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Longtime L.A. journalist, Betty Pleasant, has died

Wave Staff Report Former Los Angeles Wave columnist Betty Jean Pleasant, a longtime L.A. journalist whose “Soulvine” column defined the newspaper’s political and urban affairs...

Sidewalk repair program needs fixing, official says

Wave Wire Services LOS ANGELES — Calling Los Angeles' program for repairing sidewalks broken like the sidewalks themselves, Controller Ron Galperin wants a comprehensive assessment...

Abandoned Compton cemetery under new ownership

By 2UrbanGirls Contributing Writer COMPTON — After 18 months, an abandoned cemetery here has a new owner and new hope for preserving the thousands of people...

Former Compton Mayor Perrodin appointed city attorney

By 2UrbanGirls Contributing Writer COMPTON — Former Mayor Eric Perrodin was appointed the new city attorney on a 3-0 vote with two abstentions during the Oct....

Compton walk for breast cancer celebrates 10 years

By 2UrbanGirls Contributing Writer COMPTON — The Compton Walk for a Cure for Breast Cancer continues to educate women on the importance of early detection of...

Compton mourns death of actor Anthony ‘AJ’ Johnson

By 2UrbanGirls Contributing Writer COMPTON — Residents of the city are mourning the death of a native son. Actor and comedian Anthony “AJ” Johnson, who was...

Compton councilwoman mourns death of twin brother

By 2UrbanGirls Contributing Writer COMPTON — The unexpected death of acclaimed actor Michael K. Williams sent shockwaves throughout the country this week. His death was especially...

Compton appoints new council member, interim city manager

By 2 Urban Girls Contributing Writer COMPTON — The Compton City Council took steps to ensure continuity in government operations by appointing a new council member...

Backpack giveaway gets students ready for school year

By 2UrbanGirls Contributing Writer COMPTON — More than 1,000 backpacks, school supplies and groceries were distributed to Compton residents at Roosevelt Elementary School July 24. City Councilman...

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