Al Muratsuchi holds standup paddle event to focus on coastal issues

State Assemblymember Al Muratsuchi (D-Torrance) donned a wet suit on Saturday and joined about two dozen local constituents on stand-up paddleboards to draw attention to coastal issues.

Muratsuchi, who plans to introduce a resolution next week at the State Capitol declaring June 17 “International Surfing Day,” said he was working hard to protect the coastline and coastal economies such as the Redondo Beach waterfront.

Al Muratsuchi holds standup paddle event to focus on coastal issues - Beach Reporter

State Assemblymember Al Muratsuchi (D-Torrance) donned a wet suit on Saturday and joined about two dozen local constituents on stand-up paddleboards to draw attention to coastal issues.

Muratsuchi, who plans to introduce a resolution next week at the State Capitol declaring June 17 “International Surfing Day,” said he was working hard to protect the coastline and coastal economies such as the Redondo Beach waterfront.

California to feds: Speed up loan forgiveness for Corinthian students

California’s top law enforcement officer is calling on the federal government to discharge the student loans of thousands of former students of Corinthian Colleges who have already been approved for loan forgiveness before they are forced to start paying again.

California’s latest comp reforms target fraud - Business Insurance

By Joyce Famakinwa

After passing reforms aimed at reducing workers compensation costs in 2012, California legislators and workers comp professionals are implementing more changes to the system, but this time they are targeting provider fraud… In March, state Assemblyman Tom Daly, in a letter addressed to Assemblyman Al Muratsuchi, chairman of the audit committee, requested an audit for possible fraud in the state’s workers comp system.

UC opens probe into interference with state audit - SF Gate

By Nanette Asimov  

The University of California regents have hired a former state Supreme Court justice and an Orange County law firm to look into revelations that the UC president’s office interfered with a state auditor’s survey of campuses, rendering the results useless, regents Chairwoman Monica Lozano said Monday.

Assembly Al Muratuchi’s Statement on President Donald Trump’s decision to pull out of the Paris climate agreement

“President Trump’s decision to pull  out of the Paris climate agreement is just plain wrong.  Trump is not only on the opposite side of most every scientist around the world, he is also putting the future of our planet, and our children, in jeopardy.   There are real consequences to not taking action against climate change, including significant  sea level rise right here in the South Bay.  Climate change is real, and  by pulling out of this agreement, we are choosing to ignore a problem that will affect our world, for generations to come.”

Fiesta Celebrates Memorial Day - Easy Reader News

Fiesta Hermosa kicked off this weekend with a Memorial Day celebration on Saturday morning. After remarks from Mayor pro tem Jeff Duclos and Assemblymember Al Muratsuchi, Kim MacMullan, head of the Chamber of Commerce and Visitor’s Bureau, invited active duty service members to the stage. Above, MacMullan with Lt. Christopher Morett and Command Senior Chief Joseph Zrelak, of U.S. Coast Guard Base Los Angeles-Long Beach, and Major Scott Austin of the Los Angeles District of the Army Corps of Engineers, listen to a rendition of “Amazing Grace.”