Press Release

Wednesday, January 29, 2020

More than one year since it was introduced, Assembly Bill 345, which would establish a minimum setback distance between public facilities with children and oil and gas wells, was passed in the Assembly.

AB 345

Under AB 345, authored by Assemblyman Al Muratsuchi (D-Torrance), the Natural Resources Agency would have until July of 2022 to adopt public health and safety regulations covering nearby oil and gas extraction areas. It would specifically urge oil and gas facilities to be located a distance of 2,500 feet away from schools, playgrounds, and other public places with children.

Wednesday, January 22, 2020

Assembly Democrats have revived legislation aimed at curtailing oil drilling in urban areas, a measure that seemed dead last year.

The bill by Assemblyman Al Muratsuchi, Torrance Democrat, would require new or enhanced oil wells be located at least 2,500 feet from homes, schools, playgrounds, hospitals or health clinics.

Saturday, January 18, 2020

The city of Gardena celebrated the life of Martin Luther King Jr. on Saturday, Jan. 18, at its 47th annual MLK Day Parade.

Civic groups and elected leaders paraded along Van Ness Avenue in a procession that ended at Rowley Park for a “Battle of the Bands” competition and a community celebration dedicated to the slain civil rights leader.

Wednesday, January 15, 2020
Monday, January 13, 2020

Last year the U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced that it had found asbestos contamination in eye shadow, face powder and glitter products sold at Claire’s and Justice, two retailers popular with teens and young women. Asbestos is a naturally occurring mineral that can be found in talc. But if asbestos is inhaled, it can lodge in the lungs and do permanent damage, including causing malignant mesothelioma and other forms of cancer. Needless to say, it is not a substance you want in powder form anywhere near your nose or mouth.

Monday, January 13, 2020

Assemblymember Muratsuchi held a press conference at the State Capitol concerning the importance and urgency of passing AB 495, the Toxic Free Cosmetics Act.

Friday, January 10, 2020

GARDENA — Kanji Sahara spoke about a World War II camp memorial he has proposed for the City of Torrance at the October meeting of the Greater L.A. JACL at Merit Park in Gardena.

The memorial, to be located in a city park, would have an Honor Roll Wall with the names of all those incarcerated in the 10 War Relocation Authority camps plus those interned in the Immigration and Naturalization Service and Army camps. The names would be by camp.