La Opinion’s Ask Antonio

Since January, La Opinion (the Spanish-language LA daily with perhaps the largest non-English circulation in the U.S.) has been running “Alcalde, yo pregunto…” (Mayor, I ask you…)  The paper solicits questions online— I can’t tell if there’s an analog/dead tree component– I bet so. It’s no blog–we can only see the three questions the paper selects and submits to the mayor, but its fun.  The question that Cecilio Orellana asks– and Antonio Villarigosa answers– is tougher than most of the softballs I see lobbed at Mayor Daley from Chicago’s professional press corps:

Usted está perdiendo la batalla por el control del LAUSD; también perdió la lucha por la candidatura de los Juegos Olímpicos y las pandillas siguen haciendo de las suyas. ¿Ha perdido brillo la estrella de Villaraigosa después de un arranque muy prometedor?

(For more on LA’s mayor, Connie Bruck has a well-timed profile in the New Yorker.)

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