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1965: Mrs. Rudolph W. Alpert (Lora), Mrs. James Anson, Mrs. George M. Bell II (Lucy), Mrs. Henry T.S. Bonesteel (Kay), Mrs. Clyde R. Burr (Alice), Mrs. Eugene Calhoun (Veronica), Mrs. G. Earl Carson (Virginia), Mrs. Norman Chandler (Dorothy), Mrs. Clifford B. Cherry, Mrs. Guy Chaffee Earle, Jr. (Eleanor), Mrs. M.C. Hollingsworth, Mrs. Robert Hope (Marian), Mrs. Miriam Nadel Karr (Miriam), Mrs. Glen H. Mitchel, Mrs. Sigurd Murphy (Dorothy), Mrs. Harry Nelson, Mrs. Lloyd Stevens Nix (Helen), Mrs. Kenneth Olsen, Mrs. Harrison Price, Mrs. Bayard Rhone (Edna), Mrs. Clay Robbins, Mrs. Emily Brinton Sims (Emily), Mrs. Oscar A. Trippet (Bernice), Mrs. Russell Vaughan (Leslie), Mrs. Louise Ward Watkins (Louise), Mrs. William E. Welborne (Polly), Mrs. Donald O. Welton, Mrs. Herbert White, Mrs. Gilbert Woolway 1966: Mrs. Howard Ahmanson (Caroline), Mrs. Fritz Burns (Grace), Mrs. Edwin Curl, Mrs. Cutler Dippell (Jeanette), Miss Julia Stearns Dockweiler, Mrs. Charles E. Donnelly III, Miss Gwen Halvorson, Mrs. Harold Hodge, Mrs. Roy Hoffman (Hazelle), Mrs. J. Edward Johnson, Mrs. Richard Kimbrough (LaVerne), Miss Margo Leonetti, Mrs. Helen Young Luke, Mrs. Alfred Margolis, Reverend Mrs. Henry Melczer, Mrs. Elizabeth Ornduff, Mrs. William Pereira (Margaret), Mrs. Clay Robbins (Anita), Mrs. Charles Russell, Mrs. George Schechter, Mrs. William Scully, Mrs. Marie Semrod, Mrs. William Sesnon (Margaret), Mrs. James C. Smith, Mrs. Frank C. Sullivan (Ruth), Miss Clara Tatley, Mrs. Laughlin Waters (Voula), Mrs. Benjamin Wernett, Mrs. Tony Whan, Mrs. David J. Witmer, Mrs. Ed Yeomans (Pat) 1967: Mrs. Robert Byerts (Betty), Mrs. Edward C. Cazier, Jr. (Vyonne), Mrs. Charles William Crawford (Madeline), Mrs. James Crisafulli (Ruth), Mrs. Richard Dillon (Pat), Mrs. Gabriel Duque (Mary), Mrs. William Fitzgerald (Martha), Mrs. Robert Frampton (Mary), Mrs. John Isaacs (Elizabeth), Mrs. Henry A. Mackie (Virginia), Mrs. William Rowland Moore, Mrs. Harry Mynatt (Helen), Mrs. Aileen Pauley, Mrs. Richard Schuur, Mrs. Donald Shanahan (Jeanne), Anne Thompson Smith, Mrs. Guy Wadsworth (Isabelle) 1968: Miss Jessie D. Brown, Mrs. Bernard V. McDermott (Genevieve), Mrs. Hughes Gregory Morton (Mary) 1969: Mrs. Marvin Chesebro (Vivi), Mrs. Frederick G. Larkin Jr. (Fran), Mrs. Z. Wayne Griffin (Elinor) 1970: Mrs. G. Earl Carson (Virginia), Mrs. Edward Pallette (Vilma), Mrs. James L. Stuart (Joyce) 1971: Mrs. Arden Day (Cookie), Mrs. Andrew Fenady (Mary Frances), Mrs. Leonard Meyberg (Lorraine), Mrs. Ogden Vest (Janice) 1972: Mrs. Lemuel Bancroft (Evelyn), Mrs. Ed Borcherdt, Jr. (Wendy), Mrs. Harry Burk (Margaret), Mrs. Sandy Elster (Ernestine), Mrs. A. Richard Kimbrough (Laverne), Georgia Bullock Lloyd, Mrs. John McClure (Lil) 1973: Mrs. Hal Blackman (Mary), Mrs. Giles Mead (Dr. Sylvia Earle), Mrs. J. Roy Hoffman (Hazelle), Mrs. David Schine (Hillevi), Mrs. Maurice Schwarz (Marj), Mrs. Ralph Singer (Joan), Mrs. Frederick Wehrle (Eleanor) 1974: Mrs. Dan Bond (Beth), Mrs. Howard Fitzpatrick (Barbara), Mrs. William Rowland Moore (Sally), Mrs. Jerry Patterson (Carol) 1975: Mrs. Willard Z. Carr, Jr. (Margaret), Mrs. Norman Chandler (Dorothy), Mrs. John Glessner (Alice Taylor), Mrs. Margery Margolis, Mrs. Holmes Tuttle (Virginia) 1976: Mrs. George Gibbs (Gretchen), Mrs. Don Keene (Linda), Mrs. Joe Turner (Marge), Judge Mary Waters, Mrs. Ed Yeomans (Pat) 1977: Mrs. Lucy Ann Bell (McBain), Mrs. Roger Craddock (Iris), Mrs. Gordon Crary (Mary), Mrs. George W. Dickinson (Ginny), Mrs. Floyd Kirby (Dora), Mrs. Bill Stinehart (Martha), Mrs. Larry Thrall (Beverly) 1978: Miss Cecil Carnes, Pat Hug, Mrs. Alec Jack (Lee), Mrs. Howard Fithian Kingman (Adelaide), Mrs. Lawrence O'Neill (Dr. Ynez Violé), Mrs. George Rice (Kathleen), Mrs. David Stern (Pat), Mrs. Larry Yust (Clara) 1979: Mrs. Beecher Baldwin (Jane), Mrs. Robert Craig (Eve), Miss Leslie Newquist, Mrs. Gregor Norman-Wilcox (Grace), Mrs. Nate Synder (Elizabeth), Mrs. William L. Tooley (Reva) 1980: Mrs. Mickey McCullough (Irene), Mrs. Owens Miller (Margaret Mary), Mrs. Alfred Orena (Catharine), Mrs. Daniel Sooy (Mary), Sheila Tepper, Mrs. Davis von Wittenburg (Jean) 1981: Mrs. Jim Bonorris (Lucy Zahran), Mrs. William J. Flaherty (Bonnie), Mrs. Robert Gates (Anne), Mrs. William Hinckle (Lupe), Mrs. Richard Hoffman (Evelyn) 1982: Mrs. M.L. Brittain III (Kilbee), Mrs. Richard "Skip" Byrne (Chickie), Mrs. Steve Griffith (Louise), Mrs. Harry Robbins Haldeman (Jo), Mrs. Kenneth Olsen (Dorothy) 1983: Mrs. Henry P. Baldwin Jr. (Virginia), Mrs. Donald Chalker (Mary Ann), Mrs. Linda Hadley Keller, Mrs. Tom Reddin (Betty), Judge Pam Rymer, Mrs. Rod Tull (Tanya) 1984: Mrs. David Bosko (Carmela), Mrs. Craig Combs (Anne), Mrs. George Fritzinger (Grace), Mrs. Barney Leason (Jody Jacobs), Mrs. Angus McLeod (Peggy), Mrs. Vernon Underwood (Adrienne) 1985: Mrs. Carl Barrow (Bernadine), Mrs. Gabriel Carlos Duque Jr. (Marilyn), Mrs. Warner Henry (Carol), Mrs. Elliot Roberts (Gwen), Mrs. Walter Ryon (Joy), Sonia Suk 1986: Mrs. Dwight Kendall (Dona), Mrs. Miguel Llanos (Nelly), Mrs. Bruce Ludwig (Carolyn), Mrs. Stuart Singer (Vilma Martinez), Mrs. Romus Soucek (Anne) 1987: Mrs. Roy Bushee (Joan), Mrs. Marcus Crahan (Catherine), Mrs. Tom Hodgkiss (Toni), Mrs. Barry Lundy (Gwen), Mrs. Jim Powers (Nadia) 1988: Mrs. Paul Avazian (Grace), Mrs. Shannon Clyne (Pamela), Mrs. Brian Dockweiler Crahan (Michele), Mrs. William Curtis (Helen Shepherd), Mrs. Ben Hayes (Terry), Mrs. Joseph Keon (Sally) 1989: Mrs. Lance Erikson (Suzanne), Mrs. John Estrada (Anne), Mrs. George Fujii (Gertrude), Mrs. Bob Gershon (Barbara), Mrs. Frank Moulton (Marilyn) 1990: Mrs. Norman Branchflower (Suzanne), Mrs. John Ferraro (Margaret), Esther Hays, Mrs. Michael O'Connell (Margo), Mrs. Martin Wolff (Donna) 1991: Mrs. Walter Allen (Mary), Mrs. John Brinsley (Louise), Mrs. Lockwood Haight (Joyce), Mrs. Luther Newby (Jo), Mrs. Ragnar Qvale (Mollie) 1992: Mrs. Larry Gillham (Elsa), Mrs. Rick McKnight (Linda), Mrs. Charles Witt (Colette), Mrs. James Young (Brooke) 1993: Mrs. Robert Andrews (Adrianne), Mrs. Thomas Larkin (Margaret), Mrs. Ron Mandelbaum (Mercy), Mrs. Sandy McLean (Fluff) 1994: Mrs. Robert Auth (Peggy), Mrs. Bill Conti (Shelby), Mrs. Michael Enright (Carol), Mrs. Michael J. Hennigan (Phyllis), Mrs. James Twerdahl (Daryl) 1995: Mrs. Jack Blumenthal (Susan), Mrs. Michael Cornwell (Diane), Mrs. Steve Feller (Katy), Mrs. Peter Gates (Kay), Mrs. Eric Shewfelt (Olga) 1996: Carolyn Bennett, Phyllis Lanni, Loretta Morgenstern, Betty Jean Shea 1997: Sally Acosta, Margaret Chambers, Ellen Hoberman, Jane Spuehler, Cameron Taylor-Brown 1998: Jan Atchity, Ann Bloxsom, Barbara Coad, Marion Plato 1999: Maureen Binder, Sandy Boeck, Barbara Hardesty, Therese Holz, Laurie Stoneman 2000: Gloria Carroll, Jennifer Fain, Beth Grimes, Laura Hotchkiss, Barbara Yaroslavsky 2001: June Bilgore, Lyn MacEwen Cohen, Cindi du Bois, Brenda Newby, Mary Adams O'Connell 2002: Linda Dean, Michele Kneafsey, Angela Maria Sacchi, Fern Wallace 2003: Karla Ahmanson, Cindy Chvatal-Keane, Joane Henneberger Pickett, Mary Pickhardt 2004: Betsy Anderson, Kay Balue, Sherry Marks, Alyce Morris Winston 2005: Henrietta Consentino, Sally Davies, Robin Kramer, Mary Rajswing 2006: Heather Boylston, Margy Hudson, Rebecca Hutchinson, Suz Landay, Mary Nelson, Lindsay Sturman 2007: Alysoun Higgins, Blaire Larsen, Kerry Morrison, Kate Nunes, Wendy Savage 2008: Liz Fuller, Carol Leahy, Jane Usher, Jan Wieringa 2009: Annie Johnson, Patty Lombard, Kelley Nelson, Robby O'Donnell 2010: Laura Foti Cohen, Jan Daley, Karen Gilman, Myrna Robin Gintel 2011: Jennifer DeVore, Julie Grist, Joanne Medeiros, Kathleen Mulligan 2012: Jan Blacher, Flo Fowkes, Patty Hill, Debbie Willis 2013: Shelagh Callahan, Caroline Labiner Moser, Areva Martin, Jacqueline McNally Kruse 2014: Wendy Clifford, Diane Gilmore, Frances Hoge, Susan Kneafsey 2015: Melanie Boettcher, Patti Carroll, Susan Grossman, Julie Stromberg 2016: Jill Bauman, Cheryl Boone Isaacs, Regina Chung, Vivian Gueler 2017: Janna Bodek Harris, Janet Clayton, Diane Hawley, Sheri Weller 2018: Hilary Crahan, Diane Dicksteen, Jane Gilman, Lynn Hall Russell 2019: Shonda Rhimes, Tammy Rosato, Allison Schallert, Marilyn Wells 2020: Edie Frere, Kari Garcia, Geraldine Hurley, Madelyn Murray

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1965 Mrs. Rudolph W. Alpert (Lora), Mrs. James Anson, Mrs. George M. Bell II (Lucy), Mrs. Henry T.S. Bonesteel (Kay), Mrs. Clyde R. Burr (Alice), Mrs. Eugene Calhoun (Veronica), Mrs. G. Earl Carson (Virginia), Mrs. Norman Chandler (Dorothy), Mrs. Clifford B. Cherry, Mrs. Guy Chaffee Earle, Jr. (Eleanor), Mrs. M.C. Hollingsworth, Mrs. Robert Hope (Marian), Mrs. Miriam Nadel Karr (Miriam), Mrs. Glen H. Mitchel, Mrs. Sigurd Murphy (Dorothy), Mrs. Harry Nelson, Mrs. Lloyd Stevens Nix (Helen), Mrs. Kenneth Olsen, Mrs. Harrison Price, Mrs. Bayard Rhone (Edna), Mrs. Clay Robbins, Mrs. Emily Brinton Sims (Emily), Mrs. Oscar A. Trippet (Bernice), Mrs. Russell Vaughan (Leslie), Mrs. Louise Ward Watkins (Louise), Mrs. William E. Welborne (Polly), Mrs. Donald O. Welton, Mrs. Herbert White, Mrs. Gilbert Woolway 1966 Mrs. Howard Ahmanson (Caroline), Mrs. Fritz Burns (Grace), Mrs. Edwin Curl, Mrs. Cutler Dippell (Jeanette), Miss Julia Stearns Dockweiler, Mrs. Charles E. Donnelly III, Miss Gwen Halvorson, Mrs. Harold Hodge, Mrs. Roy Hoffman (Hazelle), Mrs. J. Edward Johnson, Mrs. Richard Kimbrough (LaVerne), Miss Margo Leonetti, Mrs. Helen Young Luke, Mrs. Alfred Margolis, Reverend Mrs. Henry Melczer, Mrs. Elizabeth Ornduff, Mrs. William Pereira (Margaret), Mrs. Clay Robbins (Anita), Mrs. Charles Russell, Mrs. George Schechter, Mrs. William Scully, Mrs. Marie Semrod, Mrs. William Sesnon (Margaret), Mrs. James C. Smith, Mrs. Frank C. Sullivan (Ruth), Miss Clara Tatley, Mrs. Laughlin Waters (Voula), Mrs. Benjamin Wernett, Mrs. Tony Whan, Mrs. David J. Witmer, Mrs. Ed Yeomans (Pat) 1967 Mrs. Robert Byerts (Betty), Mrs. Edward C. Cazier, Jr. (Vyonne), Mrs. Charles William Crawford (Madeline), Mrs. James Crisafulli (Ruth), Mrs. Richard Dillon (Pat), Mrs. Gabriel Duque (Mary), Mrs. William Fitzgerald (Martha), Mrs. Robert Frampton (Mary), Mrs. John Isaacs (Elizabeth), Mrs. Henry A. Mackie (Virginia),

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55 years of Women of Larchmont By John Welborne 55 years ago, my brilliant editorial predecessor, Jane Gilman, and her advertising genius colleague, Dawne Goodwin, decided to create a special section each year featuring the “Women of Larchmont.” This was just the third year of their Larchmont Chronicle enterprise, which they founded in 1963. As the paper stated on the cover of its first Women of Larchmont section: “This annual section is a tribute to these women, who, through their gifts of time, money, ideas and talent have enriched our city.” Noble and accurate thoughts! Of course, that statement also did go on to describe Women of Larchmont as “a tireless army of petticoats…” Times change! And here we are, now reflecting upon 55 years of publishing stories about amazing local women and what they do for the community. To accompany this 2020 special section, we have attempted to list all of the “Women of Larchmont” from the past decades. There is a bit of a challenge in doing this, because times do change. During the first three years, the special section was chockfull of articles about local women and their accomplishments,

primarily philanthropic. I have learned that the editors in those first years enlisted the publicity chairwomen of many local women’s organizations to draft and submit stories that generally ended up being about the then-current presidents of their organizations.

The cover For the first three years, the cover of the special section — part of an all-black-and-white newspaper — featured fashion drawings, typical of the blackand-white newspaper advertisements of the time. In the fourth year, 1968, Jane and Dawne started the section with photographs on the cover of some of the women whose sto-

ries would be in the section. Internally, the editors began to refer to these as the “cover girls.” We try not to use that term these days. Also about that time, the paper’s coverage began evolving from utilizing the contributions from organizations’ publicity chairs to having the paper’s staff writers and editors focus on interviewing a few distinguished female members of our community for the August issue. There would be fewer stories, and photos of the subjects of the feature articles would be included on the cover of the section. That is why, on the accompanying list, beginning in 1968, we end up leaving out many women about whom interesting stories were included in a given year’s “Women of Larchmont” section. For example, because they were not on the cover, the 1968 stories on Maria Cole (Mrs. Nat King Cole), Liz Peeler, Ethel Toll, and 11 others are not included in the accompanying list. The 1969 list leaves out Betty Ann Hibbard, Virginia Knight (Mrs. Goodwin Knight), Princess Conchita Pignatelli, Anne Shaw Price, and eight other ladies about whom interesting stories were written. And so it goes today. (Cover photos by Bill Devlin.)

Mrs. William Rowland Moore, Mrs. Harry Mynatt (Helen), Mrs. Aileen Pauley, Mrs. Richard Schuur, Mrs. Donald Shanahan (Jeanne), Anne Thompson Smith, Mrs. Guy Wadsworth (Isabelle) 1968 Miss Jessie D. Brown, Mrs. Bernard V. McDermott (Genevieve), Mrs. Hughes Gregory Morton (Mary) 1969 Mrs. Marvin Chesebro (Vivi), Mrs. Frederick G. Larkin Jr. (Fran), Mrs. Z. Wayne Griffin (Elinor)

1970 Mrs. G. Earl Carson (Virginia), Mrs. Edward Pallette (Vilma), Mrs. James L. Stuart (Joyce) 1971 Mrs. Arden Day (Cookie), Mrs. Andrew Fenady (Mary Frances), Mrs. Leonard Meyberg (Lorraine), Mrs. Ogden Vest (Janice) 1972 Mrs. Lemuel Bancroft (Evelyn), Mrs. Ed Borcherdt, Jr. (Wendy), Mrs. Harry Burk (Margaret), Mrs. Sandy Elster (Ernestine), Mrs. A. Richard Kimbrough (Laverne), Georgia Bullock Lloyd, Mrs. John McClure (Lil) 1973 Mrs. Hal Blackman (Mary), Mrs. Giles Mead (Dr. Sylvia Earle), Mrs. J. Roy Hoffman (Hazelle), Mrs. David Schine (Hillevi), Mrs. Maurice Schwarz (Marj), Mrs. Ralph Singer (Joan), Mrs. Frederick Wehrle (Eleanor) 1974 Mrs. Dan Bond (Beth), Mrs. Howard Fitzpatrick (Barbara), Mrs. William Rowland Moore (Sally), Mrs. Jerry Patterson (Carol) 1975 Mrs. Willard Z. Carr, Jr. (Margaret), Mrs. Norman Chandler (Dorothy), Mrs. John Glessner (Alice Taylor), Mrs. Margery Margolis, Mrs. Holmes Tuttle (Virginia) 1976 Mrs. George Gibbs (Gretchen), Mrs. Don Keene (Linda), Mrs. Joe Turner (Marge), Judge Mary Waters, Mrs. Ed Yeomans (Pat) 1977 Mrs. Lucy Ann Bell (McBain), Mrs. Roger Craddock (Iris), Mrs. Gordon Crary (Mary), Mrs. George W. Dickinson (Ginny), Mrs. Floyd Kirby (Dora), Mrs. Bill Stinehart (Martha), Mrs. Larry Thrall (Beverly)


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1979 Mrs. Beecher Baldwin (Jane), Mrs. Robert Craig (Eve), Miss Leslie Newquist, Mrs. Gregor Norman-Wilcox (Grace), Mrs. Nate Synder (Elizabeth), Mrs. William L. Tooley (Reva) 1980 Mrs. Mickey McCullough (Irene), Mrs. Owens Miller (Margaret Mary), Mrs. Alfred Orena (Catharine), Mrs. Daniel Sooy (Mary), Sheila Tepper, Mrs. Davis von Wittenburg (Jean) 1981 Mrs. Jim Bonorris (Lucy Zahran), Mrs. William J. Flaherty (Bonnie), Mrs. Robert Gates (Anne), Mrs. William Hinckle (Lupe), Mrs. Richard Hoffman (Evelyn) 1982 Mrs. M.L. Brittain III (Kilbee), Mrs. Richard “Skip” Byrne (Chickie), Mrs. Steve Griffith (Louise), Mrs. Harry Robbins Haldeman (Jo), Mrs. Kenneth Olsen (Dorothy) 1983 Mrs. Henry P. Baldwin Jr. (Virginia), Mrs. Donald Chalker (Mary Ann), Mrs. Linda Hadley Keller, Mrs. Tom Reddin (Betty), Judge Pam Rymer, Mrs. Rod Tull (Tanya) 1984 Mrs. David Bosko (Carmela), Mrs. Craig Combs (Anne), Mrs. George Fritzinger (Grace), Mrs. Barney Leason (Jody Jacobs), Mrs. Angus McLeod (Peggy), Mrs. Vernon Underwood (Adrienne) 1985 Mrs. Carl Barrow (Bernadine), Mrs. Gabriel Carlos Duque Jr. (Marilyn), Mrs. Warner Henry (Carol), Mrs. Elliot Roberts (Gwen), Mrs. Walter Ryon (Joy), Sonia Suk 1986 Mrs. Dwight Kendall (Dona), Mrs. Miguel Llanos (Nelly), Mrs. Bruce Ludwig (Carolyn), Mrs. Stuart Singer (Vilma Martinez), Mrs. Romus Soucek (Anne) 1987 Mrs. Roy Bushee (Joan), Mrs. Marcus Crahan (Catherine), Mrs. Tom Hodgkiss

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Edie Frère reflects on her years on Larchmont By Billy Taylor Edie Frère has been a fixture in the Larchmont community for most of her life. She grew up in homes on Third Avenue in Wilshire Park and McCadden Place in Hancock Park, has lived for many years on Las Palmas Avenue in Hancock Park, and this coming October will celebrate the 30th anniversary of her Larchmont Boulevard store: Landis Gifts & Stationery. In her youth, Edie Dunn attended Wilton Place Elementary and Marlborough School. “I can remember shopping at the old record store on Larchmont Boulevard, Stratton’s, called ‘Strat’s,’ where you would go into these booths and listen to 45s and sneak and carve your initials into the walls,” Frere told us last month. “Back in those days, everybody knew each other’s names.”

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Adventure and travel When it came time for college, Dunn set off for Stanford, where she studied history and art history. After graduating, she left for New York City to seek adventure and travel, but after a short while she decided: “NYC was just not what I wanted.” Instead,

she packed her bags for Wash., D.C., where she accepted a role in the State Department with the Chief of Protocol. Later, when her boss was named ambassador to Denmark, she packed her bags for Copenhagen. After a year in that role, she accepted an opportunity to serve as the social secretary for the U.S. Ambassador to France, a position she held for more than a decade. “I can remember the move from Denmark to France because it was the day we landed on the moon. I watched the moon landing in Denmark, and the next day I got on a train to France,” she says. While living abroad, she met her husband, Christian Frère, and they started a family. Return to Larchmont It was in 1984 that the Frère family, which now included two young kids, returned to

the neighborhood, settling in a home on Las Palmas just a couple of blocks from her childhood home. Several years later, Frère heard rumors that Larchmont’s beloved Landis Department Store, which had been a fixture on the Boulevard since 1933, might soon close with the retirement of owner Bob Landis. At the time, Frère had partnered with her neighbor Christine Wolfus, and the two were operating a gift catalogue from inside their homes. “When Bob Landis was going to retire, we didn’t want that kind of business to leave the Boulevard. We thought it was important to keep the Landis name because it was such an important part of Larchmont. And we thought the community needed a store that served that same purpose,” explains Frère. (Please turn to page 18)

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1978 Miss Cecil Carnes, Pat Hug, Mrs. Alec Jack (Lee), Mrs. Howard Fithian Kingman (Adelaide), Mrs. Lawrence O’Neill (Dr. Ynez Violé), Mrs. George Rice (Kathleen), Mrs. David Stern (Pat), Mrs. Larry Yust (Clara)

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(Toni), Mrs. Barry Lundy (Gwen), Mrs. Jim Powers (Nadia) 1988 Mrs. Paul Avazian (Grace), Mrs. Shannon Clyne (Pamela), Mrs. Brian Dockweiler Crahan (Michele), Mrs. William Curtis (Helen Shepherd), Mrs. Ben Hayes (Terry), Mrs. Joseph Keon (Sally) 1989 Mrs. Lance Erikson (Suzanne), Mrs. John Estrada (Anne), Mrs. George Fujii (Gertrude), Mrs. Bob Gershon (Barbara), Mrs. Frank Moulton (Marilyn) 1990 Mrs. Norman Branchflower (Suzanne), Mrs. John Ferraro (Margaret), Esther Hays, Mrs. Michael O’Connell (Margo), Mrs. Martin Wolff (Donna) 1991 Mrs. Walter Allen (Mary), Mrs. John Brinsley (Louise), Mrs. Lockwood Haight (Joyce), Mrs. Luther Newby (Jo), Mrs. Ragnar Qvale (Mollie) 1992 Mrs. Larry Gillham (Elsa), Mrs. Rick McKnight (Linda), Mrs. Charles Witt (Colette), Mrs. James Young (Brooke) 1993 Mrs. Robert Andrews (Adrianne), Mrs. Thomas Larkin (Margaret), Mrs. Ron Mandelbaum (Mercy), Mrs. Sandy McLean (Fluff) 1994 Mrs. Robert Auth (Peggy), Mrs. Bill Conti (Shelby), Mrs. Michael Enright (Carol), Mrs. Michael J. Hennigan (Phyllis), Mrs. James Twerdahl (Daryl) 1995 Mrs. Jack Blumenthal (Susan), Mrs. Michael Cornwell (Diane), Mrs. Steve Feller (Katy), Mrs. Peter Gates (Kay), Mrs. Eric Shewfelt (Olga) 1996 Carolyn Bennett, Phyllis Lanni, Loretta Morgenstern, Betty Jean Shea 1997 Sally Acosta, Margaret Chambers, Ellen Hoberman, Jane Spuehler, Cameron Taylor-Brown 1998 Jan Atchity, Ann Bloxsom, Barbara Coad, Marion Plato 1999 Maureen Binder, Sandy Boeck, Barbara Hardesty, Therese Holz, Laurie Stoneman 2000 Gloria Carroll, Jennifer Fain, Beth Grimes, Laura Hotchkiss, Barbara Yaroslavsky

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Kari Garcia strives to keep us all safe By Suzan Filipek You will survive. Whether it’s an earthquake, a robbery or some other crisis, Kari Garcia wants you to know there are tools and neighbors to help and there are all sorts of ways to be prepared. Oh, and the next big earthquake, it’s not biding its time waiting for a vaccine against the coronavirus. “The earthquake actually could hit at any time,” warns Garcia, head of the Safety Committee and a Vice President of the Miracle Mile Residential Association (MMRA). Thoughts of an impending disaster keep the trained nurse and mother of four up at night. “If you were worried about toilet paper [during the COVID-19 crisis] you might want to worry about an earthquake and be prepared with a few supplies… “If it doesn’t happen, you’ll feel safer for knowing you are ready.” The Marin County native has never been one to shy away from a crisis. After she graduated from UC San Francisco, she worked in intensive care units at several hospitals — St. John’s in Santa Monica, Good Samaritan, and Olympia Medical Center — before staying home to raise her children, ages 18-26. Garcia moved here 28 years ago after marrying into a longtime Miracle Mile family and into a house on a street where her husband Art Garcia grew up. She enjoys the close proximity to museums and the Mile’s storied architecture and family-friendly streets. “We’re very old-fashioned. We’ve lived a house away from my in-laws. We’ve just loved it here.” Her father-in-law has since died, and Kari helps care for Art’s mother. His parents, who were once head of housekeeping for Olympia, assisted when the children were growing up. She extends that sense of interconnectedness to her

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neighbors. The “Four Corners” — Miracle Mile, Park La Brea, La Brea Hancock and Sycamore Square — share resources and communication, which “makes for a stronger society,” says Garcia. Armed with a detailed plan, the four neighborhood groups share a list of volunteers equipped with two-way radios and a pre-determined community meeting place in a disaster. Garcia encourages residents to have available: water, food and first aid, as well as other supplies listed on the City of Los Angeles Emergency Management Dept. RYLAN (Ready Your LA Neighborhood) website. Garcia also participates in the Los Angeles Fire Dept.’s CERT (Community Emergency Response Team) program. She was set to bring the community up to date on disaster preparedness at the annual MMRA meeting in March. It was cancelled because of the novel coronavirus. Then, the Black Lives Matter protests and local looting followed. While the Miracle Mile was not hard hit, its Neighborhood Watch program was still credited with keeping the lines of communication open and soothing rattled nerves. Kari reignited the sleepy Neighborhood Watch program two years ago after a spate of burglaries in her neighborhood and more serious incidents. In one, a repeat offender

— an opioid schizophrenic — had compromised the alarm system and turned the power off at her home in an attempt to break in while she was inside. The incident kick-started Garcia into action. Today, she coordinates the Mile’s 30 block captains. She simplified the city Neighborhood Watch plan into a threetier approach: harden your target, utilize the LAPD and a dedicated private patrol, and be active in your Neighborhood Watch. She’s a big fan of Wilshire Division’s new Capt. Shannon Paulson (“the most effective captain we’ve seen”), as well as the senior lead and other officers in the division. While there is room for improvement in police departments everywhere, for increased justice and for “reform,” Garcia says that — to get there — “we need to participate with them and have an open dialogue… “That’s how it works with my family, and that’s how it works in my neighborhood and on my block, and that’s how it should work with the LAPD. “People need to be part of their community. They need to know what’s going on with their community police.” She encourages residents to join her at Wilshire Division meetings held the third Thursday of the month at 7 p.m., these days on Zoom. She represents the Miracle Mile on the board of the local LAPD CPAB (Community Police Advisory Board). After tackling the Neighborhood Watch program, Garcia turned her attention to security issues on the commercial and retail side of her community. She founded the Miracle Mile Business Watch last year after reports of crime had unsettled shopkeepers. The program has grown to include 35 businesses from a (Please turn to page 18)

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2001 June Bilgore, Lyn MacEwen Cohen, Cindi du Bois, Brenda Newby, Mary Adams O’Connell 2002 Linda Dean, Michele Kneafsey, Angela Maria Sacchi, Fern Wallace 2003 Karla Ahmanson, Cindy Chvatal-Keane, Joane Henneberger Pickett, Mary Pickhardt 2004 Betsy Anderson, Kay Balue, Sherry Marks, Alyce Morris Winston 2005 Henrietta Consentino, Sally Davies, Robin Kramer, Mary Rajswing 2006 Heather Boylston, Margy Hudson, Rebecca Hutchinson, Suz Landay, Mary Nelson, Lindsay Sturman 2007 Alysoun Higgins, Blaire Larsen, Kerry Morrison, Kate Nunes, Wendy Savage 2008 Liz Fuller, Carol Leahy, Jane Usher, Jan Wieringa 2009 Annie Johnson, Patty Lombard, Kelley Nelson, Robby O’Donnell 2010 Laura Foti Cohen, Jan Daley, Karen Gilman, Myrna Robin Gintel 2011 Jennifer DeVore, Julie Grist, Joanne Medeiros, Kathleen Mulligan 2012 Jan Blacher, Flo Fowkes, Patty Hill, Debbie Willis 2013 Shelagh Callahan, Caroline Labiner Moser, Areva Martin, Jacqueline McNally Kruse 2014 Wendy Clifford, Diane Gilmore, Frances Hoge, Susan Kneafsey 2015 Melanie Boettcher, Patti Carroll, Susan Grossman, Julie Stromberg 2016 Jill Bauman, Cheryl Boone Isaacs, Regina Chung, Vivian Gueler 2017 Janna Bodek Harris, Janet Clayton, Diane Hawley, Sheri Weller 2018 Hilary Crahan, Diane Dicksteen, Jane Gilman, Lynn Hall Russell 2019 Shonda Rhimes, Tammy Rosato, Allison Schallert, Marilyn Wells 2020 Edie Frère, Kari Garcia, Geraldine Hurley, Madelyn Murray


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The following organizations involve many Larchmont Chronicle neighbors, and while the pandemic may have disrupted nonprofit organizations’ activities this year, these groups are still viable and active. If your group is not listed, or if you see information that needs to be updated, please write to circulation@larchmontchronicle.com or call 323-462-2241, ext. 13.

Philanthropic ALEXANDRIA HOUSE

Michelle Tonn, executive director. Judy Vaughan, founding director. Purpose: A transitional residence for single women and women with children in the process of moving from homelessness to permanent housing. Volunteers are needed for preparing meals, mentoring, job and entrepreneurial coaching, childcare, gardening and more. Donations are always appreciated.  Contact  Michele Richards, development director, 213381-2649 or michele@alexandriahouse.org.

ALTRUSA INTERNATIONAL

Jenny Chow, president. Seven members. Purpose: Chartered in 1938, serves and provides support to School on Wheels, Good Shepherd Shelter for Homeless Women, Braille Institute and Hope-Net. 213-810-8791.

ASSISTANCE LEAGUE OF LOS ANGELES

Kathy Balzer, Board President. Melanie Merians, Chief Executive Officer. 500+ members. Purpose: In its 101st year, the League seeks to improve the quality of lives of at-risk children and their families. Programs range from an accredited preschool, to two clothing and school supplies programs for homeless and foster youth, as well as a theater for children and a new scholarship program for graduating high school seniors who are homeless or in foster care. Auxiliaries and their chairs include Anne Banning Auxiliary (for Operation School Bell), Debbie Roper; College Alumnae Auxiliary, Barbara Hardesty; Hilltoppers Auxiliary (for Foster Children’s Resource Center), Judy Davis; Mannequins Auxiliary, Donna Econn; Nine O’Clock Players Auxiliary (for Theatre for Children Program), Lenore Schlachtman and Preschool Auxiliary (for Preschool Learning Center), Yvonne Cazier. Other types of memberships for young professionals and families are also available. Contact Kai Tramiel, Director of Membership and Community Outreach at 323-545-4847, ktramiel@assistanceleaguela.org or visit assistanceleaguela.org.

AVIVA FAMILY AND CHILDREN SERVICES PLATINUM ASSOCIATES

Purpose: Fundraising group for Aviva Family and Children’s Services, providing support, therapeutic services and guidance to at-risk young women, children and families. Programs bring families back together, promote permanency, and build stronger and more empowered families. Contact Cynthia Tirado at 323-8760550, ext. 1107, or development@aviva.org.

AVIVA FAMILY AND CHILDREN SERVICES ASSOCIATE BOARD OF PROFESSIONALS

Purpose: A committee of professionals and business leaders dedicated to increasing community awareness and support for Aviva’s mission by strategizing to expand outreach in the community through innovative and effective fundraising, marketing and volunteerism. Visit aviva.org or contact Cynthia Tirado at 323-8760550, ext. 1107, or development@aviva.org.

BIG SUNDAY

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WOMEN OF LARCHMONT 2020

DIRECTORY OF WHO'S WHO

California solely dedicated to addressing the comprehensive and legal needs of women and girls. The three primary activities are education and support services, including training; impact litigation, including lawsuits and amicus briefs; and policy advocacy. CWLC places particular emphasis on effecting change for low-income and indigent women and girls. 323-951-1041; cwlc.org.

CHILDHELP

Pat Whiting, president. 100 members. Meets every 2nd Thurs. except July, Aug. and Dec. Purpose: Address the physical, emotional, educational and spiritual needs of abused, neglected and at-risk children by focusing efforts and resources in the areas of advocacy, prevention, treatment, and community outreach. 323-465-4016; childhelp.org.

THE COLLEAGUES

Jenny Jones, president. Purpose: Supports Children’s Institute, Inc. to help children affected by violence, abuse and other trauma through fundraising and operating The Colleagues Boutique, a designer resale and vintage clothing store at 3312 Pico Blvd. 213260-7621; thecolleagues.com.

development, healthy living and social re- 9964; friendlyhousela.org. sponsibility. 323-467-4161; ymcala.org. PROJECT ANGEL FOOD HOPE-NET Richard Ayoub, executive director. Jason Levi Webb, executive director. 13 food pan- Ball, KTLA chair. Founded in 1989 by Maritry members. Board meets monthly. Pur- anne Williamson and a group of volunteers pose: Hope Net is a non-profit organiza- to provide food to those combating the eftion whose mission is to empower indi- fects of HIV/AIDS. Project Angel Food conviduals and families facing food insecurity tinues to serve the critically ill and provides with access to available resources in col- 2,154 free meals per day with the increased laboration with inter-faith agencies. Taste need during the COVID-19 pandemic, along of Larchmont is usually the last Monday in with love and support, to men and women August. 213-389-9949; levi@hopenetla.org. battling critical illness, including cancer, kidney failure, diabetes, congestive heart JEFFREY FOUNDATION Alyce Morris Winston, founder and CEO. disease and other illnesses, and their depenPurpose: Provide services for special needs dent children. 323-845-1800; angelfood.org. children and their families, typically chilUPLIFT FAMILY SERVICES dren from three months through age 22. AT HOLLYGROVE 323-965-7536; thejeffreyfoundation.org. Purpose: Family-centered community orgaJUNIOR LEAGUE OF LOS ANGELES nization serving abused and neglected chilBuffany Hunter, president. 1,100 members. dren to age 18, and those at risk of abuse Founded in 1926. Seven general meetings Sept. or neglect or in poverty. 323-463-2119; upto May. Purpose: Promote voluntarism, develop liftfs.org/about/hollygrove. women’s potential and improve the community through effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. 323-957-4280; jlla.org. ARCS FOUNDATION, INC.

Civic

JUNIORS OF SOCIAL SERVICE LOS ANGELES FOUNDER CHAPTER COLLEAGUE HELPERS IN Purpose: Fundraising and other support for Sharon Fadem, president. 68 members. PHILANTHROPIC SERVICE (CHIPS) Regis House Community Center, owned and Meets monthly Sept. through June. Pur-

Purpose: Support Children’s Institute, Inc. with its work to help children affected by violence, abuse and other trauma. Fundraising and volunteer efforts include boutique fashion events, hosting special children’s activities, and donating and distributing toys. 213-260-7621; thechips.org.

CUISINE Á ROULETTES

Members come together to fulfill the mission to fundraise and provide volunteer support for St. Vincent Meals on Wheels. Founded in 1983 by Nelly Llanos Kilroy, Bea Wallace and others in the neighborhood, Cuisine is still going strong. Two general membership meetings yearly at St. Vincent Meals on Wheels. Open board meetings monthly. Purpose: Help MOW, needed now more than ever. For information, contact Daryl Twerdahl at 213-4847112; dtwerdahl@stvincentmow.org.

DIDI HIRSCH MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES

Michael Wierwille, board chair. Dr. Jonathan Goldfinger, CEO. Debbi Winter, vice president of development. Established in 1942. Purpose: Provide mental health and substance use services to low income children and adults in the Los Angeles area. The Suicide Prevention Center offers 24/7 multi-lingual crisis services, therapy support and training for people affected by suicide. Two annual fundraisers: Erase the Stigma Awards in April and Alive and Running 5K for suicide prevention in September. 310-751-5331; didihirsch.org.

EBELL OF LOS ANGELES

Patty Lombard, president. 500+ members.  Purpose: Women’s club with philanthropic, cultural and educational programs that support 20 charities that help women and children and grants for over 50 college scholarships each year. Holds lunches with guest speakers, wine and dine dinners, barbecues, art receptions, dances, holiday events, play readings, film screenings, book clubs, and crafts workshops in a National Register historic Italian Renaissance building., Meredyth Deighton, membership director. 323-931-1277 or visit ebellofla.com.    

David Levinson, founder and executive director. FREEDOMS FOUNDATION Purpose: Connects people by providing a variety AT VALLEY FORGE of volunteer opportunities to improve lives and Judith Mancini, president. Purpose: Raise build community. Board of directors meet four funds to provide scholarships to students times a year. 323-549-9944. bigsunday.org. and accredited teachers to participate in the BLIND CHILDREN’S CENTER Foundation’s educational programs. 310Jeff Leitzinger, board president. Sarah Orth, 729-6338; freedomsfoundation.org. CEO. Scott Kassel, director of development GOOD SHEPHERD CENTER FOR and communications. Purpose: Provide famHOMELESS WOMEN AUXILIARY ily-centered early intervention and education Beverly Weir, president. Mary Kane, auxilservices for children birth to kindergarten who are visually impaired. Fundraiser each May. iary contact. Purpose: Assist at four centers Volunteer opportunities available year round. for homeless women and their children and raise funds. Call Mary Kane or 818-789-1519 323-664-2153; blindchildrenscenter.org. or email mk15440@aol.com. Contact Good CALIFORNIA WOMEN’S Shepherd Center at 213-235-1460 or email LAW CENTER asandoval@gschomeless.org. Betsy Butler, executive director. PurHOLLYWOOD YMCA pose: Break down barriers and advance the Merton Harris, executive director. Purpose: potential of women and girls in California Strengthen the community through youth for more than 30 years. First law center in

operated by the Sisters of Social Service. pose: Advance research in America by rais213-380-8168; regishousecommunitycen- ing scholar awards for the best undergraduter.com, regishousecc @att.net.  ate, graduate, medical students and postdocLAS FLORISTAS toral fellows  in the fields of science, math, Amanda Settlage, executive director. 80+ engineering and medical research. 310-375members. Celebrating its 83nd year, Las Flo- 1936; arcsfoundation.org/los_angeles ristas meets once a month, Sept. to June. PurBANNING RESIDENCE pose: Serve the special needs of children with MUSEUM VOLUNTEERS exceptional physical or cognitive challenges at Purpose: Support the educational and culRancho Los Amigos National Rehabilitation tural programs and restoration and conserCenter. Support includes wheelchair sports, vation of Banning Residence Museum. 310scholarships, recreational therapy, adolescent 548-7777; thebanningmuseum.org. support and pediatric art therapy. Annual NATIONAL SOCIETY DAUGHTERS scholarship and awards dinner every June. OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION 562-298-3508; amanda@lasfloristas.org. Eschscholtzia and Hollywood Chapters. LES AMIES CHILDREN’S Founded in 1890 and headquartered in INSTITUTE, INC. Washington, D.C., D.A.R. is a nonprofit, Purpose: Support Children’s Institute, Inc. non-political volunteer women’s service with its work to help children affected by vio- organization dedicated to promoting patrilence, abuse and other trauma.  Fundraisers otism, preserving American history, and include theater receptions, and annual holiday securing America’s future through better dinner. 213-260-7621; childrensinstitute.org. education.  Visit dar.org, or hollywood. NATIONAL CHARITY LEAGUE californiadar.org or follow on Facebook at LOS ANGELES FOUNDER CHAPTER facebook.com/Los-Angeles-EschscholtziaMary Ann Jacobsen, president. 522 members. Chapter-DAR-154076664662448/. Purpose: Mother-daughter philanthropy orgaFRIENDS OF THE nization. Annual benefit in December. TimeFAIRFAX LIBRARY less Treasures Thrift Shop open Tuesdays, Fri- Liz Goralka, contact. Purpose: Support the days, Saturdays and Sundays at 9441 Culver library acquisition fund and various proBlvd, Culver City, 323-665-5981; nclla.org. grams. 323-936-6191; lapl.org.

NATIONAL CHARITY LEAGUE CORONET DEBUTANTE BALL BOARD

Julie Barker, ball director. Alice Wilson Gould, president. Purpose: Annual Coronet Debutante Ball is Sat., Nov. 28, 2020 at Beverly Hilton. Event fundraising supports philanthropic projects of National Charity League, Los Angeles, coronetdebutanteball.org.

NGA HANCOCK PARK NEEDLEWORK GUILD OF AMERICA

Beverly Brown, president. Purpose: Improve the quality of life for disadvantaged members of the community by purchasing and distributing new clothes, linens and personal care items through seven local charities. Annual fundraiser event in February. ngahancockpark.org; ngahancockpark@gmail.com.

ORPHANAGE GUILD

Purpose: Raise funds for Maryvale, Los Angeles’ oldest children’s charity founded in 1856. Maryvale offers mental health, therapeutic and community-based services for individuals and families, and a pre-school for children ages infant to five years. 626-2806510; laorphanageguild.com.

PEGGY ALBRECHT FRIENDLY HOUSE

Peter White, board president, Monica Phillips, executive director. Founded in 1951 as the first home for women recovering from alcohol and drug addiction in the US. Purpose: Provide opportunity for women to recover physically, spiritually and emotionally from drugs and alcohol in an atmosphere of love, compassion and support. 213-389-

FRIENDS OF THE JOHN C. FREMONT LIBRARY

Thomas Garbrecht, president; Michelle Commardo, secretary; David Kendrick is treasurer. Polin Cohanne is co-treasurer. Eight members. Purpose: Fundraise to support the library’s programming for the community. Always looking for more volunteers. 323962-3521; lapl.org/branches/john-c-fremont.

FRIENDS OF THE MEMORIAL LIBRARY

Chris Metro, president. Jane Dobija, contact. Purpose: Support the library through various programs. 323-938-2732; lapl.org.

FRIENDS OF THE WILSHIRE LIBRARY

“Or FOWL as we call ourselves.” Ruth Silveira, President; Debbie Willis, Treasurer; Alysoun Higgins, Secretary; Barbara Coad, Vice President. Seven active members (plus more who help with sponsored events). Purpose: Support the library through purchasing supplemental books, equipment, and items that assist library staff, enhance community programming, and maintain the thriving garden. Fundraising through book and bake sales and donations. Monthly meetings. Always eager to welcome new volunteers. 323-957-4550; lapl.org/ branches/wilshire.

HOLLYWOOD BUSINESS AND PROFESSIONAL WOMEN

Founded in 1920 as advocates for women. Purpose: Achieve equity for individuals in the workplace through advocacy and education. Visit bpwcal.org.


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IN OUR COMMUNITY

WOMEN OF LARCHMONT 2020

ST. JOHN OF GOD WOMEN’S LEAGUE

NATIONAL MUSEUM OF WOMEN IN THE ARTS COMMITTEE, Margaret Cherene, president. 100 members. SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA

Purpose: Volunteering and fundraising to assist patients in St. John of God Retirement Mona Field and Crissi Avila, co-presidents. Purpose: Philanthropy, staffing of the Good and Care Center. 323-731-7141; info@hospi350 members. Meets monthly Sept.-May. Samaritan Gift Shop and public relations. tallerfoundation.org. USC MEDICAL CENTER Purpose: Non-partisan organization to in- 213-977-2939; goodsam.org. CARES AUXILIARY form citizens about government. 213-368LAS MADRINAS 1616; lwvlosangeles.org. Kelly Rouse, president. Sheridan Link, pub- Mindy Halls, president. 200 patrons. Board LOS ANGELES GARDEN CLUB lic relations chair. 180 members. Meets three meets monthly Sept. to June, brunch Meets 2nd Mon. of the month at Visitors’ times yearly. Purpose: Philanthropic organi- in April. Purpose: Support Los Angeles Center, Griffith Park at 9:15 a.m. to 12:45 zation dedicated to a tradition of support- County+USC by providing financial support p.m., Sept. to June; different guest speaker ing pediatric care and research at Children’s and volunteer services. The primary mission each month. First meeting is free. Purpose: Hospital Los Angeles by honoring families is to benefit patients by adding comfort to Increase knowledge and love of gardening, who have shown exceptional commitment to their hospital stay and providing services to educate, and to support philanthropic the Southern California community. Contact that help the patients access quality health care. 323-409-6941; lacusccares.org causes. Annual toy collection/monetary do- correspondingsecretary@lasmadrinas.org. nations in Nov. for Homeless Health Care LUMINAIRES, Los Angeles. Three horticultural scholarFOUNDER CHAPTER THE BLUE RIBBON ships are given for students at Mt. San Anto- Purpose: Benefiting vision research at Terri Kohl, president. Suzy Boyett, associate nio College. losangelesgardenclub.org. Doheny Eye Institute, now affiliated with director, 450 members. By invitation only: NATIONAL ASSOCIATION UCLA’s Jules Stein Eye Institute. 323-342meets on a special events basis. Purpose: OF WOMEN BUSINESS 7101; doheny.org. Founded in 1968 by Dorothy Chandler, this OWNERS, LOS ANGELES ORTHOPAEDIC INSTITUTE FOR charitable support group of The Music CenPatty Ross, president. Purpose: Propel womCHILDREN (OIC) ter is comprised of women leaders in the en entrepreneurs into economic, social and See auxiliaries below. Contact michaelwil- Los Angeles community. Funds raised go to political spheres of power through advocacy, lis@mednet.ucla.edu; ortho-institute.org.  its education programs and resident cominnovation and community. 213-622-3200; CHARITABLE CHILDREN’S GUILD (CCG) panies — Los Angeles Opera, Los Angeles nawbola.org. Purpose: Support Orthopaedic Institute for Philharmonic, Los Angeles Master Chorale NATIONAL COUNCIL OF JEWISH Children’s charitable care program with fi- and Center Theatre Group. 213-972-3347;  WOMEN, LOS ANGELES nancial resources and volunteering. Main sboyett@musiccenter.org. Pam Brown, board president. Purpose: To fundraiser is a tea in springtime.  BARNSDALL ARTS / FOJAC advance economic justice and equity for LA CAÑADA FLINTRIDGE Shelah Lehrer-Graiwer, executive direcwomen. Operates seven thrift stores in Los tor. 16 board members. Purpose: Provide ORTHOPAEDIC GUILD Angeles.  323-852-8500;  ncjwla.org. quality art education and exhibits that nurAUXILIARY OF THE CCG TOWN AND GOWN OF USC Purpose: Support Orthopaedic Institute for ture creativity, artistic skills, and aesthetHilary Crahan, president. Established in 1904. Children’s charitable care program with finan- ic appreciation of art. Build community Purpose: Philanthropic organization support- cial resources and volunteering. Main fundrais- through access and engagement. Zoomed ing USC through scholarships for students, er is a Book & Author Luncheon held in Octo- programming includes Sunday free family building and campus enhancements and cul- ber. Collects holiday gifts throughout the year. art workshops throughout the year from tural programs. townandgownofusc.org. 10 a.m. to noon. Call 323-363-4629. Visit LAS AMIGAS DE LAS LOMAS barnsdallarts.org. WILSHIRE ROTARY CLUB OF

LEAGUE OF WOMEN VOTERS, LOS ANGELES CHAPTER

GOOD SAMARITAN HOSPITAL AUXILIARY

Art-Music

AUXILIARY OF THE CCG

LOS ANGELES COUNTY Purpose: Support the Orthopaedic Institute for Ben David, president. Meets first and third Children’s charitable care program with finanMUSEUM OF ART Wednesdays at 11:55 a.m. at The Ebell of Los cial resources and volunteering. Visit lasamiCOSTUME COUNCIL Angeles, 743 S. Lucerne Blvd. (Confirm loca- gas.org or  facebook.com/lasamigasdelaslomas. Anne Landsberger, contact. 50 members. tion at wilshirerotary.org.) Purpose: “People Council members enjoy six to eight fashionLAS MADRECITAS taking action to help our community for 87 centric programs annually. Purpose: AcquiAUXILIARY OF THE CCG years.” Contact Ray Schuldenfrei, membership sitions and special project  support for the chair: rayanddia@hotmail.com, or visit wilshir- Mother /daughter organization. Purpose: Sup- Costume and Textile Curatorial Department port Orthopaedic Institute for Children’s charerotary.org or facebook.com/wilshirerotary. itable care program with financial resources of the Los Angeles  County Museum of Art. WINDSOR SQUARE-HANCOCK and volunteering. Evergreen Ball is in January.  323-857-6558;  costumecouncil@lacma.org.  LOS ANGELES

PARK HISTORICAL SOCIETY

Richard Battaglia, president, 300 members. Board of Trustees meets quarterly via Zoom. Researches and preserves historical information on Windsor Square, Hancock Park and Greater Rancho La Brea. Historical tours, social events and annual Homes / Gardens Tour. Contact: wshphs@gmail.com, wshphs.com.

WOMEN AGAINST GUN VIOLENCE

LAS NIÑAS DE LAS MADRECITAS

Members are girls grades nine to 12. Purpose: Volunteer at Orthopaedic Institute for Children and in the community; fundraising projects benefiting the patients of OIC include a spring fashion show and Christmas See’s Candy Sale; presentation of seniors at annual Evergreen Ball.

LOS ANGELES COUNTY MUSEUM OF ART DOCENT COUNCIL

Hospital-Medical CEDARS-SINAI WOMEN’S GUILD

Shelley Cooper, president. Purpose: Support Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, primarily through fundraising, support programs, research and education. 310-423-3667; womensguildcs.org or womensguild@cshs.org.

CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL LOS ANGELES ASSOCIATES & AFFILIATES

St. Anne’s Guild supports St. Anne’s, a social service agency offering an array of comprehensive services promoting the safety, resilience and ongoing achievement of the young mothers, their children and families. Located at 155 N. Occidental Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90026. Fundraising thrift shop at 3315 W. Burbank Blvd. Contact: Esperanza Evans 213-381-2931 x248;  eevans@stannes.org .

ST. JOHN OF GOD HELPER’S CLUB

Purpose: Raise money for St. John of God Retirement and Care Center through apBonnie McClure, chairman. 34 Guilds and peals and events such as the annual “Charity Auxiliaries. Purpose: Raise money for ChilGolf Classic.” The Helper’s Club also spondren’s Hospital Los Angeles. 323-361-2367; sors the Foundation’s newsletter. 323-731chla.org. 7141; info@hospitallerfoundation.org.

Marilyn Levin, president. Purpose: Support the National Museum of Women in the Arts and to increase public awareness of the work of California women artists locally and nationally. nmwa.org.

Education

BUCKLEY SCHOOL PARENTS ASSOCIATION

Purpose: Support the school; assist in social and cultural activities; foster a good relationship among the school, the students, and the parents; assist in fundraising. pa@ buckley.org.

CATHEDRAL CHAPEL SCHOOL PTO BOARD

Purpose: Fundraising events for Cathedral Chapel School and general support of school. 323-938-9976; cathedralchapelschool.org.

FRIENDS OF HANCOCK PARK ELEMENTARY

Schedule is posted on website. Purpose: Fundraising and implementing projects. hancockparkschool.com/friends-of-hancock-park-school.

FRIENDS OF THIRD STREET

Quarterly meetings held each year in the school auditorium; see calendar on website for dates and times. Purpose: Raise money for enrichment programs. 323-939-8337; friendsofthird.org.

HARVARD-WESTLAKE SCHOOL PARENTS’ ASSOCIATION

Purpose: Support school and build community. Visit hw.com/parents/parents-association.

IMMACULATE HEART PARENTS’ COUNCIL

Fred and Teresa Weeden, co-presidents. Board meets tri-annually. Purpose: Communication and information for ​parent / student events, including parent information nights, the WALK fundraiser in November, faculty appreciation luncheons, the Spring Luncheon & Fashion Show in March, and the used uniform sale in May. 323-4613651; immaculateheart.org.

LOYOLA HIGH MOTHERS’ GUILD

Elizabeth Warner, president, 50 board members who meet quarterly. Purpose: Hospitality and fundraising for faculty salaries. AnEmily Craig, docent council coordinator. nual spring luncheon. 213-381-5121; loyo401 members. Purpose: Volunteer educa- lahs.edu. MARLBOROUGH PARENTS’ tional services for students and adults in the form of tours, lectures, and informal conASSOCIATION versations. 323-857-6109; lacma.org. Purpose: Provide leadership and involvement opportunities. 323-935-1147; marlLOS ANGELES COUNTY borough.org. MUSEUM OF ART

Margot Bennett, executive director. Purpose: LOS AMIGOS Prevent gun violence by educating the public, MUSEUM SERVICE AUXILIARY OF THE CCG policymakers and the media about the human, COUNCIL financial and public health consequences and Purpose: Volunteer at Orthopaedic Institute for dangers of firearms. 310-204-2348; wagv.org. Children and in the community; support Las Tim Deegan, chair. 150 members. AnWOMEN LAWYERS ASSOCIATION Amigas de Las Lomas through volunteerism. nual meeting at museum. Purpose: Guest services. 323-857-6228; tdeegan @ SISTERS SERVANTS OF LOS ANGELES lacma.org. OF MARY GUILD Jennifer Leland, president. Purpose: ProLOS ANGELES Maureen Manion, president. 165 members. mote the full participation in the legal proPurpose: Fundraising to assist Sisters who are PHILHARMONIC fession of women lawyers and judges from diverse perspectives and racial and ethnic RNs, LVNs, CNAs in carrying out their mission AFFILIATES backgrounds, maintain the integrity of our to care for patients in the patient’s own home, Purpose: Support the mission of the LA Phil legal system by advocating principles of fair- regardless of illness, race or religion. The an- through volunteer service, community enness and equality, and improve the status of nual benefit luncheon for this year has been gagement, and fundraising; be ambassadors women by supporting their exercise of equal cancelled. For further information regarding for music and connect communities.  213rights, equal representation, and reproduc- the Sisters or the Guild please contact mau- 972-3530;  laphil.com. reen.manion@ca.rr.com or call 323-896-9906. tive choice. 213-892-8982; wlala.org. LOS ANGELES

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ST. BRENDAN SCHOOL PARENT TEACHER BOARD

Board meets 2nd Tues. of each month. Purpose: Fundraising, communication forum, support of co-curricular activities and welcome for new families. 213-382-7401; stbrendanschoolla.org.

ST. JAMES’ EPISCOPAL SCHOOL PARENT ASSOCIATION

Meets monthly, year-round. Purpose: Community building, fundraising and hospitality. 213-233-0133; sjsla.org/about-us/parentassociation/

THIRD STREET PTA

Monthly virtual meeting times still to be PHILHARMONIC determined. Purpose: Promote and build INTERNATIONAL par-ent/family engagement, support and enCOMMITTEE courage staff, and work with Friends of Third Purpose: Encourage attendance at Los An- to raise funds for enrichment and curricular geles Philharmonic performances; fund- pro-grams for students. Visit third-streetpta. raise; build bridges between cultures and org email or info@thirdstreetpta.org. countries through the International Ball WILSHIRE CREST PTA once a year; 213-972-3530;  laphil.com. Purpose: Fundraising and support for school MUSES OF THE and student needs. Contact 323-938-5291, CALIFORNIA SCIENCE CENTER or info@wilshirecrestpta.org. Visit wceFOUNDATION lausd-ca.schoolloop.com/pta. Jennifer Upham Saunders, president. 100 WILTON PLACE members. Meets 2nd Mon. of the month SCHOOL PTA Sept to June. Purpose: Support and promote For information, call 213-389-1181 or visit the California Science Center and its edu- wiltonplacees-lausd-ca.schoolloop.com/parcation programs for youth. 213-369-9988;  ent_links. jusaunders88@yahoo.com.


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Geraldine Hurley: a fierce advocate for those in need By Helene Seifer As former congressman and seminal civil rights leader John Lewis said, “When you see something that is not right, not just, not fair, you have a moral obligation to say something. … To do something.” That is a guiding principle of many Women of Larchmont – none more so than Geraldine Garrett Hurley. Humble beginnings Geraldine Hurley came from humble beginnings – her parents Ella Ree and John Sher-

man Garrett moved from Texas to Los Angeles during the Great Migration and she and her five siblings spent their early years in the Miravilla projects in East L.A. “My mother was an orphaned mixed-race Black child,” Hurley begins, fondly recalling her Cherokee-Black mother, “and she brought us up to believe that if we worked hard and achieved an education, we could do anything.” She continues, “We never looked to see how many Black chil-

Dr. Neville Anderson Dr. Anderson grew up in the Windsor Square area. She attended St. James’ School and Marlborough School. After graduating from Stanford University, she was an assistant teacher at Bing Nursery School. She received her medical degree from the University of Rochester. She completed her internship and residency at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles. There she received the Victor E. Stork Award for Continued Excellence and Future Promise in the Care of Children. For seven years, she practiced in La Cañada at Descanso Pediatrics. In 2014 she followed her dreams and opened her own practice on Larchmont Boulevard. She was named a Top Doctor in Pasadena magazine and a Top Rising Super Doctor in Los Angeles magazine for multiple years. Dr. Anderson is one of the founding members of the Children’s Hospital Los Angeles Health Network, is on the Board of Managers and is the Chair for the Network’s Finance Committee. She is also an attending physician at Cedars Sinai Medical Center. She is a member of the American Academy of Pediatrics and is on the Board of the Los Angeles Pediatric Society. In her free time, she enjoys cooking, hiking, going to the beach, reading and playing tennis.

Dr. Courtney Mannino Dr. Courtney Mannino grew up in Hartsdale, New York. She attended Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island, and then continued on to the Warren Alpert Medical School at Brown University. After spending her entire life in the North East, she decided to explore residencies in Southern California, which led her to UCLA in 2015. She completed her internship and residency at UCLA in 2018. She worked for a year and a half at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center as a neonatal hospitalist, splitting time between caring for newborns in the nursery and in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU). While working at the hospital, she realized how much she missed caring for older children and being the primary care provider. While not at work, Dr. Mannino enjoys spending time with her miniature poodle named Maisy, enjoying the beautiful weather in Southern California, and finding new restaurants and bakeries to enjoy.

Dr. Amaka Priest Dr. Amaka Ajalla Priest joined Larchmont Pediatrics in January 2019. She moved from Oklahoma City in the fall of 2017 to Southern California after her husband was accepted to the graduate screenwriting program at UCLA. She spent her first year in California practicing in the primary care and adolescent medicine clinic at the Children’s Hospital of Orange County before relocating to Los Angeles. A proud Sooner alumni, she graduated from the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine in 2012 and completed her pediatric residency at the OU Children’s Hospital at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center in 2015. After finishing her residency, Dr. Priest joined a fast-growing pediatric clinic in Oklahoma City, where she was a primary care pediatrician by day and an urgent care pediatrician by night. Dr. Priest enjoys seeing all ages but has a soft spot for teenagers and is happy to treat them at any stage in their adolescence. When she’s not working, she enjoys listening to music, editing her husband’s scripts, cultivating deep conversations over a hot cup of coffee, and cheering on the OKC Thunder. Dr. Priest is thrilled to be part of the Larchmont Pediatrics family and looks forward to watching her patients grow up for many years to come.

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GERALDINE HURLEY believes change begins with the individual.

dren were in the room – and we were often the only ones. It was [my mother’s] determination that we were going to be in the room.” Since then she’s been in the room to work for religious tolerance, access to birth control and housing the homeless, among other concerns. Whirlwind romance After earning a history undergraduate degree, master’s in secondary education, and certification as a special education teacher, all at USC, Hurley began her teaching career until fate intervened in July 1972. That’s when she met Maurice (“Maury”) Hurley, on a blind date. A Minneapolis advertising executive in L.A. on business, he proposed to her that very night. She turned him down. He persisted. After a brief longdistance courtship, they married that December, and Geraldine Hurley joined him in Minneapolis for five years before returning to California so he could pursue a writing career, which would result in his earning such credits as executive producer and writer on “Star Trek: The Next Generation.” Maurice Hurley had three children from a previous marriage whom he wasn’t allowed to see. “I didn’t want them to not have a father in their lives, to grow up and then say, ‘Where were you?’ ” Hurley states. “I started a campaign to get custody,” resulting in his two sons Timothy and Patrick joining them permanently; his daughter Seana stayed with her mother. “I raised those boys like my own,” Hurley states, and she threw herself into stay-at-home motherhood, helping the older boys overcome learning disabilities and dyslexia, and taking care of their son Michael, born in L.A. in 1981. The Hurleys realized they wanted to provide a richer multi-cultural experience than found in Malibu, where they were living. “We came to Larchmont and fell in love with it. We decided to move to the area, to Hancock Park.” Classrooms and causes In spite of describing herself as a self-involved woman who spends hours on tennis

and yoga, Hurley has always devoted countless selfless hours to our community. As is true for so many parents, Hurley became involved in her children’s schools, becoming chair of the parent association at St. James Episcopal School, joining the board at HarvardWestlake, and serving on the Vestry of St. James in the ’80s, ’90s and now. As a woman of abiding faith, she also earned a certificate in theology from the University of the South (offered through St. James)

after completing a four year study of the old and new testaments. She spent ten years as a docent at LACMA, and held various leadership positions at the Ebell, including multiple board chairmanships: membership, Rest Cottage Association (the charitable arm of the club) and governance, a position she originated. Supporting family planning In 1991 Hurley joined the board of Planned Parenthood Los Angeles for 12 years. She (Please turn to page 19)

Dr. Rebecca Fitzgerald Although we sometimes seem to be living in somewhat divisive times, I feel sure that we can all agree that 2020 will be a year we all remember vividly. Safety, of course, is on everyone’s minds. I’m profoundly grateful and proud of the way my colleagues, Dr. Fincher and Dr. Jalian, as well as our wonderful staff, have pulled together during these unprecedented times to restructure our office environment in order to ensure the safety of everyone concerned while continuing to provide patient care. I’d like to take this opportunity to thank our loyal patients and the unique community of Larchmont for their ongoing support. I feel honored to practice what I love in our cherished community. We extend our deepest sympathies to our patients and community members who have been personally affected by COVID-19, and would like to recognize and thank the dedicated first responders and medical workers on the front lines fighting for us every day. We know that we are all in this together, and that together we will get through this challenging time stronger than ever. Meanwhile, stay safe, stay strong, and stay calm.

Dr. Helen Fincher I joined Dr. Fitzgerald’s practice full time in 2017, and really enjoy working in the neighborhood where I live. Our practice continues to provide the Larchmont Community with a variety of treatments individualized to each patient’s needs. This year I’m so proud of our practice and the way we’ve come together during this challenging time. Everyone is working hard to provide a safe environment while continuing to offer comprehensive cosmetic and medical dermatology treatments. The quarantine presented a rare opportunity to have everyone together at home – myself and my husband and our three children. We also welcomed another Great Dane to the family. Our puppy, Moose, is already huge and keeping us all very busy! Now that we’re back in the office and masks are the new normal, patients are focused on their upper faces. A great combination of procedures is Thermage to tighten and tone skin of the upper and lower eyelids, Ultherapy to lift the brows, and Botox to address frown lines. You can even add Latisse to lengthen lashes. These can all be done on the same day to refresh the upper face (while wearing a mask). To reduce post-quarantine bulges, patients are choosing Coolsculpting and following it up with Cooltone to tighten and tone skin.

Angela Sarff, Nurse Practitioner I joined the practice in 2012 as a registered nurse and went on to complete my Master’s Degree at the University of California, Irvine. I continue to enjoy my new role as a Nurse Practitioner and am so fortunate to be able to work with physicians who are leaders in the field of Dermatology. I’m currently expecting baby number two - a girl due at the end of August. As my due date quickly approaches, I’m working from home helping with social media and marketing initiatives. We will be launching a skin care membership program in the upcoming year that I’ve been working on with Dr. Fitzgerald. The products are based on our philosophy that frequent treatments with minimal downtime combined with evidence-based skincare can transform your skin. I can’t wait to share it with our patients. I’m grateful for the opportunity to spend time with my son who is almost two, and my husband, who is also working from home. I relate to all the working-from-home moms out there with small children. It’s challenging to find to time to get things done! I am so thankful to Dr. Fitzgerald and our practice for the opportunity to work from home until the baby arrives.

Visit www.RebeccaFitzgeraldMD.com or call (323) 464-8046. 321 N Larchmont Blvd. Ste. 906


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Pioneer and mentor, Madelyn Murray paved her own way By Suzan Filipek When Madelyn Murray started out as a stockbroker, the 5-foot, 2-inch MBA graduate was not only the only woman in the room, but also the only Black woman in the room. No matter, she thought. “I can do this.” She went on to a successful 30-year career in finance and investments. But when starting out and seeking a job, she approached insurance companies on Wilshire Blvd. “Why don’t you apply in

Baldwin Hills?” they suggested. “You’ll never work on Wilshire Boulevard. Go see to your people.” Undaunted, she interviewed at the stock brokerage firm Merrill Lynch. And she joined a class-action lawsuit charging the insurance industry with racial discrimination. She got the job, and she won the lawsuit, she said triumphantly by telephone from her Brookside home last month. Since she retired five years ago from the Bank of New York

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Tara Brancato Pilgrim Star, Stellar Mom Tara Brancato had a busy modelling career in Chicago when she met her future husband Chris, who managed to convince her to leave the Midwest to come to Los Angeles and raise their family. She runs her busy house, supports and keeps Chris and her three children on track, and is an involved member of both the St. Brendan’s and Pilgrim School families. She has been a pillar of Pilgrim School for many years, and of the 3rd Street Elementary School community before that. Her Frankie graduated from Pilgrim a couple of years ago, and Olivia (Associated Student Body President for the coming year) is getting ready to graduate in June of 2021. Tara is always ready to help out whenever and wherever she is needed. And when she is not volunteering or fixing anything that needs fixing around the house, she can be found rinkside cheering on her beloved Los Angeles Kings, expertly skiing in her favorite Sun Valley, watching movies and eating ice cream with her family, or playing with her two cats—and the occasional dog too. We will miss you, Tara!

540 S. Commonwealth Avenue • www.pilgrim-school.org

Angelique S. Campen, MD Esthetic Medicine Specialist and ER Doctor Angelique S. Campen, MD is a mother of three, an Emergency Medicine Physician, an entrepreneur, and an expert in the field of esthetic medicine. As a graduate of Marlborough, Georgetown University, and UCLA School of Medicine, Angelique has served as Medical Director of the Emergency Department at Providence St Joseph Medical Center in Burbank and faculty in emergency medicine at UCLA. She also owns an esthetic medicine practice, “The Best Kept Secret in Larchmont.” She offers in-home confidential botox and fillers. You have likely seen many of her clients either on the big screen, TV, or along the streets of Larchmont, but you would never know it (with her talent for achieving the natural look). She is founder of Vital Medical Services, which provides COVID-19 testing, medical clearances and DUI blood draws at law enforcement facilities and thus reduces ER overcrowding. In her “free time” she is mom to Hunter, Paris, and Scarlett, travels on medical missions to Peru, Cambodia, and nepal, is a member of Wilshire Rotary and The Ebell of Los Angeles, and helps lead the $70 million campaign to build a new ER at Providence.

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Mellon as vice president in the institutional asset management division, she has upped her mission to help pave the way for the next generation. Madelyn’s volunteer work kicked off after she agreed to her mother’s dying wish that she would help her sister — a nun with the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet / Los Angeles, Hawaii and Japan. Murray went on to serve two terms on the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet Province Finance Advisory Board, and she fundraised for its founding school and her alma mater, St. Mary’s Academy, Inglewood. “Hey, I’m not Oprah Winfrey, but I love the school, and I want to help,” she pitched to her fellow alumnae at St. Mary’s Academy. The self-described “volunteer leader” chairs St. Mary’s Alumnae Association, developed its Belles & Books Alumnae / Student summer reading project, coordinates alumnae retreats, events and fundraisers and is a mentor to students. Many of the events are now on Zoom or on hold, although she is reading Belles’ summer pick, “Barking to the Choir,” by Windsor Square native son Fr. Gregory Boyle. “I want young women to know they can do it,” whether in finance or whichever career they choose, she said. Murray has joined several women’s organizations during the course of her career — most of which “didn’t exist when I was becoming a stockbroker,” she said. Among those that did exist was The Ebell of Los Angeles. Much of the finance expertise she shared with St. Mary’s also benefits the venerable women’s organization on Wilshire and Lucerne boulevards. A 20-year Ebell member, Murray has held numerous posts and is in the second year of a two-year term as finance director. She helped democratize The Ebell’s membership and grow its numbers to a robust 600 women before the pandemic hit. She is “blessed,” she said, “to help the 125-yearold institution through this tough time.” At the onset of her term

last year, “We had a great balance of events and cash in the bank… We were booked with weddings through this year.” Unfortunately, brides won’t be walking down the aisle at the historic clubhouse until late 2020 or even 2021. Filming and theater events, sponsored by Netflix, Live Nation and others, are also on hiatus. Murray is confident The Ebell will get through this. “We don’t think The Ebell will ever, ever go away. It’s just

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that we have to get more creative.” Outdoor events and pop-ups are being considered for additions to the club’s online programming. After getting a psychology degree from UCLA, Madelyn became a retail buyer at Ohrbach’s department store (now the Petersen Automotive Museum). A double Bruin, she returned to UCLA to get her masters degree from the Anderson School of Management. (Please turn to page 19)

Patricia Carroll President Hollywoodland Realty Patricia Carroll grew up in the real estate business as the daughter of Hollywoodland owner Ed Carroll. She is now president of the firm her late father operated in two offices since the 1940s on Larchmont Blvd. and Beachwood Dr. Patti actively works for preservation, and is the Treasurer for the Greater Wilshire Neighborhood Council, where she also serves on the Land Use and Outreach committees. She is a member of the Ebell Club, SASNA, Friends of Hope-Net and is on the boards of the Anderson-Munger YMCA and the Larchmont Boulevard Association. She also commutes to Paris and Majorca with her husband Mark, where they served for many years as directors of international marketing for French Vogue and French Architectural Digest magazines. Her address is in the Hollywoodland Realty office at 584 N. Larchmont Blvd., and the original 1923 Hollywoodland Realty office is at 2700 N. Beachwood Dr. (323) 469-3171 • Cell: (213) 268-3171

Careylyn Clifford Controller I am a Hancock Park native! My first jobs were on Larchmont Blvd. at My Favorite Place, Landis & Mail Boxes Etc. I am a blessed mother of two. Noah is 13 years old at Larchmont Charter School on the honor roll during COVID. Natalee Carey is now 9 years old. Several years ago I earned my contractor’s license, MBE, SBA8(a). While I still enjoy coaching T-Ball, I have started a global Health & Wellness business as an independent consultant with Arbonne Int., offering beneficial plant-based nutrition, skin care, makeup & an opportunity to change your life (www.careylynclifford.arbonne.com). I am an active member/volunteer with the National Women In Roofing organization providing mentoring and education for women roofing professionals. I have worked with Doug Ratliff, owner of Supreme Roofing on Gower, since 2004 and we are still enjoying working together. While at Supreme Roofing, I implemented a new Safety, Injury and Illness program with a 100% success rate. I am most thankful and admire Doug Ratliff at Supreme Roofing! Doug has been a monumental mentor and positive influence in my life. I am most grateful for my children and the continual joy they bring to my life. Together we have made life changes to overcome and take a stand against the emotional abuse of domestic violence. I remained silent for a long time as many women do to avoid social judgment and lived in fear. My children and I are healing, rediscovering ourselves and starting over.

1015 N. Gower St. • 323-469-2981

HEIDI DAVIS Realtor Humbled & grateful is how I feel about helping my clients navigate the LA real estate market. I have had the privilege of being a Realtor for 13+ years and having my clients put their trust in me to help guide them with such an important process in their lives is truly an honor. I came to real estate after a long career producing television commercials, yielding me a lifetime of experience and an abundance of great friendships. People would ask me “how did you make a career change?” And the answer was simple. Passion. If you don’t have a passion to do something, you simply won’t do it. It sounds cliché but I truly love what I do. I work with sellers & buyers all over this vast city. Being a native to Los Angeles gives me a wealth of expertise about the market in general and the nuances that each neighborhood offers.I currently live in Larchmont Village with my son & daughter, who are nearly grown! I feel so blessed to be part of this community and to be considered a specialist in my field. For me, every client is important and every client has a story. Listening to their stories and understanding how I can be of service is an incredible honor. 213.819.1289 • HeidiDavis5@gmail.com • www.simplyheididavis.com


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Frère

(Continued from page 11) With the blessing of Landis, the two women opened a smaller version of the store across the street, called Landis General Store. “We sold almost everything the original Landis store sold except for hardware and underwear,” Frère says with a laugh. After he retired, Bob Landis even came to work at the new storefront for a short time. “Bob came in and he was fantastic. He would always say, ‘this is my social life,’ about his time with us.” Nevertheless, Landis

helped mentor the new owners as they got used to running a retail store. The early success of Landis General Store allowed Frère and Wolfus to expand into a second space focused on children’s toys, and, then, a third storefront for custom stationery and gifts. However, in late 2006, Frère’s partner Wolfus announced plans to retire. That’s when Frère decided to split from the general store, but kept Landis Gifts & Stationery, which she continues to run today. In fact, putting her high-level experience of social protocol to good use,

Lila Guirguis, MPA Executive Director, Karsh Family Social Service Center Lila Guirguis, MPA, is the Executive Director of the Karsh Family Social Service Center, which offers an array of cross-sector, integrated, and co-located social services at its Koreatown location. She arrived in 2018 with more than two decades of professional experience working with LA-based nonprofit organizations, community and neighborhood groups. The COVID-19 crisis impacted operations at the Karsh Center in dramatic ways, but “the fundamentals of what makes us the “Karsh Center” has not changed at all,” she said. “We are moved to act by the pronounced vulnerabilities of individuals and families in our immediate area and across Los Angeles and supported by incredibly generous providers, community members, and amazing donors. “The determination of our team to help the community and their willingness and ability to be flexible, innovative, and strong, only fuels my determination to be an even better organization, especially in the face of what is happening now.”

The Karsh Center at Wilshire Boulevard Temple 3750 West 6th Street, L.A., CA 90020 • info@karschenter.org

Stacey Koch, M.P.A. Director of Advancement, Hollywood Schoolhouse Stacey Koch is beginning her 7th year at Hollywood Schoolhouse as Director of Advancement, overseeing all fundraising and communications. This is a particularly important and exciting year for Hollywood Schoolhouse as the school celebrates its 75th anniversary while navigating a global pandemic and renewed commitment to anti-racism in its curriculum, culture, and community. Stacey grew up in Northern California, but has lived in Los Angeles since attending Occidental College for her undergraduate studies in Critical Theory and Social Justice and the University of Southern California for her degree in Public Administration and emphasis in nonprofit management. Prior to joining Hollywood Schoolhouse, Stacey was the director of an auxiliary fundraising group for Children’s Institute, Inc. A new and proud resident of Larchmont, Stacey, her husband, and two dogs can be found on daily walks exploring their new neighborhood or doing some very amateur gardening. Stacey is also a former member of the Junior League of Los Angeles and current Vice Chair of the Board of Directors for Girls on the Run of Los Angeles County.

stacey@hshla.org • (323) 465-1320

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Frère has become the person to go to for high-quality, custom stationery and cards. “When you’re new, you have to prove yourself; it doesn’t matter who you are or who knew you. Gradually our reputation built up. We know what we’re doing,” says Frère. While raising a family and running a popular store, Frère has still found time over the years to give back to the community. Frère is a longtime member of Las Madrinas, a philanthropic organization dedicated to supporting Children’s Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA), and for more than 25 years she also has supported Children’s Chain of CHLA. Additionally, Frère is the head of the Southern California chapter of the French Heritage Society. In this role, Frère has put her knowledge of French culture to good use raising funds to help restore historic buildings and gardens in France. Over the years, Frère says that the local chapter has helped save a little church, part of a château, and a couple of old buildings in a little town that was being decimated by antique dealers, among other things. “It’s a fabulous organization,” she says as she recalls trips that took members to places like the Paris Antique Show and the French countryside.

BOB LANDIS stands between new owners Christine Wolfus (left) and Edie Frère (right) at Landis General Store circa 1990. Photo from the Larchmont Chronicle archive

Marking 30 years This October will mark 30 years since Frère opened shop on Larchmont. However, the store’s future is all but clear. “Our lease is unsure,” says Frère. “I’ve not been able to get in touch with the new owner of this building, so I have no idea if we’re going to be able to stay in this spot,” she says. Malibu-based Christina Development bought the Lipson Building in Oct. 2018 for $23.5 million and has announced plans to renovate the 1920s building, which houses 14 tenant spaces. “I worry about the future of Larchmont Boulevard. I worry

about it staying the focal point of the neighborhood, where it feels cozy and comfortable and where stores can afford to stay open,” says Frère. “People care about the community here. I think that’s the secret. There’s a sense of kindness and gentleness around here.” For now, at least, you can find Frère busy teaching the next generation how to leave a lasting impression with custom stationery: “Our biggest growing market is clients in their late 20s and early 30s, who are hard working and upwardly mobile, that know how important a hand-written note is now. “We’re here to help.”

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(Continued from page 12) small hair salon to a major bank. The coronavirus has curbed the program’s growth, but its flow of communication continues with a group text system that provided relief up and down Wilshire during the recent BLM protests. Hesitant to shine a spotlight on herself, Kari agreed to this interview after her husband convinced her it might motivate some to join her cause. “I hope the article motivates each reader of the Larchmont Chronicle to organize their block this week, complete the RYLAN training by September, and to be part of the CERT Radio Net by October! At the very least — they should make sure there is an email roster for their block!” A tall order? Maybe, but the Mile couldn’t have a better role model. Garcia also gives Power Points and presentations in backyards and homes, wherever folks want to meet and talk about Neighborhood Watch, emergency preparedness and making life even better in her beloved Miracle Mile. And, she does this for adjacent neighborhoods as well. “[Neighborhood Watch] really has proven to be effective… It allows us to stay safe, stay informed,” said Kari. To learn more, visit: tinyurl.com/y2evu74o Also: tinyurl.com/yyklg29b

Sevan Nahabedian Larchmont Cleaners Sevan is an LA native and a Hancock Park resident since July 2012. Her family has proudly owned Larchmont Cleaners since 1997. She joined her mother at the family business in November of 2006 and, with the help of their loyal, hardworking staff, they are happily and busily serving their customers every day. Her interactions with people from all backgrounds, including celebrities, politicians and studio executives, has helped her become a better businesswoman, catering to all types of needs. There is not a human behavior she has not witnessed and claims there’s never a dull moment at Larchmont Cleaners! Sevan’s passion to help others led her to start her own fitness training business in 2012. She became an avid cyclist over 10 years ago, completing many Century rides, including a 150-mile charity ride for the Multiple Sclerosis Society. In 2011 she joined Team in Training and raised funds for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society by entering her first triathlon. It brings her great joy to share her energy in the fitness world with her clients who strive to be the best version of themselves. Sevan is most grateful for the Larchmont community and thanks them for making her six-day work weeks delightful. What she enjoys most about Larchmont Cleaners is the pleasant interactions with her customers, of whom many have become dear friends.

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Rachel V. Olivier Putt Putt Productions Writer, proofreader, copy editor, developmental editor: From books to website content, Rachel Olivier, soleproprietor of Putt Putt Productions, has been helping clients clarify their communications for over 20 years. A champion of the motto, “slow and steady wins the race,” Rachel believes thorough and thoughtful work stands the test of time. She has volunteered at AIDS Project Los Angeles and the Larchmont Boulevard Association’s Family Fair, as well as mentored students through online leadership programs at her alma mater, Western Washington University, organized and participated in local writers groups, read slush for the online speculative fiction and poetry ’zine “Bewildering Stories,” and has been a member of The Hatchery. A resident of Larchmont since 1999, she joined the Larchmont Chronicle in 2008 (you can read some of her articles online). Visit her websites to check out her business Putt Putt Productions and her published poetry and speculative fiction. Visit her Instagram page to see her “COVID projects,” including crocheting items to donate where needed, experiments with box cake mixes, growing herbs on her window sill, and hanging out with her cats.

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(Continued from page 16) visited the organization’s border clinics to observe their successful effort to bring birth control to Mexican women who needed help controlling family size in order to stay in well-paying jobs in the American factories that had moved from the U.S. Inspired, she then served on the Planned Parenthood subgroup that followed the Mexican model and brought mobile clinics into the Latino community in Los Angeles. “We had neighborhood mentors to hold coffee klatches about birth control. … We worked at getting brick and mortar clinics built.” Now, Hurley says proudly, “East LA has some of the best clinics in the city.”

Murray

(Continued from page 17) At the time, Merrill Lynch was offering an interview to any woman with an MBA. After the interview, on Wilshire Boulevard, Murray started in Merrill’s training program the day after she graduated from the Anderson School. “It was an unusual time to

Tragedy strikes Hurley returned to teaching before Michael left for college to stave off empty nest syndrome, but in 2011 she had to quit. “I was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer and they didn’t expect me to live. [Maury and I] weren’t going to complain about it. … We talked about dying.” It took her two and a half years to recover from the operation, but 18 months later, Maury died. Hurley explains, “He had an aneurism on Valentine’s Day 2015.” Fostering tolerance A year after that devastating loss, Hurley embraced another societal need. She was disturbed by the rampant intolerance of Muslims in our country, and volunteered with The Institute for Religious Tolerance, Peace and Jus-

tice. She helped coordinate communication among the churches and temples along Wilshire Blvd. and the mosque on Vermont in order to foster religious understanding. She also noticed how humanely the mosque dealt with their homeless population and decided to devote herself to that important cause, which she has done for the past two and a half years. Helping the homeless Hurley refers to herself as a foot soldier with Stories from the Frontline, an organization that advocates for supportive housing to transition people off the streets. They aim to combat neighborhood resistance by educating the community and also making sure that proper support services are put in place.

be doing it as a woman, and as a Black woman,” she notes. Three years later she moved into investment banking for corporations, foundations and cities. Among her civic roles was as appointee to the city’s Convention Center Authority Board. She served as the board’s president at a time when Chicago and New York were drawing

big numbers to its venues. She and her board approved the issuance of bonds to expand the Los Angeles center. “It was a huge project,” she recalled — so big it would lead to the revitalization of the Figueroa Corridor and open the way for the Staples Center years later. Her husband of 49 years, John Murray Jr. — they have two sons and three grandchildren — continues to represent the City of Los Angeles as a director for the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California. (Her father was a civil engineer / bridge designer for the State of California Division of Highways, now CalTrans.) Before the pandemic, she and her husband took frequent visits to the East Bay to visit family. “We were having a good time… We were planning two to three trips a year.” Now, she works on keeping The Ebell afloat and steering young women into the world. “You’re going to wind up either giving your time or your money,” she tells them. “I try to help them aspire… get degrees, have a portfolio, invest when you’re young.” It’s still “mainly a male-dominated field,” admits Murray, adding, “A lot of women are becoming CEOs and becoming financially savvy.” She adds that, in some ways, it’s not as easy for young women today, as it was in her day, when college was affordable and she could work her way through school. But in other ways it was more difficult then. She’s been through racial upheaval before: the 1965 riots, the 1992 Rodney King verdict and aftermath and, today, the Black Lives Matter movement in the wake of the George Floyd murder. “BLM is huge now, and, so there will be change. I just hope that other people decide we’ve got to continuously make the changes. Freedom doesn’t just happen.”

Lisa Rosenstein Founding Head, The Willows Community School We salute Lisa Rosenstein for her visionary leadership since the founding of The Willows 25 years ago and for her uplifting devotion to our community during the current challenging times.

Lisa has over 40 years of experience as an educator and has overseen the development of The Willows from 90 students in a single building to 465 students on a six-building campus. Through her leadership, The Willows is nationally recognized as a progressive educational leader with a strong academic program incorporating experiential learning, critical thinking, and thematic instruction into cutting-edge curriculum. Lisa has collaborated with the Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence to bring RULER, Yale’s social/emotional learning approach, to the West Coast. She is a leader in community education establishing a lauded parent education program, speaker series, and professional development program. Lisa was the founding head of Temple Isaiah Day School and worked at the Steven S. Wise School. A graduate of American University, she has served on the boards of Windward School and Cal/West Educators. 8509 Higuera St., Culver City • (310) 815-0411 • www.thewillows.org

Julie Stromberg

Attorney, Activist, and Advocate An active community member, Julie is a civil rights attorney with the Disability Rights Legal Center where she is leading their special education practice. She also serves on the Greater Wilshire Neighborhood Council (GWNC) Sustainability Committee, which she founded in 2015. Julie is a delegate to the California Democratic Party for Assembly District 50. She is a member of the Executive Committee for the Los Angeles City College Foundation. She also serves on the board of directors for Women Lawyers Association of Los Angeles, Equality California, and National Women’s Political Caucus LA Westside. In addition, she is a member of the Board of Trustees for the Craft Contemporary. An Emerge California alumna, Julie was recognized as a “Woman of Larchmont” in 2015 and “Wonder Woman of Council District 4” in 2019. Julie is a graduate of the University of California, Berkeley and Loyola Law School. Although she takes pride in her civic service, she is most proud of her role as mother of three young children and three rescue dogs.

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On a monthly basis, Hurley visits various local city councils to gather and disseminate information about building supportive housing in their neighborhoods and she facilitates making connections between the concerned parties. “I find out where they’re building for the homeless. What they will look like. How they pick who moves in. … We would take people up to Selma Ave. to see the supportive housing there and explain the programs offered by the city to support these individuals.” Hurley points to one housing success story. “One of

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our worst cases was Sherman Oaks,” she states, referring to their initial NIMBY reaction to a building proposal. “Within nine months we were coming in enough and introducing enough information that the neighborhood council voted to build low-income housing.” The power of one Reflecting on her life, Geraldine Hurley crystalizes her philosophy. “Change happens one person at a time,” she affirms. “Working for the betterment of people begins with the individual saying, ‘Let me find other people like me’ – and you always find them.”

Frances Tario Owner I attended Cal State Northridge University and majored in business. Throughout the years I developed an extensive background within the private social clubs such as the Bel-Air Bay Club, The Jonathan Club, and The California Club. I fell in love with the industry! I have had a passion for the business since I was incredibly young. It is a learning curve that requires mental and physical strength. The greatest lessons are self-confidence, self-improvement, self-worth, and humility. Growing up, I spent my summers at the Bel Air Bay Club, helping at clambakes and summer activities, learning how to manage a tray, table setting, and how to serve fancy hors d’ouevres. I remember on many occasions dining at Tiny Naylor’s on Wilshire and visiting the Ontra and Clifton’s cafeterias. My passion for the business was obvious when I joined the Du-Par’s family giving it all my best. I am hoping to have many more years to come. Thanks to God, my family, and the learning path throughout the years.

frances@dupars-psr.com • (323) 933-8446

Kathy Whooley PT, OCS, CSCS, CPI, MBA Owner, Larchmont Physical Therapy (LPT) “Providing a safe and clean environment while keeping you moving” An accomplished physical therapist, Kathy Whooley has enjoyed serving the orthopedic and sports medicine community for over 36 years. LPT is regarded as one of the most respected outpatient practices in the city, where Kathy oversees a dedicated team of professionals whose goals are to ensure optimal results for a variety of clients with ever challenging sets of needs. Kathy is a Boston University Magna Cum Laude graduate who relocated to Southern California, where she earned her MBA in Business Administration from Pepperdine University. Her other credentials include: • Orthopedic Clinical Specialist Certification (OCS) • Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist Certification (CSCS) • Certified Pilates Instructor (CPI) • USGAFA Golf Specific Fitness Trainer

Kathy Whooley, PT, OCS • Larchmont Physical Therapy 321 No Larchmont Blvd #825 LA, CA 90004 • 323 464-4458

Leisha Willis CPCU, AU, API Owner & Agent Leisha opened her State Farm agency in Larchmont Village in 2013 following a 20-year career in management with the organization. Prior to becoming a State Farm agent, she directed human resources operations in California and led recruiting efforts in the southeast states for State Farm. A Michigan native, Leisha graduated Magna Cum Laude from Spelman College with undergraduate studies at Oxford University as a Luard Foundation Scholar. Her professional accreditations include Chartered Property-Casualty Underwriter (CPCU), Associate in Underwriting (AU), and Associate in Personal Insurance (API). She is a Leadership America alumna and former board member for the United Way. Leisha holds her Life/ Health and Property/Casualty licenses and is a Registered Representative for State Farm VP Management Corp. In her spare time, Leisha enjoys running, traveling and spending time with family. She is active in community outreach organizations, serves on the board of the Larchmont Boulevard Association, and is honored to have mentored many young people in their careers.

500 North Larchmont Blvd • 323-785-4080 • leisha@leishawillis.com


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Larchmont Chronicle

AUGUST 2020

WOMEN OF LARCHMONT 2020

The Women of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage Salute the

Women of Larchmont LISA HUTCHINS

SUE CARR

After 35 years, Sue is a virtual computer: if you want to know the history of a property, she likely has the answer. Her credibility with industry colleagues often results in referrals & is given preview on exclusive properties before coming on the market. Her patience, humor & attention to detail are unparalleled.

Celebrating 26 consecutive years as the #1 Office Agent & the #5 Company Agent in Greater L.A. for 2019! Graduate of local 3rd Street and Marlborough schools and Stanford University. Born on Norton Ave and currently lives in Windsor Square. Over 32 years in Real Estate. CalRE #01018644

Call Lisa (323) 216-6938

JUNE AHN

CalRE #01188513

June Ahn is a top producing agent and an estate director with Coldwell Banker Hancock Park South. A member of the International President’s Elite, June has been recognized as one of the top 100 agents of Coldwell Banker in all of Southern California. She has earned many awards for her outstanding achievements. Please call (323) 855-5558.

CalRE #00769979

CalRE #01883730

CalRE #01510192

CalRE #01206447

Armed with an MBA from USC, Anne brings business discipline to the team, its staff & her clients. Loveland Carr is consistently among the Top 100 producing teams nationwide. Anne loves architecture, creative problem solving and applying technology to the buying & selling process. She always answers the phone!

Call (323) 864-7407 www.LovelandCarr.com

CalRE #00877506

A Tradition Of Excellence, Integrity, Hard Work And Innovation. Among The To p R e a l E s t a t e A g e n t s From Hancock Park To The Coastline. Specializing In All Aspects Of Residential And Income Properties. Distinctive, Personalized And Attentive Service. Call Anne at (213) 718-1527

CalRE #01293183

Cecille delivers results. Resolves problems. Reliable, responsive, effective. Over 37 years distinction. President’s Club. Top awards. She & her husband are parents of 5 children who attended Yavneh, Toras Emes, YULA, Bais Yakov, Yeshiva Gedolah.

Nadia Kim looks forward to working with you now and in the future, handling all of your real Estate needs. She is fluent in English and Korean. In her first year with Coldwell Banker, she was honored to be recognized as “Rookie of the Year” and she has consistently built on that success each year. Her one goal is to insure that all of her clients achieve their Real Estate goals. Call Nadia at (213) 700-3709.

CalRE #00884530

A long-time resident of the area, Jenny specializes in residential and commercial real estate. She has more than 34 years experience and is a consistent top producer. Jenny is a native of Taiwan & speaks three dialects of Chinese. She is a member of the International Council of Shopping Centers & Altrusa International. She is married with two sons. Call (213) 810-8791

Sandy is dedicated to bridging the needs of buyers and sellers with personalized, one-on-one service from the starting line to the dotted line. She has the comprehensive knowledge, negotiating experience and marketing skills helping her clients since 1988 to achieve their goals. Sandy grew up in Hancock Park and has lived in Brookside for over 40 years. Call (323) 687-6552.

Hana Ali is the daughter of Muhammad Ali. Like her father she is a people person and enjoys being of service to others. Hana grew up in Fremont Place Hancock Park and went to Paige Elementary school on Larchmont Blvd. Hana will provide the highest level of service for every buyer and seller. Call (310) 775-5307

Bella Kay, with over 39 years of experience in the local real estate industry, speaks five languages fluently: English, Arabic, French, Italian, and Spanish, taken courses in interior design. Known for her patience, persistence, and enthusiasm, she has a loyal following of satisfied clients throughout Hancock Park, Beverly Hills, Santa Monica, & the Westside. (323) 972-3408.

Call (213) 810-9949 cecille.cohen@camoves.com

CalRE #01865790

TERRI MCCORTNEY

CalRE #01161421

Terri has lived in the Hancock Park area since 1971. She has been with the Coldwell Banker Hancock Park North office since 1995 where she has been a multi-million-dollar producer. She specializes in Westside residential real estate to include Hancock Park, Miracle Mile, Hollywood Hills, Los Feliz and Silver Lake. Please call Terri at (323) 460-7612.

CalRE #01118844

CalRE #02070839

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PEGGY BARTENETTI

I am a neighbor. I love our neighborhood! I am passionate, ethical and smart. I do not take lightly the responsibilty that I am given. I do try to make every sale as stress free and yes..even fun and exciting. Call Cindy at (760) 703-3877

Holding the title of Executive Sales Director and Global Luxury Specialist, Kathy is celebrating her 36th year with Coldwell Banker. She and her partner are noted for pleasant, stress free and successful transactions. Charities include Meals on Wheels, Good shepherd Center for Women & Children and Hope Net. CalRE #00626174

CalRE #01440214

CalRE #00887754

Victoria is a Los Angeles native and a long-time resident of Hancock Park/Windsor Square. Her real estate career spans 25 + years with such achievements as Rookie of the Year, Assistant Manager, Top Producer and Woman of the Year. She has sold from Santa Monica to Palm Springs & is a member of numerous charitable & religious organizations. (323) 823-6869.

I have worked in Real Estate since 1974, selling property from BWI’s to Mexico, Virginia, Florida, Utah, and California. I know how to find the best value and use it to your advantage. If you are thinking about a move, please call me Ginger (323) 252-6612 CalRE #01884677

MICHELLE HANNA

CalRE #01068814

CATHIE WHITE

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Call (323) 371-3152

ColdwellBankerHomes.com

“Each transaction is like a puzzle and it excites me to make sure all the pieces fit as easily as possible! I love helping people achieve the American Dream!” I was born & raised in Los Angeles with over 25 years of experience in real estate & graduate of Pepperdine University. When she is not selling real estate she is serving @ St. Brendan’s School or Loyola H.S. where her children attend. Call (213) 923-8086

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Cathie’s philosophy as a real estate agent mirrors her philosophy for life - listen learn and care. She lives, works and plays in Larchmont but her experience expands beyond these boundaries. Cathie’s goal at Coldwell Banker is to be an advocate for her clients, be it as they buy, lease orsell,andmakesuretheyreceivethe best information service and overall experience available. CalRE #02088625

Call (323) 460-7622

GINGER LINCOLN

VICKIE BASCOY

SALINA CORTEZ

Salina holds a degree in design which she incorporates strongly into the real estate market. Inheriting a strong work ethic since childhood believes being honest, available and following through has sustained the elite clientele throughout her professional life. She has a calm sense in wisdom of knowing they connect with her. “Believe in yourself and anything is possible”. (310)487-0447

CalRE #01240652

Peggy graduated from UCLA with a BA in English; studied design at Otis Parson’s Art Institute for 3 years and completed a summer course in the Architecture of English Country Homes at Oxford University in England. Peggy has been selling real estate for 23 years with Coldwell Banker South on Larchmont & has been a resident of Hancock Park for 48 years. Peggy is involved in many community activities. Call (323) 860-4250

BARBARA ALLEN

GRACE KIM

For 21 yrs, Laura Kate has lived within 5 mins of her Larchmont office. An avid traveler, she brings an Int’l perpective to her work - she understands what draws people from all over the world to LA, but also knows what makes Angelenos feel at home. Call (310) 600-4723

CalRE #01487763

Over twenty years ago, Barbara relocated from Massachusetts with a Master’s Degree from Boston University’s School of Communications. She specializes in residential homes & residential income properties in the Hancock Park, Miracle Mile, Hollywood, Silver Lake & Los Feliz areas. She’s a member of International President’s Circle. Call (323) 610-1781 www.BarbaraAllenla.com

LEAH BRENNER

KATHY GLESS

Grace Kim understands that buying and selling a home can be a challenging experience. As an experienced real estate professional, Grace provides the highest quality service with attention to details that will make your sale or purchase a smooth and seamless process. You can rest assure that Grace will take care of your real estate needs every step of the way. Trust in Grace to have your best interest at heart. Call Grace at (213) 700-6833.

LAURA KATE JONES

CalRE #01865790

CalRE #00917665

Leah has three loves: family, real estate and community. A proud grandmother of 17, resident of HP, supporter of local charities and a top producing agent, Leah has achieved many accolades over her 37-year career. Leah and her partner Naomi are members of the prestigious Society of Excellence and earned a position on The Wall Street Journal/ REAL Trends list of the nation’s top 1,000 REALTORS®. (323) 860-4245 www.naomiandleah.com

CINDY DEFATTA

CalRE #01011584

JEANNINE YATES

Started her career as a real estate agent 30 years ago in the Coldwell Banker Beverly Hills office. Fluent in English and French. Recently relocated to L.A. from Australia. Hardwork ing, great local knowledge and marketing skills to achieve her client’s goals. Loves working with sellers, preparing their homes for sale. Hancock Park resident (310) 739-3070

Call (323) 864-3004 www.LovelandCarr.com

BETSY MALLOY

Betsy is a very trustworthy real estate agent. Her expertise in preparing a house for sale is incredible. She takes a marginal house and with minimal expense, turns it into a home where people put multiple offers to live in. She is a fullservice agent whose warmth and genuine caring has made her loved by all who know her. She is deeply committed to her clients getting them top dollar for their homes. (323) 806-0203.

As an agent who’s an expert in this local area, I bring a wealth of knowledge and expertise about buying and selling real estate here. It’s not the same ever ywhere, so you need someone you can trust for upto-date information. I am eager to serve you. Call (323) 252-7287

CalRE #01467820

ANNE AUSTIN

NADIA KIM

BELLA KAY

CalRE #01007407

Janet always loves a challenge and a chance to be creative. Working with Sellers to fix up their homes prior to listing & complex negotiations remain her greatest joys. Preserving is her new hobby. See her in action & the fruits of her labor at the Loveland Carr Facebook page!

CECILLE COHEN

HANA ALI

CalRE #02021986

Maria, a 40yr Hancock Park Resident & Top Real Estate Sales producer since 1995. Her specialties are Single Family, Multi Family, Short Sale, Bank Owned, (REO), Probate & Trust Sales. In 2016, Maria has been awarded the Coldwell Banker Int’l President’s Circle Award . Maria ranks in the top 3% Sales producer Nationwide. For a free and private consultation. English and Spanish languages. Call (213) 705-1603

ANNE LOVELAND

SUSAN YIM

SANDY BOECK

CalRE #01005153

Celebrating 23 years of residing in the Hancock Park area with her family and fifteen years with Coldwell Banker. Shar thrives on the sales skills and negotiations paramount to closing the deal. Your referrals are always welcome. Shar has been named to the International President’s Circle and is certifield Global Luxury Specialist. Call (323) 860-4258.

MARIA GOMEZ

JENNY CHOW

CalRE #00918577

CalRE #00855785

SHAR PENFOLD

NAOMI HARTMAN

Buying or selling in Hancock Park or Miracle Mile? Look no further. Respected by clients and colleagues, Naomi has 41 years of real estate experience. She and her partner Leah have a history of setting records and garnering accolades, including their membership in the Society of ExcellenceandTheWallStreetJournal/ REALTrendslistofthenation’stop1,000 REALTORS® (323) 860-4259 www.naomiandleah.com

Call (323) 864-7406 www.LovelandCarr.com

CalRE #00888374

JANET LOVELAND

Sev is a friendly problem solver professional with a positive attitude and engaging personality. Strong business background. She is dedicated to her work and a good communicator. Lifetime learner. Earned degrees in Real Estate and Paralegal. Speaks English, Turkish and French. CalRE #02081494

Call (310) 717-8519

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