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LA Times Today: The Compton Pledge
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LA Times Today: The Compton Pledge

Watch L.A. Times Today at 7 p.m. on Spectrum News 1 on Channel 1 or live stream on the Spectrum News App. Palos Verdes Peninsula and Orange County viewers can watch on Cox Systems on channel 99.

A guaranteed income program is underway right now in the city of Compton. Eight hundred residents receive between $300 and $600 a month to supplement their income.

Nika Soon-Shiong is the executive director of the Fund for Guaranteed Income and is directing its first initiative—the Compton Pledge. She’s also the daughter of L.A. Times owner Dr. Patrick Soon-Shiong. Nika introduced us to the program and some of its participants.