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Funds designated for Compton Campfire site remain under LA County control

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What is going on with the Compton Campfire site?  Compton residents are concerned that funds designated to purchase the property located at 450 S. Raymond St. (parcel numbers 6162-009-901 or 6162-009-907) have languished under the control of Los Angeles County for a couple of years.  Nearly $300,000 in private donations also hang in the balance.


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Is a boycott of Chili’s on the menu

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Chili’s restaurant had to apologize to a Black veteran yesterday.  After the national chain restaurant offered free meals to Veterans, for the Veterans Day holiday, U.S. Army veteran Ernest Walker patronized a Chili’s in Cedar Hills, Texas.  An elderly Donald Trump supporter said “he was in Germany, and that they did not let Blacks serve over […]


Board of Equalization to face outside audit

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Allegations of misspending preface Board of Equalization (BOE) audit.  After the Sacramento Bee’s reporting of an office remodel of a BOE member, the century old periodical now reports the agency has been under an audit with the CA Department of General Services since July of this year.  The BOE oversees about $60 billion in taxes and […]


What do you want Compton: jobs or sales tax revenue?

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Compton city council is back in session.  As the mayor and council return from their August break, residents are once again not happy with the contents of the regular city council meeting scheduled for September 6.  City Manager Jerome Groomes wants to hold a public hearing, September 13, to give a multi-billion dollar company a break […]


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Inglewood Unified prepares to save taxpayers money

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Inglewood Unified is giving Inglewood homeowners some financial relief.  According to meeting minutes for the Measure GG Oversight Committee, the district is “refunding” bonds associated with Measure K.  Homeowners have pledged over $200 million dollars to upgrade Inglewood schools since the 90’s via two school bond measures.


Eagle Rock tenants don’t stand a chance against rent increase

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Living in city-owned rent controlled units doesn’t exempt you from massive rent increases. The Eastsider LA is reporting a city owned housing complex in Eagle Rock, is increasing rent over the 3% annual limit imposed by the city of Los Angeles Rent Stabilization Ordinance.  Rent is able to be doubled since the owner doesn’t have tenants receiving […]


Should the city of Compton allow marijuana cultivation in the city

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Will the city of Compton reverse their ban on marijuana?  The last regular city council meeting agenda included an item to allow for a presentation on the “Marijuana Adult Use Initiative” headed to the November 2016 ballot.  A public hearing is scheduled for September 13, 2016, when the council comes back from their August break, […]


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