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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.
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.
The Goal Is to Go Completely Clean by 2030
The goal is to go completely clean by 2030.
The Why and How of Composting in Santa Barbara
The why and how of composting in Santa Barbara.
Is Vandenberg Air Force Base Our Best Defense or Our Greatest Risk?
Will the Star Wars program at Vandenberg Air Force Base make us a North Korean target?
Cited as a 'Big Success'
The barrier is being cited as a 'big success.'
Abandoned backpack prompts student evacuation on I.V. killings anniversary.
Prequel Has Nothing Left to Hide
This prequel has nothing left to hide, but does offer legitimate spookiness.