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New Board ‘Reignites, Rebuilds’ in Junior League’s 97th year

New Board ‘Reignites, Rebuilds’ in Junior League’s 97th year

| September 1, 2022 | 0 Comments

The Junior League of Los Angeles (JLLA) marked 97 years of voluntarism with its annual change in leadership. Joy C. Williams is the new president. The headquarters of JLLA is on Larchmont Boulevard. Over 800 women volunteer through the JLLA network, which has become a local mainstay for transition-aged foster youth and underserved students seeking […]

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Some teens wait to get driver’s licenses, others eager to drive

Some teens wait to get driver’s licenses, others eager to drive

| September 1, 2022 | 0 Comments

For many teens, a 16th birthday no longer means rushing to the DMV as soon as possible to get their driver’s license, as it did for their parents’ generation. The complicated process of acquiring a driver’s license, and the numerous transportation options that teens have, has resulted in more relaxed attitudes toward being able to […]

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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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She recruited women firefighters, fought gun violence

She recruited women firefighters, fought gun violence

| July 28, 2022 | 0 Comments

Back in the 1950s and ’60s, Ann Reiss Lane was a homemaker like most women of that era. But unlike most of her contemporaries, Lane was also an activist. Her list of accomplishments would grow over the years and has included co-founding the group Women Against Gun Violence (WAGV) with feminist Betty Friedan. The two […]

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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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Diana Buckhantz is working for a better world

Diana Buckhantz is working for a better world

| July 28, 2022 | 0 Comments

With yoga-strong arms and a ready smile, Diana Buckhantz is a Larchmont woman who has been working for decades to make a difference in the world. Growing up in New York as a shy but smart self-described goody-goody, she probably couldn’t have foreseen the many paths her life would take. Young Diana dreamed of being […]

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