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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.
Special Election Set for June 5
The election for a District 3 representative will be held on June 5.
Program Designs to Fill Commercial Vacancies Downtown
Storefront vacancies have dropped 2 percent since program launched in August.
Foundation Leadership Accused of Mismanagement, Nepotism, and Neglect
The foundation created to carry out Huguette Clark’s will is accused of mismanagement, nepotism, and neglect.
Program Finds 96 Santa Barbara County Residents Own Guns Illegally
Statewide tracking program found 96 Santa Barbara County residents own guns illegally.
Unsafe Historic Building Too Expensive to Save
The estimate to rehabilitate the historical building was nearly $7 million.
'No Social Security Numbers, No 1099s Required.'
“No Social Security numbers, no 1099s required.”
Belongings That Survived and the Stories They Tell
The belongings that survived and the stories they tell.
Santa Barbara Animal Doctors Mourn Colleagues Tiffany Margolin and Amanda Lumsden
Santa Barbara's small animal-doctor community mourns Tiffany Margolin and Amanda Lumsden.
Underwater ROV Exploration the Topic of Upcoming Maritime Museum Talk
Underwater ROV exploration is the topic of an upcoming Maritime Museum talk.
Sci-fi Horror Leaves Your Brain Cramped and Exhausted
Sci-fi horror film swings through its visual achievements and storytelling failures so fast it’ll leave your brain cramped and exhausted by the end.