Wild art: Mayor goes to the Valley *


Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa dropped in Saturday at the opening of actress Melissa Joan Hart's store Sweet Harts in Sherman Oaks. He's getting a hug from Valley restaurant and real estate mogul Matt Epstein. Click to view bigger.

Courtesy of Doctor Noe on Flickr, who is actually Studio City editor, writer and blogger Noe Gold.

* And to Larchmont: Channel 4's website this afternoon posted a photo of Villaraigosa and Channel 5 anchor Lu Parker — a former Miss USA — at Chevalier's bookstore over the weekend. They acted friendly enough — Parker reportedly looked at a book about Kenya and said "we should buy it for our trip" — that the station suggests they may be romantically linked, but gets no confirmation. Ordinarily the Channel 4 website is not to be confused with KNBC News, but the photo appears to have come from KNBC assignment editor David Reese.

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