From the first sirens wailing Friday night until the sun rose, The Santa Barbara Independent‘s news staff began to cover the Isla Vista shootings, a story that hit too close to home for these I.V. vets: (clockwise from center) News Editor Tyler Hayden, UCSB Class of ‘09; Senior Editor Matt Kettmann, Class of ‘99; photographer Paul Wellman, manager of I.V.’s Morninglory Music in the ‘90s; reporter Kelsey Brugger, Class of ‘13; reporter Lyz Hoffman, Class of ‘12; and Executive Editor Nick Welsh, who dreamed of Isla Vista while studying at the University of Wisconsin in the ‘70s.

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