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Midweek Update

June 23rd, 2010 · 4 Comments

It has been a busy week, and I haven’t had as much time to devote to blogging as I would like, but here are some items that I think everyone should be reading this week: 1. The now infamous Rolling Stone profile of General McChrystal. This is a must read. It’s very well done, and […]

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Update on Esteban Nuñez Case — Jury Selection Begins Tomorrow — UPDATED Nuñez pleads guilty to manslaughter!

May 3rd, 2010 · 4 Comments

Many people come to the blog looking for updates on the Esteban Nuñez murder case because it brought out some public reaction from Latino politicians in California. And of course, Esteban’s father is Fabian Nuñez, former Speaker of the Assembly and currently a partner in the high profile Mercury Public Affairs up in Sacramento. I […]

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Tags: Antonio Villaraigosa · Crime · Fabian Núñez

The Tables Keep Turning on Esteban Nuñez, Son of Former CA Assembly Speaker

March 6th, 2010 · 4 Comments

A few weeks ago, I blogged about how former California Assembly Speaker Fabian Nuñez pulled papers to run for state treasurer in 2014. I speculated that whether we see Fabian Nuñez re-emerge in elected office will depend largely upon what happens with his son’s murder trail, which is scheduled to begin in May. Well, another […]

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Tags: Antonio Villaraigosa · CA State Senator Gloria Romero · Crime · Fabian Núñez

Monday, First of March Musings

March 1st, 2010 · 5 Comments

Happy Monday & Happy March! There are a few items that I will be blogging about this week, but in the never ending search for new material, I came across this piece regarding Latinos and the “tea party movement.” Essentially, Latinos have become the perfect scapegoats for the Tea Partiers. Here’s the latest video from […]

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Tags: Antonio Villaraigosa · California Assembly Speaker John Perez · community organizing and activism · Education · Hillary Clinton · racism

Mayor Villaraigosa tries acting (in case you missed it)

February 17th, 2010 · 2 Comments

As was mentioned last month, Mayor Villaraigosa had a cameo appearance on the soap opera All My Children. Since I don’t watch television, I had to catch it online. This morning the local NPR station in LA was saying that Villaraigosa and Councilman Garcetti appeared on the soap because it had recently moved to Los […]

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Villaraigosa tries acting opposite Susan Lucci!

January 15th, 2010 · 5 Comments

We have discussed Mayor Villaraigosa (or Villar as many of you like to call him) and his penchant for jet setting and hanging out with celebrities. Back in March of last year, the AP even did an article asking if Villaraigosa was a “Hollywood hype” or a “heavy hitter” that we subsequently blogged about. Well, […]

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End up week update: Villaraigosa for Senate?, Joe Baca and Tiger Woods, + More!

December 10th, 2009 · 19 Comments

It has been a busy week, but here are some items that I have been following in the past few days. This piece from the Huffington Post caught my attention about Villar (as many like to call him) or Mayor V. It speculates that Villar may be holding out to run for the Senate in […]

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Tags: Antonio Villaraigosa · Congressman Joe Baca · Supreme Court

Interesting Commentary about Mayor Villaraigosa

November 2nd, 2009 · 17 Comments

Mayor Villaraigosa, arguably one of the most visible Latino mayors in the US, has been the subject of some interesting commentary lately. Most notably, he has been in the news because of the departure of Police Chief Bratton, who was considered popular and successful. I actually had an opportunity to meet Police Chief Bratton some […]

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