Archive for October, 2010

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 cutting ceremony of the brand new Burlington Coat Factory.  There were speeches made, hands shaken, photographs taken, and much celebrating all around.  And then, after more than a year of waiting — there was shopping.  Lots and lots [...]


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, shown on the pilot episode of NBC’s School Pride.  Anyone who happened to tune in on Friday, Oct. 16th saw four “community activists” ride into Compton on their white horses to awaken the community and turn a [...]


A New Don for D High — the Transformation Continues

A New Don for D High — the Transformation Continues

Saturday, July 24, 2010 marked the second Compton Initiative work day dedicated to Dominguez High.  The school’s marching band started the morning off right with a musical greeting for all the volunteers.  From the first sound of the tuba to the drop of the last paint brush, the day was a success at every level! [...]