Brandon Yadegari

Digital Editor

Brandon, a graduate of UC Santa Barbara, was raised in Tucson, Arizona. With a background in community organizing, multimedia storytelling, and political advocacy, he's always looking for innovative and immersive ways to tell stories from the margins.

With an eye to constantly evolving media landscapes and rapidly growing political consciousness, Brandon is honored to be a part of an Indy team that's lending to a more well-informed Central Coast citizenry.

Recent Stories

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A Drone's-Eye View, South of Montecito's Highway 192

Areas Under Voluntary Evacuation Warning Were Hardest-Hit

The areas under a voluntary evacuation warning were the hardest hit, as seen from above.

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Satellite Imagery Reveals Overwhelming Extent of Montecito Damage

Before and After Looks at San Ysidro Creek, Knowlwood Tennis Club Neighborhood, and Fernald Point

Before and after looks at San Ysidro Creek, the Knowlwood Tennis Club neighborhood, and Fernald Point.

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A House-by-House Damage Assessment of the Montecito Mudslides

The Independent is mapping impacted areas as responders focus on rescue and repair efforts.

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Mapping the Destruction of the Montecito Mudslides, Starting at the Top

Home by Home, We’re Building a Map of the Effect of the Mudslides on Montecito

Home by home, we’re building a map of the effects of the mudslides on Montecito.

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More Rescuers Arrive to Search Montecito

FEMA Asserts Flood and Mud Covered Under Thomas Fire Declaration

FEMA asserts flood and mud covered under Thomas Fire declaration.

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U.S. Coast Guard Airship Rescues Montecito Family of Five

The rescue is just one of hundreds that have occurred or are ongoing.

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'Good News' on the Thomas Fire Lines, All Evacuations Lifted

Gibraltar and Camino Cielo Lines Held Overnight, Suppression Efforts Continue with More Wind Expected

The Gibraltar and Camino Cielo lines held overnight, and suppression efforts continue with more winds expected.

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Órdenes y Advertencias de Evacuación Levantadas por Partes de Santa Bárbara y Montecito

Condiciones en el Incendio Tomás Han Mejorado

Condiciones en el Incendio Tomás han mejorado.

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Watch As Fire Crews Defend Montecito from the Thomas Fire

From San Ysidro to Sycamore Canyon, East Mountain Drive and through Cold Spring Spring, their work saved over a thousand homes.

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