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Return of Bruce’s Beach Improves County Fire’s Legacy
October 14, 2021
Fire Chief Daryl Osby, who oversees the lifeguard division as well as fire service operations, was among the crowd cheering as Governor Newsom signed bill SB 796, which allows county officials to transfer the land – estimated to be worth $75 million – back to the Bruce family. “Being the fire chief of this department and coming to one of the facilities in my department, I always felt that sullied the L.A. County Fire Department’s legacy and today we were able to right that wrong,” he said. ... read more »
Exclusive: Gov. Newsom Talks Reparations, Recall and Future Goals
October 4, 2021
The dialogue occurred on Thursday, September 30, following Newsom’s signing of legislation to return Bruce’s Beach to the descendants of the original owners of the resort. Brooks met with the governor on the Bruce family property in Manhattan Beach and questioned him on reparations, the recent gubernatorial recall and his future goals. ... read more »
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WATCH: Calif. Gov. Gavin Newsom speaks on signing Bruce’s Beach bill, returning stolen land back to Black family
October 2, 2021
The story behind Bruce’s Beach tells a narrative of Black-ownership in America. Original property owners Charles and Willa Bruce had their land seized by the City of Manhattan Beach, California. The local government managed the rights to the land for almost 100 years. However, on Thursday, September 30, 2021 the authority of Bruce’s Beach has been given back to the descendants of the original landowners. The waves from the pacific ocean pulled onto the sandy shores owned by Willa and Charles Bruce. In 1912, they were the first Black landowners in Manhattan Beach, the Bruce’s became a family that owned multiple beach plots. - Read more about Bruce's Beach on https://lasentinel.net/bruces-beach-property-returned-to-family.html ... read more / watch video »
Stolen Bruce’s Beach Property Returned to Black Family
October 1, 2021
The story behind Bruce’s Beach tells a narrative of Black-ownership in America. Original property owners Charles and Willa Bruce had their land seized by the City of Manhattan Beach, California. The local government managed the rights to the land for almost 100 years.   ... read more »
Faith-based Tiye Cycling Sistas Celebrate Juneteenth
June 23, 2021
The establishment of Juneteenth as a national holiday attracted cheers, tears and applause across the country. Not to be outdone, the Tiye Cycling and Walking Sistas, ... read more »
Bruce’s Beach Bill Clears Another Hurdle, Heads to Senate Floor
May 20, 2021
Today, SB 796, a bill championed by Los Angeles County Supervisor Janice Hahn which would allow Los Angeles County to return the Bruce’s Beach property to the descendants of Willa and Charles Bruce, cleared another legislative hurdle in Sacramento. ... read more »
Bruce’s Beach Update: Supervisor Hahn Takes First Steps in Returning Beach Front Land to Descendants of Original Owners
April 15, 2021
The original owners of Bruce’s beach were harassed for owning their land for years, until it was finally seized by the city; Hahn is looking to make a progressive step in the right direction today. ... read more »
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Update: Hahn Moving Forward With Effort To `Right The Wrongs’ Of Bruce’s Beach
April 8, 2021
County Supervisor Janice Hahn on Friday will announce initial steps to return a scenic parcel of Manhattan Beach land to the ancestors of a couple who were subjected to years of harassment for operating a Black beach resort that was ultimately condemned and seized by city. ... read more »
Los Angeles County Looks to Return Black-Owned Beach Front Land to Descendants of Original Owners
March 17, 2021
Willa and Charles Bruce; they were the first Black landowners in Manhattan Beach. However, the City of Manhattan found a way to take ownership of their property.  Nearly a century later, Los Angeles County is revisiting the prospects of returning proper ownership of the beachfront to the descendants of the Bruce family. ... read more »
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