Villaraigosa's Next Big Move? Venice, Apparently
It's anyone's guess where Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa will land when he leaves office and looks for a new gig. It's not even clear if he'll be able to pay his bills. But one clue about his future is emerging.
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The man who has lived in the official mayoral residence, Getty House, in recent years appears to want to move to Venice when he leaves office July 1:
Every other yuppie in L.A. wants to move to the coastal community, too: Abbott Kinney Boulevard has turned into a Boutique Row where surfboards are used as decor and Silicon Beach is no place to ride waves.
Million-dollar homes abound.
LA Observed broke the news last night that our outgoing mayor wants to be a part of the westward migration.
His spokeswoman, Vicki Curry, didn't exactly deny it, either. She said, in part, that "he wants to live there."
Don't we all.
To be a bachelor ex-mayor in a booming beach town sounds idyllic. He'll rack up way more successes on the boardwalk than he did in City Hall, that's for sure.