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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

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 last week. 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.

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.

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.

San Diego County Microchipping Dogs For Free Before July 4

San Diego County Microchipping Dogs For Free Before July 4

June 30
By Claire Trageser

Pets are more likely to run away on the Fourth of July holiday. To prepare, San Diego County Animal Services is offering to microchip dogs for free this week through Sunday.

New Policy Limits San Diego Shelter Dogs To One 15-Minute Walk A Day

New Policy Limits San Diego Shelter Dogs To One 15-Minute Walk A Day

June 22
By Claire Trageser

The change was made in the hopes of ensuring all dogs get out at least once a day. But some volunteers at the shelter have concerns that the new rule will hurt bigger dogs who need more exercise.

San Diego Set To Make It Easier To Build 'Granny Flats'

San Diego Set To Make It Easier To Build 'Granny Flats'

June 16
By Claire Trageser

The San Diego City Council's Smart Growth and Land Use Committee has unanimously recommended the city make it easier for homeowners to build granny flats.

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