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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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What To Listen For In Mayor Faulconer's State Of The City Address

Jan. 15
By Andrew Bowen

San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer is scheduled to give his penultimate State of the City on Tuesday. He's likely to touch on topics ranging from housing and homelessness to the perpetual debate over expanding the Convention Center.

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San Diego Kicks Off Construction Of Downtown Bike Network

Dec. 21, 2018
By Andrew Bowen

City officials and bike advocates have kicked off construction of a network of protected bike lanes in downtown San Diego, as the city seeks to improve bike safety and encourage more people to travel without a car.

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New SANDAG Exec: Climate Change Will 'Absolutely' Guide Transportation Spending

Dec. 21, 2018
By Andrew Bowen

New SANDAG Executive Director Hasan Ikhrata spoke with KPBS about his vision for the agency, saying he wanted a transportation network that would have net zero carbon emissions.

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Battle Brewing Over Post-Election Vacancy On National City Council

Dec. 20, 2018
By Andrew Bowen

A political battle is brewing in National City over how to fill a vacancy on the City Council. The seat came open after last month's election, and progressives are eyeing a majority that has long eluded them.

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Monica Montgomery Appointed Chair Of Public Safety Committee

Dec. 17, 2018
By Andrew Bowen

Newly elected City Councilwoman Monica Montgomery will have a new platform to make good on her promises of more police accountability, after being appointed chair of the council's public safety committee.

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Planning Commission Advances Trolley Station Development Plan

Dec. 13, 2018
By Andrew Bowen

Plans for a new community village near a future trolley station at Balboa Avenue are advancing to the City Council.

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In Debate Over Housing Crisis, Whose Side Will Atkins Take?

Dec. 13, 2018
By Andrew Bowen

As president pro tem of the California Senate, San Diego Democrat Toni Atkins has some important decisions to make in the coming days that could shape the debate over the state's response to the housing crisis.

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County Supervisor Ron Roberts Looks Back On 31 Years In Government

Dec. 12, 2018
By Andrew Bowen

Outgoing San Diego County Supervisor Ron Roberts has been in elected office since 1987. He spoke with KPBS on his proudest accomplishments, the hepatitis A outbreak and the term limits that forced him out of office.

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District 9 City Councilwoman Georgette Gomez Elected City Council President

Dec. 10, 2018
By Andrew Bowen, City News Service

The San Diego City Council on Monday unanimously chose District 9 Councilwoman Georgette Gomez to be new council president.

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Clairemont Affordable Housing Plan Inches Forward

Dec. 6, 2018
By Andrew Bowen

The San Diego Planning Commission has voted to initiate a years-long process to rezone public land in Clairemont for high-density affordable housing.

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