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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.
County Emergency Managers Start to Explain Their Much-Dissected Decision
County emergency managers start to explain their much-dissected decision.
Santa Barbara City Council Continues Early Tradition of Deep Dysfunction
The Santa Barbara City Council continues its early tradition of deep dysfunction.
Nicholas Hart was allegedly speeding on a suspended license after two prior DUIs.
Carreño Was Shot 20 Times by Five Deputies
Carreño was shot 20 times by five deputies.
The Cumulative Effects of Drought, Fire, and Flood Reflect the Planet’s New Extreme Weather Regime
The cumulative effects of drought, fire, and flood reflect the planet’s new extreme weather regime.
Evacuation Map and Written Notice Outlined Different Neighborhoods
The evacuation map and written notice outlined different neighborhoods.
17 of 21 Victims Lived in Areas Only Under Warning
Seventeen of the 21 victims lived in areas only under warning.
“We will rebuild, and we will be renewed,” said director Steve Jacobsen.
Before and After Looks at San Ysidro Creek, Knowlwood Tennis Club Neighborhood, and Fernald Point
Before and after looks at San Ysidro Creek, the Knowlwood Tennis Club neighborhood, and Fernald Point.
Communicating Danger Before, During Disasters Is a Delicate, Difficult Business
Communicating danger before and during disasters is a delicate and difficult business.