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Compton (Los Angeles, California)

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  • 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...
  • Man Killed Fleeing 710 Freeway Accident on Foot

    Man Killed Fleeing 710 Freeway Accident on Foot
    COMPTON -- A man was struck and killed on the Long Beach (710) Freeway in Compton after he ran from a stolen vehicle following a collision with a sheriff's bomb squad truck, authorities said. The fatal accident happened at 4:49 p.m. Wednesday on the...
  • 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....
  • Man's Body Found in SoCal Pursuit Vehicle

    LOS ANGELES -- A carjacking suspect is being held for possible involvement in a kidnapping and murder after a body was found following a pursuit that ended in South Los Angeles. Police responded to a reported kidnapping at 12:54 a.m. in the 10200 block...
  • Family of Teen Killed by Deputy Disputes Gun Claim

    Family of Teen Killed by Deputy Disputes Gun Claim
    LOS ANGELES -- The family of a 16-year-old boy shot and killed by a Los Angeles County Sheriff's deputy is challenging claims that the teen was carrying a gun at the time of the shooting. Avery Cody Jr. was fatally shot as he ran from a deputy in Compton...
  • Local Pastor Accused of Embezzling $800,000 from Church

    COMPTON -- After a months-long investigation, a Southern California pastor has been arrested on suspicion of embezzling $800,000 from his church. Joshua E. Sims was arrested Wednesday, according to Los Angeles County sheriff's spokesman Steve Whitmore....
  • 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...
  • Candidates decry state of economy

    With California playing a meaningful role in the presidential race for the first time in decades, all three major Democratic candidates hit the campaign trail here Thursday, with talk of pocketbook issues in the face of a weakening economy. As the Dow...
  • 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......