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Custom carmaker George Barris dies at 89

LOS ANGELES — George Barris, the custom carmaker who designed the Batmobile made famous in the mid-1960s “Batman” television series, died Nov. 5 at his Los Angeles home at age 89. Barris’ son, Brett, announced his father’s death via a Facebook posting. “Sorry to have to post that my father, legendary kustom car king George…

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Noted Compton educator Lawrence Freeman dead at 92

Funeral services for noted educator Lawrence C. Freeman were held Thursday morning at Holman United Methodist Church, where Compton residents gathered to celebrate the life of the city’s second icon to die within three weeks. Freeman, whom everyone called “Doc,” died June 23 at age 92. Stunned upon learning of Freeman’s death, Jonathan Taylor, community…

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