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Compton (Los Angeles, California)

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  • Gang problem hemorrhaging

    Anthony Taylor Jr. was killed over the color red.
  • Man gets prison for carjacking, attempted kidnapping of teenage girl

    A 36-year-old man was sentenced to 24 years and 8 months in state prison Wednesday after carjacking his girlfriend's car and later trying to kidnap a teenage girl in Compton last year, prosecutors said.  A jury convicted Ashley Luther Price last month...

    Former Compton fire battalion chief sentenced for theft, arson

    Former Compton fire battalion chief sentenced for theft, arson
    A former Compton Fire Department battalion chief was sentenced to three years and four months in prison for selling city-owned radio equipment and starting a fire to conceal the theft, prosecutors said. Marcel Dione Melanson, 38, was ordered to pay...

    Maxcy Dean Filer dies at 80; 'Mr. Compton' served on City Council and sought to empower blacks

    Maxcy Dean Filer dies at 80; 'Mr. Compton' served on City Council and sought to empower blacks
    To supporters he was affectionately known as "Mr. Compton" for his unabashed promotion of the city he loved and called home for almost 60 years. Admirers lauded his relentless efforts to help empower African Americans. But many will perhaps remember civic...

    Buying clothes made locally

    Buying clothes made locally
    Watching people shop farmer's markets religiously on Sundays, splurge on locally grown blueberries at Whole Foods and select dishes from fancy menus that name-check family farms got me thinking. Localism is a huge trend in food; why not in fashion? -----...