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April 1, 2013 | By Kate Mather and Andrew Blankstein
This post has been corrected. See the note at the bottom for details. As the investigation into a 10-year-old Northridge girl's kidnapping and sexual assault continued, an L.A. County supervisor criticized the so-called realignment program which transfers authority of some felons from state prisons to county jails. The circumstances of Tobias Dustin Summers' July 2012 release from custody were not clear. Police said Saturday that the 30-year-old had a criminal history dating back to 2002 that includes charges of kidnapping, robbery, explosives possession and petty theft.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
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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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 4, 1986
Archbishop Mahoney's public scolding of Supervisor Antonovich and crew for their political scapegoating of the poorest and weakest among us was an act of courage. It also served notice that this good shepherd knows how, when and upon whom to use his staff in the defense of his flock. Wolves, take heed! GEORGE D. CROOK Pico Rivera
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 31, 2013 | By Seema Mehta
Potentially reigniting a contentious cultural battle, two Los Angeles County supervisors are proposing including an image of a cross in the county's official seal. In a motion filed Tuesday, Supervisors Michael D. Antonovich and Don Knabe called for adding a cross to the depiction of the San Gabriel Mission on the round emblem that appears on county stationery, uniforms, cars and other property. The motion notes that when the mission was added to the seal in 2004 during a redesign, the structure was not topped with a cross (it had been removed during an earthquake retrofitting)
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 11, 1990 | LYNN O'SHAUGHNESSY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A judge has ordered a mental patient to stay away from Los Angeles County Supervisor Mike Antonovich, whom she allegedly harassed with death threats and vandalism because of a "long-standing romantic infatuation" with the politician. Glendale Superior Court Judge Joseph R. Kalin signed a temporary restraining order on July 6, after Antonovich accused Eileen Kristovich of threatening to kill him, his sister and her family.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 3, 1995
We have a difference of opinion with recent media criticism that chastised our supervisor, Mike Antonovich, for using a county helicopter to attend a meeting to lobby for the expansion of California 138. This transportation meeting in Irvine occurred on a board meeting day, creating a scheduling conflict that, were it not for the use of the helicopter, would have prevented the supervisor's attendance. California 138 has been called one of the most dangerous highways in the state, and as the 1994 earthquake proved, a very necessary transportation corridor for our economic region.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 11, 1985
Ted Vollmer's suggestion in his article that Robert Quiroz would have been better off if Los Angeles had not received $20 million from the state is a bit disingenuous. The Department of Mental Health, Quiroz, and the more than 100,000 citizens in Los Angeles County with major mental illness are all better off precisely because of the extra money. However, the "controversy" that Vollmer describes between private mental health organizations and Quiroz personally is to an extent manufactured and misdirected.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 6, 1994
Supervisor Mike Antonovich (Letters, Jan. 8) is half-right when he says that a subway is too costly to build through the San Fernando Valley. However, he is wrong to think the monorail he favors is the right solution. What has been ignored in the subway vs. monorail controversy is the simple fact that both options add $1 billion to $1.5 billion to the cost of building a cross-Valley rail line. The right solution for the density of the Valley is a light rail line built on the alignment of the proposed subway, extended westward to the heart of the Warner Center Development, so workers, shoppers and residents can walk to the rail line and eastward to the Burbank Metrolink station.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 25, 1989
Recent letters by Los Angeles County Supervisor Mike Antonovich (March 27) and Paul Pritchard, president of the National Parks and Conservation Assn. (April 10), raise important questions abut the future of the Santa Monica Mountains as an urban recreation area. The apparent loss of the Renaissance Faire site in Agoura to development is the subject of both letters; as executive director of the agency trying buying the property, I must add my voice to this debate--but it is probably of a different timbre than either of the parties would expect.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 24, 1990
Regarding the Chatsworth Courthouse and the proposed Allegretti site, there was no "good faith" shown by the county court to Allegretti & Company. The court and Board of Supervisors' vote to expedite the site selection was a farce. The stated reasoning (that it was to save money because it was costing them dollars to wait) was a preposterously ironic joke, considering that the Allegretti site was offered at no significant carrying cost to the county until January, 1992. We, Allegretti & Company, can hold the site for the county for one full year essentially for free, because it has been leased for that period (even though now vacant due to the lessee's recent move to Arkansas)
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 28, 2013 | By Garrett Therolf and Jason Song, Los Angeles Times
Los Angeles County Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich has launched an investigation into the county's handling of abuse complaints involving Gabriel Fernandez, an 8-year-old boy who police say was later tortured and killed by his mother and her boyfriend. Gabriel was discovered in his Palmdale home last Wednesday night by firefighters responding to a call that the boy was barely breathing. Authorities said he suffered numerous injuries resulting from abuse, including a fractured skull, several broken ribs and burns.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 1, 2013 | By Kate Mather and Andrew Blankstein
This post has been corrected. See the note at the bottom for details. As the investigation into a 10-year-old Northridge girl's kidnapping and sexual assault continued, an L.A. County supervisor criticized the so-called realignment program which transfers authority of some felons from state prisons to county jails. The circumstances of Tobias Dustin Summers' July 2012 release from custody were not clear. Police said Saturday that the 30-year-old had a criminal history dating back to 2002 that includes charges of kidnapping, robbery, explosives possession and petty theft.
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February 18, 2013 | Jim Newton
The transportation future of this region rests, in no small measure, with the Metropolitan Transportation Authority. And that body's board is about to change. In part, that is because Los Angeles will be getting a new mayor. That mayor will sit on the MTA board and appoint three other members, giving him or her a sizable voice in directing money and identifying projects, from subways to freeways. Indeed, outgoing Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa may be best remembered for his contributions to the area's transportation network and innovative attempts to pay for it. But even as the mayor's race plays out in full public view, a behind-the-scenes political fight is being waged that could bring further change to the MTA board.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 9, 2010 | By Alexandra Zavis, Times Staff Writer
Prominent business leaders are putting their weight behind a plan that they say could make a major dent in homelessness in Los Angeles County, embracing a strategy that will face significant political opposition. The blueprint they plan to unveil Tuesday seeks to put a permanent roof over the heads of the most entrenched street dwellers, then provide them as much counseling and treatment as they will use. Because the chronically homeless take up a disproportionate share of resources, the plan's authors argue that focusing on housing them will ultimately free up services for the many more people who need only temporary help to get back on their feet.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 14, 2010 | By Mike Boehm, Los Angeles Times
Eli Broad told city and county officials this week he would pay $7.7 million for a 99-year lease on public land in downtown Los Angeles where he can build an art museum, winning over a public opponent of his plan and signaling in the strongest terms yet that he has decided against putting the museum in Santa Monica. Broad persuaded Los Angeles County Supervisor Mike Antonovich, the only public official on record opposing his previous request to lease it for a token dollar a year.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 28, 2010 | By Robert J. Lopez, Los Angeles Times
Los Angeles County Supervisor Gloria Molina introduced a motion this week that would authorize the county to boycott Arizona unless it suspends or repeals its controversial immigration law. The motion, co-sponsored by Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky, would direct county officials to suspend all travel to Arizona and investigate withdrawing investments and canceling contracts. Molina spokeswoman Roxane Marquez said the supervisor realizes that the immigration system is broken but believes that the Arizona law is the wrong way to address the problem.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 11, 1990 | LYNN O'SHAUGHNESSY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A Superior Court judge has ordered a mental patient to stay away from Los Angeles County Supervisor Mike Antonovich, who she allegedly harassed with death threats and vandalism because of a "longstanding romantic infatuation" with the politician. Judge Joseph R. Kalin signed a temporary restraining order July 6 after Antonovich accused Eileen Kristovich of threatening to kill him, his sister and his sister's family.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 17, 2010 | By Molly Hennessy-Fiske
Expressing deep concern over allegations that a teacher arranged fights between students in a classroom at a Los Angeles County juvenile probation camp, Supervisor Mike Antonovich said Wednesday that he wants the education agency responsible for hiring and supervising the teacher held accountable. Antonovich said he planned to submit a motion at next week's board meeting demanding that Los Angeles County Office of Education Supt. Darline Robles report back April 6 with details on the hiring and screening of Stephen Wesley, 43. Los Angeles County sheriff's investigators arrested Wesley on Tuesday for allegedly allowing and refereeing five boxing-style bouts -- recorded by a security camera -- during his class at Camp Karl Holton in San Fernando on Aug. 8, 2008.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 16, 2009 | David Ng
The worlds of opera and local politics collided this week over Richard Wagner's "Ring" cycle, reigniting a fierce debate about the brilliant German composer known for his marvelous music and repugnant racism. Los Angeles County Supervisor Mike Antonovich issued a statement Tuesday calling for an overhaul of the 2010 Ring Festival Los Angeles, a citywide arts celebration that will spotlight Wagner's 19th century, four-opera "The Ring of the Nibelung."
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