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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.
Winner of June Election Fills Mayor Cathy Murillo's Seat
New councilmember won June election and fills Mayor Cathy Murillo's seat.
How the County Flubbed Its Emergency Messaging
How the county flubbed its emergency messaging.
Mark McIntire Violated College Ethics Code, but Is Cleared of Title IX Complaints
Mark McIntire violated college ethics code, but is cleared of Title IX complaints.
Studios Will Welcome Low-Income Seniors and Veterans
The new studios will be built for low-income seniors and veterans.
Mandatory Evacuations Underway North of Cathedral Oaks Road Between La Patera and Patterson
Mandatory evacuations are underway north of Cathedral Oaks Road between La Patera and Patterson.
State Grant to Provide Signage, Enforcement
A state grant will fund more signage and enforcement.
Sanctuary Founder Jeffyne Telson Publishes New Book, ‘Cat Tails’
Sanctuary founder Jeffyne Telson publishes new book, “Cat Tails.”
Amy and Jeff Devers Launch Two Peas Organics with Early Success
Amy and Jeff Devers launch Two Peas Organics with early success.
Search committee ramps up hunt for executive director.
Pedestrians, age 91 and 50, were walking near Linden Avenue at Ninth Street in Carpinteria.