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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.
Utility Pushes Back, Claiming Officials Mishandled and Ignored Evidence
The utility is pushing back, claiming officials mishandled and ignored evidence.
Rick Caruso’s Ritzy Rosewood Miramar Beach Opens in Montecito
Rick Caruso’s ritzy Rosewood Miramar Beach opens in Montecito.
Signs of Trauma and Where to Get Help
Look for signs of trauma and find where to get help.
Preparing Supplies and Arranging Transport Can Save Critical Time
Preparing supplies and arranging transport can save critical time.
Pack Enough to Survive On Your Own For at Least 72 Hours
Pack enough to survive on your own for at least 72 hours.
And Do You Know the Difference Between a Flood Advisory and Flood Warning?
And do you know the difference between a Flood Advisory and a Flood Warning?
Santa Barbara Drags Takes Over Cabrillo Boulevard This Weekend
Santa Barbara Drags takes over Cabrillo Boulevard this weekend, March 8-9.
It’s Best to Plan Ahead for the Worst
It’s best to plan ahead for the worst.
From Text Alerts to the Radio Ready System, There Are Options
From text alerts to the Radio Ready system, there are plenty of options.
Lo Mejor es Planear para lo Peor
Lo mejor es planear para lo peor.