Alive! presents one of our most popular annual features – Club Valentines. Enjoy… and happy Valentine’s Day!



“Happy Valentine’s Day to the love of my life!”

– Candice Arnold, Finance

 



Happy Valentine’s Day, kids (Tino, Sumira, Jabari, Joshua and Kenzie). Have a beautiful day. Love you forever.”

– Melisa Menefield, Airports

 



With his wife, Khin Nilar Soe. “Always be my Valentine.”

– Ismail Nanabawa, Airports

 



“You are my dream come true. You are the breath of fresh air after a long day. You are the true definition of a woman, brains and beauty. I love you.”

– Jorge Gonzalez, LAPD

 



“Happy Valentine’s Day, Babe. For you are my love, my life, my heart. Thank you for everything you do for our family, I love you so much!”

– Gabriel Leivas, DWP

 



“Here’s to new adventures, my love. You’re the best husband and father. I love you and couldn’t be happier. Thank you for all your love and support.”

 

– For Art Contreras, LAPD


“To both my sweethearts. Happy Pre-Valentine’s Day and Happy Post-Valentine’s Day. Las amo and 我爱你。wǒ ài nǐ.”

– Rodney Bernaldo, Public Works/Sanitation

 



“This woman right here is the Gorilla Glue in our family, and we love her. So, Mrs. Fogg, will you be my Valentine?”

– Craig Fogg, for Kim Fogg, DWP

 



“I love you more than Santa, and that is saying a lot! I love my cruising partner forever! Your man for life.”

– Iver Dreben, Airports

 



“Sandra, you’re the best thing to happen to me. I love you with all my heart.”

– Alvaro Santillan, Rec and Parks

 



“To my fiancé, Rigoberto: Happy Valentine’s Day, mi Corazon. I love you.”

– Beverly Monroy, DWP

 



“Happy 13th birthday, little sunshine. I love you! May God bless you always! Happy Valentine’s Day!”

– Beverly Monroy, DWP

 



“Happy love day, Mom. I hope you have a wonderful week. Love you so so soooo soooo much. Your one and only child.”

– Michelle Mendoza, Harbor

 



“My husband, Ralph, is the light of my life, and we go on many fun adventures together.”

– Traci Quiroz, DWP

 



“Thank you for being my Valentine. I love you!”

– Leslie and Diane Peacock, DWP

 



“My wife, Eleisha, is phenomenal, intelligent, beautiful, driven and the love of my life! Thank you, Hunny Bunz, for your constant love and encouragement!”

– Rickey Reed, DWP

 



“Te amo, mi rey.”

– Linda Reyes, DMV/State of California

 



“You are the source of my joys, laughter and smiles. Together, life’s a journey filled with adventures, happiness and love. Love, Baby Daddy Armand.”

– Armand Pascua, Public Works

 



“Happy Valentine’s Day to my lovely wife. Always and forever stay together like birds of a feather.”

– Earl Youell, Facilities Management/LA County

 



“David, thank you for loving me the way you do. I love you more!”

– Kelli Nunez, LAPD

 



“Happy Valentine’s Day, Imelda. XOXOX.”

– John Mireles, Transportation

 



“Happy 23-year anniversary, my love.”

– Arturo Campa, General Services

 



“Happy V Day to my wife.”

– Oscar Berumen, LAPD

 



“Happy Valentine’s Day to my favorite golf partner in the whole world. Thanks for letting me win now and then.”

– Patrick Miller, Club Insurance Partner

 



“I love traveling with you.”

– Julie Briones, City Attorney

 



“Eleven years and counting. You are my best friend and the love of my life. Looking forward to the many years to come with you.”

– Jansen Hodge, LAFD

 



“To my love: Happy Valentine’s Day! Your wife, for life!”

– Wanda Tilley, Public Works/Street Services

 



“Love protects us. May we always feel like this, now and forever.”

– Ella Burrell, LAPD/Communications

 



“Happy Valentine’s Day, Beautiful! You are a blessing and a gift from above.”

– Erik Munoz, Public Works/Engineering

 



“Drunk with love … your beauty is enough to take my breath away. Would you please be my Valentine! Alive! and well with my soul mate!”

– Brian Szramowski, Public Works

 



“We have shared four wonderful years together. I look forward to many more years with you. Happy Valentine’s Day! I love you, Ralph!”

– Yvonne Garcia, Library

 



“We have traveled around the sun five times together, and you have been my sunshine every single day! I love you, Holly!”

– David Bunjac, General Services

 



“You’ve swept me off my feet and made my life complete. Happy Valentine’s Day, Edgar.”

– Desiree Jimenez, DMV/State of California

 



“For 45 years, you have been the most important person in my life. I love you more today than yesterday. Happy Valentine’s!”

– John Garner, LAPD

 



“Hunky Hubby, thank you for sharing 31 years and 32 Happy Valentines with me. But if you stick with the plan, we’re not even half through. All my love, Tari.”

– For Paul Jewett, Rec and Parks

 



“Knowing you all my life couldn’t make me love you any more. At 99, my Gramm is one of the loves of my life that I’d never want to live without!”

– Tina Parks, Finance

 



“Cupid shoots well for me! He hit you and me with perfect aim. Happy Valentine’s Day, babe!”

– Fatima Corleto, Rec and Parks

 



“Like a pot of gold emerging from the mist, you made us possible. Happy Valentine’s Day.”

– John Burnes, Alive! editor

 



From Ceci Manzo, DWP, to Jose Manzo, General Services.

 



“I am so thankful that that I always have my beautiful ladies by my side. Love you guys. And to my beautiful wife, happy anniversary, my love.”

– Charlie Alarcon, DWP

 



“To my loving wife, wishing you a Happy Valentine’s Day! You are my best friend and the love of my life. I love you with all my heart!”

– Frank Sugiyama, DWP

 



“My true loves and my world … my heart is blessed to be their momma.”

– Lorena Gonzalez, DPSS/LA County

 



“To Mom, my original Valentine: Thank you for making me who I am!”

– John

 



“Ma chère Kelley, la vie est une aventure avec toi. Je t’aime pour toujours.”

– John Hawkins, Club CEO

 



“Happy Valentine’s Day to my special soul mate.”

– Veronica Olmos, DMV/State of California

 



“Thank you for always being there for me and our beautiful girls! Love ya, Fancy Face.”

– Gilbert Garcia, DWP

 



“Raul, you will forever be my always. Happy Valentine’s Day!”

– Nancy Gonzalez, LAPD

 



“Thank you for more than 25 years of love. We’ve had, have and will continue to have ups and downs in our lives, but I wouldn’t have it any other way. I love U!”

– Ruth Gibbs, Finance

 



“To my Valentine (my Boo), my life … my best friend … my rock … my partner in crime. Happy Valentine’s Day! Love always, Nalgona.”

– Luis Alcaraz, Public Works/Sanitation

 



“Wishing my lovely wife a Happy Valentine’s! I love you.”

– Thomas Godoy, DWP

 



“Happy Valentine’s Day! Thanks for being there for me through the ups and downs! I love you, Jamesy! :)”

– Patrice Thomas, Airports

 



“Happy Valentine’s Day to the most precious jewels in my life, my family — my hubby, Aaron; my son, Aaron; and my beautiful daughter, Ariel. I love you.”

– Nancy Alvarez, Rec and Parks

 



“To my greatest love, Carmen, my wife of 29 years. After retiring I’ve had the opportunity to remember and see the qualities helping me see a better life.”

– Gilmore Pearce, Retired, Airports

 



“To my amazing husband, John Sousa: You inspire me every day to be a better wife to you and a wonderful mother to three handsome boys. Words cannot express just how much I appreciate you and all you do. I am so blessed to be able to call you my husband. Love always, your number one fan, your wife, Elena.”

– Elena Sousa, for John Sousa, Airport Police

 


– From Peggy LeGras, Airports