LA County to pay $20M for Black family’s seized land


              FILE - A poster shows the steps to return property ownership to the Bruce family at a news conference in Manhattan Beach, Calif., on Friday, April 9, 2021. Southern California beachfront property that was taken from Willa and Charles Bruce, a black couple, through eminent domain a century ago and returned to their heirs in 2022 will be sold back to Los Angeles County for nearly $20 million. The decision to sell what was once known as Bruce's Beach was announced Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2023, by local and state officials who led governmental efforts to undo the long-ago injustice. (Brittany Murray/The Orange County Register via AP, File)
            
              FILE - This April 8, 2021, photo shows Bruce's Beach in Manhattan Beach, Calif. Southern California beachfront property that was taken from Willa and Charles Bruce, a black couple, through eminent domain a century ago and returned to their heirs in 2022 will be sold back to Los Angeles County for nearly $20 million. The decision to sell what was once known as Bruce's Beach was announced Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2023, by local and state officials who led governmental efforts to undo the long-ago injustice. (Dean Musgrove/The Orange County Register via AP, File)
            
              FILE - Anthony Bruce, from left, a great-great grandson of Charles and Willa Bruce; wife, Sandra; Kavon Ward, founder of Justice for Bruce's Beach; Derrick Bruce, great grandson of Charles and Willa Bruce; Chief Duane Yellow Feather Shepard and Mitch Ward attend a dedication ceremony in Manhattan Beach, Calif., Wednesday, July 20, 2022. Southern California beachfront property that was taken from Willa and Charles Bruce, a black couple, through eminent domain a century ago and returned to their heirs in 2022 will be sold back to Los Angeles County for nearly $20 million. The decision to sell what was once known as Bruce's Beach was announced Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2023, by local and state officials who led governmental efforts to undo the long-ago injustice. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong,File)
LA County to pay $20M for Black family’s seized land