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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 8, 2008 | Richard Winton, Times Staff Writer
A girls' volleyball coach at Woodrow Wilson High School in El Sereno was fired after officials learned about a lawsuit alleging he had a sexual relationship with a student at a Catholic school, where he resigned under pressure. Wilson Principal Roberto Antonio Martinez said he terminated Renato "Ray" Lopez Jr.
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ENTERTAINMENT
June 28, 2008 | Agustin Gurza, Times Staff Writer
Forget short, tall and venti, that strange code for ordering Starbucks. The sizes at Antigua Cultural Coffeehouse are ce, ome and yei, the Mayan words for one, two, three. Somehow, that's easier to follow. Sadly, though, today will be the final day to place an order in any lingo at the colorful cafe in El Sereno, the blue-collar barrio nestled in the hills between downtown L.A. and the San Gabriel Valley. No more Chango Mango fruit drinks or Aztlan Dream espresso brews, named for the mythic Aztec homeland but made with white chocolate, the concoction of a satirical barista.
OPINION
May 16, 2004
Re "A Victim Who Never Feared for His Safety," May 13: President Bush's continuing "dog ate my homework" excuses to shirk responsibility for everything are getting old. Now the American government whines that it didn't illegally detain independent contractor Nick Berg -- the Iraqi police did. Excuse me. Didn't we invade their country and co-opt all of their institutions, including their police department? If an innocent American civilian is hauled in off the street and jailed, do we no longer have any responsibility for his welfare simply because he's not in "our department"?
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 13, 2002 | JOSE CARDENAS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
What could be controversial about a new $4.3-million library for the children of a needy community northeast of downtown Los Angeles? In El Sereno, plenty. A bitter disagreement over one of El Sereno's biggest public works projects is illuminating the growing pains of a newly certified Neighborhood Council that is attempting to exercise its advisory role and unify a community historically bisected by distrust between two camps.
NEWS
April 29, 2002 | Al Martinez
There's a Malayan proverb that taunts the shortsighted by observing: "He can see a louse as far away as China, but is unconscious of the elephant on his nose." I fear, by that measure, that South Pasadena can't see the elephant on its nose. I'm talking about a barrier that divides the white-majority city from the predominantly Latino community of El Sereno. In a noisy debate regarding the removal of that barrier, I emerged as the louse, but cultural isolation is the elephant. If you missed the analogy, let me explain.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 4, 2002 | LAURA LOH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A registered sex offender accused of luring boys to motel rooms in El Sereno, where he allegedly molested them and photographed them nude, has been arrested, Los Angeles police said Wednesday. Alexander Trestrail, 27, of El Sereno, was arrested March 23 after the mother of a 14-year-old runaway he allegedly befriended tracked him down at a Super 8 Motel and called police. The teenager did not report any abuse by Trestrail, authorities said.
NEWS
February 25, 2002 | Al Martinez
Luz Maria Castellanos was in secondary school in El Sereno when she first heard that someone had put up walls to divide her largely Latino community from the overwhelmingly white, Anglo city of South Pasadena. She had never actually seen the barriers, and didn't know why they were there, if they were there at all, but was told that the children of El Sereno should never cross them. She buried the memory as she grew, considering it an "urban legend" of her youth. But it wasn't.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 4, 2002
A pro-freeway group from the San Gabriel Valley filed a motion Thursday in U.S. District Court in Los Angeles, asking for dismissal of a lawsuit that challenges the proposed Long Beach Freeway extension.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 28, 2001 | RITA LUTHER
Sometimes all it takes is a couple of people to make a difference in a community. About seven years ago in El Sereno, two women, Mary Jaquez and Rosemarie Elizondo, looked around their neighborhood and decided it could use some sprucing up. So they formed El Sereno Sparkle Club and invited the neighborhood kids to join with them in a once-a-month cleanup detail. RITA LUTHER spoke with Mary Jaquez about the Sparkle Club.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 13, 2000 | GEORGE RAMOS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In Northeast Los Angeles, residents, soccer aficionados, environmentalists and even high school students are arguing over the future of a pristine jewel in their midst: 190 acres of rolling grasslands in the Ascot Hills. On the one hand, the locals and die-hard soccer enthusiasts support a plan by City Councilman Nick Pacheco to create a recreation park on a 30-acre portion of the mountainous, city-owned preserve, which borders the communities of El Sereno and Hillside Village.
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