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Journalist, activist, society editor from the past: Lucy Toberman

Journalist, activist, society editor from the past: Lucy Toberman

| August 29, 2019 | 0 Comments

Lucy Toberman was a dedicated journalist and activist who made herself a fixture of both the Larchmont Chronicle and the larger community for decades. Her writing as the Chronicle’s society editor began in Oct. 1965 and continued until the day she died, just before her 85th birthday, a 29-year career with the paper. Besides her […]

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New urban forest officer named to manage canopy: ‘City is home to the nation’s largest urban forest’

New urban forest officer named to manage canopy: ‘City is home to the nation’s largest urban forest’

| August 29, 2019 | 0 Comments

It’s official, Los Angeles has a City Forest Officer. Rachel Malarich was appointed last month by Mayor Eric Garcetti to the new post, which was created to oversee the growth of Los Angeles’ urban forest and help the city reach its goal to plant 90,000 trees by 2021. “Rachel has the vision, experience and expertise […]

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Shonda Rhimes: Keeping a low profile in Hancock Park

Shonda Rhimes: Keeping a low profile in Hancock Park

| August 1, 2019 | 0 Comments

Shonda Rhimes is a high-profile writer, producer and author who keeps a low profile in Hancock Park. Born and raised outside of Chicago, Rhimes moved to the neighborhood more than 15 years ago. “Maybe I have just been a quiet neighbor!” Rhimes said in an e-mail. “I lived in two different houses in the area […]

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Tammy Rosato is passionate about her mission: end homelessness

Tammy Rosato is passionate about her mission: end homelessness

| August 1, 2019 | 3 Comments

If you are involved in our local community at all, then there’s a very good chance you already know Tammy Rosato. She’s the La Brea Hancock Homeowner’s Association president and neighborhood watch co-chair, a board member for the Greater Wilshire Neighborhood Council (GWNC) and homelessness liaison for La Brea Hancock. She also is a member […]

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Local photographer turned community advocate on homelessness

Local photographer turned community advocate on homelessness

| August 1, 2019 | 0 Comments

Allison Schallert is a woman on a mission to curb homelessness in Los Angeles. The citizen activist was born and raised in Illinois, studied at DePaul University in Chicago, and spent time in Toronto and New York City before relocating to Los Angeles in 1991. “What brought you to Los Angeles?” I ask. “No reason,” […]

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Stories hold the key for homeless advocate Marilyn Wells

Stories hold the key for homeless advocate Marilyn Wells

| August 1, 2019 | 0 Comments

Stories can speak volumes. Just ask Marilyn Wells, an advocate for the homeless with impressive academic credentials. Wells was so moved by one woman’s talk that she started a formidable speaker series. “I was listening to her,” Wells explained last month, “and I thought this woman is the key. People need to see somebody who […]

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