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San Juan Capistrano examines occupancy laws after blaze

February 4, 2015
OC Register - While the council on Tuesday night approved a resolution asking the state for help, state Sen. Pat Bates was working in Sacramento to examine the issue, which pits safety against access to affordable housing.

Orange County officials appeal for San Clemente hospital solution

February 4, 2015
OC Register - Two Orange County legislators weighed in this week on the possible closure of San Clemente’s community hospital and emergency room as part of a plan by MemorialCare Health System to develop an outpatient medical pavilion in San Clemente. In a statement Monday, State Assemblyman Bill...

Pat Bates Will go to Sacramento For Senate

November 5, 2014
Carlsbad Patch - Orange County Supervisor Patricia “Pat” Bates was elected to the State Senate for the 36th District Tuesday.