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Eric Garcetti 101: 9 Things You Didn't Know About LA's Next Mayor (PHOTOS)

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Los Angeles Mayor-elect Eric Garcetti speaks at a news conference in Los Angeles Wednesday, May 22, 2013. Garcetti says he's going to focus like a "laser beam" on the economy when he takes office July 1, speaking the the day after he defeated city Controller Wendy Greuelby a 54 percent to 46 percent margin. (AP Photo/Nick Ut) | AP

In honor of Eric Garcetti’s offbeat inauguration this Sunday at Grand Park, we’ve compiled a list of the mayor-elect’s craziest quirks and most surprising hobbies.

Unlike his predecessors, Mayors Antonio Villaraigosa, James Hahn and Richard Riordan, Garcetti isn’t planning to hold some fancy-shmancy inauguration ball; instead, he’s hosting a free block party at Grand Park, a location perfect for large crowds and blaring music. Moby, an electronica luminary, will be among the musical performances.

Choosing to move the ceremony to this setting reflects Garcetti’s eccentric charm. He’s a true LA hipster at heart -- eco-warrior, social media connoisseur, yoga guru and even part-time actor. Click through the slideshow to get an inside look at Garcetti’s secret hipster life...

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