Becoming a Walker

By Les Besser My dear wife, Susan, enjoys walking and takes our labradoodle for long, leisurely strolls. As a former runner, I prefer faster-paced activities, like soccer and volleyball. Gradually I’ve switched to racquetball and table-tennis—and more recently to...

Kathleen DeLeo: Associate Executive Director

By Pat Grant Kathleen DeLeo, our new Associate Executive Director, presents herself as a friendly, competent, outgoing person with a great smile and a good sense of humor—all useful qualities in the #2 person in management at La Costa Glen. Her areas of responsibility...

Marine Corps to Nursing

By Les Besser Born and raised in Jackson, MS, Mario Preston, our Assistant Resident Services Director, came to California after joining the Marines in 1997. Although deployed several times to various foreign countries, including Iraq, his base had remained at Camp...

Wild Rides with Dad

By Carole Eibelheuser Dad worked very long hours six days a week in his grocery store. So, when we vacationed as a family, he became playful and full of adventure for us. During our summertime visits to Pennsylvania to see Mom’s family, Dad would find us a “Whoopee”...

An Early California Farmer

Contributed by Luene Corwin My grandfather, Harlan Cate, showed walnuts as the source of his income when the first income tax was implemented. His father, at the age of 9, had come to California in a covered wagon in 1864. With only one other wagon, they came to So...

Father’s Day Memories

By Evelyn Weidner It was the year that I had just lost my husband. As we approached Father’s Day, I realized that we didn’t have a father in the family. For me it was a lump of emptiness. We had two men and a boy but no fathers. My creative daughter came to the rescue...