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Dash, Brown pull out of race for Congress

COMPTON — Mayor Aja Brown is withdrawing from the 44th Congressional District race, just one week after actress-turned political commentator Stacey Dash left the race. Both were running to unseat U.S. Rep. Nanette Barragan, who is both well-funded and well-endorsed in the district, which is largely Democratic. The district includes Compton, Watts, San Pedro and Read More…

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Compton voters to decide on two marijuana measures

COMPTON — Legal sales of marijuana in California began this month, but the city of Compton still bans dispensaries and other marijuana businesses. However, that could change soon. On Jan. 23, the city is having a special election on marijuana. Under the new state law — Proposition 64, approved by voters in November 2016 — Read More…

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Charges filed in connection with Compton baby’s killing

COMPTON — Shortly after young Autumn Johnson died from a gunshot wound to the head, Mayor Aja Brown issued an emphatic challenge for the capture of the perpetrators who committed the reckless crime of shooting into the year-old infant’s home and mortally wounding the baby as she lay in her crib. “Let her death not Read More…