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Dana Point Times: Historical Society Celebrates 200th Anniversary of R.H. Dana’s Birth

August 6, 2015
On Aug. 1, the 200th anniversary of his birthday, the Dana Point Historical Society held a bicentennial celebration at the Ocean Institute aboard the brig Pilgrim to share more about the life of the city’s namesake.

Orange County Register: Crown Valley Park is back, ready for play

August 5, 2015
Pat Bates, now a state senator representing much of South County and northern San Diego County, was Laguna Niguel’s first mayor. She said the changes to the park are just one of the many ways her dreams for the city have come true.

Orange County Register: The silver tsunami

July 29, 2015
Fifth district Orange County Supervisor Lisa Bartlett and state Sen. Pat Bates, R-Laguna Niguel, co-hosted the conference, co-sponsored by Age Well Senior Services, the county Office on Aging and Laguna Woods Village.

Riverside Press-Enterprise: Defeat effort to weaken Prop. 13

July 24, 2015
This year, state Sen. Pat Bates, R-Laguna Niguel, authored legislation, Senate Bill 259, which would fix Prop. 13 without raising taxes.

Orange County Register: Stop detouring road maintenance funds

July 20, 2015
State Senate Republicans have introduced two bills to fix the roads without raising taxes.

Orange County Register: Bates: No to more supervisors in O.C.

July 15, 2015
State Sen. Pat Bates is opposing a constitutional amendment that proposes to add two board of supervisors members to Orange County after 2020.

San Diego Union-Tribune: Fallbrook may get funding to build schools

July 8, 2015
State Sen. Jean Fuller, R-Bakersfield, said in a telephone interview this week that she is cautiously optimistic that a bill she co-sponsored with state Sen. Patricia Bates, R-Laguna Niguel, will pave the way for new school construction on military bases throughout California, including Camp...

San Francisco Chronicle: Legislators take aim at Proposition 13 loophole

July 7, 2015
A bill similar to what Ammiano proposed last year was picked up by state Sen. Patricia Bates, R-Laguna Niguel (Orange County), but that too faces major hurdles, this time in earning support from labor and Democrats.

Washington Times: Junipero Serra statue to stay in U.S. Capitol -- for now

July 7, 2015
An effort to remove the statue of saint-to-be Father Junipero Serra from the U.S. Capitol has been set aside for the time being.

L.A. Times: Resolution to replace Junipero Serra statue in U.S. Capitol put on hold

July 6, 2015
A measure calling for the statue of Father Junipero Serra in the U.S. Capitol to be replaced with one of NASA astronaut Sally Ride, the first American woman in space, was shelved in the Legislature on Thursda