Katy Atchison

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03 Mar 2022

Saving Comedy in the TL

Having a landlord threaten eviction is no laughing matter. The comedians and owners of The SetUp in the Tenderloin (the TL) have been in a silent battle with their new landlord for months with no end in sight. They have been working every angle to try and resolve the issue

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22 Feb 2022

The Love Letters Written to Alameda

For the month of February, we’ve all been able to enjoy the Alameda Love Letter mailboxes. We even learned more about the project from creator themselves. Recently, the mailboxes have been taken down and put into storage. But, I know we’re all curious.. what did some of the letters say?

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17 Jun 2022

The San Francisco Beer Passport is Here!

Step into a world of adventure with the San Francisco Beer Passport. There’s no better way to explore San Francisco than to literally drink it in. This passport is amazing! Each one contains 37 coupons to buy one beer, get a second beer FREE at 37 of the finest locally owned bars,

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woman stands in an empty part of a cleared out warehouse
21 Feb 2022

American Steel Artists Speak About Billionaires Evicting Them

Just 5 years after being purchased by 11-West, one of our most vibrant and imaginative artist communities in Oakland will be emptied out by this summer. The community of large scale industrial artists, fabricators, builders, and makers at American Steel in West Oakland is readying themselves for an upcoming eviction.

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14 Feb 2022

The Secret Story Behind Alameda’s Love Letter Mailboxes

Early Saturday morning the 12th, I received an anonymous message on Facebook stating: “I saw your post on Alameda Peeps about your story on the red love letter mailboxes. I can get you in contact with the person who created these on the condition that they stay anonymous?” Attached was

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10 Feb 2022

How BIG Hearts are Made in SF with Artist Todd Berman

Every spring, myself and a handful of other professionals with careers across art and multi-media volunteer our time to mentor students at Washington High School’s Multimedia Art Academy in Fremont. As part of this program, mentor’s introduce themselves and talk about what they are working on with a group of

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07 Feb 2022

Red Mailboxes Full of Love Letters Are Popping Up in Alameda

You have a valentine written just for you on Alameda. Freshly painted bright red mailboxes have been popping up in quiet neighborhood slow streets within Alameda. On the side of the box it reads: “Read a love letter. Write a love letter.” As you open the box, you see two

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03 Feb 2022

Oakland’s ‘Tiny’ Art Gallery Movement

If you’ve read my Troll Trail article, you know that I’m an art kid who loves anything that combines mischief and public art. When my neighbor snapped a photo of a small free little art gallery in Oakland, I had to go and see what it was all about. She

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robot looking handmade sculpture peeping behind a bridge
16 Sep 2021

Oakland’s Strange & Delightful “Troll Trail”

Deep in Oakland, imaginative trolls await you along the Bridgeview Troll Trail bringing the fun of art and creativity back into your life. What started out as just a way to bring in some fun during the all-consuming sadness of 2020, has turned into a collective art project.

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