Patricia Bates

Senator Patricia Bates (R-Laguna Niguel), the Vice Chair of the Senate Environmental Quality Committee, issued the following statement after Governor Gavin Newsom issued a sweeping executive order today concerning climate change: “Policies to successfully address climate change require informed input from the people’s representatives in the Legislature. My legislative colleagues …continue reading

Top Ten Stories for September 20 through September 26 included unemployment (three articles!), an earthquake, and a suspected DUI. Top Ten Stories for September 20 through September 26 are the most-read stories at Orange County Breeze over the last week (excluding weather forecasts and events): Unemployment benefits paid to California …continue reading

Senator Patricia Bates (R-Laguna Niguel) applauded the recent announcement that California’s program to help residents safely dispose of their unwanted medicines has been expanded throughout the state. Thanks to a $3 million grant from the California Department of Health Care Services, an additional 320 drug disposal bins are now available …continue reading

Legislation introduced by Senator Patricia Bates (R-Laguna Niguel) last year to protect emergency preparedness at the shuttered San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station (SONGS) has helped ratify an agreementthis week among stakeholders. The ratified agreement means that Senator Bates’ bill is no longer necessary. Southern California Edison and five local government …continue reading

The Senate Finance and Governance Committee today rejected Senate Bill 1319 on a party-line vote by Senator Patricia Bates (R-Laguna Niguel) that would have corrected an outdated interpretation of property “change of ownership” that has been part of the long running debate around commercial property and Proposition 13 (the 1978 …continue reading

Top Ten Stories for May 10 through May 16 included Garden Grove and Kohl’s re-opening, Huntington Beach beach access, and the USAF Thunderbirds. Top Ten Stories for May 10 through May 16 the most-read stories at Orange County Breeze over the last week (excluding weather forecasts and events): Garden Grove …continue reading

Top Ten Stories for April 26 through May 2 included good and bad news from Anaheim, an arrest by the CHP, and freedom rallies from sea to shining sea. Top Ten Stories for April 26 through May 2 the most-read stories at Orange County Breeze over the last week (excluding …continue reading

Senator Patricia Bates (R-Laguna Niguel) announced today that Senate President pro Tempore Toni Atkins (D-San Diego) has appointed her vice chair of a special committee that will review California’s response to COVID-19. The Special Committee on Pandemic Emergency Response, a bipartisan committee of 11 senators, is tasked with reviewing the …continue reading