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.
Hearing the city in a Whole New Way
Hear the city in a whole new way.
Why Home Is the Best Place to Travel This Summer
Why home is the best place to travel this summer.
This Gradual Ascent Through Sacred Lands Is a Great Weekender
This gradual ascent through sacred lands is a great weekender.
Santa Barbara Electronic Duo Forges Forward with Integrity
The Santa Barbara electronic duo forges forward with integrity.
June Kicks Off Best Summer in Years to Visit Lake
Lake Cachuma Recreation Area bubbles to life after rainy winter.
Survivalist Horror Flick Surreal Thought-Provoker
Playing on fears, this survivalist horror flick is a surreal thought-provoker.
Following Histories Made by Migrants at Lotusland
Following the histories shaped by Japanese migrants at Lotusland.
Inside Tom Cole's Plant Wonderland
Going inside Tom Cole's plant wonderland.
Taking an Eco-Friendly Approach to Watering Native Plants
The S.B. Botanic Garden is using drought-friendly methods to water a new collection of native plants 90 years in the making.
Santa Barbara Author, Watts Towers Preservationist Shares Goya Sketches
The Santa Barbara author and Watts Towers preservationist shares Goya sketches.