Full coverage: Mayor Villaraigosa's relationship

Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa acknowledged he's in a relationship with Telemundo TV news anchorwoman Mirthala Salinas (above, left). The revelation comes a month after he announced he was separating from his wife. Scroll down for the latest coverage.

September 25, 2007

Telemundo reassigns mayor's girlfriend

Television newscaster Mirthala Salinas, who was suspended without pay for two months in August after her affair with Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa became public, is scheduled to return to work Monday. But she won't be taking up her old job as a fill-in anchor on evening newscasts for KVEA-TV Channel 52.

July 24, 2007

Telemundo yet to question the mayor

Nearly three weeks after Telemundo executives launched an inquiry into Channel 52 anchor Mirthala Salinas' relationship with Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, station officials have yet to ask him about it, Villaraigosa said Monday.

Seeking to repair image

July 10, 2007

Seeking to repair image

After ducking public appearances for nearly a week, Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa returned to the limelight Monday only to be pummeled with indelicate questions about his affair with a television newscaster.

July 9, 2007

George Skelton: Losing faith in an unfaithful mayor

Actor Tom Hanks had a great line in the movie "A League of Their Own." Playing the crusty manager of a women's baseball team, he berates one member into tears and shouts: "There's no crying! There's no crying in baseball."

July 7, 2007


Prying eyes at City Hall

THIS column is about Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and his love life, but give us a minute to get there:

July 7, 2007

Villaraigosa affair may not be one to remember

Larry Gerston believes that Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa may have written the first lines of his political obituary this week by acknowledging a long-running affair with a television newscaster who covered City Hall.

July 6, 2007

The State

Mayor's lover placed on leave

Spanish-language broadcaster Telemundo placed newscaster Mirthala Salinas on paid leave Thursday while it carries out an investigation into whether she breached journalistic ethics by having a relationship with someone she covered: Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa.

July 6, 2007

Points West

Steve Lopez: We laugh, cry, hiss at 'Perils of Antonio'

Who needs telenovelas when you have Los Angeles City Hall?

July 4, 2007

Points West

Steve Lopez: At L.A. City Hall, the summer of love

At Cal State L.A. on Tuesday, Jaime Regalado was fielding a steady stream of e-mails, almost all of them from women who've had it with the Don Juan who calls himself our mayor.

Mayor reveals romantic link with TV newscaster

July 4, 2007

Mayor reveals romantic link with TV newscaster

At 4 p.m. 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.

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