Who is that woman with the hair bun?

That question, if asked in Echo Park, is usually in reference to Isa-Kae Meksin, who is known not only for attending nearly every neighborhood meeting and event but for her hair-do. Whether it’s a neighborhood council meeting or an art opening, Meksin is usually there, with a nearly two-foot long coil of hair wrapped tightly into a bun, tilted at a 45-degree angle from the back of her head. It’s been her preferred hair style since about 1965.

If Meksin and her signature hair bun are not present at an Echo Park event it’s probably because the 81-year-old retired school teacher has driven her blue Prius to attend a meeting or gathering in another part of town. For those who think growing old means slowing down, take a look at some of the meetings, events and activities Isa and her bun were seen at during the last week:

Sunday, August 2
* Youth concert at Forest Lawn in Hollywood
* Art exhibit in Glassell Park

Monday, August 3
* Weekly meeting of the Watts Gang Task Force in Watts
*Parks subcommittee meeting of the Greater Griffith Park Neighborhood Council

Tuesday, August 4
* Weekly volunteer shift at the ACLU
* National Night Out event in Echo Park

Wednesday, August 5
* Meeting of the City of Los Angeles Commission on Disability
* Richard Neutra & R.M. Schindler exhbit at SCI-Arc
*The monthly meeting of the Citizens Committee to Save Elysian Park

Thursday, August 6
* The monthly meeting of the Echo Park Improvement Assn

Friday, August 7
* Weekly volunteer shift reading to the blind at the Braille Institute
* Taiko drum concert in downtown Los Angeles

Saturday, August 8
* Meeting of the Echo Park Library support group
* Screening of the film Comme un Juif en France (Being Jewish in France) at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art

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