*** "Tasty Mama's" takes the place of Zosa's Coffee at 5526 Monterey
Road (at the corner of Redfield Avenue). They offer coffees, teas,
bakery items, sandwiches, and soon smoothies. Stop by, grab some
coffee, and say hello to Sharine. They will be starting curbside
service on call-ahead orders.
*** So how about Fredi from Hermon who recently got back from several
weeks as a chuck wagon cook for a cattle drive? Bucket list? Check!
*** CERT (Community Emergency Response Team) training by the Los Angeles
Fire Department is scheduled for Tuesday, March 4 through Tuesday,
April 15, 2014, from 7 - 9:30 p.m. at Hermon Church Fellowship Center,
5800 Monterey Road. We have people already signing up. You can do that
with Mark at MarkLegassie@...
After a catastrophe, factors such as number of victims, communication
failures, and road blockages will prevent people from accessing
emergency services they have come to expect at a moment's notice through
911. People will have to rely on each other for help in order to meet
their immediate life-saving and life-sustaining needs. The CERT program
helps train those people to be better prepared to respond to emergency
situations. When emergencies happen, CERT members can give critical
support to first responders, provide immediate assistance to victims,
and organize spontaneous volunteers at a disaster site. CERT members can
also help with non-emergency projects that help improve the safety of
CERT training includes disaster preparedness, disaster fire suppression,
basic disaster medical operations, and light search and rescue
operations. Please sign up and get yourself prepared. The course is
*** THIS Saturday the Hermon “Clean Team" begins its 11th year of
monthly clean-ups -- Nov. 2, from 8 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. Meet outside
Monterey Donuts, 5930 Monterey Road around the tailgate of a light brown
truck. The team will be enjoying a donut, catching up on what's
happening on their street, and getting huge City bags and vinyl gloves
to spread out over our community to clean up. Four of our regular
members will be out of town this weekend, so if you want to fill in for
them that would be sweet. And did I mention it's very rewarding -- fun
*** Please be in prayer for little 3-year old Aviana (daughter of
Councilmember Jose and Richelle Huizar) who is being treated for
leukemia. She has two sisters and one brother.
*** We've had a lot of interesting people call Hermon home through the
years. Ernest Irving Freese was an architect of note that once lived on
Pine Crest Drive (off Avenue 60). In the 1930’s he was consigned by
wealthy people in Pasadena (legend has it General George Patton and the
Huntington family, just to name a few) to design summer homes, which he
did on Pine Crest Drive, addresses 6263, 6271, 6275, and possibly 6257.
He lived in the home below these which once had an orphanage in it.
After it burnt down it later became a home for a bootlegger -- complete
with an escape hatch door in the living room floor. Ernest designed a
Los Angeles Ebell Club, was part of the drafting team that built the
Southwest Museum, and was very good friends with Charles Richter of the
"Richter Scale" fame.
Bill Freeze was Earnest's son, who I knew when he lived in his dad's
house on Pine Crest -- where he lived off-and-on for 61 years. He had a
six-foot albino gopher snake named "Robert Sunny Pituophis" from the
Sonoran Desert, which Bill registered as a minister in the Universal
Life Church. Bill was trained as a naval architect, but had many
eclectic hobbies -- he volunteered in the theater, endured a 3-day storm
as part of a 5-man team on a 60-foot wooden schooner during 70 knot
winds and 40-foot waves near Alaska, managed a farm in Nebraska, and was
dive-bombed by hundreds of seagulls when he and a friend were walking
to see the Columbia Glacier and unknowing walked across a seagull
*** Save Thursday, November14, for the next Hermon Local Issues meeting
of the Arroyo Saco Neighborhood Council, 7 p.m. at the Fellowship
Center, 5800 Monterey Road (at Wheeling Way). This will be an important
evening to come out. Our country's veterans in Hermon will be
honored. Among those scheduled to speak are Los Angeles Police
Department Sr. Lead Officer John Pedroza, David Meza with the Gas Co.,
Pastor Arnaldo Soto of the Hermon Church, Antonio Castillo with Highland
Park Heritage Trust, and Jon Murga of Fresco Market. For the Sharing
Table, please bring a couple of cans of food to give to local food banks
for the holidays.
*** And remember, Hermon Church is giving out FREE food for those in
need, EVERY Friday in front of the church (at 5718 Monterey Road) to all
who stop, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Because it’s all good . . . in Hermon
where quirky works,
and dogs sleep all night long.