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Cal State L.A. lands $5 million NASA research grant

EL SERENO – NASA has awarded a $5-million grant to train a new generation of scientists and engineers at Cal State L.A. as part of an effort to expand the nation’s ability to conduct aerospace research and development. The university will use the five-year NASA grant ...

Derby Dolls put down a new track in El Sereno

El SERENO - After announcing their move to a new home in El Sereno from Echo Park, the L.A. Derby Dolls and friends of the all-female roller derby league faced the daunting task of dismantling, transporting and then reassembling the Doll's banked track.

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

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 »