I’ve been to the Compton Town Center, believe it or not. The store clerks are mostly latino. And I would prefer to do business in Compton. The city taxes are low, especially with the city inspector’s office charging low rates compared to corrupt cities in Socal such as Vernon or Bell. Just make sure you get out of there by sundown.
Do they have a sign to tell you to get out by sundown ... like a public service sign advising you that you take your life in your own hands after sundown?
My aunt grew up in Compton and remembered it as a nice place to live, although the Long Beach Earthquake hit it particularly hard. Some time after my aunt moved to San Bernardino County, future First Lady Barbara Bush lived with her husband George and son George W on Myrrh and Santa Fe, a few blocks from where my aunt lived. In her memoirs, she described Compton as "lovely." The home where the Bushes lived was razed sometime after 2002.