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April 09, 2021

State Sen. Steven Bradford said that on Monday he will introduce legislation, SB 796, that would exempt the land from those restrictions.

“After so many years we will right this injustice,” he said.

April 09, 2021

“We stand here today to introduce a bill that will correct this gross injustice and allow the land to be returned to the Bruce family,” Bradford said Friday. “It is my hope that this legislation will not be the last in a series of actions by the state to address centuries of atrocious actions against Black Americans.”

April 09, 2021

“It’s not often we can correct these atrocities in America,” said state Sen. Steven Bradford, D-Gardena, who is part of the effort. “But this is an easy fix.

“This shows there’s (the possibility),” he added in a Thursday interview, “for reparations and true redemption” in America.

April 08, 2021

A press conference has been scheduled for 10 a.m. Friday morning at Bruce’s Beach Park in Manhattan Beach by Los Angeles County District 4 Supervisor Janice Hahn,

State Assemblyman Al Muratsuchi (D-Torrance) and State Senator Steven Bradford (D-Gardena).

The purpose of the press conference is the “Announcement of SB 796 regarding Bruce’s Beach, the LA County beachfront property once owned by Willa and Charles Bruce,” according to a press release from Bradford, who is chair of the California Legislative Black Caucus.  

April 08, 2021

MANHATTAN BEACH (CNS) - 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.

April 08, 2021

In its Issue Brief, the Commission responds to questions posed by Senator Scott Wilk, Senator Melissa Hurtado, Senator Anna Caballero, and Senator Steven Bradford regarding essential workers, landlords, and homeowners in California. The Commission finds that: 

A pandemic-era backlash against California's yawning wealth gap is taking aim at incentives for rooftop solar panels.
March 31, 2021

SACRAMENTO — A pandemic-era backlash against California's yawning wealth gap is taking aim at the state's pioneering climate policies. The latest target: incentives for rooftop solar panels.

The generous rewards paid to those who can afford to install them on their roofs amount to subsidies for the rich, utilities and other critics of the program argue.

March 28, 2021

For months, Manhattan Beach has wrestled with an uncomfortable truth: The city once seized a Black family’s oceanfront resort and ran an entire community of Black beachgoers out of town.

A task force was formed. An apology drafted. But residents of this very white town have pushed back on the notion that they must atone for injustices committed almost a century ago.

March 05, 2021

A memorial service held at the Roosevelt Memorial Park Cemetery in Gardena Friday evening, March 5, honored residents across Los Angeles County and beyond who have died from coronavirus-related causes.

The service was streamed online to prevent a large gathering.

Assemblyman Mike Gipson — whose 64th District includes parts of Carson, Compton, Gardena, Torrance, West Long Beach, Harbor Gateway, Lynwood and Wilmington — called on local leaders and others in his district to help collect the names of residents who have died from the virus.

March 05, 2021

LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- California lawmakers are pushing new efforts to largely expunge or seal criminal records for those who have completed their sentences - to help people who are trying to re-enter society.

A group of state senators joined justice reform advocates to introduce SB 731 during a Zoom webinar on Wednesday.

Proponents say the groundbreaking piece of legislation would effectively seal old convictions from the past and clear the way for millions of Californians to access jobs, housing, education and more.