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Eric J. Perrodin - Mayor Of Compton

Eric J. Perrodin - Mayor Of Compton

Eric J. Perrodin, former policeman and now the mayor of Compton, prides in the agriculture roots of Richland Farm and advocates for planning and development that aims to create mor ...
Ellis Cooke - Longtime Resident

Ellis Cooke - Longtime Resident

"You will never resolve the bad image of Compton by running away from it." Longtime resident, Ellis Cooke, expresses his relationship with Compton and how it became a place for his ...
Andrew Johnson - Horseshoer

Andrew Johnson - Horseshoer

Andrew Johnson describes Richland Farms and how horses became an alternative to joining a gang for many young men in the Compton area.
Josh Sides - Director, Center For Southern California Studies, CSU Northridge

Josh Sides - Director, Center For Southern California Studies, CSU Northridge

Josh Sides, director of the Center for Southern California Studies at the California State University at Northridge, explains the development of Compton as a result of land specula ...
Mayisha Akbar - Executive Director, Compton Jr. Posse

Mayisha Akbar - Executive Director, Compton Jr. Posse

Mayisha Akbar, executive director of Compton Jr. Posse, is recognized through her efforts to empower youth by using horses as motivational tools; she is considered one of the most ...
Compton: The Hub City & Bread Basket

Compton: The Hub City & Bread Basket

Compton lies on what was originally part of the San Pedro Ranchero with the roots of Richland Farms dating back to the Spanish conquistadors and missionaries.