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FALLBROOK VILLAGE VOICE: SB 828 - A Citizen's Protection Act

August 07, 2014

By Senator Joel Anderson (R) 36th Senate District

While we want to stop terrorism, it must not be at the cost of the liberty and freedom of everyday citizens who have done nothing wrong. Otherwise the terrorists win.

The National Security Agency (NSA) is violating the Fourth Amendment rights to privacy and due process through their extensive data collection program which records the private information of hundreds of thousands of everyday American citizens, innocent of any crimes, without a warrant.


July 08, 2014

The application deadline is August 22 for a community to be considered for a $200,000 to $500,000 state grant aimed at helping coastal communities prepare for a changing climate. Funding is available for local governments and private organizations with “innovative ideas on how to improve California’s coastal areas and mitigate sea-level rise,” according to a statement from State Sen. Ted Lieu’s office. The grants are issued by the California Coastal Conservancy.

PARK LA BREA NEWS/BEVERLY PRESS: Arts council supports local projects

July 10, 2014

The California Arts Council will fund 24 community arts projects statewide, including six in Los Angeles County, through a new program called Creative California Communities, said Sen. Ted Lieu (D-Torrance), chair of the Legislature’s Joint Committee on the Arts.

PARK LA BREA NEWS/BEVERLY PRESS: Lieu calls on TV host to resign

July 17, 2014

State Sen. Ted Lieu (D-Torrance) on July 12 called on Fox News host Bob Beckel to resign immediately after statements the Fox TV host made about Chinese people.

Beckel said during a broadcast last week of “The Five” that the “Chinese are the single biggest threat to the national security of the U.S. …Do you know what we just did? As usual, we bring them over here and teach a bunch of Chinamen – err, Chinese people – how to do computers and then they go back to China and hack into us.”


July 18, 2014

Closing a Critical Gap 

California State Senator Ted Lieu knows how hard life is without a stable place to call home. Born in Taipei, Taiwan, at 3 years old his family moved to Cleveland with just enough money to rent out a cramped basement apartment in someone else's house.

MARINA DEL RAY ARGONAUT: Which way, Santa Monica? The debate over possible closure of the city’s airport heats up with lawsuits and competing ballot measures

July 16, 2014

By Gary Walker and Joe Piasecki

First came the lawsuits. Now, the ballot measures.

A years-long battle over whether to close Santa Monica Airport over noise, pollution and safety concerns is suddenly heating up, despite a precipitous decline in airport traffic over the past 14 years.

In 2000, more than 172,000 flights either took off from or landed at SMO, according to air traffic counts released by the airport. By 2006, that number had dropped to about 137,000. By 2012 it was down to 102,000.

SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE: Protections have been weakened for-profit institutions' students

July 27, 2014

By Nanette Asimov and Stephanie M. Lee

As California lawmakers update the law that regulates for-profit schools, consumer advocates say there are not enough protections for thousands of students.

"It's really outrageous," said Robyn Smith, an attorney at the Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles. "There are very few ways for students at these schools to get relief."

LOS ANGELES TIMES: Sen. Ted Lieu wants Fox News host to resign over 'xenophobic' remarks

July 12, 2014

By Javier Panzar

Democratic state Sen. Ted Lieu of Torrance called on Fox News host Bob Beckel to resign Saturday after he said on the air Thursday that "Chinamen" are the single biggest threat to national security.

SANTA MONICA MIRROR: State Sen. Ted Lieu Calls On Fox TV Host Bob Beckel To Resign After Racist Remarks

July 12, 2014

State Senator Ted Lieu, who represents Santa Monica and much of the South Bay, today called on Fox News Host Bob Beckel to resign immediately after statements the Fox TV host made about Chinese people.

“We should all be alarmed by the racist, xenophobic comments by Fox News Host Bob Beckel," Lieu said. "His comments have no place in America and this is at least the second time he has used racial slurs. He must resign immediately."

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