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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Hotchkiss Hops into Mayor's Race

The Republican Currently Stands Alone Against Two Democrats

The Republican currently stands alone against two Democrats.

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Carbajal, Schneider Resist Trump CDBG Cuts

Are Joined By Large Group of Nonprofit Leaders and Service Providers

They're joined by a large group of nonprofit leaders and service providers.

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High Copper Levels Detected in Drinking Water

Four Properties Test Far Above Health Standards

At least four properties have tested far above state and federal health standards.

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Sales Tax Proves Popular

Poll Reveals Voters Mostly Support a One-Cent Increase

A poll revealed voters mostly support a one-cent increase.

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Santa Barbara, Goleta Go Toe-to-Toe over Airport Development

Cities Can't Agree on Who Should Pay for Traffic Impacts

The cities can't agree on who should pay for traffic impacts.

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Police Pressured Over State Street Homeless

Pushing Back, Chief Luhnow Says Department Will Not 'Promote a Culture of Bullying' Among Officers

Pushing back, Chief Luhnow says her department will not "promote a culture of bullying" among officers.

‘Ghost In the Shell’ Fails Beloved Japanese Franchise

Scarlett Johansson’s Stilted Delivery of Dumb Dialogue Never Rings True

Scarlett Johansson’s stilted delivery of mostly dumb dialogue never rings true.

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Zipcar Coming to a Corner Near You

City Orders Ten Cars to Be Placed In and Around Downtown

The city orders ten cars that'll be placed in and around the downtown corridor.

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Driver's Licenses for Undocumented Immigrants Make Roads Safer

Stanford Study Details Benefits of State Law AB 60

Stanford study details benefits of state law AB 60.

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Entangled Whale Expected to Pass Through Santa Barbara Channel

The gray whale is stuck in a metal fishing frame.

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