Letter from the editors

Dear Reader,

We lost a close friend and essential Oatmealer this past August. David Getman was a beloved member of the Berkeley-Oakland community who contributed incredible stories, music, and art to the magazine ever since it was hatched in the study room of the Castro co-op in 2011. We don’t think we’ll ever meet anyone as creative, compassionate, and hilarious as David was, and our hearts and thoughts go out to all of David’s friends and family who are feeling this tremendous loss. It is with endless love and gratitude for David’s beautiful friendships and brilliant art that we dedicate this issue, and all of our future projects, to our inspiring and wonderful friend Diva D.

Claire & Trisha