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KRON: CA lawmakers push to resume in-person dining
December 17, 2020
A group of bipartisan California state senators are urging the governor to reconsider stay-at-home order rules for restaurants to allow them to resume in person dining.
KUSI-TV San Diego: CA State Senators urge Newsom to reclassify restaurants as essential businesses
December 15, 2020
State Senator Patricia Bates wrote Governor Newsom a letter, signed by a bipartisan group of State Senators, outlining their concerns regarding his ban on dining services, despite no evidence coronavirus is spread at restaurants.
CBS Los Angeles: California State Senators Urge Governor To Let Restaurants Reopen
December 14, 2020
A group of 11 California state senators, both Democrat and Republican, are urging Gov. Gavin Newsom to let restaurants reopen by moving them into the “essential” category…
San Diego Union-Tribune: DA’s Office: Judge closes another hearing for sexually violent predator
December 11, 2020
In its news release, the District Attorney’s Office noted it is again working with State Sen. Patricia Bates, whose district covers a swath of North County, to pass legislation ensuring the public’s right to attend evidentiary hearings for sexually violent predators.
Times of San Diego: DA’s Office to Re-Introduce Legislation to Keep SVP Court Hearings Public
December 10, 2020
SB 1023, introduced earlier this year by Sen. Patricia Bates, R-Laguna Niguel and sponsored by the local DA’s Office, would prohibit those proceedings from being closed to the public “unless compelling and extraordinary circumstances justify” closing the courtroom.
Orange County Register: Sober living, addiction treatment conflicts return to lawmakers' crosshairs
December 5, 2020
In the same spirit, state Sen. Pat Bates, R-Laguna Niguel, will reintroduce “Brandon’s Law,” which would prohibit rehabs from false advertising and marketing.
Patch: Bates Announces Housing Grant For Laguna Niguel
November 27, 2020
Senator Patricia Bates announced that Laguna Niguel will receive a $300,000 grant to look into ways to increase housing supply.
San Diego Union-Tribune: Housing grants announced for Encinitas, Oceanside
November 16, 2020
The announcement was made by Sen. Patricia Bates, R-Laguna Niguel, a member of the Senate Housing Committee.
San Clemente Times: Orange, San Diego Counties Receive $4 Million in New Housing Funding
November 12, 2020
Sen. Patricia Bates (R-Laguna Niguel) announced this week that the California Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD) awarded more than $4 million to fund housing-related projects to local governments in the counties of Orange and San Diego.
CNBC: California's Covid rules mean lengthy Disneyland closure and more pressure for Disney earnings and local economy
November 12, 2020
Republican State Senator Patricia Bates, who represents southern Orange and North San Diego counties, visited Disneyland a few weeks ago and told CNBC that she was “really quite impressed” with the safety measures that the company has put in place at the parks.
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