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Thursday, February 23, 2017

Sacramento – Assemblymember Al Muratsuchi (D-Torrance) released the following statement regarding the recent fire at the Torrance Refinery and the announcement that the Southern California Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD) will hold a public hearing in Torrance to examine recent operational problems at the refinery:

Saturday, February 18, 2017

Torrance firefighters are investigating the cause of a fire Saturday morning at the Torrance Refining Co. complex.

Three dozen firefighters were dispatched to the refinery about 6 a.m. after getting reports of an explosion. They extinguished the blaze within a half hour, said Torrance Fire Capt. Robert Millea. City officials later issued an alert saying that there was “no offsite impact.”http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-torrance-refinery-20170218-story.html

Saturday, February 18, 2017

The crowd gathered at 10 a.m. at Columbia Park on 190th Street, cheering the remarks of Lieu, Assemblyman Al Muratsuchi and other speakers, before marching the short distance to the refinery. Passing motorists supplied supportive honks.

Friday, February 17, 2017

Working to ensure the well-being of workers and the community

Torrance - Assemblymember Al Muratsuchi (D-Torrance) today announced the introduction of a package of bills and budget requests to increase safety at the refinery in Torrance. Two years ago, an explosion at the Torrance refinery injured four workers and damaged equipment, forcing a shutdown of the refinery and raising the concerns of residents living in the surrounding area.  Last fall, Muratsuchi worked with community stakeholders to develop a six-point plan to improve safety at the Torrance refinery. 

Monday, February 13, 2017

“Never Again.”

(SACRAMENTO) -  The State Assembly today passed Assembly Concurrent Resolution (ACR) 1, by Assemblymember Al Muratsuchi (D-Torrance), proclaiming February 19, 2017, as the 75th Anniversary of the issuance of Executive Order 9066 and recognizing a Day of Remembrance in California. 

Monday, February 13, 2017

(Sacramento) - Assembly Concurrent Resolution (ACR) 1, by Assemblymember Al Muratsuchi (D-Torrance), proclaiming February 19, 2017, as the 75th Anniversary of the issuance of Executive Order 9066 and recognizing a Day of Remembrance in California has been approved by the State Assembly. “Now, more than ever, every American needs to remember the unjust incarceration of over 120,000 Japanese Americans during World War II. Every American needs to know that race prejudice, wartime hysteria, and the failure of political leadership caused this massive injustice,” said Assemblymember Muratsuchi. “And now, as President Trump recently issued an executive order targeting Muslims, every American must rise up to defend our Constitution, respect our history as a nation of immigrants, and fight to ensure that no one is targeted because of their national origin or faith.” Watch Assemblymember Muratsuchi’s presentation to the State Assembly in this Assembly Access video.

Monday, February 13, 2017

For the past four decades, Japanese American communities across the United States have sponsored Day of Remembrance Programs in February of each year to remember what happened in 1942. Standing together, we can pass on the message of never letting this happen again.

Friday, February 10, 2017

(SACRAMENTO) – Today, Assemblymember Al Muratsuchi (D - Torrance) introduced Assembly Bill (AB) 461.  The proposed measure would exempt individuals from incurring a burdensome and unfair tax liability when their student loans are forgiven under federal repayment programs.

Friday, February 10, 2017

Surveying the crowd at Leadership Hermosa’s annual emerging leader awards ceremony, Assemblymember Al Muratsuchi (D-Torrance) noted that the nominees represented much “of what makes Hermosa Beach so special.” Muratsuchi pointed out faces in the crowd, and mentioned following the quest of nominee Morgan Sliff to surf for 366 days in a year (and counting).