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After the success of its initial location in Goleta, Kyle's Kitchen has opened a second restaurant at 791 Chapala St., Santa Barbara . A grand-opening event and ribbon-cutting with Mayor Helene Schneider is planned for 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, May 27. Ribbon-cutting will be at noon.


Before the defending NBA champion Cleveland Cavaliers and the former defending champion Golden State Warriors open their third-straight championship series, Noozhawk will have launched the first voting round of our Noozhawk Asks "public-powered journalism" project. You'll be able to vote on four of the submissions that merit more in-depth reporting.


Wine bar and cafA© Satellite will open next month in front of Impact Hub at 1117 State St. in Santa Barbara. Drew Cuddy, above, the wine aficionado behind the establishment, says the wine retailer also will will offer sandwiches, soups, salads and snacks, and catering.


Ticketing platform software company Cryptix took home the $10,000 top prize at the UC Santa Barbara New Venture Competition on May 24. Hosted by the school's Technology Management Program, the competition is the origin of such Santa Barbara companies as Inogen, Apeel Sciences, TrackR, Salty Girl Seafood and others. All of the participants walked away with some seed capital, but second place winner Delta Leaf Labs took home two checks worth a combined $12,500.


Engine failure led to the crash of a sightseeing helicopter that resulted in injuries to the pilot and two passengers earlier this month, according to a preliminary report released by the National Transportation Safety Board . Two Westmont College alumni, Courtney Crosby and Turner Conrad, were seriously injured in the crash, and pilot Michael Ower, owner of the helicopter tour company, also was hurt.


Hearts Therapeutic Equestrian Center will host its 27th Annual Student Horse Show & Tack Sale showcasing riders of all ages and capabilities 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, June 3, at their riding facilities, 4420 Calle Real, Santa Barbara. The day will celebrate the organization's student riders as they demonstrate their equitation skills before supporters, family and friends.


This is also seen in that there is no romance in this film. Instead, the lover is sacrificed to gain evil power, and Arthur's mother dies leaving him to be raised in a brothel instead of a palace.


The two-vehicle accident occurred at about 7:40 a.m. a half mile north of Windy Gap, according to the California Highway Patrol. Welcome to Noozhawk Asks , a new feature in which you ask the questions, you help decide what Noozhawk investigates, and you work with us to find the answers.


Patty DeDominic, International Women's Festivals founder, and Santa Barbara Mayor Helene Schneider have been named the 2017 Women of Achievement Award winners by the Association for Women in Communications, Santa Barbara Chapter. For the past 10 years, the Association for Women in Communications, Santa Barbara Chapter has championed the advancement of women by recognizing excellence in leadership.


As the tragedy of May 23, 2014 reminds the UC Santa Barbara community and families of those lost, the memorial scholarships designed to commemorate the six victims allow the students' legacies to carry on through fellow students. The scholarships were created by university administration with the families of George Chen, Christopher Michaels-Martinez, James Hong, Katherine Cooper, David Wang and Veronika Weiss, the six UCSB students killed three years ago.


The 17th annual Santa Barbara Heart Ball, a fundraiser supporting the American Heart Association, raised nearly $80,000 to fight cardiovascular disease and stroke. The event, held May 13 at the Coral Casino Beach and Cabana Club in Santa Barbara, is hosted annually to fund critical research that helps fight cardiovascular disease and strokes.


How do you celebrate a public library building's 100th anniversary? If you live in Santa Barbara, write a book. Not only write a book, but have many of Santa Barbara's top authors write for it.


Eric Small has been elected to the Board of Directors for Opera Santa Barbara. Small is a yoga practitioner and advocate for its use in treating multiple sclerosis and other disorders.


Twenty-six students from Santa Barbara County were selected for the Santa Barbara Foundation's 2017 Fleischmann and Spaulding awards, honoring academic excellence and dedication to community service. In total, $66,500 was distributed this year.


Friends and relatives on Tuesday remembered Towbes, who passed away last month, as an ambitious businessman, avid tennis player, leading philanthropist, world traveler, humble friend and loving family man. More than 1,000 community members paid tribute to a man described as having tremendous energy, whose dedication to building workforce-priced housing and philanthropic legacy will help the arts, youth and education, social welfare and medical and health services sectors for generations.


A crowd gatherered Tuesday night in Isla Vista's Anisq'Oyo Park to commemorate the victims killed in the Isla Vista massacre three years ago. Richard Martinez, who son Christopher Michaels-Martinez was among six UCSB students killed during the Isla Vista Massacre three years ago, speaks to the crowd Tuesday night during a cermony honoring the victims.


The Santa Barbara Independent proudly laid claim to numerous awards at the Better Newspaper ceremony hosted by the California News Publisher Association , and to graphic designers Ciccati and Caitlin Fitch for layout and design on the Community Arts Workshop, Staycation, and Nell Campbell stories. Our Education issue won second place as a Best Niche Product for the ads folks, as did the Locals' Brew Bracket for Best New Advertising Idea.

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