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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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Taco-Centric Fiesta Highlights Diversity In City Heights

Aug. 13
By Tarryn Mento and Mika Kanke / Media Arts Center of San Diego

Tacos, culture and community — that’s the focus of the monthly Fiesta on the Avenue event in the Mid-City neighborhood.

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State Still Seeking Vendor For Medical Interpretation Study Nearly Two Years Later

Aug. 9
By Tarryn Mento

A law passed in September 2016 calls for the study of current medical interpreter requirements and suggestions for pilot projects.

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What The Racial And Identity Profiling Act Can Teach Everyone About Bias

Aug. 1
By Tarryn Mento

The law requires officers track their perceptions about people they stop to evaluate if they exhibit bias. This process can also be enlightening for the public.

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How One San Diego Agency Is Complying With Law To Combat Racial Profiling

July 31
By Tarryn Mento

The Racial and Identity Profiling Act requires California's law enforcement agencies to document and report the perceived race, ethnicity and other information about the people they stop.

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Rady Seeking Volunteer Interpreters To Expand Health Education Program

July 23
By Tarryn Mento

Organizers are looking for support from bilingual speakers to expand an initiative that provides wellness instruction to parents and young kids.

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Cross-Border Production Across San Diego-Baja Region Tops $6B, Report Finds

July 12
By Tarryn Mento

A report produced by World Trade Center San Diego and underwritten by Samsung finds components of goods cross the border multiple times before they're turned into a final product.

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San Diego Protest Of Trump's Immigration Policies Draws 800, Leads To 10 Arrests

July 2
By City News Service, Megan Burks, Tarryn Mento

Demonstrators protesting zero-tolerance immigration-enforcement policies draped a banner from the roof of the Westin hotel in downtown San Diego Monday as part of a "Free Our Future" event.

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Community Mural Initiative Continues At City Heights Convenience Store

June 22
By Tarryn Mento

The bare brick wall of a 7-Eleven store will soon be adorned with colorful artwork as part of a community-led project to beautify a San Diego neighborhood's main avenue.

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Dissecting SCOTUS Case Over Trump's Travel Ban As Ruling Imminent

June 20
By Tarryn Mento

The nine justices are expected to decide by the end of June on a challenge to the president's order that blocks some travelers from North Korea, Venezuela and six predominantly Muslim countries.

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Exploring New Ways To Measure A DA's Job Performance

June 11
By Tarryn Mento

San Diego voters picked their new district attorney last week. But how can you tell if a prosecutor is doing a good job?

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