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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.

LOS ANGELES TIMES: Doctor ordered to stop writing prescriptions for dangerous drugs

December 16, 2013

By Lisa Girion

A Southern California pain doctor who was featured in a 2012 Times investigative report on patient overdose deaths was barred Monday from writing prescriptions for some narcotics and other widely abused drugs.

John Dimowo pleaded not guilty in a court hearing to eight counts of illegally prescribing Vicodin, Norco, Xanax and Adderall to undercover agents who pretended to be patients but had no legitimate need for the drugs.

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.

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.