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Tuesday, January 27, 2015

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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 »

New hillside home development planned for El Sereno

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A large hillside lot above Huntington Drive would be carved up to build 36 new homes if the city grants the necessary approvals. Applications have been filed with the city's Planning Department to subdivide the parcel at 2730 N. Onyx Street under the city's small-lot ordinance, which allows property owners to pack more single-family homes on to a site than would normally be permitted. Read More »

Lost in El Sereno: Bernadette, a Tabby cat

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Bernadette, a very clean and shy long haired tabby cat, has been missing since 7/30/14. She is spayed, approximately 10 years old. She is very fluffy, with large black markings on her body, orange curly underbelly fur, and black paws. She is very sweet and scared ... Read More »