Oakland Tribune Outtakes

Notes from Oakland, Berkeley and in between

By awoodall
Friday, January 15th, 2010 at 8:54 pm in Uncategorized.

For days I have been running back and forth reporting stories on everything from mortgage loan modification software to a Cambodian Buddhist temple coup, and from TheatreFIRST’s upcoming show to the murder of Dewey Tucker, bassist for among others Lauryn Hill, The Coup, Kev Choice and Goapele. (Story will is on hold until Saturday online. In the Trib Sunday. Not totally sure why.)  Busy week. Then today the news popped up that Lorenzo Hoopes, who is pro-Prop 8, is a candidate for the Paramount Theatre’s board of directors. The way it popped up in my e-mail: “WTF. Dellums wants to appoint leader of local pro-Prop 8 campaign to Paramount Theater Board. Opposition mounting on Facebook.”
The “Paramount — No place for Homophobia” Facebook page (Sean Sullivan) explains the arrangement better. But just so there is no other mistake: Dellums cannot appoint anyone to the Paramount board.

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  1. Maria Says:

    Change.org is running a petition asking the Mayor Dellums to find someone else for the position: http://gayrights.change.org/actions/view/tell_the_city_of_oakland_no_homophobic_board_appointments

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