Press Release

Monday, August 20, 2018

Torrance, CA – Today, Governor Jerry Brown signed Assemblymember Al Muratsuchi (D-Torrance) and Joint Author Assembly Majority Leader Ian Calderon (D-Whittier)’s Assembly Bill 1782, a bill which establishes surfing as California’s state sport.  Surfing is an iconic part of California’s culture, and with around 1,100 miles of coastline throughout California, the sport generates significant economic activity each year for the state.

Both Assemblymembers are avid surfers who have spent much time surfing in the waters off the coast of Southern California.

Monday, August 20, 2018

Let it be known that on Aug. 20, 2018, surfing became California’s official state sport.

Gov. Jerry Brown signed legislation Monday that enshrines surfing in the state’s code. The bill notes that surfing quickly became a California icon after being imported from Hawaii. Malibu, Trestles, Mavericks, Rincon, Steamer Lane and Huntington are California’s world-famous surf breaks. The Surfers’ Hall of Fame is in Huntington Beach. And the neoprene wetsuit, surfers’ unofficial uniform, was invented in the Bay Area.

Monday, August 20, 2018

(Torrance, CA) - Assemblymember Al Muratsuchi (D-Torrance) held his 2nd Annual Pet Adoption Fair in the City of Torrance to encourage families to adopt their pets locally. “It is always exciting to see new pet owners adding new family members to their homes,” said Assemblymember Muratsuchi. “Loving animals is about compassion for all living things.” Muratsuchi has introduced AB 2791, a bill sponsored by the ASPCA to speed up the process for families to find new homes for cats and dogs. Here’s more from Assemblymember Muratsuchi in this Assembly Access video.


Wednesday, August 15, 2018

When the Trump administration proposed opening California waters to drilling on an unprecedented scale, state leaders said they would do whatever it takes to keep new oil operations at bay.

But promises only go so far.

So some in Sacramento now are trying to lock those pledges into law — safeguarding the coast from offshore drilling no matter the whims of future administrations.

Sunday, August 12, 2018

SAN FRANCISCO (KPIX) — One of California’s largest agencies promised lawmakers it would make changes following a KPIX investigation. But, three years later, we discovered they broke that promise and are still putting millions at risk for identity theft.

Now, citing our investigation, lawmakers have launched an investigation of their own.

Saturday, August 11, 2018

Dozens of animal lovers joined Assemblymember Al Muratsuchi (D-South Bay) on Saturday to learn about the importance of adopting a pet and legislative issues regarding animal protection during the South Bay Pet Adoption Fair at Charles H. Wilson Park.

Hosted by the Carson Animal Shelter and the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, the fair gave attendees the opportunity to interact with several of the cats and dogs available for adoption.

Saturday, August 11, 2018

Hosted our Second Annual Pet Adoption Fair at Wilson Park in Torrance! Dogs and a bunny from the Carson Animal Care Center were adopted into loving homes! Thanks to the ASPCA and Friends of Torrance Animals for co-hosting!