After moving from NYC to Brentwood, CA, I was looking to take some drawing classes. Since my wife, Nikki, grew up in Brentwood she knew about a little art school called the Brentwood Art Center or BAC.
BAC has been around for 41 years and has some fairly well known alumni. But of course, as soon as I signed up and paid my fees, the school sent out an email that said they had suffered a financial collapse due to rezoning, resulting in a tax increase and a lease increase.
But wait...this story has a Happy Ending!