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Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa

LA's Ex-Mayor Has A Controversial New Job

AP | Posted 09.06.2013 | Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES -- Former Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa has a new job. He'll be a senior adviser for Herbalife....

'You Have To Be Able To Say No To Your Friends'

AP | MICHAEL R. BLOOD | Posted 06.24.2013 | Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES -- The famous smile is intact. But there's a glint of gray in the hair, a hint of melancholy in the voice and a collection of wrinkles he ...

Villaraigosa Attempts To Defend Himself

Los Angeles Daily News | Dakota Smith | Posted 06.02.2013 | Los Angeles

Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa defended his record Monday after Los Angeles mayoral candidate City Controller Wendy Greuel criticized city leaders, includ...

Antonio Villaraigosa Takes His Name Out Of Cabinet Race

VOXXI | Tony Castro | Posted 02.05.2013 | Latino Voices

Antonio Villaraigosa’s dream of being rewarded with a Cabinet post for his yeoman job wooing a record number of Latino votes for President Barack Ob...

'Flattered And Humbled'

AP | Posted 02.02.2013 | Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES -- Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa is putting an end to rumors that he's up for a Cabinet position in the Obama administration. Vi...

Could This Latino Politician Have A Place In Obama's Cabinet?

VOXXI | Raisa Camargo | Posted 01.25.2013 | Latino Voices

Although there is still doubt, rumors dictate that the president may appoint Latinos in cabinet, yet the questions still remain the same: Who, when an...

Charlie Sheen Parties With L.A. Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa

Posted 12.29.2012 | Entertainment

Charlie Sheen seems to have found himself a new BFF. The controversial actor snapped a picture with Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa with the ca...

WATCH: Mayor Reacts To NRA's Bizarre School Shooting Solution

The Huffington Post | Anna Almendrala | Posted 12.21.2012 | Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES -- Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa had some harsh words for the National Rifle Association Friday after the gun lobby group called for an armed...

Why 21,000 of Us Asked LA's Mayor to Resign From "Fix the Debt"

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 02.10.2013 | Politics
Richard (RJ) Eskow

A reasonable person might ask why any group which claims to be concerned about deficit spending would try to lower tax rates for the most privileged among us, since that would make those deficits much worse. Good question: It doesn't make sense.

'Los Angeles Is The Gateway To The United States'

Los Angeles Daily News | Rick Orlov | Posted 02.07.2013 | Los Angeles

Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa on Friday said his recent trip to South America resulted in agreements to study ways to increase trade and tour...


AP | JOHN ROGERS | Posted 02.04.2013 | Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES — Port clerks returned to work Wednesday, jubilant in the knowledge that an eight-day strike that paralyzed the nation's busiest shi...

Port Strike Endangers Entire Country's 'Economic Engine'

The Huffington Post | John Stephens | Posted 12.04.2012 | Los Angeles

California Democratic Congresswoman Janice Hahn expressed her support for striking clerical workers and longshoremen at the ports of Los Angeles and L...

Mayor Demands Nonstop Negotiations To End Strike

AP | JOHN ROGERS | Posted 02.02.2013 | Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES — Negotiators returned to the bargaining table Monday as a strike that has crippled operations at the nation's largest port complex ...

An LA Mayor Hasn't Done This Since 1985

Los Angeles Daily News | Rick Orlov | Posted 01.10.2013 | Los Angeles

With a potential threat from the Panama Canal expansion and the increased trade opportunities, Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa announced plans for a 10-day...

Like Everything About LA, Being Education Mayor Is Different

Melanie Lundquist | Posted 01.23.2014 | Los Angeles
Melanie Lundquist

Mayor Villaraigosa may not be single-handedly responsible for this good news, but without his passion for public education and determination to improve it, it is very likely none of it would have happened.

Villaraigosa Slams GOP At Start Of DNC

The Huffington Post | Kathleen Miles | Posted 09.06.2012 | Los Angeles

Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa began his role as chairman of the Democratic National Convention (DNC) this week by saying on FOX Sunday that t...

"Trotting Out a Brown Face": Is Either Party Taking Latinos Seriously?

Stewart J. Lawrence | Posted 11.04.2012 | Politics
Stewart J. Lawrence

Romney's advisers are betting that Romney can so dominate Obama among White voters that he won't have to do much better than John McCain did with Latino voters in 2008.

Howard Fineman

LA Mayor: 'I'm Taking On Stupid Wherever It Exists' | Howard Fineman | Posted 08.27.2012 | Politics

TAMPA, Fla. -- At the CNN Grill here just outside the Republican National Convention hall, the chairman of the convention held court -- the chairman o...

Open Letter to Teachers on Teacher Appreciation Day

Antonio Villaraigosa | Posted 07.08.2012 | Latino Voices
Antonio Villaraigosa

On this Teacher Appreciation Day, I'd like thank you for your countless hours, your sweat and tears, and your relentless commitment to our children. And I'd also like to thank you in advance for inspiring the next generation of amazing teachers.

Are You a Friend of Azealia Banks?

Tomas Mournian | Posted 07.03.2012 | Home
Tomas Mournian

The Los Angeles LGBT Heritage Month Writing Contest encourages queer youth to make a video or write -- poem, essay, short story -- a creative work connecting to their life with a larger history.

Rag Picking in America?

Carl Pope | Posted 05.16.2012 | Los Angeles
Carl Pope

Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa takes pride in the fact that his city's recycling rate is the highest in any of America's million plus population cities. But listening to the workers, it is clear that inside the recycling facility, workers are treated more like the garbage they sort than fellow citizens.

Villaraigosa Faces Racism: 'Go Back To Mexico'

The Huffington Post | Kathleen Miles | Posted 03.14.2012 | Los Angeles

A man told Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa to "Go back to Mexico" as the mayor was leaving the state capitol recently. Dan Morain of the Sac...

FACEOFF: LAFD Union & Villaraigosa Exchange Insults

2011-04-04-tcmhuffpo.jpg | Posted 03.13.2012 | Los Angeles

Story comes courtesy of The City Maven. By Alice M. Walton Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and the president of the firefighters union used a mornin...

PHOTOS: Nominees Play Nice Before The Oscars

Posted 02.25.2012 | Los Angeles

Thursday night, Academy Award Nominees gathered at the home of Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa for The Hollywood Reporter's Nominees' Night 2012 -- a celeb...

Carlos Harrison

Who Might Be The First Latino President Of The U.S? | Carlos Harrison | Posted 02.20.2012 | Latino Voices

With all the attention being placed on the Latino vote, possible Hispanic vice-president candidates, and the support of influential Latino leaders in ...