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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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Hoover High Students Organize Peace Conference To Tackle Gun Violence

April 10
By Tarryn Mento

A group of San Diego high school students are hoping 200 of their peers will attend a weekend event focused on addressing the threat of guns in their neighborhoods.

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Effort To Bring Murals To City Heights Taps Youth Artists For Help

April 3
By Tarryn Mento

Teen artists helped produce large-scale paintings as part of an initiative to beautify walls and buildings in the San Diego neighborhood.

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City Heights Coffee House To Put 30 Youth On Career Pathway

April 1
By Tarryn Mento

The nonprofit's mission is to provide job experience and life skills training to young adults who may have trouble finding employment.

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Upcoming City Law To Give Low-Income San Diegans More Housing Opportunities

March 27
By Tarryn Mento

Families can wait 10 years to receive a government voucher that helps pay the rent, but some landlords don't accept them. A new city ordinance in San Diego will change that.

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Religious Community Aims To Build Trust Between Police, Public

March 25
By Tarryn Mento

A community event will feature a presentation from law enforcement to explain a new anti-profiling law. The informative session is part of a collaborative project that taps faith-based leaders to help improve the relationships between police and the public.

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Meet The Man Helping To Shelter Mid-City's Homeless

March 20
By Tarryn Mento

A new homeless outreach coordinator serving City Heights and North Park is part of an experimental project to bring support to the area's homeless population.

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San Diego City Council OK’s Curfew At City Heights Park

March 18
By Tarryn Mento

Community members claim the City Heights Square Mini Park is home to illegal activity that is disturbing residents at a nearby facility for seniors.

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Class Aims To Keep City Heights Bike Riders Safe On Dangerous Streets

March 15
By Tarryn Mento

The monthly course at the YMCA location near City Heights provides instruction in a classroom and on the road.

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SDPD Works To Meet Anti-Profiling Law's Deadline Without Key Staffer

March 14
By Tarryn Mento

The San Diego Police Department is without an employee needed to help meet a looming deadline that’s part of a new state mandate.

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A Weekend Summit, March To Honor Black Women In San Diego

March 8
By Tarryn Mento

While there are other female-focused events and marches, an event co-organizer said it was important to create one specifically for black women.

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