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 couple files 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.

Anti-vaccine protest held in Santa Monica

Santa Monica police will be out in force this weekend ahead of a rally planned at the city's famous pier by people objecting to COVID-19 vaccine mandates.