Posts Tagged ‘development’

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 [...]


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 [...]


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! [...]


Beautiful Contradictions

Beautiful Contradictions

This is a blog entry I wrote back in early August — it expresses well my view of this place I call home.  After reading, I hope you’ll leave a comment! Its been a while since i posted new photos.  I’ve been a little discouraged lately — spending too much time trying to edit images [...]


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 [...]