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.
Goleta Drummer Remembered, Plus Bad Suns and Prezident Brown
The Goleta drummer is remembered, plus Bad Suns and Prezident Brown.
Poke Salad, Grilled Baby Octopus, and Copper River Salmon Stand Out
Poke salad, grilled baby octopus, and Copper River salmon stand out.
Sushi, Wine, and Terroir Come Together in Pairing Feast
Sushi, wine, and terroir come together in a pairing feast.
SOhO Show Follows Last Year's Travel Technicality Troubles
The SOhO show follows last year's travel technicality troubles.
Profiles of Cool Careers, and the Latest Employment Trends in Santa Barbara County
Profiles of cool careers and the latest employment trends in Santa Barbara County.
Drone at Funzone, EDM at Velvet Jones, and Bluegrass at SOhO
See Drone at Funzone, EDM at Velvet Jones, and bluegrass at SOhO.
Mac N' Cheese Balls, Turkey Chipotle Burger, and Shrimp Tacos Among New Items
Mac n' cheese balls, the turkey chipotle burger, and shrimp tacos are among the new items.
Month-Long Program Features Transgender Works
The month-long program features transgender works.
Trump and Alcoholism Among Night's Hilarious and Sad Topics
Trump and alcoholism were among the night's hilarious and sad topics.
Co-owner Irwin Eve Discusses What Makes Their Eyewear Excellent
Co-owner Irwin Eve discusses what makes their eyewear excellent.