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2 Urban Girls has been cited in City Watch LA, Compton Herald, Daily News, Inglewood Today, Intersections South LA, KCRW, KPCC, Los Angeles Times, LA Weekly, LA Watts Times, Mercury News and The Atlantic.

Will African-Americans benefit from the marijuana industry

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African-Americans looking to enter the legal marijuana industry face higher hurdles BY TRACY JAN AND FENIT NIRAPPIL THE WASHINGTON POST Darryl Hill, hailed for integrating college football in his youth half a century ago, was a successful entrepreneur with no criminal record and plenty of capital when he applied for a license to grow marijuana […]


CA Senate takes steps to pare down Board of Equalization activities and duties

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Will the behavior of a member of the CA Board of Equalization (BOE) lead to the agencies downfall?  The Committee on Budget and Fiscal Review introduced Senate Bill 86, in January of this year, which seeks to remove many of the duties that currently fall under the BOE.  The first reading passed the Senate 26-9 with […]


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Will Hawthorne residents follow Compton’s lead re: increased sales tax

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After allegedly balancing the city budget, and welcoming many new businesses, Hawthorne Mayor Alex Vargas and city council will possibly seek the public’s vote to raise the city sales tax from 9.25% to 10.25%.  Why are city leaders so eager to tax residents?  Was the mayor lying to constituents about the city being solvent during last […]


Compton College Receives Accreditation

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The Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges (ACCJC) granted initial accreditation status to Compton College during its June 7, 2017 meeting. The action establishes Compton College as an accredited college.


Word on the Street: CA Dem Party diversifies

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After the “Battle Royale” for the seat to chair the CA Democratic Party for the next four years, 2 Urban Girls is hearing that the party’s new leader, Eric Bauman, could be reading this blog.  During the contentious race, this blog reached out to Bauman’s opponent to ask how she would diversify party headquarters.  Bauman must’ve […]


Compton City Clerk admits her office played ‘switcheroo’ at polling locations

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The last two elections held in the city of Compton were filled with controversy.  The latest involves city employees cutting down employee signs off city owned property, poll watchers copying information from voter rolls posted on poll location entrances and whether election code and/or the city, allows such actions.  There were also discrepancies at many […]


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City of Hawthorne to begin accepting Section 8 applications June 15th

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The city of Hawthorne has developed an on-line application system for submitting Section 8 applications.  There are multiple locations, within the city, where you can use a computer to complete the application.  Applications will be accepted beginning June 15, 2017 at 8:00 A.M. – June 16, 2017 at 5:30 P.M. online only at www.waitlistcheck.com/CA2029.


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