Lynette Howlett is a Retiree on the Move.

Lynette Howlett retired in April 2010 after 31 years of City service. During her City career, she worked in Building and Safety; Rec and Parks; CDD; the LAPD;...

LACERS Financial Report: Beyond the Ups and Downs: LACERS Pension Holds Steady

What do financial headlines mean to us as Retirees expecting our regular pension checks? The answer is that the daily ups and downs of the financial markets do not affect the long-term stability and safety of LACERS...

Meet Your Board: A look at RLACEI Board Members – July

RLACEI Board Member Mike Wilkinson retired in 2010 as part of the ERIP program and set out with his brother Rich the next year to ride their bicycles...

LEGISLATIVE REPORT: Looking at Pension Issues in Unions, and Facing Women

In this column, we focus most of our concerns on pensions to the public sector: local pensions for cities, counties, schools and the states. Once in a while I have chosen to cover the union pension...

Fern Greene Johnson is a Retiree on the Move.

Fern Greene Johnson retired in July 2001. She started her career working summers in 1969 and 1969 and became a permanent employee in 1971...

LACERS Financial Report: Now’s When LACERS Looks For Health Plan Improvements

Now is the time that LACERS begins the renewal process for all of the health, dental and vision contracts. LACERS staff and its health consultants use this process...

LEGISLATIVE REPORT: Words to the Young: Traditional Pensions Exist

As we enjoy our pensions from the City of Los Angeles via LACERS, we might think of our own children and grandchildren who may not feel the urgency of just having the security of a pension check...

Meet Your Board: A look at RLACEI Board Members – June

Tom Stemnock joined the Board of the Retired Los Angeles City Employees, Inc. in 1996...

Michael and Carol Portnoff are Retirees on the Move.

Jacqueline Stokes retired in April 2010 with more than 25 years of City service. During her City career she worked in four different City departments: the DWP, Public Works, Transportation and the LAPD...

LACERS Financial Report: Our Pension Avoids Lump-Sum Bad Deal

Every now and then I like to write an article covering the pensions offered in private industry and look at the rules that give small protections to employees working in the private sector...