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Compton (Los Angeles, California)

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  • Gang problem hemorrhaging

    Anthony Taylor Jr. was killed over the color red. The 20-year-old Bloods gang member was partying with friends past midnight, hanging out on the corner of Guilford Avenue and East 22nd Street, a red bandana tied to his belt. But police said a member...
  • 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? -----...
  • Former Compton Community College still on life support

    Nearly six years after Compton Community College lost its accreditation after an array of financial problems and administrative corruption, the school remains on life support, community college officials said at a campus event Friday. School officials...
  • Video: Chatting with 'American Idol' finalist Jacob Lusk

     
    After Thursday night's show, Pop & Hiss caught up with the 13 chosen "American Idol" finalists, who were immediately (and we mean immediately) thrust into the spotlight of flashing lights and eager reporters looking for a sound bite from America's......
  • Sheriff's watchdog to investigate shooting of Compton teenager by deputy

     
    The official watchdog agency for the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department will be taking a second look at the fatal 2009 shooting of a Compton teenager by a deputy after new evidence surfaced last week that may contradict the deputy’s......
  • Baseball: Monday's scores

     
    OLYMPIC LEAGUE Cerritos Valley Christian 10, Los Angeles Baptist 0 VICTORY LEAGUE Mesa Grande 18, Redlands Adventist 1 NONLEAGUE Bellflower 16, Long Beach Jordan 0 Bishop Amat 5, Chatsworth 0 Bosco Tech 8, Bell Gardens 5 Cleveland 11, Los Angeles......
  • Baseball: Saturday's scores

     
    NONLEAGUE Aquinas 4-8, Big Bear 3-7 Bloomington Christian 12, Apple Valley Christian 2 Chino Hills 6-20, Compton 2-4 La Puente 10-1, La Sierra 1-4 Lompoc Cabrillo 4-7, Carpinteria 3-3 Rolling Hills Prep 4, Compton Centennial 1 St. Anthony 8-2, Avalon........
  • Softball: Tuesday's scores

     
    SOFTBALL AGAPE LEAGUE Excelsior 12, Apple Valley Christian 0 Victor Valley Christian 16, Academy for Academic Excellence 15 AMBASSADOR LEAGUE Aquinas 10, Woodcrest Christian 0 Ontario Christian 5, Linfield Christian 4 ARROWHEAD LEAGUE Pomona Catholic 7,...
  • Local schools honored for education of students from low-income families

     
    Twenty schools in the Los Angeles Unified School District have won state awards for their education of low-income students. The Title I Academic Achievement Award is named for the federal program that provides extra funding to assist with teaching...