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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.
Votes to Put Brakes on Successful and Controversial City Program
Votes to put brakes on successful and controversial city program.
How Distributing Vitamin A to Small Mexican Villages Changed Lives
How distributing Vitamin A to small Mexican villages changed lives.
Council shoots down third appeal in four weeks.
Developer Ed St. George building five duplexes and two single-family homes.
City Improves, Streamlines Permit and Review Process
The city is improving and streamlining its permit and review process.
Landlords Ask: What Housing Crisis?
Landlords ask: What housing crisis?
Nick Wigle Saves Hidden Hives with Love and Kindness
Nick Wigle saves hidden hives with love and kindness.
He Has Big Plans for State Street, Santa Barbara Business
He has big plans for State Street and Santa Barbara business.
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.