André Chambers channels ‘Merman’ spirit into his work as ER nurse

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“When I put it on [the Merman costume], people were like, ‘That’s you, that’s you,’” says André Chambers. Photo courtesy André Chambers.

The new short film “Merman” follows nurse André Chambers as he explains navigating racism and homophobia from an early age, and finding a place for himself in the world.

Camarillo’s Western Foundation of Vertebrate Zoology houses more than 1 million preserved bird eggs — one of the largest collections in the world. 

The 1994 “Crime Bill” stripped people in prison of eligibility to access federal Pell Grants for college education. This July, that changed.