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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

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San Diego City Council Will Consider Making 'Placemaking' Easier

April 16
By Claire Trageser

The San Diego City Council on Tuesday will consider changing city rules meant to make it easier to spruce up unused spots in neighborhoods across the city.

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San Diego's Temporary Park Quartyard Opens In New Location This Week

April 12
By Claire Trageser

The original park closed last summer but is now reopening in a new vacant lot just a few blocks away on 13th and Market streets. The new location has been in a soft opening all week and will have a relaunch party at 6 p.m. Friday.

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What Do Craft Brewers Do With Some Of Their Waste? Feed It To The Cows

April 9
By Claire Trageser

Craft beer and farms have a symbiotic relationship because cows can eat the spent grains from the breweries. But what happens when there aren't enough cows?

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Mayors Nationwide Sign Letter Supporting Net Neutrality, But Not Mayor Faulconer

April 6
By Claire Trageser

Sixty-eight mayors recently signed a letter asking the Federal Communications Commission to repeal its decision on net neutrality, but not San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer.

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After Dispute, Barrio Logan Planning Group Will Vote Again On New Members

April 4
By Claire Trageser

The group that would help draft a new zoning plan for the southern San Diego neighborhood of Barrio Logan will redo its election for new members after a dispute about how the election last month was run.

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Election Dispute Is Another Setback For Barrio Logan's Community Plan

March 30
By Claire Trageser

The Barrio Logan neighborhood community building plan has not been updated in 40 years. But now, the group that would have helped with that process has hit another setback.

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San Diego Man's Challenge To California Gang Database Fails

March 26
By Brooke Ruth, Claire Trageser, Maureen Cavanaugh

One of the first legal challenges to the California gang database by an individual named as a gang member failed in a San Diego court Friday.

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The Most Common Places Dog Owners Are Ticketed In San Diego

March 22
By Claire Trageser

The city of San Diego gave out more than 600 citations to dog owners from 2015 to 2017. Almost half of those were received at the same location.

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San Diego Councilwoman Wants More Authority Over Housing Commission

March 23
By Claire Trageser

San Diego City Councilwoman Georgette Gomez wants to take back some authority from the San Diego Housing Commission to have more say over programs, including the amount of money it gives out for housing vouchers.

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How To Check Your Own Water Meter

March 15
By Claire Trageser

San Diego's Public Utilities Department is encouraging customers to check their water meters to ensure their bills are accurate. This GIF guide walks you through the process.

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