Hermosa Beach

First Wednesday of every month

Hermosa Beach City Hall
1315 Valley Dr.
Hermosa Beach, CA 90254

Thursday, February 15, 2018

I spent a great morning with the young people from Torrance YMCA!  These future leaders are in Sacramento for the 69th California YMCA Youth & Government's Model Legislature and Court conference.

Monday, February 12, 2018

With the Surfer's Walk of Fame as their backdrop, state and local elected officials joined leaders in the surfing industry at the base of the Hermosa Beach Pier on Saturday to support surfing as the official sport of California.

“I’m stoked to be here,” said State Assemblymember Al Muratsuchi (D-South Bay), who co-sponsored AB 1782 along with Assembly Majority Leader Ian Calderon (D-San Gabriel Valley), also in attendance. The bill was introduced last week in the California legislature.

Monday, February 12, 2018

(Hermosa Beach, CA) - Assemblymember Al Muratsuchi (D-Torrance), other members of the unofficial Legislative Surfers Caucus and supporters gathered on Hermosa Beach to announce new legislation - Assembly Bill 1782- which intends to make surfing the official sport of California. “The California surfing lifestyle attracts people from all around the world and generates over $6 billion in annual retail sales,” Assemblymember Muratsuchi said. “Surfing is an important part of California’s multi-billion dollar coastal economy, especially in tourism and recreation. Nothing represents the California Dream better than surfing.” Watch more in this Assembly Access video.


Saturday, February 10, 2018

Torrance, CA – Assemblymember Al Muratsuchi (D-Torrance) and Joint Author Assembly Majority Leader Ian Calderon (D-Whittier), today held a press conference at the Tim Kelly Surfing Memorial statue in Hermosa Beach for AB 1782, a bill which will establish surfing as California’s state sport.  Both Assemblymembers, joined by other speakers and attendees, ended the event by going surfing. 

California is an iconic California sport that brings in significant economic activity to the state each year. The state is home to several surfing museums, including the Surfers’ Hall of Fame.

Saturday, February 10, 2018

Assemblymember Al Muratsuchi, along with joint author and Assembly Leader Ian Calderon, held a great press conference on Saturday, February 10th In Hermosa Beach on AB 1782, which would establish surfing as California’s official state sport. California is an iconic California sport that brings in significant economic activity to the state each year. Afterwards, the Assemblymembers, speakers and attendees all went surfing.

Friday, February 9, 2018

Janet Barker’s eighth grade English classes at Parras Middle School are working to change social policies, both great and small. Last Wednesday, Assemblyman Al Muratsuchi dropped by to offer his advice to Barker’s students as they worked through their Democracy in Action project.

The project was based on Barker’s philosophy to bring as much life experience to the classroom as possible, “instead of research papers trapped in a folder…why do it unless it’s going to be useful?” Barker said.

Friday, February 9, 2018

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Commissions that oversee coastal lands and water pushed the Trump administration to leave California out of plans to expand offshore drilling, saying the state will throw up any barriers possible to prevent pumping and transportation of oil.

“We are California and we will fight back to protect our beautiful coast,” said Assemblyman Al Muratsuchi of Torrance.

Thursday, February 8, 2018

(Santa Monica, CA) - Assemblymember Al Muratsuchi (D-Torrance) joined other leaders and dozens of supporters for a “Protect the Pacific” rally at the Santa Monica pier. Assemblymember Muratsuchi has introduced new legislation to counter the Trump administration’s efforts to re-open oil drilling off the California coast. His Assembly Bill 1775 would prohibit the State Lands Commission from approving any new leases for pipelines, piers, wharves, or other infrastructure needed to support new federal oil and gas development in the three-mile area off the coast. Here’s more from the rally in this Assembly Access video.

Saturday, February 3, 2018

Eat at Rudy's is the winner of my Taste of Assembly District 66 Award for February. I presented the award to Eat at Rudy's owner Janis Lee and Sonny Yi at this long-standing institution of Old Town Torrance.