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10 green room things you didn't know about Eric Garcetti

gil-eric-garcetti.jpgToday seems like a good day to bring back out the cute photo that Eric Garcetti posted to Facebook a few years ago, of him and his father Gil Garcetti. "Nice mustache, Dad!," the son wrote at the time. That was when Gil, the former district attorney turned photographer, was out with his new book, "Paris: Women and Bicycles." Anyway, there will be a lot of new material around about Eric Garcetti now that he is the mayor-elect of Los Angeles. Zocalo Public Square gets it going this morning with a post on ten questions that Garcetti answered in the group's green room a couple of weeks ago. It's light stuff, but fun. Sample:

Q:What animal fills you with terror?

A:I think it’s the chupacabra. I don’t know if it’s out there, but if it is, that frightens the heck out of me.

Q:What has been the most bruising campaign you’ve ever experienced personally?

A:The first campaign that was the most bruising, and highly unsuccessful, was to create veloways with my uncle. They would have been bicycle lanes along the freeways. Probably would have been a really bad idea for asthma and health to have bike lanes alongside five-lane freeways. But it was bruising. I almost never recovered. It’s a wonder I’m in politics.

Challenged to compose a 140-character tweet about Antonio Villaraigosa's tenure as mayor, Garcetti wrote: "Dared to dream, made us safer, investing in young people and set the bar high. Will go down as one of the best."

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