He extended his hand to Rouda and introduced himself as Antonio.“I look at him and go, ‘I know who you are. “I knew he was not going to visit an elderly Jewish woman with wine and food,” she said.
Rouda, a self-described news junkie, said she recalled the chance encounter because it was the night before the funeral of Rosa Parks in Detroit, which she saw reported on television and noticed that Villaraigosa had attended.
On Tuesday, prompted by a report in the Daily News of Los Angeles, Villaraigosa officially confirmed what had long been whispered around City Hall.“I have a relationship with Ms.
Salinas, and I take full responsibility for my actions,” he said at a news conference after a swearing-in ceremony for school board members at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion downtown.
Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa tells reporters, “I have a relationship with Ms.
(Mirthala) Salinas, and I take full responsibility for my actions.” Salinas was an evening anchor for Telemundo, Channel 52. on June 8, Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa issued a terse statement announcing that he and his wife, Corina, were separating after 20 years of marriage.
Asked Tuesday whether Salinas is pregnant, Villaraigosa said: “I can tell you emphatically that that question is outrageous and the answer is no, she is not pregnant.”Villaraigosa is not the first politician to be linked to Salinas.
In the meantime, Villaraigosa and Salinas crossed paths professionally over the next year.Telemundo 52 reporter Mirthala Salinas, top left in red, at a news conference by Villaraigosa outside Gov. Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa arrives for a news conference about his relationship with Telemundo newscaster Mirthala Salinas.Schwarzenegger’s office in Sacramento on June 20, 2006, when the mayor was stumping for a bill that would give him more control over the L. He was at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion to attend the swearing-in ceremony for the Los Angeles school board.Then in September 2006, Villaraigosa played a direct role in the medical care of Salinas’ mother, Yolanda Avila Fernandez, who was being treated for cancer at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, according to sources familiar with her case.The mayor consulted with doctors on a regular basis and appeared in Fernandez’s hospital room with her family on the eighth floor of the complex’s north tower, serving as an emotional anchor and an unofficial spokesman for Salinas and her siblings.