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Claire Trageser

Multimedia Enterprise Reporter

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Claire Trageser is a multimedia reporter for KPBS. She writes and produces in depth coverage for radio, television and the web and covers a variety of topics, including politics, the environment and education. Claire was part of the team that covered allegations of sexual harassment against former Mayor Bob Filner, his resignation and the special election that followed. She also covers the city of San Diego's budget process, helped create the interactive KPBS Budget Game and does enterprise stories about issues impacting San Diegans.

Claire studied chemistry at Reed College in Portland, Oregon. She then earned a master's degree in journalism at UC Berkeley, where she worked at the Knight Digital Media Center and completed a master's project with Michael Pollan.

Recent Stories by Claire Trageser

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Latest Fundraising Numbers For San Diego City Council Races

Aug. 10
By Claire Trageser

The November general election is three months away, but fundraising and campaign spending are picking up in San Diego's City Council races.

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Citizens Group Is Tackling Racial Bias In San Diego Police Department

Aug. 1
By Claire Trageser

The Citizens Advisory Board On Police/Community Relations has been meeting for a year and a half, with two subcommittees that focus on how the police department recruits officers and on training within the department.

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How To Know If You Were One Of The San Diegans Overcharged For Water

July 30
By Brooke Ruth, Claire Trageser, Maureen Cavanaugh

At least 2,750 water customers in San Diego had bills that were corrected or need to be corrected in 2017, according to an audit released last week. But how will San Diegans know whether they are on that list?

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San Diego Water Department Sent 2,750 Incorrect Bills In 2017, Audit Found

July 26
By Claire Trageser

An audit released Thursday of San Diego's Public Utilities Department prompted by reports of sky-high water bills found that last year 2,750 water bills had to be corrected after customers received them. That's out of 1.3 million customers billed.

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District 4 Residents Respond To Myrtle Cole's Poor Election Performance

July 19
By Claire Trageser

One of the biggest surprises in the June election was that San Diego City Council President Myrtle Cole got six fewer votes than her challenger.

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Coyote Sightings On The Rise In San Diego

July 16
By Claire Trageser

The San Diego Humane Society, which now runs animal control for most cities in the county, recently has received four to five reports of coyotes a week, up from the norm of two to three reports a week.

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Pets Lost On Fourth Of July Waiting To Be Claimed At San Diego Shelters

July 9
By Claire Trageser

From July 4 to 8, 166 stray dogs were turned into animal shelters in San Diego, Oceanside and Escondido, said Nina Thompson, a spokeswoman for the San Diego Humane Society.

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San Diego Councilwoman Puts Stricter Control Over Housing Commission On Back Burner

July 2
By Claire Trageser

San Diego City Councilwoman Georgette Gomez had planned to ask her colleagues on the council to take more authority over the San Diego Housing Commission, but now those plans are at least temporarily on hold.

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San Diego's Audit Of Water Bills Delayed

June 21
By Claire Trageser

The city of San Diego audit that is meant to answer why some customers were overcharged hundreds of dollars on their water bills has been delayed.

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San Diego Homeowners Prepare To Build Granny Flats After Council Cuts Fees

June 14
By Claire Trageser

In May, the San Diego City Council took a step aimed to encourage the construction of more granny flats as one way to address San Diego's affordable housing issues.

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