Two opposing groups Friday gave their arguments to an appeals court in the case against the city of Santa Monica for banning the display of nativity scenes in Palisades Park.
A Southland church continues its tradition of thought provoking nativity scenes this year, with a display featuring Trayvon Martin.
Authorities say they’ve recovered a stolen, custom-made nativity scene from a home in Riverside County.
Two nativity scenes were vandalized overnight in Huntington Beach, according to officials.
The city of Santa Monica has allowed an elaborate nativity scene in its Palisades Park each Christmas for nearly 60 years, but officials are ending the tradition this year after an atheist set up his own non-religious display and caused an uproar.
Santa Monica church leaders are outraged after an atheist group displaced them this year from their annual Christmas story display sites at a city park overlooking the Pacific Ocean and the Santa Monica Pier.