Donor Withholds Funds Over Free Speech Issue

A foundation that for decades has sponsored local students’ educational trips to France is holding off on its support to Pierce College and other local campuses because officials are “chilling” free speech, said its president.

Bakersfield-based attorney H. Dennis Beaver, of The Dennis and Anne Beaver Foundation, said his organization supports students worldwide to study in France, and has been particularly dedicated to Los Angeles Valley Community College, where he once attended.

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