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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.

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.

SACRAMENTO BEE: Number of bears killed plunges

January 04, 2014

New ban on dogs in the hunt has immediate impact

KNX 1070 NEWSRADIO: Lawmaker calls for more funding to map quake faults

December 31, 2013

TORRANCE ( — A state lawmaker from Torrance wants Sacramento to boost funding to map active earthquake faults in an effort to prevent buildings from being constructed near dangerous faults.

LOS ANGELES TIMES: Lawmaker calls on state to increase funding for fauult maps

December 30, 2013

BEVERLY PRESS: Several bills by Sen. Ted Lieu to take effect

December 26, 2013

Increasing public safety, safe-guarding consumers and taxpayers and expanding career opportunities for workers are among the proposals by Sen. Ted Lieu (D-Torrance) taking effect Jan. 1.

Consumers using credit debit or calling cards for payphones in a pinch - such as stranded holiday travelers, those caught with dead cell phones or troops in transit - will be better protected from fees of up to $20 for 20 seconds under SB 50's mandatory signage disclosure plan on payphones.

LONG BEACH BUSINESS JOURNAL: Claims made that climate change impacts on Los Angeles only partially mitigated by AB 32 implementation

December 17, 2013

Air Resources Board To Finalize Updated AB 32 Scoping Plan In Early 2014

By Tiffany L. Rider - Assistant Editor

December 17, 2013 – Under a business-as-usual scenario, research indicates that Los Angeles County is on track for less snowfall, hotter temperatures and an increase in the number of extreme heat days by mid-century, and these changes are inevitable.