Author Archives: La Costa Glen

Old San Diego

By Pat Grant Old San Diego began before Friar Junipero Serra founded San Diego de Alcala Mission in 1769, or before 19th century whalers deposited their cargoes on the marshes below the Presidio. San Diego’s history stretched back before the people who settled the Americas walked across the land bridge from Siberia around 10,000 B.C…. Read More »

Halley Sanchez, Executive Assistant

By Pat Grant Halley Sanchez is our new Executive Assistant to Executive Director Keith Kasin and enthusiastic about her job. One of the most challenging aspects, she finds, is juggling Keith’s very busy calendar, trying to allow him time to complete tasks in between appointments. “I don’t have much experience as an executive assistant,” Halley… Read More »

We Really Got Talent!

By Sharon Wood According to Webster’s, talent equates to “gifted,” and describes “outstanding ability.” Our recent show, “La Costa Glen’s Got Talent,” excelled with truly outstanding abilities—whether they be singing, dancing, or acting. These brought forth a joyous evening for all in the audience! LCG residents wowed us, once again, with their various talents and… Read More »

Electronic Game Inventor Still Creating Products for His La Costa Glen Neighbors

JW Willhide has always enjoyed creating products that would help educate and entertain children. He was the inventor of the popular 1979 Star Wars Electronic Battle Command game and the 1977 Mathemagician game that helped children learn math. Now at the age of 79, he’s still playing for a living and lending his expertise to… Read More »

Dancing with a Star

Contributed by Ginni Davis After graduating from Washington State University in Spokane, I planned to travel to New York to begin working on a Master’s degree at Columbia University. Shortly before I was to leave my home town of Olympia, a work colleague mentioned that she knew a young man that had left to get… Read More »

Irish Luck

By JoAnn Mullen It’s a brilliant and starry night with the moon casting its pearlescent glitter over all. Shards of light glimmer in the distance. La Costa Glen is silent but not still. We lie in our comfortable beds thinking of those who keep us safe and protected. We send good wishes: -May Irish luck… Read More »

Meet GlenBrook’s New Administrator

By Les Besser Mark Alsop was deeply influenced by his parents’ dedication of assisting seniors; they owned a residential home-care unit. After completing his LDS Church missionary assignment in the Philippines and graduating from the University of Hawaii, he took various jobs without finding complete satisfaction. Looking for more fulfillment, he joined Cambridge Healthcare Services,… Read More »