Los Angeles, CA– Los Angeles County Supervisor Janice Hahn has released the following statement regarding the theft of the bronze plaque at the City of Manhattan Beach’s Bruce’s Beach Park. Supervisor Hahn represented Manhattan Beach from 2016 to 2021 and led the successful return of the Bruce’s Beach property to the Bruce family in 2022.
“I am sorry to hear that the Bruce’s Beach Park plaque was stolen and I know it opens up old wounds, especially for African Americans,” said Supervisor Janice Hahn. “I hope that the plaque’s theft is unrelated to the painful history of Bruce’s Beach and my decision to return the property to the Bruce family, and more related to the string of recent bronze thefts we have seen.”
The stolen plaque was located in Bruce’s Beach Park, a City of Manhattan Beach-owned park located just above the property that had been owned by the Bruce family. A separate plaque created by the County of Los Angeles which also details the history of Bruce’s Beach and includes historic photos has not been stolen and is located directly on the property that had been owned by the Bruce family at 2600 The Strand, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266.