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Richland Farms: An Introduction

When Reverend Compton donated the land that we now know as Compton, he stipulated that a certain acreage be zoned for agricultural purposes. Thus the City of Compton and Richland Farms were born.
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The New Compton

Compton is experiencing a re-birth thanks in part to the perseverance and vision of some of its residents and political figures.
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Yvonne Arceneaux - Councilwoman 3rd District

Yvonne Arceneaux has served as a councilwoman in District 3, Richland Farms since 1993.
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Compton Creek

Today, the lush vegetation along Compton Creek provides a glimpse into a time when the wetlands of Compton and Vernon were zoned for agriculture.
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Cliff Williams - Cliff Texas Style Burritos

Cliff Williams is the owner of Cliff's Burritos, a Mexican food joint just off the northeast corner of Richland Farms.
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Non-governmental Organizations

Over the last decade health care and access to green space have become central topics of the debate around the revitalization of inner cities such as Compton.
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Los Angeles Changing Demographics: 1940s to the Present

When black families began migrating from the rural South to Compton and Richland Farms in the 1950s, they found their "home away from home" in this small community.
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Rachel Surls - County Director at UC Cooperative Extension

County Director at UC Cooperative Extension, Rachel Surls is fascinated by the complexities and contradictions of Los Angeles' agricultural and planning history.
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The Rise of Hip Hop and the Black Flight

By the end of the 1960s, African-Americans had abandoned the search for a racial Promise Land and had come to terms with the near impossible task of overcoming the physical, philosophical and economical barriers created by centuries of racism.
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Mildred Johnson - Raymond Park Community Garden

Adjacent to Compton Creek is a small fertile community garden at Raymond Street Park with an abundance of vegetables thanks in part to the care of retired landscaper Mildred Johnson.
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