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TORRANCE DAILY BREEZE: Ted Lieu's swatting bill clears Assembly committee

June 12, 2013

A state legislative committee on Tuesday approved a bill proposed by South Bay Sen. Ted Lieu that would require perpetrators of "swatting'' -- or false 9-1-1 emergencies typically reported at the homes of celebrities -- to reimburse police for the cost of responding to the hoaxes.

SOUTHWEST RIVERSIDE NEWS NETWORK: Bill approved: ‘Swatters’ will have to foot emergency response cost

June 11, 2013

A state legislative committee today approved a bill that would require perpetrators of “swatting” — or false 911 emergencies typically reported at the homes of celebrities — to reimburse police for the cost of responding to the hoaxes.

RIVERSIDE PRESS-ENTERPRISE: Measure targeting copper thieves clears (Lieu's) committee

June 11, 2013

SACRAMENTO -- Legislation to prohibit cash payments for scrap copper has cleared the same Senate committee that rejected an identical bill last year.

The measure, backed by law enforcement, water districts and local governments, is the latest of several recent legislative efforts to deter copper theft, which continues to inflict millions of dollars in damage to public buildings, private businesses and farm equipment amid a high global price for the metal.

KCET LOS ANGELES: Bill Would Crack Down On 911 Pranksters

June 11, 2013

By Clarissa Wei

Calling the police to celebrity homes may be good fun for some, but pranksters could soon pay the price for calling wolf.

A new bill has been pushed forward that would require perpetrators of "swatting" -- or false 911 emergencies -- to reimburse the police for the cost of responding to the hoaxes.

LOS ANGELES NEWSPAPER GROUP: Active-shooter drills on the rise at K-12 schools in the wake of Sandy Hook massacre

June 10, 2013

Article appeared in Torrance Daily Breeze, Los Angeles Daily News and several other publications

By Rob Kuznia

One morning in early April, on the grounds of Richard Gahr High School in Cerritos, the crack of at least 100 gunshots pierced the calm. A few explosions shook the ground.

VENICE-MAR VISTA PATCH: Mar Vista Business Woman Receives Environmental Sustainability Award

June 09, 2013

By Kelly Hartog

Sen. Ted Lieu named Jessica Lee, CEO and Founder of Baroness von Luxe, as the winner of the award for her business that specializes in ecologically friendly shower caps.

Jessica Lee, CEO and founder of Baroness von Luxe, a Mar Vista-based, environmentally friendly business that specializes in selling ecologically friendly shower caps, was recently named by Sen. Ted W. Lieu to receive his Environmental Sustainability Award.

TORRANCE DAILY BREEZE: Workshop planned in Redondo Beach to address fraud

June 09, 2013

A free workshop Friday in Redondo Beach will provide information on protections against fraud related to home repair, insurance, finances, identity theft and more.

The forum is sponsored by South Bay state Sen. Ted Lieu, state Controller John Chiang and the Contractors State License Board. It will run from 10 a.m. to noon in the Beach Cities Room, lower level of the Beach Cities Health District offices at 514 N. Prospect Ave.

BRENTWOOD PATCH: Brentwood Brownie Troop Receives Merit Badges From Sen. Ted Lieu

June 07, 2013

By Matthew Sanderson

The Brentwood Community Council recognized Kenter Canyon Brownie Troop 12755 for planting a garden at the Barrington Station Post Office.

"The Girl Scouts planted a beautiful garden," said Nancy Freedman, president. 

MARINA DEL REY ARGONAUT: Mar Vista businesswoman receives Environmental Sustainability Award

June 06, 2013

Jessica Lee, CEO and founder of Baroness von Luxe, a Mar Vista-based business that specializes in selling ecologically friendly shower caps, has been selected by state Sen. Ted Lieu (D-Mar Vista) for his Environmental Sustainability Award.