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The Mayor's Love of Big Scissors

By Eric Richardson
Published: Thursday, October 29, 2009, at 03:44PM
The Mayor's Scissors Eric Richardson [Flickr]

Thursday: ribbon cutting for the Center for Community Health.

Standing outside the new Center for Community Health on Thursday morning, waiting for a ribbon cutting to take place, Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa was in a playful mood.

"I like big scissors and I can not lie," Villaraigosa sang in his best Sir Mix-A-Lot voice.

The Mayor's had plenty of chances to exercise that affection around Downtown this week, participating in three ribbon cuttings over the past six days.

On Saturday, he used oversized gold scissors -- likely the pair Curbed L.A. says are the City's official ceremonial scissors -- to cut the ribbon at the new Police Administration Building across from City Hall.

Monday evening, he joined Councilwoman Jan Perry and officials from AEG and Regal Cinemas to cut the tape at the new Regal Cinemas L.A. Live.

And finally, Thursday morning, a giant set of silver scissors were in the Mayor's hands for the ribbon cutting at the new Skid Row health clinic.

The Mayor's next chance to wield some oversized shears Downtown may have to wait until November 15, when the Gold Line Eastside Extension opens.

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