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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...
  • 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? -----...
  • David D. Miller dies at 86; founder of the Miller's Outpost retail chain

    David D. Miller dies at 86; founder of the Miller's Outpost retail chain
    David D. Miller, founder of the Miller's Outpost retail chain that became a shopping mall staple in California and eventually became known as Anchor Blue, has died. He was 86. Miller died Oct. 8 from congestive heart failure at Cedars-Sinai Medical...
  • 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...
  • Jim Newton: Compton's racial divide

    Jim Newton: Compton's racial divide
    Imagine if today's Los Angeles were governed by a white mayor and an all-white City Council. And then imagine if that anomaly was protected by city election rules that virtually guaranteed no Latino candidate could land a spot in elected office. The civil...
  • Education: The magic of hard work

    Education: The magic of hard work
    The educational establishment of Southern California divides fairly neatly into three groups: those who recognize the need for radical and sustained improvement but fear that it's impossible; those who actively oppose change because their allegiances...
  • 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...
  • Girls' basketball: Wednesday scores

     
    CONDOR LEAGUE Laguna Blanca 23, Dunn 11 Thacher 47, Cate 21 CROSSTOWN LEAGUE Harbor Teacher Prep 36, Animo South Los Angeles 27 DELPHIC LEAGUE Crossroads 45, CAMS 36 Paraclete 65, Archer 57 (OT) EMPIRE LEAGUE La Palma Kennedy 56, Western......
  • Gang member convicted in 2009 murder of Narbonne High football star

     
    Gang member convicted of murder of Narbonne High football star Dannie Farber...
  • Boys' basketball: Friday scores

     
    AGAPE LEAGUE Excelsior 65, Apple Valley Christian 55 COAST VALLEY LEAGUE Coast Union 39, North County Christian 26 Santa Maria Valley Christian 102, Shandon 55 COASTAL LEAGUE Rolling Hills Prep 47, Lennox Academy 42 COLISEUM LEAGUE Manual Arts 51,...