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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.

PHOENIX NEW TIMES: Maureen Kerley Pushes for Trampoline-Park Regulations Following 2012 Death of Son

June 05, 2013

By Ray Stern

Maureen Kerley believes that her son, Ty Thomasson, might be alive today if a local trampoline park had adhered to certain standards.


Thomasson, 30, died on February 2, 2012, after jumping into the foam pit at the SkyPark Indoor Trampoline Park in Phoenix about one week after the park opened.

Despite her accusation, Kerley has never filed a claim or lawsuit against the park.

CAPITAL PUBLIC RADIO: California Measure Buy Sen. Ted Lieu Would Impose Safety Rules on Trampoline Parks

June 03, 2013
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A non-profit group wants trampoline parks in California to be safer, and it’s sponsored a bill to regulate them.

By  Pauline Bartolone
Tom Paper helped start the non-profit “Think Before You Bounce” after people he knew were injured at the trampoline parks.

MANHATTAN BEACH REPORTER: Special features planned for 20th annual Village Runner July 4th 5K

June 03, 2013

Entry is now officially open for the 20th annual Village Runner Fourth of July 5K Run/Community Walk, and Firecracker 5K in Redondo Beach. The race takes place on July 4 at 8 a.m., starting and finishing across from Village Runner in Riviera Village. The race has become one of the largest races here in Southern California, with over 4,000 runners expected for the start of the race.

Early Registration Prices for adults and kids running the 5K are $30. For additional information and registration, please visit

LOS ANGELES TIMES: Pay phone payouts

June 02, 2013

Most people don't use pay phones anymore. But, if they do, they shouldn't get a bill of up to $20 for a 20-second call, state Sen. Ted Lieu (D-Torrance) says.