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Orange County Register: The false premises and promises of the push for split roll: Carolyn Cavecche

November 2, 2019
This is just the first step in an effort to eliminate Prop. 13 completely.

Orange County Register: Costa Mesa hearing: Lawmakers talk up plans, need for overhauling addiction treatment industry

October 31, 2019
Sen. Pat Bates, R-Laguna Niguel, has been working on the issue for years, pushing for criminal background checks and bans on false advertising. Lawmakers plan to offer a comprehensive overhaul of the rehab industry to the governor next year.

Orange County Register: Unveiling of clock tower marks start of $330 million Dana Point Harbor renovation

October 29, 2019
On Oct. 29, 2018, the county inked an agreement with Dana Point Harbor Partners on a 66-year lease for the harbor, setting the stage for a long-sought-after renovation.

Coast News: Local leaders racing to address bluff concerns

October 25, 2019
Active bluffs along the state’s coastline, especially in San Diego County, are a growing concern for residents and elected officials.

San Clemente Times: Sen. Bates Announces Additional State Funding to Address Homelessness

October 24, 2019
To help address homelessness, Sen. Patricia Bates, R-Laguna Niguel, has announced that the California Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD) has awarded $2.5 million to Orange and San Diego counties to fund various programs.

ABC Los Angeles: OC fentanyl bust: 18 pounds seized in Santa Ana - enough for 4M doses

October 22, 2019
Over the last four years, the Orange County Sheriff's Department has sponsored legislation with California Sen. Pat Bates, proposing the penalties for trafficking fentanyl be like those for trafficking cocaine, methamphetamine and heroin.

Los Angeles Times: Fentanyl seizures in O.C. set to double for third year in a row, sheriff says

October 18, 2019
The sheriff’s department has worked with state Sen. Patricia Bates (R-Laguna Niguel) to push for legislation to pursue illegal fentanyl distributors.

KPBS San Diego: State Awards San Diego County $1.4M To Combat Homelessness

October 16, 2019
Sen. Pat Bates, R-Laguna Niguel, announced Wednesday that San Diego County will receive $1.4 million in state funding for programs combating homelessness.

KFI Los Angeles: OC Awarded $1.1 Million in State Funding for Homelessness

October 16, 2019
Sen. Pat Bates, R-Laguna Niguel, announced today that Orange County will receive $1.1 million in state funding for programs combating homelessness.

Orange County Register: California governor signs some addiction treatment reform measures, rejects others

October 15, 2019
Four bills aiming to clean up California’s notoriously under-regulated addiction treatment industry landed on the governor’s desk last month — a meatier batch than had ever made it through the Sacramento sausage grinder before.

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