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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Nessi Gomes Soothes Souls at Yoga Soup

Special Performance Included Sound Bath

The special performance included a sound bath.

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Lana Del Rey’s Sweet Sadness

Strong Bowl Show Impressive if Unsurprising

The strong S.B. Bowl show was impressive if unsurprising.

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Eat This: New Menu @ The Honey B

Chia Pudding, Spring Rolls, and Superfood Smoothies

Chia pudding, spring rolls, and superfood smoothies.

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Price, Postel & Parma Celebrates 165 Years

S.B. Law Firm Is Longest-Running in California

The S.B. law firm is the longest-running in California.

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Riviera Robotics Rock the Competition

Student Team Looks To Tournaments Ahead After Strong Year

The student team looks to tournaments ahead after a strong year.

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Little Village Foundation Shares California Sounds

A Look at S.Y.V. Nonprofit, plus Shows at SOhO and Velvet Jones

A look at the S.Y.V. nonprofit, plus shows at SOhO and Velvet Jones

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Armada Shares Sommelier Secrets

Carlos Mascherin Clues You In to Master Methods

Carlos Mascherin clues you in to master methods.

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Step into September on State

Ashanti, Ja Rule, plus Shows at Velvet, SOhO, Funzone

Ashanti and Ja Rule, plus shows at Velvet Jones, SOhO, and Funzone.

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Yoga Teaching in Santa Barbara

A Mecca for Training Programs and Practice

The city has long been a mecca for training programs and practitioners.

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Los Padres ForestWatch Defends Carrizo Plain

Nonprofit Resists Trump’s Monuments Review

The nonprofit resists Trump’s monuments review.

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