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.
Lisa's Place Is One of a Kind
Lisa's Place is one of a kind.
Tough and Energized, They're Swinging High and Hitting Hard
Tough and energized, they're swinging high and hitting hard.
The Rock Legend Passes, plus New Music about Living On
The rock legend passes, plus new music about living on.
Eudaimonia Celebrates Collective Experience
Eudaimonia celebrates collective experience.
The Low-Key Rock Fest Featured The Kills, The Dandy Warhols, Cat Power
The low-key rock fest featured The Kills, The Dandy Warhols, and Cat Power.
James Beard Award–Winning SBCC Grad Returns for Cooking Up Dreams
The James Beard Award–winning SBCC grad returns to S.B. for Cooking Up Dreams.
Chefs Nick Bodden and Ronald Allen Crank Out Creative Takes on Comfort Food
Chefs Nick Bodden and Ronald Allen crank out creative takes on comfort food.
Gower Gulch Loop Is One of the Park’s Best Hikes.
The Gower Gulch loop is one of the park’s best hikes.
Swing Into Spring with These Upcoming Events and Activities in and Around Santa Barbara
Swing into spring with these upcoming events and activities in and around Santa Barbara.
S.B.-Portland Band Joined by Matt Armor and The Matters
The S.B.-Portland band will be joined by Matt Armor and The Matters.