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The Mayor Makes an Impression

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Tamara Eden, a teacher in LA, blogs about Mayor Villaraigosa's visit to the Open House at John Marshall High School in Los Feliz on August 4th.

He made a good impression. Ms. Eden writes

There was a meeting in the auditorium for students and their parents if they students have a problem with habitual absenteeism. The mayor and other LAUSD admin. were there. I came in at the end of the meeting, just in time to hear the mayor speak. I must say that I thought he was a great speaker: warm, real, and understanding--no b.s. I really wanted to see Villaraigosa because when I was in high school I knew his mother Natalia. Natalia was a wonderful, caring and charismatic woman who I am glad to have known. I remember her face clearly and I remember the bravery she had when she was diagnosed with cancer and supported US through her pain. WOW...amazing! After the presentation I went up to the mayor to mention to him that I knew his mother and how special she was. He immediately knew how I knew her. Overall the night went well and I am still very happy to be here at Marshall.