When it comes to hate, as goes Los Angeles, so goes California?
Hate crime reports in the city of 4 million represented nearly a quarter of all reported hate crimes in the state last year, according to the state Department of Justice’s latest tally. About one-third of the 11 percent increase in California hate crimes from 2015 to 2016 came in the city.
Other large, racially diverse urban areas showed a similar trend, according to the state data. Dozens of hate crimes were reported in unincorporated Los Angeles County as well as in San Diego, San Francisco, San Jose and Riverside.