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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.
Santa Barbara Public Library Digitizes More than 2,500 Historic Images
Santa Barbara Public Library digitizes more than 2,500 historic images.
Regular Trainings Provided by Department and Private Companies
Regular trainings are provided by the department and private companies.
Union-Only Construction-Bid Issue Goes to City Council
Union-only construction-bid issue, proposed by Councilmember Gregg Hart, goes next to City Council.
Officials Urge Residents to Sign Up for 'Aware & Prepare'
Official urge residents to sign up for 'Aware & Prepare.'
Jeff Wapner Returns Home to Create New Company
Jeff Wapner returns home to Santa Barbara to create his new company.
Council Recognizes Both for Second Monday in October
Coucilmembers recognize both for second Monday in October.
Lawn Bowlers, Farmers Dispute Proposed Locations
Lawn bowlers, farmers dispute proposed locations.
Nonprofit Accused of Shirking Mission and Catering to Rich
The nonprofit is accused of shirking its mission and catering to the rich.
County Launches Parcel-Based Strategy
County launches parcel-based strategy.
Policy Would Prioritize Local Crews Over Out-Of-Towners
Policy would prioritize local crews over out-of-towners.