- Newsmaker: Omar Bradley ousted by Eric Perrodin as mayor of Compton - In the April primary, the City of Compton's incumbent Mayor Omar Bradley was forced into a runoff by a political neophyte, who ran a grassroots campaign against Bradley's entrenched political machine. In yesterday's runoff, Bradley lost-by 267 votes. The winner is Eric Parrodin, a Deputy District Attorney and brother of Percy Perrodin-formerly of the Compton Police Department, which was dismantled last year by the Bradley administration.
- Reporter's Notebook: Canter defeats incumbent Valerie Fields for school board - Yesterday's election featured a challenge to incumbent School Board member Valerie Fields. Campaign spending eventually set a record for school board elections-more than three million dollars. The winner was Marlene Canter, who spent more than one million dollars of her own money.