Torrance, CA – Governor Gavin Newsom today signed Assembly Bill (AB) 2762, the Toxic-Free Cosmetics Act which, starting in 2025, will prohibit the manufacture or sale of any cosmetic product in the State of California containing any of 24 specified toxic chemicals, consistent with a similar prohibition previously enacted by the European Union and other countries.
Thank you to the South Bay Association of Chambers of Commerce (SBACC) for inviting me to speak during their virtual Legislative Summit with South Bay Legislative partners. Pre-COVID-19, our Capitol halls would be bustling with many organizations and individuals who are making their annual legislative visits. Happy to meet virtually and talk about what I’ve been working on in Sacramento to help small businesses and what to expect in the days ahead.
Palos Verdes is beautiful but the constantly shifting and eroding land on the southern side of the peninsula presents a major challenge in maintaining PV Drive South and the sewer system. Thank you Rancho Palos Verdes city leaders for the informative tour.
Handed out #SouthBayStrong face masks and 2020 Census materials at the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Los Angeles Harbor in the Harbor Gateway neighborhood. Lot of families struggling. With Boys and Girls Club executive director Mike Lansing and board chair Sergio Carrillo.
On 9/11, donated #SouthBayStrong face masks to Torrance firefighters. They have been joining the effort to fight Southern California wildfires. They also respond to many 911 calls involving COVID 19 patients. They are required to use surgical masks on duty but hopefully they can use my cloth masks when they’re not working. Stay safe and thank you for your service!
FYI in response to popular demand, I’m planning a drive-through South Bay Strong mask donation distribution in the near future so stay tuned!
Had a good briefing today from local small businesses like Torrance Bakery, Smog City Brewery, Red Car Brewing and Express Employment on challenges to small employers during the COVID-19 pandemic. We also discussed bills pending before the legislature that impact small businesses, including those in the South Bay.
Called for shutting down the AES Redondo Beach power plant by the end of this year at yesterday's State Water Board virtual public hearing. I also introduced AB 353 to shut the Redondo Beach plant down by the end of this year. This fossil fuel-powered plant emits air pollution impacting more than 21,000 South Bay residents who live within a mile of the plant. On top of that, coastal once-through-cooling plants like the Redondo plant causes tremendous damage to the ocean and marine ecosystem.