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Los Angeles Times: California lawmakers to weigh harsher penalties for sex offenders who remove their GPS trackers

January 10, 2017
A bill reintroduced by state Sen. Patricia Bates (R-Laguna Nigel) would make it a felony for a person to tamper with any monitoring device affixed as a condition of parole, community supervision or probation.

Orange County Register: After racist vandalism at Pavion Park, Mission Viejo gathers to answer hate with love

January 10, 2017
Mission Viejo city leaders, Orange County Sheriff’s Department officials, representatives of Rep. Mimi Walters and state Sen. Patricia Bates, and Rabbi Peter Levi, the Anti-Defamation League’s regional director in Orange County, also were in attendance.

Associated Press: California enlists Eric Holder to defend against Trump

January 5, 2017
Sen. Patricia Bates, R-Laguna Niguel, called Holder's hiring "a waste," noting that the state Department of Justice has a staff of 4,300 people and an annual budget of $830 million.

San Francisco Chronicle: California Legislature hires Eric Holder to fend off Trump

January 4, 2017
State Republicans called the move a political stunt and questioned why outside counsel is needed given the attorney general’s office serves as the state’s legal team and the Legislature has an office of its own legislative lawyers.

San Clemente Times: Triton Football Parades Down Del Mar

December 22, 2016
Only in San Clemente can you find the type of passion and community support that was on display down Avenida Del Mar on Wednesday afternoon.

Orange County Register: Parade of champions: San Clemente celebrates Triton football’s first CIF State title

December 22, 2016
The last time Brandon Reaves saw this many people going crazy on the sidelines, he was returning a punt a stunning 54 yards for the game-winning touchdown in the CIF high school state Division 1-A football championship in Sacramento.