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August 5, 1998
If L.A. County Supervisor Mike Antonovich erred in judgment (editorial, July 27) by intervening on behalf of his friend's son, at least it was an honest gesture. He has been burned once before by the press for a similar gesture and still he stuck his neck out for a friend. It took a lotta guts but that's what friends are for . . . isn't it? LYLE TALBOT Lancaster Antonovich has sent a terrible citizenship message to the Armenian community. Contribute enough money and politicians like Antonovich will do "reprehensible" things even if you are accused of murder.
April 12, 2014 | By Abby Sewell
An El Monte city councilman running for an open county supervisor's seat in the eastern part of the county said he would officially kick off off his campaign Saturday at his campaign office in El Monte, with other local officials and former U.S. Treasurer Rosario Marin. Juventino "J" Gomez, a U.S. Army veteran and former aide to County Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich, is one one of three candidates running to replace termed-out Supervisor Gloria Molina in the June 3 election. Former U.S. Labor Secretary Hilda Solis is widely expected to win the seat because of her name recognition and advantage in fundraising.
July 13, 1989 | From Times staff and wire service reports
Los Angeles County Supervisor Mike Antonovich was in stable condition today at St. Joseph Medical Center in Burbank where he is being treated for a slight case of pneumonia, a spokesman said. Antonovich was admitted to the hospital Wednesday, said Dawson Oppenheimer, the supervisor's press spokesman. Antonovich, who represents the San Fernando, Santa Clarita and Antelope valleys, became ill with a high fever and headaches last weekend, Oppenheimer said.
April 8, 2014 | By Robert Greene
In August, as the newly formed Blue Ribbon Commission on Child Protection convened for the first time and members spoke aloud about the kinds of issues they expected they'd have to deal with, appointee Andrea Rich noted that there are certain problems inherent in “ running big, awful bureaucracies .” And she ought to know, because as the former president and CEO of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, she once had a front row seat...
May 15, 1993
Antonovich must believe that a separate set of rules applies to all of the politicians, who, at election time, are guilty of the same offense to public and private property of which he accuses Conal. MICHAEL J. GOLDBERG Los Angeles
May 23, 1989
A former secretary in Los Angeles County Supervisor Mike Antonovich's office claimed Monday that she was demoted and transfered out of the Republican supervisor's office because she is Latina and a Democrat. In a complaint filed with the county's Civil Service Commission, Gloria A. Salmeron said she was told May 2 by Antonovich's chief deputy, Tom Silver, to clear out her desk immediately and report to work in the executive office because "her work was not getting done." During her 15 years with the county, including the last three with Antonovich's office, Salmeron was always rated competent, said Rees Lloyd, attorney for the Los Angeles County Chicano Employees Assn.
June 1, 1989
Los Angeles County Supervisor Mike Antonovich, citing a 184% increase in the Air Quality Management District's budget over the last five years, said Wednesday he will ask for an independent audit of the agency. At a news conference where he was joined by members of the business community, Antonovich charged that the AQMD's proposed $80.2-million 1989-90 budget unfairly assesses businesses through across-the-board 19.5% increases in annual fees, permit application fees and emission fees.
August 4, 2010 | By Garrett Therolf, Times Staff Writer
Los Angeles County Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich said Tuesday he found a series of stories in The Times on Project 50 to be "very disturbing" and said he feels misled by answers he was given when he raised concerns two years ago about the county program to house Skid Row's most vulnerable homeless residents. His complaints were countered by Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky, who said he welcomed scrutiny of a program he said has proved highly effective. Antonovich, speaking at the Board of Supervisors meeting, said he was disturbed by a passage in Sunday's story about participants leaving mental health and substance problems untreated.
July 14, 1989
Los Angeles County Supervisor Mike Antonovich has been hospitalized at St. Joseph Medical Center in Burbank, suffering from pneumonia, his chief deputy said Thursday. Tom Silver said he spoke to the supervisor by telephone late Thursday, and, "He was very chipper. He is putting in a work day over there." Antonovich was driven to the hospital early Wednesday, after leaving work Monday with a fever.
August 6, 1995
So Mike Antonovich is seeking a fifth term to help the county through its fiscal problems (July 23). Is he kidding? Mike, the developer's friend and lavish spender, was there while the county mortgaged buildings and borrowed money that put us in this predicament. He is the problem, not the solution. LEN and MARY ZIRALDO West Hills
March 25, 2014 | By Abby Sewell
Los Angeles County officials will ask the state to do more to keep film production in California. The county's Board of Supervisors voted unanimously Tuesday to send a five-signature letter to Gov. Jerry Brown and members of the Legislature asking them to "recognize the negative impacts high taxes and excessive regulations have on the entertainment industry and provide reforms to make California competitive with other states who are successfully luring...
March 4, 2014 | By Abby Sewell and Eryn Brown
Los Angeles County supervisors ordered an audit Tuesday of the way the county's public health department investigates complaints about health and safety issues at nursing homes. The officials sharply criticized public health officials over a report that complaints about health and safety issues at nursing homes are not always thoroughly investigated. An investigation by Kaiser Health News found that public health officials told inspectors to close certain cases without fully investigating them in an effort to reduce a backlog.
February 27, 2014 | By Ari Bloomekatz
Even as Los Angeles wades through the middle of one of the wettest periods in at least two years, public officials and weather forecasters say it will do little to catch the region up on one of the driest rain seasons on record, and may not decrease fire danger much at all. "Although Los Angeles County is expected to receive some significant rainfall ... our region is still in a drought and fire danger remains high," Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich...
February 25, 2014 | By Abby Sewell
Los Angeles County supervisors proclaimed a state of local emergency Tuesday in Bouquet Canyon, an unincorporated area in Santa Clarita Valley, paving the way for officials to take flood control measures without going through the usual permitting process. Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich, whose district includes Bouquet Canyon, said a series of fires and storm events have led to a buildup of sediment in Bouquet Canyon Creek. That reduces its carrying capacity, which results in water flooding Bouquet Canyon Road after heavy rains, Antonovich said.
February 18, 2014 | By Abby Sewell
Los Angeles County supervisors voted Tuesday to expand a network of one-stop centers that coordinate social services for homeless families. The supervisors agreed to allocate $10.3 million in local, state and federal money to create an integrated system of services for those families. Under the program, eight regional centers throughout the county will manage services for homeless families, rather than requiring them to travel to offices in downtown Los Angeles to get help. The money will come from combining three existing programs to serve the homeless.
February 3, 2014 | By Catherine Saillant
Former U.S. Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis and former state Sen. Sheila Kuehl have a considerable fundraising jump over their rivals for two open seats on the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors, new campaign reports show. Solis raised $518,000 and reported $433,000 cash on hand at the end of December in a filing covering the second half of 2013. She announced last year that she was running to replace outgoing Supervisor Gloria Molina in the 1st District, which covers downtown, East Los Angeles and portions of eastern L.A. County.
January 29, 2014 | By Abby Sewell
An El Monte city councilman and former aide to County Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich is wading into the race to replace termed-out Supervisor Gloria Molina, challenging former congresswoman and Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis. Juventino "J" Gomez has filed the required paperwork to begin fund-raising and said Wednesday that he will run for the seat. His official announcement is expected Thursday. Gomez, an El Monte councilman since 2003, worked for Los Angeles County for 38 years, first in the human resources department and then for 12 years as a senior deputy to Antonovich.
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