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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

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.

SDG&E's Affiliate Approved To Lobby On Community Choice Amid Ongoin...

SDG&E's Affiliate Approved To Lobby On Community Choice Amid Ongoing Investigation

April 12
By Claire Trageser

The California Public Utilities Commission approved plans for the marketing district called Sempra Services, in a letter sent last week.

How Unpicked Fruit In Your Yard Can Help Refugees In San Diego

How Unpicked Fruit In Your Yard Can Help Refugees In San Diego

April 11
By Claire Trageser

One of the unique things about Southern California is that many of the homes have fruit trees. But those trees can sometimes bear so much fruit that homeowners don't know what to do with it all.

Sempra Services Lobbyists Also Met With San Diego County Supervisors

Sempra Services Lobbyists Also Met With San Diego County Supervisors

April 4
By Claire Trageser

California officials said an investigation is still ongoing into whether lobbyists for Sempra Energy's new marketing division, Sempra Services, violated state law by meeting with some San Diego elected officials.

After Being Closed To Public For 20 Years, Trail Through MCAS Miram...

After Being Closed To Public For 20 Years, Trail Through MCAS Miramar Will Soon Open

March 29
By Claire Trageser

For 20 years, bikers have not been allowed on the 3.4-mile Stowe Trail, but that will change next month when the Marines open it to anyone who has a permit.

Poverty High In National City, Imperial Beach, Report Finds

Poverty High In National City, Imperial Beach, Report Finds

March 24
By Claire Trageser

In National City, the median income in 2015 was $44,694 a year, and in Imperial Beach it was $43,132 a year. Both fall far below the median income of $67,320 a year in all of San Diego County.

Hip Hop Artist Encourages San Diego College Students To Get Involved

Hip Hop Artist Encourages San Diego College Students To Get Involved

March 22
By Claire Trageser

Pittsburgh-based artist Jasiri X is known for his songs about political issues, including "What if the Tea Party was Black?" and "Trayvon."

Sempra Services Lobbyists Met With San Diego Elected Officials, Pot...

Sempra Services Lobbyists Met With San Diego Elected Officials, Potentially Violating State Ban

March 17
By Claire Trageser

Some San Diego elected officials have met with lobbyists from Sempra Energy's new marketing division, Sempra Services, potentially violating state law.

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