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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.
Cited as a 'Big Success'
The barrier is being cited as a 'big success.'
Abandoned backpack prompts student evacuation on I.V. killings anniversary.
Prequel Has Nothing Left to Hide
This prequel has nothing left to hide, but does offer legitimate spookiness.
Rema Rainsford-Hunt Is On the Mend and On a Mission
Rema Rainsford-Hunt is on the mend and on a mission.
15-Year-Old Ordinance Overhauled With More Restrictions
Beaches, parks, sports fields, Stearns Wharf and other areas now off-limits.
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.
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.