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Ex LA mayor to drop by Saturday
Former Los Angeles mayor Antonio Villaraigosa will be visiting a Crows Landing Road market on Saturday afternoon. Some say he is running for governor of California in 2018.

California gubernatorial hopeful Antonio Villaraigosa will be making an appearance at a south Modesto business during a Saturday "Listening Tour."

The former mayor of Los Angeles from 2005 to 2013 will be at Mi Pueblo Foods, 1612 Crows Landing Road south of Hatch Road between 2 p.m. and 2:45 p.m.

Earlier this year Villaraigosa, 62, decided against a run for the U.S. Senate seat being vacated by Barbara Boxer. Some political watchers say the Democrat is grooming himself for a 2018 run for governor when Jerry Brown is forced to leave office due to term limits. If Dianne Feinstein decides to retire from the U.S. Senate, Villaraigosa may step up for a run.

Prior to being elected mayor, Villaraigosa was a member of the California State Assembly from 1998 to 1998, and the Speaker of the Assembly from 1998 to 2000. After leaving the State Assembly due to term limits, he was elected to the Los Angeles City Council from 2003 until he was elected mayor in 2005, and left in 2013 again, due to term limits.