The family of Valentina Orellana-Peralta, a young teenage girl killed last week after the LAPD shot recklessly at a suspect in a department store and struck her while she was trying on a dress, will be legally represented by civil rights attorney Ben Crump.

Fired La Mesa Police Officer Matthew Dages was acquitted of lying in his police report about the violent arrest of a Black man whose brutal treatment from cops was recorded on bodycam video.

At the time, Ole Hougen was on probation from another racially motivated attack that he committed in 2018 involving a different Black male victim. The DOJ noted that this was Hougen's fourth attack against a Black person in the last seven years.


In Ventura, California, a white history teacher told students ex-President Donald Trump is still the president. She was also recorded saying things to a classroom full of pre-teens about vaccines and the son of President Joe Biden that she had zero facts to substantiate. 

Civil Rights & Social Justice

A viral video showing white math teacher Candice Reed in her Riverside, California high school's classroom mocking Native Americans and performing a dance in front of students was widely criticized as being culturally disrespectful.

Stockton California Police are investigating a possible hate crime after a black man was shot seven times by a white man he did not know after a traffic incident turned violent.

California Governor Gavin Newsom has officially enacting a bill that will return the rights of a formerly Black-owned beachfront illegally seized a century ago back to the living heirs of Willa and Charles Bruce.

Republican California gubernatorial recall candidate Larry Elder lost his bid to replace Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom as voters decided against a right-wing extremist who has repeatedly been described as a Black white supremacist.

After realizing there is likely no realistic path to victory in the California gubernatorial recall election, conservative and right-wing political operatives have appeared to embrace a familiar tactic of pushing the unproven allegations of voter fraud.

Bradbury, California teenager Hailey Morinico went viral recently based off a wild moment caught on camera that showed her rescuing her service dogs from a real-life Yogi Bear.