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Richie DeMaria

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Homegrown Fineries with Poetics of the Handmade

Holiday Makers’ Market Features Santa Barbara Artisans and Craftspeople

Holiday makers’ market features Santa Barbara artisans and craftspeople.

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Songwriters & Radios Go ’Round

SOhO’s 805 Rockers, KCSB’s Courtyard Concert, and more

SOhO’s 805 rockers, KCSB’s courtyard concert, and more

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Trucking On with Derek Trucks

Tedeschi Trucks Cofounder Talks Music Before Arlington Show

The Tedeschi Trucks Band cofounder talks music before the Arlington show.

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Odesza and Sofi Tukker Play Santa Barbara

EDM Masters Close Out the Bowl Season

Electronic dance music masters close out the Bowl season.

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Ace Rivington Opens in La Arcada

Stylish Store Offers Custom-Tailored Jeans

Stylish clothier offers custom-tailored jeans.

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Music to Fall for This Weekend

Parting Lines, Kacey Johansing, Van Goat, and Easter Teeth

Parting Lines, Kacey Johansing, Van Goat, and Easter Teeth

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Andrew Bird’s Sound World

Violin Visionary Shares ‘Echolocations: River’ at UCSB

The violin visionary shares Echolocations: River at UCSB.

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Staying Spirited with Weyes Blood, Father John Misty

The Two’s Spiritual Rock Hits the Arlington; Killer Kaya Returns

The two’s spiritual rock hits the Arlington, and Killer Kaya returns.

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Through Ira’s Looking Glass

A Talk with the ‘This American Life’ Host Ahead of Granada Appearance

A talk with the ‘This American Life’ host ahead of his Granada appearance.

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Talking with The Flaming Lips' Wayne Coyne

Frontman Discusses New Songs, Fantasy, and the Loch Ness Monster

Frontman discusses new songs, fantasy, and the Loch Ness Monster.

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August Ridge Showcases Paso Robles Flavors

New La Arcada Tasting Room Offers Northern Italian Varietals

The new La Arcada tasting room offers northern Italian varietals.

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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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State Street: Rocking Through August

New Releases by Kinothek, Venice, and The Only Ocean, and New Guitars.

New releases by Kinothek, Venice, and the Only Ocean, and new guitars.

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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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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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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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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.