One small act of kindness grew into a charity.

With his wife, Loretta, Zaki Mustafa, Retired Executive Officer, LADOT, 33 years of City service and Club Member, formed a nonprofit. He raised money any way he could, and organized shipments of jackets for those in need...

Holiday Happenings in the City

City Holiday Events

Every year, the City produces and sponsors a variety of events to celebrate the holidays...

Donate to a Toy Drive or Clothing Drive!

Many City departments host holiday toy and clothing drives. The Club encourages you to be generous by participating...

Librarians are ready to help you enjoy the holidays with book,...

Enjoy this selection of books and movies reflecting some of the Library’s suggestions for the winter holidays...

Help Others for the Holidays

The Club encourages City Employees and everyone to contribute to Club Angels in support of a variety of Club-related causes...

LAPD hosts local celebration of National Dispatchers Week.

The LAPD celebrated National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week – popularly known as National Dispatchers Week – April 11-15, honoring its dispatchers with ceremonies and honors...

Filipino Employee Association celebrates 40th anniversary.

On October 7, LAFACE – the Los Angeles Filipino Association of City Employees – enjoyed a double-stacked celebration of the important organization’s 40th anniversary. A ceremony in City Council chambers began the celebration...

Annual picnic for African-American law enforcement Retirees returns.

The Ebony Reunion Picnic, held each September primarily for African American former LAPD employees, was held Sept. 10 in Kenneth Hahn County Park in LA...

LA Public Library’s Top Ten: December 2022

Here are the top 10 books, CDs and DVDs loaned, the Los Angeles Public Library...

Cooking Classic: Cornish Hen with Almond Sautéed Green Beans

Cornish Hen with Almond Sautéed Green Beans: This recipe works well for the holiday season, and it can even be a summer dish as well...

Send in your Valentines Day Messages

Send your loved one a special Valentine… in the February Alive!

Welcome to the Club’s New Outreach to Retirement

Have you been thinking about signing up for the Club’s Long Term Care Plan? If you have, now is the time to apply!..

Kid’s Coloring Contest Winners: Dec. 2022

Congratulations to the WINNERS of our Kid's Club Coloring Contest! Our top four participants win 4 Free Tickets to Raging Waters!

Larios in the City: December 2022

Robert Larios, the Club’s President & CEO, honors Club members with the coveted Club Retirement Plaque...

In Memoriam: December 2022

Our thoughts and condolences are with the family and friends of the following current and retired City employees who have passed away...

Retirements Listing: December 2022

Here’s a listing of all those who retired from the City this month...

Send in your Valentines Day Messages

Send your loved one a special Valentine… in the February Alive!

Are You Ready for Retirement?

Learn about your retirement options and benefits at an upcoming Planning for Retirement webinar, hosted by the LACERS Member Engagement team...

LACERS Well Events Coming This Month

Register for FREE virtual events through your MyLACERS account. Space is limited for each event so be sure to sign up early...

John’s Picture Perfect Contest: Dec. 2022

Submit your photos to the Picture Perfect contest, and you could win a $25 Amazon Gift Card. Once a month, the best pics are selected for publication...

Lifes Moments

Dept. running team wins second responder relay.

On Oct. 15, the LAPD’s Elite Running Team defended their title, winning first place...

Lt. Kenneth Hawkes retires after 33 years of City service.

A retirement reception was held Aug. 27 for Lt. Kenneth Hawkes, who retired from the Port Police after 33 years of service...

Scenes From a Pandemic: Part 31

Alive! continues its documentation of City employees as they take a multitude of measures to combat the COVID-19 pandemic...

Joint LAXPD/LAPD task force honored for success.

On Oct. 25, members of the Regional Illegal Firearms Trafficking Team, consisting of Airport Police and the LAPD – were honored with a Centurion Award from the Peace Officers Association of Los Angeles County...

We’re bringing Club benefits and authentic City of Los Angeles gear to you!

Club Mobile Team is ready to visit City worksites safely with gear, tickets, insurance, more. Say hi to the Club … in person again!

Salute to Veterans

We are honored once again to salute our Club Member Veterans in honor of Veterans Day, Nov. 11...

Welcome to the Club’s New Outreach to Retirement

The Employees Club of California can assist you in making the retirement process seamless...

Time to Party in Person Again – And We Want Your Photos!

The Club Holiday tradition continues – have photos from your department’s holiday party printed in Alive!, in our special holiday section, online and in print...

Dept. celebrates California Clean Air Day.

On Oct. 5, LADWP celebrated California Clean Air Day by hosting a Clean Air Fair at department headquarters with partners Public Works/Sanitation: City Plants, an organization at the hub of...

Hogan: Firefighter of the Year

LAFD Chief Deputy Armando Hogan was named Firefighter of the Year (2021) by the LA City Firefighters Association (LAFFA). Friends, family and co-workers attended the event, held...

Holiday Events Are Back!

Some City-sponsored events returned last year, and more continue reopening this year as the pandemic seems to fade into the distance (cross our fingers)...

Turkey-Cranberry Meatballs with Roasted Brussels Sprouts and Sweet Potato

My taste buds get cravings for Thanksgiving dinner more than once throughout the year. To help satisfy those cravings, here is a recipe that uses many of the same ingredients and flavors of that special day...

Richard Rides Away

Richard Coulson, Assistant General Manager for Fleet Services, retired in September. He had 34 years of City service...

Cynthia Goes Out Big

On Oct. 2, Cynthia Billingslea, Customer Service Rep, LADWP, and Club Member, retired with a big reception...

Club hosts first Ambassador Mingle as part of exciting new program.

On Oct. 11, the Club hosted its first meet-and-mingle dinner event for its new Ambassador Circle. There, new Ambassadors met Club staff, learned about upcoming Club benefits...

Read All About It: It’s Thanksgiving!

As the holidays progress, Alive! continues publishing recommendations from our favorite Library – Los Angeles Public Library – for your seasonal reading pleasure and to remember the point of the holiday, gratitude...

Schedule a Mobile Team Visit

Club Mobile Team is ready to visit City worksites safely with gear, tickets, insurance, more. Say hi to the Club … in person again!

Dept. Celebrates its First Anniversary.

On Sept. 22-23, the LA Civil + Human Rights and Equity Dept. – LA Civil Rights – celebrated its first anniversary by emphasizing its LA for All Campaign across the City...

LAFD hosts annual Girls Camp to introduce fire careers to girls.

After a two-year hiatus due to the pandemic, the LAFD resumed its annual Girls Camp to introduce fire skills to high-school-aged young women and encourage their interest in becoming Firefighters. It was the department’s ninth Girls Camp...

Lt. Jason Zabel retires after 27 years of City service.

A going-away reception was held Sept. 22 for Lt. Jason Zabel, who’s retiring after 27 years of City service...

Erika Rodriguez retires from the LAPD after a long career.

Erika Rodriguez, Management Analyst, LAPD, with the department’s Air Support Unit, has retired...

LAFD promotes 25 sworn and civilian staff members.

On Aug. 24, the LAFD honored 25 sworn and civilian personnel who completed the process of promoting in rank or status within the department...

Alive! Around the World: Greece

Alive! goes wherever you go! Club Members bring their recent copy of Alive! with them when they travel and and we publish their picture...

LA Public Library’s Top Ten: November 2022

Here are the top 10 books, CDs and DVDs loaned, the Los Angeles Public Library...

Set Up a Mobile Team Visit

Club Mobile Team is ready to visit City worksites safely with gear, tickets, insurance, more. Say hi to the Club … in person again!

LAPD Above and Beyond event honors courage and bravery in protecting the City.

On Oct. 20, the LAPD hosted its annual “Above and Beyond” ceremony. This year’s event honored 14 Officers who demonstrated the highest level of courage and bravery in protecting the City...

Kid’s Coloring Contest

Hey kids! WIN four tickets to the San Diego Zoo!

Larios in the City: November 2022

Robert Larios, the Club’s President & CEO, honors Club members with the coveted Club Retirement Plaque...

John’s Picture Perfect Contest: November 2022

Submit your photos to the Picture Perfect contest, and you could win a $25 Amazon Gift Card. Once a month, the best pics are selected for publication...

Welcome to the Club’s New Outreach to Retirement

The Employees Club of California can assist you in making the retirement process seamless...

John’s Picture Perfect Contest: October 2022

Submit your photos to the Picture Perfect contest, and you could win a $25 Amazon Gift Card. Once a month, the best pics are selected for publication...

Gingery Beef Ramen Stir-Fry with Zucchini and Scallions

This 20-minute recipe creates a rich, savory flavor that will make your favorite instant ramen taste like it was made in the kitchen with fresh ingredients...

Read All About It: It’s Halloween!

Alive! reached out to Librarians at our favorite library, Los Angeles Public Library, for their recommendations for awesomely scare Halloween reads and watches. We decided to ask again, and here are fresh...

Jaime Pacheco-Orozco is new GM of Dept. of Aging.

On July 5, Jaime H. Pacheco-Orozco became General Manager of the Dept. of Aging. He was appointed by Mayor Eric Garcetti and replaced Interim General Manager Mariella Freire-Reyes...

Chief Sustainability Officer leaves to take on Seattle transportation.

Greg Spotts, currently the City’s Chief Sustainability Officer and Executive Officer of Public Works/Street Services, is headed to Seattle...

Club CEO Robert Larios joins City’s celebration of Mexican independence.

The City marked Mexican Independence Day with an El Grito celebration downtown outside City Hall and in Grand Park...

Battalion Chief calls it a career.

On Sept. 3, LAFD Chief Kristin Crowley attended an impromptu goodbye gathering for Battalion Chief Karen Richter...

Drake to Emergency Operations

Starting Aug. 28, LAFD Assistant Chief John Drake is the new Chief Deputy of Emergency Operations, LAFD, it was announced by Chief Kristin Crowley...

Casey. Capt. II Pete Casey, Medal of Valor recipient and TV star, retires after 33 years of City service.

On Sept. 9, a reception was held for Capt. II Pete Casey, Training Division, who retired after 33 years of City service...

Tess Chen Is Honored

Last year, Transportation’s Tess Chen, Transportation Engineering Associate, was recognized as an outstanding performer for her work on the implementation of Complete Streets...

GM Seleta Reynolds leaves City, moves to Metro.

In August, Transportation GM Seleta Reynolds left her role leading the City’s transportation dept. after 8 years to take on digital service and innovation at Metro...

In Memoriam: Oct. 2022

Our thoughts and condolences are with the family and friends of the following current and retired City employees who have passed away...

Graduations: Oct. 2022

Did you or a loved one get married? Have a baby? Get a promotion?Graduate? Or accomplish something special? Send in a photo withs the details. We love to share your good news.

What Giving Means

In retirement, Zaki Mustafa, LADOT, Club Member, has transformed tens of thousands of lives. And maybe even his own...

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