Gender-Neutral Restrooms Inside A Public Facility

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The change was made at the University Heights branch library, which used to have two single stall restrooms, one for men and one for women.

North County Cities Exploring Program To Sidestep SDG&E To Buy Energy

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Solana Beach's vote this month to begin negotiations to set up community choice aggregation is one of several small steps North County cities are making toward the alternative energy program.

Political Change Is Brewing In El Cajon

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The police shooting of an unarmed black man in El Cajon, combined with the coming establishment of council districts, could bring big changes to the once predominantly white city.

District Elections In El Cajon Could Bring More Diverse City Council

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Lost in the big news of Election Day was the fact that El Cajon voters approved a measure that will bring a major political shift to their city.

San Diego City Council Approves Plaza De Panama Funding

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The San Diego City Council voted 8 to 1 to spend $49 million to close off portions of Balboa Park to car traffic and build an underground parking garage.

Elliott Maintains Lead In Race To Be City’s Next Lawyer

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With all precincts reporting, Democrat Mara Elliott leads with 56.6 percent of the vote. Some provisional and mail-in ballots remain uncounted.

#ShowUsYourMailers Roundup: Here Are The Mailers You Sent In

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KPBS has been asking listeners and readers to send in the mailers they've received for our ongoing #ShowUsYourMailers series. Here's a roundup of some we've received.

Where El Cajon’s Council Candidates Stand On Police Review Boards

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In the aftermath of the police shooting of an unarmed man, activists and community leaders called for El Cajon to set up a citizens review board. Some council candidates support that idea.

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