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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In First Forum, Candidates Tackle Housing

Discussion Centers on Density, Downtown, and Millenials

The discussion centered on density, downtown, and millenials.

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Alcox Awarded $1.3 Million for Losing Half His Life

State Attorney General, Victim Compensation Board Grant His Claim for Wrongful Imprisonment

The state attorney general and Victim Compensation Board grant his claim for wrongful imprisonment.

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Martinez Relinquishes Deckers Chair to Focus on Mayoral Campaign

He’ll remain on the board as a director.

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Downtown Office Tenants Flee as Rents Skyrocket

El Centro's New Owner Says Spiking Rates Simply Meet Fair Market Value

El Centro's new owner says the spiking rates simply meet fair market value.

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Conservative Frank Hotchkiss Has Path to Mayor's Seat

Low Turnout and Split Democratic Field Could Pave Him the Way to Victory

A low turnout and a split Democratic field could pave him the way to victory.

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Meet Your 2017 City Council Candidates

Eight Hopefuls Are Skirmishing Across Three Districts

Eight hopefuls are skirmishing across three districts.

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Deckers' Investors Worry Over Martinez's Mayoral Run

Stockholders Share Concern the Company Lacks Leadership and Focus

Multiple stockholders share concerns that the company lacks leadership and focus.

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VICE Captures Charlottesville

Web News Outlet Shows Fascinating, Disturbing White Supremacy

Web news outlet shows fascinating and disturbing trip through the inner sanctum of white supremacy.

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Swastika, "Trump" Graffitied Near Goleta

Separate spray paint in same area has "local Hispanic gang connotation," authorities say.

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Council Caps High-Density Housing

Votes to Put Brakes on Successful and Controversial City Program

Votes to put brakes on successful and controversial city program.

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