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Memorial service planned for Betty Lou Young

Betty A public outdoor memorial service for Betty Lou Young, a longtime resident of Rustic Canyon who wrote books about the history of Pacific Palisades and campaigned to save the Santa Monica Mountains and other open spaces from development, will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. Oct. 16 at Los Liones Canyon. Young, who died July 1 at age 91, was instrumental in developing a park there.

Her books included "Our First Century: The Los Angeles Athletic Club," "Pacific Palisades: Where the Mountains Meet the Sea" and "Santa Monica Canyon: A Walk Through History." Her son, Randy Young (credited as Thomas R. Young), was often co-author and photographer.

In 1975 Betty Lou Young founded Casa Vieja Press.

-- Martha Groves

Photo: Betty Lou Young in 2000

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