Michael Antonovich joined local business leaders and government officials for the sixth annual State of the County Luncheon on Thursday, to share what Los Angeles County has done in the past year, and what is planned for the future.
City and local government representatives are honoring 13 Santa Clarita Valley teens at the SCV Teen Hero Recognition Ceremony on Thursday, city officials announced.
The teens have been selected by school administrators for making positive life changes and overcoming serious obstacles in their lives, acting as leaders for their peers, according to a city of Santa Clarita news release.
With overall film production decreasing in California, Supervisor Michael Antonovich has asked the board to pen a letter to state government, requesting that they help stem runaway production. But, TV production in the SCV continues to increase.
The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors declared a state of emergency for Bouquet Canyon, where residents' wells are going dry. The county Department of Water and Power has been restricting water due to silt buildup in Bouquet Creek.
Los Angeles County officials have determined that the railroad crossing Briggs Road residents use to access their properties is in fact a legal crossing. The residents say it's one step in a long process to get legal road access to their homes.
Supervisor Michael Antonovich is calling his fellow Los Angeles County board members to declare a state of emergency in Bouquet Canyon, where silt buildup in Bouquet Canyon Creek has created a flood hazard and caused wells to go dry.
AB 109 requires that non-violent, non-sexual offenders be housed in county jails instead of state prisons. At Tuesday's meeting, county CEO reported to the board on the possibility of contracting with public and private facilities to house offenders.
Supervisor Michael Antonovich asked county staff to prepare a report on strategies to combat welfare fraud in Los Angeles County. Antonovich said the county is losing millions through fraud and welfare recipients who do spend the money on necessities.
A Senate bill co-authored by Senator Steve Knight and signed by Gov. Jerry Brown, authorizes outsourcing to deal with prison overcrowding. It is a counterpart to AB 109, which transfers inmates to county jails or releases them on early parole.