AN OPEN LETTER TO THE CHANCELLOR -
BSC, CA – Saturday there was a first ever 'neighborhood fun day' at a church named St. George's Episcopal, located within walking distance of where I reside on the East Side of town. It had been a long time since I set foot inside an orthodox church, but I didn't know much about the Episcopal sect of Christianity. If I was there, it must be for a reason. I just needed to access the situation and wait for that small voice to elucidate.
Riverside is an interesting town. While very large, over 300K, it still isn't overly progressive in that suburban way which reflects its Ag roots. Magic is also fairly spread out and the influence of different groups exists for different locations. This influence is felt at St. George's since this is the most popular saint who ever fought a dragon. Most things of this nature are serpents; dragons are found more in knight or fable stories, aka, magic tales. I wasn't looking for something magical this time, I was hoping to speak to a politician.
Rusty Bailey is the current mayor and seems to have his head on straight, being local and a vet. I was hoping to ask the mayor if he was aware of the STEM high school plans for UCR? Follow-up question: did he know that STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) is being expanded with Art, making STEAM the latest thing in education circles? Also is Rusty a dad with a teenage daughter?