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Saturday, May 27, 2017

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Metro board votes against funding 710 Freeway tunnel

Metro’s board of directors today withdrew critical support and funding needed to build an approximately six-mile-long highway tunnel to close the 710 Freeway gap between El Sereno and Pasadena. Instead, the transit agency board voted in favor of funding a variety of street and traffic improvements rather ... Read More »

Councilman Gil Cedillo’s tunnel vision

The L.A. City Council on Wednesday voted 10-1 to support state legislation prohibiting the construction of approximately six miles of roadway tunnels to close the 710 Freeway gap between El Sereno and Pasadena. Who was the lone vote in favor of the tunnels? It was First ... Read More »

El Sereno shooting leaves man wounded

EL SERENO — A male was injured in a shooting Friday night in the 5000 block of Templeton Street. Hollenbeck Police say the victim was transported to the hospital just before midnight, where his condition is currently listed as stable. Police have released no information on ... Read More »

Steel butterflies take flight above El Sereno

El SERENO  —  A steel sculpture features a flock of butterflies was recently installed over the newly reconfigured junction of Soto Street, Mission Road and Huntington Drive. The work is by artist Michael Amescua,  who has also created decorative gates along the Los Angeles River and ... Read More »

Kite Fest flies high above El Sereno

EL SERENO —  Replicas of parrots, winged lizards and Sponge Bob took flight into the bright blue skies above Ascot Hills Park on Sunday for the 7th Annual Kite Fest. Event organizers provider free kites but many of the people who lined the dirt trails of ... Read More »

Market Watch: What are houses selling for in El Sereno?

El SERENO — During the last three months, the average sales price of all single-family homes sold in El Sereno, was $458,726, according to Redfin.com. The average home that was sold had 2.7 bedrooms, 1.7 baths and 1,206-square-feet of space. The average home lasted 40.7 days ... Read More »

For Sale: Stunning 3 Bed / 2 Bath Mid-Century Home in El Sereno

4307 Winchester Ave | $574,900 | Property Website This gorgeous mid-century home has been carefully restored and remodeled. The beautiful overhead wood beams and original hardwood floors have been refurbished to reawaken its original charm. Upon entering the home, you will notice the spacious open living ... Read More »

El Sereno meets to discuss Alhambra Avenue safety improvements

EL SERENO — City officials are exploring additional ways to improve safety along Alhambra Avenue, where a mother carrying her two-year-old child was killed crossing the street last month. The office of Councilman Jose Huizar has proposed transferring $10,000 in funds to help pay for preliminary ... Read More »

Woman killed crossing El Sereno street [updated]

El SERENO — A pedestrian was killed Wednesday evening after she was struck by a vehicle in the 5200 block of Alhambra Avenue, police said. There are conflicting reports about what happened. KTLA and others say that the crash that left a 30-year-old mother dead and ... Read More »