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November 8, 2019
In this Issue: A Message from Pat | Public Safety Power Shutoff | Legislative Update | In the News | Beverage Recycling Update | San Onofre Update | Homelessness Funding | Fentanyl Seizures | Earthquake Early Warning App | U.S. Census Jobs | Upcoming Events | 36th District Highlights
November 4, 2019
The California Chamber of Commerce (CalChamber) has awarded Senator Patricia Bates (R-Laguna Niguel) a perfect score (18-0) in its 2019 Vote Record . She is one of only nine state senators to have received a perfect score. “CalChamber’s vote record provides Californians a measuring stick to judge...
October 30, 2019
Projected strong winds this week increase the risk for more wildfires. Electrical utilities plan on implementing “public safety power shutoffs” to some communities deemed to be at risk. Here are additional web links and phone numbers you may find useful for your area...
October 30, 2019
Senator Patricia Bates (R-Laguna Niguel), a former social worker who served in communities affected by drug abuse and who has authored and co-authored several bills to end abuses in the addiction treatment industry over the past five years, participated in a bipartisan oversight hearing in Costa...
October 28, 2019
Published by the Orange County Register on October 25, 2019.