Wednesday, November 25, 2015

El Sereno stories, photos and 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

Flower at Debs Park murder scene

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


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 »