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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Cold Spring Barrier Five-Year Checkup

Cited as a 'Big Success'

The barrier is being cited as a 'big success.'

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Bomb Scare at UCSB

Abandoned backpack prompts student evacuation on I.V. killings anniversary.

“Alien: Covenant’

Prequel Has Nothing Left to Hide

This prequel has nothing left to hide, but does offer legitimate spookiness.

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Dog Mauling Victim Speaks Out

Rema Rainsford-Hunt Is On the Mend and On a Mission

Rema Rainsford-Hunt is on the mend and on a mission.

City Expands Smoking Ban

15-Year-Old Ordinance Overhauled With More Restrictions

Beaches, parks, sports fields, Stearns Wharf and other areas now off-limits.

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Jobs! Jobs! Jobs!

Profiles of Cool Careers, and the Latest Employment Trends in Santa Barbara County

Profiles of cool careers and the latest employment trends in Santa Barbara County.

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Hotchkiss Hops into Mayor's Race

The Republican Currently Stands Alone Against Two Democrats

The Republican currently stands alone against two Democrats.

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Carbajal, Schneider Resist Trump CDBG Cuts

Are Joined By Large Group of Nonprofit Leaders and Service Providers

They're joined by a large group of nonprofit leaders and service providers.

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High Copper Levels Detected in Drinking Water

Four Properties Test Far Above Health Standards

At least four properties have tested far above state and federal health standards.

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Sales Tax Proves Popular

Poll Reveals Voters Mostly Support a One-Cent Increase

A poll revealed voters mostly support a one-cent increase.

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