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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Zogfest Honors Erik Herzog

Goleta Drummer Remembered, Plus Bad Suns and Prezident Brown

The Goleta drummer is remembered, plus Bad Suns and Prezident Brown.

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Eat This: New Menu Items @ Kanaloa Seafood

Poke Salad, Grilled Baby Octopus, and Copper River Salmon Stand Out

Poke salad, grilled baby octopus, and Copper River salmon stand out.

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Surf Meets Turf at Star Lane-Dierberg

Sushi, Wine, and Terroir Come Together in Pairing Feast

Sushi, wine, and terroir come together in a pairing feast.

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Trio Balkan Strings Makes S.B. Debut

SOhO Show Follows Last Year's Travel Technicality Troubles

The SOhO show follows last year's travel technicality troubles.

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Jobs! Jobs! Jobs!

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.

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Great Shows for Mother’s Day Weekend

Drone at Funzone, EDM at Velvet Jones, and Bluegrass at SOhO

See Drone at Funzone, EDM at Velvet Jones, and bluegrass at SOhO.

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Eat This: New Eureka! Burger Eats

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.

Pollock Theater Hosts Trans Media Series

Month-Long Program Features Transgender Works

The month-long program features transgender works.

David Sedaris Mines Tragicomic Gold at Arlington

Trump and Alcoholism Among Night's Hilarious and Sad Topics

Trump and alcoholism were among the night's hilarious and sad topics.

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Occhiali's Optimum Optometry

Co-owner Irwin Eve Discusses What Makes Their Eyewear Excellent

Co-owner Irwin Eve discusses what makes their eyewear excellent.

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