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Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa

Elise Foley

LA Mayor And Obama Supporter Previews Line Of Attack On Mitt Romney

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 02.08.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, a Democrat, plans to dig into Mitt Romney in a speech on immigration reform Wednesday, when he w...

Mayors To Make Controversial New Announcement

Posted 01.19.2012 | Politics

Working with marriage-equality advocates Freedom to Marry, New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg and the heads of several other major American cities will ...

Amanda Terkel

GOP Presidential Candidates Skip Meeting With Mayors On Job Creation

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 01.18.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Nearly 250 of the nation's mayors will be in Washington, D.C., this week to discuss some of America's most pressing issues, including jo...

Port of LA Shows You Can Be Pro-Jobs and Pro-Environment

Antonio Villaraigosa | Posted 03.07.2012 | Los Angeles
Antonio Villaraigosa

Our port is a vital economic engine for the region -- additional cargo means additional jobs. So make no mistake: we need to grow our port, especially now.

Kim Kardashian, Blair Underwood, Others Serve Turkey To Homeless In Skid Row

AP | Posted 01.23.2012 | Impact

LOS ANGELES — Kim Kardashian, Blair Underwood and other celebrities served up a Thanksgiving day meal to the homeless in Los Angeles. Longtime ...

A Jobs Bill That Can Pass Congress

Antonio Villaraigosa | Posted 01.09.2012 | Politics
Antonio Villaraigosa

America Fast Forward is an incentive program designed to spur local jurisdictions to raise local revenue for their projects. That's the kind of federalism that both Democrats and Republicans should be able to get behind.

L.A.'s Work in Creating Jobs Pays Dividends

Antonio Villaraigosa | Posted 01.01.2012 | Los Angeles
Antonio Villaraigosa

For too long, L.A. businesses have been stolen from us by other cities and states. The result has been a calamitous decline in both jobs and tax revenues in our city, causing huge strains on our budget.

Putting Quality Teachers Back Into the Classroom and Getting Our Economy Back on Track

Antonio Villaraigosa | Posted 12.20.2011 | Education
Antonio Villaraigosa

Protecting our children's right to learn and preserving their access to the middle class isn't a partisan issue, it's an American issue. So we ask Congress to act quickly to pass this the Teachers and First Responders Back to Work Bill.

Will Cirque du Soleil Get 'Rid Of The Riffraff' On Hollywood Blvd?

Los Angeles Magazine | Mark Lacter | Posted 12.03.2011 | Los Angeles

Cirque du Soleil's Iris, the entertainment troupe's ode to moviemaking, is already drawing large audiences to the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood, but for ...

Sasha Bronner

Deasy On How Private Funds Will Save Public Schools

HuffingtonPost.com | Sasha Bronner | Posted 11.22.2011 | Los Angeles

Last week, news broke that a privately-run Los Angeles Fund For Public Education was launching when solicitation emails hit the inboxes of most major ...

Amanda Terkel

U.S. Mayors Frustrated With Gridlock On Jobs

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 11.19.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa (D) is traveling to Washington, D.C., this week to meet with congressional leaders and let them k...

Mexican-Americans Celebrate 'El Grito!'

newtab | Posted 11.16.2011 | Latino Voices

LOS ANGELES -- Mexican and Mexican-American residents celebrated this Thursday the traditional ceremony of the Scream of Independence or “Grito de I...

Laura Ingraham Trashes The Mayor Of L.A.

Posted 11.09.2011 | Media

Los Angeles mayor Antonio Villaraigosa was in DC for President Obama's job speech on Thursday, and he did not get a warm greeting from Laura Ingraham....

LA Libraries Bring Back Monday Hours

Posted 09.17.2011 | Los Angeles

All 73 libraries in the Los Angeles Public Library system are re-opening their doors on Mondays after budget cuts forced them to reduce hours last yea...

Villaraigosa's Chief Of Staff Resigns

latimes.com | David Zahniser | Posted 09.05.2011 | Los Angeles

Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa's chief of staff, Jeff Carr, announced Wednesday that he is stepping down from his post, the latest sign of tur...

Anna Almendrala

VIDEO: Inner-City Students React To 'A Better Life'

HuffingtonPost.com | Anna Almendrala | Posted 08.15.2011 | Los Angeles

"A Better Life," directed by Chris Weitz, chronicles the struggles of an undocumented landscaper in Los Angeles trying to protect his teen son from ga...

New to the Blue in Los Angeles

Antonio Villaraigosa | Posted 08.15.2011 | Los Angeles
Antonio Villaraigosa

Way back in 1874, the city of Los Angeles established its first dump site for solid waste. Over 130 years later, we've come to learn that disposing of our waste properly is a collective responsibility.

Message to Small Business Community: Los Angeles Is Dedicated to Your Needs

Antonio Villaraigosa | Posted 08.02.2011 | Los Angeles
Antonio Villaraigosa

As National Small Business Month comes to a close, Los Angeles remains committed to the specific needs of the more than 300,000 small businesses that ...

America Fast Forward on the Fast Track

Antonio Villaraigosa | Posted 07.25.2011 | Politics
Antonio Villaraigosa

Today we got a first look at the draft legislation to reauthorize our federal transportation programs. And it's great news for our transportation infrastructure nationwide.

BREAKING: LAPD Books Suspect, Held On $1 Million Bail

AP | CHRISTOPHER WEBER | Posted 07.22.2011 | Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES -- A tip from a parole officer led to the arrest Sunday of the key suspect in the attack on a San Francisco Giants fan outside Dodger Stad...

Anna Almendrala

How To Improve CA's Schools, According To Eli Broad & Others (VIDEO)

HuffingtonPost.com | Anna Almendrala | Posted 07.20.2011 | Los Angeles

"Why is it during a period of budget downturn," NBC Nightly News anchor Brian Williams asked, "why does education -- you'll forgive the phrase -- take...

Joy Resmovits

Antonio Villaraigosa: Tough on Teacher Tenure

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 07.20.2011 | Education

School districts around the country are toughening standards for grading teachers. And if Antonio Villaraigosa has his way, Los Angeles could be next....

Furloughs In Place After Unions Reject Mayor's Proposal

latimes.com | David Zahniser, Los Angeles Times | Posted 06.28.2011 | Los Angeles

Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa on Wednesday ordered his managers to impose 42 furlough days on city employees in four union groups after those...

Villaraigosa Announces Watershed Deal With LA Unions

AP | MICHAEL R. BLOOD | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES — Striving to ease a budget crisis, Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa announced a watershed deal Thursday with city unions that will requir...

My Challenge to Charters

Antonio Villaraigosa | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Antonio Villaraigosa

I challenge the charter school community to hold itself to a higher standard by taking on more high-needs students, shutting down its own struggling schools, and exporting the successes it has pioneered to school districts all across the state.