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Saturday, July 07, 2007

Antonio's New Girlfriend Outed?

I don't blog much on weekends but this stuff just doesn't stop coming.

After we disclosed a tip that claimed the Mayor had yet another girlfriend, this time a Korean "developer," the blogopshere fired up to try to out the alleged individual. This time the usual wags, a blogger, another blogger and some Sister City readers are all pointing their finger at an individual who is not a developer but a fashion designer and City Planning Commissioner who accompanied the Mayor on his Asian junket some months back (you can still buy Mayor Villaraigosa travel gear here by the way).

As we mentioned yesterday, it was the relationship with this new woman that led the Mayor's admitted squeeze - benched television reporter Mirthala Salinas - to rat out the Mayor and tip off the media to their own relationship. We have also been told that Salinas contacted the Mayor's soon to be ex-wife Corina Raigosa and commiserated on the topic of being dumped by Antonio.

By the way, while this whole Tony Villar Summer of Love has been going on our eyeballs have been easily diverted from the antics of Rocky Delgadillo, the City Council, Chief Bratton, etc. They do not need to assume the Sister City has given them a pass.

And speaking of Rocky Delgadillo, former staffers for the Mayor are telling us that Councilman Villaraigosa allegedly regularly used his Council staff during his 2005 Mayoral campaign for personal errands.

In other news...

Pundits debate the effect of the affair(s) on the Mayor's future career over at the LA Times. Some think it could damage the Presidential campaign of Hillary Clinton.

A Hispanic, pro-MECHA writer from El Paso is disgusted with the Mayor and his infidelity as well as the Mayor overlooking fellow Hispanic Bill Richardson's Presidential campaign.

Apparently the Mayor failed to show up to the opening of Hillary Clinton's Los Angeles headquarters today. Odd given not only his close relationship with the Clintons but that Antonio is one of the National Chairs of Hillary's campaign.

Some are speculating the Mayor any day now will enter into spiritual "rehab" with Cardinal Roger Mahoney a la Jesse Jackson and Bill Clinton following the Lewinsky scandal. Yea we know how that turned out for Jesse later on.

And finally, the idea of a Bloomberg-Villaraigosa (two biggest city Mayors in US) Presidential ticket is ridiculous; still the LA Business Journal decided to waste some ink or at least bytes on it. By the way folks I know the MSM isn't really on top of these things lately but the California Gubenatorial election is in 2010, not 2009.

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Anonymous Anonymous said:

Hey Mayor Sam,

I guess you have finally reached the point where you and the enquiror are the same.

July 07, 2007 1:53 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

It's just a bizarre spectacle: a mob of mostly anti-Mexican (some virulantly so), many anti-semitic, holier-than-thou clowns who actually are acting out of jealousy that just six months ago, the Mayor was called "the teflon man" and a national figure, and they can now have a chance to try to bring him down to size -- all the while, leading and speaking on behalf of the Mexicans whose moralities, Catholic values and sexist ideologies, and openness that they "are thinking like Mexicans, this is reconquest of Aztlan," they detest.

Not defending the Salinas woman or, if it's true, the Korean -- these are conflicts of interest w/ their jobs, as for the Mayor. And he does need to clean up his act if he wants to be a public figure. Sadly for him, what is "cool" for George Clooney or virtually every man in Hollywood, is not "hot" for a politician, and his "rock star" status may have confused him. BUT the same visibility and willingness to get out there and take the heat every day makes him potentially a strong, dynamic mayor. I'd sure like to see the coming months devoted to that sort of coverage.

July 07, 2007 2:08 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Last call Trujillo!

July 07, 2007 2:28 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Villaraigosa's troubles are only beginning. Maybe now the news media will begin looking into the name-changing. Antonio maintains it was the result of his 1987 wedding to Corina. But check the records. Court records show that the name change didn't take place until 1988. Why? Check our Antonio's credit reports pre-Corina. His credit was worse than Angentina's. The story circulating that time was that Antonio was using th name-change as a ploy to generate a new credit record -- or at least to confuse the TRW computers enough by challenges to the existing record. In effect, the name-change was nothing more than using Corina for a credit scam.

July 07, 2007 2:55 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:


July 07, 2007 3:10 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

I see the name-thing staying spicy for quite a while; i.e. Antonio Villa-_______[joke of the day], because I doubt he's going to change his name back to Villar.

If the late night funnymen writers, like Jimmy Kimmel, get used to that as a running gag, it might have legs.

July 07, 2007 3:27 AM  

Blogger ritaofsunland said:

Greetings Mayor Sam-- notice there's been little mention of the mayor during this week's city council meetings? HIS NAME IS TEMPORARILY MUD! Gotta take every earnest suggestion he makes from now on w/ a grain of chili. He wants us to use 10% less water? Sure, when he uses 10% less women!
--rita of sunland

July 07, 2007 3:49 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Mi Mayor no esta aqui ahora, se fue con compadres y su familia, he will be back, como Arnoldo!

July 07, 2007 4:06 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

How many different people have been exposed to Antonio's STDs?

July 07, 2007 6:00 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

He's never going to recover from this. It's just not the infidelities, it's the fact that he is a laughing stock and it is not going to stop. His advisor's solution to get him more on camera and to make more personal appearance is ridiculous. Good for Jay Leno, though.

My favorite name is Antonio TakeOffYourBlousa.

July 07, 2007 6:07 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Speaking of jokes, anyone hear the gag Al Rantal is playing on his show? He claims to have Mirthala's voice mail menu. It's hilarious.

July 07, 2007 6:31 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

This is all very sad for our city. Karma is a bitch. ITs bad enough the mayor's affair finally was reported by the media and if they read this blog they would have known last year when it was being posted. If another affair comes to light and I think it will Antonio can kiss any political career he has out the window. Hillary Clinton is ahead because of women. That will drop drastically if she doesn't drop Antonio from her campaign. Women hate cheaters and there's not one on this planet that hasn't experienced a cheating man. They will not vote for Hillary if she supports Antonio on this issue.

July 07, 2007 6:40 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Oh, puleez with the Hillary crap! You think her own husband has stopped screwing everything in sight? Has she divorced him? If she is going to dump Villaraigosa for his whore-ish behavior, she better dump her husband, too, or be revealed as a hypocrite.

July 07, 2007 6:53 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

I supported Antonio's run for mayor several years ago and have no plans to vote for him ever again. As an educated Latino, I can't stand it when men like him extol the family values adage when they in fact have none.

Mayor Sam, thanks for staying on top of this story and don't let this guy get away.

July 07, 2007 6:57 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

July 07, 2007 2:08 AM

Well everyone is well aware that Hollywood is filled with a great many whores, druggies and other assorted lowlifes and, in fact, do not really expect any better behavior from them most of the time. If you are the sort of person who admires that because you are the type that thinks it is "cool", that is up to you, I guess. You mention George Clooney, specifically, and I would point out to you that he is a private individual who is under no obligation to the public in any way, is not a married man and he has not been running around building a career largely using his family as a front to make him appear to be honest, solid and upstanding when, in fact, he is just another lying corrupt, smarmy, self-serving and incompetent politician. There are no proper comparisons to be drawn between Villar and Clooney.

You mention the conflict of interest on the part of the women and dismiss the Mayor's behavior as though it is a small matter of a little personal indiscretion that needs to be "cleaned up" while he is actually strong and dynamic in reality? Well, I am sure you wil be able to sell that to the "rock star's" fans, but the rest of us are certainly not going to buy it! "Teflon man" is entirely inadequate ... Commie Villar is more like "Slippery Slimey Sleaze man".

July 07, 2007 7:02 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

July 07, 2007 2:55 AM

Ha Ha Ha!! The name change was nothing but a scammy credit dodge?? Now THAT sounds more like the Big Chihuahua we all know and despise!!

July 07, 2007 7:09 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Hi Rita!

From: a radio-listening admirer.

July 07, 2007 7:11 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

July 07, 2007 3:27 AM

Don't be silly! He would HAVE to change that name ... unless they stayed married, that name would be a never ending reminder of his scandal and what he REALLY is ... he would want to shed these images as quickly as possible. Of course, in the private sector, out of the political arena, it isn't going to make much difference for him, he can change his name again to Antonio Walkingweiner if he wishes!

July 07, 2007 7:17 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Dear Mayor Sam,
I notice the LA Times today is attempting to minimize the damage for the Mayor...however, the real damage this Mayor is doing to LA is caused by his total control of Council etc...there is no dissent and LA has lost it's political balance with the Council and Committte chairs fearing to cross the Mayor...there is more secrecy in government that ever before...maybe having the light focused on the Mayor is a good thing...question, question, question everything with open, honest dialogue...

July 07, 2007 7:18 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Can someone do me a big favor and list how many kids Villar has and by how many different women?

July 07, 2007 7:47 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

He evidently had one kid, a boy, adopted. Then two different kids by two different women, then his two kids with Corina.

July 07, 2007 7:52 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Bill Clinton survived because he was a great president. Crime went down, jobs were up and he turned a Bush deficit into a surplus. Other pols (Guiliani) are also given a pass when they can point to exceptional abilities and accomplishments or happen to be Mayor during 9/11.

The fundamental problem for Antonio is that when you peel away the flash and sizzle of his frenetic ribbon cutting and relatively meaningless public activity, he is nothing more than a hollywood set--a facade. There's nothing there behind the walls of his "Desperate Housewives" set he has built at City Hall.

Where's our subway to the sea he promised? He was Chair of the MTA. Has traffic improved for anyone yet? He promised to help poor people and yet MTA fares are up. Oh, and how's that mayoral takeover of our public schools he promised? Big deal, he spent millions to win a couple of lowly school board seats. So did Riordan and that didn't accomplish anything. Gang violence is out of control again and the LAPD is still out of control.

It won't be long before local pols will feel emboldened to challenge him. It will start slowly and build.

Soon enough, reports of all the money he has been raising (the other thing he is really good at--infidelity the other) will show that he has traded access and support to unsavory special interests. Pay to play will resurface, misuse of public monies will surface and the sex scandal will appear meaningless in light of the inevitable corruption investigations.

All of this for the man who beat Jim Hahn on the issue of "integrity".

July 07, 2007 7:57 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Not sure about him having a kid given up for adoption -- although I heard something on the radio about that -- definitely had two kids by two different women in his early 20s and 2 with Corina - so thats 4 (that we know about)

July 07, 2007 8:01 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

All of this for the man who beat Jim Hahn on the issue of "integrity".

Which tells you how little integrity Hahn has.

July 07, 2007 8:03 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Which tells you how little integrity Hahn has.

Or how stupid voters can be!

July 07, 2007 8:11 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Bill Clinton a "great president"? Must have been that bang up job he did dealing with the acts of terror that escalated under his watch (WTC I, USS Cole, US Embassy bombings) and also the recession and depicable political pardons (Marc Rich, PALN terrorists) when he left office that made him look like the second coming of Abe Lincoln.

July 07, 2007 8:18 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

No wonder all these unethical politicians are supporting The Wall / Las Memorias Aids Monument illegally built on park land! With Alex Padilla, Fabian Nunez and now Antonio Villar all having relationships with the same woman, they should all be tested for Aids. Must be good to find out from each other where the easy pickings can be gotten. They could try abstinence outside of marriage, it works in Africa.

July 07, 2007 8:43 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Believe it. He had a child and the mother had to give it up since he left her alone, so that's 5 kids and 4 dif mothers- left the other mothers too. That is what he does.

July 07, 2007 8:45 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

2:55 a.m.

You are absolutely spot on with the name change. Villar was a deadbeat his whole life even with all the money he was paid by the various nefarious "traffickers". He never had a legitimate 'job'.

It really burns my ass to see this uneducated, classless, run-of-the-mill street thug lining his pockets with millions of $$$ he is getting in return for 'favors'. He is a charlatan and snake oil salesman.

The same goes for almost every member of city council...they are trash...nothing but filthy dirty pieces of trash.

Parke Skelton is NOT going to be able to spin this one! You can't make a silk purse out of a sow's ear!!!

The Mighty Mexican Midget is finished! Adios, frijole bean! You represent the very worst of the Mexican culture...you are a lying, cheating, conniving, duplicitous, cowardly, crooked, phony, gang-banging, illiterate, uneducated, larcenous, boozing, womanizing, PIECE OF SHIT!

Get the hell out of MY city and take your Mechistas with you. Go back to Tijuana where you belong. You would fit right in with the corruption in Mexico...YOU HAVE CONTAMINATED OUR CITY!

July 07, 2007 8:46 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Follow the money trail, in this case sex, money and power. Union backed ex-marxist student leader, what else do you expect? Poor Latinos have waited so long for a Savior and they get a half baked Latin Lover. Get rid of the City Council and the Mayor when elections come up. Poor old City Hall can no longer hold in all the corruption scandals.

July 07, 2007 8:49 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

So when is the Antonio-loving LA Slimes going to run a story on his use of City employees for personal errands? They have no more ethics than this cheating Mayor.

July 07, 2007 8:54 AM  

Blogger Allan Bartlett said:

Speaking of a come to Jesus moment for Reconquista....I can just picture him in the confessional with Cardinal Mahony:

AV:Forgive me father for I have sinned.

CM: Tell me about some these sins Antonio. Whatever they are, God will forgive them.

AV: well okay. There was this really hot chick from Telemundo that I have been banging. Before that I screwed around with my best friends wife while my wife was going through chemo therapy. Now I moved on to this really hot Korean lady. I don't know what to do. My family hates me. The fine illegal aliens I represent in LA are starting to turn on me. I feel my life is crumbling. To top it off, I think one of the woman might be pregnant. I know the church is against abortion, but I just can't have another child out of wedlock. I told myself that would never happen again.

CM: God forgives you of all these sins Antonio. That's the way it works. You sin, I forgive. Look at me. I have enabled hundreds of priests over the years to keep molesting little kids, but all I do is ask for God's forgiveness and it's all good. The important thing is that you're doing the Lords work of helping out all the illegals in LA. Keep up the great work on that front

AV: Gee thanks CM. I feel a lot better now.

Powder Blue Report

July 07, 2007 9:11 AM  

Blogger PatCA said:

"Poor Latinos have waited so long for a Savior and they get a half baked Latin Lover."

Tony Villar transformed himself from an American kid to a Latino Savior: name, language, and all the worst machismo stereotypes.

Why don't "Latinos" stop selling their souls to demagogues (and the Telemundos who create them), admit they're Americans, and vote for the person they think is best for the city? Just a thought.

July 07, 2007 9:14 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Maybe the political scientists quoted in today's Times are correct.

To save his political life, the Mayor needs either a 911-type event (there's something for you conspiracy theorists to play with), or he needs to focus all his energy on his work and start producing results. If results are the result, then maybe something good will have come from this.

July 07, 2007 9:14 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Now the press is reporting that he will start a 'RECOVERY EFFORT" next week! Excuse me, but..umm...isn't a recovery effort started after a catastrophe such as Katrina or the Tsunami when all efforts to save lives have been abandoned and the bodies need to be 'recovered'????

In this case, I think it's a great idea to recover his body and bury him!!! He has lost his 'political life'!!!! Hold the funeral and get it over with!!!!

July 07, 2007 9:29 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:


July 07, 2007 9:30 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

"Poor Latinos have waited so long for a Savior and they get a half baked Latin Lover."

Have they yet realized that this special type of egregious corruption and rot is so particularly MEXICAN and it FOLLOWS THEM? (Save the reply ... yeah, there are corrupt Americans, Canadians, Europeans...but these Mexicans and South Americans have a particular, reckless, unabashed, no-holds-barred brand of corruption that is staggering!) Will they ever figure out things like, their filthy rich elite who have lived off them for a very long time really don't care about their silly protests where they go out in the middle of the city and stand naked on top of a bunch of barrels?? Will they ever figure out WHO their REAL ENEMIES are and just HOW MANIPULATED THEY ARE? Do you think they will EVER FIGURE OUT that they need to go back home to their own place and take it back from those very same elites ... by whatever means necessary? Whatever happened to the "pitchfork and torches" mentality???

July 07, 2007 9:30 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

9:30 a.m.

Yes, this particular kind of "egregious corruption and rot" is indeed indiginous to Mexico and Latina America!!! No question about it!!!!

And the #1 Reconquista Mechista is none other than the mayor of L.A.!!! He and his Mexican mafia in city council and Sacramento are the Hugo Chavez and Fidel Castro of the USA! Luis Guitierrez in Chicago is another big one.

I can't understand why the public doesn't simply google all of these anti-American Mechistas!!!! It's all there in black and white!!!

I've known about Tony the thug and the rest of them for YEARS! Ignorance is NOT bliss...look what's happening to CA!!!

If Hillary dumps the Reconquista, it will bode well for us! If she doesn't...We the People, will have to clean out city hall on our own.

I don't know what else it will take for this city to wake up!!! Maybe we should just flood the city with flyers saying: "GOOGLE ANTONIO VILLARAIGOSA AKA TONY VILLAR!!! GOOGLE, GOOGLE GOOGLE"!!!

July 07, 2007 9:44 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

"Here we get to what's worth considering about Villaraigosa's wretched week, because although he's partly the victim of changes in the media..."

oh pleeeeze!! L.A TIMES is a politicial toy.

July 07, 2007 10:37 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Anyone notice that the webmaster at http://www.lacity.org/mayor removed the Villaraigosa family photo from that photo slideshow?

But his photo with Bill Clinton is still there! Perfect.

July 07, 2007 10:39 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

July 07, 2007 10:37 AM

Ha Ha Ha! HE'S a VICTIM now?!?!?!

If any of you subscribe to or purchase or advertise in the Times, you have NO self respect whatsoever! How they hold you in contempt!!

July 07, 2007 10:45 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

...he's the "victim" of TRUTH!

July 07, 2007 10:47 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Interesting development on the Korean angle and it may make sense of a rumor that several times during the China trip no one could find the mayor. Was he engaged in an intensive personal study of Asia culture? This is better than the soaps.

July 07, 2007 10:48 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Steve Hymon should be fired.

boycott LA TIMEs

July 07, 2007 10:49 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

10:48 No one coold find the Mayor?

Ask Duke Helfand. Better yet, fire his ass.

July 07, 2007 10:51 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

LA mayor’s image tarnished by affair

By MICHAEL R. BLOOD, The Associated Press

Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villarai­gosa likes to say “dream with me,” but it’s hard hear those words these days without a collective snicker. The telegenic mayor known for his Chiclet smile and boyish energy has run out on his wife and taken up with a sultry newscaster who announced the mayor’s separation on the air.

Two years ago, the mayor walked with his wife and two kids in hand and Cardinal Roger Mahoney at his side after being sworn in. Now front pages are filled with tales of an affair and the mayor’s less-than-forthright answers about the romance...

"...Villaraigosa “is living in the right political age to overcome this,” said Jaime Regalado of the Pat Brown Institute of Public Affairs at California State University, Los Angeles. “I know how fickle voters can be, but also what short-term memories they have.”

July 07, 2007 10:57 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:



Villaraigosa “is living in the right political age to overcome this,” said Jaime Regalado of the Pat Brown Institute of Public Affairs at California State University, Los Angeles. “I know how fickle voters can be, but also what short-term memories they have.”

July 07, 2007 10:59 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Even pundits like Jaime Regalado, executive director of the Edmund "Pat" Brown Institute at California State University, Los Angeles, who usually makes nothing but positive assessments of Villaraigosa, warned that the mayor’s breakup could present problems if “this proves to be something that has legs.”


“If there is a nasty divorce with repercussions,” said Regalado, “then it becomes (politically) dangerous.”
Villaraigosa has admitted infidelity in the past – an affair that prompted Corina Villaraigosa to file for divorce in 1994.

July 07, 2007 11:01 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Life in the fast lane may get more expensive

IF you're feeling sharp, stabbing pains in your wallet each time you plunge that gas nozzle into the family sedan, you ain't seen nothing yet.

Get ready for more motoring migraines.

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority, those downtown bureaucrats whose stewardship of public transportation equates the Titanic's safety record, is developing plans for toll roads within the next three years.


July 07, 2007 11:04 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

July 07, 2007 7:47 AM

Does anyone REALLY know? Willing to bet even HE is not too sure...

July 07, 2007 11:08 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Are Shillary's flunkies monitoring this site?

July 07, 2007 11:19 AM  

Blogger Red Spot in CD 14 said:


Nice to see that you are "CONTRACTING OUT" scribes such as HYMON, HELFAND, and our "DEAR LEADER" of "OBJECTIVE JOURNALISM", Tim "KIM IL" Rutten, to help the "RAPID RESPONCE SPIN RECOVERY TEAM" at City Hall.

For Scribes Hymon and "LITTLE DOOKIE" Helfand, your stating that the "Compelling Story" of the "POLITICO FORMERLY KNOWN AS ANTONIO VILLARAIGOSA, tony villar", is a "TALE OF REDEMPTION". Give me a copy editing book to mark all the falsehoods with the "TALL TALES CREATED BY PARKE-que". You two creators of "VILLAR SCRIBGASMS" for your paper need to be replace.

Regarding "MEDIA DEAR LEADER RUTTEN, nice how you place the blame on "NEW MEDIA" for having the fortitude to push this story. The reason that the "OLD GREY HAG ON SPRING STREET" is in the spiral of decline is because of cuts from "BIG TRIBUNE". But is because youe beloved "FISH WRAP" has become a part of the "ELITE CLASS" that creates frauds such as "tony villar". BTW, nice how did give props to the "SCORNED WESTSIDE BLOGGER" Roderick.

July 07, 2007 11:30 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

I heard Tony Villar dipped his pen in the inkwell at LAT. He's a busy boy with all his "contacts" in the media.

July 07, 2007 11:33 AM  

Blogger Red Spot in CD 14 said:


Not because of Big Tribunes budget cuts.

Nice how you give props to "SCORNED WESTSIDE BLOGGER", RODERICK,

July 07, 2007 11:35 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:





July 07, 2007 11:36 AM  

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July 07, 2007 11:45 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

I know you all love to hate the L A Times, but Tim Rutten today makes an important comment: that truly slimy gossip blogs (like this descends into a lot) make NO distinction between personal and public lives, and that that is, in fact, the basis for their prurient interest.

If there is to be any relelvance to this gossip stuff, it would be to define these boundaries as acceped in the public discourse. Most of you here, and all the Mexicans, do not even acknowledge a distinction which ensures descent into the mental gutter, and that no one in his/her (isn't it awful we have been forced to used plural "their") right minds will want to be a politician. There is accountability BUT that does not make personal life, incl. sex lives that none of YOU would want to divulge, publicly legit fodder for janitors, waiters OR executives.

When you trash people without even acknowledging boundaries, you force the decline of our civilization to where only a dull eunuch would want to become a politician.

July 07, 2007 11:45 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

11:45, If this was a one time deal, OK, but this clown is a sociopath. Add that and the fact he has done ABSOLUTELY NOTHING for L.A. except get his stupid grinning mug on the front page. Stop apologizing for him, there are no excuses that will work anymore, he has been exposed as a fraud.

July 07, 2007 11:53 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

"Google me, no, there's too many pages". CLASSIC. Forwarded it to John and Ken - sound bite of the year for me.

July 07, 2007 11:55 AM  

Blogger Red Spot in CD 14 said:

MEMO TO "11:45 Poster",

I do seem to remember the "MSM" going stir crazy over Congressman Mark Foley private behavior. What Rutten laments or do we dare say "SPIN" ?, is how blogs have blurred the boundry between personal and public conduct. Yet "SCRIBE RUTTEN" needs to remeber that his paper was a willing partner in the creation of the "POLITICO FORMERLY KNOWN AS ANTONIO VILLARAIGOSA, tony villar" image.

July 07, 2007 12:12 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Antonio Villaraigosa
Must See!!!



July 07, 2007 12:13 PM  

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July 07, 2007 12:16 PM  

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July 07, 2007 12:20 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

I wonder if he sung it to Mirthala when he called HER


July 07, 2007 12:27 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

July 07, 2007 11:45 AM

No, sorry, that won't fly. The goal is to find people of CHARACTER and HONOR (remember THAT archaic word?) who aren't afraid of what they have to hide! And your argument is clearly ridiculous...fear of disclosure and "gossip" hasn't ever stopped scoundrels (isn't that such a classy euphemism for "human turds"!) from trying to get in and rip the system for all its worth and to launch on their personal power and enrichment trips - and people of CHARACTER and HONOR aren't worried about "gossip"!

And you are wrong, all of "us" out here do NOT have all kinds of dreadful secrets we are afraid will be uncovered.

The REAL problem is that, thanks to the controlled entertainment and media that have been calculatedly working overtime to degrade everything in society, thanks to a degenerate, leftist-controlled "school" system we now and increasingly have a population of idiots and human turds to such an extent that the pool from which people of substance and character can be drawn is continually shrinking!

I love the way the snakes keep trying to come up with creative new reasons why we must find ways to "work around" and "adapt to" the debased culture they have created and so love, hinting indirectly that, of course, the corruption is unavoidable because "everyone does it" and we just have to "learn to work with it and not hold anyone to 'exaggerated' standards", rather than noting how desperately we must work to reinstate decency, honesty, accountability and values and standards of a much higher order ... much more like we used to have decades ago!

July 07, 2007 12:29 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Villar and this whole gang of smarmy, corrupt politician buddies of his, along with all of their lackeys and appointees, MUST be cleared out of their positions as quickly as possible!

July 07, 2007 12:41 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

12:27 Villar is so full of himself

July 07, 2007 12:46 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Notice how 7:57 credits Clinton with the 90s economic boom and then dismisses Giuliani as "happen to be Mayor during 9/11."

Clinton happened to be President during the tech boom, which led to a strong economy. Giuliani and Bratton actually cleaned up New York!

Meanwhile, our Mayor can't keep his own drawers clean.

July 07, 2007 12:48 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

No way!!!!! Fabian Nunez & Kevin De Leon


July 07, 2007 12:50 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

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July 07, 2007 12:50 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Ace, Trujill in da house!

Represent the LIARS of America.

July 07, 2007 12:54 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Red Spot I've been meaning to ask, what prompted you to tack "scorned" on to "wwg westside observing his life and times" ?

July 07, 2007 12:58 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Uli is the City Hall webmaster and you best believe he looks out for his homie.

July 07, 2007 12:59 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Clinton happened to be President during the tech boom, which led to a strong economy. Giuliani and Bratton actually cleaned up New York!

Meanwhile, our Mayor can't keep his own drawers clean.

July 07, 2007 12:48 PM


Ha Ha Ha! Yeah, they always spin and lie the same old way!

Keep his drawers clean? He can't keep em UP!

July 07, 2007 1:09 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Uli supposedly got shafted for taking up something like half of city hall's bandwidth downloading porn torrents.

July 07, 2007 1:15 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

12:59 PM how ironic

July 07, 2007 1:16 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Hey Mayor Sam

How many neighbor councils are there?


July 07, 2007 1:18 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

"Uli supposedly got shafted for taking up something like half of city hall's bandwidth downloading porn torrents."


Is there any way we can verify for sure?

July 07, 2007 1:19 PM  

Blogger Red Spot in CD 14 said:

Memo to "12:58 Poster",

Very good question. If you remember the "SCRIBEGASM OF ADORMENT" that was the "SCRONED WWG's" Los Angeles Magazine article on the "POLITICO FORMERLY KNOWN AS ANTONIO VILLARAIGOSA, tony villar". Many of us in the local bloggersphere lanpooning the "PUFF PIECE" by the "WWG".

When the allegations became true, you will notice that the "SCORNED WWG" was besides himself with "MAYOR POLLOVILLAR'S" behavior. Also remember how the "SCORNED WWG" went after the Daily News writer Tony Castro with his "MYTH PIECE".

Simply, the "SCORNED WWG" and his beloved "OBSERVING WEST L.A. LIFE AND HIS TIMES BLOG" were used and abused by the "POLITICO FORMERLY KNOWN AS ANTONIO VILLARAGOSA, tony villar.

July 07, 2007 1:27 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

This fool will be back next week full force in the media. Why not take advantage of the media swarm. First he'll make them sit thru the intended press conference then during the Q & A ask the media to concentrate on the topic at hand before doing some minamalist damage control. His advisors will leak little tidbits to the gullible city hall beat to keep the momentum going and continue this way thru the rest of his term. Thus, his name remains in the spotlight, he'll continue to "fight for the people" his critic's rhetoric will get repetitive and old and he'll push through his agenda and gather steam again just in time for his next step.

July 07, 2007 1:31 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Thank you sir for the clarification.

July 07, 2007 1:33 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

12:50, well said!!!

July 07, 2007 2:12 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

I'll summarize the gist of his statement:

Viva la migra!

July 07, 2007 2:18 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

July 07, 2007 2:18 PM

So original! Such a surprise!

July 07, 2007 2:34 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Gustavo Arellano is getting PO'd.

July 07, 2007 2:39 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

And he needs to hope for a non-public divorce. You have to figure that Corina can just about name what she wants. Can you imagine a public court proceeding on that divorce?

July 07, 2007 2:51 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

how many other girlfriends were rewarded with commissioner jobs, or other jobs paid for by taxpayers?

Impeccably recallable/impeachable offenses

this City is run like a 3rd world mob town

July 07, 2007 3:04 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

July 07, 2007 11:33 AM

Well, share names and we will update the spreadsheet!!

July 07, 2007 3:08 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Los Angeles = Cudahy with a multi-billion dollar budget.

July 07, 2007 3:10 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

July 07, 2007 11:45 AM


You cannot segment a personality and a character they way you would like to make everyone think. No! if you are rotten and low in your "personal" life you will not be an honest, trustworthy and proper person in your business/public life.

That is why the Clinton bullshit "character doesn't count" is exactly that...bullshit.

Whether you are a public or private sector person, just be prepared to answer for whatever you do. If your actions, and therefore you, are unacceptable then so be it - that is just what you are.

July 07, 2007 3:20 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

this City is run like a 3rd world mob town

July 07, 2007 3:04 PM


July 07, 2007 3:22 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

“The Most Successful Asian American Entrepreneur Under 40”


July 07, 2007 3:59 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Member Kay asked if there is any data from other states that suggests that marketing in Spanish or any other language is a good use of marketing funds from a business standpoint because of the time and money associated with it. Staff replied that there was not really any data on this issue and Member Jones suggested that the Board continue to market in Spanish but that more research

July 07, 2007 4:00 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

"This fool will be back next week full force in the media"

He runs to every camera he can, even when he shouldn't.

Announcing his separation as a media event, with some of his family backgrounding no less, was sheer idiocy. He should have done a three line letter release.

Situations you want your family (or part of same) noticed would be, e.g., you are dying of cancer or charged with a crime, the latter showing to the press and jury that you are innocent, not the type of person who would do the crime, etc.

What is the family to do here? Hold protests about the couple's division of furniture? Offer Villar consoling hugs after the judge imposes a child-support order?

Tacky and stupid pr move.

July 07, 2007 4:15 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

l"Third world Mob Town"! Perfect!

Pretend for a second that Tony Villar isn't the worst POS on the planet (I know...it's hard, but just try).

The guy can't string two sentences together!!! There is no "there" there! He's a blank page!!! He looks and sounds like an LAUSD drop-out!!! Ooops, I forgot...he IS an LAUSD drop-out via expulsion. His 1.4 GPA is showing every time he opens his ugly trap!

And, that cholo accent, oh my God!

He can't stand in front of the public without clenching those crib notes! My God if a gust of wind came along and blew those scripts out of his hand...he couldn't punch his way out of a paper bag!!!! And he talks so S L O W...it takes him 3 seconds to get each word out. It's painful to watch!

He's got the weirdest speech pattern; his head keeps rotating like a robot; and he is so damn SHIFTY-EYED! Just watch his eyes darting all around when he 'talks'.
He can't look anyone in the eyes...He talks weird...but just look at his eyes! Scary, man!

This guy is totally unfit to be in the big leagues. His lack of education and culture shows every time he opens his yapper. He's the dumbest one on any stage and Hillary should be embarrassed!

That shitty-assed phony smile should not fool ANYONE...have you ever seen him when there are no cameras around???? He's a mean looking dude!

He should put on a monkey suit and get a job as a head waiter somewhere...maybe El Cholo's. He's always got that greased palm outstretched...yep...he would make a great head waiter!

July 07, 2007 4:20 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Hey there, 1:53 a.m.

Where did you graduate - LAUSD???

It's not 'enquiror"...it's spelled THE ENQUIRER...moron!!!!

July 07, 2007 4:28 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Speaking of non-appearances...did AV appear at the Fremont College commencement a week ago, or was he a no-show there too?


""The Honorable Mayor of Los Angeles, Antonio Villaraigosa, will be addressing the first graduating class of Fremont College in Cerritos during the commencement ceremony on June 29.""

Guess who operates the college?

"This expansion initiates a paradigm shift in education for young adults to reach their full potential, and changes their lives for the better in rapidly-growing, in-demand industries," said Sabrina Kay, Fremont College Chairman and CEO.

July 07, 2007 4:38 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

July 07, 2007 4:20 PM

Yes! Two main points:

1) Look at the eyes. Look at him when he is not posing. The eyes are cold and the face is very, very hard.

2) Thank you! Listening to him drives me crazy! I can't do it, I have to turn him off. He ... has the .... most.... bizarre cadence and ... rhythm to his ... speech pattern ... very slow and... with breaks in ... the strangest places .....within ... a ... sentence! You are .... right ... it is very .... painful!


July 07, 2007 4:52 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

"truly slimy gossip blogs (like this descends into a lot) make NO distinction between personal and public lives"

Hey, Villar used his family to get elected, he appoints his girlfriends to city commissions, and he sleeps with newscasters whose station gives him free time. His personal and private lives are the same.

Please, all you other Villarettes out there, come forward and tell your story to a decent paper like the LA Weekly.

July 07, 2007 5:00 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Antonio is a horrible speaker. Watch this youtube video. We coached him, gave him cheat sheets and even helped him with his animal platform. Watch him get boo'd for saying the wrong thing over and over again. He didn't even know the issues. Walter spoke better than all of them.
Antonio Villaraigosa gets boo'd at convention 

July 07, 2007 5:45 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

I bet Antonio will spin this.

"Yes, I slept with that reporter in order to get good press for our beloved City. Yes, I slept with the Korean to get more Korean investments in our dear City. I did it for you, for all of you (tear in his eye)."

July 07, 2007 5:47 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

You might have some fun listening to Mirthala's answering device - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FDt0Xvx4ujI

July 07, 2007 5:51 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Antonio's too slick. Antonio's not slick enough when he speaks. He's slept with everyone at the LA Times, including Hymon and Helfand. He's from TJ even though he was born in Montebello. He hasn't done anything in two years in office. He's slept with all of his female commission appointees. His administration and the entire City Council are corrupt but no one can name a scandal apart from his little sex games. He's a wetback. He might as well be a wetback. He wants to give the southwest back to Mexico and chase all the old white men into the sea after stealing their women!

MayorSam, get some integrity into this blog soon or else you and it will be a bigger laughing stock than the mayor. Actually, you already are.

July 07, 2007 6:03 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

to 3:20 and the rest of your ilk: a bunch of unwashed, filthy scum, odds and ends and misfits like zuma dogg (tho he vows to reform), matt dowd and others who fit in fine selling their cheap wares on Venice, but are a low-class rabble anywhere else: you all demand to have "no boundaries" between private and public life for our elected officials because you are pruriently-curious, hypocritical rabble, it's the scum of the earth wanting to pry into the bedrooms and intimate details because "you work for us." Most of them could get a lot more money in the private sector and don't ever enter public life, although they have much to offer, because of busybody, holier- than- thou dregs like you crawling into their personal lives, showing up at their homes, calling and emailing them if you have a chance: "because you work for us." You'll ensure that our city IS a 3-rd world country, with all the due hypocrisy: some thug who yes, keeps his one wife, while screwing every slut and paid whore in town, then going to confession and being absolved like Tony Soprano or the Godfather or any "good" Mexican mafioso, and if that doesnt' work, he'll put out a hit on your slime. To heck with trying to work himself back into favor in the public eye... THAT is what scum like you deserve, though for the remaining decent folk, I sure hope NOT.

July 07, 2007 6:14 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Ha Ha Ha!!!

"I love you each .... I love you all" kind of takes on a whole hew meaning, huh??

July 07, 2007 6:18 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

July 07, 2007 6:14 PM

We HAVE a third world shithole now! And communists like the Mayor and his ilk are not only responsible for it, they are deliberately trying to make it WORSE! It is probably fortunate that he has done so little ... heaven only knows WHAT Los Angeles would be like if he was actually fully functional!

This smarmy behavior under current discussion is only one aspect of what is wrong with the Mayor.

If you are going to sneak around engaging in illicit behavior that not only makes you a monumental liar and hypocrite, but will make you a laughing stock when you are found out, then don't complain when people start laughing!

Gee, holding public figures to full accountability and high standards might cost us the invaluable services of the likes of Tony Villar? Well, gee, what a loss! You just can't grasp the concept that dishonest, degraded people are going to reflect those qualities in ALL aspects of their lives and THAT is NOT a positive!

You have no idea who you are addressing and anyone who would defend the behavior of this Mayor has no business calling anyone else low class.

July 07, 2007 6:35 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

6:14......You elitist SCUM, how dare you!!!!! Who on the midgets staff are you???? He's going down, so get your resume in order ASSHOLE!!!!!!!!!!!

July 07, 2007 6:48 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

The Mayor's office Executive Bathroom:


July 07, 2007 7:04 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

7:04....Good one!!

July 07, 2007 7:08 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

6:03 PM ok cynthia ruiz aka pendejo

July 07, 2007 7:16 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

603 looks like more people are laughing at your boss than at mayor sam...

get a life you loser...do you drink antonio's cum as well as his cool ade?

July 07, 2007 7:26 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Facts, Reasoning Out The Window In Dumb LA Times Editorial
Posted by Dave Pierre on July 7, 2007 - 21:49.
An editorial in Friday's Los Angeles Times (7/6/07) is one of the dumbest in quite a while - and that's saying a lot.

Writing on the recently disclosed affair of Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, a Democrat, the Times ridiculously opines that "it seems that Democrats' sexual shenanigans do more damage to their political careers than Republicans' do." The Times cheekily writes that the "political bible" states, "Thou shalt not commit adultery, unless you're a Republican." (All emphasis mine.)

Oh, really? Just looking at the Villaraigosa affair, the Times' editorial conveniently fails to consider a few things:

Just today (Sat. 7/7/07), the Times wrote, "[V]oters can be very forgiving, as Villaraigosa himself proved by winning election [as mayor in 2005] despite admitting a separate affair in 1994 that nearly ended his marriage." So ... Where was the "damage" there, LA Times?
According to this LA Daily News article, Antonio's wife, Corina, "had been battling thyroid cancer" during the 1994 campaign. (See also this.) So ... Where's the "damage," LA Times?
Even with this brand-new revelation, an affair with a reporter who covered him on television (!), what "damage" has been done to Villaraigosa's career? Except for some embarrassment, absolutely none, as far as anyone can see. The mayor still retains his job.
In other words, there's no "damage" to Villaraigosa for the Times to be talking about, except ... The real damage in all of this, as this excellent article from LA Daily News' Chris Weinkopf stated, is to Villaraigosa's wife and his two growing children. (See also this.)

As the Times rightly points out, affairs have damaged, and not damaged, the professional careers of politicians of both parties. (Gavin Newsom, the Democratic mayor of San Francisco, still remains popular despite his recent affair.) But the Times fails to consider that the real "scandal" is not often the affair itself. Politicians get into real trouble when they publicly lie or attempt to obfuscate their situations (e.g., Henry Cisneros, Gary Hart, Bill Clinton).

And as far as the opinion that "Democrats' sexual shenanigans do more damage to their political careers than Republicans' do," that's just plain dumb.


July 07, 2007 7:27 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

I never even mentioned the mayor in 6:14, it's a general comment that there IS a boundary you fail to grasp and your trashing the mayor, whatever his faults in this particular case and his poor choice of women or his sex life, while insisting there is no boundary and yes, rabble and lowlifes have a right to details re: all politicians, IS making this a third- world hell-hole. Driving out anyone who isn't from the barrios, as they wouldn't stand this crap.

And I'd sure rather be an elitist than the dregs that pass for political critics out here. I'm from N Carolina, where we still have civility, and when I moved out here recently, a friend told me to look at what's happening at City Hall, the Council meetings, as she couldn't believe it -- she'd gone in with a group presentation and found the circus. Tunes in last week, and a woman who apparently often goes to the valley office, an obese and ludicrously dressed woman with a hideously uneducated voice (something I wouldn't point out but for the comments re: the Mayor here far worse), interrupted herself to say: "I need all of you to listen to me and make eye contact! Bernie, what I'm saying is very important, look at me!" I shuddered and was horrified -- this would be unimaginable at home or in a truly civilized place, where people go to such institutions and make their comments with respect.

I've learned there are other regulars who waste even more time, and have nothing much to say, but say it with total disrespect. Just like the tone and people in this blog. YOU people have the nerve to hold yourselves up as paradigms of anything? YOU'RE the reason kids in the town have no respect for adults or authority, act and eat like pigs, don't know how to dress and behave on formal occasions, call adults by first names and tell them off as rudely as they learn from you all -- yes, this blog does attract the scum of the earth, and you degrade our city, and if that makes me "elitist," I'm proud to be called that.

You also have no respect for free speech, but that goes along with the mob mentality and hypocrisy.

July 07, 2007 7:39 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

July 07, 2007 7:39 PM

1) Pointless to even try.

2) Apparently they do allow free speech here ... your comments haven't been deleted or do you equate people strongly disagreeing with you as an attempt to limit YOUR speech?

3) For such a high-toned individual, your communication skills are a bit lacking.

July 07, 2007 7:50 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

7:39, go home, it is obvious you have NO CLUE as to what is going on here. Are you an out of state SCUMBAG midget staff member......sure sounds like it. Go the F*CK HOME scumbag, and take your eleitsit CRAP with you!!!!!!!!! Good riddance. You southern HICK!!!!

July 07, 2007 7:51 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Ya, North Carolina HUH???? The land of Nifong, need I say more!!!!!

July 07, 2007 7:57 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Gee 7:39, have you stopped lynching people???? Or not through the 20th century yet??? Hmmmmmmm,,,,,,,,Nifong????? Greedy white man.........political hack.........race hustler?????? Hmmmmm, and you dont get whats going on here???? YOU DOLT!!!!!!

July 07, 2007 8:18 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

I luuuv the last three coments -- you prove what ignorant, judgmental and biased, angry little fite ants you are, with no manners whatsoever. I would normally be more restrained myself, but you're ruining this city, and give it a low-life image around the world, so I'm afraid I have to point out just what you are.

You're right, I'm not used to the likes of you and I don't want to be; fortunately, you are NOT "L A," although you think you are, because no one who's anyone would ever want to know you. So you stay bitter and justify your uncouth behavior, in a never-ending cycle. (And don't bring up the race issue with ME; we don't have anything like the gang wars and racial rivalries that go on here -- and it's stupid to bash someone for where they're from, as most ev/one in L A is from somewhere else. Of course, many of us do go "home" and leave you to your illegals.)

Why don't you try constructive criticism with MANNERS (some in this blog do, I congratulate you) and see where THAT gets you?

July 07, 2007 8:51 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

8:51 How does it feel to be a sociopath? It is clear you posted the last three and rebuttled them instantly.

July 07, 2007 9:02 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

8:51 PM

"we don't have anything like the gang wars and racial rivalries that go on here"

Hahahahahahaha! You mean you don't have them yet ... L.A. IS your future!

July 07, 2007 9:23 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

8:51.....Your pathetic!!! Live in your Liberal elitist world.....and you will see how the american public tosses you out on your ASS.............scream loud and hard, so hiltery hears you,,, you pathetic ASS!!!!!!

July 07, 2007 9:49 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

WOW, how out of touch are you?!?!???? What bubble do you live in? Gangs only previlant here, huh? Do you live in a bunker? Only in L.A. huh? You are one OUT OF TOUCH MORON!!! AGAIN, WHICH ONE OF THE MIDGETS STAFF ARE YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!??????????????

July 07, 2007 10:01 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

411 ADV's affair call

Hi! I’m Jennie Carreon-Lacey, one of the Field Coordinators for the Villaraigosa for Mayor campaign. I just wanted to share with you a brief report on our exciting grassroots mobilization summit from this past weekend.

Eastside Campaign Headquarters 1868 East 1st Street
corner of 1st and State
Call (323) 262-1724

July 07, 2007 10:08 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Nathalie Rayes Appointed Director of Public Relations of Azteca America! JENNIE CARREON LACEY EAT SHIT!

July 07, 2007 10:10 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

But many Latinas are now saying they never will think of the mayor in the same way again in the wake of his admission last week that he has been carrying on an extramarital affair with Telemundo anchorwoman Mirthala Salinas that has resulted in the breakup of his 20-year marriage.

"Whether this affair poses a threat to Antonio's political future is debatable," said Los Angeles attorney Alex Jacinto, a longtime veteran of Eastside politics. "Probably not. His political base has shifted, and it's not as heavily dependent on the Latinos from the Eastside.


July 07, 2007 10:13 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Typical of those parishioners is Juanita Gamboa, 62, president of Las Guadalupanas women's group at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Boyle Heights.

"If it's that easy for him to destroy a marriage of 20 years," she said, "what's to keep him from not being as diligent in keeping his word on matters that should be of less importance

to him?

July 07, 2007 10:15 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:


"I am planning a 50th wedding anniversary party for next year," says Joe Lozano of Mission Hills, "and I'm planning on inviting the mayor to show him what it's like. It's called commitment.

"I don't know what happened to the guy. I know many Latinos can be very forgiving, but not me. We elected him to do a job, not to be taking care of the ladies. We have no room for players as mayors."

July 07, 2007 10:18 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Not again, the Latin/a moralizing, no divorce-marriage-til-you-die-even-if it kills you, cuz that's better than going to hell or having lots of old Latinas mad at you, brigade! No sex before marriage, no sex after marriage cuz if you hate each other, the above rule follows, but if your daughter has sex before marriage, she has to have the baby and make the guy marry her so he can know what it's like to live in hell, too -- see you at Mass.

July 07, 2007 10:35 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

"Players for Mayors"...Love it!!!

As for our 'elitist' friend from N. Carolina...excuse me, but I believe N. Carolina is one of the few states that gives driver's licenses to ILLEGALS...don't tell us that you aren't CROSSING BOUNDARIES!!!!

You have the gall to accuse our posters of 'crossing boundaries"...well think again! The only BOUNDARIES that are being crossed are those crossed by the deviant, crooked, amoral, ruthless mayor of this city...and his posse of Mexicans!

"Elitist"...I don't think so. I think you're full of shit just like your friends at city hall.

Go back to N. Carolina and contemplate your navel, please! At least we don't give driver's licenses to illegals, yet.

July 07, 2007 10:40 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

10:35 PM
You are so right!!! We are old school. You are right, let's pick the Latin no moral, cheat-till-you-get-caught, cuz that's better than being monogamous, brigade! Have sex before marriage, sex after marriage cuz he'll leave you prego, the above rule follows, but if your daughter has sex before marriage, make sure it's Tony Villar, cause he'll be governor one day -- see you at Vignali's Shop.

July 07, 2007 11:02 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Message for the very small minority who support MAV and think that he should just 'clean up his act and everything will be fine'...

Guess again! This is a 54 year old, dyed in the wool anti-
American agent of Mexico! His pea-sized brain is in his jeans (genes)..his father, Antonio Villar, is featured on Megan's Law website as a child molester! Villar, Jr. is just plain lucky that he is not pictured on the child molester website.

Monday morning... the Parke Skelton
emergency squad will start with the ludicrous buzz word "RECOVERY"!
The "R" word! The only "R" words this city wants to hear is RECALL OR RESIGN!

This guy is a total disgrace and embarrassment and NOTHING will 'rehabilitate' him. HE IS A TOTAL SHAM...A COMPLETE PHONY!!! A PRODUCT OF A P.R. FIRM GONE AWRY!!! Salinas is just the tip of the iceberg...quit while you're ahead, Antonio!~

July 07, 2007 11:03 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

N. Carolina Poster=Jimmy Blackman

July 07, 2007 11:04 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Villaraigosa lied, exaggerated about his past? Antonio Villaraigosa lied to the public in order to get elected. Villaraigosa lied and said that Stuckey was “Jim Hahn’s GM, not mine,” it was indicative that Villaraigosa is out for only one thing: himself. Villaraigosa lied to the humane community of LA. Antonio used his "family man" theme for each and every campaign he entered. He lied. We were told he was lying. And he continues to lie. What was that line on the Clintons, "the ease in which they lied was troubling." Villaraigosa staffers lie to community members. Villaraigosa, whether he believes so or not, has flamboyantly flaunted his affair with that newscaster and lied to our faces about his indiscretions. He lied to the 14th district just like he lied to his buddy Richard. The mayor's lied before in this matter (ask Luke Ford, who first wrote about Villaraigosa's missing wedding band.)

July 07, 2007 11:07 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

A LIE is a LIE is a LIE is a LIE. Villaraigosa has a lotta lies. Our Mayor lied to us. He also says Angelenos love to be lied to: "Villaraigosa says he's going to build the world's greatest mass-transit system.

July 07, 2007 11:13 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

It sickens me to see our nation, our LA community, embracing this man. Villaraigosa, whether he believes so or not, has flamboyantly flaunted his affair with that newscaster and lied to our faces about his indiscretions.

Why do we, as a nation, greenlight such questionable behavior and dare accept it on the basis on normalcy? When are we going to put our foot down and demand that our political and social leaders stop telling us lies? They work for us. WE DO NOT WORK FOR THEM! Why don't we demand the best? Why do we consistently allow those who disappoint us to lead us? Are we so complacent that we've relinquished our political right to remove those from office that prove time and again that they are morally bankrupt?

Would the very people that claim that his private life has nothing to do with how he runs the city think the same thing if it were discovered that he beats his wife? Would he be worthy of removal then? Physical abuse? Emotional abuse? Very similar effects to the victim! If he is so willing to embarass his wife and children simply to sleep with a woman who lacks integrity herself, isn't it possible to believe that he will continue to embarrass the City of Los Angeles? Look at us! Our most vocal candidates for the office of Governor in the 2010 election are two adulterers! Are these the types of heroes our children will inherit as they continue to grow? Such men represent our VERY BEST?????

Many people say that his private life has nothing to do with his ability to do a good job. I disagree. His actions at home speak to his work ethic. All the time he spent with his mistress was time he should have been spending at home with his family. Additionally, his mind was clearly divided. Anyone who has been in a situation where your family life is falling apart knows how difficult it is to navigate through every day situations with ease when faced with such stress. Villaraigosa brought all of this upon himself. Not to mention, he has done this before but it wasn't publicly known. Check into his past.

It is exactly this type of poor moral fiber and inability to commit that is destroying our nation. We are the so morally bankrupt that we don't even know what it means to have integrity; to INSIST on integrity from those that profess to be our leaders. Why do we accept lies so easily? Why is there never any outrage about this type of behavior? His affair is inexcusable, as was Bill Clinton's. When we no longer understand that how men and women treat and care for their families is an infallible indication of how they will operate in their communities, we have lost a great deal and will ultimately experience national ruin. The moral decline in this nation will lead to our destruction. We must insist on integrity. For the "Land of the Free" we are certainly entangled in a web of enslaving lies. How many families do you know that have been destroyed in such a manner? It's too much when our elected leaders ignorantly fuck up their own lives - as well as the lives of their spouses' and children - for ass. IT'S OUT OF CONTROL, PEOPLE?

Villaraigosa's word means nothing. He is not fit to lead Los Angeles if he can't even successfully participate in his own family.

I, for one, am extremely disappointed.

July 07, 2007 11:14 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

11:02: Yeah, love your "old school" Latina values: forbid divorce, make it almost impossible, so every Latin man cheats on his wife, sets up his mistress in an apt., often nearby, even the kids know -- all very prim and proper, isn't it? But it sure is better than being honest and getting divorced. Maybe AV didn't divorce earlier because of the mean old Lady Ladinas, who themselves aren't getting any but have managed to keep their own men tied to them in hell, probably going to their own mistresses. Keep your shitty no- divorce, anti-abortion, uneducated dried up behinds in Mexico. Reform your own "intelligencia" there -- where they don't give a damn about you people, precisely because they think you're a bunch of church-tied moralistic primitives, so they send you to us. GO BACK TO MEXICO.

RE: the person from N. Carolina: it doesn't sound too pretty, frankly, obese nasty women and homeless bums chewing out elected officials. I sure wouldn't stand for it, I'd walk away. Try that back in Mexico, you old Latina hags!

July 07, 2007 11:20 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

The untold story of the mayor's rise from poverty to power

Antonio Villaraigosa had promoted his ambitious trade mission to the Far East for almost an hour when he slipped into a monologue about Chinese food and chopsticks.

"It's funny, but I've been addicted to chopsticks since I was a kid. My kids have, too."

Those thin, metal chopsticks were another matter, the mayor said, trading stories of their difficulty with editors and reporters before drifting back to memories of his childhood.

"I've been using chopsticks since I was a kid ..."

He rolled his head slowly and gazed upward as if the ceiling tiles were television monitors showing old home movies of his youth when he caught himself and bit his lip.

"That's not true. I think the first time I went to a Chinese restaurant was when I was 19 ..."

As chroniclers of Antonio Villaraigosa invariably come to discover, sometimes what comes out of the Los Angeles mayor's mouth - particularly when it's about his past - and what ultimately turns out to be true are not always entirely the same.


July 08, 2007 2:34 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Does this Antonio Villar bear any relation to Mayor Villar?

July 08, 2007 5:02 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Latinas feel Antonio betrayed them
In Los Angeles parishes, women pray for the mayor
BY TONY CASTRO, Staff Writer

Antonio opened the door for this to be public when he first sent out a press statement then had a press conf. He wants us to respect his privacy yet, he didn't have the decency to respect his own family.

Let's see which reporters have the guts to go after the Korean woman affair story. Again, this isn't the 1st time AV has cheated. And to the moron who posted against blogs here's a reality check, on all the cable talk shows the issue of the "fairness doctrine" to shut down AM Talk shows is moving forward. WHY? Because it was stated politicans don't like the power AM Talk Shows and BLOGS are having with people. People are learning more about our corrupt politicans on blogs and talk shows because reporters like LA Slimes are too chicken to report the facts. THis BLOG months ago posted affairs of AV and no reporters investigate and printed. Tons of people have said they will never read LA Slimes again and Daily News is now getting more readers.

July 08, 2007 5:48 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

EVERYONE LISTEN TO JOHN AND KEN KFI ON MONDAY. It will be really entertaining. They're back from break.

July 08, 2007 5:50 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

He's not going to resign and he can't be kicked out of office. However, when the time comes, he can be voted out and I believe that will happen. In the mean time, we are stuck with an ineffectual mayor who is the laughing stock of the city for the next 2 years.

July 08, 2007 7:06 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

IF this was just one occurrance then maybe he would be forgiven. But given his baggage of past affairs this one goes to the heart of his character and morals. You all have to feel sorry for his kids and wife to be publicly humilated and the taunting the kids are probably getting now.

AT least the Daily News isn't afraid to give their opinions on the matter unlike the LA Slimes

The trouble with Antonio
A woman scorned
By Mariel Garza, staff writer.www.dailynews.com/theiropinion/ci_6321883

The trouble with Antonio
Just like his father, Villaraigosa's family life falls apart
By Chris Weinkopf, staff writer


July 08, 2007 7:10 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

"Whether this affair poses a threat to Antonio's political future is debatable," said Los Angeles attorney Alex Jacinto, a longtime veteran of Eastside politics. "Probably not. His political base has shifted, and it's not as heavily dependent on the Latinos from the Eastside.


He has "broadened his base" - that means he has "moved on beyond you"! He's "mainstreamin' with Hillary"!

YOU have, YET AGAIN, served your useful purpose for yet another USER! This is one of those that didn't start out as an elite, but sure as hell wants to BE one! And how many of YOUR elites, back home in May-heeee-ko are supporting these slugs? Gee, they continue to use and manipulate you, even LONG DISTANCE!

He AND his gang of politician cronies and his ambitious lackeys aren't too worried about you finding that out though, they'll just get you all whooped up again with more of their "Aztlan/Mighty Aztec Warriors" bullshit and you'll fall in line! Continue to feed you more of their commie bullshit ideology to fuel your illusions so they can continue to suck you dry while they grow fatter! (Oh, and here's another hint for you ... Roger the Dodger and his "organization" are all in on it too!)

Learnin' any LESSONS YET???????

July 08, 2007 8:57 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

All Muck is Local: Los Angeles
By Will Thomas - July 8, 2007, 11:00 AM
George Torres-Ramos is the owner of a successful chain of supermarkets situated throughout low-income neighborhoods in Los Angeles County. He's also under indictment, facing 59 counts of charges spanning from racketeering, violence in aid of racketeering, conspiracy to harbor illegal immigrants and several types of fraud that netted over $100 million. Along the way, Torres has been accused of bribing several officials to help secure liquor licenses. He’s also suspected of orchestrating three murders.

The trail to his indictment traces back to the end of the Clinton era. Officials at the Drug Enforcement Agency had long held suspicions that Torres was trafficking cocaine in his grocery trucks, but had never had enough evidence to to charge him. Torres’s business association with one Horacio Vignali eventually changed that.

Vignali had been identified as one of Torres’ business partners by the DEA, but any investigation into Torres had subsequently run out of steam. But Vignali became public news when his son's prison sentence for cocaine trafficking was commuted by President Clinton on the way out of office. Remarkably, President Clinton had received commutation requests from the sheriff, the U.S. Attorney, two Congressmen, the L.A. County Supervisor and the current mayor Antonio Villaraigosa.

The commutation caused an outrage, spawning among other things, a 2002 congressional investigation. But it was this commutation, combined with the business relationship between Vignali and Torres, that spurred investigators to take a broader look at the Los Angeles grocer. What they found was a trail of evidence connecting Torres to extortion, racketeering, bribery and murder.

According to investigators, Torres exploited and even physically abused illegal immigrants working for him. And he allegedly bribed two city officials with the hopes of gaining a liquor license. Torres provided a former planning commissioner with a truck, tickets to sporting events as well as an apartment to ensure that the man was living in the right district to help him. He is additionally accused of conspiring with a member of the Los Angeles Central Area Planning Commission in order to help procure additional liquor licenses.

And while Torres has not been indicted for drug trafficking, it's clear why the DEA had suspected him. Torres allegedly employed drug dealers to muscle out his competition. According to the indictment, he ordered one of his employees, Ignacio Meza, to kill two members of rival gangs; later, Torres had Meza killed as well.

Throughout all of this, Torres was able to avoid being convicted of any charges, despite plenty of suspicion and two charges of carrying a concealed weapon. But there are worries that his lack of a record was more than just luck. A raid of one of Torres’ business sites produced a copy of a confidential DEA report, suggesting inside connections. And an unsettling story has recently come forward from Deputy City Attorney Asha Greenberg.

It happened when Greenberg was investigating a complaint that Torres was illegally demolishing low-income housing in order to build a parking lot. She claims that during her investigation she received two calls from staff members of L.A. City Attorney Rocky Delgadillo, followed by a call from Delgadillo himself. Greenberg recalls that Torres had told Delgadillo that an indictment would hinder his ability to procure and maintain liquor licenses. Greenberg says “It was very unusual for Rocky to call me…. Given the calls that came earlier, I felt pressured.” Nevertheless, Greenberg continued her investigation, and the case was eventually plea bargained down to a misdemeanor.

Delgadillo for his part denies the nature of his call, claiming that he never pressured Greenberg and he ultimately deferred to her recommendation. He also says that his call was in response to an “external inquiry” about the case. However, Delgadillo is engrossed in his own problems currently. He is facing ethics complaints from the local bar for giving his wife access to a city car, and for using staff members to run errands and baby-sit his children. Last week, the LA Times editorial board called for his resignation.

So it's an understatement to say that George Torres-Ramos had long-reaching influence in Los Angeles politics. And as interesting as this case has been recently, it will be even more interesting to see if the case reveals more of Torres' friends in high places.




July 08, 2007 11:20 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

July 08, 2007
Politics makes strange bedfellows
Thomas Lifson
Gateway Pundit is compiling some very suggestive reports that Los Angeles Mayor and Hillary Clinton campaign co-chair has moved on to yet another mistress, leaving behind Mirthala Salinas, suspended anchor of the Telemundo Spanish language network's LA station, in favor of yet another slender and attractive woman, this time an entrepreneur and philanthropist of Korean ancestry. In fact, it has been speculated that the reason that Salinas broke the story of her affair with Villaraigosa is because he broke her heart, and left her a woman scorned.

It certainly does raise awkward issues for Hillary, who now appears to have some sort of attraction to philanderers. And it raises the interesting question of what the mayor will do with his name, which is actually a combination of his own birth name of Villar with his now-estranged wife's name, Raigosa.

The Los Angeles Times, which devoted an investigative team to uncovering peccadilloes on the part of Arnold Schwarzenegger when he was running for governor, seems to be singularly uninterested in doing anything more than minimizing the significance of their city's mayor's amorous entanglements.

It remains to be seen how the mayor's taking-up with a non-Hispanic woman will play out with some of the more racially-conscious Hispanic activists, some of whom already detest the mayor for endorsing Hillary instead of the Hispanic contender, Bill Richardson. Given the often uneasy state of racial relations in Los Angeles, where Korean shopkeepers encounter hostility from other ethnic groups resenting their upward mobility, perhaps some of his base will find that diversity is something you don't always celebrate.

Needless to say, if this were Republican, you would be seeing no end of front page stories and television coverage. But give this one time. The blogosphere will do its digging, and when it comes to salacious stories, the public will eventually be informed. And then there is the little matter of the divorce proceedings.

So will Hillary keep the philanderer as her co-chair? No matter what she does, it keeps the public thinking about her proclaimed ability to be deceived by her husband, not exactly the best recommendation for someone who is supposed to face down Al Qaeda and other terrorists who practice deception as an art form


July 08, 2007 11:21 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

So will Hillary keep the philanderer as her co-chair?


July 08, 2007 11:25 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Audit, Schmaudit! Spend The $178 Million Per Year On Police, Not "Gang Programs!"

By Guest: Walter Moore on Jul 08, 07

Today the Los Angeles City Council authorized an expenditure of $500,000 of your money to “audit and gauge the effectiveness of” dozens of so-called “anti-gang” programs on which they already spend $178 million of your money each year.

Shouldn’t Mayor Villaraigosa and the City Council have determined whether the programs worked before spending millions of your money on them? You know, maybe start out with, say, $10,000 and work up to $178 million? And shouldn’t the people running the programs have the burden of proving the programs are worthwhile?

Anyhow, I’ve performed my own “audit”—which took about 10 minutes—and have determined that we should immediately stop giving that $178 million per year to “gang programs,” and instead use it to hire around 3000 additional police officers.

Here are the “key findings” of my 10-minute audit:

1. Zero Success.The LAPD estimates there are 39,000 gang members in L.A. Hence, the programs are already costing us $4,564 per gang member per year. There are “gang programs” galore. (Click here for a partial list.) Don’t you think if any of them were actually making a positive difference, we would know about it? Of course we would. The logical conclusion, in view of the city’s massive gang problem, is that these programs do not work. There’s no reason to believe more of the same will produce anything other than...more of the same.

2. Increasing Crime, Not Decreasing It. “Gang programs” can be, well, “gang programs.” You may recall the newspaper story on Hector “Big Weasel” Marroquin, whose “gang program,” called “No Guns,” received at least $1.5 million from the City last year. (Did you receive $1.5 million from the City last year? Me, neither.) Federal prosecutors recently charged “Big Weasel” of selling an assault rifle, a machine gun, two pistols and two silencers to undercover federal agents. (I guess Delgadillo was too busy to look into it, because he was issuing press releases about Paris Hilton and a lady who hoarded cats.) That tells us the people running and these programs are, pardon the expression, “loose cannons.”

3. Zero Oversight. Nor has Villaraigosa fulfilled his duty as the City’s chief executive officer to oversee the programs. Instead, two years into office, Villarigosa appointed an ordained minister as his “gang czar.” (The “czar” title always slays me, given how well the czars fared at governing.) What are the minister’s credentials to evaluate the cost-efficiency of these programs? Well, he’s spent the past 19 years of his life working for faith-based gang programs. Given his background, how objective do you think he’ll be? Do you think a man who’s spent his career working in gang programs would ever say your money would be better spent imprisoning criminals than trying to save their souls? Of course not.

4. Spend The Money Hiring Officers. The starting salary for an L.A.P.D. officer with a high school diploma is $52,638 per year. For the $178 million we now spend on these dubious “gang programs,” we could pay the salaries—not including benefits, cars, etc.—of an additional 3,382 police officers.

Bottom line: if someone is trying to break into your house, do you want your tax money going to 3,382 police officers, or to people like Hector “Big Weasel” Marroquin?

Walter Moore


July 08, 2007 11:26 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Ethics questioned in L.A. mayor's affair
Some criticize Villaraigosa, newscaster, TV station for way situation was handled
By Gary Gentile

Article Launched: 07/08/2007 03:04:42 AM PDT

LOS ANGELES -- On June 8, TV stations around the city reported that Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa was separating from his wife of 20 years.
"The rumors were true," is how one newscaster, 35-year-old Mirthala Salinas, broke the news to her Spanish-speaking audience on Telemundo's local affiliate, KVEA on Channel 52.

What Salinas didn't tell viewers was that she had been in an extramarital affair with Villaraigosa for many months.

That apparent ethical slip puzzles many observers, who say Telemundo's credibility has been damaged, even more so because the station didn't remove Salinas from the air until this week, after the mayor publicly acknowledged their affair.

FULL STORY http://www.contracostatimes.com/bayandstate/ci_6327333

July 08, 2007 11:28 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Grocer's Racketeering Case Roils LA By ANDREW GLAZER
Associated Press Writer


LOS ANGELES (AP) - Federal prosecutors describe George Torres as a discount don who murdered his rivals, intimidated his employees and bribed public officials to expand his supermarket chain.

Torres' alleged confederates, including brother Manuel Torres-Ramos, 53; son Steven Torres, 26; George Luk, 58, a member of the Los Angeles Convention and Exhibition Center Authority Commission; and Steven Carmona, 39, a former member of the Los Angeles Central Area Planning Commission, also pleaded not guilty. Manuel Torres-Ramos also remained locked up

George Torres' lawyer Brian Sun (SAME IDIOT WHO DEFENDED PARLOR MAID'S BOYFRIEND/SPY CASE)denied the charges.

``This is much ado about nothing,'' he said before the arraignment.

Luk, while a member of the Los Angeles Central Area Planning Commission, is suspected of also lobbying colleagues to approve Torres' liquor license.

In an April 2005 telephone conversation, Luk and Carmona decided to ask Torres to give an unidentified member of the Los Angeles City Council $10,000 to support a liquor license for another market, according to the indictment.

July 08, 2007 11:32 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

And an unsettling story has recently come forward from Deputy City Attorney Asha Greenberg.

Love it. She claims it was improper but she went and did it anyway. Greenberg was not any low level city attorney and her job was not at risk. Furthermore, the woman is loaded and her husband well connected. She could have, and should have, said no. pkb

July 08, 2007 11:33 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Hillary Attacks Bush Clemency For LibbyShe wasted no time in lashing out at President Bush’s decision to commute the sentence of “Scooter” Libby saying: “Today’s decision is yet another example that this Administration simply considers itself above the law. …This commutation sends the clear signal that in this Administration, cronyism and ideology trump competence and justice.” Standing behind her, Bill clapped along with the audience, but without too much enthusiasm.
Surely, the former President realized that some journalist like me would dig back into the record of pardons and clemency granted when he was in the White House. It was so rampant and so corrupt that, at one point, it was labeled “Pardongate,” and was the subject of an investigation by Federal prosecutors.

Finally, on January 20, 2001 -- his last day in office, President Clinton issued no less than 140 pardons and commutations. Many of these raised some serious questions:
Carlos Vignali had his 15-year sentence for cocaine trafficking commuted. Both Braswell and Vignali paid an estimated $200,000 to Hillary Clinton’s brother, Hugh Rodham, to lobby the President for their clemency. When these payments were made public, Rodham claimed to have returned the payments.


July 08, 2007 11:37 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Well, back to the "girlfriends" and "maybes" ... this comment at Flap's Blog - anyone know what female cop got transferred to Metro recently and "suddenly"??
"Here’s the latest I heard from inside sources — the Mayor has been dating a woman on his security detail after
dumping the t.v. anchor. The Mayor allegedly spotted her at the police dept. and said he wanted the woman he saw on his detail. He was told only those from the Metro division are assigned to this kind of detail and it’s very hard to make that happen. Apparently getting into Metro division is not an easy task and is highly sought after. Allegedly, strings were pulled and this woman whisked through the process and ended up on his detail– this one would be easy to check–find out who the new woman on detail is who was moved into Metro with a quick and speedy and highly unusual transfer to be with the Mayor. Confirm with LAPD sources to suss out veracity."

July 08, 2007 11:45 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

John and Ken back Monday, more action starting ... next week at work may not be boring! Gotta LOVE the internet!!

July 08, 2007 11:49 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Billy Jeff’s pardons


July 08, 2007 11:54 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

To those who applaud the Daily News: yes, it has more readers, but to judge from the comments/feedback, of a Jerry Springer type, mixed with half-literate Chicanas happy for a kick-those-mucho-macho cojones where it hurt conservative Catholic point of view (Weiknopf, Castro). And the Garza woman is a loose cannon unfit for a political beat.

They got this attention at the cost of exposing themselves as a cheap gossip rag, mixed with Dr. Laura- style Old Testament moralizing (Catholic version). No one will ever take them seriously again.

July 08, 2007 3:13 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

If Uli used city computers, yes there should be a way to track it.
Since he works for the Department of Neighborhood Empowerment, his
general manager could ask for help from the Information Technology
Agency to do the checking. A guy in Nate Holden's office got
caught doing this a few years ago. The problem is that Uli, like
many others in that department, have been asked (forced?) by the
Mayor's to do work for them so nobody probably wants to examine
Uli's computer use for fear of what else will show up.

July 08, 2007 3:18 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Here are the "inspiring" quotes found on the website of Sabrina Kay, City-Wide Planning Commissioner of Los Angeles.

There is a quote about success tasts bad when it is not earned. The ironies of this quote are obvious.

Also, there seems to be an odd reference to pe**s size in Commissioner Kay's Quotes. What exactly were the "qualifications" of this woman to be appointed to the Citywide Planning Commission? None apparent from her website.

Someone should be asking the Mayor's office that question because Mayor Villaraigosa said this week he thinks voters base their decisions about trust on the things you do in public life, the promises you keep. I seem to remember promises to clean up corruption at City Hall and the appointment of well-qualified Commissioners.

How is it that someone who finds a quote about pe**s size relevant to her professional business website -- gets appointed Planning Commissioner of the City of Los Angeles? Hmmmmmmm.

Sabrina's Inspiring Quotes

"Be still and know that I am God."
Author: Psalm 46:10 - submitted by: Sabrina on January 1, 2000

"We wish that Sabrina has as many beautiful people in her life as she is to so many other people who know her. We wish Sabrina continues to be in all our lives, since she is one of the most caring, loving and supportive of friends. "
Author: Sandy Berg, Kathy Scholessman, Erica Zohar, Cynthi - submitted by: Scrap Book on Sabrina's Birthday on January 10, 2004

"May you be able to laugh when you get your first grade that’s less than an A+. "
Author: For Sabrina’s MBA at USC - submitted by: Sandy Berg on January 7, 2003

Success without honor is an unseasoned dish; it will satisfy your hunger, but it won't taste good. "
Author: Not Sure - submitted by: Sabrina on January 16, 2003

"For our own benefit, we wish that there were more people like Sabrina and Lina in the world! And we wish for Sabrina to have more children, since she did so well with her only daughter, Lina. "
Author: Erica Zohar,Sandy Berg, Kathy Scholessman - submitted by: Cynthia Graff, Nancy Aoessy on January 7, 2004

"One of the most courageous things you can do is to identify yourself, know who you are, what you believe in, and where you want to go. "
Author: Shirley Murray Bethel - submitted by: Sabrina Kay on January 7, 2004

"Success = Result - Expectations. It's much easier to lower the expectations than trying to improve results. "
Author: How I manage my girlfriends - submitted by: Lloyd Eric Cotsen on January 16, 2003

"Most guys can’t ask you out because your pe**s is much bigger than the most. "
Author: Jeff Leve - an advice for Sabrina on dating - submitted by: Black Mail on January 16, 2003

"The best cosmetic in the world is an active mind that is always finding something new. "
Author: - submitted by: Sabrina on January 16, 2003

"After waiting for 2 years, you book a luncheon in Calgary but she can't make it. And you go hungry, wanting lunch even more! "
Author: WBW aka the President of the Chasing Sabrina Club - submitted by: nonsense drivel on February 26, 2003

"The most beautiful discovery true friends make is that they can grow separately without growing apart."
Author: Elizabeth Foley - submitted by: on March 9, 2004

"The world is moved by highly motivated people, by enthusiasts, by men and women who want something very much and believe very much. "
Author: John Gardner - submitted by: on January 7, 2004

"The pure and simple truth is rarely pure and never simple. "
Author: Oscar Wilde - submitted by: Jason Illian on March 21, 2004

"We are all faced with a series of great opportunities brilliantly disguised as impossible situations. (It's God's script for laughter.)"
Author: Chuck Swindoll - submitted by: Sabrina on January 7, 2004

"In love, if one expects nothing and asks nothing, he can never be deceived or disappointed. It is only when love demands that it brings on pain."
Author: Leo - submitted by: Jason Illian on April 4, 2004

"There is no more noble occupation in the world than to assist another human being – to help someone succeed. "
Author: Alan Loy McGinnis - submitted by: Sabrina Kay on January 7, 2004

"I get it. You appreciate your hot water as I appreciate my Matza Balls. "
Author: Andrew Taper - submitted by: Andrew Taper on April 16, 2006

"Vision without execution is hallucination."
Author: John Kim - submitted by: on May 15, 2006

"Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire. "
Author: W. B. Yeats - submitted by: Richard Greene on January 4, 2006

July 08, 2007 5:25 PM  

Anonymous Mayor Antonio said:

Dear friends at the Mayor Sam Blog site,

I would like to take a moment to apologize for any misunderstanding that my relationship with Ms. Salinas may have caused. During this emotional and truly difficult time, I ask you to respect the privacy of both my family and Ms. Salinas. They need, and deserve, time away from the public spotlight. In the meantime, I aim to insert my weiner into a number of additional females in and around our great city. I therefore encourage you to refrain from speculation and heresay regarding my role and capacity as your mayor.



July 08, 2007 6:57 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

LA Times Columnist Exposes Paper's Double Standard


Posted by Dave Pierre on July 8, 2007 - 20:32.

Many know by now that Democratic Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa of Los Angeles has admitted to a lengthy affair with a television reporter. So, what do you call an extremely thoughtful, well-written commentary that suggests that the mayor uphold his wedding vows, immediately end his affair, repent for his actions, and work to restore the relationships between his wife and his children? If you're the helpless Tim Rutten at the Los Angeles Times, you call it a "hysterical screed."

In his latest column, Rutten refers to "The Cheat and The Homewrecker" by LA Daily News editor Chris Weinkopf. Writes Rutten (bold mine):

The news of Villaraigosa's marital difficulties was broken by a blogger, Luke Ford, then fleshed out by the Daily News, which immediately posted the story on its website. The paper's editorial page editor set the tone for much of the subsequent commentary by immediately putting up a hysterical screed that, believe it or not, included terms you probably haven't seen since the last time you read "Elmer Gantry," words like "homewrecker" and "repent."

"Hysterical screed"? Oh, really? Rutten may want to look back at his own paper to Robert Scheer's nasty column from August 17, 1999. In the column, Scheer brutally attacked former Speaker Newt Gingrich for his two divorces. Spewed Scheer, "Now it's his turn to be judged bad fruit." Scheer then concluded his column by tagging Gingrich as a "serial home-wrecker."

Look, Tim! Scheer used the same word as Weinkopf! But, wait. Gingrich is a Republican. Villaraigosa is a Democrat. Did you publicly report anything "hysterical" with Scheer's column back then? I didn't think so.

Yet another double standard at the LA Times.

(P.S.- Rutten did get one thing right: The Villaraigosa story was largely driven by blogger Luke Ford. Ford broke the news of Villaraigosa's marriage back in January. Hey, Tim. Where was the LA Times?)

July 08, 2007 10:00 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

i get the whole thing about the mayor being a scum bag and i couldn't agree more, i don't live in los angeles so i only see the little A hole on the news at every opportunity he gets but what i don't understand is how a member of an anti-american group gets elected mayor of one of the biggest cities in america in the first place. didn't enough people question this, before they voted, are the citzens of los angeles that unaware of who they are voting for? that is pretty scary in itself. hope he gets tossed and i'm not talking about his salad.

July 08, 2007 11:07 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

This is in response to the comment posted by "Anonymous" on July 8 at 11:33 a.m. You state that Greenberg "claims that it was improper, but she went and did it anyway...She could have, and should have, said no."

Get your facts right. DCA Asha Greenberg did say "No." That's the whole point -- she did not agree to reduce or dismiss the charges. She did the right thing. DCA Greenberg is a highly respected prosecutor.

July 09, 2007 12:30 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Asha G slept with Antonio V

July 09, 2007 12:42 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Thanks to 12:30 a.m. for pointing out that some of the idiots who post and respond here are incapable of understanding what they're reading or hearing, especially if it conflicts with their hell-bent intention on scuzzing up someone's reputation.

July 09, 2007 5:16 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

11:07 PM,

Excellent point!

July 09, 2007 7:17 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

hahaha this is some funny shit....the major wishes he could be a pimp...lol...speculation is like masturbation, your just fucking yourself...

July 09, 2007 8:49 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Did it ever occur to anyone that the affair with Sabrina Kay is entirely fabricated by the media? That perhaps the publications, journalists, and various other unreliable sources of information decided to take a break from Nicole, Lindsay or Paris' partying antics? This is a case of desperate paparazzi looking for something that isn't there. Us Weekly (of all people) put out an article specifically addressing false stories published by tabloids. The "Sunday Journal," the Korean periodical which published the article regarding Villaraigosa and Kay's alleged affair, is essentially the Korean equivalent to The National Inquirer. IT IS A TABLOID.

I mean, this Sabrina Kay woman got an MBA from USC. I doubt someone who excelled in finance and accounting courses needs to "sleep their way to the top," so to speak. I don't know any "fashion designers" with an MBA, so she's already ahead of the curve with regard to business savvy. How much does a "City Planning Commission" position help a fashion designer, anyway? Is she going to set up zoning with specified, legally enforced, dress code? Or establish a "fashion police" force? Seriously, guys.

It's really sad that when a man is successful, no one questions his ability and intellect. I hate to pull the race card or feminist card but it's true that the masses will always discredit a woman's success. This holds especially true to minority women. Already, the blogosphere has coined the nickname, "Antonio's Korean Girlfriend." She is no longer a role model, nor a businesswoman, nor an immigrant success story, rather, an objectified caricature, neatly packaged for mass consumption. It's so cliché. We regress to the “mistress” or “Asian whore” archetype because it’s an easily digestible image for the lowest common denominator.

This is where the real "glass ceiling" comes in: It is not built on a foundation of sexist supervisors who came of age in a time when women's suffrage was unheard of or when "colored people" still had to sit in the back of the bus. It occurs when the masses are too quick to bring down someone who earned an honest living just because she is a woman or a person of color.

And I'm sure all those who posted anonymously about "Antonio's Korean girlfriend, who slept her way to the top," have female friends and friends of varying minority groups. But think about this: No one has challenged the men appointed to the City Planning Commission.

July 09, 2007 9:01 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Ahhh. it is a fact Mayor cheated. No one questioned Sabrina. The masses question THE MAN. get it THE MAN is the problem. get over it feminist. The truth hurts. Why is it so out of reach for a Man to have an affair with a smart and hungry business woman?

July 09, 2007 11:07 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

If he did do the name change as a credit scam - did he then start his new credit under a new - which would be fraudulent, forged - social security number?

July 12, 2007 3:46 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

He should really learn to keep it in his pants if he intends to "actually"
help this city he's got to learn that he was assigned that job to fix the city and make sure it flourishes not sleep around.

July 12, 2007 11:00 PM  

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