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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 by Tarryn Mento

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Letter Shows San Diego DA's Concerns About Parole For Tony Hicks

Dec. 3
By Tarryn Mento

San Diego County District Attorney Summer Stephan did not formally oppose the parole of Tony Hicks, who committed murder at 14 years old but listed concerns in a letter to the parole board.

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After Forgiving Son's Young Killer, Father Advocated For His Parole Two Decades Later

Nov. 28
By Tarryn Mento

Azim Khamisa launched a foundation in the name of his son, Tariq, to combat youth violence and hopes to bring Tony Hicks, who pleaded guilty after killing his son at 14 years old, as a spokesman if released.

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Policing Tactics Can Affect Health Inequity, Association Says

Nov. 23
By Tarryn Mento

An association of public health officials unveiled policy and research announcements in San Diego during its annual conference.

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Old Globe Helps Underserved Communities Tap Into Their Inner Playwrights

Nov. 21
By Tarryn Mento

Plays written by residents in communities that don't frequent the theater will appear on stage as part of a storytelling workshop that can lead to professional opportunities.

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The Battle Over Art And Safety On San Diego's Streets

Nov. 12
By Tarryn Mento

The discussion in City Heights is the latest decorative crosswalk debate that comes amid a years-long struggle in Hillcrest, where a separate but similar project may finally come to fruition.

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County Receives Surprise Notice About Increased Funding For Refugee Programs

Nov. 8
By Tarryn Mento

A decrease in refugee arrivals to San Diego also meant less funding for programs that help them get jobs, but a state letter about funding this year shows the county will receive more than 2017.

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California Voters Reject Rent Control Expansion Measure

Nov. 7
By Associated Press, Tarryn Mento

Californians soundly rejected a costly ballot measure that would have allowed more rent control as a way to alleviate the state's housing crisis.

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City Heights Get Out The Vote Effort About More Than Just Election Day

Nov. 5
By Tarryn Mento

The campaign from Mid-City Community Advocacy Network is part of a multi-year plan to establish long-term community advocacy habits.

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Measure W Would Bring Rent Control, Tenant Protections To National City

Oct. 25
By Tarryn Mento

The measure would cap annual rent increases and implement additional protections for tenants.

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Legal Network Finds More Immigrant Victims Of Sexual Assault Than Expected

Nov. 1
By Tarryn Mento

Cultural barriers are keeping women quiet in San Diego’s immigrant community, where advocates say new data shows sexual assault is pervasive.

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