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Stars stay away from Santa Parade

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Hollywood parade to feature Bob Barker

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Hollywood and Vine headed for revival

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 15 (UPI) -- Los Angeles officials have committed to help finance a $200 million project intended to return some lost glamour to the corner of Hollywood and Vine.
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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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