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Posts Tagged ‘Mayor Villaraigosa’

Mirthala Salinas and Mayor Villaraigosa: Does the Romance Cost the City?

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The LA Times dutifully kept the heat on Telemundo temptress Mirthala Salinas and Mayor Villaraigosa, sort of. As Mickey Kaus points out, the LAT considers her the victim, with the last line in the piece:

“She is a community figure; people relate to her and respect her,” said Rochelle Newman-Carrasco, chief executive of Enlace, an L.A. communications marketing firm that specializes in Latino media. “Spanish-language news anchors are not just readers of the news. They are the voice of the community; they are advocates for the community and role models.

Passing quickly over the role model part, Luke Ford wonders why dating politicans is worthy of respect. Mayor Sams’ commentors agree, in their fashion.

Eric Longabardi, of ERSNews, has the latest on a female security officer hand-picked by Villaraigosa, who also assures AP’s Michael Blood that no tax-payer monies have paid for nookie, locations for nookie, transport for nookie, but security during nookie? That’s a different story.

Poor Andres Martinez. Remember him–the op-ed section guy who dated a woman in PR, whose client he tapped to guest-edit a section, and his semi-conflict of interest problem? The LA Times wasn’t very concerned about his career.

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Villaraigosa/Salinas in Pictures

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Wondering exactly when Mirthala Salinas and Mayor Villaraigosa met? ERS News (which really needs to learn the joys of permalinks) had a handy photo essay, with some mighty interesting shots.

And how odd that it took this scandal to get the Mayor to finally do something about the city’s pot-holes?

Catch up with Connie Bruck’s New Yorker profile.

The Mayor, the Mistress(es) and the Media

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The Gateway Pundit is all over the newest addition to the Mayor’s alleged harem: fashion designer and LA Planning Commissioner Sabrina Kay. There’s a translation of the Korean-language Sunday Journal’s 2006 piece about their trip to Korea.

The LA Times loves the multicultural community–will they notice this angle to the story? Or is the paper all done? If so, George Skelton didn’t get the memo. Looking the other way seems to be the MO for the MSM.

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Villaraigosa’s Staff Knew About Affair With Salinas: Tax Dollars at Work?

Tabloid Baby, who really can’t let go of a story, reports that surprise! Mayor Villaraigosa was unable to attend the Pacific Palisades Fourth of July Parade. He was, uh, otherwise engaged. Idle thought: Rocky Delgadillo must be grinning from ear to ear.

Speaking of busy, how did Antonio-our-ownio manage to appear all over town and still keep Mirthala Salinas smiling? The LA Times claims that his staff knew about the affair for months.

November 2005 Villaraigosa was spotted at Salinas’ Sherman Oaks condo complex.

March 20, 2006 Salinas in NYC, covering Villaraigosa, talking educational reform with Mayor Bloomberg.

June 2006, Salinas in Sacramento, covering Villaraigosa as he lobbied for support of his LAUSD takeover. Photos of the two are taken, causing worry among his staff about leaks of the growing relationship.

September 2006 Villaraigosa is regularly seen at Cedars-Sinai, visiting Salinas’ mother, a cancer patient there.

December 2006 Villaraigosa loses his Deputy Mayor for Communications, Cecile Ablack. Hmmm. Sean Clegg, part of the inner circle takes over the job.

Perhaps the Mayor should have stayed with photo-ops like this.

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