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Compton’s Corner – $12M Secured From State to Repair Artesia Bridge
November 17, 2022
To the citizens of Compton, small businesses, and all surrounding regions that use the "Hub City" for essential transportation; the Artesia Bridge has been awarded state funds to repair the bridge! ... read more »
Man Fatally Shot by Deputies in Compton
November 4, 2022
A man authorities said was armed with a hatchet was shot and killed by a sheriff's deputy today in Compton. ... read more »
Serena Williams not done yet; wins 1st match at US Open
August 30, 2022
They came from far and wide for Serena — no last name required, befitting someone as much an icon as superstar athlete — to see her practice and play and, it turned out, win a match at the U.S. Open on Monday night, turning out in record numbers to fill Arthur Ashe Stadium and shout and applaud and pump their fists right along with her. ... read more »
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White Hall Arts Academy Expands Footprint (Also Minds, Community and Opportunities)
August 25, 2022
Tanisha Hall, entrepreneur, pianist and vocal teacher, turned her grandmother’s longstanding beauty salon into White Hall Arts Academy. The school teaches the arts to people of all ages in South L.A. and beyond. A $1.4 million renovation is underway to expand the school’s reach. ... read more »
Serena Williams says ‘countdown has begun’ to retirement
August 11, 2022
Saying “the countdown has begun,” 23-time Grand Slam champion Serena Williams announced Tuesday she is ready to step away from tennis so she can turn her focus to having another child and her business interests, ... read more »
Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg Makes A Stop At ‘Destination Crenshaw
July 14, 2022
U.S. Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg paid a visit to South Los Angeles on July 8, visiting ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach and the city of Compton. He also participated in a ribbon cutting ceremony for the newly opened “K” line, the new Crenshaw-to-LAX metro line.  ... read more »
‘Girlz ‘N the Hood’ Recounts Growing Up in South Central L.A.
April 28, 2022
“Girlz ‘N the Hood: A Memoir of Mama in South Central Los Angeles” is written by award-winning author, journalist, and college professor, Dr. Mary Hill-Wagner, and tells the story about the author’s experiences growing up in Compton, CA, with a undeniably strong, single mother of eleven children. ... read more »
LA County Library Reading Machine Enriches the Minds of Juniorversity Children through ‘Storytime’
April 28, 2022
Juniorversity is an early childcare center located in the city of Compton. Their tagline is, “Where Learning and Growing Go Hand-in-Hand," and owner/director, Gwendolyn Crews, is making sure that her childcare center lives up to that slogan. As part of the curriculum, library volunteers from LA County Library Reading Machine come out every other Friday to Juniorversity to read to the children in the form of "Storytime” implementing both literacy and S.T.E.A.M. ... read more »
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Community Health Centers Offer Safe, Affordable Care Right in South L.A.
April 27, 2022
With clinics all over South Los Angeles, Inglewood, Compton and more, the Southside Coalition of Community Health Centers raises a unified voice for the health care needs of South Los Angeles.  ... read more »
The Hidden Genius Project Partners With The Compton Girls Club for STEAM Program
March 30, 2022
The Hidden Genius Project partnered with the Compton Girls Club for eight weeks to enrich STEAM programming for girls and non-binary youth from undeserved communities. On Saturday, ... read more »
Barragán’s Vote for Omnibus Bill will Fund $7,535,000 in Local Projects
March 17, 2022
Rep. Nanette Barragán (D-Harbor City) voted to pass government funding legislation on March 9. The bill’s transformative investments will help working families with the cost of living, create American jobs, and support the vulnerable. ... read more »
Inglewood Artist Highlights the Strength of Community in New Revolt TV Series, ‘In a Session’
March 12, 2022
“In a Session,” premieres on Revolt TV March 18. The show is an invitation to join locally sourced artists on their journey to being discovered. ... read more »
A Plant Paradise for Kids in Compton
February 24, 2022
Marquis Mitchell, founder and president of Souljas Progression, Inc. and Sandee Taylor, meditation coach, together run a non-profit afterschool gardening program for elementary and middle school-aged students at Optimal Christian Academy in Compton.  ... read more »
Living Local Legend: Dr. Saul Lankster, First Black Firefighter in Compton
February 16, 2022
Dr. Saul E. Lankster II created a benchmark in American history. He became the first Black Firefighter in Compton, California. Today, Dr. Lankster continues to lift while he climbs as a National University (NU) Associate Faculty member that focuses on the progression of criminal justice. ... read more »
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