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Compton (Los Angeles, California)

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  • 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...
  • Shootings at parties leave 2 dead, many hurt

    Two teens were killed and at least nine people were injured in weekend gunfire at two crowded parties in south Los Angeles County, investigators said Sunday. The unrelated parties were widely publicized. Details about one event, held at a rented Long...
  • A stoic little town faces tomorrow

    A stoic little town faces tomorrow
    Sigfried Carrle angled his farmer's hat into a forceful wind roaring across the Antelope Valley. He did not blink, even when a fly bounced off his craggy cheek. Dust curdled the air and shrouded the sun, and stalks of wheat trembled like the strings of a...
  • Metrolink killer is sentenced to 11 life terms in prison

    Metrolink killer is sentenced to 11 life terms in prison
    A gasp filled a downtown Los Angeles courtroom Wednesday as a judge sentenced a former Compton laborer to 11 consecutive life prison terms for triggering a commuter train crash that killed 11 people, the deadliest train crash in Metrolink's history....
  • Gang sweep targets Bloods clique in Compton

    Gang sweep targets Bloods clique in Compton
    About 450 state and local police officers swept through Compton, Lynwood and other parts of Los Angeles County early Tuesday, arresting 16 people and serving more than a dozen search warrants in an operation aimed at dismantling a violent clique of the...
  • Charity linked to union probe gets tax exemption

    A nonprofit housing organization has received a federal tax exemption retroactive to 2004 despite being linked to a corruption investigation into the Los Angeles labor union that founded it, according to Internal Revenue Service records and officials....
  • SEIU leader loses post over scandal

    The president of the Service Employees International Union's biggest Michigan local has been removed from office and must refund $33,500 in housing payments that have been linked to a spending scandal at the parent organization's leading California...
  • Union-founded nonprofit spent zero on its charitable purpose in two years

    A nonprofit organization founded by California's largest union local reported spending nothing on its charitable purpose -- to develop housing for low-income workers -- during at least two of the four years it has been operating, federal records show....
  • Environmentalists torn up over Compton Creek bulldozing

    Environmentalists torn up over Compton Creek bulldozing
    Knee deep in Compton Creek's murky waters, environmentalist James Alamillo scanned the ripples for signs of aquatic life in a stretch edged with cattails and trash, between a Metro Rail station and heavy industry just north of the 710 Freeway. "What have...
  • L.A. charter schools flex their educational muscles

    L.A. charter schools flex their educational muscles
    Over the last decade, a quiet revolution took root in the nation's second-largest school district. Fueled by money and emboldened by clout from some of the city's most powerful figures, charter schools began a period of explosive growth that has...
  • The Game rolls out 'LAX' at Santa Monica listening party

    The Game rolls out 'LAX' at Santa Monica listening party
    For all its booze-soaked bonhomie and head-nodding musical surprises, a "listening party" for "LAX," the new album from the multi-platinum-selling Compton gangsta rapper the Game, on Monday night proved to be the rarest kind of orchestrated media event....