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Valley College’s Singing Chef Combines Culinary and Performing Arts

William Lacey, Class of ’18, provides live vocals for “I Will Never Leave” by Maura Townsend’s Project21Dance.

William Lacey, Class of ’18, provides live vocals for “I Will Never Leave” by Maura Townsend’s Project21Dance.

SAN BERNARDINO, CA- Good food and fine entertainment always seem to go well together, especially for San Bernardino Valley College student William Lacey, 26, of Highland.

This master of the arts is not quite sure which one will win out in the end?—?his standout vocals or culinary prowess. Eventually, he would like to combine them at his own restaurant where he can train chefs to prepare Cajun cuisine, and maybe indulge his operatic side every now and again.

Lacey is a natural classical aficionado. He has had three years of classical vocal training at SBVC, and credits his instructors for keeping him on track with his career and education.

A private voice class helped Lacey hone his skill, and one day after choir, he sang the national anthem for SBVC Music Department Chair Matie Manning Scully.

“She looked at me and said ‘Kiddo, you’ve got a great voice. I would love to work with you.’ It started from there.”

Lacey also performs regularly with choreographer Maura Townsend and her Project21Dance Company. During Black History Month, he sang his richly-layered baritone rendition of Paul Robeson’s “Ol’ Man River” as part of Townsend’s “Hope Through the Struggle” event held at San Bernardino Valley College.

He said that Ms. Townsend, an adjunct professor at the college, has also been instrumental in giving him a creative venue for his artistic side.

“From that point, we kind of hit the ground running. She asked me to join her company, and I continue to do pieces with her dancers,” he said.

Lacey grew up in the city of Highland, where his grandmother was his best critic at church and home. It’s also where he, his mother and grandmother would often sing gospel and cook large family meals together. When his grandmother passed away, it was the toughest time of his life. He barely spoke complete sentences throughout junior high school.

In 2018, Lacey is on track to graduate with an A.S. in Restaurant Management and an A.S. in Business Administration. He credits SBVC with giving him the tools to move forward with confidence. 

 

Over the past four years, he has worked as Chef De Partie at Forest Home, Inc., where he navigates a fast-paced food environment, oversees utility workers, and handles about one million meals per year. In the past, he has interned at the Hilton Hotel and the Sun Room Cafe as a line cook.

When he first started at SBVC, his goal was culinary arts, but he soon fell in love with opera in his choir class elective. Without any prior formal training, developing his operatic side came with a learning curve. It took about two months for his voice to readjust to a classical tone.

“I’m connected to it, I listen closely to the detail, the emotion in their voices because I understand it now,” he said.

In his day job, he prepares breakfast, lunch, and dinner with finesse, and is also known as “the singing chef.” It’s an unexpected niche that often draws an encore.

“I’ll sing a song about halfway through the meal. If the people like it, they say, ‘Oh, can you sing another song before we leave?’ It works, I get to sing opera to an audience that actually enjoys it.”

Law Office of Zulu Ali Names One of the Best 10 Law Firms in California by AIOLC

RIVERSIDE, CA- The Law Office of Zulu Ali in Riverside, California has been named one of the 10 Best Law Firms in California for Client Satisfaction in the areas of Criminal Defense, Immigrations, and Personal Injury by the American Institute of Legal Counsel (AIOLC). The annual list honors exceptional performance by California law firms in selected areas.

The AIOLC is a third-party attorney rating organization that publishes a yearly list of the Top 10 Law Firms in each state. Attorneys and firms selected to the “10 Best List” must pass AIOLC’s rigorous selection process, which is based on client and/or peer nominations and AIOLC’s independent evaluation of attorney’s relationships with and reputations among their clients.

The law firm was founded by its owner and principal attorney, Zulu Ali, a Tennessee native, former police officer, and U.S. marine veteran, who was inspired by the work and legacy of civil rights attorneys Thurgood Marshall, Avon Williams, Jr., Charles Hamilton Houston; and other advocates and leaders of the civil rights movement. The mission and philosophy of the firm is to advocate for changes in the law when the law is unjust.

Although the mission and diverse makeup of the law firm subjects it to immense scrutiny, the firm continues to be inspired by its mission to preserve and fulfill the legacy of those leaders and advocates of the past who sacrificed to make a more just society.

“I believe the mission of a lawyer should be to strive for change and challenge the courts when there is injustice. In our firm, we put it on the line despite the immense scrutiny and consequences we may face. But for brave attorneys and advocates who are willing to step out the box, we would still be in segregation or servitude if the laws and courts were not challenged. Many attorneys and advocates are chilled and neutralized because they are usually targeted, ridiculed, and subjected to reprimand or worst when they test the status quo, but it is necessary despite the risks” Principal Attorney Zulu Ali adds.

The firm’s founder and principal attorney, Zulu Ali, been named Top 100 Lawyers by the National Black Lawyers – Top 100; Top 100 Trial Lawyers by the National Trial Lawyers – Top 100 Trial Lawyers; Premier 100 Trial Attorneys by the American Academy of Trial Attorneys, also known as the National Academy of Jurisprudence; Top 10 Best Lawyers by the American Institute of Legal Counsel in the areas of Criminal Defense, Immigrations, and Personal Injury; and Top 10 Criminal Law Attorneys by the American Jurist Institute.

For more details about The Law Office of Zulu Ali, visit www.zulualilaw.com

This Week’s Job Postings. Need a Second Chance? Apply Today!

Revised by Lou Coleman

Before we list the jobs, here is a scripture of encouragement. “Drawing Close to God”:  What is causing the quarrels and fights among you? Don’t they come from the evil desires at war within you? 2 You want what you don’t have, so you scheme and kill to get it. You are jealous of what others have, but you can’t get it, so you fight and wage war to take it away from them. Yet you don’t have what you want because you don’t ask God for it. 3 And even when you ask, you don’t get it because your motives are all wrong—you want only what will give you pleasure.  4 You adulterers! [a] Don’t you realize that friendship with the world makes you an enemy of God? I say it again: If you want to be a friend of the world, you make yourself an enemy of God. 5 Do you think the Scriptures have no meaning? They say that God is passionate that the spirit he has placed within us should be faithful to him. [b] 6 And he gives grace generously. As the Scriptures say, “God opposes the proud but gives grace to the humble.”[c]  James 4:1-6 NLT

Notice:  These postings contains Second Chance Employer jobs, jobs for Felons and those who need a second chance.

  • Underground Utility Contractor – is seeking Pipe Layers, Operators, Laborers, Concrete Structure Builders in the Inland Empire, CA.  Fax resume to (951) 461-9328 or email to: unpipeline@verizon.net
  • Protech Staffing – is seeking a Machine Operator-Coating Dept. in Ontario, CA.  $11.50-$12.50/hr.  (951) 823-0023
  • Production Worker Trainee wanted – in Moreno Valley, CA.  Apply at 24600 Nandina Avenue, Moreno Valley, CA 92551
  • Day Porter wanted – in Corona, CA. Compania de limpieza busca empleado para una edificio residencial en Corona. Excelente paga con experiencia. Llame al 858-222-7255 para establecer una entrevista 
  • Three Star Global Staffing Company – is seeking General Warehouse Labor Workers in Corona, CA.  Call (951) 808-1000
  • Company – is Seeking Tile/Stone Installers in Riverside, CA.  Call Omar Torres (562) 262-1698
  • Labeling/Unloading Positions Open – in Chino, CA.  No Weekends!!  Apply at 14189 Foothill Blvd. #103, Fontana, CA 92335.  (909) 476-8326
  • Welders needed – in Corona, CA.  Call (951) 272-0321
  • GSO – is seeking Warehouse Package Handlers in Ontario, CA.  Call (800) 322-5555, ext.
  • Asbestos Workers needed – in Chino, CA. Call (909) 590-8300
  • Coronado Stone Products, a Second Chance Employer – is seeking General Labor (Package/Pullers) in Fontana, CA. indeed.com
  • Oracle, a Second Chance Employer – is seeking a Software Development Manager in San Francisco, CA. indeed.com
  • Cedars-Sinai, a Second Chance Employer – is seeking a Registered Nurse III-Cardiac Telemetry in Los Angeles, CA. indeed.com
  • Homeless Prenatal Program, a Second Chance Employer – is seeking a Program Manager-Triage Services in San Francisco, CA. indeed.com
  • Episcopal Community Services, a Second Chance Employer – is seeking a Case Manager III-Alder in San Francisco, CA. $43,493.00-$45,469.00k/yr.  indeed.com
  • Autodsk, a Second Chance Employer – is seeking a Customer Success Adoption Specialist in San Francisco, CA. indeed.com
  • Catholic Charities San Francisco, a Second Chance Employer – is seeking a Program and Activity Assistant in San Carlos, CA. indeed.com
  • Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital, a Second Chance Employer – is seeking a Patient Experience Navigator in Palo Alto, CA. indeed.com
  • Linden Lab, a Second Chance Employer – is seeking an AML Compliance Analyst-Junior to Mid-Level in San Francisco, CA. indeed.com
  • Hornblower Cruise & Events, a Second Chance Employer – is seeking a First Mate in San Diego, CA. indeed.com
  • Discovia, a Second Chance Employer – is seeking a Project Manager in San Francisco, CA. indeed.com
  • BNP Paribas, a Second Chance Employer – is seeking an RBG SBA Dev Officer II in Newport Beach, CA. indeed.com
  • Grand Rounds, a Second Chance Employer – is seeking an Associate Implementation & Account Manager in San Francisco, CA. indeed.com
  • United Natural Foods, Inc., a Second Chance Employer – is seeking a Class A Driver (Sign-on Bonus) (Union) in West Sacramento, CA. indeed.com
  • Studio Search, LLC, a Second Chance Employer – is seeking a Senior Data Engineer Data Platform in San Francisco, CA. indeed.com
  • USAJOBS – is seeking an Assistant Federal Security Director for Screening in Santa Ana, CA. $115,097.00-$176,640.00k/yr.  Santa Ana, CA 1 vacancy
  • Majestic Terminal Services, Inc. – is seeking a Freight Training Manager in Ontario, CA. indeed.com
  • Victor Community Support Services – is seeking a Wraparound Facilitator-VCSS-Stockroom-San Bernardino, CA. $45,780.00-$48,780.00k/yr.  indeed.com
  • New Day – is seeking a Batterers’ Intervention Program Facilitator in Chino, CA. indeed.com
  • Tech-24 – is seeking a Human Resources Manager in Ontario, CA. indeed.com
  • Exclusively Head Hunting – is seeking a Customer Service-Trainer in the Inland Empire, CA. indeed.com
  • Kaiser Permanente – is seeking a Service Rep-Ambulatory Services (Bilingual Spanish) in Riverside, CA. indeed.com
  • Belmar Services, LLC – is seeking General Labor in Corona, CA. $11.00-$12.00/r.  indeed.com
  • DPI Specialty Foods – is seeking a Warehouse Supervisor in Ontario, CA. indeed.com
  • Seldat, Inc. – is seeking General Labor in Chino, CA. $10.50/hr.  indeed.com
  • Kaiser Permanente – is seeking a Time System Coordinator in Corona, CA. indeed.com
  • ACT Fulfillment – is seeking a Maintenance Worker in Mira Loma, CA. $12.00/hr.  indeed.com
  • Ventura Foods – is seeking a Supervisor Production in Ontario, CA. indeed.com
  • C & W Services – is seeking a Reliability Maintenance Planner & Scheduler in Rialto, CA. $32.00/hr.  indeed.com
  • Land Engineering, Inc. – is seeking a Landscape Laborer in Corona, CA. $14.00-$20.00/hr.  indeed.com
  • Kaiser Permanente – is seeking an Analyst in Fontana, CA. indeed.com
  • Sunmate Window Covering Technology, Inc. – is seeking a Warehouse Associate in Ontario, CA. $22,000.00-$30,000.00k/yr.  indeed.com
  • Brady Corporation – is seeking an Inside Sales/Customer Service Rep in the Inland Empire, CA. $45,000.00-$60,000.00k/yr.  indeed.com
  • Simplified Labor Staffing Solution – is seeking a Recruiter, Bilingual English/Spanish in Mira Loma, CA. indeed.com
  • Sync Staffing, Inc. – is seeking Labor General in Mira Loma, CA. indeed.com
  • Holiday Rock – is seeking a Ready Mix Dispatcher Manager in Upland, CA. $80,000.00k/yr.  indeed.com
  • Mars – is seeking a Maintenance II Worker in San Bernardino, CA. indeed.com
  • Konecranes – is seeking a Crane Inspector in San Bernardino, CA. indeed.com
  • 24 Hour Fitness – is seeking General Manager Trainee in Upland, CA. indeed.com
  • Partners Personnel – is seeking a Fiberglass Laminator in Riverside, CA. $21,840.00-$34,200.00k/yr.  indeed.com
  • DMS Facility Services – is seeking Laborers, Leadmen in Anaheim, CA. indeed.com
  • Central Transport – is seeking a Facility Maintenance Worker in Rialto, CA. $19.00/hr.  indeed.com
  • People’s Care – is seeking a Temp Program Manager in Whittier, CA. indeed.com
  • California State University San Bernardino – is seeking a Lead Lock Smith/Facilities Management in San Bernardino, CA. indeed.com
  • City of Redlands – is seeking a Line Maintenance Worker I/II/III/IV in Redlands, CA. $41,001.00-$56,605.00k/yr.  indeed.com
  • Job Source – is seeking a Shift Leader in Ontario, CA. $12.50/hr.  indeed.com
  • com.dedc, LLC – is seeking a Sr. HRA in Rialto, CA. www.indeed.com
  • Port Logistics Group – is seeking a General Warehouse Supervisor in Chino, CA. indeed.com
  • Browning Dodge Chrysler Jeep Ram – is seeking an Automotive Services Advisor/Writer in Norco, CA. $70,000.00-$90,000.00k/yr.  indeed.com
  • Advanced Payroll Systems, Inc. – is seeking a Time and Labor Implementation Specialist in the United States. indeed.com
  • Cox Automotive – is seeking an Inspector Entry Level in Fontana, CA. indeed.com
  • Trademark Plastics – is seeking a Warehouse Clerk in Riverside, CA. indeed.com
  • Brilliant Group – is seeking a Customer Services Rep in Rancho Cucamonga, CA. indeed.com
  • Interline Brands – is seeking a DC Supervisor in San Bernardino, CA. indeed.com
  • Nongshim America – is seeking an Entry Level Purchasing Agent in Rancho Cucamonga, CA. indeed.com
  • Interline Brands – is seeking an IB Warehouse Driver in San Bernardino, CA. indeed.com
  • NGY Stone & Cabinet, Inc. – is seeking a Warehouse Checkpoint Worker in Chino, CA. indeed.com
  • Anker – is seeking a Warehouse Supervisor in Rancho Cucamonga, CA. indeed.com
  • Uline – is seeking a Warehouse Associate in Ontario, CA. $19.50/hr.  indeed.com
  • Target – is seeking a Seasonal Warehouse Worker in Rialto, CA. indeed.com
  • McLane – is seeking a Warehouse Specialist: Selector in Riverside, CA. indeed.com
  • Zep, Inc. – is seeking a Warehouse Employee in Corona, CA. indeed.com
  • Whittemore Enterprises, Inc. – is seeking a Shipping and Receiving Clerk in Rancho Cucamonga, CA. $30,000.00-$35,000.00k/yr.  indeed.com
  • CSF, Inc. – is seeking a Warehouse Worker-Entry Level in Rancho Cucamonga, CA. $10.50-$12.00/hr.  indeed.com
  • Tropical Foods, Inc. – is seeking a Freezer Lead-2nd Shift in Ontario, CA. $18.00/hr.  indeed.com
  • Capstone Logistics – is seeking a Warehouse Lead in Eastvale, CA. inded.com
  • California Recyclers, Inc. – is seeking a Recycling Warehouse Lead in Fontana, CA. $14.00-$17.00/hr.  indeed.com
  • Inland Empire Printing Company – is seeking a Shipping and Receiving Worker in the Inland Empire, CA. indeed.com
  • Kann Enterprises – is seeking a Loading/Unloading Warehouse Associate in Fontana, CA. $10.50/hr.  indeed.com
  • Milk & Eggs – is seeking a Grocery Delivery Driver I. Flexible hours in Pomona, CA.  $15.00/hr.  indeed.com
  • Interline Brands – is seeking a Delivery Driver in San Bernardino, CA. indeed.com
  • DSV – is seeking a Warehouse Clerk in Rancho Cucamonga, CA. indeed.com
  • Ampac USA – is seeking an Assembly Tech in Montclair, CA. $14.00/hr.  indeed.com
  • Fee Transportation – is seeking a Dock Worker in Ontario, CA. indeed.com
  • Capstone Logistics – is seeking Warehouse Unloaders in Fontana, CA. indeed.com
  • VWR – is seeking a Print Pack Coordinator in Claremont, CA. indeed.com
  • PLY Gem Windows – is seeking a Manufacturing Associate in Corona, CA. $12.00-$15.00/hr.  indeed.com
  • ACT Fulfillment – is seeking a Maintenance Worker in Mira Loma, CA. $12.00/hr.  indeed.com
  • DME – is seeking an Inventory Specialist in Riverside, CA. indeed.com
  • Elite Nation Financial – is seeking an Investment Distributor in Rialto, CA. $100,000.00k/yr.  indeed.com
  • Electrical Wholesales – is seeking a Driver/Warehouse in Montclair, CA. indeed.com
  • Hisco – is seeking a Warehouse Tech in Corona, CA. indeed.com
  • TW Services, Inc. – is seeking a Sanitation Worker in Riverside, CA. $11.00/hr.  indeed.com
  • Agua Tri – is seeking a (P/T) Laborer in Ontario, CA. $13.00/hr.  indeed.com
  • Victory Packaging – is seeking a Customer Services Advocate in Ontario, CA. indeed.com
  • R & B Wholesale Distributors, Inc. – is seeking a Forklift Lead-Clamps in Ontario, CA. indeed.com
  • Arvato – is seeking a Receiving Clerk-2nd Shift in Ontario, CA. indeed.com
  • B/E Aerospace – is seeking a Coordinator Shipping/Receiving in Corona, CA. indeed.com
  • JBS USA Food Company – is seeking a Warehouse Supervisor in Riverside, CA. indeed.com
  • IBS of San Gabriel Valley – is seeking a Warehouse Associate in Baldwin Park, CA. indeed.com
  • Mapei Corporation – is seeking a Warehouse Operator I in San Bernardino, CA. indeed.com
  • iLink Business Management – is seeking Warehouse Laborers in Ontario, CA. indeed.com
  • Baron HR Staffing – is seeking a Warehouse Order Picker in Walnut, CA. $12.00-$13.00/hr.  indeed.com
  • Ryder – is seeking a Warehouse Associate in Ontario, CA. indeed.com
  • Waxie Sanitary Supply – is seeking a Route Driver in Ontario, CA. $18.00-$20.00/hr.  indeed.com
  • Flexsteel Industries, Inc. – is seeking a Furniture Loader in Riverside, CA. $12.32-$14.50/hr.  indeed.com
  • Systems Technology Group Inc. – is seeking an Inventory Clerk in Rancho Cucamonga, CA. indeed.com
  • Owens & Minor – is seeking a Regional Lean Continuous Improvement Manager in Ontario, CA. indeed.com
  • Matthews International – is seeking a Warehouse Worker in Fontana, CA. indeed.com
  • Derkers Outdoor Corporation – is seeking a Warehouse Associate I in Moreno Valley, CA. indeed.com
  • Pumping Solutions, Inc. – is seeking a Warehouse Associate in Ontario, CA. indeed.com
  • DSV – is seeking a Warehouse Associate in Ontario, CA. indeed.com
  • Lineage Logistics – is seeking an Order Picker in Mira Loma, CA. $12.50/hr.  indeed.com
  • Flexsteel Industries – is seeking a Warehouse Fabric Dispatcher in Riverside, CA. indeed.com
  • ICI Services Corporation – is seeking an Inventory Control Clerk I in Corona, CA. indeed.com
  • Agua Tri – is offering Temp Summer Jobs in Ontario, CA. $13.00/hr.  indeed.com
  • Medline Industries – is seeking Warehouse Operators in Rialto, CA. indeed.com
  • Synnex Corporation – is seeking a Facilities Tech in Ontario, CA. indeed.com
  • Home Chef – is seeking a Warehouse Associate in San Bernardino, CA. indeed.com
  • Staffing Network, LLC – is seeking a Shipping and Receiving Worker in Mira Loma, CA. $11.50/hr.  indeed.com

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