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    Taking Back the City -- One Movie at a Time!

    Taking Back the City — One Movie at a Time!

      When we first moved to Compton in the mid 90′s, it was an accepted reality that most residents stayed away from the city parks.  Parks were considered “dangerous” and “run by gangs”, and other than for some occasional summertime relief at the city pool, best to be avoided.  I drove past Lueder’s Park almost [...]

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    Tomorrow's Aeronautical Museum "Operation Hangar Cleanup" - Part Three

    Tomorrow’s Aeronautical Museum “Operation Hangar Cleanup” – Part Three

      “Operation Hangar Cleanup” was a wonderful day of celebrating history while looking toward the future.  It was an event filled with history-makers themselves, as members from the Los Angeles chapter of the Tuskegee Airmen, former Captain Fred Pitcher of Western Airlines, and record-setting young pilots were on hand to join the clean-up crews.  These [...]

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    Tomorrow's Aeronautical Museum "Operation Hangar Cleanup" - Part Two

    Tomorrow’s Aeronautical Museum “Operation Hangar Cleanup” – Part Two

      The Tomorrow’s Aeronautical Museum is a real source of pride for anyone who lives in Compton.  Housed at the Woodley Airport since 2001, it is the home of several outstanding youth programs and the first non-profit flight school in the entire country! The youth programs offer kids from the community tutoring, mentoring, and a [...]

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    Tomorrow's Aeronautical Museum "Operation Hangar Cleanup" -- Part One

    Tomorrow’s Aeronautical Museum “Operation Hangar Cleanup” — Part One

    I’ve been working on a blog post about the Martin Luther King Day celebration we had at the Woodley Airport here in Compton.  (What? You didn’t know there’s an airport here in Compton?! Well then there’s a lot of things you still need to learn about Compton.  Cause this is not just any airport…but more [...]

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    Christmas Around Compton -- Part Three

    Christmas Around Compton — Part Three

    I was standing outside in the rain at the annual Ortega Holiday Party, put on by Community Lawyers, Inc. and El Nido Family Centers. My head was cold and my jacket was damp. My feet were downright soggy.  My heart, however, was full, because the smiles on the kids’ faces were pure sunshine! A special shout out [...]

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    Christmas Around Compton -- Part Two

    Christmas Around Compton — Part Two

    In the midst of stormy weather, the neighbors on Peck Street gathered for a neighborhood Christmas dinner the weekend before Christmas.  Two huge tents provided shelter, City Church of Compton provided the ham, and each individual family brought a side dish.  Although the clouds cleared a bit in the morning before the event was to [...]

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    Picture of the Week

    Picture of the Week — Burlington Coat Factory OPENS!
    Picture of the Week — Burlington Coat Factory OPENS!

    This morning I stood in the parking lot with other community members to attend the official ribbon c…

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    Beauty

    Beautiful Contradictions
    Beautiful Contradictions

    This is a blog entry I wrote back in early August — it expresses well my view of this place I …

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    Heroes

    Tomorrow's Aeronautical Museum "Operation Hangar Cleanup" - Part Two
    Tomorrow’s Aeronautical Museum “Operation Hangar Cleanup” – Part Two

      The Tomorrow’s Aeronautical Museum is a real source of pride for anyone who lives in Co…

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    Compton Initiative

    The Real Stars of School Pride @ Enterprise — Part One
    The Real Stars of School Pride @ Enterprise — Part One

    This week I am working on a set of posts related to the renovation of Enterprise Middle School, show…

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    Hub City Love

    Tomorrow's Aeronautical Museum "Operation Hangar Cleanup" - Part Three
    Tomorrow’s Aeronautical Museum “Operation Hangar Cleanup” – Part Three

      “Operation Hangar Cleanup” was a wonderful day of celebrating history while looki…

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