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Kris Arciaga

Video Journalist

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As a video journalist, Kris works with a team of news producers and reporters to shoot and edit news packages used in KPBS Evening Edition.

Kris began his professional career volunteering at KOCT in Oceanside where he received training in all areas of production and news gathering. As a news photographer at KUSI and Fox 6 San Diego, he learned techniques to help hone his craft of visual storytelling.

Kris graduated with a BA in visual arts from Cal State San Marcos with a focus on film and television.

Outside of news gathering, he enjoys surfing, live music and discovering new restaurants.

Recent Stories by Kris Arciaga

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City Heights Youth Garden Helps Grow Job Skills

April 6
By Kris Arciaga

Students are growing more than vegetables and fruits at Second Chance Youth Garden in City Heights, which offers them a chance to explore careers and develop job skills.

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'Pirates of Penzance' Sets Sail At San Diego Opera

Oct. 13, 2017
By Beth Accomando, Kris Arciaga

Sometimes art emphasizes escape over enlightenment. Such is the case with San Diego Opera’s production of Gilbert and Sullivan’s "The Pirates of Penzance."

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Eco Learning Lab Gives Fairgoers Chance to Get Their Hands Dirty

July 3, 2017
By KPBS News, Kris Arciaga

This year the San Diego County Fair at Del Mar offered a tour of the Eco Learning Lab, which provides hands-on environmental education to the community.

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Comic Book Artists Stan Sakai And Kevin Eastman At IDW Comic Art Gallery Friday

June 2, 2017
By Beth Accomando, Kris Arciaga, Matthew Bowler

A samurai rabbit and ninja turtles will be meeting up yet again after decades apart for a new IDW comic book coming out in July. To celebrate the reunion, IDW is bringing “Usagi Yojimbo” creator Stan Sakai and “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (TMNT)” co-creator Kevin Eastman together tonight at Comic Art Gallery in Liberty Station.

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Write Out Loud Presents 'Fractured Fairy Tales'

May 25, 2017
By Beth Accomando, Kris Arciaga

Write Out Loud regularly performs at Cygnet Theatre but on Tuesday it will present “Fractured Fairy Tales,” a piece designed to compliment Cygnet’s current production “Shockheaded Peter,” which is a collection of stories about naughty children and misguided parents.

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Ultimate Dinosaurs Stomp Into theNAT

Feb. 27, 2017
By Beth Accomando, Kris Arciaga

Something big is coming to theNAT, it is Ultimate Dinosaurs, but you will not find the dinosaurs you learned about as a kid. Instead, it is a whole new crop of dinos from the Southern Hemisphere that you may not have seen before.

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San Diego's Diversionary Theater Is Bringing Back Burlesque

Jan. 4, 2017
By Beth Accomando, Kris Arciaga, Maureen Cavanaugh, Megan Burke

For the second year in a row, choreographer Michael Mizerany will present the "In The Va Va Voom Room" burlesque show.

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Podcast Episode 88: Wild And Crazy Steve Martin Gets Serious About Comedy

Aug. 27, 2016
By Beth Accomando, Kris Arciaga

The comic-turned-playwright's latest work, "Meteor Shower," has its world premiere at the Old Globe.

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Steve Martin's 'Meteor Shower' Has World Premiere At Old Globe

Aug. 16, 2016
By Beth Accomando, Kris Arciaga

The Old Globe Theatre would like Steve Martin to view its stage as a home for anything he writes. Two years ago it hosted his musical "Bright Star." Now comes the world premiere of his play "Meteor Shower."

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Mike Birbiglia's 'Don't Think Twice' Looks At Improv Comedy

Aug. 11, 2016
By Beth Accomando, Katie Schoolov, Kris Arciaga

The comedian's new film serves up a bit of a history lesson about improv and lays out some rules. It begins a two-week run at Landmark's Ken Cinema on Friday.

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