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 Antonio Villaraigosa - “A champion for civil rights and social justice like him does not come around every day, ... He wanted nothing less than what all Americans strive for a good job, safe neighborhoods, quality schools and a place to call home.”
 Antonio Villaraigosa - “We're going to try new things, folks, ... That's what leadership is all about.”
 Antonio Villaraigosa - “Look, I'm a grown-up, I know people do things out of self-interest and opportunism. I'm going to have to work with people who weren't with me.”
 Antonio Villaraigosa - “My father was predisposed to drunken rages. I would hide under the bed. My sister and I were talking just the other day about the terror a drunken man in a rage can create in a child.”
 Antonio Villaraigosa - “We're smoothing over Los Angeles one pothole at a time,”
 Antonio Villaraigosa - “Today we get to celebrate football in Los Angeles.”
 Antonio Villaraigosa - “I want to thank you all for supporting the Dodgers, and for supporting Los Angeles, ... the best fans in the world.”
 Antonio Villaraigosa - “A few years ago, when (tourists) came to Hollywood, they were frankly a little let down because it didn't seem like that shining emerald of a place that they knew from afar.”
 Antonio Villaraigosa - “What a great actor and what a committed human being, ... For years, he's used his fame for the purpose of developing new talent and providing positive role models for Latinos.”
 Antonio Villaraigosa - “It just wasn't our night tonight.”
 Antonio Villaraigosa - “New Latino Nation.”
 Antonio Villaraigosa - “I got to grow up with a mother who taught me to believe in me.”
 Antonio Villaraigosa - “I think what we want to do is make sure that the people who are buying handguns have a clean record and at a minimum aren't people who have been convicted of criminal activity in the past, even if it is a misdemeanor activity.”
 Antonio Villaraigosa - “If you wave a flag, make it an American Flag”
 Antonio Villaraigosa - “For Los Angeles, it's an opportunity for us to showcase that you can come from every corner of the earth and live together in harmony and peace and make it in America,”
 Antonio Villaraigosa - “We come to work, we come for a better life, we come to participate in the American dream.”
 Antonio Villaraigosa - “There's no doubt that Proposition 76 would have a devastating impact on public safety,”
 Antonio Villaraigosa - “The great thing about our system of democracy is when they call you for jury duty, you have to come... It's an honor and a privilege. I was called and I've got to be here.”
 Antonio Villaraigosa - “I think we need to do a much better job of creating new citizens, ... Oftentimes new immigrants aren't familiar with our democracy, and it's important to nurture that democratic participation that's so critical to elections.”
 Antonio Villaraigosa - “Hispanic Heritage Month gives us a significant opportunity to celebrate the culture and contributions of Hispanics to the city of Los Angeles. I'm so proud to be a part of a city that thrives on its diversity and takes time out to recognize this strength in special ways like this.”
 Antonio Villaraigosa - “The fact that this happened the day after September 11 (caused) a heightened sense of concern, ... I am here to assure you that our city is prepared to handle these situations. In fact power was restored to the vast majority of DWP customers, 90 percent, within the first two hours.”
 Antonio Villaraigosa - “Chief Bratton and I are committed to providing a police department that's transparent, accountable and inclusive, ... The days of closed-door internal investigations that do little to advance the public's confidence are over. With today's actions, the LAPD is opening up itself to review by its peers in the law enforcement community and actively seeking to improve its own operations.”
 Antonio Villaraigosa - “Our community knows the difference between rhetoric and results. They know the difference between pandering and producing.”
 Antonio Villaraigosa - “We're a community built for the Olympic Games. We have world-class sporting venues and we have a history of success,”
 Antonio Villaraigosa - “Hosting the Games would be not only great for Los Angeles and the nation, but also a world community that is searching for common ground,”

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