Sunday, April 13, 2014

Hermon stories, photos and more

Pot shop owner abandons Hermon outlet

Many Hermon  residents were surprised earlier this month by the news  that a medical marijuana medical dispensary had leased space  next door to Fresco Market in Monterey Plaza,  the shopping center that serves as commercial hub of the small community.  But only a week later, the owner ... Read More »

Doberhuahua Watch: Hermon scores a second Super Bowl TV commercial appearance


Last year the interior of Hermon’s Fresco Community Market appeared in a Super Bowl commercial featuring former NBA player Dikembe Mutombo.   This year, Hermon was back in the Super Bowl commercial lineup, with the Hermon Dog Park getting a cameo appearance in an Audi ad.  The ... Read More »

Bobcat captured on film in Debs Park

A wildlife biologist has come away with photographic evidence of a bobcat in Debs Park, the sprawling, hillside park that borders Montecito Heights. Miguel Ordeñana, who was  involved in photographing mountain lions in Griffith Park, posted photos online of the bobcat that were recently taken by ... Read More »

Storefront Report: Tasty Mama’s fills empty Hermon corner cafe

Seasonal fruits and vegetables are important at Tasty Mama’s, the new cafe in Hermon that’s boasting a menu with smoothies and pastries made in-store. Owner Sharine Xuan, originally from nearby South Pasadena, champions the idea of ambiance and L.A. pride for her corner cafe. “We want ... Read More »

Eastside Property: Hermon gets a second chance for a corner cafe

With much of Hermon’s shops and restaurants located in a shopping center, the opening of the Cycleway Cafe in 2008 in a corner storefront injected some vitality into the tiny neighborhood’s street scene.  But Cycleway – named after a bike track  -  did not last long, ... Read More »

Hermon supermarket finds steady work as a TV extra

Not many people outside of Hermon or Monterey Hills know of Fresco Community Market, a small but stylish supermarket  that opened more than two years ago in a shopping center off of Via Marisol.  But countless TV viewers may have caught glimpses of the market thanks ... Read More »

Eastside Property: Suburban living in the city comes with a high price

Do you want to live amid the urban amenities that the Eastside has to offer but enjoy the space, comforts and conveniences of a new suburban-style house?   If you don’t want to squeeze into a Silver Lake condo or live a few inches from your neighbor ... Read More »

News & Notes from Boyle Heights, Hermon, Highland Park, Historic Filipinotown & Los Feliz

Ziggy Takes a River Walk, Atwater Village | Photo by Nicola b. Marsh Man killed in Highland Park shooting. The Eastsider Woman arrested in connection with fatal Hermon stabbing. EGP News Highland Park gremlins. L.A. Taco Toxicology reports found no drugs in the actor who died ... Read More »

Is it time for Hermon to recover its lost identity?

The death of former councilman Arthur K. Snyder last week triggered a tweet and suggestion from the former Highland Park blogger known as Waltarrrr: Former LA Councilman Art Snyder is dead. So can we please revert Via Marisol back to Hermon Avenue now??? #90042 Huh? What ... Read More »

Hermon’s Clean Team Welcomes a new mascot

Midnight was a Chow-Lab mix whose owner, Alex,  would bring her to the monthly  Hermon community clean ups, where she  enjoyed a bite of a doughnut as members of the Hermon Clean Team prepared to put their brooms and shovels into action. But after suffering some ... Read More »