Press Release

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Honored to welcome the Japan Business Association of Southern California to the State Assembly on Wednesday.

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

My office presented a certificate to Torrance Dave & Buster’s congratulating them on their grand opening. This new business will be a source of lots of fun and excitement for the South Bay!

Saturday, June 9, 2018

Assemblymember Al Muratsuchi attended the Manhattan Wine Auction on June 9th. This annual event benefits the Manhattan Beach Education Foundation. Featured at the auction were fantastic food and beverage selections from across the South Bay.

Wednesday, June 6, 2018

Torrance Sister City Association (TSCA) is the Nonprofit of the Year for Assembly District 66. Today is California Nonprofit Day, which gives us an opportunity to reflect on the many contributions that nonprofits make to our communities. Since 1973, TSCA has fostered a fruitful relationship with Kashiwa, Japan, building goodwill and understanding through friendship and cultural exchange. I presented the resolution recognizing TSCA as the Nonprofit of the Year on the Assembly Floor to the TSCA President Hazel Taniguchi.

Friday, June 1, 2018

(Torrance, CA) - Flanked by California Governor Jerry Brown, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti and Torrance Mayor Patrick Furey, Assemblymember Al Muratsuchi (D-Torrance) announced the start of construction of the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s Metro Green Line extension to the South Bay. It is a project paid for, in part, by $231 million in state funding. “As your state representative, I fought for and helped deliver state transportation funding to my district to extend the metro light rail service to Torrance and Redondo Beach,” said Assemblymember Muratsuchi. “This measure will cut down on traffic and provide some relief to commuters by getting more people out of their cars and on to those metro rail cars.” Here is more in this Assembly Access video.

 

Friday, June 1, 2018

Memorial Day ceremonies at Redondo Beach’s Veteran’s Park are traditionally dedicated to those who gave their lives in service of the United States.

This year, organizers also paid tribute to a young man who never got the chance to do so.

Vincent Barbee, a Redondo Union High School student, U.S. Naval Sea Cadet, and son of former Councilwoman Martha Barbee was honored with a commemorative brick in the city’s memorial plaza and recognition by Assemblyman Al Muratsuchi during Monday’s ceremony. Barbee died in March, after falling from his family’s third story balcony at their Esplanade home. He was 15 years old.

Friday, June 1, 2018

Luminaries from across the state, including Governor Jerry Brown, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, and County Supervisor Janice Hahn, gathered Wednesday to celebrate breaking ground on the Torrance Regional Transit Center, the future terminus for the LA Metro Green Line extension.

The light rail project, which currently ends at Marine Avenue in Redondo Beach, would run through Lawndale and Redondo to service South Bay commuters and eventually connect to Metro’s forthcoming Crenshaw/LAX line.

“This is a win-win-win,” said Assemblyman Al Muratsuchi, who was credited by Brown with fighting to secure additional funding to complete the project as part of Garcetti’s “Twenty-Eight by ’28” plan. Using funding from Measure M and Senate Bill 1’s gas tax increase, the Green Line extension is projected to be completed by the 2028 Los Angeles Summer Olympics, well ahead of its originally-scheduled 2033 completion.