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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.
Incidents Appear Unrelated
The incidents appear to be unrelated.
Council Denies Proposal to Turn Condo into Short-Term Rental
Council denies a proposal to turn a condominium into a short-term rental.
'We Have Enough Hotel Rooms and Not Enough Housing' in Santa Barbara
'We have enough hotel rooms and not enough housing,” said Bill Mahan, Santa Barbara Historic Landmarks commissioner.
Sales Tax Increase Goes to a Vote
Voters will decide on a sales tax increase to fund street repairs.
Mobile Vendors Fold and Flee Before Pending Regulations
Mobile vendors fold and flee before pending regulations.
What Makes the Santa Barbara–Grown Burger Chain So Darn Successful?
What Makes the Santa Barbara–Grown Burger Chain So Darn Successful
New Tests Suggest Health Scare Is Isolated to Four Downtown Developments
New tests suggest the health scare is isolated to four downtown developments.
Newsom Covers Lots of Ground in La Casa De La Raza Visit
Newsom covers lots of ground in La Casa De La Raza visit.
After 33 Years, Owner Francisco Aguilera Is Leaving with a Twisted Arm and a Broken Heart
After 33 years, owner Francisco Aguilera is leaving with a twisted arm and a broken heart.
This Week’s Discovery Supports New Theories on Chumash Ancestry
This week’s discovery support new theories on Chumash ancestry.