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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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