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Anaheim Mayor Curt Pringle is getting free tickets from the city to attend Tuesday’s Major League Baseball All-Star game at Angel Stadium, but said today that he’ll pay taxes on their value.

Pringle is using a total of four tickets courtesy of the city, but wouldn’t say whom he is taking with him. He did, however, make it clear he wasn’t going to find himself facing the same ethical issues as Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa.

The state’s ethics watchdog, the Fair Political Practices Commission, is investigating Villaraigosa’s use of thousands of dollars of free tickets to sporting events and concerts.

City officials did not immediately know where the tickets are or what their face value is. I’ll let you know as soon as I find out.

Update: Pringle and his guests will watch the game from the city’s private box.

— TRACY WOOD

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