Governor, Local Officials Celebrate Planned Green Line Extension To Torrance

TORRANCE (CBSLA) — California Gov. Jerry Brown was in town Wednesday to celebrate the expansion of the LA Metro Green Line to the South Bay.

The 4.6-mile extension from Redondo Beach to the future Torrance Transit Regional Park and Ride Terminal is meant to take more traffic off the 405 Freeway and onto the Metro.

Governor, Local Officials Celebrate Planned Green Line Extension to Torrance

Gov. Jerry Brown joined local elected officials Wednesday to ceremonially mark the start of construction on a 4.6-mile extension of the Metro Green Line from Redondo Beach to Torrance.

Thanks to a recently announced $231 million state grant with funds generated by the new gas tax, authorities said the project could be completed before Los Angeles hosts the 2028 Olympics.

Memorial Day ceremonies in Redondo Beach summon memories of loved ones

For many of those who attended Memorial Day ceremonies in Redondo Beach on Monday, the day was deeply personal.

For Navy veteran William Woodall, gathering with fellow service members under a bright blue sky, this Memorial Day brought up memories of his brother Don Woodall who served in the Philippines as a medic during World War II and received the Purple Heart and Bronze Star.

Two bills blocking new offshore drilling pass through Appropriations Committees

Assemblymember Al Muratsuchi's Assembly Bill 1775 and Senator Hannah Beth Jackson’s Senate Bill 834, bills to protect the California coast from new federal offshore drilling leases, passed out of their respective Appropriations Committees today after being referred to the suspense file in April.

The Assembly and Senate committees both held hearings today on bills that were referred to the suspense file. The two bills will now be eligible for floor votes in the Assembly and Senate next week. 

California Police Chiefs Association awards Assemblymember Al Muratsuchi Legislator of the Year award

Torrance, CA – Assemblymember Al Muratsuchi is proud to announce that the California Police Chiefs Association has chosen him as their 2017 Legislator of the Year.  The award is given to the state legislator who best supported public safety issues and also worked collaboratively with the state’s police chiefs.

“I am honored to receive the California Police Chiefs Association 2017 Legislator of the Year award.  As a former prosecutor, I am proud of my 100 percent public safety voting record.  Public safety is, and always will be, a top priority for me,” said Assemblymember Al Muratsuchi (D-Torrance).