Money shot in the AP puffer is this:
"Villaraigosa, occasionally thumping the table with his fists for emphasis, scoffed at critics who see him as long on promises and self-promotion and short on results. While Los Angeles traffic remains misery for many, he argued he has made improvements, including with potholes. "One detects a sore spot.
AP politely doesn't ask the Mayor about what he's done for his Latino base.