California’s Substitute Teacher Shortage During COVID Hits Low-Income Students Hardest

California’s Substitute Teacher Shortage During COVID Hits Low-Income Students Hardest

A student gets on a bus after attending a session at Lafayette Elementary School in Clairemont. Photo by Chris Stone California schools with large numbers of high-needs students — low-income, English learners and foster youth — have always struggled to find substitute teachers, but this year’s COVID-19 omicron surge brought them to a breaking point. … Read more

Coronado Playhouse Presents “Ain’t Misbehavin’ The Fats Waller Musical Show”, A Jazzy Good Time!

Coronado Playhouse Presents “Ain’t Misbehavin’ The Fats Waller Musical Show”, A Jazzy Good Time!

Coronado Playhouse is jazzed up to present Ain’t Misbehavin’ The Fats Waller Musical Show to San Diego County! Through its run falls Black Music Month (June), International Day of Jazz, Fats Waller’s birthday, and the newly cemented national holiday, Juneteenth. A musical fitting to commemorate numerous days of celebration! The Tony Award winning musical (1978) … Read more

Reflecting on 10 Years in Los Angeles

Reflecting on 10 Years in Los Angeles

Ten years ago, my husband Daniel and I packed up our 2000 Toyota Camry, put our dogs in the backseat and started our journey from Bushwick, Brooklyn, to Pico-Robertson, Los Angeles. I had been in New York for five years at that point, opting to stay in the city after graduating from SUNY Purchase. My … Read more

R. Kelly and accused subway shooter Frank James form friendship in Brooklyn jail – New York Daily News

R. Kelly and accused subway shooter Frank James form friendship in Brooklyn jail – New York Daily News

Accused Brooklyn subway shooter Frank James has made at least one new friend since his arrest for spraying 33 bullets on a crowded New York City train: Disgraced R&B superstar R. Kelly. Three sources told the Daily News about the behind bars bromance between the two men held at the Metropolitan Detention Center in Sunset … Read more