Alive! presents one of our most popular annual features – Club Valentines. Enjoy… and happy Valentine’s Day!
“My Valentine’s gift forever – my family.”
– Avis Ridley-Thomas, Retired, City Attorney
“To my lovely daughter, Alexis. You were always your Daddy’s best girl. His love is with you every day, as is mine.”
– Barbara Hartsfield, Transportation
“Sharing another wonderful Valentine’s Day with Mi Reina, Maria. February has been a special month for us. We hosted a Super Bowl for our closest friends and celebrated Maria’s Big 70.”
– Ralph Esparza, Housing
“Me and my love, 20 years and going …”
– Juan Garcia, LA Police Commission
“When any trouble comes in at home, all members take it as their own. This is called Bambao love. Home. Happy Valentine’s Day!”
– Irish Bambao, DWP
“With ‘Khin Soe,’ my lovely wife and my Valentine forever.”
– Ismael Nanabawa, Airports
“Happy Valentine’s Day, my love. You and I are what love is
supposed to be like. You make every day a special one. Te amo.”
– Officer Jorge Gonzalez, LAPD
“My God-kids and me eating at Hole Mole on taco Tuesday. Next stop Thrifty’s for their favorite ice cream.”
– Patricia Eskridge, Retired, LAPD
Happy Valentine’s Day to you Cyn. I hope you have an amazing day and enjoy your special gifts.
– Jason Ellick, Caltrans
“You are a gift that is picture perfect! All my love, your soul mate!”
– Brian Szramowski, Public Works
“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
Here’s to us on Valentine’s Day and to many more… love you always…
– Virgle Benson, General Services
“Happy Valentine’s Day to my dear heart! I love you and the life we’ve built together with God.”
– Valerie Nettles, Economic/Workforce Dev.
“To my forever Valentine.”
– Peggy LeGras, Airports
“Happy Valentine’s Day, my love bug.”
– Briseida Perez-Gomez, DMH, LA County
“My Lyli Pad, I adore you beyond words. Every man needs a good woman, and God has blessed me with you.”
– Erik Munoz, City of LA
“Happy Valentine’s Day to my two heartbeats. I love you forever.”
– Kimberly Clarke, Rec and Parks
“Happy Valentine’s Day. We’ve been together more than 20 years! Thank you for all your love and support. I love you very much! Happy birthday, Ella!”
– Rick Davis, City of LA
“Mi Amor, my dream for love came true when I met you. I can’t wait to grow old with you; the best is yet to come. True love stories never have endings.”
– Eric Wilson, DWP
“Happy pre-Valentine’s Day to both my sweethearts. You bring color to my life. Happy post-Valentine’s Day to both my loves. You provide the beauty in my life.”
– Rodney Bernaldo, Public Works/Sanitation
“I love you every day, not just on Valentine’s Day.”
– Sonia Galan, Transportation
“Happy Valentine’s Day to my husband, my love!”
– Christal Jones, Retired, DWP
“I would ask you to be my Valentine, but that’s a rhetorical question: You’re my husband. You have no choice! LOL.”
– Alysea Thompson, Public Works
“Happy Valentine’s Day to my beautiful wife, Vanessa. You are the love of my life.”
– Chris Bustamante, LAFD
“Life is one big adventure; it does not matter where you are, it’s who you are with that counts. With my wife, Rebecca, at my side, it definitely won’t be a Lonely Planet.”
– Capt. Michael Barnes, Retired, Harbor
“The Burrells … a power couple till the end! I love us.”
– Ella Burrell, LAPD
“Happy Valentine’s Day to my loves – Eddie, Mia and Gema!
Love you always.”
– Vanessa Lopez, Finance
“Riding into retirement with my forever Valentine.”
– Charlette Starkey, Personnel
“To Mom, my original Valentine: Thank you for making me who I am!”
– John Hawkins, Club CEO
“Ma chère Kelley, la vie est une aventure avec toi. Je t’aime pour toujours.”
– John Hawkins, Club CEO
“Happy Valentine’s Day, my love. Thank you for being you.”
– James Andrade, Airports
“Happy Valentine’s Day to Tyce, 8; Leyla, 11; Kiara, 12; and my wonderful wife, Makiko. I love you with all my heart.”
– Eric Yoshida, DWP
“Seventeen years together and going strong.
I love you, Benny Booboo. I want a chicken burrito. LOL.”
– Carlos Rubio, Rec and Parks
“You never fail to bowl me over. Happy Valentine’s Day!”
– John Burnes, editor, Alive!
“To the woman of my dreams, my beautiful wife, Michellene: I love you with all my heart! Happy Valentine’s Day, my love!”
– Franklyn Sugiyama, DWP
“Happy Valentine’s Day to my two – soon to be three – loves. Joe, Cruz and Micah, you have my whole heart and are everything to me.”
– Jeanette Gadut, Club Counselor
“Derek and Rosemarie Deach, celebrating 27 years of marriage Feb. 13.”
– Derek Deach, DWP
“Happy Valentine’s Day to my beautiful wife, Megan! I couldn’t
imagine falling more in love with you than I was in this photo
during our first Valentine’s Day together in 2015. But somehow
I found a way. You are my whole world and make me so happy!”
– Ike Dodson, California Dept. of Corrections
“Happy anniversary and Valentine’s Day! You will forever be my teddy bear. Love you, Sergio!”
– April Contreras-Crespo, Library
“To my Valentine LAPD Officer Evan Houser, with love from your future Wastewater Operator wife.”
– Jessica Lee, Club Wife
“Happy Valentine’s Day to my beautiful wife, Stefani. I love you XOXO.”
– Jeff Lecce, Rec and Parks
“Spreading love virus to all!”
– Corleto Manuel, Building and Safety
“Cesar, let’s continue our adventures together!
I love you and am grateful for all the love.”
– Claudia De Léon, Library
To a wonderful woman, who has been my rock since day one.
I love you, and thank you for being solid with me;
thank you for being you; thank you for loving me unconditionally.
I love you. OFDOI. LZFOREVER.
– Azibo Richardson, State of Calif., CDCR
The Love of my life, my rock for 18 years.
To the most perfect daughters a father can have!!!
Love you both, keep doing you.
Izzy, there is no favorite!!!
Love your father!!!!
– Brian Szramowski, PW
To my family, you are all my special Valentines. I love you all.
– Alajandro Perez-Torres
Through the darkness and into the light together. Love you, Ricky!
– Teresa Mayer, DOT
Happy Valentine’s Day, Monstro!
– Hugo Sanchez, General Services