LA County Supervisor Hahn leads effort to transfer Bruce’s Park property to Bruce family descendents

  Video by JP Cordero by Kevin Cody A coalition of regional and state elected officials, notable for its absence of any Manhattan Beach elected officials, held a press conference in Manhattan Beach, at Bruce’s Beach Park on Friday morning.  Los Angeles County Fourth District Supervisor Janice Hahn began the press conference by announcing new legislation to enable ownership of the Los Angeles County lifeguard training center to be transferred to descendants of Willa and Charles Bruce. Hahn expressed hope…

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