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Matthew Bowler

Education Reporter

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Matthew Bowler is an award-winning journalist from San Diego. As KPBS’ education reporter, Bowler aims to create compelling stories that have a positive impact on San Diego.

Bowler comes from a long line of San Diego journalists. Both his father and grandfather worked as journalists covering San Diego. He is also a third generation San Diego State University graduate, where he studied art with a specialty in painting and printmaking.

Bowler moved to the South of France after graduating from SDSU. While there he participated in many art exhibitions. The newspaper “La Marseillaise” called his work “les oeuvres impossible” or “the impossible works.”

After his year in Provence, Bowler returned to San Diego and began to work as a freelance photographer for newspapers and magazines. Some years later, he discovered his passion for reporting the news, for getting at the truth, for impacting lives. Bowler is privileged to have received many San Diego Press Club Awards along with two Emmy's.

Recent Stories

San Diego Police And Fire Train For Shooter At Scripps Memorial Hospital

Training for a nightmare: San Diego officers and firefighters train at Scripps Memorial Hospital for the possibility of an active shooter.

San Diego Opera Holds Free Lunchtime Performance

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The 45-minute show served as a thank you to the San Diego community for its support last season when the cash-strapped opera nearly closed for good.

San Diego Project Homeless Connect Helps Those In Need

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Project Homeless Connect, an event hosted by the San Diego Housing Commission, aims to bridge the gap between those in need and those who want to help.

San Diego's First Medical Marijuana Permit Faces Last Bureaucratic Hurdle

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The San Diego Planning Commission is expected this week to approve the conditional land use permit for what could be San Diego's first legal medical marijuana dispensary.

Police Investigating Razor Blades Found At Mission Beach Park

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It was the fourth time in the past 18 months that razor blades have been planted in the grass at Bonita Cove Park, a heavily used play area across the street from Belmont Park.

30th Annual YMCA Event Remembers Martin Luther King Jr.

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San Diego remembers Martin Luther King Jr. and honors Constance Carroll, the chancellor of the San Diego Community College District.

San Diego Unified Hopes To Lower Class Sizes With Additional Funding

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With state spending per student set to rise $306, San Diego school officials said they planned to use the money to reduce class sizes, help English-learning students and pay for other classroom needs.

San Diego Community College District Reacts To Obama's Free College Plan

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President Barack Obama is proposing to offer two years of free community college to every American.

Balboa Park Vigil Planned To Honor Victims Of French Massacre

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The vigil is set for 8 p.m. Thursday at Balboa Park's House of France to remember the 12 people who died.

North Park's Digital Gym Gets Ready To Show 'The Interview'

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The 46-seat nonprofit movie theater doesn't usually show big-studio, R-rated buddy comedies, but it's making an exception for "The Interview" after Sony Pictures reversed a decision to pull it from the screen.

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