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One more and we’ll call it a pattern

Ricardo Lara was running for the state Assembly in the 46th district. So was Antonio Villaraigosa's cousin. Lara dropped out, and this week, Villaraigosa named him to the city's Planning Commission.

Two years ago, Cindy Montanez was in the midst of her City Council campaign against Richard Alarcon (then an assemblyman), who had the mayor's vote. She quit the race and was appointed to -- say it with me -- the city's Planning Commission.

A full story is coming any minute from our own David Zahniser.

-- Veronique de Turenne

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