Press Release

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

(Los Angeles) – Assemblymember Al Muratsuchi (D-Torrance) is leading the battle against the Trump administration’s efforts to expand off shore drilling along the coast of California. A. Martinez, with KPCC Radio’s It Takes Two program, interviewed Assemblymember Muratsuchi about his legislation to block any new off shore drilling. Hear the entire interview here: (4:55)

Friday, February 16, 2018

Hosted a town hall to fight back against Trump's offshore oil drilling proposal at Hermosa Beach Community Theater with Hermosa Beach Mayor Jeff Duclos and Councilwoman Stacey Armato, Manhattan Beach Mayor Amy Howorth, Redondo Beach Mayor Bill Brand, and Torrance Counciman Kurt Weideman. Guest speakers included Mike Collins of Keep Hermosa Hermosa and representatives of Sierra Club, Heal the Bay, State Coastal Commission, and State Lands Commission. Thank you everyone for your leadership!

Thursday, February 15, 2018

I spent a great morning with the young people from Torrance YMCA!  These future leaders are in Sacramento for the 69th California YMCA Youth & Government's Model Legislature and Court conference.

Monday, February 12, 2018

With the Surfer's Walk of Fame as their backdrop, state and local elected officials joined leaders in the surfing industry at the base of the Hermosa Beach Pier on Saturday to support surfing as the official sport of California.

“I’m stoked to be here,” said State Assemblymember Al Muratsuchi (D-South Bay), who co-sponsored AB 1782 along with Assembly Majority Leader Ian Calderon (D-San Gabriel Valley), also in attendance. The bill was introduced last week in the California legislature.

Monday, February 12, 2018

(Hermosa Beach, CA) - Assemblymember Al Muratsuchi (D-Torrance), other members of the unofficial Legislative Surfers Caucus and supporters gathered on Hermosa Beach to announce new legislation - Assembly Bill 1782- which intends to make surfing the official sport of California. “The California surfing lifestyle attracts people from all around the world and generates over $6 billion in annual retail sales,” Assemblymember Muratsuchi said. “Surfing is an important part of California’s multi-billion dollar coastal economy, especially in tourism and recreation. Nothing represents the California Dream better than surfing.” Watch more in this Assembly Access video.


Saturday, February 10, 2018

Torrance, CA – Assemblymember Al Muratsuchi (D-Torrance) and Joint Author Assembly Majority Leader Ian Calderon (D-Whittier), today held a press conference at the Tim Kelly Surfing Memorial statue in Hermosa Beach for AB 1782, a bill which will establish surfing as California’s state sport.  Both Assemblymembers, joined by other speakers and attendees, ended the event by going surfing. 

California is an iconic California sport that brings in significant economic activity to the state each year. The state is home to several surfing museums, including the Surfers’ Hall of Fame.

Saturday, February 10, 2018

Assemblymember Al Muratsuchi, along with joint author and Assembly Leader Ian Calderon, held a great press conference on Saturday, February 10th In Hermosa Beach on AB 1782, which would establish surfing as California’s official state sport. California is an iconic California sport that brings in significant economic activity to the state each year. Afterwards, the Assemblymembers, speakers and attendees all went surfing.