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Wednesday, April 1, 2015

El Sereno stories, photos and more

L.A. Derby Dolls get ready to roll to a new home in El Sereno

Will Derby Doll fans follow them to El Sereno?

EL SERENO -- The all-female roller derby teams that make up the L.A. Derby Dolls league are tough and fast, but they are apparently no match for a wave of real estate development. That's why the Derby Dolls are moving from their long-time location in Echo Park to a new facility in El Sereno, the league announced today.

El Sereno’s street art alley

El Sereno Murals on Alhambra Avenue alley 12-27-2014 2-13-13 AM

Nuzzled against the Union Pacific tracks in El Sereno, the colorfully saturated walls claimed by tagging crews line the alley behind Alhambra Avenue. The nearly mile of street art and tagging painted on backsides of warehouses, auto repair shops and rusting metal sheds face out to a select population of train operators and people walking the tracks. Read More »

Eastside chases after a biotech future

Photo courtesy Cal State L.A.

EL SERENO — Cal State L.A. today formally announced that it has received a $3.5 million grant to establish a bioscience incubator where start-up businesses, students and faculty can collaborate. It’s the most recent step in what has been a long and not always successful effort ... Read More »

El Sereno residents pushing back on 43-home development

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El Sereno – The hillside across from El Sereno Park is undeveloped, dense with trees and currently being sized up for 43 new homes. Newport Beach-based developer Clearwater Communities held a public outreach meeting on Wednesday night with residents of El Sereno to present their plans to grade parts of nearly five-acre site at the corner of Eastern Avenue and Lombardy Street. Read More »