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 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 [...]


Picture of the Week — EBA Wrap-Up

Picture of the Week — EBA Wrap-Up

I decided that while I’m continuing to work on other articles, I’m going to start posting a weekly favorite shot. This past Saturday the Educated Ballers (featured in my last article) had their final championship games.  My son’s team, the Warriors, actually won their game in overtime, to clinch third place.  Though they’d played their [...]


The EDUCATED Ballers Association

The EDUCATED Ballers Association

Teaching More Than Just Basketball My son is just finishing up his first season with the Educated Ballers Association.  Founded by Compton natives Chris Calloway and Joye Abney, the EBA has been running their spring program at the Salvation Army.  As both a parent and a community worker, I’m thrilled about the arrival of this [...]


Alma Vargas

Alma Vargas

“Just Doing Good” in the City of Compton Though located in the neighboring community of Paramount, Alma Vargas jokes about her office that, “Hey – when you walk in here, you’re stepping into the city of Compton!” No doubt many citizens of Compton would grant her that honorary residency.  As the main liaison representing the [...]