Race, reparations and Bruce’s Beach: What you need to know about the story

Randall Roberson of Los Angeles takes a picture of a plaque Thursday night in Manhattan Beach. Earlier in the day, Gov. Gavin Newsom signed a bill authorizing the return of ocean-front property to the Bruce family, whose ancestors were forced off their land.
(Jay L. Clendenin / Los Angeles Times)

In a history-making move celebrated by reparations advocates and social justice leaders across California, Gov. Gavin Newsom has authorized the return of property known as Bruce’s Beach to the descendants of a Black couple that had been run out of Manhattan Beach almost a century ago.

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