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Headlines: A Principal and Rapper Are Teaming Up to Open a New Preschool in Compton

11:07 AM PST on February 2, 2023

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    —Compton: Dr. Cheree Montgomery, aka Dr. Legacy, together with rapper Stix and Principal Rah, will be opening a new preschool in Compton named the Compton Legacy Early Academy with the aim of addressing early childhood literacy and setting the foundation for the future success of Compton youth. Rah is a respected neighborhood leader who previously leads a 100% graduation rate for two years running at University Pathways Public Service Academy (The U) just north of Watts. [Principal Rah]

    —Lincoln Heights: Geovanny Rivas Ramos, 19, was killed over the weekend in what police are describing as a gang-related shooting. Police were called to the area of S. Ave 24 and N. Broadway at 4:28 p.m. last Saturday on a report of multiple gunshots. Ramos was found with an undisclosed amount of gunshot wounds and pronounced dead at the scene by paramedics. A gofundme is currently active to help his family. [The Eastsider]

    —Downtown: The nonprofit founded during the pandemic to help undocumented immigrants in L.A.'s hospitality industry, No Us Without You L.A., is throwing a fundraising event named "Repartiendo el Amor -Spreading the Love" with live mariachi and DJs on Sunday at their beautiful open space in the Arts District. Two hundred tickets are available for free entry, with food and drink available for purchase inside. General Admission and VIP tickets including food and drink are also available. Find the details in both English and Spanish on the event's Eventbrite page. [Eventbrite]

    —Fairfax: An all-star punk rock memorial jam session in honor of Dead Kennedys drummer who passed away DH Peligro will be taking place this Saturday night at Canter's Deli Kibbitz Room starting at 8:30 PM. Members of TSOL, Sum 41, Goldfinger, Dead Kennedys, Union 13, and more will be present to honor his legacy and play songs dedicated to Peligro and his pioneering punk drumming legacy. [PowerDrummer]

    —Long Beach: Newly appointed Long Beach Mayor Rex Richardson held an emergency City Council Meeting yesterday afternoon to call for a fund establishing a financial assistance fund for seniors and families struggling to make ends meet. It unanimously passed. For payment plans and further details, view Long Beach's city website. [Rex Richardson]

    —Mexico: Some pharmacies in Mexico passing off fentanyl, meth as legitimate pharmaceuticals. Pharmacies in several Mexican cities are selling counterfeit prescription pills laced with fentanyl and meth and passing them off as legitimate pharmaceuticals. [LA Times]

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