New sports program brings growth, equity and inclusion. Thanks, Olympics!

Over the last year, more than 120,000 young LA athletes have said yes to PlayLA Youth and Adaptive Sports, Rec and Parks’ new program to offer equitable opportunities all City youths. The program represents among the biggest additions of sports programs at one time in the 133-year history of Rec and Parks.

Club Honors 30 with Mukai Scholarships

The Club is pleased to announce the winners of the annual Joannie Mukai Scholarship Program for 2022. An elevated total – 30 – of Club Members and their relatives have been awarded stipends...

Life’s Important Moments: In Memoriam August 2022

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

Life’s Important Moments: Graduations – August 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.

Lifes Moments: Retirements Listing August 2022

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

Life’s Important Moments: Engagement

Did you or a loved one get married? Have a baby? Get a promotion? Did someone graduate? Or accomplish something special? Is a family member in the military? Send in a photo and a paragraph, telling us the details. We love to share your good news.

Life’s Important Moments: In Memoriam August 2022

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

In Memoriam: Officer II Houston Tipping

Devonshire Officer II Houston Tipping died Sunday, May 29, of catastrophic injuries suffered three days before in an...

In Memoriam: Mary Oliver

Mary Oliver, the longest current employee at Cultural Affairs’ Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery (LAMAG) and longtime museum curator and manager, passed away. She had 29 years of City service...

In Memoriam: Capt. Lee H. Kebler

Retired Capt. Lee Kebler, LAFD; Director, LARFPA; volunteer at the LAFD Historical Society; and former Alive! columnist, died June 26 at 100 years old...

Pork Tenderloin with Sriracha Apricot Sauce and Jasmine Rice, Sautéed Beans and Sesame Seeds

Sweet and spicy come together to make the most delectable sauces. Sides of sautéed green beans with sesame seeds are sure to please any palate while fluffy rice goes down smoothly on top! This combination packs a tempered punch, perfect for...

Depts. continue airport art project with installation at Terminal 2/3

“A Universal Shudder,” a series of murals by Eve Fowler on view now at LAX, takes inspiration from the writings of seminal Modernist author Gertrude Stein and...

Lotus Festival Returns

The Lotus Festival returned after a two-year hiatus due to the pandemic July 9 and 10 at Echo Park Lake...

Larios in the City: August 2022

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

Club Mobile Team – Site Visits Are Back!

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

Club Mobile Team makes lots of new friends and Members at the Caltrans Everton Yard.

On Wednesday, May 25, the Club Mobile Team made its first appearance at the Caltrans Yard in Riverton on Everton Place in Riverside. We made lots of new friends and Members!...

LA Public Library’s Top Ten: August 2022

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

John’s Picture Perfect Contest: August 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...

The Point Is Kids

The impressive PlayLA Youth and Adaptive Sports Initiative has already signed up more than 120,000 young athletes in less than one year; I am told PlayLA is the biggest one-time expansion of sports activities in Rec and Parks history...

Alive! Around the World: Napa Valley, Barbados Part 3

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

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 Up

Register for these virtual events below through your MyLACERS account or by calling LACERS...

Scenes From a Pandemic: Part 29

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

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Three Sanitation employees named best younger than 40.

Three Public Works/Sanitation and Environment staff members were named part of the American Academy of Environmental Engineers and Scientists’ “40 Under 40” awardees...

The Club Mobile Team Visits Caltrans Everton Yard in Riverside

The Club’s Mobile Team had a great time in May visiting the Caltrans Everton Yard in Riverside! The Club team made new friends and offered the same great gear, discounts and insurance as we offer to our City Members...

Historical Society memorializes Frank Borden, Tom LaBonge.

On June 11, the LAFD Historical Society Museum and Memorial in Hollywood installed two plaques remembering two giants who helped build and enhance the museum...

Lisa Mowery, Sanitation CFO, is honored as she retires after 30 years of City service.

Lisa Mowery, CFO, Public Works/Sanitation and Environment, was named one of of the “Women Engineers You Should Know” by the Magazine of the Society of Women Engineers...

Engineer Julie Allen promoted to Sanitation Assistant Director

Julie Allen, who led the effort to design and build the biggest bridge/viaduct project in City history, was promoted in April to Assistant Director of Clean Water at Public Works’ Sanitation and Environment bureau...

Longtime PR head Peter Persic retires after 31 years of City service.

Peter Persic, former Director of Public Relations and Marketing, retired in March after 31 years of City service. He worked for the Library for 28 of those years...

The City celebrates its first official Juneteenth holiday

On June 19, the City celebrated its first official Juneteenth holiday. Juneteenth as an official holiday in LA was signed into law by Mayor Eric Garcetti June 6. (It was designated an official federal holiday last year.)...

LADWP hosts annual event to remember those who died on duty.

On June 2, the LADWP held its annual memorial service to pay tribute to those in the department who died in the line of duty.

Lotus Festival Blooms Again

The Lotus Festival returns after a two-year hiatus due to the pandemic, and will honor and showcase the people and culture of India. The 41st Lotus Festival is scheduled for Saturday and Sunday, July 9-10 at Echo Park Lake...

Blanca Calderon named to Hispanic engineers association.

In May, Blanca Calderon, Civil Engineering Associate II, Public Works/Sanitation and Environment, was elected to a leadership position...

Officer Rudy Limas, a 2013 Medal of Valor and Purple Heart awardee, passes away.

Rudolph “Rudy” Limas passed away March 20. He was a Retired LAPD Officer and was awarded 2013 Medal of Valor and Purple Heart honors for an incident of bravery that took place in 1968...

St. Baldrick’s fundraiser is back in person after a pandemic hiatus.

The St. Baldrick’s head-shave event – a fundraiser managed locally by members of the LAPD and LAFD – returned to live and in person this year. The annual fundraiser was held virtually last year due to the pandemic...

Life’s Important Moments: Graduations – July 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.

Lifes Moments: Retirements Listing July 2022

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

Alive! Around the World: Napa Valley, Barbados Part 2

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

Larios in the City: July 2022

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

Scenes From a Pandemic: Part 28

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

Life’s Important Moments: In Memoriam July 2022

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

John’s Picture Perfect Contest: July 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...

Help Others In 2022

UPDATE: Battling Rare Illness Last month we told you about Antonice Collins, cousin to Cynthia Billingslea, LADWP, Club Member. Antonice, a high school senior, became...

LA Public Library’s Top Ten: July 2022

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

Happy Father’s Day messages from Club Members 2022

Alive! presents one of our most popular annual features – Father's Day messages from Club Members. Enjoy… and happy Father's Day!

Instapot Buffalo Chicken Wings

I have made several chicken wing dishes in the past to share with you all, but this is the first one with an Instapot, a countertop pressure cooker that reduces the cooking time of foods by up to two-thirds...

Life’s Important Moments: Graduations – June 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.

Club celebrates 18 years sponsoring teams in this legendary desert footrace.

The 38th annual Baker to Vegas Challenge Cup Relay returned after a two-year hiatus due to the pandemic. The race was held in the desert and ending in Las Vegas April 9-10...

Life’s Important Moments: In Memoriam June 2022

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

Ambassador program shares the recycling message.

Public Works’ Sanitation and Environment has been re-introducing its Ambassador Program over the last several months. They recently...

Law Is New Digital Chief

On May 9, Ian Law was appointed Chief Digital Transformation Officer for Airports. Chief Executive Officer Justin Erbacci made the appointment...

Engineering’s Natalie Moore is honored.

Natalie Moore, Engineer on the Sixth Street Viaduct Replacement Project, is the 2022 recipient of Engineering’s Rory M. Shaw Outstanding Employee Award...

Sanitation’s clothing drive donates 75 tons of clothes to the poor.

On May 5, Sanitation and Environment concluded its spring clothing drive by delivering more than 75 tons of clothe...

Sr. PSR Todd Austin passes away after 23 years of City service.

Todd Austin, Sr. PSR II and police communications instructor and innovator, passed away May 2...

LA Public Library’s Top Ten: June 2022

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

Todd Gaydowski, longtime historian, passes away.

Roy “Todd” Gaydowski, Records Management Officer in the City Clerk’s Office and noted historian, passed away April 12...

A Mediterranean Delight: Pesto Shrimp and Couscous Bowl

Pesto lovers rejoice! This dish is for you. You can enjoy it either as an appetizer or dinner – I recommend trying it both ways...

The Heat Is On, for Equity

As the Alive! team stood on a West Florence Avenue sidewalk photographing LA’s Chief Heat Officer, Marta Segura, the point became difficult to ignore: We began in the cool of the morning...

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