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July 14, 1989
The report on present-day Compton ("Black Middle Class Keeps the Faith for Compton," Part I, June 26) and its proud residents is a lucid testimonial not only on pride of ownership, but also pride of community. The article should be read by all ethnic groups who, despite social stigma and stereotypes nurtured by bigots believing in "exclusive neighborhoods," continue to think that the latter is the sole way to go on the road to the American success story. The Compton story defies this.
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April 3, 2014 | By Eric Sondheimer
  The Joey Davis Story continues to unfold in the world of collegiate wrestling. Davis, a sophomore who grew up in Compton and attended Santa Fe High School, is 72-0 in collegiate wrestling and won his second consecutive NCAA Division II championship last month wrestling for Notre Dame College. He won the 174-pound division and helped Notre Dame win the Division II championship. Above is a video story from his 2013 season.   Eric.sondheimer@latimes.com  
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 23, 2013 | By Paloma Esquivel
A man was shot and killed in Compton on Friday night, according to sheriff's officials. Deputies were called to the 900 block of West 134th Street about 8 p.m., according to a statement from the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department. The victim was pronounced dead at the scene. No further information was immediately available. ALSO: Homicide Report: Track killings in L.A. County¿¿¿ Tour bus crash: Company has logged numerous safety violations Filner resignation: San Diego council to vote on harassment settlement Twitter: @PalomaEsquivel paloma.esquivel@latimes.com
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March 19, 2014 | By Ari Bloomekatz
A 24-year-old man who was shot multiple times while in front of a Compton home Tuesday night was pronounced dead at the hospital. Authorities said the man was standing in front of a home in the 1700 block of Graham Avenue at 10:53 p.m. Tuesday when, according to witnesses, gunshots rang out. The Homicide Report: A story for every victim When they went to check on the man, they saw that he had been shot and took him to the backyard until...
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July 30, 2013 | By Ari Bloomekatz
A young man was shot to death in Compton early Tuesday evening but police were releasing few details about the incident. The shooting occurred about 6:10 p.m. in the 1300 block of Chester Avenue, according to a news release from the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department. Homicide Report: Tracking killings in L.A. County The victim, a male juvenile, was pronounced dead at the scene, according to the release. ALSO: Social workers involved in horrific child torture case fired Lake Forest explosion not a meteor, probably fireworks blast O.C. firefighter among those arrested in Huntington Beach rioting Twitter: @aribloomekatz | Facebook ari.bloomekatz@latimes.com
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 16, 2013 | By Abby Sewell and Angel Jennings
A former Compton deputy fire chief -- who has also starred on a reality television series -- has been arrested on suspicion of arson and grand theft in connection with a fire that destroyed hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of radio equipment in late 2011. Marcel Melanson, 37, was arrested at his home Wednesday by the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department. Compton had bought the radio and communications equipment in 2010, when the city was planning to end its contract with the Sheriff's Department and reinstate the Compton Police Department.
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August 29, 2013 | By Nicole Santa Cruz
Compton city officials announced efforts Thursday to combat a recent spike in gang-related homicides.  This year, the city has had 22 slayings , all of which have been classified as gang-related by authorities, according to figures provided by the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, which patrols Compton.  Last year, there were 21 killings, 15 of which were classified as gang-related.  Mayor Aja Brown said Compton, a city of...
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May 14, 2013 | By Angel Jennings and Abby Sewell
One of the candidates who ran for city treasurer in Compton's primary election has filed a lawsuit seeking to contest last month's election results. Jasper Jackson petitioned the court to halt incumbent Douglas Sanders from assuming office due to alleged voter fraud. In the 10-page complaint filed last week, Jackson contends that "Compton City Clerk Alita Godwin and others have conspired, aided, abetted in the suppression, non-collection, destruction of relevant evidence and election materials concerning the April 16, 2013, election, under a variety of pretenses.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 4, 1992
Compton Mayor Walter R. Tucker III wants to declare as a city landmark an apartment that George Bush called home for a mere six months in 1949. That's a nice thought perhaps, but an unnecessary gesture. Tucker's proposal brings to mind the contrast between the Compton of mid-century and the Compton of today. Back then the area attracted an ambitious oilman with a young family. Today, the Santa Fe Gardens apartment complex that was home to a man who would be President is quite troubled.
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February 28, 2014 | By Austin Knoblauch
The MLB Urban Youth Academy in Compton will be one of four regional locations that will be hosting Major League Baseball's expanded Breakthrough Series this year. The series, which exposes diverse high school baseball players to MLB scouts and collegiate recruiters, will feature more than 200 players -- the most in the seven-year history of the event. The series, which also gives players the opportunity to attend daily presentations from current and former MLB players, coaches, scouts and college administrators, is open only to those invited to participate.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 11, 2014 | By Howard Blume
More than half the teachers at a Compton high school called in sick Tuesday, leaving students unattended and forcing district officials to scramble to bring order to the campus. The Compton Unified School District blamed labor action for the absence of teachers at Dominguez High. District spokesman Ron T. Suazo said 55 of 86 teachers called in sick Tuesday. The lack of student supervision immediately disrupted the campus. Unable to proceed normally, "students remained at school until they were picked up by their parents," Suazo said.  Supt.
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February 28, 2014 | By Eric Sondheimer
 Major league baseball will showcase about 200 high school players around the country at four locations, including Compton, as part of its Breakthrough Series this summer. The Urban Youth Academy in Compton will be the Southern California site for the Breakthrough Series, to take place between July 19 and July 28. Other sites will be in Cincinnati, Brooklyn and Bradenton, Fla. The event promotes baseball as a collegiate and professional option for urban youth. Eric.sondheimer@latimes.com  
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February 28, 2014 | By Austin Knoblauch
The MLB Urban Youth Academy in Compton will be one of four regional locations that will be hosting Major League Baseball's expanded Breakthrough Series this year. The series, which exposes diverse high school baseball players to MLB scouts and collegiate recruiters, will feature more than 200 players -- the most in the seven-year history of the event. The series, which also gives players the opportunity to attend daily presentations from current and former MLB players, coaches, scouts and college administrators, is open only to those invited to participate.
BUSINESS
February 26, 2014 | By Roger Vincent
Work is underway on Metro @ Compton Senior Apartments, a $19.5-million housing community near several transit stops, including the light rail Metro Blue Line. The project is being developed by Meta Housing Corp. of Los Angeles, which specializes in building subsidized housing for families and senior citizens. Residents of Metro @ Compton must be 55 or older. The County of Los Angeles Housing Authority helped fund the 75-unit complex under construction at 302 N. Tamarin Ave. in Compton.
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February 23, 2014 | By Adolfo Flores
Sheriff's homicide detectives are investigating the shooting death of a man in Compton. Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department deputies responded to a report of shots fired in the 1000 block of West School Street about 5:15 p.m. Sunday. They found a man with at least one gunshot wound to his upper body. The unidentified man was taken to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead, Deputy Kim Manatt said. Investigators have no witnesses or suspects, Manatt said. Over the last year, there have been 21 homicides within a mile of where Sunday's shooting occurred, according to the Times' Homicide Report.
SPORTS
February 14, 2014 | By Eric Sondheimer
The Southern Section named the 16 teams on Friday for its new Open Division playoffs. The final seedings and pairings won't be announced until Sunday. Nervous coaches waited around their computers until the selections were posted at 1 p.m. on Friday. There were coaches who preferred not to be selected for a division that features unbeaten Santa Ana Mater Dei (27-0), the reigning Open Division state champion. The teams: Torrance Bishop Montgomery, Cantwell-Sacred Heart, Cathedral, Corona Centennial, West Hills Chaminade, Chino Hills, Compton, Etiwanda, Riverside North, Loyola, Mater Dei, Lakewood Mayfair, Redondo, Gardena Serra, Chatsworth Sierra Canyon and Bellflower St. John Bosco.
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April 3, 2014 | By Eric Sondheimer
  The Joey Davis Story continues to unfold in the world of collegiate wrestling. Davis, a sophomore who grew up in Compton and attended Santa Fe High School, is 72-0 in collegiate wrestling and won his second consecutive NCAA Division II championship last month wrestling for Notre Dame College. He won the 174-pound division and helped Notre Dame win the Division II championship. Above is a video story from his 2013 season.   Eric.sondheimer@latimes.com  
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February 3, 2014 | By Eric Sondheimer
Everything was set for a Wednesday night showdown to decide the Moore League championship between Compton and Long Beach Poly. Except Long Beach Millikan became the party pooper on Monday night with a 101-90 victory over Compton. Malik Marquetti scored 21 points to help Millikan hand Compton its second league loss. Isaiah Bailey had 32 points for Compton.  Poly is unbeaten in league play and looks headed to another league championship.  In the Suburban League, Mayfair (19-5, 9-0)
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 30, 2014 | By Samantha Schaefer
A Compton resident was cited for selling unpasteurized milk mixed with alcohol over the weekend, authorities said. Los Angeles County Sheriff's deputies conducted patrol checks on Jan. 21 along the 400 blocks of West Bennett and West Caldwell streets, as well as the 600 block of West Raymond Street, after numerous complaints from residents about the alleged late-night and early-morning sales, said Lt. Carmichael Octave. There were no observable violations at the time, but deputies warned residents about the illegal activity, the department said.
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