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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.
Discussion Centers on Density, Downtown, and Millenials
The discussion centered on density, downtown, and millenials.
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.
He’ll remain on the board as a director.
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.
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.
Eight Hopefuls Are Skirmishing Across Three Districts
Eight hopefuls are skirmishing across three districts.
Stockholders Share Concern the Company Lacks Leadership and Focus
Multiple stockholders share concerns that the company lacks leadership and focus.
Web News Outlet Shows Fascinating, Disturbing White Supremacy
Web news outlet shows fascinating and disturbing trip through the inner sanctum of white supremacy.
Separate spray paint in same area has "local Hispanic gang connotation," authorities say.
Votes to Put Brakes on Successful and Controversial City Program
Votes to put brakes on successful and controversial city program.