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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

San Diego Charter Review Committee Struggling To Set Schedule

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So far, San Diego's Charter Review Committee has fumbled on its promise to let the public know what proposed changes are being discussed and when.

San Diego Rec Centers, Libraries, Parks See Boost In Mayor's Revised Budget

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San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer's "May Revise" is out following a series of public hearings on the budget and better revenue projections.

San Diego County Water Authority Approves New Restrictions

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The board voted to restrict the irrigation of ornamental landscaping with potable water to no more than twice a week, and spend $1 million to heighten the agencies outreach efforts and conservation programs.

SANDAG’s Transportation Plan Could Hinder San Diego’s Climate Goals

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San Diego is working on a Climate Action Plan that includes goals of boosting public transit ridership. But many decisions about adding bus and trolley services aren't made by the city. They're made by an agency being sued for spending too much of its funding on freeways and roads.

Gloria Wants 'Paid For By' Disclosures Added To Referendum Petitions

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San Diego City Councilman Todd Gloria has a list changes he'd like to be made to the city's laws that would increase transparency around referendum petitions.

San Diego Rain Storm Won't Decrease Fire Danger By Much

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While a mid-May rain storm is unusual for San Diego, the downpour will only temporarily decrease the risk of wildfires, according to the National Weather Service.

Drought Drives Some San Diegans To Go Grass-Free

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If you drive through any local residential neighborhood you’d see the same green grass you'd find in the rest of the country. But the drought means homeowners are not only letting their lawns go brown, they’re changing them to entirely different kinds of landscape.

San Diego Man Suing Coors For Claiming Blue Moon Is Craft Beer

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Evan Parent said in court documents that he bought Blue Moon thinking it was a craft beer, before realizing it’s made by MillerCoors, the second largest beer company in the world.

San Diego Rolls Out Interactive Online Budget Tool

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The tool at allows users to gather information about the 2015-16 spending plan by clicking on pie charts or viewing tables.

Hikers Flock To East San Diego County To Follow Pacific Crest Trail

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The Pacific Crest Trail is more popular than ever, thanks largely to the best-selling book "Wild," which was turned into a movie starring Reese Witherspoon.

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