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Tarryn Mento

Speak City Heights Reporter

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Tarryn Mento has reported from three countries and in two languages. Her work has been published by The Washington Post, the Center for Public Integrity’s iWatch News, and El Nuevo Herald.

Prior to serving as the Speak City Heights reporter, Tarryn was the multimedia producer for MetroFocus at WNET in New York City. She was also the web producer and metro reporter for KPBS and a Pulliam Fellow at the Arizona Republic.

She completed her master's degree at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University, where she was named a Carnegie-Knight News 21 Fellow.

A native of Syracuse, N.Y., Tarryn completed her undergraduate education in journalism at SUNY-Albany.

Recent Stories

City Releases Preliminary Findings In Long-Awaited Study On Police Racial Profiling

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A San Diego City Council committee will hear the results of a much-delayed report that aims to answer whether San Diego police disproportionately pulled over drivers of color.

City Heights Groups Take Different Approaches To Driving Social Change

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Two separate events on Saturday aim to tackle issues within the criminal justice system. They both fall on a national day of protest, but the approach is not the same.

Long-Term Agreement With Civic San Diego Goes Before City Council

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The San Diego City Council will consider a long-term agreement with Civic San Diego Tuesday. That’s the city-owned nonprofit that helps decide what can be built where in downtown San Diego.

City Heights Library Back In Service After Closing For Renovations

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One of San Diego's busiest library branches reopened its doors after six weeks and more than $300,000 of renovations.

City Heights Residents Look To Their Own Neighbors To Increase Voter Turnout

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Residents will complete training with the nonprofit Environmental Health Coalition and knock on their neighbors’ doors to encourage voters to cast a ballot this November.

International Food Market Near City Heights Aims To Launch New Businesses

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A home to many immigrants and refugees, San Diego’s City Heights neighborhood is known for its diversity. Organizers in the area are tapping into that and launched a new weekly international food market at the edge of the community.

Candidates Flores, Gomez Must Cater To Many Issues In Diverse District 9

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Ricardo Flores and Georgette Gomez are in a tight battle to represent the diverse district that can roughly be separated into four distinct communities.

Atkins' Bill For Medical Interpretation Study, Pilot Program Receives Brown's OK

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The legislation introduced by San Diego Assemblywoman Toni Atkins calls for a study of the current translation services and a pilot program based on that review.

Politifest Features Candidates In San Diego Races

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Attendees had a chance to brush up on the numerous local and state measures and races at Saturday's Politifest at San Diego State University.

City Heights Event Welcomes Refugees To San Diego

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As part of a national campaign, the YMCA of San Diego County organized an event in City Heights to help U.S.-born residents and newcomers connect.

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