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Check out this week's El Sereno newsletter for more info on upcoming events in El Sereno and surrounding communities!

District Offices

City Hall
200 N. Spring St.
Room 465
Los Angeles, CA 90012
Phone: (213) 473-7014
Fax: (213) 847-0680

Northeast
2035 Colorado Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90041
Phone: (323) 254-5295
Fax: (213) 485-8788

Boyle Heights
2130  E. 1st St.
Los Angeles, CA 90033
Phone: (323) 526-9332
Fax: (323) 526-9366

El Sereno
4927 E. Huntington Dr.
Suite 100
Los Angeles, CA 90032
Phone: (323) 226-1646
Fax: (323) 226-1644



 

El Sereno and Surrounding Communities Newsletter
September 27, 2013

 


Community Photo of the Week



 Students from All Saints Catholic School enjoying the nice fall weather in El Sereno. 

Have an awesome picture of El Sereno to share? Please do! Send photos to julio.esperias.jr@lacity.org. Each week a photo will be featured in our week in review.
 


In This Newsletter:


 

Upcoming Events & Community Bulletin

 



 Improving Streets and Sidewalks in El Sereno


Before and After photos of Cudahy sidewalk  
 

We are pleased to inform you of several street/sidewalk improvement projects that were recently completed in El Sereno.

Improving the public infrastructure within Council District 14 is one of Councilmember Huizar's biggest priorities. We are currently producing more infrastructure improvements within Council District 14 than at any other time in the last 50 years.  In the past six years we have resurfaced or slurry sealed over 223 miles of streets in Council District 14, approximately 54% of the total number of streets.

Our office recently received a request from a constituent to repair a badly damaged sidewalk along Cudahy Street near Locke Avenue. While sidewalk repairs by city departments are rare these days, this sidewalk was buckled - several pieces of concrete had crumbled off and it was in dire need of repair.

Our office coordinated with the City's Bureau of Street Services to reconstruct the sidewalk as quickly as possible. Now the sidewalk is repaired, and students from El Sereno Elementary School have a safe and secure path to and from home.

 

Maintaining the streets of the District in good condition is critical to the quality of life in our communities and neighborhoods.  Additionally, the following street resurfacing projects were recently completed:

 

Poplar Blvd between Huntington Dr North and Winchester Ave

 

Huntington Drive N between Winchester Ave and Van Horne Ave

 

Budau Avenue between Martin Street and Phelps Avenue


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El Sereno Skate Deck Art Workshop & Art Show



Date:              Sunday, September 29 
Time:             12pm to 7pm
Place:            The Vex Arts
                       5240 Alhambra Avenue, Los Angeles 90032

                      
The City Sports Marketing presents the El Sereno Skate Desk Art Workshop & Art Show. Come to learn about art, business, skating and more!

Workshop participants will listen to speakers from various disciplines (design, art, business) and discuss their experience and skills. A Q&A session will be followed by a hands-on skate deck art workshop, Skate Team demonstration, Skate Deck Art Show, Live Music, food and art fair. The workshop event is free, however spacing is limited. Each participant must RSVP at George.Pantages@gmail.com
 

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Prevent Copper Wire Theft

 
 

You can help prevent the significant increase of Copper Wire thefts occurring in the City's street lighting system. This has caused a number of street lights not to function for a period of time. Call 9-1-1 immediately if you observe a wire theft in progress or see any suspicious activity around city street lights. 

What to note if you see suspicious activity:

  • Is there a yellow Street Lighting maintenance vehicle on the street? The vehicle has a city seal, the words "Street Lighting" on the driver and passenger doors and the word "exempt" on its license plate. 
  • Is there Street Lighting staff working on a streelight? They can be identified by their orange vest, hard hat and city identification. The Bureau of Street Lighting has contractors who install new lighting. The name of these companies would be identified on their vehicles. 

 

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City of Los Angeles - CityRide Program

 
 

Cityride is a transportation assistance program for individuals age 65 or older and qualified disabled persons in the City of Los Angeles and select areas of Los Angeles County. The program offers Cityride participants reduced costs for the purchase of City of Los Angeles permitted taxi rides and Cityride Dial-A-Ride services.
 
This guide presents program procedures and rules.
 
The Cityride Program is a transportation program funded by Proposition A, Local Transit Assistance (PALTA) funds and administered by the City of Los Angeles Department of Transportation with the assistance of the Department of Aging. 

For more information regarding the Cityride program call (213) 808-7433 or click here.
 

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Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month at the Vex Arts Center

 
 

Date:              Friday, September 27, and Saturday, September 28 
Time:             7pm to 11pm
Place:            The Vex Arts
                       5240 Alhambra Avenue, Los Angeles 90032
                      

The Vex Fine Arts is proud to host a two day event, in a curated group exhibition by award winning curator Omar Holguin and Steve Gates. This will feature a selection of recent works by well established artists including: Pola Lopez, Linda Vallejo, Neca Dantas, Victor Herminio Lopez, Olivia Barrionuevo, Raul Paulino Baltazar, Leo Limon, and many more.. A Special live stage performance by Victor Herminio Lopez, Poetry by Iris De Alva, and a surprise musical guest appearance.

The event will take place on September 27th and 28th both starting at 7:00 pm at The Vex Arts, which is located at 5240 Alhambra Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90032. Admission is free. For more information, please call the Offices at (323) 221-0971, email: omarvex@gmail.com or to RSVP go to: vexarts.com/RSVP.
 


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Cash for College Workshop


 
 

Date:              Wednesday, November 6 
Time:             5:30pm to 9pm
Place:            Los Angeles Convention center 
                       1201 S. Figueroa Street, Los Angeles 90015
                      

When it comes to financial aid for college, there's something for everyone, regardless of your age, income, grades or immigration status. Sign up with your school's college counselor to attend during the daytime, or catch a free bus at a community pick-up site to attend Family and Community Night.

The time to start planning for college starts now! Family and Community Night will focus on:

 

  • College applications, the decision-making process and what to expect from campus life.
  • Accessing financial aid resources regardless of immigration status
  • Information and resources regarding the California Dream Act & Federal Deferred Action program
  • Information and resources for Foster Youth students 
Get a free ride to Family and Community Night at one of these locations. 
  • East Region: Youth Opportunity Movement (Boyle Heights) - 1600 E. 4th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90033 Contact: (323) 526-5800
  • South Region: Brotherhood Crusade - 5414 S. Crenshaw Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90043 Contact: (323) 545-1130
  • Harbor Region: Toberman Neighborhood Center - 131 N. Grand Avenue., San Pedro, CA 90731 Contact: (310) 832-1145
  • Valley Region: Pacoima FamilySource Center - 11243 Glenoaks Blvd, Suite 3, Pacoima, CA 91331 Contact: (818) 834-5179
  • West Region: Latino Resource Organization, Inc. - 610 California Avenue, Venice, CA 90291 Contact (310) 578-6069

 

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Mayor's Crisis Response Team


The Mayor's Crisis Response Team (CRT) is looking for volunteers to participate in the Fall 2013 class and become active CRT volunteers.  
 
FALL 2013 CRISIS RESPONSE TEAM TRAINING:
 
What: Crisis Response Team Volunteer Program
When: Monday & Wednesday Evenings, 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM
Dates: Monday, Sept. 9, 2013 – Wednesday, October. 23, 2013
Where: LAPD Headquarters in Downtown Los Angeles
Download the CRT application here: http://tinyurl.com/LACRT-Fall2013
 
** Bilingual Volunteers Encouraged to Apply **
(Languages needed include Spanish, Korean, Armenian, Farsi, Chinese and Tagalog)
 
ABOUT THE CRISIS RESPONSE TEAM: Members of the Mayor’s Crisis Response Team (CRT) are volunteers who respond to traumatic incidents at the request of the Los Angeles Police and Los Angeles Fire Departments. CRT volunteers provide immediate on-scene crisis intervention, act as a liaison between the victim and emergency personnel and give referrals to victims and their families affected by a death, a violent crime or other traumatic incidents. These incidents include homicides, suicides, serious traffic accidents, natural deaths and multi-casualty incidents.  During the required seven week training to be a member of the Mayor’s Crisis Response Team you will be provided the background, information, training and support to be able to respond to crisis situations as a member of the Mayor’s Crisis Response Team.  
 
For more information email lacrt@lacity.org or find us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/LACrisisResponseTeam.

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MyLA 311 App


Want to make sure LA stays beautiful? Then use MyLA311MyLA311 is designed to bring city services to the palm of your hand.
 
Through MyLA311, you can:

  • Report graffiti, potholes, bulky items, and more
  • Pay your LADWP bill
  • Locate and get directions to local parks, libraries, and other city facilities
  • Follow the Twitter and Facebook accounts of city departments and your local elected officials>
Whenever you submit a request through MyLA311, the respective city department receives an email with the details of your request. If you like, you can include your contact information so the city can follow up with you if they need more details about your request.

You can download the MyLA311 Mobile App here:
 
iPhone - Download Here
 
Android - Download Here

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Barrio Action Youth & Family Center's "Inaugural Golf Tournament"

 

Date:              Thursday, October 17 2013 
Time:             8am to 6pm
Place:            Montebello Golf Course
                       850 Via San Clemente, Montebello 90640
                      

Barrio Action Youth & Family Center presents its "Inaugural Golf Tournament" to be held on Thursday, October 17 at Montebello Golf Course. All donation make a significant contribution towards community programming. Barrio Action was established to empower young people to succeed both academically and socially, working with people of all ages, with a special emphasis on helping high-risk and at-risk youth, young adults and their families. For sponsorship information please contact Blanca Sotomayor at blanca@barrioaction.org or at (323) 221-0779 x300.
 


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Keep Us Informed!
 
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