Richie DeMaria

Richie DeMaria is a Santa Barbara native who feels very fortunate to be working for the Santa Barbara Independent. He is grateful for the opportunity to write about music, movies, food, the outdoors, and interesting people. He enjoys spending his slim amounts of spare time with family and friends, practicing yoga, hanging at the beach, making music of his own, and escaping to the wilderness. With crownlike appendages, red fins, and a greatly elongated, undulating body, he is also believed to be the origin of many sea serpent tales.

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Draughtsmen Sponsors Blondes vs. Brunettes

Goleta Taproom Joins Fight Against Alzheimer’s with Flag Football

The Goleta taproom joins the fight against Alzheimer’s with flag football.

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Eat This: New Menu at Angel Oak

Chef Vincent Lesage Concocts Culinary Excellence with a Hint of Surprise

Chef Vincent Lesage concocts culinary excellent with a hint of surprise.

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Melodee Meyer Talks Martial Arts

Santa Barbara Coach and Author Talks Health Benefits of Self-Defense

The Santa Barbara Coach and author talks about the health benefits of self-defense.

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Hiking Yosemite’s Pohono Trail

A Perfect Valley Overnight Or Day-Hike For Solitude

A perfect Valley overnight or day-hike for solitude.

Mental Health Arts Festival Returns

The Mental Wellness Center Celebrates with Arts Festival

The Mental Wellness Center celebrates with Arts Festival

Dingle: Our Sister City

Artist Thomas Van Stein Talks Sister City Committee Visit to Ireland

Artist Thomas Van Stein talks about the Sister City Committee’s visit to Ireland.

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Tributes In Photos and Music

Alan Kozlowski Talks at SOhO, and Shelter Remembers Daniel Collier

Alan Kozlowski talks at SOhO, and shelter remembers Daniel Collier.

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Dancing Under the Stars at Paseo Nuevo

Yes Dance!’s Free Event Has Swing, Salsa, and Kizomba

Yes Dance!’s free event has swing, salsa, and kizomba.

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Meditate Under the Moon at East Beach

Rupa Meditation’s Tom O’Brien Offers Full Moon Meditation Workshop

Rupa Meditation’s Tom O’Brien offers full moon meditation workshop.

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Eat This: Black Sheep’s Three-Course Menu

Anchovies and Bone Marrow are Small Bites with Big Flavors

Anchovies and bone marrow come as small bites with big flavors.

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