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Compton (Los Angeles, California)

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  • Cheryl Hines and friends seek to restore 'School Pride'

    Even though its executive producer, Denise Cramsey, used to work on "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition," it's not accurate to call her new NBC show "Extreme Makeover: School Edition." "We are not knocking down and rebuilding, no," says Cramsey. On Friday,...
  • MLK Day - Tomorrow's Aeronautical Museum

    Tomorrow's Aeronautical Museum 961 West Alondra Boulevard Compton, CA 90220 (310) 618-1155 www.TAMuseum.org -0- Given that MLK Day is a national day of service, there are plenty of other volunteer and special events throughout the Los Angeles area....
  • Deputies Searching for Carjacking Suspect Involved in Shooting

    Deputies Searching for Carjacking Suspect Involved in Shooting
    WATTS (KTLA) -- A carjacking suspect is on the loose after he was involved in a shootout with deputies Sunday morning. The shooting happened around 6:30 a.m. Sunday when Los Angeles County Sheriff's deputies spotted the suspect in a stolen car at the...
  • Dark Passages: Writers lost and found

    Dark Passages: Writers lost and found
    The comeback: Publishing as a whole is affected by this particular scourge, but genre fiction in particular suffers from this plight in the most obvious way. It's when a writer appears, sometimes with considerable fanfare, with a new series, garnering...
  • Craft as well as confrontation

    Craft as well as confrontation
    The new N.W.A retrospective "The Best of N.W.A: The Strength of Street Knowledge" raises an interesting question about when is the best time to measure an album's greatness. Is it the week the album is released or two decades later when you can see how...
  • Son of rap producer Dr. Dre found dead; Andre Young Jr. was 20

    Son of rap producer Dr. Dre found dead; Andre Young Jr. was 20
    Rap impresario Dr. Dre's 20-year-old son was found dead over the weekend in his Woodland Hills home, coroner's officials said. Andre R. Young Jr. had been out with friends the night before and was discovered in his bed by his mother at 10:24 a.m....
  • Rage with a brand name: Compton

    YOU could say the often ugly, R-rated brand of hip-hop known as gangsta rap was jump-started by a prank. Dr. Dre, the brilliant record producer, and fellow N.W.A member Eazy-E were motoring through Torrance one afternoon in the late 1980s when Eazy...
  • Gardening club and Dominguez Rancho Adobe enjoy a prickly relationship

    It was a Sunday afternoon in 1974 when a black-suited Claretian missionary known as Father Pat walked into the monthly meeting of the Long Beach Cactus Club looking to make a deal. Turn the sunny dirt patch next to his home at Dominguez Rancho Adobe into...
  • Mary B. Henry dies at 82; civil rights activist improved education, healthcare in L.A.

    Mary B. Henry dies at 82; civil rights activist improved education, healthcare in L.A.
    Mary B. Henry, a civil rights activist who helped create the national Head Start program and fostered the rise of the Martin Luther King Jr./Drew Medical Center from the ashes of the 1965 Watts riots, died Friday. She was 82. She died of natural causes...
  • PASSINGS: Peter Haskell

    Peter Haskell Peter Haskell, 75, a prolific stage, screen and TV actor who starred in the behind-the-scenes Hollywood TV series "Bracken's World," died Monday in his sleep at his home in Northridge, said his daughter, Audra. Born Oct. 15, 1934, in...
  • There could be Oscar gold in 'The Garden'

    There could be Oscar gold in 'The Garden'
    Documentary maker Scott Hamilton Kennedy has earned critics' paeans and an Oscar nomination by training his camera on two intensely local, only-in-L.A. subjects: a play at a Compton high school and the rise and fall of a South Los Angeles community...
  • In Compton, Clinton invokes King's legacy

    In Compton, Clinton invokes King's legacy
    Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton invoked the civil rights legacy of Martin Luther King in an appearance today at a church in Compton -- part of an effort to shore up her support in California less than three weeks before the state's presidential primary....