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Friday, July 1, 2016

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Fire breaks out in El Sereno [updated]

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EL SERENO – A fire consumed more than three acres of vegetation near the El Sereno Recreation Center this afternoon, according to preliminary information. Firefighters rescued members of a homeless camp that was threatened by the flames, according to the L.A. Fire Department. No structures were ... Read More »

For Sale: Private Artist’s Retreat with Views

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3111 Amethyst Street | $499,500 | Property Website If you are looking for the ultimate in peaceful urban/nature living, this is it! This fully gated and private 3 bedroom 1 bath 1931 Spanish style home in Rose Hills/El Sereno was remodeled in 2012 and offers wonderful ... Read More »

Cafe de la olla now serving in El Sereno

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EL SERENO — A new coffee house named Cafecito has landed on Huntington Drive, Eater LA reports. This coffee house sets itself apart from the fancy coffee spots that have sprouted around the Eastside, and brings a humble Latin-inspired charm of enjoying a cafecito with a friend ... Read More »

FOR SALE: Custom Entertainer’s Dream Home

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2312 Warwick Ave | $785,000 | Property Website The Coronado Real Estate Group is pleased to present this one-of-a-kind custom home, built for entertaining! 4 Bed + 3 Bath 1,610 SF on a 5,000 SF Lot with 2-Car Garage! Built-In Outdoor Kitchen The home’s interior is ... Read More »

Cal State L.A. students face challenges and change as school prepares for semester system

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EL SERENO -- Cal State L.A. students are facing a dramatic switch from the quarter system to a semester system starting in the fall. The school is working with its approximately 20,000 students and faculty to make sure it's a smooth transition. But the change has generated anxiety as well as opposition among some students and teachers who claim it will only cause confusion and delay graduation in some cases. Read More »

Lost in El Sereno: Light Tan Chihuahua Female

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We lost our little chihuahua on Sunday March 20, 2016 in Ascott Hills at around 2:15 pm. A man told us he saw a little girl hiding something in her bag and shouting that she found something, but she then got into a black truck and ... Read More »

Two suspects charged in Debs Park murders [updated]

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The Los Angeles Times reports that two suspects  have been charged with the murder of two young women in Debs Park last October.  The L.A. County District attorney claims that Dallas Stone Pineda, 17, and Jose Antonio Echeverria, 18, used a gun to kill Gabriela Calzada and Briana ... Read More »

For Sale: New Custom Home in El Sereno

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4242 Guardia Ave., | $650000 | Property Website Brand new 1,532 sq. ft. custom home, 3 bed/3 bath. Skylights, marble counter tops and red oak hardwood floors. Open kitchen has two sinks, modern faucets, lots of cabinets, and stainless steel appliances. LED multi-function and color-spectrum light ... Read More »

Lost in El Sereno: Male Tabby cat

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A male friendly tabby cat. He’s orange with white paws and white around his pink nose. He is currently 1 year old and he is in perfect condition. Contact: [email protected] Want to publish a Lost & Found notice ? Please click here. . Read More »

Chicken chipotle pizza now serving in El Sereno

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EL SERENO — When Hugo Izquierdo craved a pizza, he often had to leave the neighborhood,  heading west and “over the hill” to Highland Park or traveling east to Alhambra to enjoy a satisfying piece of pie. Now, he just walks three blocks from his home ... Read More »

Debs Park victim died from multiple injuries

EL SERENO — The county coroner has determined that Gabriela Calzada, one of the two women found dead in Debs Park last week, died from multiple injuries as police met with concerned residents tonight nearly a week after the double killing. NBC 4 reported that the ... Read More »

Death, mystery and flowers fill a corner of Debs Park

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El SERENO —  The grassy clearing surrounded by shaggy pepper and eucalyptus  trees would make for an ideal spot to take a break from a walk through Debs Park.  But on Wednesday, this clearing became a crime scene after the bodies of two women were discovered ... Read More »

Cal State L.A. professor emerges as leader in Black Lives Matter movement

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EL SERENO- Melina Abdullah has taught for more than a decade at Cal State L.A. in the Pan-African Studies Department, which she now oversees at chair. But in recent months, Abdullah has become better known as the most visible and vocal leader of the Black Lives Matter chapter in Los Angeles, which has been involved several confrontations with Mayor Eric Garcetti. On Tuesday, Abudullah will talk more about Black Lives Matter at Occidental College. Read More »

Monterey Hills awaits word on giant land sale

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MONTEREY HILLS — The Community Redevelopment Agency of Los Angeles was known primarily for its numerous Downtown projects, including the transformation of Bunker Hill into a platform for corporate skyscrapers. But the redevelopment agency was also active across the city, including the hills between Debs Park ... Read More »

Crime Check: Lock those car doors, El Sereno

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El SERENO — More than a dozen motor vehicles were broken into or stolen during the past week in El Sereno, according to CrimeMapping.com.  Most of the crimes were burglaries and thefts from motor vehicles, with a cluster of crimes taking places between Collis Avenue and ... Read More »

Lost in El Sereno: Friendly Shitzu Dog

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I lost my pet dog of 10+ years. He is 14 years old. He has cataracts but he is still pretty agile. Nevertheless, he is a senior dog and has sensitive back and knee issues. He disappeared from a friend’s yard on September 1st, 2015. He ... Read More »