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Antonovich talks Recreation at annual luncheon

Posted: May 30, 2014 2:00 a.m.
Updated: May 30, 2014 2:00 a.m.

Los Angeles County Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich gives the keynote speech at the 6th Annual State of the County Luncheon held in the Hyatt Regency Valencia grand ballroom on Thursday. Signal photo by Dan Watson.


Recreation was the order of the day Thursday as Los Angeles County Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich outlined a number of amenities coming to the Santa Clarita Valley during his address at the annual State of the County Luncheon.

“To ensure a high quality of life for our residents, our office is committed to expanding recreational opportunities and access for our parks and trails,” Antonovich said at the event at the Hyatt Regency Valencia.

Those include the addition of an Olympic-sized swimming pool and expansion of the aquatic center at the Castaic Regional Sports Complex.

“That pool will be going in. Construction begins next year,” Antonovich said.

Other projects that are either ongoing or on tap include a recent purchase land near the Vasquez Rocks Natural Area, a popular equestrian, hiking and filming location in Agua Dulce, and expansion of the Castaic Animal Shelter, which is expected to be completed in June 2015, according to Antonovich.

Antonovich also said construction work on libraries — one in Castaic and one in Stevenson Ranch — is expected to begin in June, with the goal of opening in January.

Thursday marked the sixth annual State of the County Luncheon, which is meant to provide an overview of the recent accomplishments, goals and challenges facing Los Angeles County.

The event is hosted by the Santa Clarita Valley Chamber of Commerce.
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SenseInCastaic2: Posted: May 30, 2014 7:34 a.m.

Nice man, good leader - glad he never forgets about us up here (VERY GLAD) but is ANYONE going to talk about the inappropriateness off his *jokes*? They were ALL very degrading to women... but some, some were surprisingly down right offensive! (Especially the Lead Joke) - just horrible.
A polite man would not say many of those things in mixed company, a long term political official shouldn't say those things in public AT ALL. As an old man, and a long term politician he should be embarrassed and release an apology for any of those he might have made uncomfortable. (Trust me; there were more than just me!)
Go out in Style Mike... keep your head held high, when you're out of office, that's when you can let em all have it~ :)

LosRubios: Posted: May 30, 2014 7:48 a.m.

Keynote Speach? Seriously?? Don't The Signal PCs have spell checkers?

Bobs: Posted: May 30, 2014 8:17 a.m.

Maybe he meant this:

"Having something to say, but it is most likely stupid or irrelevant in a conversation"

NotSoAwesomeTown: Posted: May 30, 2014 12:19 p.m.

lol Bobs

SCVLeo: Posted: June 2, 2014 9:28 a.m.

I'm with you, SenseInCastaic. I was at that luncheon and was appalled at the "jokes" he told. There is no excuse for crass, sexist humor in a public forum from a community leader. He owes everyone an apology.

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