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Tom Haydenrecently finished two books: Irish on the Inside, about ethnicity and race, and Zapatista Reader, a collection of essays about the rebel movement due out in January. The former state senator has been recovering from heart surgery for the last three months.
Rudy Svorinich.Since being termed out, the former 15th District council member opened Svorinich & Associates, a government consulting business in San Pedro. He turned down a job offer from Councilman Nate Holden last summer.
Mike Hernandez, former 1st District councilman, is currently a council aide working on community development and housing issues for Holden.
Antonio Villaraigosa, former Assembly speaker, was appointed to the seven-member California Medical Assistance Commission in June. Since his failed mayoral bid, he has been consulting with USC president Steve Sample and developer Eli Broad on a project to bring a biomedical-technology center to USC. In addition, he’s working with Ron Burkle, who owns Yucaipa Corp. (parent company of Ralphs and Food for Less), to fund projects in the inner city. He is also an honorary visiting professor at UCLA and USC.
Mike Feuer, former 5th District councilman, upset by Rocky Delgadillo in the race for city attorney, is considering various options with law firms. He is a stay-at-home dad, but appears periodically as a radio commentator and public speaker.
Mike Woo, who lost his bid to take over Jackie Goldberg’s spot on the council, has taken the job of president of Southern California Community Ventures, a newly established nonprofit with a goal to invest money in quality jobs in inner-city neighborhoods. He is also chair of the board of the Hollywood Farmers Market and a member of numerous boards, including those of KCRW, Jazz Bakery, L.A. Conservancy and California Food Policy Advocates. Next semester, he will be teaching an introductory class in city planning as an adjunct lecturer at USC.
David Roberti, former state senator (D–Van Nuys), has been a member of the California Integrated Waste Management Board since 1998. He took a leave of absence from his full-time gig to run for the 4th District council seat earlier this year, but came in third, behind Tom La Bonge and Beth Garfield. In addition to his job with CIWN, Roberti is an adjunct lecturer in political science at USC and Loyola Marymount University.
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