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Compton (Los Angeles, California)

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  • 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...
  • Suspect in Deadly Inglewood Police Shootout Identified

    Suspect in Deadly Inglewood Police Shootout Identified
    INGLEWOOD - Police in Inglewood are the subject of scrutiny once again after a man was fatally shot during an altercation that also left one officer wounded. The incident happened around 12:45 a.m. Sunday when officers responded to a disturbance call...
  • 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....
  • 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...