Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Proud to stand with my current and former colleagues, Senator Anthony Portantino and Congressman Jimmy Gomez in support of Planned Parenthood Los Angeles at their State of the Agency. Pictures with PPLA Vice President Celinda Vasquez and Board Member Martha Swiller. 

Monday, September 18, 2017

Thanks to Manhattan Beach Rotary and former Councilmember John Burton for inviting me to give a legislative update this week!  I was pleased to recognize John Rhind for his 50 years of service to the club.  Congratulations!

Friday, September 15, 2017

Torrance, CA –Assemblymember Al Muratsuchi’s (D-Torrance) Assembly Bill (AB) 365, which would allow children of active military personnel to be exempted from local graduation coursework requirements that go above and beyond state graduation requirements, passed the Senate Floor on a bipartisan, unanimous 40-0 vote.

Friday, September 15, 2017

Torrance, CA –Assemblymember Al Muratsuchi’s (D-Torrance) Assembly Bill (AB) 360 would require the California State Bar to administer a program that encourages attorneys to provide free civil legal assistance to veterans and their families who otherwise could not afford legal services.  The bill also would require the State Bar to conduct a statewide survey of programs that provide legal assistance to veterans in order to better identify where their needs are the greatest.  This bill passed the Senate floor on a unanimous, bipartisan 37-0 vote.

Saturday, September 9, 2017

Proud to meet with a delegation from Taiwan this Saturday.  The group, headed up by Dr. Michael Tsai, former Defense Minister, discussing the US economic and cultural relationship with Taiwan. 

Saturday, September 9, 2017

It was a great Saturday with members of the Torrance High family (Go Tartars!) celebrating their 100th Anniversary.  Thanks Principal Girgis for all your work!

Thursday, September 7, 2017

For older adults, it can be a challenge just to get from home to the store or a doctor’s appointment. Add in a language barrier and the challenges increase exponentially. Layer on an end-stage illness or debilitating physical limitation and the obstacles feel insurmountable.

For many of the oldest members of the Japanese communities in Southern California, this has been a daily struggle because of a gap in medical and support services that meet their unique needs.

Keiro and Providence Health & Services Southern California (Providence) on Aug. 16 announced a partnership to bring palliative care services to Japanese American and Japanese-speaking older adults who are living with advanced illness and debilitating symptoms through the end of life. The collaboration leverages Providence’s nationally renowned leadership in palliative medicine and Keiro’s deep experience and history in providing health and support services to older adults in the community.

Thursday, September 7, 2017

Assemblymember Al Muratsuchi and the ASPCA sponsored a Pet Adoption Day at Wilson Park in Torrance on August 26, which was National Dog Day.

Thursday, September 7, 2017

A bill likely to soon land on Gov. Jerry Brown’s desk would clarify the state auditor has the power to audit state commissions.

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

I was proud to stand with my fellow Democrats in defense of Dreamers.