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Jacob Aere

Freelance Reporter and Web Producer

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Jacob Aere reports on many beats including health, politics, sports, arts and culture and breaking news.

While 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 educational background to incorporate data visualizations into news stories.

Jacob is also an adept play-by-play broadcaster and radio host and his work has been recognized for multiple San Diego Press Club awards in politics and sports.

Recent Stories by Jacob Aere

A Coastal Roots Farm worker moves vegetables in...

Encinitas Farm Helps Feed Food Insecure In San Diego

Feb. 22
By Jacob Aere

A farm in Encinitas provides pay-what-you-can farm stands, donates to local hunger relief organizations and educates on how to grow a closer relationship to the land.

Deacon Dave Warren wears an N95 surgical mask w...

San Diego Churches Have A COVID-Safe Ash Wednesday

Feb. 17
By Jacob Aere

In San Diego and around the world, people found new ways to practice the traditions of Ash Wednesday.

Behind the scenes of the virtual festival strea...

Lunar New Year Celebrations Go Virtual In San Diego

Feb. 16
By Jacob Aere

The Lunar New Year is generally known for spending time with family, food and cultural performances, but the pandemic has forced changes to those traditions.

A Feeding San Diego volunteer places packaged, ...

Feeding San Diego Distributes Food For Hospitality Workers

Feb. 15
By Jacob Aere

For the third time this month, Feeding San Diego distributed food to hundreds of households at Pechanga Arena.

A staff member at the Del Mar Fairgrounds vacci...

Del Mar Fairgrounds Open As COVID-19 Vaccine Site, Fifth Super Station In County

Feb. 12
By City News Service, Jacob Aere

Scripps Health, San Diego County and the Del Mar Fairgrounds are partnering to open a COVID-19 vaccination super station at the fairgrounds Friday.

Oceanside Mayor Esther Sanchez sits outside of ...

Oceanside's First Female And Latina Mayor Looks To Be A Voice Of The People

Feb. 11
By Jacob Aere

Esther Sanchez was elected as the Oceanside's first female and Latina mayor in November. She tells KPBS about her roots in North County's largest city and her plans to address inequities in her community.

A couple sits down to receive their COVID-19 va...

Seniors-Only COVID-19 Vaccination Site Opens In San Marcos

Feb. 10
By Jacob Aere

The vaccination site has streamlined the process for seniors in the county.

South Bay United Pentecostal Church in Chula Vi...

Chula Vista Church Paves Way For Indoor Worship In California During Pandemic

Feb. 8
By Jacob Aere

South Bay United Pentecostal Church influenced Friday’s Supreme Court ruling to allow indoor church services once again in California.

Football flags hang over the entrance of Beachs...

Health Officials Worry Super Bowl Sunday Could Lead To COVID-19 Spread In San Diego

Feb. 5
By Jacob Aere

The Super Bowl is often a time for gathering, but this year health officials warn it could lead to the spread of COVID-19.

The office of the California Employment Develop...

California Assemblymembers Unveil Unemployment Benefits Reform Package

Feb. 4
By Jacob Aere

San Diego Assemblymember Lorena Gonzalez joined other California Assemblymembers to unveil an Employment Development Department reform package.

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San Diego Mayor Faulconer announces an executiv...

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

July 20, 2020
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.