With the Dodgers heading to the playoffs for the first time in a few years, and with Vin Scully still at the mic as he was in 1958, Los Angeles Magazine decided to give Rosalind Wyman its first Game Changer Hall of Fame Award. Wyman was the youngest member of the City Council and I believe its only woman when she helped negotiate the Dodgers' (and Scully's) move west from Brooklyn for the 1958 season.
The award was given at the magazine's annual LA Woman luncheon, held on Tuesday at the Sofitel. Ana Guerrero, the chief of staff to Mayor Eric Garcetti, was honored as one of the magazine's women of the year. Others included Dr. Kristi Funk, founder of the Pink Lotus Breast Center; Jane Pisano, president and director of the Natural History Museum;
Sonja Rasula, founder of Unique L.A.; Lorena Lopez, organizing director of Unite Here;
Hyepin Im, founder of Korean Churches for Community Development; Holly Robinson Peete, co-founder of the HollyRod Foundation; Jennifer Howell, founder of Art of Elysium;
Deborah Borda, president and CEO of the LA Philharmonic; and Allison Graff-Weisner, executive director of City Year Los Angeles.
I'm told the lunch time turnout included former mayoral candidate Wendy Greuel, former ambassador Nicole Avant, KTLA's Wendy Burch, Fox 11's Christine Devine and KCRW general manager Jennifer Ferro, among others.
Cropped photo of Wyman and Guerrero: Jennifer Fujikawa