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BRENTWOOD NEWS: State Senator Ted Lieu meets with the Brownies from Kenter Canyon School

June 17, 2013
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A special visit from the Brownies, our new state senator and a farewell to old friends at the June Brentwood Community Council meeting was an auspicious beginning to the summer season.

The Brownies of Troop #12755 from Kenter Canyon Charter Elementary School led the Pledge of Allegiance. They used funds from cookie sales last year to create a garden at the Karl Malden Station Post Office on Barrington.

SAN FERNANDO VALLEY SUN: Bill Wants Payment From Those Making False Emergency Calls

June 13, 2013

LOS ANGELES (CNS) - A state legislative committee 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.

MARINA DEL REY ARGONAUT: Sen. Ted Lieu supports dredging harbor with greater frequency

June 13, 2013

By Gary Walker

In an effort to make the work of first responders easier and lessen the possibility of boating hazards, Rep. Waxman (D-Venice) is urging Los Angeles County officials and the federal government to dredge the Marina del Rey channel more frequently.

The congressman sent a letter to Gen. Thomas Bostick, commanding general of the United States Army Corps of Engineers June 6, urging them to begin regular dredging of the marina’s harbors.

TORRANCE DAILY BREEZE: Ted Lieu honors El Segundo bike shop as "Business of the Year"

June 12, 2013

By Kristin Agostoni

The owners of Electric Bikes LA in El Segundo -- former Mayor Eric Busch and his wife, Andrea -- were honored Tuesday by South Bay state Sen. Ted Lieu.

Their shop on Main Street was named 2013 Business of the Year in Lieu's 28th District, which includes the South Bay beach cities, Carson, Lomita, Torrance and part of the Harbor Area.

KNX NEWS RADIO: Bill Passes That Requires ‘Swatting’ Perpetrators To Reimburse Police Response Costs

June 12, 2013

LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — 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 has been approved by a state legislative committee.

“Law enforcement wants this bill and, frankly, the public needs this to not only be safer, but protect their taxpayer dollars from being wasted,” Sen. Ted Lieu, who sponsors the bill, said. “Swatting drains vital resources from law enforcement and puts officers and citizens in dangerous situations.”

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.