The nonprofit International Visitors Council of Los Angeles has elected Eagle Rock resident Howell Ellerman vice president of its governing board. The council arranges one-on-one meetings between professionals from abroad and Los Angeles residents. Ellerman, an Occidental College graduate, practices land use and redevelopment law.
Navajo textile authority Kathleen Whitaker debuts as curator of the Southwest Museum in Highland Park this week with the exhibit "Tradition in Transition: Papago Basketry, 1900-1925." Whitaker, who holds a Ph.D. in anthropology from UCLA, was curator of the San Diego Museum of Man from 1975 to 1979 and then assistant professor of anthropology at Cal State San Bernardino and professor of anthropology at Crafton Hills College.