We take a look at the mayor's first 9 months in office in advance of his "State of the City" address. Plus, is there really nothing we can do about traffic in L.A.? Stephen Colbert will be David Letterman's replacement on Late Night. We hear about new research that could bring movement to paralyzed limbs. And we get a preview of this weekend's final Grilled Cheese Invitational in downtown LA.
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Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti will give his "State of the City" address tonight. Before he does that, we're going to offer a "State of the Garcetti" segment. We take a look at the mayor's first nine months in office. What's he's accomplished, what he hasn't, and what's on his agenda going forward.
This weekend, a 12-year LA tradition comes to an end: The final Grilled Cheese Invitational holds its final event downtown. We talk to the founder of the GCI and one of its champions about the perfect grilled cheese sandwich.
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