Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa

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Villaraigosa To Call For Layoffs Of City Workers

Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa announced Thursday that he will call for layoffs of city workers as part of his budget next month, but wouldn’t specify how many jobs would be slashed.


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LAUSD To Launch Free ‘Food For Thought’ Breakfast Program Next Year

The new “Food For Thought” breakfast program will provide meals to students at 267 schools within the Los Angeles Unified School District next year.

CBS2 / KCAL9–03/29/2012

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Mayor Orders Fire Chief To Use Reserve Funds For More Ambulances, LAFD Reforms

Mayor Villaraigosa wants more ambulances on the streets and a complete overhaul of management in the fire department to help improve slow emergency response times.


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Metro Brings Back Dodger Stadium Shuttle

A Dodger Stadium Metro shuttle is back for the 2012 pre-game and regular season, thanks to a grant by the Mobile Source Air Pollution Reduction Review Committee.


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Mayor Orders LA Fire Chief Brian Cummings To Stop Withholding Information

The LA Fire Department was under fire on Wednesday for its decision to withhold basic information on emergency calls.


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Firefighters Union Chief Disputes Mayor’s Report On Emergency Response Times

Los Angeles city and fire officials cleared up discrepancies regarding emergency response times by city firefighters — but a union official says their comments simply don’t match the data.

CBS2 / KCAL9–03/13/2012

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Villaraigosa Declines To Back Any Of Three Competing Tax Initiatives

Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa on Monday declined to back any of the three income tax initiatives competing for space on the November ballot.


People look at candles at a park in Koriyama, Fukushima Prefecture, on March 11, 2012. (credit: TORU YAMANAKA/AFP/Getty Images)

LA, World Mark 1-Year Anniversary Of Japan’s Devastating Quake, Tsunami

Communities in Los Angeles and across the world are pausing to remember the devastating earthquake that rocked Japan one year ago today, killing nearly 20,000 people.


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Police Commission To Consider Car Impound Policy

The Los Angeles Police Commission Tuesday will consider a proposal to amend the Police Department’s policy of impounding the cars of unlicensed drivers, a plan that has drawn heated rhetoric from both sides of the issue due to its connection with illegal immigration.

CBS2 / KCAL9–02/27/2012

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Mayor Villaraigosa And Eva Longoria Named Obama Campaign Co-Chairs

Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and actress Eva Longoria will serve as co-chairs of President Barack Obama’s reelection campaign, it was announced Wednesday.


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Mayor Villaraigosa, Chinese Vice President Attend Friday’s Laker Game

Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa invited Chinese Vice President Xi Jingping to the Laker game, making Xi the first Chinese leader to ever attend an NBA game.


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DreamWorks Announces Joint Venture With Chinese Companies

The movie studio behind “Kung Fu Panda” says it is tying up with three Chinese companies on a joint venture entertainment company that will make Chinese animated and live action content.


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Villaraigosa Chosen To Chair Democratic National Convention

The Democratic Party has picked Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa to chair its national convention this summer in Charlotte, N.C.


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Discover the Arts in Los Angeles This Spring

Dinosaur fossils stuck in tar in the middle of a busy city thoroughfare, artifacts from the Old West, and photos of oppressed women from around the world. These exhibits are all on display somewhere in […]

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Congressman Questions Port Of LA About VIP Yacht After KCAL9 Investigation

Congressman Darrell Issa from Washington questions why the port of Los Angeles owns a 73-foot yacht called the Angelena, and why they’re using taxpayer money to refurbish it.