Friday, April 27, 2018

All those Murphys Creek Theater promises.....

   Around 10 years ago, Dixon Collins was on the Board of the Murphys Creek Theater and Graham Green was running the group.

   Green made no bones about wanting his own theatre.
The Black Bart Theater is owned by Calaveras County and they ran off the Black Bart Players, saying they weren't using the theater enough and it was totally run down.

   To get the Calaveras Supervisors to give it to Graham and Collins and the Murphys Creek Theater, Dixon Collins went before the Board of Supervisors and let's just say LIED, as many know Dixon Collins was very good at.

   He boasted and guffawed that he had over a million dollars in GRANTS 'lined up' and all they needed was to have a signed lease.

   He promised, along with Green, that it would be a remarkable theater when they finished, and could be used by all.

   Of course, that never happened!!  I called Collins out on his lies many times and he was not friendly to women who challenged him.

   Now we find that Green is gone and there is a new Board of Directors at Murphys Creek. Most all of the history on line is no longer available, including mentions of Green.

   The new board is now looking for MORE donations to fix up the building!! WHAT???  What did they do with the millions they promised the county they were getting?

   We called Michael Oliveira to find out what in the heck is going on and when the contract is coming up.  We also called Callaway to remind her that SHE was responsible for Green and Collins and that bunch getting the FREE building for all these years.

    We understand that they aren't even allowing anyone else to use the theater, even those who used it regularly in years past.

   And who is this guy they are calling their President. Is he just another Green?  What is going on an what a waste!!

   Both Callaway and Oliveira are checking into it and said they will get back to us. We will let you know what they say.

17 comments:

Anonymous said...

what a dirty shame.

Anonymous said...

I heard that callaway has been getting them money from her Calaveras foundation thing. she takes care of her moron supporters, you have to say that. corrupt, but what.

Anonymous said...

She's still overseeing it, not even telling the new supervisor. does anyone know what goes on in this county?

Anonymous said...

looks like they're right back to being black bart players. a bunch of wanna be stars who are also running the non-rofit. bad news. green never paid royalties, are murphys people paying?

Anonymous said...

My daughter just told me some guy named wily runs his business out of the theater. pretty nice, huh?

Anonymous said...

Are you talking about Wiley computer? I thought he snooped into my private things while he had mine. never again. Is he allowed to use the theater to run a business.

Anonymous said...

Is he paying for rent? Poor Blastronix went out of business because he had to pay rent. That isn't right. Does the county know?

Anonymous said...

Why didn't they just let the BB group keep it? politics I bet? Who supports what candidate? Where does Supervisor Oliveira stand?

Anonymous said...

Blastronix closed for other reasons that are not rent related

Anonymous said...

Why not ask Ed Langan, the other D3 candidate? He's no career politician like the other two, no axe to grind nor bodies to bury, and would probably give us a straight answer.

Anonymous said...

This building is owned by the county, and I think the entire community should be allowed to use it. How come its controlled by just a few political supporters of callaways?

Anonymous said...

Seems someone has been keeping this hush hush. What do all the candidates for D3 say?

Anonymous said...

Maybe it wouldn't be so bad if they did decent plays like Sierra Rep in Sonora.

Anonymous said...

He is posted on Murphys Business Asso. website that his comp bus is in Murphys. That has to mean BB theater? Everyone says he actually lives in Arnold somewhere. out of his house.

Anonymous said...

PUlling one over on Olivera, she's trying to get back into office before their next contract is up. politics in Cal Co. is dirty!

Anonymous said...

I happen to know that their current President Blair Wiley, had a gofundme account at one time. I can't find it now. what kind of people are these?

Anonymous said...

Callaway got away with all kinds of bad back room deals. Do we really want her back?