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The County Line

    Antonovich Criticizes Union Action Against Metrolink Cameras


    On Friday, the union representing train drivers filed lawsuits in state and federal court against the installation of video cameras inside locomotive cabs. The union contends that the cameras violate the Railway Labor Act, federal wiretap laws and the Federal Rail Safety Act of 1970.

    Metrolink Director, Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich criticized the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen for their actions.


    Sheriff's Department Gets Federal Grant Funding Via Supervisors


    The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors allocated funding Tuesday from a federal grant to two important law enforcement efforts.

    According to Supervisor Michael Antonovich, the Sheriff's Department's ability to combat intellectual property crimes will be enhanced by an infusion of $200,000 from the United States Department of Justice.


    Nursing Homes Will Now Have To Display Grades

    mikeantonovichLocal politicians behind legislation.

    Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger has signed a bill that will require all California nursing homes to post their five-star rating issued by the Federal Government's Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. The rating, with five stars being the highest and one star the lowest, includes medical care, staffing levels, food services, sanitation, bedsore mitigation and the results of licensing inspections.

    The Ducks Take Center Stage For Health

    These bathtub toys help to raise crucial funds for a local health care provider.

    The Samuel Dixon Family Health Centers (SDFHC) will hold their seventh annual Rubber Ducky Regatta at Castaic Lake.

    The ducks will be running in conjunction with Castaic Days, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. with races at 1 p.m. on Saturday, October 10 at the Lower Lake.

    Antonovich Creates Flood, Mudslide Protection Agency


    UPDATED: Thursday, Oct. 1,  2:54 p.m.

    To inform residents in fire-damaged areas on the County's efforts to reduce the impact of mudslides and erosion damage, Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich has created a multi-agency program (C.A.R.E.) and a toll free number (800-214-4020) to protect life and property in the upcoming rainy months.

    County Opens Hotline For Erosion Advice

    Post-fire mudslides a concern for local areas.

    After a major wildfire, the burned areas are transformed into baron, dry slices of land. When the rainy season arrives, the lack of vegetation allows water to run unobstructed down hills and can even cause mudslides.

    With so many homes affected by the Station Fire, the Los Angeles County Department of Public Works has begun offering free engineering advice for homeowners concerned about erosion, mud-flows, and related issues, according to Supervisor Michael Antonovich.