Tyler Hayden

News Editor

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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.

Recent Stories

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Investigators Say Edison Power Lines Sparked Thomas Fire

Utility Pushes Back, Claiming Officials Mishandled and Ignored Evidence

The utility is pushing back, claiming officials mishandled and ignored evidence.

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The Casual Elegance of the New Miramar Hotel

Rick Caruso’s Ritzy Rosewood Miramar Beach Opens in Montecito

Rick Caruso’s ritzy Rosewood Miramar Beach opens in Montecito.

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Mental Wellness and Childcare

Signs of Trauma and Where to Get Help

Look for signs of trauma and find where to get help.

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Evacuating Your Pets

Preparing Supplies and Arranging Transport Can Save Critical Time

Preparing supplies and arranging transport can save critical time.

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The Go-Bag

Pack Enough to Survive On Your Own For at Least 72 Hours

Pack enough to survive on your own for at least 72 hours.

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Do You Live in a Red Zone?

And Do You Know the Difference Between a Flood Advisory and Flood Warning?

And do you know the difference between a Flood Advisory and a Flood Warning?

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Drag Racing Returns to Its Santa Barbara Roots

Santa Barbara Drags Takes Over Cabrillo Boulevard This Weekend

Santa Barbara Drags takes over Cabrillo Boulevard this weekend, March 8-9.

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The Santa Barbara Disaster Prep Guide

It’s Best to Plan Ahead for the Worst

It’s best to plan ahead for the worst.

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Best Emergency Information Sources

From Text Alerts to the Radio Ready System, There Are Options

From text alerts to the Radio Ready system, there are plenty of options.

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Guía de Preparación Para Desastres Naturales

Lo Mejor es Planear para lo Peor

Lo mejor es planear para lo peor.

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