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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

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.

Outdoor International Food Market Coming To City Heights

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A group of community organizations is turning a lot at El Cajon Boulevard and 44th Street into a future hub for local food vendors.

Bill Supporting Translation Services For Medi-Cal Patients Moves To Gov. Brown

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California may be on its way to bringing translation services to Medi-Cal patients who don’t speak English.

City Heights Commercial Plaza Could See Multimillion-Dollar Renovation

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The funding program that helped bring Copley-Price YMCA to the San Diego neighborhood could lead to another major project.

San Diego Unified Works To Boost Attendance

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San Diego schools start class a week earlier this year, and students and education officials are encouraging kids to begin the year on a positive note.

Kenya's Change Of Heart Brings Temporary Relief To San Diego's Somali Population

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The decision to close the world's largest refugee camp has been put on hold, at least for now. The development is welcome news to San Diego's Somali residents, many of whom have friends and family still at the camp in Kenya.

Bike Valet Pilot Program Coming To City Heights

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In an effort to foster bike culture, a vacant space on El Cajon Boulevard and Central Avenue will soon be home to a volunteer-run collective that will serve the area's cyclists.

City Heights YMCA Taps Into Olympic Fervor With Rugby Clinic

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The addition of rugby to this year’s Olympic games has brought renewed attention to the sport and now kids can learn the game for free in City Heights.

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