Press Releases

SACRAMENTO – Legislation by Sen. Catherine Blakespear, D-Encinitas, that would require all semiautomatic pistols sold in California to use microstamping technology passed the Assembly Public Safety Committee on Tuesday.




SACRAMENTO – Legislation by Sen. Catherine Blakespear, D-Encinitas, to give public employers more authority to protect workers who are being harassed by a member of the public while on the job passed the Assembly Judiciary Committee on Tuesday.

SB 428 would provide employers with the ability to seek a temporary civil restraining order on behalf of an employee who is being harassed at work. Under current law, it’s up to the individual workers themselves to seek such restraining orders, often at their own time and expense, even though the harassment occurs while they are on the job.




SACRAMENTO – Sen. Catherine Blakespear, D-Encinitas, issued the following open letter today regarding the importance of schools fostering a safe and inclusive environment in the classroom:




ENCINITAS, Calif. – Sen. Catherine Blakespear, D-Encinitas, will join with ProduceGood and volunteers to glean fruit at a local orchard on July 8 for the food insecure of the San Diego region. Gleaning saves produce from going bad or being sent to landfills and helps us better manage our natural resources and provide food where it is needed.




SACRAMENTO – Legislation by Sen. Catherine Blakespear, D-Encinitas, to ensure cities and counties have the information they need to combat our climate crisis and make reductions in greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions passed the Assembly Natural Resources Committee on Monday.




SACRAMENTO – Legislation by Sen. Catherine Blakespear, D-Encinitas, to require gun sellers to post warnings about the danger of having a firearm in a home was passed Tuesday by the Assembly Public Safety Committee.




ENCINITAS, Calif. – More than 200 constituents and local officials attended an Open House held Saturday by Sen. Catherine Blakespear, D-Encinitas, at her Encinitas District Office.




SACRAMENTO – Legislation by Sen. Catherine Blakespear, D-Encinitas, broadening the local agencies that a member of the Coastal Commission can jointly serve on to include a Local Agency Formation Commission (LAFCO) or a Joint Powers Authority (JPA) was approved by the Assembly Natural Resources Committee on Monday.