Eric Garcetti invokes Latino-Jewish ancestry in mayor’s race

Working a recent breakfast gathering of business owners in Northridge last week, Los Angeles mayoral contender Eric Garcetti introduced himself in Hindi when a Sikh businessman approached.

A few hours later, Garcetti donned a colorful Peruvian headpiece with ear flaps as he spoke Spanish with immigrants on the steps of City Hall, part of a show of solidarity for designating a stretch of Hollywood’s Vine Street as “Peru Village.”

After lunch, Garcetti joined rabbis at a City Hall menorah lighting. Wearing a yarmulke, the Hollywood-area councilman sang Hanukkah songs in Hebrew, English and Spanish. “Toda la familia,” Garcetti said as the group

Article source: http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-garcetti-mayor-20130102,0,3870098.story

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