Kayley Ryan

I thrive off the written word, attending to the smallest punctuation while seeing a story's overall structure and flow. You'll find varied interests and career paths among my work, but these all have writing in common. The stories I take most pride in highlight individuals through immersive research and reflection.

City to approve Westcliff rezoning, tackle loopholes that allow "stealth dorms"

The TCU overlay, which restricts the number of unrelated people who can live in single-family homes near the university, isn’t enough for many people in the Westcliff and Westcliff West neighborhoods. Residents there said they are still plagued with parties, noise and congested parking, as duplexes and multiplexes have become the latest “stealth dorms.” The greatest concern for residents is not traditional duplexes, but duplexes targeted at college students, said councilwoman Ann Zadeh...

Westcliff bike giveaway rewards perfect attendance at school

Fifth-grader Abril Martinez earned her first bicycle by coming to class every day at Westcliff Elementary. Martinez is one of 21 kids at the school who have benefited from a program that rewards students for perfect attendance. The idea for “Wheels for Westcliff” began with Cathy Cushman, a former president of the Westcliff Parent Teacher Association. Cushman remembers riding her bike everywhere as a kid. “I used to put my feet on the handlebars..."