The Los Angeles Business Journal's Howard Fine reports (pay only) this week that councilman Antonio Villaraigosa "appeared to be leaning strongly" toward entering the race for mayor. In an interview, Villaraigosa told Fine he had originally intended to serve his full first term on the council, but that he's getting many requests to run in a rematch against Jim Hahn. “There’s a sense that something is missing in the current leadership, that there just doesn’t seem to be the energy and the vision that people are looking for in a great city,” Villaraigosa said.
Also in the Business Journal: The front page has the story (free) on what appears to be the impending removal of Port of Los Angeles Executive Director Larry Keller. When the story was posted on the LABJ's website late Friday, the Times, Daily News and Breeze scampered to do catch-up stories. Also: La Opinión has a new Editor, Ruben Keoseyan, who moves up from Managing Editor to replace J. Gerardo Lopez. The paper also has ordered (pay only) 40 layoffs as part of a restructuring.