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 City Council Swears In Oscar Gutierrez

Winner of June Election Fills Mayor Cathy Murillo's Seat

New councilmember won June election and fills Mayor Cathy Murillo's seat.

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As the Holiday Fire Erupted, Why Wasn't Goleta Warned?

How the County Flubbed Its Emergency Messaging

How the county flubbed its emergency messaging.

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SBCC Instructor’s Comments Were ‘Outrageous’ and ‘Anti-Feminist,’ but Legal

Mark McIntire Violated College Ethics Code, but Is Cleared of Title IX Complaints

Mark McIntire violated college ethics code, but is cleared of Title IX complaints.

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Santa Barbara Housing Authority to Open More Apartments

Studios Will Welcome Low-Income Seniors and Veterans

The new studios will be built for low-income seniors and veterans.

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Evacuations Expand As Holiday Fire Burns Goleta Hill Homes

Mandatory Evacuations Underway North of Cathedral Oaks Road Between La Patera and Patterson

Mandatory evacuations are underway north of Cathedral Oaks Road between La Patera and Patterson.

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City Sharpens No-Smoking Ban

State Grant to Provide Signage, Enforcement 

A state grant will fund more signage and enforcement.

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ResQcats Is the Shangri-La of Animal Shelters

Sanctuary Founder Jeffyne Telson Publishes New Book, ‘Cat Tails’

Sanctuary founder Jeffyne Telson publishes new book, “Cat Tails.”

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Mesa Couple Making Healthy Sunscreen

Amy and Jeff Devers Launch Two Peas Organics with Early Success

Amy and Jeff Devers launch Two Peas Organics with early success.

Downtown Organization Looking for New Leader

Search committee ramps up hunt for executive director.

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Two Injured in Alleged DUI Collision

Pedestrians, age 91 and 50, were walking near Linden Avenue at Ninth Street in Carpinteria.

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