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Resident’s Corner

Hanukkah Memories

Contributed by Grace Omens When I was growing up, the eight night celebration of Hanukkah was shared by all family generations, who tended to live close by each other. I always received Hanukkah gelt (money) from my parents and grandparents and I was THRILLED if I got a dollar! My children enjoyed receiving gelt each… Read More »


By JoAnn Mullen My family asks every year what I want for Christmas. Since I’ve outgrown the need for material tributes, here’s what I really want: A sweater of self-esteem so that I can feel a warm, loving feeling about myself at all times. An anti-procrastination afghan so that I may do things on time… Read More »

James Hoevertsz

By Pat Grant As Food and Beverage Director at La Costa Glen, James Hoevertsz has a very important management position making sure our kitchens and dining rooms are running smoothly. James drives daily from his home in Temecula. He is married and has a son in his second year at Oregon State. Majoring in hotel… Read More »

Northern Lights

By Les Besser Lists of the Natural Wonders of the World compete to name favorites, but every single list includes the Northern Lights, also called Aurora Borealis. The latter name comes from two ancient Greek gods: Aurora, the goddess of the dawn and Boreas, the god of the north wind. Ancient cultures thought the lights… Read More »

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