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DLANC Volunteer Lesley Taplin Killed in Car Accident

By Eric Richardson
Published: Wednesday, April 15, 2009, at 10:05AM
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Longtime DLANC volunteer Lesley Gilb Taplin was killed in a freeway accident early Tuesday morning. Taplin was involved in DLANC from its formation in 2002, and more recently was a driving force in the neighborhood council's Education committee and its work on Skid Row.

Taplin split her time between Los Angeles and the Bay Area, where she and her sister ran Atherton Press, a small publishing company founded by their mother, Dr. Corinne Lathrop Gilb. She was an intrepid traveler, and spent a good deal of time in the U.S., Europe and Morocco.

She is survived by two children. Her daughter, Blyth Taplin is a lawyer in New Orleans, and her son, Nick Taplin is a Los Angeles recording engineer.

According to an email sent out late last night by Qathryn Brehm, details of a remembrance are being worked out.

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