The last time most Angelenos remember seeing President George Herbert Walker Bush travel through the city’s southside was on May 7, 1992, following the path of the latest Los Angeles riot. Likely during that motorcade, the 41st president passed by his old neighborhood—in Compton.
You read correctly. Compton. The Hub City was the childhood home of baseball greats Ozzie Smith and Eddie Murray, rap stars Snoop Dogg and Ice T, and even actor Kevin Costner. Each hailed from or once resided the city.