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LOS ANGELES, Aug. 4 (UPI) --Cars began moving Monday on Sunset Boulevard, the best-known street in Los Angeles, for the first time since last week's huge water main break.
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NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio forced to sing 'I Love L.A.' after losing Stanley Cup bet [VIDEO]

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WASHINGTON, Feb. 16 (UPI) -- The ice and snow is melting, but the financial hit North Carolina took from last week's winter storm will linger for a while, Gov. Pat McCrory said Sunday.

California scientists to release list of quake-vulnerable buildings

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 18 (UPI) -- University of California scientists say they will release to Los Angeles city officials a list of about 1,500 buildings that may be at risk from an earthquake.

Pedestrian in good condition after being hit by LA mayor's vehicle

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 14 (UPI) -- A woman walked into a street in downtown Los Angeles Tuesday and was clipped by Mayor Eric Garcetti's official chauffeur-driven vehicle, his office said.
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LOS ANGELES, July 25 (UPI) -- The Los Angeles City Council said it has approved a skyscraper project despite authorities' warnings the buildings may lie on an earthquake fault line.
Martin friend says Zimmerman acquittal 'BS'

Martin friend says Zimmerman acquittal 'BS'

SANFORD, Fla., July 16 (UPI) -- The friend on the phone with Trayvon Martin when the confrontation on a Sanford, Fla., street with George Zimmerman began says she is angered by the acquittal.

Eric Garcetti says he'll be a 'back to basics' LA mayor

LOS ANGELES, July 1 (UPI) -- Longtime City Council member Eric Garcetti was sworn in as Los Angeles' mayor, pledging to be a "back-to-basics" leader of the city's economic recovery.

Eric Garcetti to be next Los Angeles mayor

LOS ANGELES, May 22 (UPI) -- Los Angeles City Council Member Eric Garcetti was declared the winner of the mayoral race, becoming the city's first elected Jewish mayor.

Garcetti, Greuel head for LA mayor runoff

LOS ANGELES, March 6 (UPI) -- City Council member Eric Garcetti and Controller Wendy Greuel likely will face each other in a runoff to be Los Angeles' next mayor, election returns indicated.
L.A. will consider pot ordinance

L.A. will consider pot ordinance

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 23 (UPI) -- The Los Angeles City Council has agreed to take up a controversial medical marijuana ordinance that could force most dispensaries to close.

Actor Ricardo Montalban dead at 88

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 14 (UPI) -- Ricardo Montalban, a Mexican actor best known for his work on the iconic TV series "Fantasy Island," died Wednesday, said a Los Angeles city official.
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Eric Garcetti

Eric Michael Garcetti (born February 4, 1971 in Los Angeles, California) is an American politician and a member of the Los Angeles City Council. He serves as its President and represents the 13th District. He is the son of former Los Angeles county district attorney Gil Garcetti.

Garcetti was born in Los Angeles. His father's family immigrated to California from Mexico, and his mother, Sukey Roth, is of Russian Jewish descent. Garcetti attended elementary school at the UCLA Lab School (formerly Corinne A. Seeds University Elementary School), junior high and high school at Harvard-Westlake School and received a B.A. from Columbia University as a John Jay Scholar. At Columbia, he served on the Student Council, was President of the St. Anthony Hall literary society, founded the Columbia Urban Experience, and co-wrote and performed in three years of the Varsity Show, a student-written musical, whose past co-writers include Richard Rodgers, Oscar Hammerstein II, and Lorenz Hart. Garcetti also received a M.I.A. in International Affairs from the School of International and Public Affairs at Columbia University. He studied as a Rhodes Scholar at Oxford University and also studied at the London School of Economics.

Prior to his election to the Los Angeles City Council, Garcetti was a visiting instructor of International Affairs at the University of Southern California and assistant professor of Diplomacy and World Affairs at Occidental College. His academic work focused on ethnic conflict and nationalism and he has lived and studied in Southeast Asia and Northeast Africa. He has published articles and chapters of books on post-conflict societies, Eritrean nationalism, and non-violent action. Garcetti has also served on the California Board of Human Rights Watch.

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