An Alhambra woman who had dedicated the past nine years of her life to helping families of homicide victims was honored by a California lawmaker as 2017 “Woman of the Year” this week as part of the Women’s History Month observance. California Rep. Ed Chau, D-Monterey Park, selected Ernestina “Tina” Yamashiro to receive the honor at a ceremony held Monday in Sacramento.
"California State Assembly Member Ed Chau, representative of the 49th State Assembly district, hosted a consumer protection workshop in the Barth Community Room of Crowell Public Library on Fri., Feb. 24. The event was well attended and featured speakers from four government agencies, all of which are tasked with supporting consumers against the threat of fraudulent schemes. Stacia Crane, a spokesperson with the United States Postal Inspection Service, shared many tips for people of all ages to protect themselves from scammers."
. “The unfolding situation at the Montebello Unified School District is certainly a cause for concern,” Chau said in a written statement. “I support the calls for an independent audit in order to restore the public’s trust in its local educational institution, and to ensure that the interests of its students continue to be front and center in all aspects of its operations. To that end, I stand with my colleagues in the legislature ready to assist the community to do what is necessary to help the school district move forward from its present crisis.”
Excerpted from the L.A. Times: "A new bill in the California Legislature would prohibit the public release of police body camera footage depicting victims of rape, incest, child abuse or domestic violence. Assembly Bill 459 from Assemblyman Ed Chau (D-Arcadia) says the privacy of victims outweighs any public interest in body camera footage and should be protected."
"California Assemblymember Ed Chau authored AB 2828, and said that he was very happy that the governor was taking steps to help consumers keep their personal information protected and away from “criminals, thieves and hackers.”
"California Governor Jerry Brown signed a historic bill Tuesday which would make the state curriculum include two important chapters from Chinese American history. The AB2864 bill, introduced by California State Assembly member Ed Chau, means California has formally recognized two key chapters in the history of Chinese Americans in an academic setting -- Chinese Americans' contributions to the Transcontinental Railroad, and the Chinese Exclusion Act of 1882."
"Two consumer protection bills authored by California State Assemblyman Ed Chau were signed into law Tuesday by Governor Jerry Brown. According to Chau’s office, AB 2828 expands the data breach notification law, which currently requires notice to consumers of compromised unencrypted personal information, to also include encrypted information, if the encryption keys have also been compromised."