Tony Daquipa

Tony Daquipa is a dad, bureaucrat, PTA Officer, photographer, hop farmer, collector of East Oakland rainwater, urban bicyclist, union thug, karaoke diva, grumpy old man, storyteller, and preserver of history.

Stories by Tony

Trash Can Mosaic Art

On a cloudless but cold Saturday morning, two volunteers wearing fluorescent vests kneel in front of trash receptacles on the sidewalk along East 14th Street[Read more]

Undercover Healing

“Forget about whatever you did. Just feel your heart.” -Kokou Soglo Katamani Every student in the room said that they would do it all again[Read more]

A Place Where Community Happens

“We’re all different, but we all have that love for Sequoia.” -Zachary Hile At the risk of missing the start of Game 1 of the[Read more]

Dad Hip Hop

“It wasn’t hard to be a Tupac fan when I was in high school,” says Oakland rapper, music producer, record label owner, and dad, Tahajiye[Read more]

My Salvation

I stared deeply into his brown eyes, not because I was trying to avoid looking at the graphic carnage that had been inflicted upon the[Read more]