Monday, April 14, 2014

El Sereno stories, photos and more

Lost in El Sereno: White poodle near Seldner Ave


Lost white Female poodle – Maltipoo breed dog, 4 years old, spayed and very friendly. She has been lost since 2/27/14 family is grieving there missing family member If you have found her or have any info Please call 323 219-7151. Was lost on the 4000 ... Read More »

Cal State L.A. goes Hollywood with new media center

The El Sereno campus of Cal State L.A. seems far removed from the glamorous world of Hollywood. But more than 700 undergraduate and graduate students are enrolled in the school’s  Department of Television, Film and Media Studies, and the university operates the nation’s only Masters in ... Read More »

El Sereno’s Soto Street Bridge may not have a historic leg to stand on

The Soto Street Bridge appears to have a date with a wrecking crew after a city staff report said that the nearly 80-year-old El Sereno span was not worthy of historic monument status, which could  keep the bulldozers at bay. The nearly 500-foot-long bridge, which once ... Read More »

For Sale: Come meet Hillside Village! One of El Sereno’s best pockets.


2107 Hicks Ave  |  $319,000 |  Property Website Priced out of Highland Park? Come meet Hillside Village! One of El Sereno’s best pockets. This charming & sturdy 1941 offers two bedrooms with views to the ample back yard, comfortable traditional floor plan that includes spacious living ... Read More »

Councilman proposes El Sereno’s first historic district


Councilman Jose Huizar has his eyes set on a corner of El Sereno for historic preservation. Huizar wants to create a historic district, called the Berkshire Craftsman and Revival Bungalow District, in the northeast part of El Sereno next to South Pasadena. The homes and streets ... Read More »

El Sereno preservationists seek to save Soto Street bridge

The Soto Street bridge was built nearly 80 years ago above an El Sereno intersection that was then among the city’s most busiest and dangerous auto and rail crossings.  The nearly 500-foot long span was designed to carry the legendary Pacific Electric trolley cars  above vehicle ... Read More »

El Sereno neighborhood name dispute ends up in court


A group of El Sereno residents have filed a lawsuit against the City Council over its decision last year to recognize a section of the neighborhood  as “Rose Hills.” The City Council in September adopted a motion by Councilmember Jose Huizar to install five blue-and-white Rose ... Read More »

Rain blamed for El Sereno and Lincoln Heights power outages

Photo from LADWP

DWP crews are working to restore power to 11,000 customers this morning after rain and wind-related outages were reported across the city.  El Sereno topped the list of neighborhoods with most problems, with 3,500 customers without service, according to the L.A. Department of Water & Power.  ... Read More »

Save The Date: ‘American Sabor’ celebrates Latinos in pop music

Cal State L.A. will host “American Sabor,” an exhibition celebrating Latinos in popular music November 16 through February 9. The opening reception will feature an all-day open house on campus with live music performances and educational programs. Workshops and speakers will detail the influence and contributions ... Read More »

El Sereno sidewalk is no longer an obstacle course

Last August Billy Branch of El Sereno set up a Facebook page as part of his one-man campaign to get a buckled and broken section of sidewalk on Cudahy Street near Locke Avenue  fixed up.  After Branch was contacted by a  representative from Councilman Jose  Huizar’s office,  ... Read More »