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That powerful elected office a candidate held years ago? California voters won't see it when they mark their 2018 ballot

Of all his former political posts, Antonio Villaraigosa is most widely known for serving eight years as mayor of Los Angeles, a powerful position that he’s counting on voters to remember as they scan next year’s ballot in the race for governor. Except he can’t call himself the former mayor. His...

Poll: Newsom, Villaraigosa lead pack in California governor's race as Feinstein's reelection bid is sailing

Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom and former Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa top the field in California’s race for governor, according to a new poll by the Public Policy Institute of California. Meanwhile, Sen. Dianne Feinstein has a dominate lead in her bid for reelection. But a third of likely voters...

Caracas mayor asks for political asylum in Spain

The mayor of Caracas, a staunch opponent of Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro, has applied for political asylum in Spain after fleeing to Madrid over the weekend, the Spanish government said Friday. Antonio Ledezma, 62, "asked for...Show More Summary

Antonio Villaraigosa left the mayor's office 'with no job, no house, no car.' Here's how he made millions since then

A glimpse at Villaraigosa's tax returns shows how he's made millions since he left the mayor's office - and how he's still paying for personal foibles and remains connected with the Hollywood red carpets he once enjoyed walking.

In Madrid, Caracas mayor vows to fight Venezuela regime

The mayor of Caracas, a staunch opponent of Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro who fled to Spain over the weekend, vowed Monday to battle against the president's regime, warning him to "get ready". Antonio Ledezma, 62, arrived in Madrid...Show More Summary

Ousted Caracas mayor arrives in Madrid after fleeing house arrest

The former mayor of Caracas, a staunch opponent of Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro, arrived in Madrid early Saturday after escaping house arrest and fleeing to Colombia. Antonio Ledezma, 62, managed to cross the border on Friday,...Show More Summary

Ousted Caracas mayor reaches Spain after fleeing Venezuela

Ousted Caracas Mayor Antonio Ledezma has arrived in Madrid a day after he escaped from house arrest in Venezuela and slipped past security forces into Colombia. Ledezma's flight from Bogota … Click to Continue »

Ousted Caracas mayor flees house arrest, heads to Europe

3 weeks agoNews : The Cutline

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Ousted Caracas Mayor Antonio Ledezma said he plans to take his fight against Venezuela's socialist government to Europe after he escaped house arrest and fled to Colombia on Friday. The flight was an apparent embarrassment for security forces who had been keeping close watch over one of Venezuela's most prominent opposition leaders.

Ousted Caracas mayor flees house arrest, arrives in Colombia in 'movie-like' escape

Ousted Caracas Mayor Antonio Ledezma escaped house arrest and fled to Colombia on Friday, an apparent embarrassment for security forces who had been keeping close watch over one of Venezuela's most prominent opposition leaders. Colombian immigration authorities said in a statement that Ledezma...

Caracas mayor in Colombia after escaping house arrest

Caracas mayor Antonio Ledezma, a key opponent of President Nicolas Maduro, arrived in neighboring Colombia Friday after escaping house arrest in the Venezuelan capital. "My voice is joining a chorus of Venezuelans who have asked for help from Colombia," Ledezma told reporters after arriving in the Colombian border town of Cucuta. Show More Summary

Dodgers Winning World Series 'Great for America,' Says Former L.A. Mayor

2 months agoPop Culture / Celebrity : TMZ.com

A Dodgers World Series would be a HUGE win for the entire country -- so says longtime L.A. Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa?.  Not that he's biased or anything. We got Mayor V -- who was in office from '05 to '13 -- out at Craig's...…

San Antonio Rejects Amazon Before Amazon Can Reject San Antonio

2 months agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Pre-emption. by Katie Herzog San Antonio to Bezos: We don't want your stinking balls. David Ryder/Getty Images San Antonio Mayor Ron Nirenberg announced this week that the city is no longer interested in hosting Amazon's second headquarters,...Show More Summary

Don't let election-year politics lay waste to a crucial industry

During election season, parochial politics can trump sound public policy. Earlier this month Mayor Bill de Blasio—in a deal with Brooklyn Councilman Antonio Reynoso—endorsed legislation... To view the full story, click the title lin...

Veep Mike Pence Travels To Texas To Step In As Consoler-In-Chief

Julian Castro, the former San Antonio mayor and former Secretary of Housing and Urban Development under President Barack Obama, gave Vice President Mike Pence a gold star for today’s visit to hurricane ravaged areas of Texas. Immediately...Show More Summary

Former L.A. Mayor Takes Shot at Scooter Braun, Gavin Newsom in Cali Governor's Race

4 months agoPop Culture / Celebrity : TMZ.com

One of the leading contenders for the Democrats in the next California gubernatorial election has just taken aim at his archrival, using Scooter Braun to fire the shot. Former L.A. Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa has just reacted to the TMZ story, in…

IT’S ON: Kamala Harris Will Be ‘Knocking on Doors in Iowa.’ Former Los Angeles Mayor Antonio

IT’S ON: Kamala Harris Will Be ‘Knocking on Doors in Iowa.’ Former Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa (D.) said California Sen. Kamala Harris (D.) will be “knocking on doors in Iowa,” indicating Saturday he expects she will run for president. Villaraigosa, who is running for Governor of California in 2018, was asked by MSNBC host […]

Are You Ready For President Kamala Harris In 2020?

With Donald Trump circling the drain, we might as well start thinking about 2020! And former El Lay mayor Antonio Villaraigosa just gave us a big name to follow: Kamala Harris. Currently a California freshman Senator, Harris apparently plans to launch a presidential run in 2020 — at least according to Villaraigosa! Related: Al Franken Breaks Down Trump's [...]

TEXAS: “Atheism Causes Poverty” Former San Antonio Mayor Files For Unemployment After Losing Election

4 months agoLGBT / Gay : Joe. My. God.

The San Antonio Express-News reports: Mayor Ivy Taylor, soon after she lost her June runoff, filed a claim for unemployment benefits from the city of San Antonio through the Texas Workforce Commission, sources said. The city contacted...Show More Summary

Hollywood picks Gavin Newsom over Antonio Villaraigosa in California's race for governor

As mayor of Los Angeles, Antonio Villaraigosa built relationships in Hollywood: He sought the counsel of studio heads, fought for state tax credits to keep film and television production in the city and mingled with celebrities on the red carpet at glitzy film premieres and HBO parties. In return,...

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