Carol Baker Tharp
Summary: general manager and former executive director of the Los Angeles Department of Neighborhood Empowerment whom Los Angeles, California mayor Antonio Villaraigosa hired in February 2007 to oversee the city's neighborhood councils system that was authorized by voters in 1999 and set up by the City Council in 2001, but who had recently went on a medical leave in September 2007 due to a battle with a particularly aggressive recurrence of breast cancer.
Cause of Death: Breast cancer
Born: May 13, 1952
Died: November 25, 2007
Location: Los Angeles, California