Katy Atchison

22 Sep 2023

Inside Oakland’s Most Unique House: The Moonlight Manor

The Moonlight Manor is Oakland’s most unique house with artistically themed rooms built by a community of talented Bay Area artists. Last week, I had the privilege of touring this space and sitting down with the owner to unveil the fascinating and touching true story behind this exceptional home and

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22 Sep 2023

Hip Hop Fairyland: A Celebration of Music & Community

This Sunday, September 24th, Oakland’s beloved Fairyland will host “Hip Hop Fairyland & the Healthy Dragon” bringing together the East Bay’s love for hip hop and community. Celebrate 50 golden years of hip hop at this special event. It’s packed with local legends such as interactive workshops and performances by

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19 Jul 2023

The East Bay Beer Passport is Here!

Step into a world of adventure with the 2023-2024 East Bay Beer Passport! There’s no better way to explore the East Bay than to literally drink it in. Each passport contains 27 coupons to buy one beer, get a second beer FREE at 27 of the finest locally owned breweries,

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15 Sep 2023

Artist All-Call to Beautify Hayward with 2 Public Murals

It’s not every day that you stumble upon an artist all-call for a city project. Hayward is welcoming artist applications for the creation of two murals which will soon become the home of the Stack Youth and Family Center (The Stack Center). Phase 1 of the project will be started

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15 Sep 2023

The Real Reason You Should Have Gone to Burning Man

I’m ready for the haters who go in on me for loving Burning Man. I will admit, I sometimes roll my eyes at folks who make it their whole life. You won’t see me sporting a bumper sticker or going to every burner event in The Bay. But if you

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08 Sep 2023

Burning Man was WAY Better Than What the News Portrayed

As we waded through the mud toward our camp, my campmate’s ham radio suddenly experienced an overabundance of activity. It was a bit hard for me to hear the exact words but a woman’s voice broke through and said something that stopped us in our tracks, “There are reports of

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01 Sep 2023

The Most Versatile Music Venue in The Bay is 50 Years Old

I’ve set a new goal to explore every music venue in The Bay Area, even though I’ve been to most due to growing up here. However, there are still surprises and unexplored places.  Last week, I attended a show at Ashkenaz in Berkeley and was amazed by its versatility. While

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25 Aug 2023

Beyond the Board: Insights from a Local Chess Grandmaster

Growing up in San Jose, Chess Grandmaster Vinay Bhat achieved the distinction of becoming the youngest National Master at the age of ten. He currently has the esteemed title of Grandmaster, the second highest rank in chess (the top being World Champion which is given to the top player). Recently,

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18 Aug 2023

16 Artists Unite: Secession Art & Design’s 16th Anniversary

We love a great group art show. Starting August 24th, you can view the work of 16 local artists at  Secession Art & Design’s 16th anniversary showcase in Bernal Heights. The collective of talented artists are coming back together with art that draws inspiration from textiles with bold color stories.

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