El Sereno is one of the oldest communities in Los Angeles, and I am proud to represent this great community. With a rich history that dates back to 1771, it was definitely time El Sereno was recognized for its proud families, community advocacy and leadership. In Council, I introduced a resolution that declared June 30th be recognized as “El Sereno Day.” I was joined by Honorary El Sereno Mayor Eddie Santillan, his father, Lou Santillan, members of the El Sereno Bicentennial Committee and community members at the Resolution Ceremony in Council Chambers, which was followed by lunch reception. Eddie and Lou exemplify El Sereno’s reputation as a community where sons and daughters return to their hometown to raise their families and help out the community.
In honor of the history of El Sereno, the Valley Bridge project, which should be fully operational by 2010, will include tile and limestone artwork highlighting the community’s history. Congratulations El Sereno!