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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Transgender Community Space Opens

Lisa's Place Is One of a Kind

Lisa's Place is one of a kind.

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Meet the New Crop of Santa Barbara Resisters

Tough and Energized, They're Swinging High and Hitting Hard

Tough and energized, they're swinging high and hitting hard.

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State Street: Chuck Berry, Strand of Oaks, and Fuzjn

The Rock Legend Passes, plus New Music about Living On

The rock legend passes, plus new music about living on.

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Lucidity Evolves In Year Six

Eudaimonia Celebrates Collective Experience

Eudaimonia celebrates collective experience.

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Starry Nites Festival Has Mellow Kickoff

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.

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Chef’s Corner: Jen Jasinski

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.

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Beefhearts Pop-Up’s Popping Off

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.

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Exploring Golden Canyon in Death Valley National Park

Gower Gulch Loop Is One of the Park’s Best Hikes.

The Gower Gulch loop is one of the park’s best hikes.

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Spring Happenings 2017

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.

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The Mutineers Host Brewhouse St. Pat’s Show

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.

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