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BEVERLY PRESS: Lieu calls for Philippines support

December 05, 2013

Sen. Ted Lieu (D-Torrance), a member of the Asian Pacific Islander Legislative Caucus, on Nov. 20 renewed the call for Californians to help victims of the typhoon-stricken Philippine Islands.

BEVERLY PRESS: Watchdog groups give Senator Lieu high marks

January 05, 2014

For the third time in three weeks, state Sen. Ted W. Lieu (D-Torrance) has been given a top score by a statewide California watchdog group for his votes on key legislation during the recently completed 2013 legislative session. "I am honored to be recognized for my efforts to serve the public," Lieu said after the release Monday of CalPIRG's annual scorecard, which followed his recent 100-percent rating by the California League of Conservation Voters, and his being one of three lawmakers given the highest rating by the Sierra Club.

FILAM STAR: Lieu urges public to observe 'Bullying Prevention Day'

December 13, 2013

SACRAMENTO – As part of a statewide legislative effort, Sen. Ted Lieu of Torrance urged youths, parents and educators to commit Dec. 12, to help raise public awareness about the potential damage and dangers of bullying.

US NEWS & WORLD REPORT: California Legislators Introduce Bill To Banish NSA

January 07, 2014

Bipartisan duo wants to cut NSA's utilities, ban research at state schools and impose sanctions on contractors

By Steven Nelson

A bipartisan team of California state senators introduced legislation Monday that would prohibit the state and its localities from providing "material support" to the National Security Agency.

TORRANCE DAILY BREEZE: Sen. Ted Lieu introduces bill that would allow California to thwart National Security Agency

January 07, 2014

By Brian Sumers

State Sen. Ted Lieu on Monday introduced a bill that would bar California agencies and officials from cooperating with federal authorities seeking electronic records on a state resident, unless the government first obtains a warrant.

An influential legal scholar, however, says the bill, if enacted, would never survive a court challenge.

10TH AMENDMENT CENTER: Democrat and Republican senators join forces to #NullifyNSA spying

January 06, 2014

California has entered the fray to stop unconstitutional NSA spying.

On Monday, Sen. Ted Lieu (D-Torrance) and Sen. Joel Anderson (R-San Diego) introduced the Fourth Amendment Protection Act to prohibit any state support of the NSA.

“State-funded public resources should not be going toward aiding the NSA or any other federal agency from indiscriminate spying on its own citizens and gathering electronic or metadata that violates the Fourth Amendment,” Lieu said.

ASSOCIATED PRESS: New California law reduces number of bears hunted

January 04, 2014

After Jan. 1, 2013, California hunters were banned from using dogs to hunt bobcats and bears, under a law authored by state Sen. Ted Lieu, D- Torrence

SACRAMENTO — A new California law banning the use of dogs in bear hunting appears to have had a dramatic effect, with fewer bears killed by hunters in 2013 than in any other year over the past two decades.

SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA PUBLIC RADIO KPCC: Effort emerging to bring arts back to California prisons

January 06, 2014

By Mary Plummer

About a dozen men sit in a makeshift classroom in Norco. Canvases are draped across their desks, and dabs of paint sit atop sheets of wax paper perched beside them.

LARCHMONT CHRONICLE: Hollywood Schoolhouse

November 01, 2013

By Isabel Arroyo 6th Grade

The Hollywood Schoolhouse was very proud to host a Los Angeles Regional Anti-Bullying Kick Off event in October that began a month-long focus on byllying in Los Angeles. Hollywood Schoolhouse 4th graders discussed the adverse effects of bullying with California State Senator Ted Lieu, along with representatives from local TV and radio stations. They also discussed how other schools can stop bullying in their own environments.

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