Villaraigosa applauds passage of California Dream Act

Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa issued a statement praising Gov. Brown for signing the law that lets California high school grads who are undocumented apply for college financial aid. No mention, by the way, of the bill's sponsor, Assemblyman Gil Cedillo, the mayor's childhood and UCLA friend from whom he has been sort of estranged. The mayor's statement:

Today, California invests in the dreams of talented undocumented students and in the economic future of our state. I applaud Governor Brown for signing AB 131 into law and affirming the students’ role in creating a bright and prosperous future for California. With California facing a deficit of one million college graduates by 2025, this law makes the most sense for our economy and society.

Yom Kippur sightings: Villaraigosa was to attend Yom Kippur services this morning at Valley Beth Shalom in Encino. But the place to be seen last night apparently was Temple Israel in Hollywood. Mayoral hopefuls Eric Garcetti and Wendy Greuel were both there, near the front, though neither is a member.

av-swork.jpgAlso this: Villaraigosa tweeted out of the blue this afternoon his like for Swork, an Eagle Rock coffee spot: "Great place for coffee, reading the paper, and chilling." He included the "candid" Twitpic here.

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