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No Way They're Friends...

Posted 04.17.2013 | Los Angeles

LA mayor Antonio Villaraigosa said Tuesday that he has been chatting and dining with former GOP candidate Mitt Romney. In Sacramento Tuesday, the S...

Ed Today: Antonio Villaraigosa's Education Reforms Questioned By Mayoral Contenders

Joy Resmovits | Posted 04.01.2013 | Education
Joy Resmovits

Reform Fatigue In L.A.? "Antonio Villaraigosa Led The Way On Education Reform, But His Potential Successors Are Reluctant To Pick Up The Torch," reads the headline of an L.A. Weekly blog post.. The two top mayoral contenders to replace Villaraigosa at the helm of the nation's second largest school district aren't campaigning Villaraigosa-style reforms. The West Coast city's dynamic seems to echo New York's -- mayoral candidates have eschewed, for the most part, Mayor Michael Bloomberg's big, controversial reform agenda.

WATCH: Villaraigosa On Walmart, Football And The Zoo

The Huffington Post | Kathleen Miles | Posted 12.07.2012 | Los Angeles

Antonio Villaraigosa appeared on HuffPost Live Thursday to talk about a variety of hot topics in LA that include Walmart, marijuana, taxes, the zoo an...

WATCH: Villaraigosa's Interpretive Dance To 'I Believe I Can Fly'

The Huffington Post | Kathleen Miles | Posted 10.31.2012 | Los Angeles

The Mayor of Los Angeles believes he can fly. Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa's inner bird came out Tuesday as he did a priceless interpretive dance to R. ...

LA Mayor Calls Out GOP Effort

AP | PETER PRENGAMAN | Posted 10.28.2012 | Politics

TAMPA, Fla. — The Democratic mayor of Los Angeles says Republican efforts to use Latino speakers at the GOP national convention to win over Hisp...

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...

Crime In LA Continues To Drop

Encino, CA Patch | Posted 09.12.2011 | Los Angeles

Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and police Chief Charlie Beck today announced reductions in all categories of violent and property crime for the first half...

The School Day Begins and Ends at Home

Antonio Villaraigosa | Posted 07.19.2011 | Education
Antonio Villaraigosa

I can personally attest to the importance of a parent being invested -- perhaps even dogged, at times -- when it comes to their child's education.

Villaraigosa: Government Shutdown Would Be Bad News For LA

thecitymaven.com | Posted 06.06.2011 | Los Angeles

Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa did not mince words this afternoon when, during a City Hall news conference, he was asked about the possibility of a federa...

What's Wrong With 311 in Los Angeles

Mark Olmsted | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Mark Olmsted

Citizens who take the time to keep their neighborhoods clean should not have to jump through hoops. The operator should just send the information where it belongs.

Villaraigosa Gets Full-Body Scan At LAX

ktla.com | KTLA News | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES ( KTLA) -- Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa stepped into an LAX full body scanning device Monday in an attempt to alleviate airline passenger fe...

Collaboration and Innovation at the LAUSD

Antonio Villaraigosa | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Antonio Villaraigosa

This morning, I toured one of LA's most innovative campuses with LAUSD's new Superintendent-designate Dr. John Deasy. At Synergy-Quincy Jones Elemen...

Elected Officials Launch Group To Combat Partisanship

AP | BETH FOUHY | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

NEW YORK — Elected officials and activists from around the country gathered Monday to bemoan the excesses of political partisanship and seek way...

The End of Seniority-Based Teacher Layoffs

Antonio Villaraigosa | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Antonio Villaraigosa

Education is the civil rights issue of our time, but for too long, we've turned a blind eye to the inequalities in our broken public school system. W...

Gaining Momentum for Our Pro Business and Pro Jobs Agenda

Antonio Villaraigosa | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Antonio Villaraigosa

A little less than a year ago, I tasked First Deputy Mayor Austin Beutner to lead a newly revitalized business team with one unequivocal mandate in mi...

Arizona's Immigration Law: Racial Profiling at Its Worst as 10 States Explore Copycat Legislation

Louis Provenzano | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Louis Provenzano

Arizona's law is racial profiling at its worst, and it forces police officers who know better but are just doing their jobs to harass millions of innocent legal immigrants who have done absolutely nothing wrong.

Mayor Villaraigosa's State of The City Speech

Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

Watch LIVE coverage of Mayor Villaraigosa's 2010 State Of The City Speech at 4pm ...

Austin Beutner Picked For DWP Post

89.3 KPCC | 6:18 a.m. | | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa will announce today that he is nominating First Deputy Mayor Austin Beutner to be interim general manager of the Department...

Free Speech -- You Can't Have it Both Ways

Tanya Jo Miller | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Tanya Jo Miller

White supremacists aren't going to disappear because Villaraigosa suspends their First Amendment Rights -- that just sets a bad precedent for other mayors in other cities.

Villaraigosa Says Revenue Increase Will Keep Parks, Libraries Open

89.3 KPCC | Frank Stoltze | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa said Thursday he no longer believed it would be necessary to shut down some city services because of a gaping b...

Villaraigosa Calls For City Agencies To Close 2 Days A Week

Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES (AP)-- The mayor of Los Angeles says all city departments except police, public safety and those that make money must close two days a wee...

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

Antonio Villaraigosa | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Antonio Villaraigosa

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.

Mayor To Announce Elimination Of City Departments, KTLA's LIVE Coverage at 2pm PT

Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

Watch KTLA's live coverage as Mayor Villaraigosa announces the elimination of city departments. LIVE at 2pm PT ...

Villaraigosa Faces City Council

Los Angeles Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa on Tuesday made a rare address to the City Council to urge quick action on proposals to lay off workers and cut departments...

Real Progress in My Partnership Schools

Antonio Villaraigosa | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Antonio Villaraigosa

In Los Angeles, we have shown that even in schools that have been neglected for decades, when you raise standards and hold schools accountable, the kids will respond.