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‘YOU CAN DO IT, TOO:’ Hometown girl brings her latest film to Compton

COMPTON — Filmmaker Ava DuVernay wanted to make sure the children in her hometown get to see her new film, “A Wrinkle in Time.” With the help of Compton Mayor Aja Brown, DuVernay hosted a special screening of the film March 2 for more than 300 Compton elementary and middle-school children and their caretakers. Since Read More…

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Air quality officials discuss Compton pollution issues

COMPTON — The South Coast Air Quality Management District has issued five notices of violation to local businesses for emitting potentially harmful substances. Four of the five were cited for emitting hexavalent chromium, a cancer-causing pollutant. The agency presented its results of an inspection into whether hexavalent chromium is present in the air above the Read More…

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Congresswoman seeks quick report on Compton pollution

COMPTON — The city’s new representative in Congress told residents May 15 she doesn’t want three years to go by before cancer-causing toxic metals are discovered in the atmosphere here. U.S. Rep. Nanette Barragan, elected to replace Rep. Janice Hahn last November, told residents at a town hall meeting in the Dollarhide Community Center, “If Read More…