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Tarryn Mento

Contributor through July 2015

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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 joining KPBS, Tarryn was a Pulliam Fellow at The Arizona Republic and a video journalist for the national campaign "Face the Facts USA." 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 for her investigation on the safety of imported produce. She was also part of a team of student journalists who reported on the Dominican Republic's stateless population. Her reporting was part of a project recognized by the Robert F. Kennedy Center for Justice and Human Rights.

A native of Syracuse, N.Y., Tarryn completed her undergraduate education in journalism at SUNY-Albany, where she was staff writer at her university paper. She was also an editorial intern for the capital region's daily paper, Times Union.

Recent Stories

San Diego Launches Street Repair Program

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The street repair program is designed to fix 1,000 miles of bumpy roadways over the next five years.

Navy Holds First Official LGBT Pride Event On West Coast

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The event comes less than a week after the U.S. Supreme Court declared same-sex marriage to be legal, but an organizer said she worked for years to get it approved.

San Diego City Council OK's Tighter Water Restrictions

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The San Diego City Council unanimously approved the changes Monday to bring San Diego closer to the state-mandated 16 percent cut in water use.

Krav Maga Another Non-Lethal Tool For San Diego County Law Enforcement

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Some San Diego County law enforcement officers are training in a technique that could be an extra tool when situations escalate.

Chargers Spike City, County Plan For December Stadium Vote

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San Diego county and city representatives presented the team with several options on how the project could comply with the California Environmental Quality Act, but a Chargers spokesman signaled the team's doubts.

Free Summer Lunches For Kids At San Diego County Libraries

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When school lets out and summer begins, many kids need to find ways to stave off boredom. But some also need help fighting hunger.

San Diego City Council To OK Food Bank Composting Facility

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The nine council members are expected to give final approval for the Jacobs and Cushman San Diego Food Back to construct an on-site organic composting facility at its Mira Mesa warehouse.

County Supervisor Dave Roberts' Aide Sues 2 Former Colleagues

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Attorney Dan Gilleon has filed a lawsuit on behalf of Harold Meza, an employee of San Diego County Supervisor Dave Roberts, claiming two former staffers created a hostile work environment.

Injuries Reported In Explosion At Poway Business

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The nature of the explosion is unknown but four people were taken to the hospital.

Escondido Mayor To Challenge Dave Roberts For Supervisor Seat

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Sam Abed said he'll run against Dave Roberts who is facing accusations that he misused county office funds.

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