Sunday, August 31, 2014

Hermon stories, photos and more

Officials launch sweep of Arroyo Seco homeless camps

A homeless encampment being cleaned up near Bridewell.  | Martha Benedict

A multi-agency task force this week launched a clean up of  the homeless encampments that have mushroomed along the Arroyo Seco and the  110 Freeway in Hermon and Montecito Heights, where some of the  make-shift homes had second bedrooms and were equipped with TVs and computers ... Read More »

Police seek man suspected of targeting women in Debs Park; sketch of suspect released

Drawing of suspect released by LAPD

The LAPD has released a drawing of a man suspected of assaulting or exposing himself to three women in Debs Park since January. In each case the women were walking alone through the large park that sprawls across the hills east of the Arroyo Seco Parkway ... Read More »

Found in Hermon: Husky German Shepherd Mix

FOUND male Husky/Shepherd mix yesterday during the day in South Pasadena/Hermon/El Sereno/Highland Park area. on July 4. This guy was wandering in the street on Marmion Way by the park, Arroyo Seco, 110 fwy. Large male dog around 50 lbs, tan/white color unneutered, no collar, no ... Read More »

Shopper & Diner: A mission for new Hermon cafe; Father’s Day at Atwater pub; and Echo Park welcomes design festival

Photo by Marni Epstein

Manifesto Cafe is making it their mission to bring a community-mindedness to Hermon. Eater LA notes that  the recently-opened coffee shop is stocking healthy eats and fair trade coffee and tea to typically underserved neighborhoods. Manifesto was actually originally conceived as a job training center and ... Read More »

Is your car covered in purple? Then it must be Jacaranda season

Jacarandas on Monterey Road. Photo by Nathan Solis 5-27-2014 7-03-38 AM

HERMON –  The Jacaranda trees along Monterey Road are putting on quite a show, with purple blossoms creating a colorful canopy overhead and littering the cars and street below with a layer of lavender. Do the colors seem more intense than in previous years? If  you ... Read More »

One man found shot dead near 110 Freeway*

HERMON –  Some northbound lanes of the 110 Freeway were closed late this afternoon and early evening as police investigated the fatal shooting of a man whose body was found near the freeway and Avenue 60. Police responding to reports of four or five gunshots at ... Read 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 »