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Richie DeMaria

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Moby, ‘More Fast Songs About the Apocalypse’

Moby and The Void Pacific Choir Deliver Hard, Fast Sounds

Moby and The Void Pacific Choir deliver hard, fast sounds.

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Bryan Ferry to Play Santa Barbara Bowl

Legendary Performer Will Mix Solo and Roxy Music Hits

The legendary performer will mix solo and Roxy Music hits.

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Santa Barbara Celebrates Peace Week

Paper Cranes, Sand Sculptures, and Meditation Mark Hiroshima Anniversary

Paper cranes, sand sculptures, and meditation mark the Hiroshima anniversary.

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Meet Fiesta 2017’s Saint Barbara

Robin Hill Cederlof to Portray the City’s Patron Saint

Robin Hill Cederlof to portray the city’s patron saint.

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Get to Know the 2017 Spirits of Fiesta

2017 Spirit Norma Escárcega and Junior Spirit Eve Flores

2017 Spirit Norma Escárcega and Junior Spirit Eve Flores

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Old Spanish Days La Presidente

Rhonda Ledson Henderson Heads Up Fiesta 2017

Rhonda Ledson Henderson heads up Fiesta 2017.

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Viva La Música at Fiesta

Enjoy Old Favorites Like Spencer the Gardener and Anthony Prieto

Enjoy old favorites like Spencer the Gardener and Anthony Prieto.

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Positively State Street: The Calm Before Fiesta

Zach Madden, Leslie Lembo, Jamey Geston Play Pre-Fiesta Shows

Zach Madden, Leslie Lembo, Jamey Geston play pre-Fiesta shows.

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A Coding Camp for Girls

Dos Pueblos High and UCSB Host STEM-Intensive Summer Camp

Dos Pueblos High and UCSB host a STEM-intensive summer camp.

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Draughtsmen Sponsors Blondes vs. Brunettes

Goleta Taproom Joins Fight Against Alzheimer’s with Flag Football

The Goleta taproom joins the fight against Alzheimer’s with flag football.

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Eat This: New Menu at Angel Oak

Chef Vincent Lesage Concocts Culinary Excellence with a Hint of Surprise

Chef Vincent Lesage concocts culinary excellent with a hint of surprise.

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Melodee Meyer Talks Martial Arts

Santa Barbara Coach and Author Talks Health Benefits of Self-Defense

The Santa Barbara Coach and author talks about the health benefits of self-defense.

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Hiking Yosemite’s Pohono Trail

A Perfect Valley Overnight Or Day-Hike For Solitude

A perfect Valley overnight or day-hike for solitude.

Mental Health Arts Festival Returns

The Mental Wellness Center Celebrates with Arts Festival

The Mental Wellness Center celebrates with Arts Festival

Dingle: Our Sister City

Artist Thomas Van Stein Talks Sister City Committee Visit to Ireland

Artist Thomas Van Stein talks about the Sister City Committee’s visit to Ireland.

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Tributes In Photos and Music

Alan Kozlowski Talks at SOhO, and Shelter Remembers Daniel Collier

Alan Kozlowski talks at SOhO, and shelter remembers Daniel Collier.

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Dancing Under the Stars at Paseo Nuevo

Yes Dance!’s Free Event Has Swing, Salsa, and Kizomba

Yes Dance!’s free event has swing, salsa, and kizomba.

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Meditate Under the Moon at East Beach

Rupa Meditation’s Tom O’Brien Offers Full Moon Meditation Workshop

Rupa Meditation’s Tom O’Brien offers full moon meditation workshop.

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Eat This: Black Sheep’s Three-Course Menu

Anchovies and Bone Marrow are Small Bites with Big Flavors

Anchovies and bone marrow come as small bites with big flavors.

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Eating Green

A Few of the Area’s Best Veggie and Vegan Burgers

A few of the area’s best veggie and vegan burgers.

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Eat This: CaliCabbage

Babé Farms and Susie Q’s Collaborate on Cabbage Kit

Babé Farms and Susie Q’s collaborate on cabbage kit.

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Phillips, Topol, Watkins, and Irion Sing the 805

SOhO's Songwriter Round Up Showcases Santa Barbara Talents

SOhO's Songwriter Round Up showcases Santa Barbara talents. 

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Santa Barbara: Your Staycation Destination

Why Home Is the Best Place to Travel This Summer

Why home is the best place to travel this summer.

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Going on a Santa Barbara Soundwalk

Hearing the city in a Whole New Way

Hear the city in a whole new way.

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Hike up to Sheep Camp from Lockwood Valley

This Gradual Ascent Through Sacred Lands Is a Great Weekender

This gradual ascent through sacred lands is a great weekender.

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Dropout Drops In to SOhO

Santa Barbara Electronic Duo Forges Forward with Integrity

The Santa Barbara electronic duo forges forward with integrity.

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Camp Out at Cachuma

June Kicks Off Best Summer in Years to Visit Lake

Lake Cachuma Recreation Area bubbles to life after rainy winter.

It Comes At Night

Survivalist Horror Flick Surreal Thought-Provoker

Playing on fears, this survivalist horror flick is a surreal thought-provoker.

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Aloe Can You Go?

Inside Tom Cole's Plant Wonderland

Going inside Tom Cole's plant wonderland.

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Santa Barbara Botanic Garden’s Water-Wise Ways

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.

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Ishi-Dōrō Light the Path at Lotusland

Following Histories Made by Migrants at Lotusland

Following the histories shaped by Japanese migrants at Lotusland.

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Goya Through Jeanne Smith Morgan’s Eyes

Santa Barbara Author, Watts Towers Preservationist Shares Goya Sketches

The Santa Barbara author and Watts Towers preservationist shares Goya sketches.

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Eating Vegetarian at Finch & Fork

Chef James Siao Showcases Spring Bounty

Chef James Siao showcases a spring bounty with new menu items.

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Gay and Katie Hendricks on Relating Consciously

Renowned Experts Discuss Improving Relationships at Unity of S.B.

The renowned experts discuss improving relationships at Unity of S.B.

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Shows to See in June’s First Week

Baths at SOhO, Ska at Del Pueblo Café, and Tribute Bands

See Baths at SOhO, ska at Del Pueblo Café, and tribute bands.

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Air's Musical Spaceship to Visit S.B. Bowl

Cofounder Nicolas Godin Talks 20 Year Anniversary, Nostalgia, and Coolness

Cofounder Nicolas Godin talks 20-year anniversary, nostalgia, and coolness.

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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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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.

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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.

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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Buscador Opens New Tasting Room in Buellton

Philosophical Owner Matt Kowalczyk Pours ‘Truth and Integrity in Wine.’

The philosophical owner Matt Kowalczyk pours ‘truth and integrity in wine.’

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Chip Kidd Talks Iconic Book Covers

Designer of More Than 1,500 Book Jackets Speaks at UCSB

The designer of more than 1,500 book jackets speaks at UCSB.

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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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Beer Festival Season Kicks Off

Three Brew Bashes Start the Month of May

Three brew bashes start in the month of May.

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SBCC Hosts CommUNITY Festival

Event Aims to Help Homeless, Recruit Volunteers

The event aims to help the homeless and recruit volunteers.