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Tarryn Mento

Metro 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 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

Report Shows High Costs In San Diego Hurt Convention Business

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Without an expansion of the San Diego Convention Center, city leaders say the region's convention business is at risk. But a new Tourism Authority report shows a lack of space isn’t the biggest problem — it’s the expense of coming here.

Wage Hike Backers Say Opponents Violated Election Law

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A community group in support of San Diego's minimum wage hike claims opponents of the increase are violating state law when gathering signatures for a referendum campaign, but the rule is tough to enforce.

San Diego Police Staffing Problem Growing Worse

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City Independent Budget Analyst Andrea Tevlin said in a report released Thursday the average number of San Diego officers leaving the department each month is now nearly triple the rate of 2010.

San Diego Vets Group Protests Obama's Plan To Defeat ISIS

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The 35-member San Diego chapter of Veterans for Peace displayed banners Thursday afternoon that read "End the wars" and "Vets for peace" along the Sixth Avenue bridge over Interstate 5.

San Diego Unified: New MRAP Is Not A Tank

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San Diego Unified School District's Police Chief Ruben Littlejohn says having the vehicle doesn't reflect a militarization of the educational system.

San Diego City Council District 6 Candidates Agree On Many Issues, Differ In Experience

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In addition to talking hot-button issues ranging from medical marijuana to infrastructure, Republican Chris Cate and Democrat Carol Kim each told a packed auditorium at Mira Mesa High School that their careers make them the best fit for the gig.

District 6 Candidates To Discuss Public Safety, Infrastructure At Mira Mesa Forum

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Republican Chris Cate and Democrat Carol Kim will answer questions on public safety and other key issues facing San Diego City Council District 6, which includes the communities of Rancho Penasquitos, Mira Mesa, Miramar, Clairemont and Kearny Mesa.

Legislature Moves San Diego Lawmakers' Bills To Governor's Desk

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Paid sick leave and fire relief are among the bills local lawmakers authored that forward to Gov. Jerry Brown's desk the last week of the legislative session. Brown has until the end of the month to sign hundreds of bills.

Another Assault Reported In North Park Despite SDPD's Increased Presence

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Officials say they're finding ways to make do with fewer personnel, but another attack was reported in the area late Thursday night.

San Diego Convention Center Expansion Plan In Limbo

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The San Diego City Council voted unanimously Tuesday not to appeal a ruling by a state appeals court that rejected San Diego's plan to finance the project.

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