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In the News

October 12, 2021

Watch Senator Bradford discuss the returning of Bruce's Beach and the passage of SB 2 on Police Decertification.

Press Release

October 12, 2021

SACRAMENTO – On October 8th, Governor Gavin Newsom signed SB 567 into law to modify the criminal sentencing process. SB 567 creates a presumption of sentencing judgement of imprisonments and enhancements not to exceed the middle terms, unless there are circumstances in aggravation of a crime that justify the imposition of the upper term.

In the News

October 06, 2021

Manhattan Beach, CA - In 1912, Willa and Charles Bruce bought a parcel of land in Manhattan Beach. They operated a lodge, cafe, and dance hall on the property. It was a refuge for Black beachgoers to enjoy a weekend away. The area became known as Bruce’s Beach. 

In the News

October 06, 2021

After a unanimous vote in the California Legislature, the state has returned a beachfront parcel of land that was taken from the Bruce family nearly 100 years ago. California State Sen. Steven Bradford (D), who wrote the bill, says the measure corrects “a horrible injustice” that denied the Bruce family the right to build generation wealth “simply because of racism.”

In the News

October 04, 2021

Los Angeles —  In September, Senate Bill 796 unanimously passed the California Senate, ensuring Los Angeles County gives back land seized from a Black family.

"This property was stolen from the Bruces," Senator Steven Bradford from California District 35 said." We're returning what was stolen, what was rightfully theirs."