Sandy Cha told us that Bruce grew up among the long-gone orange groves of Southern California, where he met and married high school sweetheart, Lorna. After completing his physical therapy training CSULB, they embarked upon a journey into the Central Valley to start a business and build a family. For thirty years they endured the discomforts of Fresno’s climate by taking day trips and short getaways to the nearest coastal retreat available, and thus, Cambria be-came evermore dear to their hearts.

When Lorna’s mother retired in 1997, deciding to see the property in Anaheim that had been her home since birth, Lorna and Bruce introduced her to Cambria and helped her make the transition to her second “Shangri0la.” Bruce and Lorna purchased their first home in Cambria in 2005, across the street from Lorna’s mom, with the help of a hard-working rookie realtor named Bob Kasper. They divided their time between their two homes for the next several years until they could completely come home to their dream in 2011.

Bruce has served in an executive capacity for non-profit organizations for over forty years. In Cambria, he en-joyed his many years on the Board of Directors for FFRP and he served as environmental representative for NCAC for four years. He is currently treasurer for “Canzona Women’s Ensemble” in SLO, where he enjoys collaborating with Lorna’s artistry and love of music. He is also president of CAN, where he works to combine his many years of experience as a home health physical therapist with his loving neighbors who have so long served to meet the basic needs of out neighborhood.

Bruce explained that CAN provides locals with badly needed medical supplies, such as wheel chairs, walkers, etc. when they suddenly find themselves in need. In addition, CAN has a list of volunteers who are willing to drive residents to medical appointments any-where in the county. Currently CAN does have plenty of medical supplies but they are definitely in need of drivers. If you would be willing to volunteer, you can contact CAN at 927-5673. No special licensing is required, just a willingness to help a neighbor in need.