Antonio Villaraigosa’s romantic exposure in Chevalier’s bookstore with TV reporter Lu Parker has many people in LA confused – because he’s been keeping steady company for at least the past year with ANOTHER Latina beauty – Mara Granderson. Mara, our spies tell us, is NOT a reporter, she is a businesswoman – specifically a real estate agent/investor. She and Antonio have been seen side by side at numerous events – most recently they worked the room together at Nancy Davis’s Race to Erase MS charity dinner on May 9. Although they’ve appeared countless times in public and in photos together, this steady “undercover” romance wasn’t publicized. The mayor and Mara were perceived by social and political friends to be an “ideal couple” destined for a future together. But something happened in the past few weeks and they parted ways. Was the Chevalier incident a ploy by Antonio to get Mara’s attention? Stay tuned. (The photo above was taken at a charity event at the Peninsula Hotel in November – Mara is standing between the Mayor and celebrity stylist George Blodwell. Note where the Mayor’s hand is.)


Posted by Janet on June 3, 2009

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  1. By IVY
    On June 3, 2009 at


  2. By Anonymous
    On June 3, 2009 at

    Janet, imho, this is the worst, longest, most boring article that you have ever put on. Who are these people and who cares.

  3. By Anonymous
    On June 3, 2009 at

    I agree this guy is such a sleeze, he is an embarrassment to my people. I really detest when people vote based on race because this guy looked like a dog but he seemed straight for a long time and then he started having an affair with that latin female reporter that he ended up leaving his wife for and she ended up getting fired from her job for messing with the mayor. he disgusts me I wonder what other shenanigans he is up to.
    his last name is a combination of his last name Villa and his former wife’s last name Raygoza. I wonder why neither of them has dropped the others last name?

  4. By Anonymous
    On June 3, 2009 at

    Just when Latin people are on a high with the Supreme Court nomination you have to publicize this dirt bag. He is so disgusting and slimy he makes my skin crawl. I hope people vote his butt out of office when election time comes around. I’m surprised he has not been hit with many paternity suits from all the women he must have fooled around with in the past. Can’t wait until he fades from the limelight and go crawl back under the rock that he came from.

  5. By Anonymous
    On June 3, 2009 at

    He has the governorship in his sights as if Rino Ahhhhnold hasn’t completely bankrupt the state enough.
    Obama will force all other states to BAIL OUT Caleeeeeeefornia.
    We are doomed.
    Bam is worse than Carter and Bush together.

  6. By Laura
    On June 3, 2009 at

    This guy is a disaster! I moved to LA two years ago from Miami. Both are horribly run cities. Antonio is an embarassment to the city and I think to the Democrat party. You’re right – he wants to run for Governor. it will be either him or the other disaster from San Fran – Gavin Newson. Dear God – what a choice!

  7. By Lenny
    On June 3, 2009 at

    California is a big cesspool of liberals spending and taxing the hell out of the people. Antonio, is following Gavin by screwing over his wife for a shot of tail.

  8. By Anonymous
    On June 3, 2009 at

    that guy George is a special guy I have spoken to him at parties on numerous occasions I can’t imagine why he would be seen with the mayor they are chalk and cheese, he has a heart as big as Texas and Antonio should be a ranch hand in Texas.

  9. By Strom
    On June 4, 2009 at

    Unfortunately blacksvote for any black, no mater how sleazy. Even more unfortunately it looks like legal and illegal hispanics also cast a vote based only on race.
    Remember when Los Angeles was a neat city, not full of illegals?

  10. By gerard vandenberg
    On June 4, 2009 at


  11. By Anonymous
    On June 4, 2009 at

    The country has gone third world and communist thanks to corrupt politicians on both sides.
    Change, has not been for the better.
    The Late Great USA.

  12. By Anonymous
    On June 4, 2009 at

    Strom you are an idiot I know plenty of black people who would never vote for jesse jackson or al sharpton, a lot of people in the black community are more intelligent than you give them credit for. They know good ol’ al and jesse are jokes. no doubt you are a bigot, white trash loser. in all ethnicities you usually find that the educated people dont hold your beliefs. and btw since a lot of the south west was part of mexico there has always been large populations of mexicans in these states, legal or illegal and btw you guys should be thankful for a lot of the illegal population that come to america to do the jobs no one else would do here not even a black person would do those jobs, picking fruit for 12-14 hours a day and in some cases not even getting paid minimum wage. in california if all migrant workers / hispanic workers stopped working it would shut down the state and that is a fact! the other thing being is that when people refer to illegals in this country that always point the fingers to the Mexican population when in fact many illegals come here from el salvador, guatemala, columbia and other central and south american countries. is there more mexicans? of course but that is only because mexico is a direct neighbor to the US as someone who did marketing for the southern cali region and needed to understand the demographic of its constituents I can tell you that 52% of the people in southern cali are of Mexican descent and nearly 20% are other hispanics now when you look at the incarcarated statistics especially for violent crimes its central americans that are in those cells, ie; the guy that killed chandra levy was salvadorean. I would also like to know why when speaking of illegal immigration no one every mentions the chinese and other asians that come here illegaly and work in the sweat shops and only invest money in to illegal asian businesses and communities that do not report all of their earnings to the US Treasury and they also manufacture a lot of the fake goods / knockoffs you see out there like those fake louis vuitton, gucci, nike, rocawear and other name brand goods, therefore robbing healthy american businesses and peddling junk. open your eyes our country needs illegal immigration just like it needs crime, if there were no crime a lot of cops, judges, court workers, jails would be out of business and not as much money would be circulating in washington and local governments to keep these politicians wallets fat and if there were no illegal immigrants you wouldnt need all the jobs generated by the immigration department and also all those documents and applications these immigrants submit to the courts to try and become legal, its all just a big money game with the politicians reaping all the rewards living in the big houses, driving those S600’s sending their 11yr old kids to $40k a year tuition private schools so that they can learn to rape the american people from the very best. Isnt america great.

  13. By Anonymous
    On June 5, 2009 at

    You’re welcome to leave anytime.

  14. By Anonymous
    On June 5, 2009 at

    Mara, is a money hungry, back stabbing B#%$#. What a perfect couple.

  15. By Anonymous
    On June 5, 2009 at

    no one is trying to leave, I prefer to exploit the situation since there are so many gulible to take advantage of here.

  16. By Strom
    On June 5, 2009 at

    Anonymous really was on a soapbox…..but certainly right about ALL Illegal Immigrants….American govt. has really let the people down in that respect…..millions of AMERICANS are out of work, now is the time to clean the illegals out.

  17. By Kwame Granderson
    On June 5, 2009 at

    That guy stole my woman! 🙁

  18. By B Bobby
    On June 5, 2009 at

    Wasn’t mayor Henry Chavez of San Antonio also embroilled in a similar affair that cost him money and a shot at fame and a higher office.
    Luckily J Lo didn’t know, she would have dropped Puffy Combs like a lump of black coal and headed to the bed of the politicians.

  19. By Moshe
    On June 6, 2009 at

    I think his name was Henry Cisneros. His career was kaput. This may be the babe’s only shot at fame, she doesn’t look like a brainy one.

  20. By Anonymous
    On June 8, 2009 at

    If you had any backbone you would state your name because she has done nothing but make me money. you sound a bit jealous. Hang in there you day will come.

  21. By Anonymous
    On June 8, 2009 at

    I know first hand of all the people Mara screwed over with her company.

  22. By Anonymous
    On June 11, 2009 at

    I happen to be one of Mara’s employees. She has always encouraged us to improve ourselves personally and otherwise. most of her employees were hired because she simply wanted to give them an opportunity as a result of their eagerness to improve their lives. Mara offered to pay for us to get our licenses which she paid for and only one or two actually completed. I have worked for her for numerous years and her clients have been incredibly loyal. You’re either a terminated employee or a client that wants to blame her for the global economic crash. Amazing that she could solely orchestrate the crash of the world economy.

  23. By jack frost
    On September 11, 2010 at



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