Community Activist, Artist, Master Gardner, Advocate for Seniors & Children with Disabilities. Bea Gold has lived in Silver Lake for 28 years. Born in New York City, she attended the High School of Music & Art as an art student and was a scholarship student at the Art Student’s League for 4 years. She later moved to California, met her husband of 53 years, and together raised four children. Jack taught school, and became a school administrator and child psychologist for LAUSD. As a parent participant in the Tarzana Cooperative School, Bea discovered her love of working with young children and was lucky to be able to devote her career to their interest. Bea was the Founding Executive Director of
Child & Family Services, recently renamed Pathways, a private, non-profit public service agency providing child care resource and referral services as well as training for working with young children with disabilities. The service area includes Silver Lake. In the fall of 2004, Bea ran for seat vacated by Robert Brooks on the Silver Lake Neighborhood Council, her first try at public office, and demonstrated her popularity by besting her opponent, former White House aide Nina Hachigian by a 6-to-1 margin. Bea is also an outstanding portrait artist. Her stylistic paintings are to be found in collections throughout the country. In 2014, she sold her Silver Lake house and moved out of Los Angeles in order to be closer to her children and grandchildren.