Big political giver Jerry Perenchio, Casey Wasserman and other donors as yet undisclosed have answered Mayor Villaraigosa's call to help pay for the city's share of the Lakers parade costs. AEG head Tim Leiweke is making the most calls to hit up contributors, apparently. Perenchio previously put at least $1 million into Villaraigosa's bid to take over the LAUSD and his Univision was pretty cozy with the mayor. Perenchio also provided a big chunk of the money for Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger's ballot measures in May. Nice description from a 2004 Business Week story, even though it's dated:
The most powerful mogul in Spanish TV distrusts the media, rarely gives interviews, and doesn't even speak Spanish. He's a jet-hopping, 73-year-old former boxing promoter who pals around with George Bush (41 and 43) and lives in the sprawling Bel Air (Calif.) mansion featured in the 1960s sitcom The Beverly Hillbillies.
Laker Lamar Odom on Twitter: "@RealLamarOdom Thanks to all my friends and twitter fam who partied with me last night at Foxtail. It was crazy!"