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November 2017 Newsletter

Thursday, November 30, 2017

Join us for a holiday coffee!

I hope you’ll join me for a series of coffees this month with local police and fire chiefs in our community. We’ll discuss some of the public safety concerns that arise during the holiday season, including package theft.  These coffees will be a great opportunity for you to also address other public safety concerns you face in your neighborhoods.

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October 2017 Newsletter

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Vigil for Victims and Survivors of the Las Vegas Shooting

Vigil for Victims and Survivors of the Las Vegas Shooting

Manhattan Beach Vigil (Photo credit: Assembly District 66 Staff)

On October 4 I stood alongside survivors, victims’ families and hundreds of Manhattan Beach residents to remember those we lost in the horrific mass shooting in Las Vegas.  Manhattan Beach lost two incredible public servants that day: Manhattan Beach Police Department records specialist, Rachel Parker and Manhattan Beach Unified special education teacher, Sandy Casey. Manhattan Beach Police Officer Chad Swanson was injured during the shooting while helping get others to safety.

Lisa Patterson, a loving mother and cherished member of the Lomita community, was tragically killed in the Las Vegas shooting. In true Lomita spirit, I joined “The Friendly City” on October 5 to honor Lisa’s life with a candlelight vigil at city hall. The emotional ceremony came to a close with a heart-wrenching rendition of “America the Beautiful,” sung by all of those in attendance.

In the wake of this tragedy, we have demonstrated that we are resilient and we are committed to one another. I am so encouraged by the outpouring of kindness and support I have seen in response to this dark event.

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September 2017 Newsletter

Thursday, September 28, 2017

Autumn is here!

This month, the 2017 legislative session came to a close.  I’m excited to announce that 12 bills I introduced this year are currently awaiting signature on the governor’s desk.  If signed, a number of the bills will have a direct and positive impact on the South Bay including:

  • AB 651 – Strengthens the attorney general’s oversight authority when nonprofit health facilities are sold to for-profit buyers.
  • AB 994 – Allows the Beach Cities Health District to utilize a streamlined and cost-efficient construction process for the planned revamp of their 11-acre campus in Redondo Beach.
  • AB 1452 – Allows cities to designate curb-side parking spots as electric vehicle charging stations.
  • AB 1646 – Requires a refinery to implement a publicly accessible community alert program to be used in the event of an incident at the refinery.
  • AB 1647 – Requires refineries to install and maintain air quality monitors at the refinery fence line and in the community.

As preparation for the next legislative session begins, I encourage you to please contact me with your ideas on how we can continue to improve the lives of everyone in the South Bay.

In this issue of the newsletter, you’ll find information about:

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August 2017 Newsletter

Thursday, September 7, 2017

This month saw the Great American Solar Eclipse in California, and although the South Bay missed a full solar eclipse, Redondo Beach residents still got in on the fun.  Over 350 residents lined up at the Redondo Beach Library to see the partial eclipse (roughly 60 percent in Southern California).  The library gave away about 120 pairs of NASA-approved viewing glasses, which were shared with those who arrived later.  Visitors, including members of the Redondo Beach Police Department, viewed the eclipse from the balcony as well as outside the library.  The library also livestreamed the full eclipse from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration’s (NASA) website.  It was a great way to get kids interested in science – who knows, our next generation of engineers or astronauts could be among the kids who saw their first eclipse here!

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July 2017 Newsletter

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Fourth of July!

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June 2017 Newsletter

Thursday, July 6, 2017

Dear Neighbors,

For most families, June brings graduations, Father's Day, and weddings. But in Sacramento, it means budget deadlines. As an Assembly Budget Committee member and longtime education champion, I was pleased to vote for a fiscally responsible $125 billion General Fund budget that increases funding for our schools, community colleges, and universities, while setting aside $8.5 billion in a Rainy Day Fund.

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May 2017 Newsletter

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Dear Neighbors –

May was a busy month! From the inspiring Torrance Armed Services Parade to the moving Memorial Day events in Torrance and Redondo Beach, we spent this month honoring our military and veterans.

In Sacramento, the Assembly passed two of my bills which would make it easier for the children of military parents to graduate with their peers and for veterans to receive the needed legal services that we owe them for their service to our country.

I hope you find this helpful and informative. I am proud to represent the South Bay and call it my home.

Sincerely,

Signature

Al Muratsuchi
Assemblymember, 66th District