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Community Photo of the Week: High on the Paramount Sign

on February 8, 2012

Oakland North is continuing with our feature. Every week, we will publish a photo submitted by one of our readers. This week’s photo is by Ricardo Moran.

Moran snapped this photo of a worker on top of the Paramount Theatre sign from his office at the Ella Baker Center. “When I first saw that man on top of the Paramount sign I was a bit frightened because it struck me as really unsafe,” Moran wrote in an e-mail. “But he looked very calm and had some safety equipment so then I thought about how much work it must take to keep the sign looking great.”

If you’d like to contribute to “community photo of the week,” just send a favorite photograph taken in Oakland to with the subject: PHOTO. Please make all photographs large-sized and in jpeg format.

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