Luis and Gloria Ciganda celebrated their 40th anniversary on Jan. 13 at the San Leandro home of his sister, Mercy Crespo.
The couple met when she went with her brother and sister to a party in San Francisco and met him. They danced, then met the next day and began dating. They were married on Jan. 13, 1973, in Alameda.
He was a general contractor before retiring and she was a housewife and apartment manager.
They have three daughters, Victoria Ciganda of Sacramento, Annabelle Karoui of San Bruno and Christina Carabia of San Diego; and five grandchildren.