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Matthew Bowler

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Matthew Bowler is an award-winning journalist from San Diego. Bowler comes from a long line of San Diego journalists. Both his father and grandfather worked as journalists covering San Diego. He is also a third generation San Diego State University graduate, where he studied art with a specialty in painting and printmaking.

Bowler moved to the South of France after graduating from SDSU. While there he participated in many art exhibitions. The newspaper “La Marseillaise” called his work “les oeuvres impossible” or “the impossible works.”

After his year in Provence, Bowler returned to San Diego and began to work as a freelance photographer for newspapers and magazines. Some years later, he discovered his passion for reporting the news, for getting at the truth, for impacting lives. Bowler is privileged to have received many San Diego Press Club Awards along with two Emmy's.

Recent Stories by Matthew Bowler

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San Diego Photojournalist Uses Work To Inspire Passion For Comics

July 20, 2018
By Matthew Bowler

KPBS Video Journalist Matt Bowler brings us the story of one woman who uses her career as a 10-News photojournalist to inspire her passion as a comic book artist.

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Astraeus Aerial Dance Theatre Artist In Residency Ends This Month At Airport

May 11, 2018
By Beth Accomando, Guillermo Sevilla, Matthew Bowler

In December 2017, Astraeus Aerial Dance Theatre was awarded an Artist in Residency at the San Diego International Airport. Here's a look at the work they have done.

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San Marcos-Based RealDoll Launches AI Sex Dolls

April 20, 2018
By Beth Accomando, Katie Schoolov, Matthew Bowler, Nicholas McVicker

San Marcos is home to RealDolls, a company that makes sex dolls and is about to release its first model with artificial intelligence. WARNING: Mature content.

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'Pandas' Invade Fleet Science Center

April 4, 2018
By Beth Accomando, Matthew Bowler

On an adorability scale of one to 10, pandas are an 11. But the new IMAX documentary "Pandas" (opening at the Fleet Science Center) looks past their fluffy appeal to the hard work that goes into saving the species.

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San Diego Sports Program Teaches Teens Life Lessons Through Cycling

Feb. 13, 2018
By Matthew Bowler

San Diego VeloYouth program teaches students life lessons on and off the bike at Balboa Park.

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La Mesa Police Officer Shown Body Slamming Teenage Girl In Facebook Video Is Reassigned

Jan. 22, 2018
By City News Service, Matthew Bowler, Megan Burks

Dozens of students and community members protested Monday after a La Mesa police officer was shown roughly slamming a teenage girl to the ground in a video posted to Facebook this weekend.

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Advocacy Group Organizes Conference To Fight California's Gang Conspiracy Laws

July 31, 2017
By Claire Trageser, Matthew Bowler

Organizers from the advocacy group Pillars of the Community are planning a conference this weekend to give attendees tools to fight gang documentation laws.

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Globe's New 'Robin Hood!' Stages Swordplay In The Round

July 13, 2017
By Beth Accomando, Matthew Bowler

Errol Flynn defined the swashbuckling heroics of Robin Hood in the 1938 film "The Adventures of Robin Hood." Now the Old Globe takes inspiration from that movie for its newly commissioned play by Ken Ludwig, "Robin Hood!"

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'Megan Leavey' Tells Extraordinary Tale Of A Female Marine And Her Dog

June 8, 2017
By Beth Accomando, Matthew Bowler

Megan Leavey is a U.S. Marine corporal veteran who worked with a bomb sniffing dog during her tour in Iraq. Her story is now the basis for the film opening Friday and bearing her name and directed by "Blackfish's" Gabriela Cowperthwaite.

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Comic Book Artists Stan Sakai And Kevin Eastman At IDW Comic Art Gallery Friday

June 2, 2017
By Beth Accomando, Kris Arciaga, Matthew Bowler

A samurai rabbit and ninja turtles will be meeting up yet again after decades apart for a new IDW comic book coming out in July. To celebrate the reunion, IDW is bringing “Usagi Yojimbo” creator Stan Sakai and “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (TMNT)” co-creator Kevin Eastman together tonight at Comic Art Gallery in Liberty Station.

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San Diego May Get Quicker Water Quality Test For Beaches

Aug. 13, 2019
By Erik Anderson

San Diego County officials could be one of the first places in the nation to use a new water-quality test that speeds up the ability to identify dangerous bacteria in coastal waters.

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Floating Robot Could Clean Plastic Out Of The Ocean

Aug. 12, 2019
By John Carroll

A floating robot to clean plastic out of the ocean was tested by USD engineering students in Mission Bay on Friday.

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Baby Rhino In San Diego Gains Weight, Offers Promise For Saving A Species

Aug. 14, 2019
By Erik Anderson

The baby rhino born at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park two and a half weeks ago is thriving under the watchful protective eye of its mom. It also helps show a way for saving another rhinoceros species.