South Bay #MarchForOurLives on The Strand from Manhattan Beach Pier to Hermosa Beach Pier to call for common sense gun safety laws. Enough is enough. American children are now more likely to die from gun violence than from auto accidents. I am a joint author of a bill to ban ghost guns and coauthor of a bill to allow victims to sue gun manufacturers for their blood money. Thank you to march organizer Lance Dominguez of Torrance and the hundreds of South Bay residents who stood up in solidarity with marches across the country to end gun violence.
Spoke at the Torrance Chamber's State of the State forum today. Focused on the economy, inflation, the state budget, funding for our schools, homelessness and crime. I've been fighting for a major increase to base grant funding for our K-12 schools. Final budget should be passed in the next few weeks.
Changing Tides of Little Tokyo Service Center is my 2022 Non-Profit of the Year! Founded by a group of South Bay students from the Beach Cities, Torrance and Palos Verdes, Changing Tides seeks to destigmatize mental health treatment among young Asian Americans. We have a teenage mental health crisis according to the US Surgeon General. These young South Bay leaders will help address this crisis.
Great fun at the Manhattan Beach Education Foundation Wine Auction! This amazing community event raises millions of dollars every year to support Manhattan Beach public schools.
I supported Beach Cities Health District's successful application for $2 million in state funding for their allcove teenage and young adult mental health program.
This critically needed program will provide South Bay school districts mental health care providers to address the teenage mental health crisis that has worsened during the pandemic.
Met with BCHD leaders to discuss how I can continue to support this important program.
Today I toured electric vehicle manufacturing start-up Canoo right in the heart of Torrance! Canoo’s mission is to bring electric vehicles to everyone.
Founded in 2017, Canoo is designing and engineering EVs starting at $38,000. Canoo took its engineering cues from military defense and aerospace innovation and is using drive-by-wire systems controlled electronically rather than by mechanical connections. The company makes and designs its own parts to enable sustainable sourcing and manufacturing.
Look out for these vehicles by early 2023! Thank you Canoo for the tour and am looking forward to your success!
Beautiful Memorial Day at Redondo Beach Veterans Memorial. Honoring the men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice in serving our country.
Beautiful Memorial Day at Green Hills Memorial Park, Rancho Palos Verdes. Honoring the men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice in serving our country.
Enjoyed a tour of Wishing Tree Park last week, which is located on a former superfund site that is being transformed into a new 8-acre park in the unincorporated Los Angeles County community of West Carson.
The project is the result of decades of community advocacy to repurpose contaminated land and transform it into an open space to benefit the residents of West Carson. When completed, Wishing Tree Park will have a wide range of amenities for park visitors, including baseball fields, a basketball court, picnic areas, jogging path and a community center. It is set to open in August.
On Friday, I visited the hard-working frontline workers who are a part of the Committee of Interns and Residents at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center. I stand in solidarity with their strike after months of bargaining for a fair, new contract.