Leslie Beggs

Leslie is a graduate of the World Journalism Institute’s mid-career course.

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Director, comedian Carl Reiner dies

by Leslie Beggs
Posted 6/30/20, 11:37 am

Comedy legend Carl Reiner, the creator of The Dick Van Dyke Show, died on Monday at his home in Beverly Hills, Calif. He was 98.

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Principal suppresses student election results for being too white

by Leslie Beggs
Posted 10/29/15, 11:25 am

After a middle-school student election earlier this month in San Francisco, Principal Lena Van Haren would not report the results because the ethnic breakdown of the winners did not match the school’s demographic ratio. “It’s not OK for a school that is really, really diverse to have the student representatives majority white,” Van Haren said.

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