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Andrés Barraza

News Intern - Contributor through February 2012

Andrés Barraza was a newsroom intern covering general assignment stories. He helped produce local news reports for KPBS radio and contributes to He is interested in political, environmental, and border issues.

He recently graduated from the University of San Diego with a B.A. in communication studies. Originally from Southern Arizona, Andrés lived in Sonora, Mexico before moving to San Diego in 2003.

Andrés plans on pursuing a career in public radio and is an avid listener of NPR’s “This American Life.”

Recent Stories by Andrés Barraza

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Group Sues City Of San Diego Over Plaza De Panama Project

Aug. 3, 2011
By Andrés Barraza

The Save Our Heritage Organization argues the City of San Diego is violating California environmental laws in a plan to ban cars in Balboa Park's Plaza de Panama.

SDPD Officer Found Dead

Aug. 1, 2011
By Andrés Barraza, City News Service

SDPD Officer David Hall confirmed dead from self-inflicted gunshot wound.

Event In San Diego Welcomes Hackers To Government Website

July 28, 2011
By Andrés Barraza

Hack Day organizer Jed Sundwall stopped by KPBS' Midday Edition to tell us about the event welcoming the public to find easier ways to navigate mass government data.

Union Jobs Would See Boost If AT&T And T-Mobile Merge

July 25, 2011
By Andrés Barraza

T-Mobile employees would join telecom union if merger is approved.

Short-Term Homelessness On The Rise, Funding Down

July 20, 2011
By Andrés Barraza

Strategy and prevention were among the issues discussed in San Diego by the California State Assembly's Select Committee on Homelessness.

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Police React To Slaying of Detective And Her Daughter

July 18, 2011
By Andrés Barraza, City News Service

San Diego police Detective Donna Williams and her daughter, Briana, were found dead in their Rancho Peñasquitos home. The detective's son is in custody.

Military Contingent To Be Part Of Pride Parade

July 14, 2011
By Andrés Barraza

As the repeal of Don't Ask, Don't Tell continues to make its way through the Pentagon, some San Diego servicemembers aren't waiting -- they'll be openly marching in Saturday's annual Gay Pride Parade.

Mexico Agrees To Lift Tariffs On U.S. Produce

July 6, 2011
By Andrés Barraza

The United States has agreed to comply with its NAFTA obligations in return for a lift on tariffs.

New Law Requires Carbon-Monoxide Detectors

June 27, 2011
By Andrés Barraza

Residences in California will be required to have working carbon monoxide detectors as of Friday, July 1st.

School Districts Offer Incentives To Boost Attendance

June 27, 2011
By Andrés Barraza

When your school district depends on student attendance for funding, some go to great lengths to make sure they show up.

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