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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

Poverty High In National City, Imperial Beach, Report Finds

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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

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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, Potentially Violating State Ban

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

New Voices: A Younger Generation's Urgent Quest For Change In Southeast San Diego

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These young leaders said they have not seen enough change in their community from the time of their parents or their grandparents. That makes their work urgent and their patience low.

Where To Find Wildflowers During San Diego Desert's 'Super Bloom'

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San Diego's heavy rains this winter have led to what's expected to be the biggest bloom in two decades.

San Diego Class Shows Dogs Are Naturals At Meditation

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Meditation is becoming more common in helping people learn to calm down and worry less. But a six-week Wellbeing for Dogs + Their Humans class in La Jolla is taking the practice a step further, teaching meditation to dogs alongside their human companions.

State Commission Investigating SDG&E For Lobbying Against Community Energy Program

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The state agency that oversees utilities has confirmed it is investigating San Diego Gas & Electric for potentially violating a state law on lobbying. But the utility argues it is doing no such thing.

Which San Diego Mushrooms Are Poisonous?

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The heavy rainfall in San Diego County this winter has brought an unusual site: lots of mushrooms. Local experts are excited, but also warn that some are not safe to eat.

Sempra May Have Broken State Rules By Lobbying On Energy Program

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Employees affiliated with SDG&E and its parent company Sempra Energy may have been in violation of a state law by speaking at a county meeting last week.

El Cajon To Begin Workshops For Drawing District Boundaries

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The El Cajon City Council has set up a series of five public workshops and published criteria for drawing council boundaries in the city for the first time.

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