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Jacob Aere

Freelance Reporter

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As reporter, Jacob Aere covers a wide range of topics including politics, sports, and breaking news events. He is also an adept play-by-play broadcaster and radio host with three years experience writing, hosting and producing.

During his college years, he led a team of 10 volunteers to collectively create a national award-winning sports radio program called Thunderbird Eye on CiTR 101.9 FM. While at The Coast News Group, he reported on politics, arts and culture, education, and breaking news while learning photojournalism and managing the company's social media accounts.

Jacob’s work has been recognized for multiple San Diego Press Club awards in politics and sports. While he was born in Vancouver, Canada, Jacob grew up in San Diego and is bilingual in English and Spanish. He is a graduate from the University of British Columbia and uses his degree to incorporate data visualizations into news stories.

Recent Stories by Jacob Aere

Volunteers help to load cars of military famili...

Food, Essentials Distributed In The South Bay For The Holiday Season

Nov. 20
By Jacob Aere

Three hundred and fifty military families in Chula Vista got produce boxes and essentials at a drive-through food distribution program on Friday.

Former San Diego City Councilman David Alvarez ...

Local Leaders Want A Latino Senator To Replace VP-Elect Kamala Harris

Nov. 19
By Jacob Aere

A coalition of local Latino elected officials and community leaders want Gov. Gavin Newsom to appoint a Latino man or woman to replace Kamala Harris in the U.S. Senate when she vacates her seat in January.

Pink Rose Café owner Nadia Zamora is overwhelme...

La Mesa Business Damaged In May Looting Gets $5,000 Boost

Nov. 18
By Jacob Aere

Pink Rose Café owner Nadia Zamora received a surprise $5,000 from Union Bank and a free one year membership to the La Mesa Chamber of Commerce after her still unopened La Mesa business was damaged in the May riots.

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Parler Tops App Stores As Free-Speech Social Media

Nov. 16
By Jacob Aere

The social media platform's focus is free speech. That promise has made it one of the most-downloaded apps in the U.S. following the election.

People at the beach by the Ellen Browning Scrip...

Towering 'King Tides' Hitting California Coastline

Nov. 15
By Associated Press, Jacob Aere

Astronomical high tides known as “King Tides” are hitting the California coast on Sunday and Monday mornings — and in some places, into Tuesday — with tides expected to reach nearly 7 feet.

Two men shovel sand into bags at Bonita-Sunnysi...

Cold Storm Arrives Friday, San Diego Prepares For Inclement Weather

Nov. 6
By City News Service, Jacob Aere

A cold storm system will arrive Friday in San Diego County, bringing gusty conditions along with rain showers throughout the weekend.

Broken windows, trash and grafitti cover much o...

Poway Voters Pass Measure P Which Could Decide Fate Of Defunct Poway Country Club

Nov. 3
By Jacob Aere

Poway voters passed Measure P which which would decide the fate of the defunct StoneRidge Country Club.

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Prop 22 Passes, App-Based Drivers Stay Independent Contractors

Nov. 5
By Jacob Aere

Prop 22 has passed in California which means ride-hail and delivery drivers will continue to be treated as independent contractors, not as employees.

A text endorsing Republican Supervisor Kristin ...

San Diego Democrats Blast Text Messages Claiming Gaspar Is Their Choice For D3 Supervisor

Nov. 3
By Jacob Aere

Local Democrats say a Republican group is spreading misinformation via text.

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Faith, Community Leaders Ask Gangs For A 'Season Of Peace'

Nov. 2
By Jacob Aere

Faith and community leaders united with former gang members from across San Diego Monday in a public effort to call for "A Season of Peace."

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Mayor Signs Exec Order Allowing Gyms, Churches, Salons To Expand Outdoors

July 20
By City News Service

The order comes a week after Gov. Gavin Newsom announced that all indoor operations would be shuttered at a wide variety of recently reopened businesses due to a rise in COVID-19 cases.