Jake Owens named as Zoo’s first Director of Conservation.

Dr. Jake Owens has been named the Zoo’s Director of Conservation, the first position in the Zoo’s history dedicated solely towards wildlife conservation. Dr. Owens joins the L.A. Zoo after spending five years in China helping save giant pandas from extinction...

Waste Not: Sanitation leads the way to a greener water future.

LA Sanitation’s Traci Minamide is leading the City into a future of innovative wastewater recycling and clean water operations...

City’s Hollyhock House, a Frank Lloyd Wright masterpiece, wins prestigious international honor.

Back in 2011 and 2012, as Alive! chronicled, Project Restore, Public Works, General Services, Rec and Parks and other departments restored the City’s Hollyhock House, a masterpiece by architect and designer Frank Lloyd Wright...

Urban Forestry Div. holds going-away party for Carlos Leon, who leaves for the DWP.

The guys at the West Valley Street Services’ Urban Forestry Division held a fun and very informal goodbye barbecue for Carlos Leon, Tree Surgeon (Leadman), who was leaving the unit and transferring to the DWP....

Chicano Employees Association awards its annual scholarship.

On Aug. 13, the Los Angeles City Employees Chicano Association (LACECA) held its annual scholarship awards ceremony in the Board of Civil Service Room...

Airport Police welcomes three.

Los Angeles Airport Police Chief David L. Maggard Jr. swore-in three new Officers following a graduation ceremony held at the historic Los Angeles Police Academy in the hills of Elysian Park Aug. 2nd...

Zoo’s popular Roaring Nights for grown-ups concludes in September. Use the Club deal!

The L.A. Zoo’s Roaring Nights summer series offers fun, fascinating explorations at the intersection of music, art, and wildlife on select Fridays through the summer...

Sanitation’s popular open houses conclude for the year at West LA Yard.

Public Works/Sanitation and Environment’s popular Open House program concluded its 2019 season with a big event June 29 at the West LA Yard. It was the final of six open houses for the year...

Denise Verret, Club Member, promoted to Zoo Director, the first African American female zoo...

On June 28, the City Council confirmed the Mayor Eric Garcetti’s nomination of Denise M. Verret, Club Member, as the new Zoo Director of the Los Angeles Zoo. She previously served as the Zoo’s interim Zoo Director...

Airport Police welcomes three new Officers.

On July 3, following a graduation ceremony held at the Los Angeles Police Academy, Airport Police Assistant Chief Dan Llorens swore-in three new Airport Police Officers. They are Officers Jesse Amezcua, Ashley Arranga and Nikko Valdenor...