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Music supporter, neighborhood champion Toby Horn

Music supporter, neighborhood champion Toby Horn

| July 28, 2022 | 0 Comments

Toby Horn is touched and amazed that she was selected to be a “Woman of Larchmont,” because she doesn’t think she’s especially remarkable. “My life is just my life,” she explains. Of course, that’s only partially true; Horn gives more than she admits. From her involvement in the Los Angeles Conservancy to bringing music to […]

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Bowers fosters connection with her community

Bowers fosters connection with her community

| July 28, 2022 | 0 Comments

A Chicago native, Stacey V. Bowers met her husband at the University of Chicago Law School, and they originally settled on her turf in the Windy City. One December, 26 years ago, they returned to the frigid midwestern weather from a visit to her husband’s family in Hancock Park, and it occurred to her that […]

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Pio trades his shopping cart for a walker as he moves indoors

Pio trades his shopping cart for a walker as he moves indoors

| July 28, 2022 | 0 Comments

“It’s paradise here,” states Pio Franco Iervolino, formerly known by his street name, Giorgio, to describe his new home in a senior care facility. Having visited him there several times, I wouldn’t describe it as such, but after 11 weeks elsewhere, including five days in a mental health hospital, the senior facility is an improvement. […]

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Unexpected phone call  reveals much about Giorgio

Unexpected phone call reveals much about Giorgio

| June 30, 2022 | 0 Comments

My cell phone rang. “Hello, Helene? It’s Franco Giorgio!” I was amazed and delighted that Giorgio decided to get in touch. After two months in Los Angeles County care, I think he needed to feel a connection with someone from his Larchmont Boulevard days, even if his name had changed. When asked about the different […]

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Fabulous flora flourishes on WSHPHS tour

Fabulous flora flourishes on WSHPHS tour

| June 2, 2022 | 0 Comments

A home spans a brook surrounded by greenery. Drought-tolerant perennials bedazzle a driveway. Wisteria vines drape colorful blooms above a backyard fireplace. These are just three of the five beautiful gardens awaiting those who attend the Windsor Square-Hancock Park Historical Society’s Garden Tour on Sun., June 5 from 1 to 5 p.m. The five inspiring […]

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It took a village, but Giorgio is finally getting some help

It took a village, but Giorgio is finally getting some help

| June 2, 2022 | 0 Comments

Driving down Larchmont Boulevard, I can’t help but glance in the direction of the newsstand and Peet’s Coffee, places where unhoused Larchmont regular Giorgio used to stand with his shopping cart, waiting for gifts of money, food and Advil. However, as the Larchmont Chronicle reported in the May 2022 issue, the Los Angeles County Department […]

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