Emma Gallegos, Times-Standard

Emma Gallegos


Bakersfield, CA, United States

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Past articles by Emma:

Advocates propose an alternative to refocus budget on Black students

Black in School, a coalition of Black education and civil rights groups, has come up with a counterproposal to Gov. Gavin Newsom’s plan to increase funding to high-poverty schools that would … → Read More

Once again, McFarland city leaders lobby the county to turn its library into a police station

Representatives from the city of McFarland are pressing the Kern County Board of Supervisors to reconsider the city’s plan to turn the community library into a police headquarters. A city presentation on Tuesday prompted the board’s first public discussion about the fate of McFarland’s library. When the proposal to convert the library into a police station was made public earlier this year, it… → Read More

Education Secretary Cardona calls lowering standards for teachers ‘unfortunate’

The latest education news updates from EdSource. → Read More

Proud Boys member running for Sacramento-area school board confronts another candidate

The latest education news updates from EdSource. → Read More

State announces recipients of $108.6 million in grants to streamline transition from school to college and career

The latest education news updates from EdSource. → Read More

Gates Foundation offers grants to scale high school pathway programs

The latest education news updates from EdSource. → Read More

UCLA backtracks on ad for unpaid adjunct job

The university pulled down the posting from its recruitment page and apologized. → Read More

New Hoverboard Explodes And Ignites House Fire While Being Charged

It sounded like a bad scene: "there were several explosions that shot burning pieces of the hover board across the room." → Read More

Photos: Runners Strip Down For Cupid's Undie Run In Wrigleyville:

Everyone looked fantastic in the subzero temperatures: not a pair of whitey tighties or grandma panties in the bunch! → Read More

Liberal Twitter Rejoices In Antonin Scalia's Death

It took no time at all on Liberal Twitter for news of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia's death to turn to gleeful grave dancing. > Let's go live now to Twitter pic.twitter.com/WLLY0hqLI3 — Jason Sparks (@sparksjls) July 28, 2015 Some were more measured in their responses: > "I feel bad for his family" and "That guy was a homophobic, racist jerk" are not mutually exclusive sentiments. —… → Read More

Ohio TV Station Staff Fired, Reportedly For Playing Cards Against Humanity

To be fair, the homegrown card game revels in flouting good taste—and probably a fair amount of anti-harassment workplace policies. → Read More

35 Vibrant Color Photos Of Chicagoans In The 1940s:

Based on the archives, we'd guess that two of his favorite spots in the city were the lagoon at Jackson Park and Promontory Point. → Read More

Amy Schumer's Dreamy New Beau Is A Chicago Furniture Designer

Expect to see more of Amy Schumer around: per Instagram, she has a new boyfriend who is also a furniture designer in Chicago. → Read More

'Good Day Chicago' Producer Reprimanded For Telling Reporters Not To Wear Hats In Cold

"It's kind of ridiculous," station General Manager Dennis Welsh said. → Read More

Texas Trooper Who Arrested Sandra Bland Charged With Perjury

The Texas trooper who pulled over Sandra Bland for a routine traffic violation—three days before she was found dead in her jail—has been indicted by a Texas grand jury. → Read More

Anita Alvarez Believes Protests Against Her Are A Political Ploy

"I have no reason to resign. I've done nothing wrong. I hold my head up high." → Read More

Rahm Wants Every Cop To Have A Taser

Mayor Rahm Emanuel is expected to announce changes in Chicago Police Department tactics this afternoon, including a proposal to put a taser in the hand of every officer on the streets by summer. → Read More

Rahm Aide Attacked By Man Who Said 'Police Are Killing Us'

An aide for the mayor was attacked while attending a vigil for Quintonio LeGrier, a 19-year-old who was fatally shot along with his neighbor by police this weekend. → Read More

Bucktown Nightclub Shooting: Woman Shot In Head, Man Injured

Two people were shot as they exited a nightclub in Bucktown over the weekend. → Read More

Photos: Logan Square Bar Transforms Into Mos Eisley Cantina For One Magical Night

The Outer Rim used to have the kind of dives where you could take out a bounty hunter without anyone blinking an eye. But boy, has this place changed! → Read More