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L.A. County Renews Reward in Compton Double Homicide
November 7, 2019
Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas recommended renewing a $10,000 reward in the Compton shooting, which was set to expire this week.    About 9 p.m. on May 15, 2016, 24-year-old Richard Williams was driving out of a 76 gas station in the 1200 block of South Wilmington Avenue with two friends -- 23-year-old Boston Farley and 26-year-old Brandon Upchurch - - when someone fired into their vehicle. ... read more »
Compton College’s Campus Community Mirrors Population It Serves
October 17, 2019
Compton College’s population of students, faculty and staff reflects the diversity of the residents that live within the Compton Community College District (CCCD) service area, which encompasses 12 cities includingthe communities of Compton, Lynwood, Paramount and Willowbrook, as well as portions of Athens, Bellflower, Carson, Downey, Dominguez, Lakewood, Long Beach, and South Gate. ... read more »
Compton Salute to Marie Hollis Attracts Hundreds
October 17, 2019
At a recognition program on Oct. 11, nearly 300 people came out salute her love and commitment to the city and celebrate her retirement as head of Concerned Citizens after 19 years of service. The crowd included elected officials, faith leaders, business executives and residents of the community. ... read more »
Compton Unified School District Launches Districtwide Career Program with eSports Video Game Tournament
September 27, 2019
The Compton Unified School District (CUSD), in partnership with the Carrot Group and the Los Angeles Chargers, will host its first-ever eSports High School Tournament between its four high schools – Centennial, Compton, Compton Early College, and Dominguez High Schools – to kick off a districtwide career program and strengthen Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math (STEAM) skills in schools.  ... read more »
Redeemer Church Partners with MLK Clinic to Raise Health Awareness in Compton
September 4, 2019
Church of the Redeemer and the Martin Luther King Community Medical Group have united to raise awareness about healthcare among residents in the South L.A. and Compton areas. ... read more »
Successful Measure S Bond Sale for Compton USD
August 26, 2019
Compton Unified School District successfully issued its Election of 2015 Series B bonds. The Series B bonds represents the second series of bonds under Measure S, authorizing the District to issuance up to $350 million in general obligation bonds.  ... read more »
Watts-Willowbrook Conservatory Offers Free Music Lessons for Youth
August 9, 2019
It’s no secret that when it comes to under-resourced communities in predominantly Black and Brown neighborhoods, arts and music education is usually lacking. But the program director of the Watts-Willowbrook Conservatory & Youth Symphony, Billy Mitchell, says it’s not because the programs don’t exist. ... read more »
Man Shot, Killed in Compton
August 2, 2019
Deputies responded to a gunshot victim call and found the victim with at least one gunshot wound to his upper body, the sheriff's department reported. ... read more »
Authorities ID Man Killed in Compton Shooting; Investigation Continuing

July 12, 2019
Awki Wilds, 41, of Compton died at a hospital after being wounded about 11:35 a.m. Monday in the 1200 block of Castlegate Avenue, according to the Los Angeles County coroner's office and sheriff's department. ... read more »
Renowned Art Curator Naima J. Keith Brings Her Magic Touch to LACMA
July 12, 2019
Big, big things are happening at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) and one of the biggest is the recent addition of Naima J. Keith as its Vice President of Education and Public Programs. ... read more »
Ryan Twyman’s Family Speaks Out in the Wake of Recently Released Shooting Video
July 4, 2019
The family of an unarmed Black man shot by county sheriffs in Compton joined the Cochran Firm in a press conference June 20, in the wake of a recently released video documenting the incident. 24-year-old Ryan Twyman’s family said that the video made it clear that their loved one was murdered. What’s worse, they said, is the possibility that nothing will be done. ... read more »
Reward Renewed Re Compton Man Gunned Down in SUV with Family
July 1, 2019
The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors renewed a $10,000 reward today for information leading to whoever gunned down a 22-year-old man as he rode in an SUV with his brother and other family members in Compton. ... read more »
Fisher Passes Away, Organized 1st Black Church in Compton
June 19, 2019
When it comes to spiritual leaders, the Rev. Dr. W. Jerome Fisher had few equals. A master teacher, powerful preacher, supreme administrator and friend of the people are just some of the descriptions that marked his long ministerial career. ... read more »
My First Father’s Day: Redeeming a Legacy of Loss
June 14, 2019
Growing up, my family didn’t celebrate Father’s Day. My parents divorced, after nine years of marriage, when I was six-years old. My father was distant during the marriage, ... read more »
City of Compton Election Results
June 6, 2019
The City of Compton held its elections for District 1 and 4 for council district seats on Tuesday, June 4. As of press-time, Michelle Chambers took home the victory winning the election, defeating incumbent Janna Zurita by a large margin of 65 percent of the votes for the District 1 seat. ... read more »
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