Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa

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LA Zoo Ticket Prices To Go Up Again, 5th Increase In As Many Years

Ticket prices are going up again at the Los Angeles Zoo, the fifth ticket increase in as many years.


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County Official Calls On Mayor To Probe Fatal Chimp Mauling At LA Zoo

The Los Angeles Zoo has already launched an investigation into the fatal mauling of a baby chimpanzee by an adult male chimp Tuesday but an L.A. County official wants Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa to get involved.


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Study: Southern California Could See Record Temperatures

Southern California is heating up and could see a record number of scorching days by mid-century, according to a UCLA study released Thursday.

CBS2 / KCAL9–06/21/2012

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Judge Says District Must Consider Student Scores In Teacher Evaluations

A judge has ruled that the L.A. Unified School District must comply with state law requiring that student performance, including test scores, be considered when teachers and principals are given job evaluations.


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City Officials Increase Security Around Staples Center, Warn Hockey Fans To Celebrate Safely

It’s an exciting time for L.A. Kings fans but authorities ask that they celebrate safely as the team goes on to play for the Stanley Cup at the Staples Center Wednesday night.



LA Pastors Say Redistricting Plan Would ‘Disenfranchise’ Poor Neighborhoods

A coalition of pastors called on Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa Wednesday to veto an approved redistricting plan.

CBS2 / KCAL9–05/23/2012

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Villaraigosa’s Proposed Layoffs Called ‘An Attack On Women’

Does Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa’s proposed budget take aim specifically at female city workers?


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Villaraigosa Participates In Food Drive To Help ‘Stamp Out Hunger’

Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa participated in the largest single-day food drive in the world over the weekend.



Villaraigosa Wants To Extend Half-Cent Sales Tax Indefinitely

Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa wants an extra half cent sales tax in Los Angeles County to continue indefinitely to help speed up transit projects.


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Fight Over What To Do With Venice Homeless Gets Personal, Testy

The fight over what to do with the homeless people who camp out on 3rd Avenue between Rose and Sunset Avenues went on line this week and got very personal.



LA Mayor Announces ‘Bikeshare’ Initiative At CicLAvia Festival

Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa unveiled what he called a “major bicycle initiative” for city residents at the start of Sunday’s fourth CicLAvia festival.


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Mayor: LAPD Outage ‘May Have Been Both’ Engineering, Personnel Failure

Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa promised on Monday to come up with answers for why the LAPD dispatch system lost power for nearly 12 hours.

KNX 1070 NEWSRADIO–04/09/2012

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Mayor Under Fire For Allegedly Spending Too Much Time Building National Reputation, Too Little Time In LA

LOS ANGELES (CBS) — Critics are saying that Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa is spending too much time on his side projects and jetting back and forth to Washington D.C. than he is handling his duties here […]


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Villaraigosa Urges Angelenos To Ditch Cars For ‘CicLAvia’

Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa is urging Angelenos to get out of their cars and use 10 miles of city streets as a park to ride, jog or walk for the upcoming CicLAvia event.

CBS2 / KCAL9–04/05/2012

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Layoffs Threat Leaves LA Workers Questioning Past Concessions

A $220 million shortfall behind the mayor’s threat has left already-squeezed municipal workers incensed.

KNX 1070 NEWSRADIO–03/30/2012