Jenkins joins Laguna Beach Live!
Education advocate Betsy Jenkins has been named to the board of Laguna Beach Live!, which presents an eclectic mix of live music in local venues.
“Education programs are an important part of our mission to promote and increase the knowledge and appreciation of the performing arts," said board member and Mayor Elizabeth Pearson. “Having Betsy’s insight as we work toward nurturing our emerging performing artists will be invaluable to the organization."
Last year, Laguna Beach Live! presented 20 free concerts, workshops and school outreach programs to Laguna Beach schools, Susi Q Senior Center and general public in addition to Jazz Wednesdays, Bluegrass & BBQ, Laguna Beach Music Festival, and big band and world music concerts.
Jenkins has served for seven years on the Laguna Beach Unified School District Board of Education and is the liaison to the Orange County School Board Assn. She is past president of the Board of the Capistrano/Laguna Beach ROP, and also chairs the Education Committee of the Laguna Beach Sister City Assn. She and her husband are active supporters of SchoolPower, the Boys & Girls Club, Friendship Shelter, Boy Scouts, the Laguna Art Museum, and the United Methodist Church. She is on the advisory board of Mission Hospital Laguna Beach, and is a member of AAUW and the Laguna Beach Woman’s Club.
Jenkins will be joining Cody Engle, Paul Freeman, Sam Goldstein, Joe Hanauer, Judith Jelinek, Danny Melita and Cindy Prewitt on the board.
Zolita Scott to be remembered
The late Zolita Scott, a Laguna Beach native and longtime resident, will be honored at a memorial from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday at Tivoli Terrace, 650 Laguna Canyon Road.
The Laguna Beach Exchange Club, of which Scott was co-president and a member for more than 20 years, is organizing the event.
She was also active in the Laguna Beach Film Festival and the Laguna Beach Board of Realtors.
Scott, a graduate of Laguna Beach High School and UC Santa Barbara, died Nov. 17 at 61. She owned the Scott-Land Co., a realty firm.
Friends are invited to share pictures, stories and memories of Scott during the event.
Parking will be provided at the parking lot across the street from the Festival of Arts Grounds. For more information, call Katy Moss at (949) 280-7406.