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Jane Gilman Celebrated

Jane Gilman was honored by the Wilshire Rotary and the Miracle Mile Chamber of Commerce on Wednesday, her birthday.
Jane Gilman, left was honored by the Wilshire Rotary and the Miracle Mile Chamber of Commerce on Wednesday. She is seated with John Welborne, Larchmont Chronicle Publisher and Pam Rudy, Advertising Director.

Nearly every segment of the community gathered yesterday for lunch at the elegant Ebell of Los Angeles to celebrate Jane Gilman’s birthday and her recent retirement from running the Larchmont Chronicle, the  newspaper she founded with Dawne Goodwin more than 50 years ago.

The luncheon was hosted by the Wilshire Rotary (one of the oldest Rotary clubs in the country) and the Miracle Mile Chamber of Commerce (which Gilman helped found).  Both organizations  presented gifts to Gilman for her years of service to them and the larger community. On behalf of the newspaper staff, John Welborne and Pam Rudy presented Gilman a Tiffany locket with a “key” to Larchmont.

Representatives from various public officials brought citations for Gilman. Former Council Member Tom LaBonge offered a personal tribute citing several examples of how Gilman’s involvement improved the community.  One notable example was persuading then City Councilman John Ferraro to remove two parking meters from Larchmont Blvd to create a driveway, thus enabling the construction of the parking garage.

You can send your birthday and retirement wishes to Jane at [email protected]


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Patricia Lombard
Patricia Lombard
Patricia Lombard is the publisher of the Larchmont Buzz. Patty lives with her family in Fremont Place. She has been active in neighborhood issues since moving here in 1989. Her pictorial history, "Larchmont" for Arcadia Press is available at Chevalier's Books.

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