KPCC’s “AirTalk” spoke to Zev Yaroslavsky, director of the Los Angeles Initiative at UCLA Luskin, about the death of former L.A. City Council member Roz Wyman at age 92. Seven decades earlier, a 22-year-old Wyman became the youngest person ever elected to the council as well as its first Jewish woman. She led efforts to bring the Brooklyn Dodgers to Los Angeles, was a patron of the arts and served as a powerbroker in California politics throughout her life. Yaroslavsky, who narrowly beat Wyman to join the City Council in 1975, became a close ally and friend of the fellow civic leader. He said one of his prized possessions is a baseball that Wyman autographed as they enjoyed a game in her prime seats behind the Dodger dugout. “Her fingerprints are all over Los Angeles and will be for generations to come,” Yaroslavsky said.
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