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  • Also straight outta: The story of Compton’s Jewish community

    March 9, 2016 | 3:19 pm

    When hip-hop group N.W.A released its debut album “Straight Outta Compton” in 1988, the rappers were probably clueless that the title also could apply to a small, short-lived group of postwar Jews from the same city.

    While Compton today is predominantly Latino and Black — with a...

  • Rap mogul Suge Knight charged with murder in hit-and-run case

    February 2, 2015 | 3:35 pm

    Rap mogul Marion "Suge" Knight was charged with murder and attempted murder on Monday in connection with an incident in which prosecutors say he ran over two men in a Southern California parking lot last week, killing one of them.

    Knight, the 49-year-old co-founder of the hip hop...

  • Slicing the Kosher Cheese Market

    By Gaby Wenig

    July 3, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    At a cheese plant in Compton, Rabbi Avraham Vogel, a mashgiach (kosher supervisor) from OK supervision, adds a bucket of culture to a 780-gallon bath of hot milk. A table nearby is spread with cheese curd, which a worker cuts and then puts through a cooker stretcher that bathes the...