El Sereno, Los Angeles
|Neighborhood of Los Angeles|
|• City Council||José Huizar|
|• State Assembly||Jimmy Gomez (D)|
|• State Senate||Dr. Ed Hernandez (D)|
|• U.S. House||Xavier Becerra (D|
|• Total||4.1 sq mi (11 km2)|
|• Density||9,826/sq mi (3,794/km2)|
|Time zone||PST (UTC-8)|
|• Summer (DST)||PDT (UTC-7)|
|ZIP code||90032, 90063|
|Website||El Sereno Historical Society |
El Sereno (//; Spanish [el seˈɾeno] "the tranquil/serene one") is the oldest community in Los Angeles, California. El Sereno's history dates back 10 years before the City of Los Angeles is established. El Sereno is also Los Angeles' easternmost neighborhood.
- 1 Geography and Transportation
- 2 History
- 3 Government and infrastructure
- 4 Education
- 5 Public libraries
- 6 Landmarks (present and former)
- 7 Local community newspaper
- 8 Local community magazine
- 9 El Sereno Historical Society
- 10 Popular culture
- 11 See also
- 12 References
Geography and Transportation
El Sereno, located in Northeast Los Angeles, sits atop the Monterey Hills that separate the Los Angeles Basin from the San Gabriel Valley, and is the easternmost district in the city of Los Angeles. It is bordered by Monterey Hills, Hermon and South Pasadena on the north, Alhambra on the east, City Terrace on the south, Boyle Heights on the southwest, Lincoln Heights on the west, and Montecito Heights on the northwest. Principal thoroughfares include Huntington Drive; Valley Boulevard; Eastern and Alhambra Avenues; and Soto Street. The district lies within ZIP code 90032.
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Government and infrastructure
- Cesar Chavez Elementary School, opened in 2006
- Farmdale Elementary School
- Huntington Drive Elementary School
- Multnomah Elementary School
- Sierra Park Elementary School
- Sierra Vista Elementary School
- El Sereno Elementary School
- El Sereno Middle School (El Sereno Junior High)
LAUSD High Schools:
- All Saints Catholic School
- Our Lady of Guadalupe School-Rosehill 
Landmarks (present and former)
- Arroyo Rosa de Castilla
- Rancho Rosa de Castilla adobe
- Farmdale Victorian Schoolhouse and Museum
- Legion Ascot Speedway
- Pacific Electric Four Track Inter-Urban Railway
- Pacific Electric Sierra Vista Station
- Ascot Hills Reservoir
- Ascot Hills Park
Local community newspaper
The Voice Newspaper reports on local news that affects this community. Forty to 60% of all articles are submitted by the community. www.thevoicepub.com Previously the El Sereno Star had filled the void for local news.
Local community magazine
"Our Town-El Sereno" was launched in 2010. The community magazine focuses on local community and school events, businesses, and residents of El Sereno.
El Sereno Historical Society
"El Sereno Historical Society" was established in April, 2012. It's mission is to share the history of El Sereno with residents and the public. The history of El Sereno and information about the El Sereno Historical Society can be at: www.ElSerenoHistoricalSociety.org and on their Facebook Page.
- El Sereno was a filming location for the 2008 film Street Kings, starring Keanu Reeves, Hugh Laurie, and Forest Whittaker.
- El Sereno was a filming location for The Mars Volta's music video "Goliath".
- Was a location for filming scenes in Stephen King's Christine
- Is briefly seen in H.G. Wells' War of the Worlds (1953)
- The Mars Volta recorded their 2008 Grammy Award Winning album, Bedlam in Goliath, in El Sereno.
- Parley Parker Christensen, Los Angeles City Council member who objected to including El Sereno in his district.
- "Los Angeles Times Neighborhood Project". The Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 2013-08-25.
- "Central Health Center." Los Angeles County Department of Health Services. Retrieved on March 18, 2010.
- Landsberg, Mitchell. "County gives Los Angeles International Charter High School a second chance." Los Angeles Times. January 10, 2010. Retrieved on September 8, 2011.