Press Release

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Just outside of Los Angeles in Ranchos Palos Verdes, the Terranea Resort boasts fine dining, a golf course, scenic beachfront views, and accommodations ranging from luxury guest rooms to private, secluded villas. While it may be a paradise for guests, resort workers claim they are subjected to a culture that has enabled sexual harassment and sexual assault.

The Terranea Resort, which has hosted conferences attended by luminaries including Facebook’s Sheryl Sandberg, first came under scrutiny for harboring sexual harassers in summer 2017, when a former dishwasher and chef assistant, Sandra Pezqueda, filed a sexual harassment and assault lawsuit against the resort and the staffing agency that employed her to work there.

Friday, September 28, 2018

On the morning of September 28th I had the pleasure of meeting with California State University, Long Beach’s President Dr. Jane Conoley, Associate Vice President of Government and Media Relations Terri Carbaugh, and College of Engineering Dean Dr. Forouzan Golshani. We discussed the success of the university’s programs, student mental health challenges, and funding for the CSU system. I was pleased to learn that 15,000 CSULB alumni and 2,000 of their students currently reside in the 66th Assembly District.

Thursday, September 27, 2018

Happy to honor Stephan Morikawa of American Honda Motor Co., Inc. as Torrance Area Chamber of Commerce’s “Distinguished Citizen of the Year” at the City of Torrance State of the City. Thank you Stephan for all your hard work and support for the city of Torrance!

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Had a great discussion with the Palos Verdes / South Bay Audubon Society this evening where I talked about my off-shore oil drilling bill, Governor’s Climate Change Summit and California wildfires.

Monday, September 17, 2018

I spent the evening of September 17th at the monthly meeting of the South Bay/Harbor Area chapter of People First. People First is a self-determination group by and for individuals with disabilities. During the meeting, I provided a legislative update regarding the issues that participants stated were most important to them. We had an engaging conversation about affordable housing, refinery safety, the state’s support of the Harbor Regional Center, and public safety. I enjoyed meeting everyone and was grateful for the opportunity to exchange ideas and information.

Saturday, September 15, 2018

For my final event stop on September 15th, I enjoyed some quality BBQ at Switzer Learning Center’s annual Boots, Brews, and BBQs fundraiser. Switzer learning center provides excellent special education with therapeutic services to students in the South Bay community. At the event, they provided a fun western-themed night that also directly benefits the lives of their students. I am grateful that I was able to participate in this great night.

Saturday, September 15, 2018

On September 15th, my second Community Coffee of the month took place in the meeting room at the Manhattan Beach Library. Constituents and I were able to discuss topics such as jobs and the economy, pesticide use, and housing. Thank you to all who attended and participated in this coffee as well as to the library for being such a great host.