On December 2, 2020, a triangular reflective metal column was found on Pine Mountain in Atascadero, California. Unlike other monolith like the one in Utah, this one was not secured to the ground. On December 4, three young men, from Orange County, referring to themselves as military veterans, livestreamed themselves destroying the monolith, replacing it with a large wooden cross and chanting "Christ is king!".
On December 5, a group of four artists (Wade McKenzie, Travis Kenney, Randall Kenney and Jared Riddle) revealed that they were the creators of the original structure, and after it was toppled, decided to replace it. According to one of the artists, Wade McKenzie, “We intended for it to be a piece of guerrilla art. But when it was taken down in such a malicious manner, we decided we needed to replace it.” The next day, the local deputy city manager, Terrie Banish, said that the city was "happy to see it return".