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Compton (Los Angeles, California)

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  • Quarterback Dominique Blackman feels at home at Old Dominion

    Dominique Blackman liked several things about Old Dominion. He trusted the coaching staff and appreciated the chance to get in on the ground floor of a burgeoning football program that went 9-2 in its first season. He also needed a place to stay. "Their...
  • Drawing Released of Man Set on Fire near Compton School

    Drawing Released of Man Set on Fire near Compton School
    COMPTON, Calif. -- Authorities have released a drawing of an unidentified man who was set on fire across the street from Compton High School. The man's body -- believed to be a black man about 5 feet 6 inches tall -- was found on fire around 3:15 a.m. on...
  • Plane Crashes in Fontana, 2 Dead

    Plane Crashes in Fontana, 2 Dead
    FONTANA, Calif. -- Two people have been found dead in the wreckage of a small plane that went missing earlier this week on its way to Compton, officials said. The twin-engine Cessna 340 was found shortly after midnight in the San Bernardino County...
  • Compton Teacher Pleads Not Guilty to Sex Abuse

    Compton Teacher Pleads Not Guilty to Sex Abuse
    COMPTON -- A Compton High School math teacher has pleaded not guilty to charges he sexually assaulted three female students. Nicolei Hurtado OcaƱa, 28, of Placentia, entered his plea Tuesday in Compton Superior Court. He is charged with two counts of...
  • Toddler Wounded in Compton Drive-by Shooting

    Toddler Wounded in Compton Drive-by Shooting
    COMPTON -- An 18-month-old girl is in critical but stable condition after being shot in a drive-by in Compton, authorities said. The shooting occurred just before 10 p.m. Sunday as the girl and a 40-year old man were standing outside an apartment...
  • King/Drew Trauma Unit a 'Jewel' With Big Flaws

    Politicians and others fighting to save the endangered trauma center at Martin Luther King Jr./Drew Medical Center have called it "a model for the country" and "the crown jewel" of the hospital. The reality, however, is more complicated, according to...
  • Gang killer challenges state drive-by shooting law

    A Compton gang member is challenging California's drive-by shooting statute in hopes of overturning a life sentence for a triple-murder conviction. Michael Reed Dorrough was sentenced Oct. 6, 1999, to three life terms without parole, plus 49 years, for...
  • Authorities arrest 15 suspects in raids on drug ring

    More than 250 officers swept through Compton and nearby areas in a series of raids, arresting 15 alleged gang members accused of operating the most lucrative PCP ring in Southern California, authorities announced Thursday. Authorities served search...
  • Knight ex-bodyguard convicted in PCP case

    Two men under investigation in a high-profile Los Angeles County murder were convicted Thursday in Riverside of federal drug charges related to a massive Southern California PCP distribution ring. George Williams and Rodrick Cardale "Lil Rod" Reed,...
  • These walls do talk

    These walls do talk
    BEFORE Bernard and Shirley Kinsey remodeled their cliff-side home in Pacific Palisades, they often climbed up on the roof of the original two-bedroom midcentury tract house to take in the magnificent view of Santa Monica Bay. When guests visit, "people...
  • Officers may have seen rap killing

    Several law enforcement officers may have witnessed the March 9 slaying of rap star Notorious B.I.G., according to law enforcement sources close to the investigation and associates of the rapper. The revelation comes at a time when the investigation is...