SAN FRANCISCO — Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa has reached a tentative deal with a coalition of unions that could help curb the city’s ballooning pension and retiree health care benefit costs.

The pension and health care reform agreement with six city civilian unions representing 19,000 employees could save the city’s general fund $204 million, and $396 million in overall savings in the next four years, according to a statement by the mayor’s office.

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