Ohaji Abdallah: Engineer of the Year

Ohaji Abdallah, Architecture Associate IV/ Project Manager I, in Public Works/Engineering’s Architecture Division, was named the 2021 recipient of Engineering’s Rory M. Shaw Outstanding Employee Award...

Saving a Life While Protecting It, Too

When two Sanitation workers got to work on Jan. 25, they heard something they didn’t expect – a man screaming for help. He was in the drain pool and drowning...

Adel Named To Road Board

Congratulations to StreetsLA Executive Director and General Manager Adel Hagekhalil, who was named to serve on the Board of Directors for the International Road Federation...

Club social media responds to Retiree celebrating his 90th birthday.

When Maurice “Red” Martinez, Retired Commissioner, Public Works, turned 90 Dec. 7, he had to celebrate in isolation. He was bummed it would be during the pandemic and he wouldn’t be able to celebrate...

Sanitation honors its best and brightest virtually.

In early December, Public Works/Sanitation held its annual employee recognition and appreciation event, honoring 39 employees for their excellent work...

Remembering Ed Harding, longtime City manager and Retiree leader.

Ed was born in 1921 in Tucson, Ariz., and moved to Los Angeles when he was a child. He began his City career in 1946 as a Clerk in the Repair Dept. of what was then Street Maintenance...

Retiree Ken Wang pens technical book to pass knowledge along.

When Ken Wang worked in Water Distribution Design at the DWP, “two Engineers with more than three decades of service retired at the same time,” Ken explains. “They took their knowledge with them.

LA Sanitation Brings Dignity to the Streets

Celebrating its first year, Sanitation’s Mobile Hygiene Unit provides showers and toilets to LA’s unhoused, giving them hope, dignity and a chance at a new life..

Flor Burrola, Civil Eng. Associate II, gets statewide honor as ‘emerging leader.’

Flor Burrula, Civil Engineering Associate II, Public Works/Sanitation, has been recognized by the California Water Environment Association as a young professional engineer of the year...

Red Medina Retires

City legend Adolfo “Red” Medina, Construction Inspector, Public Works/Contract Administration, retired in March after 34 years of distinguished service. Red was a Club Member for 33 of his 34 years with the City...