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Wednesday, October 4, 2017

(Torrance, CA) – Following the Trump administration’s decision to rollback campus rape and sex crime protections, KNX Radio (AM 1070 Los Angeles) spoke with Assemblymember Al Muratsuchi (D-Torrance) about what he heard during a special college campus safety town hall he chaired at El Camino Community College.  Hear the KNX Radio report here: (:50)

Monday, October 2, 2017

Anyone who knowingly interferes with the duties of California’s independent state auditor will be fined up to $5,000 under a bill signed into law Monday by Gov. Jerry Brown.

Under the law, which will take effect on Jan. 1, people who obstruct a state audit “with intent to deceive or defraud” will have to pay the fine.

Sunday, October 1, 2017

SACRAMENTO — The barely legible print that briefly flashes on-screen at the end of political ads will be gone, replaced by information people can clearly read, if Gov. Jerry Brown signs a closely watched bill targeting “dark money” in campaigns.

The unions, corporations or billionaires behind the money would be listed, rather than the obscure committees with misleading, feel-good names that wrote the checks.

Saturday, September 30, 2017

The films, plays and public broadcasts California now funds to enlighten students and the public about the horrors of Japanese American internment camps in World War II will soon be expanded to illuminate more recent examples of persecution — including the Muslim immigrants targeted by President Trump.

The legislation signed this week by Gov. Jerry Brown is just one example of actions by California’s Democratic lawmakers and policymakers to distance themselves from Trump. Some are mostly symbolic, like resolutions calling for congressional investigation and censure of the president, while others chart an independent course for the state in protecting undocumented immigrants and combatting climate change.

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

The Beach Cities Health District is gearing up to unveil plans for a long-envisioned revamp of its 11-acre campus in Redondo Beach.

Next month, residents of the South Bay beach cities will get a virtual, 3D glimpse of conceptual plans to make over the Prospect Avenue campus with a senior living facility with up to 400 units and much-needed infrastructure upgrades to the district’s aging four-story medical building.

Thursday, September 21, 2017

At the final gavel on the California state legislative session last Friday, two bills—one restricting local zoning control and another the placement of cell phone receivers—have South Bay officials concerned.

Despite local opposition, each bill passed both houses and now awaits the Governor’s signature.

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Redondo Beach is one step closer to potentially turning a portion of the AES power plant site into open space under a parks bond measure expected to go before California voters in 2018.

Senate Bill 5, which calls for $4 billion for a variety of parks and water projects throughout the state, was passed by the state Legislature late last week and is expected to be signed by Gov. Jerry Brown. It would be designated for the June 2018 ballot.

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Proud to stand with my current and former colleagues, Senator Anthony Portantino and Congressman Jimmy Gomez in support of Planned Parenthood Los Angeles at their State of the Agency. Pictures with PPLA Vice President Celinda Vasquez and Board Member Martha Swiller. 

Monday, September 18, 2017

Thanks to Manhattan Beach Rotary and former Councilmember John Burton for inviting me to give a legislative update this week!  I was pleased to recognize John Rhind for his 50 years of service to the club.  Congratulations!

Monday, September 18, 2017

Today I presented my “Women of Distinction 2017” Award to Torrance School Board Member Martha Deutsch. Martha is the President of the Thirty-Third District PTA, which oversees the South Bay school districts. She also serves as the Chair of the District Presidents for the Board of Directors of the California State PTA. Proud that Martha continues to accomplish so much at both the state and local level.