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Compton (Los Angeles, California)

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  • 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 rights community would be apoplectic and the public justifiably enraged.
  • 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...

    Live review: Alicia Keys at the Pantages Theatre

     
    Alicia Keys entered the pop consciousness 10 years ago with “Songs in A Minor.” In a pre-9/11 world of choreographed teen pop and materialistic hip-hop, the debut album’s mix of classical piano and urban beats provided a fresh breath of....

    Getaway driver sentenced to 50 years to life in case of slain police officer

     
    A getaway driver who was involved in the killing of an L.A. County police captain five years ago pleaded guilty to first-degree murder today and was sentenced to 50 years to life in prison. Orvis Camillo Anthony, 24, entered the...

    Investigators seek witnesses in fatal hit-and-run in Compton

     
    Authorities in Compton are looking for witnesses to a hit-and-run accident Monday morning that left a man on a bicycle dead. A silver or gray 1990s Ford passenger van, possibly an Aerostar, struck the man about 8 a.m. as he...