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Californians Page Six'ed

The New York Post's infamous gossip column, Page Six, has a couple of California-centric stories up today.

The first involves Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa uninviting Michael Bloomberg from a dinner at his home last night:

HUMILIATED staffers in Mayor Bloomberg's office were forced to retract invitations to a dinner last night at the home of L.A. Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa. A tipster says Bloomberg's secretary called guests and disinvited them to the "Bridge the Gap" dinner because spotlight-loving Villaraigosa, eager to show off his famous guest, asked too many people to come. Bloomberg's rep declined comment. Those who kept their invites included cmhere2Arnold Schwarzenegger, Harold Ford Jr. and Howard Baker.

The second is about Jasmyne Cannick, an aide to Assemblyman Meryvn Dymally. Cannick, who is African American and openly gay, has launched a petition campaign for ABC to reinstate Isaiah Washington, who was let go from "Grey's Anatomy," months after he called a fellow actor an anti-gay slur.

Jasmyne Cannick, who worked with Washington on the Pan African Arts Festival, said she's infuriated ABC booted Washington from the show's upcoming fourth season for calling (actor T.R.) Knight a "faggot" during a scuffle on the set and believes it smacks of racism. So she's launched a petition - which had 1,233 signatures as of last night - to get the actor his job back.