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Andrew Bowen

Metro Reporter

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As the KPBS metro reporter, Andrew Bowen covers a broad range of issues across San Diego County for radio, TV, and the web.

Before moving to San Diego, Andrew worked for six years as a freelance translator, radio reporter and TV news producer in Germany. His work for the German international public broadcaster Deutsche Welle had him covering local, national and international stories across Europe. He also worked as a producer and reporter for the English-language website of Der Spiegel, Germany's largest news magazine.

Andrew is originally from Santa Rosa, California. He holds a bachelor's of science degree in journalism with a minor in Spanish from Northwestern University.

Recent Stories by Andrew Bowen

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Navy, SANDAG Agreement Pushes San Diego ‘Grand Central Station’ Closer To Reality

July 10
By Andrew Bowen, City News Service

The San Diego Association of Governments signed a memorandum of understanding with local U.S. Navy officials Tuesday to collaboratively draft a redevelopment plan for the Naval Base Point Loma Old Town Campus.

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Habitat For Humanity's 'Cost Of Home' Campaign Targets 2020 Housing Bond

July 9
By Andrew Bowen

San Diego Habitat for Humanity is piggybacking on a national campaign to promote a $900 million affordable housing bond for the city's 2020 ballot.

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Police Transparency Law Does Not Cover Car Accidents, SDPD Says

July 3
By Andrew Bowen

A law intended to increase public access to police records does not apply to cases of officers killing people in accidental car crashes, according to the San Diego Police Department.

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Can You Help KPBS With An Upcoming News Story On Redlining In San Diego?

July 1
By Andrew Bowen

KPBS is doing an investigation into the legacy of "redlining" in San Diego and we need your help.

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Clairemont Housing Plans Get Warm Reception At Planning Commission

June 27
By Andrew Bowen

San Diego planning commissioners gave high marks to city staffers on their plans to increase housing density in Clairemont, as the city struggles to address a housing shortage that has contributed to skyrocketing rents and home prices.

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MTS Approves Affordable And Student-Oriented Housing On Trolley Parking Lot

June 19
By Andrew Bowen

Board members of the Metropolitan Transit System last week approved plans to build 410 apartments on an underutilized parking lot at the Grantville trolley station, as the agency continues to push development on its real estate.

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Search Warrant Cites Poway Synagogue Shooter's Hatred Of Judaism

June 17
By Andrew Bowen, Associated Press

The sole gunman in a Southern California synagogue shooting in which a woman was killed told an investigator he adopted his hatred of Judaism 18 months before the fatal attack, according to a federal search warrant.

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San Diego's 'Bridge Shelters' To Remain Open Through June 2020

June 11
By Andrew Bowen, City News Service

San Diego City Council members Tuesday approved a 12-month extension to the city's three "bridge shelters," which Mayor Kevin Faulconer has made a key component of his strategy to address homelessness.

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City Council Sides With Unions, Backs Effort To Strike Prop B From Charter

June 10
By Andrew Bowen, City News Service

The San Diego City Council voted 6-3 in closed session Monday to join a coalition of four local labor unions in their effort to strip 2012's Proposition B pension reform initiative from the city charter.

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City Council Votes To Seek Invalidation Of Prop. B Pension Reform Initiative

June 10
By Andrew Bowen

San Diego City Council members voted 6-3 Monday to direct the city attorney to seek the invalidation of Prop B., the city's pension reform initiative.

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