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






“There’s nothing like a mother’s love to give me all the strength I need to succeed. Thank you, Mom. I love you!”

Officer Rosa San Martin, Airport Police


“Shout out to my beautiful mother, Irma Mendoza. She is the pillar of the family. She raised four children to be responsible, independent thinkers. We love her.”

Sandra Mendoza, Housing







“Happy Mother’s Day to my beautiful wife, the most amazing mom to our daughter.”

Rodney Gilbert, General Services




“You’re my one and only mom, and I’ll always have a special place in my heart for you. Happy Mother’s Day! Eres mi única madre y siempre tendré un lugar especial en mi corazón para ti. ¡Feliz día de la madre!”

Robert Larios, Club CEO
(pictured: Robert’s mom and dad)








“Mothers like no other; we love you. Happy Mother’s Day, Susan and Jovita.”

Lorenzo Sandoval, LA County Probation




“Happy Mother’s Day, Queen Esther. I’m the woman I am because of you.
Thank you and I love you.”

Lisa Edwards, General Services







“To the best mom, boss, friend and travel partner. Feliz Dia de La Madre.
¡Eres la mejor! Love you!”

Det. Sandy Platero, LAPD




“We love our mother and grandmother with all our hearts.
She is the best ever!”

– Sarah Richardson, LAPD




“Happy Mother’s Day, Linda. You are amazing inside and out. Thank you for everything you do for our family. We all love you so much, today and every day.”

Charles Garcia, Retired, Public Works/Sanitation




“Happy Mother’s Day to a woman who has endured so much. I thank you for all your sacrifices. We all love you.”

Kelley Johnson, Airports








“A woman wears as many hats as she needs to, and I tip mine to my mother, a woman of all trades with the best hat collection this side of the Mississippi!”

Jessica Kellogg, County of Alameda




“My mom, Realias Vercher, is always missed and remembered every day.
A very creative and warm, loving mom. Quite the fashionista, and she enjoyed bowling. Love.”

Thomas Vercher, Retired, Library



“Dearest Mom, remember when I was this little and you could carry me
and feed me by just saying, ‘Open your mouth’? I miss those days, too!
Love, Aiden”

Submitted by Brian Szramowski, Public Works and Environment








“Happy Mother’s Day to the greatest mom in the entire world! We love you sooooo much, Mommy!”

Noelle Kauffman, Club Director of Sales



“Mom, every day should be Mother’s Day! You taught all seven of your children to do the best they can, no matter what the job or status, and to treat people just as we would want to be treated. Thank you, Mom; you are my hero!”

John Hawkins, Association CEO




“Mama, tu eres la epitome de una madre. Que Dios siempre te bendiga y nos de muchisimos mas dias para viajar el mundo y celebrarte. Te amo.”

– Jacqueline Lopez, Rec and Parks