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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.”

Assemblymember Al Muratsuchi’s Assembly Bill (AB) 1646, which calls for the creation of a community alert plan, passes the Assembly Floor

AB 1646 part of Assemblymember Muratsuchi’s “California Refinery Jobs and Safety Action Plan,” which includes five Assembly bills to improve public safety at all California refineries

Torrance, CA – On Wednesday, the Assembly Floor today passed Assemblymember Al Muratsuchi’s (D-Torrance) Assembly Bill (AB) 1646, which calls for the creation and maintenance of a publicly accessible community alert plan, using notifications such as reverse 911, text, email PSAs.  It also requires the maintenance of a public alert system including, but not limited to, alarms and sirens to alert the public in case of an emergency.

Assemblymember Al Muratsuchi’s bill to streamline construction of Beach City Health Care District’s new assisted living facility for seniors passes State Assembly

Streamlined construction method will save tax payers up to $20 million, and bring well-paying, middle class jobs to the community

Torrance, CA – In a 73-2 vote, Assemblymember Al Muratsuchi’s (D-Torrance) Assembly Bill (AB) 994 passed the Assembly Floor with a vote of 73-2. The bill will allow a much-needed upgrade of the Beach Cities Health District’s (BCHD) campus to be built using a streamlined design-build construction method that will cut costs of construction by as much as 20 percent.  The upgrades include much needed maintenance on the original hospital facility, and construction of an assisted living center for the expanding senior population in the South Bay. 

Assembly Bill (AB) 491, which establishes $3M in education grants on WWII Japanese American incarceration, passes Assembly Floor

With Trump in office, Assemblymember Muratsuchi’s bill meant to ensure such discrimination never happens again in California

Torrance, CA – On Wednesday, Assembly Bill (AB) 491, which establishes $3 million in education grants regarding the World War II Japanese American incarceration, passed the Assembly Floor.  Specifically, the bill will extend funding for the California Civil Liberties Public Education Program, run by the State Library, through an appropriation of $3 million in General Funds that will be distributed over the next three years.

Assemblymember Al Muratsuchi’s Assembly Bill (AB) 1647, which will require refineries to maintain air quality monitors, passes Assembly Floor with bipartisan support

AB 1647 part of Assemblymember Muratsuchi’s “California Refinery Jobs and Safety Action Plan,” which includes five Assembly bills to improve public safety at all California refineries

Torrance, CA – On Tuesday, Assemblymember Al Muratsuchi’s (D-Torrance) Assembly Bill (AB) 1647 passed the Assembly Floor on a bipartisan vote. The bill will require refineries to install and maintain air quality monitors at the refinery fence line and in the community.  It will also require that the governing air quality agency publicly report the readings from the monitors in real-time.

Assemblymember Al Muratsuchi’s Assembly Bill (AB) 461, which will exclude forgiven student debt from tax liability, approved by Assembly.

Torrance, CA – Assemblymember Al Muratsuchi’s (D-Torrance) Assembly Bill (AB) 461, which will expand the existing exclusion for forgiven or canceled debt from gross income in determining tax liability, was approved by the Assembly on a 76-0 vote on Wednesday, May 31st.  Current law allows for forgiving or canceling student loan debt, but the forgiven loan debt may still be assessed as a tax liability.

Muratsuchi introduces bill calling for $3 million in Education Grants on Civil Liberties and the World War II Japanese American Incarceration

Muslim, Jewish, Latino & Asian Pacific Islander communities rally to keep history from repeating under Trump

Sacramento, CA –Assemblymember Al Muratsuchi (D-Torrance) today called for $3 million in grants to the State Library for educational activities and materials on civil liberties and the World War II Japanese American Incarceration. The Assemblymember made his remarks at a Capitol press conference, where he stood with Assemblymembers and leaders from the Muslim, Asian Pacific Islander (API), Jewish and Latino communities in solidarity to ensure that history doesn’t repeat itself in the Trump era.