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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

From Mira Mesa To City Heights, San Diego Groups Prep For Lunar New Year

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If you were planning on attending this weekend’s Lunar New Year Tet Festival at Qualcomm, you’ll have to change your plans. The event was rescheduled for next month due to rain. It’s among a handful of upcoming festivals across the region.

Where You Can't Go For San Diego Restaurant Week (But Maybe You Should)

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The City Heights neighborhood features culinary options from across the globe, but eateries from the area aren't part of the bi-annual San Diego Restaurant Week.

Old Globe Program Spotlights City Heights's Stories Of Love And Loss

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Would you let a stranger perform your story on stage? What if it was about the loss of a loved one? That’s what artists working with the Old Globe Theater asked of City Heights residents.

DA Clears Law Enforcement In Five Shootings, Including El Cajon Officer Who Killed Olango

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The San Diego County District Attorney announced Tuesday police officers were justified in five separate fatal shootings, including the September 2016 death of Alfred Olango that sparked protests in El Cajon.

Israeli Artist, Syrian Refugee Make Art Not War In San Diego

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A nonprofit Jewish foundation hosted a refugee artist-in-residence program with an Israeli sculptor to help a Syrian refugee heal through art.

San Diego Restaurants Aim To Keep Intolerance Away With #HateHasNoBizHere Posters

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The operators of restaurants in City Heights, Mission Hills and University Heights are encouraging fellow business owners to display a sign that promotes a welcoming environment.

Where Some May See Blight, City Heights Groups See Opportunity

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Vacant lots and blighted spaces can increase crime rates and lower property values. In City Heights, local groups are transforming them into vibrant community hubs.

California Officials Work To Boost Support For Immigrants Ahead Of Trump's Tenure

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A series of bills introduced in the state legislature aim to provide additional resources and protections for immigrants.

Council Members, Community Hope Real Change Will Come After SDPD Report

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San Diego elected officials Wednesday publicly discussed a finalized independent report that shows San Diego police treat minority drivers differently than whites in some circumstances.

San Diego Groups Bridge Divides By Breaking Bread With Syrian Refugees

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Thanksgiving is a celebration of different cultures dining together in gratitude. Some San Diegans are following that tradition by welcoming Syrian refugees with a hearty meal.

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