Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa Watch: Has Mirthala Salinas Moved into Getty House?

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Getty House is the official residence of the Mayor of Los Angeles

ERS News reports Mirthala and Mayor Villaraigosa are spending alot of time at Getty House, the Mayor’s official residence.

The Mayor’s wife, Corina, and their children reportedly have moved back to the family Mount Washington residence in East Los Angeles.

The Mayor and Ms. Salinas can do what they like but isn’t this a little quick – especially with the Mayor’s divorce pending?

Shoe shopping is one thing but living at the official City Mansion is well – classless.

Update:

Ana Garcia of KNBC Channel 4 Los Angeles has a piece on tonight’s news. She asks the Mayor directly to supply his public records which were requested by Garcia and KNBC News weeks ago and which have been blocked by his attorneys.

The video is here.

Is that Anita Moreno in his security detail attempting to block Ana Garcia from asking the Mayor questions? Or who is it?

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City Councilman Antonio Villaraigosa is interviewed by reporter Mirthala Salinas of Telemundo at Factor’s Famous Deli on May 19, 2005 in Los Angeles

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Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa Watch: Mayor Denies Affair With Anita Moreno #2

Posted 6 CommentsPosted in Anita Moreno, Antonio Villaraigosa, California, LAPD, Los Angeles, Mirthala Salinas, Telemundo

OFFICER ANITA MORENO WITH MAYOR VILLARAIGOSA OCTOBER 2005

Graphic Courtesy of ERS News

Eric Leonard of KFI Radio reports the denial again. On the John and Ken Show yesterday afternoon Leonard mentioned the jealousy of some officers that Moreno gained advancement to the Mayor’s Security Detail as a policy motivation to advance this rumor.

A Flapsblog commenter had this:

You guys have the wrong photos for Anita Moreno! The photos you have are of Ofr. Norma Stang … and SHE has been a legitimate member of LAPD Metro for 4-5 years. She never bypassed any of the normal testing procedures and did NOT stay on the Mayor’s detail (for obvious reasons.) You are tarnishing Ofr. Stang’s stellar reputation by mistakenly representing that she is Anita Moreno!

Now, Flap is confused.

Is this Stang or Moreno? And why is the LAPD being so quiet?

Here is the photo from Eric Leonard:

An LAPD officer assigned to the Mayor’s protective detail monitors a public appearance last week.

Looks like the same person to Flap.

From Leonard:

L.A. Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa has denied a rumor he had another affair with an attractive LAPD officer assigned to his protective detail.

“Absolutely false,” Villaraigosa said.

The officer — already named in other news reports — was transferred to the bodyguard unit from a training division assignment in 2005, according to department records obtained by KFI NEWS under the California Public Records Act.

End of story?

Flap doesn’t think so.

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Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa Watch: Mayor Denies Affair With LAPD Officer Anita Moreno

Posted 9 CommentsPosted in Anita Moreno, Antonio Villaraigosa, California, LAPD, Los Angeles, Mirthala Salinas, Telemundo

OFFICER ANITA MORENO WITH MAYOR VILLARAIGOSA OCTOBER 2005

Graphic Courtesy of ERS News

Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa has denied an affair with Anita Moren an LAPD officer assigned to his security detail, Eric Leonard reports:

L.A. Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa has denied a rumor he had another affair with an attractive LAPD officer assigned to his protective detail.

The officer — already named in other news reports — was transferred to the bodyguard unit from a training division assignment in 2005, according to department records obtained by KFI NEWS under the California Public Records Act.

Ok, fair enough.

But, why was Officer Anita Moreno transferred to the protective bodyguard detail?

And is this the normal protocol for selecting Mayor’s security officers?

A denial is one thing but note the half-stonewall.

Will Officer Moreno answer questions from the press?

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Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa Watch: Anita Moreno and the Mayor? #2 Did the Mayor Request Latina Security?

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OFFICER ANITA MORENO WITH MAYOR VILLARAIGOSA OCTOBER 2005

Graphic Courtesy of ERS News

Luke Ford has four audio clips of a Sunday 5 PM KABC interview by Rob Nelson with ERS News‘ Eric Longabardi where he states:

During the 5 p.m. show, Eric says the mayor specifically requested that women on his security detail be Latina.

Attractive latina Anita Moreno skipped the normal process to get on the mayor’s security detail, presumably upon the request of the mayor.

Eric: “The attitude within the Spanish-language media is that Villaraigosa is their guy. He’s on their team. The slack they give him is over the line… They give journalistic heads-up way out of line…telling him in advance of questions so he doesn’t get side-swiped.”

Audio Clip # 1 is here: where Lonabardi discusses expenditure of public funds when Mayor Villar had his security detail present while he met Telemundo’s Mirthala Salinas for their persoanl relationship.

Audio Clip #2 is here: Lonabardi discusses the Mayor’s security detail and how LAPD officers are normally chosen from the Metro Division and Anita Moreno was not and had to be specifically requested from the Mayor. The LAPD and Mayor’s office will NOT explain why; and favorable press treatment of Mayor Villar from the Hispanic Spanish language media, for example, giving a journalistic heads up to Mayor Villar such as the questions prior to an interview.

Audio Clip #3 is here: Lonabardi discusses how sources in the Spanish language media have come to him and want this Mayoral preferential press treatment exposed in the media because it violates journalistic ethics. They welcome the Mayor’s exposure so it will stop.

Audio Clip #4 is here: Lonbardi discusses the Mayor’s program on Univision: “Villaraigosa on Your Side.” And journalistic ethics violations regarding this program which cross the line. Sources inside Telemundo told Lonbardi that it was well known that the Mayor was sleeping with Salinas and that Telemundo management was either incompetent or deaf, dumb and blind. It got to the point that Mirthala Salinas announced “on air” that the Mayor’s wife filed for divorce while she knew full well she was the “other woman” – and everyone at Telemundo knew it; a caller states the security detail issue is a non-issue because he always has his security with him whether he is visitng his mother or Mirthala Salinas. But, as Lonbardi explains, the Mayor is not the President of the United States and at the end of the day dispenses with his security detail. There are LAPD protocols where they Mayor may request a discharge of his security detail. So, he could have dismissed the detail prior to visiting with Mirthala Salinas but did not do so; Since the story about their affair broke two weeks ago, Mirthala Salinas has been hiding out and using a PR spokesperson arranged through the Mayor’s office and Ameriquest Corporation (a large campaign contributor of the Mayor and his former employer, while he was out of office).

During the course of a television interview on June 19, 2006, Villaraigosa walks with Salinas outside the state Capitol.

Stay tuned…….

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Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa Watch: Anita Moreno and the Mayor?

Posted 2 CommentsPosted in Antonio Villaraigosa, California, KNBC, LAPD, Los Angeles, Mirthala Salinas, Telemundo

OFFICER ANITA MORENO WITH MAYOR VILLARAIGOSA OCTOBER 2005

Graphic Courtesy of ERS News

Eric Longabardi has the story:

ERSNews has been investigating the alleged relationship of Mayor Villaraigosa and a female member of his LAPD security detail. The officer, who ERS/The Enterprise Report can reveal exclusively is 14-year LAPD veteran Anita Moreno, works on the Mayor’s protective security detail provided by the LAPD. Officer Moreno has previously worked for the LAPD’s Pacific Division and also for the training division of the LAPD over her long law enforcement career.

According to multiple sources, the mayor has had a relationship with officer Moreno of some kind. The exact nature of that relationship is still unknown. ERS sought comment from the LAPD, The Mayor’s office and directly from Ms. Moreno herself concerning any personal relationship she has had or does have with Mayor Villaraigosa. Prior to the publication of this report there was no response back to inquiries made by ERSNews from any of the contacted parties.

ERSNews has also confirmed that Officer Moreno has previously worked on the Mayor’s security detail dating as far back as late 2005. She is officially assigned to Chief Bratton’s office. According to the Chief’s office she is currently “on loan” to the Mayor’s office and ERSNews has confirmed she was working on the Mayor’s security detail as recent as today (7/20/07).

A week ago or so it was rumored over at Mayor Sam’s by an anonymous commenter that something may be up with the Mayor and a member of his security detail.

Also, that this person was “selected” by the Mayor to be on his security detail although she was not a member of the “Metro Division” from where the security detail officers usually are trained.

This story is weak because of the anonymous sourcing but Flap will put it out there because obvously somebody has been talking.

How about it readers? Anyone know the real poop on Anita Moreno and her REAL relationship to the Mayor?

LAPD Office Anita Moreno

Graphic courtesy of ERS News

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Antonio Villaraigosa Watch: Latinas Feel Betrayed As MORE Rumors Circulate; Update: More Women to Watch?

Posted 11 CommentsPosted in Antonio Villaraigosa, California, LAPD, Los Angeles, Mirthala Salinas, Sabrina Kay

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Los Angeles Mayor-elect Antonio R. Villaraigosa sits with his wife Corina as they listen to speakers from different faiths at the Interfaith Prayer Service for the Inauguration of Villaraigosa at the Cathedral of Our lady Queen of Angeles, in this Friday, July 1, 2005 photo, in Los Angeles. Villaraigosa, who is in the midst of divorce proceedings with his wife, acknowledged Tuesday, July 3, 2007 that he is in a relationship with a Spanish-language television reporter, Mirthala Salinas.

Latinas feel Antonio betrayed them

In Los Angeles parishes, women pray for the mayor

A black lace mantilla draped over her head, Matilda Salas knelt at a side altar of downtown’s Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels, immersed in solemn prayer, a rosary of black crystals clutched in her tiny hands.

When she finished, she carefully lit two votive candles, as she had done since Tuesday, the day she learned of Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa’s admitted extramarital affair.

“I light one candle for Antonio and one candle for (his wife),” said Salas, 56. “I pray that with God’s help, they find a way of reconciling.

“If they don’t, Antonio is lost. He is lost to his family. He is lost to himself. Most importantly, he is lost to God.”
For Salas, praying for the mayor is her way of handling her anger and disillusionment about his affair – an affront she, like a lot of Latinas, is taking personally.

So much of an affront, political analysts say, that it threatens his longtime core support: Latinas for whom Villaraigosa was once the Latino prodigal son.

Let’s recap while the prayers are oozing forth for Mayor Villaraigosa in Los Angeles:

Remember Los Angeles Latino leaders being nonplussed with Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa’s admission of an affair with Telemundo Channel 52 political reporter Mirthala Salinas.

And you remember yesterday mornings rumor that it was Salinas who “gave up” the Mayor because he was having an affair with yet another woman.

Mayor Antonio Villaragiosa’s affair with Mirthala Salinas was disclosed by Salinas herself because Mayor Villaraigosa was having an affair with another woman – unnamed Korean female developer.

The story goes that the “girlfriend” of a particular member of the City Council has “disclosed” that it was none other than Mirthala Salinas herself who allegedly leaked news of the affair she was having with the Mayor. Salinas’ motivation? The Mayor had allegedly already moved on to a new relationship with an unnamed Korean female developer – and as they say “hell hath no fury like a woman scorned.” (One of our readers posted a similar claim.)

And apparently it was the rumored relationship with the developer – and not necessarily Salinas – that was the final straw for Corina Raigosa, prompting her to file for divorce.

Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa’s admission that he has a relationship with TV anchor Mirthala Salinas comes less than a month after he announced his separation from his wife of two decades, Corina Villaraigosa. She filed for divorce the next day.

Mirthala Salinas who was a political report for Telemundo Channel 52 in Los Angeles that is owned by NBC-Universal was placed on leave pending an ethics investigation. It seems Mayor Villaraigosa was not the only politician with whom she has had a “personal relationship” as well as a professional news media one.

Mirthala Salinas, a Telemundo newswoman, interviews L.A. Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa at the state Capitol on June 21, 2006. Villaraigosa has now acknowledged that he has “a relationship” with Salinas.

And then there was yesterday’s rumor about Sabrina Kay, the Los Angeles City Planning Commissioner being the “other woman” to the Villaraigosa – Salinas Affair.

Los Angeles City Planning Commissioner and Philanthropist Sabrina Kay

This morning Gateway pundit has more about the Sabrina Kay affair:

Sabrina Kay was invited to Mayor Villagairosa’s inauguration but they say they have known each other for 10 years.

Kay is a fashion designer who is also serving as a commissioner of the Los Angeles City Planning Commission(?)

Back in October 2006 the Korean Sunday Journal wrote this about Sabrina Kay and Mayor Villaraigosa and their trip together to Korea:

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The translation:

Sabrina Kay (Chung Hee Kim) is an influential Korean-American designer in L.A. She’s also a long-time political ally of Villaraigosa, going back to when he was in the California state legislature, when she hosted fundraising parties for him. Recently, since his election as mayor, Villaraigosa brought Kay with him (and about 10 others) on a visit to China, Japan, and Korea. This was in the fall of 2006. Although the visit was supposedly for the purpose of attracting Asian investment in LA, the article’s sources say the trip was not well planned, did not result in meetings with Korea’s most important corporate leaders, and did not bring in any significant investment for LA. The paper wonders what was the mayor’s intention of visiting Korea.

The one memorable event was when Villaraigosa appeared as a model in Sabrina Kay’s fashion show wearing her clothing (pictured above). The fashion show was sponsored by the Hyundai Dept. Store. It was meant to promote LA’s fashion industry.

The tour generated considerable gossip. One source says the article doesn’t quite say the gossip was of a romantic nature. Another source says the article rumors that Kay is the mayor’s mistress. The article suggests that the mayor was giving Kay a lot of free publicity, by implying an endorsement.

The article also wonders how Kay, a fashion designer, landed in the LA Planning Commission position.

So, there appears to be some sort of relationship here between the Mayor and one of his Planning Commissioners, but what is it?

Did Mirthala Salinas “OUT” the Mayor because of her “FAILED” affair with the Mayor? Or did someone else?

But, wait you ask? Where is the Mayor? Why is he not answering these questions?

Better yet why is the MSM and in particular the Los Angeles Times not covering this story and asking the HARD questions?

Are they protecting him? This piece may shed some light.

At a banquet in Shanghai China the LA Planning Commissioner, Sabrian Kay, stands by her mayor

Back to the Latinas of Los Angeles and the praying:

Latinas on the Eastside and in northeast Los Angeles forgave Villaraigosa’s 1994 extramarital affair after he and wife Corina reconciled, and they became a formidable contingent of his two mayoral campaigns – efforts in which Villaraigosa made his family life and values a key element of his appeal.

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.

Flap does not think it is so debatable. Multiple affairs at different times of his marriage with multiple women at the same time. Two children born from two different unmarried women previous to his marriage – Flap never heard this during this campaign against Mayor Jimmy Hahn.

Do you see a pattern here?

And now, a Flap commenter is hinting at Mayor Villaraigosa dating an LAPD officer on his security detail:

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.

And this is not the first time this was mentioned in the blogs (H/T Luke Ford).

Anyone out there from the LAPD have the story?

During the course of a television interview on June 19, 2006, Villaraigosa walks with Salinas outside the state Capitol.

Update:

Luke Ford has the poop on more possible women with “personal relationships” with the Mayor:

Cecile Ablack
Tina Choi, planning commissioner

Unnamed Deputy on mayor’s security detail

Cynthia Ruiz (president of the Board of Public Works of the City of Los Angeles)

Celine Cordero (Homeland security for Los Angeles)

Jennie Carreon de Lacey (LAUSD school administrator)

Patricia Higuera (more, more) Pregnant Latina La Raza Activist Attorney

Haco HoangPolicy analyst for mayor, Poli Sci prof gets smashed on this thread

Serena Zeise, Special Assistant to the Mayor.

Anyone heard yet from the LAPD?
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