Tyler Hayden

News Editor

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News editor Tyler Hayden started at The Santa Barbara Independent as an intern in the spring of 2009 while studying English and editing at UCSB. He was hired as an associate editor that fall and became the newsroom majordomo soon after. Since then, he's spent his days editing and writing stories, wrangling interns, and helping manage independent.com.

Tyler regularly contributes to a number of Santa Barbara and national news organizations, and he and the Independent's other writers have received multiple awards from Editor & Publisher, the California Newspaper Publishers Association, and the Association of Alternative Newsmedia, most recently for their coverage of the 2014 Isla Vista murders and the 2015 Refugio Oil Spill.

Recent Stories

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Santa Barbara Priests Named in New Abuse Reports

12 Men Accused of Child Molestation Served in Area Parishes

Twelve men accused of child molestation served in area parishes.

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Man Crushed in Construction Yard Accident

Santiago Perez Jr., 35, was killed by a falling 50-foot steel beam.

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Lander Makes It From Vandenberg to Mars

InSight touches down and unfurls Goleta-made solar array.

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Metro Entertainment Hosting Stan Lee Life Celebration

Store Will Have All-Day Sale and Marvel Comics Giveaway

The store will have an all-day sale and a Marvel Comics giveaway.

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One Dead, One Injured in Accident on Oil Tanker in S.B. Channel

The men fell into an empty tank.

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Montecito Explores Microgrid for Emergency Services

System Would Support Fire and Water Agencies During Power Outages

System would support fire and water agencies during power outages.

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Dick Wolf Drops Hints About Bellosguardo’s Future

References The Frick Collection Art Museum in New York

He referenced The Frick Collection art museum in New York.

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Downtown Cross-Section Focuses on State Street Fixes

A Streamlined Permit Process Is in the Works

A streamlined permit process is in the works.

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Seeing Santa Barbara’s Past with New Eyes

Santa Barbara Public Library Digitizes More than 2,500 Historic Images

Santa Barbara Public Library digitizes more than 2,500 historic images.

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Here’s How Santa Barbara Police Train the Public to Survive a Shooting

Regular Trainings Provided by Department and Private Companies

Regular trainings are provided by the department and private companies.

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