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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 Officials Worked Hard But Struggled to Convey the True Dangers of the Storm
County officials worked hard but struggled to convey the true dangers of the storm.
Graphic Designer Gen Matsui Found His Way to Give Back
Graphic designer Gen Matsui found his way to give back.
Leaders Also Mull Ways to Protect Economy from Next Disaster
Leaders also mull ways to protect our economy from the next disaster.
Professor Faces Backlash After Raising Concerns About Guest Lecturer
A chemistry professor is facing backlash after raising concerns about a guest lecturer.
Science, Tech, and Health Converge in New State Street Fitness Center
Science, tech, and health converge in new State Street fitness center.
But Many Remain in Desperate Need of a Home
But many remain in desperate need of a home.
Decrease Attributed to Disaster Impacts on Businesses
The decrease was likely caused by this winter’s back-to-back natural disasters.
The Election Games Begin in Race to Represent the Westside
The election games begin in race to represent Santa Barbara's Westside.
Go Behind the Scenes of NASA’s First Interplanetary Launch from Vandenberg Air Force Base
Go Behind the Scenes of NASA’s First Interplanetary Launch from Vandenberg Air Force Base.
Edmund and Thackory Are on Display for a Year
Edmund and Thackory are on display for a year.