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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.
The Republican Currently Stands Alone Against Two Democrats
The Republican currently stands alone against two Democrats.
Are Joined By Large Group of Nonprofit Leaders and Service Providers
They're joined by a large group of nonprofit leaders and service providers.
Four Properties Test Far Above Health Standards
At least four properties have tested far above state and federal health standards.
Poll Reveals Voters Mostly Support a One-Cent Increase
A poll revealed voters mostly support a one-cent increase.
Cities Can't Agree on Who Should Pay for Traffic Impacts
The cities can't agree on who should pay for traffic impacts.
Pushing Back, Chief Luhnow Says Department Will Not 'Promote a Culture of Bullying' Among Officers
Pushing back, Chief Luhnow says her department will not "promote a culture of bullying" among officers.
Scarlett Johansson’s Stilted Delivery of Dumb Dialogue Never Rings True
Scarlett Johansson’s stilted delivery of mostly dumb dialogue never rings true.
City Orders Ten Cars to Be Placed In and Around Downtown
The city orders ten cars that'll be placed in and around the downtown corridor.
Stanford Study Details Benefits of State Law AB 60
Stanford study details benefits of state law AB 60.
The gray whale is stuck in a metal fishing frame.