Compton man, Hollywood woman named as 'American Idol' semifinalists
Jacob Lusk, Julie Zorrilla
LOS ANGELES, Calif.—Jacob Lusk of Compton and Julie Zorrilla of Hollywood were among the 19 contestants named today as "American Idol'' semifinalists.
Clint Jun Gamboa of Long Beach was named as a semifinalist Wednesday.
The male semifinalists will compete Tuesday and the female semifinalists Wednesday on the Fox Broadcasting singing competition.
The field will be cut to 12 next Thursday.
LOS ANGELES, Calif.— Jacob Lusk of Compton was named as one of the 13 "American Idol'' finalists.
The two other Los Angeles County residents who were among the 24 semifinalists failed to advance to the finals, Clint Jun Gamboa of Long Beach and Julie Zorrilla of Hollywood.
Lusk, 23, is a minister of music at his church and works as a spa concierge. He began singing when he was 4 years old. He also enjoys acting and playing the piano.
COMPTON, Calif.—A man who was shot to death in a Compton neighborhood was identified by the Los Angeles County’s coroner office today as Wendell Lashawn Prince, 50, of Long Beach.
The shooting was reported at 1:31 a.m. Monday in the 1350 block of East Schinner Street near Compton Community College, said Deputy Irys Alvarez of the Sheriff’s Headquarters Bureau.
The man was pronounced dead at the scene, Alvarez said. No suspect information was released.
Memorial services for former State Sen. Edward Vincent Jr., the first Black mayor of Inglewood, will be held Saturday, Sept. 7, at 11 a.m. at Inglewood Mortuary, 1206 Centinela Ave., in the Galleria. Attendees should enter on the Florence side.
Vincent died on Aug. 31. He was 78.
The viewing will be held Sept. 6 from 3-8 p.m. at the mortuary.
The death was announced by Sen. Roderick D. Wright, who was elected to succeed Vincent in 2008.
LOS ANGELES, Calif.—Twenty-two people were in custody today after hundreds of investigators raided 32 locations in seven Southland cities in a multi-agency operation targeting rival Compton gang members, authorities said.
The raids, involving more than 300 members of the L.A. County Sheriff’s Department, were carried out early Thursday by investigators assigned to the department’s Operations Safe Streets Bureau, said sheriff’s Lt. Richard Westin.