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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 Star of Chef Kirk DeLong’s New Heritage Menu at the Hilton Santa Barbara Beachfront Resort
The star of Chef Kirk DeLong’s new heritage menu at the Hilton Santa Barbara Beachfront Resort.
New Census Data Shows Population Shrinking 24 Percent Since 2011
New census data shows their population has shrunk by 24 percent since 2011.
Three Dozen Faculty Signed Letter Condemning College's Inaction
Three dozen faculty members signed a letter condemning the college's inaction.
Dr. Hongjun Zhou was arrested September 6.
The $582 million program would replace and improve equipment
Lois & Walter Capps Project Hosts Successful Our Common Table Event
Lois & Walter Capps Project hosts successful Our Common Table event.
Should Property Owners Do More to Save State Street?
Should property owners do more to save State Street?
How Black Gold Has Brightened and Darkened Santa Barbara
The exhibit examines how black gold has brightened and darkened Santa Barbara.
A $30,000 donation will pay for the new equipment.
Russell Bradley Arrives from Farallon Islands
Russell Bradley arrives from Farallon Islands.