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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Four Westside Candidates Vie for City Council Seat

Special Election Set for June 5

The election for a District 3 representative will be held on June 5.

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City Extends Permit Fast-Track Program

Program Designs to Fill Commercial Vacancies Downtown

Storefront vacancies have dropped 2 percent since program launched in August.

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Bellosguardo: A Legacy in Limbo

Foundation Leadership Accused of Mismanagement, Nepotism, and Neglect

The foundation created to carry out Huguette Clark’s will is accused of mismanagement, nepotism, and neglect.

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Forbidden Gun Owners Tracked by State Justice Department

Program Finds 96 Santa Barbara County Residents Own Guns Illegally

Statewide tracking program found 96 Santa Barbara County residents own guns illegally.

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City Says Franceschi House Has Got to Go

Unsafe Historic Building Too Expensive to Save

The estimate to rehabilitate the historical building was nearly $7 million.

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The Working-Class Champions of the 93108 Fund

'No Social Security Numbers, No 1099s Required.'

“No Social Security numbers, no 1099s required.”

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Memories Rescued from the Mud

Belongings That Survived and the Stories They Tell

The belongings that survived and the stories they tell.

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Veterinarian Suicides Reflect Quiet Professional Crisis

Santa Barbara Animal Doctors Mourn Colleagues Tiffany Margolin and Amanda Lumsden

Santa Barbara's small animal-doctor community mourns Tiffany Margolin and Amanda Lumsden.

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Captain Ed Cassano Goes 6,000 Meters Under the Sea

Underwater ROV Exploration the Topic of Upcoming Maritime Museum Talk

Underwater ROV exploration is the topic of an upcoming Maritime Museum talk.

‘Annihilation’ Is Equal Parts Absorbing, Terrifying, and Discombobulating

Sci-fi Horror Leaves Your Brain Cramped and Exhausted

Sci-fi horror film swings through its visual achievements and storytelling failures so fast it’ll leave your brain cramped and exhausted by the end.

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