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INSIDE HANCOCK PARK
by JANE GILMAN

in conversation with TOM LABONGE

The new book by the previous editor/publisher of The Larchmont Chronicle about the ins-and-outs of Hancock Park.

Inside Hancock Park describes the community's early pioneers, a who's who of Hollywood, and unique characters such as the world's richest Indian. Inside Hancock Park describes its founder, G. Allan Hancock, and his rise to become one of the city's wealthiest men. Learn of the challenges the residents have faced to maintain its integrity: the threat of a freeway route through the neighborhood, plans to remove palm trees and the threat of Mc-Mansions.

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JANE GILMAN

Author

Author Jane Gilman is the past editor/publisher of the “Larchmont Chronicle.” a newspaper covering mid-city communities including Hancock Park, Windsor Square and Miracle Mile. She retired in 2015 after 52 years. A native of Rye, New York, she is a graduate of Beloit College (Wisc.) Pre-publishing, she was a copywriter, recreational director and psychiatric aide.

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TOM LaBONGE

in conversation with

Thomas J. LaBonge is an American politician. He was a member of the Los Angeles City Council representing the 4th district, serving from 2001 to 2015. He won a special election to fill the seat left vacant by the death of long-time council member John Ferraro.

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