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Entries by Antonio Villaraigosa from 05/2010

Too Dangerous to Fly on a Plane? Then Too Dangerous to Buy a Gun

| Posted 05.05.2010 | Los Angeles

If someone is too dangerous to fly on a plane in this country, that person is too dangerous to buy explosives and guns.

Credit Card Parking Meters Are Here

| Posted 05.05.2010 | Los Angeles

When's the last time you had 24 quarters in your pocket? Hardly anyone has enough quarters on them to pay for a couple hours of parking at a meter any...

Join Us in Securing Safe Neighborhoods for Every Angeleno

| Posted 05.07.2010 | Huffington Post

Over the last several years improving public safety has been the focus of the City's leadership. All of our collective efforts have paid off -- we ha...

Microsoft is Coming to LA!

| Posted 05.10.2010 | Los Angeles

This morning I met with Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer and I have some very exciting news to share: Los Angeles has been chosen as the host of the 2011 ...

2,500 Guns Off the Streets and Out of the Community

| Posted 05.10.2010 | Los Angeles

I am proud to say that the buyback exceeded our expectations with 800 more guns collected this year than the previous year's effort.

Change the LAUSD Layoff System Now

| Posted 05.11.2010 | Los Angeles

Our neediest children deserve better and we cannot continue to tear apart our lowest-performing schools year after year and expect the students to excel.

Every Child Deserves the Opportunity to Succeed

| Posted 05.12.2010 | Los Angeles

BREAKING...Judge issues injuction against layoffs at three schools. Mayor Villaraigosa calls it a "major victory." READ MORE Giving every child the sa...

Concepciona's Story

| Posted 05.12.2010 | Los Angeles

I want to share with you the heart-breaking story of Concepciona Flores. Concepciona is just one of thousands of low-income students being disproporti...

Bolstering Our 30/10 Initiative

| Posted 05.13.2010 | Los Angeles

Each time I come to Washington DC, I can feel the support for 30/10 growing as people realize that we're not looking for a handout. Instead we're bringing our own local funds to the table.

Keep the Lights On

| Posted 05.14.2010 | Huffington Post

As the proposed budget moves from the Budget Committee to the full City Council, I want to thank Chairman Parks and the rest of the committee for thei...

My Name Is Antonio Villaraigosa, And I Am Here to Recruit You!

| Posted 05.21.2010 | Los Angeles

Tomorrow, May 22, would have been Harvey Milk's 80th birthday, and despite not having lived to see his 50th, what he accomplished in his few years in public life remains nothing short of extraordinary.

The New and Improved International Gateway to LA

| Posted 05.26.2010 | Los Angeles

This morning, I was at LAX to proudly unveil the $737 million Bradley Terminal renovation project that has improved passenger convenience and safety. ...

The Backlot Is Back! Universal's New Shooting Locations Are Great for LA

| Posted 05.27.2010 | Los Angeles

Today I stood with Governor Schwarzennegger and Steven Spielberg at the opening of the newly renovated Universal Studios backlot shooting location. It was a great day for Los Angeles.

Fulfilling Our Promise to the Greatest Generation

| Posted 05.28.2010 | Los Angeles

Today, I stood with Rudy Montiel, CEO of the Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles (HACLA), to celebrate the grand opening of the Manchester, a...