Developer Rick Caruso announced Friday that he has decided not to challenge Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa in the March 3 city election, saying the job would place too heavy a burden on his family.
The announcement means that, with the deadline to file being noon Saturday, the mayor is unlikely to encounter any serious opposition in his re- election bid.
Caruso is best known as the developer of The Grove shopping center. He also served on the Police and Water and Power commissions.
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