California protects reporters covering protests with new law

The measure says that reporters can be behind police lines in the area of demonstrations, marches or rallies without being cited or arrested. It bars police from “intentionally assaulting, interfering with, or obstructing” their newsgathering.

Black protesters file class action lawsuit over Beverly Hills arrests

Jasmine Williams and Khalil White brought the proposed class-action complaint Monday in Los Angeles Superior Court, alleging that Capt. Scott Dowling's efforts to make the city safer ended up with 105 out of 106 of the arrestees being Black. The civil rights suit seeks unspecified damages.

Groups rally against LA's COVID-19 vaccine mandate

A coalition of groups including medical professionals, first responders, parents and students gathered in Santa Monica Saturday to protest Los Angeles' impending COVID-19 vaccine mandate, saying it will segregate the city, breed more hate and violate the rights of tens of thousands of people.