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Compton's Centennial High School Has One of the Country's Best Marching Bands  L.A. Weekly

Some say the pressure to survive Compton is so great that it creates diamonds. If that's true, then Centennial High School's music program, under the leadership ...



Bomb threat made at Centennial High School in Compton  KABC-TV

COMPTON, Calif. (KABC) -- Centennial High School in Compton was closed Thursday morning while authorities investigated a bomb threat. Sheriff's officials ...



Long Beach high school football: Compton Centennial Apaches  Long Beach Press Telegram

It was a coaching hire that was a quarter century in the making. Looking through his old reference letters, Joe Rayford realized he'd been pursuing the head ...



UCI awarded $5.4 million grant to prepare Compton students for college access and success  UCI News

Irvine, Calif., Nov. 15, 2018 — The University of California, Irvine has been awarded a $5.4 million Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate ...



Kendrick Lamar Might Have The Best Love Story In The Entire Music Industry  Refinery29

And the story is really, really sweet. Theirs might be the best love story in the music industry.



Straight Outta Compton is a classic album – but did it help or harm 'Hub City'?  The Guardian

NWA's seminal album was released 30 years ago this month. We take a closer look at the complex Los Angeles County locale that inspired it.



Near-perfect scholar-athlete makes history  Compton Herald

Centennial High Apache Eriana Pula is the first female player to participate in the Plays and Grades California All-Star Football Classic.



Should Growing Up in Compton Be Considered a Disability?  VICE News

An unprecedented lawsuit brought by students and teachers in Compton, California argues that the trauma children experience while growing up in the city ...



How Grammy-nominated hip-hop storyteller Kendrick Lamar describes hometown Compton  Los Angeles Times

Like the fictional Yoknapatawpha County where writer William Faulkner set many of his stories, the rapper and lyricist Kendrick Lamar, who is nominated for ...



CDU and Compton Unified School District Celebrate the Signing of a Memorandum of Understanding  Lasentinel

The signers were Mr. Darin Brawley, Superintendent, Compton Unified School District, and Ms. Satra D. Zurita, President, Board of Trustees (CUSD) with Dr.



Compton is more than 'gangs' and 'ghetto': Maybe Kendrick Lamar's Pulitzer can help these students show it  CBC.ca

Compton high schoolers say rapper Kendrick Lamar's Pulitzer is encouraging others in his home community to strive for success.



Compton teachers play hooky to protest slow-moving negotiations  89.3 KPCC

A significant number of teachers at four Compton Unified schools have called in sick in an apparent show of frustration with the progress of labor contract talks ...



Coach Gerald Pickens honored  Compton Herald

Coach Gerald Pickens received due recognition and distinction for his unparalleled contributions to youth and baseball for more than two decades in Compton.



Kendrick Lamar, the pride of Compton, receives key to the city today  Los Angeles Times

The city of Compton plans to honor rapper Kendrick Lamar on Saturday by presenting him the key to the city. The ceremony honoring the Grammy Award winner ...



Parkland to Columbine School Shootings List  Westword

Reporters and anchors covering yesterday's shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, frequently mentioned the disturbing ...



How a city reckons with its 'Straight Outta Compton' roots  PBS NewsHour

N.W.A.'s seminal album “Straight outta Compton” painted the Los Angeles area city as a hotbed for gang banging and drug dealing. But long after its 1988 debut ...



Kendrick Lamar to receive key to Compton  KABC-TV

A big honor for musician Kendrick Lamar - the Compton native will be receiving the key to the city next month.



THE GRADE: Panama-Buena Vista names school for revered educator  The Bakersfield Californian

In Jennifer Scott's classroom at Compton Junior High, there's a cacophony of technology. Google spreadsheets, docs, slides, maps and search browsers ...



Former BC, Centennial star will be inducted into JUCO Hall of Fame  The Bakersfield Californian

Brandon Kurtz, a local Centennial High School and Bakersfield College standout, will be recognized as one of California's finest junior college athletes ever on ...



Kobe Bryant Challenges Isaiah Thomas, Richard Sherman, Kendrick Lamar  Elite Sports NY

Hey Isaiah Thomas, Richard Sherman and Kendrick Lamar—Kobe Bryant has put you all on notice. Will you rise to his challenges?



» Q&A: Arron Afflalo on Kendrick Lamar, His Compton Roots, and the Magic's Surprising Season  Grantland

When Kendrick Lamar dropped Good Kid, m.A.A.d City on October 22, 2012, one song immediately jumped out at basketball fans, bloggers, and NBA players: ...



A High School Senior's Kendrick Lamar Portrait Will Hang In The US Capitol For One Year  Live for Live Music

Colorado high school student Tiona Cordova's Kendrick Lamar portrait was named one of the winners of this year's Congressional Art Competition.



Luis Alejo, March 20: The voting rights gladiator who changed California politics forever  Register Pajaronian

(Civil rights attorneys Joaquin Avila (right) and Robert Rubin after successful oral arguments before the U.S. Supreme Court on Nov. 2, 1998. Contributed photo).



The runner's view of Los Angeles: Its landscape, its people, and the BBQ at mile 10  Los Angeles Times

What began as a lark ended up turning into a singular way of exploring the far-flung corners and eateries of Los Angeles.



The Game News, Pictures, and Videos  TMZ.com

The Game on TMZ, your go-to source for celebrity news, photos, & videos. Latest Story: LAPD Denies Game's Claim They Insulted Nipsey Hussle's Family.



'Enjoy the job': Veteran teachers give their best advice to first-year instructors  The Bakersfield Californian

New teachers have a lot to fret about: How will I manage my classroom? Will my students like me? What happens if I get some out-of-control students? We asked ...



Kendrick Lamar Wiki: New Album, Net Worth, Fiancée & Facts to Know  Earn The Necklace

Lamar's new album is already spiking great interest in fans! We've got all you need to know about the rapper here.



In Case You Missed It: Dissect Podcast Goes Deep Into Rap  Forbes Now

Cole Cuchna created Dissect Podcast to analyze hip-hop and rap with the same consideration typically reserved for classical music.



Kobe Bryant Challenges Isaiah Thomas to Make 1st-Team All-NBA After Cavs Trade  Bleacher Report

Former NBA superstar Kobe Bryant issued a challenge to Isaiah Thomas on Instagram Thursday following his trade to the Cleveland Cavaliers: " I challenge you ...



Founding member Harold Ray Brown, and the Evolution of WAR to The Lowrider Band  Herald de Paris

The band War is still on the road playing shows all over the country, the only original member of the band War is Lonnie Jordan. The Lowrider Band has four of ...



Cal State Students Demand Justice for Josiah and Some Describe Humboldt County as a Violently Racist Community to KQED  Redheaded Blackbelt

“A year and a half ago, a 19-year-old African American student at Humboldt State was stabbed to death at an off-campus party,” began KQED's story on the radio ...



All You Need to Know About: Kendrick Lamar in Vancouver  Straight.com

Lauded by figures from Barack Obama to Prince, Kendrick Lamar is everyone's darling. A rare breed of musician, the rapper is many things to many people—an ...



UCLA Bruins Jalen Hill and Cody Riley are the forgotten names of an international incident  ESPN

Three UCLA players were arrested in China. Everybody knows about one of them; after all, his last name is Ball. But what about the other two, whose mistake ...



4 Temecula Students Named Among Countys 10 Brightest  Patch.com

Temecula, CA - Great Oak High School's Alison Long, Marianne Dang and Jae Shin, and Chaparral High School's Yuzhu (Emma) Mei, were named to Riverside ...



Arizona Football: Commit Quarterback Khalil Tate is a Scoring Machine  Zona Zealots

Arizona football: People talk about Khalil Tate and ponder if he will play quarterback at Arizona. Talk to Tate, there's no question!



Larry Allen headed for the Pro Football Hall of Fame  Napa Valley Register

DANVILLE — Larry Allen's journey to the Pro Football Hall of Fame can be traced back to Compton, Calif.



Lenny Randle’s Italian Baseball Renaissance  RollingStone.com

Lenny Randle is a man on a mission. “I'm trying to find the next Joe DiMaggio,” he says. “I'm gonna bring the next Mike Piazza, the next Roy Campanella, the ...



Who am I? Name that Cardinal  Redbird Rants

The 2012 St. Louis Cardinals are not the Running Redbirds of the 1980's. But they are definitely swiping bases on a more regular basis than they have a...



Army National Combine participants  247Sports

Here is a look at the list of prospects expected to participate in the 2014 U.S. Army National Combine in San Antonio on Friday, Jan. 3.



Vista Murrieta Student Named to All-County Academic Team  Patch.com

Murrieta, CA - Roger William Ibarra, a senior at Vista Murrieta High School, was among 10 students named to the All-County Adademic Team in a ceremony ...



Kobe Bryant is issuing Mamba Mentality challenges on Twitter  FanSided

Kobe Bryant took to Twitter on Thursday to issue some Mamba Mentality challenges out to various people in sports and entertainment.



Album Review: Kendrick Lamar's good kid, m.A.A.d city  Huffington Post

By Aarica West Kendrick Lamar has been the exception to the rule in many regards t...



98 ARCHIVES  Modoc County Record

Schools are back in session and children of all ages will once again be walking to and from their bus stops and schools. The California Highway Patrol (CHP) ...



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