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Mayor Garcetti is becoming a regular in Washington
Mayor Garcetti is becoming a regular in Washington

Many Californians may be happy never to set foot in Washington, with its humid weather and lack of fresh produce. But one of the state's most high-profile residents can't seem to stay away. L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti parachuted into town this week for the sixth time since he was sworn in a year and a half ago, raising the question: What is Los Angeles getting out of it? Trips to the nation's capital by big-city mayors and state governors follow a well-established routine — swoop into town; jump from office to office; genuflect to secretaries, senators and staff members; rush to the White House for a photo op; then deliver a speech to one think tank or another. But...

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