ALL THINGS HERMON
This Saturday, Hermon’s big ol’ annual “Bulky Item Drop-off” event kicks off at 9 a.m. and goes to 3 p.m. (or whenever the two huge bins are full). We’re waiting for you at our generous host’s parking lot, Mika Color –6000 Monterey Road (enter off Avenue 60). Some of Hermon’s strongest will help you empty your vehicle of all its bulky un-wantedness. We can take almost anything — except . . . oil, paint, TV’s, electronics, car parts, batteries. or tires. Most of those can be taken to the City’s S.A.F.E. Center, every Saturday-Sunday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., at 4600 Colorado Blvd. (L.A. 90021). Tires, without rims can be taken to the City’s North Central District Yard at 453 N. San Fernando Road (L.A. 90031) Monday thru Friday, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Bring your current DWP billing statement and your driver’s license to verify L.A. residency.
About this Saturday — don’t wait to bring your discards, because once our two big bins are full, we will close up, and we won’t do this again ‘til next year. You can of course always call in bulky items to 311 on the Friday before Monday’s pick-up. You have to tell them what you have, and have it to the curb by 6 a.m., Monday. But if you want to get all those things out at once, this Saturday’s drop-off is the deal. Have bulky items but no truck? Come by Mika’s on Saturday between 9 and 10 a.m. — give us the address (only in Hermon) and we’ll pick them up, thanks to Cliff Moseley with Los Angeles International Charter High School and his handy truck. (Sorry, we can’t accept commercial dumping loads).
*** Hermon’s monthly Clean Team is Saturday as well, starting at 8 a.m. Meet by Monterey Donuts for the delicious pre-clean “taking of the donuts.” After which there’s grabbing bags, gloves, and heading out all over Hermon to pick up trash from curbsides, parkways, and public lands to clean up the town.
*** Think you’ve imagined seeing Hermon Christmas-tree lights in the Monterey median? It couldn’t be, right? It’s early November. So chalk it up to a weird dream or city workers checking out the lights for December . . . which brings up our real Christmas Tree-lighting Party – Friday, December 2, 6:30 p.m., outside Hermon Church, at 5718 Monterey Road. Santa, candy canes, music, hot drinks, and yummies . . . and so much more fun. Circle the date on your calendar!
*** A week from this Saturday, November 12, is our bi-monthly Hermon Local Issues meeting of the City-certified Arroyo Seco Neighborhood Council, at 9 a.m., at Hermon Church Fellowship Center, 5800 Monterey Road. Because it’s on Veterans’ Day weekend, there’ll be a time to recognize and honor those who serve and have served our country, discussion of basketball courts in Hermon Park, lights on our Hermon Monument sign, introductions to neighbors who “spin” at their studio, and so much more good . . . all for our stakeholders — anyone who lives, works, owns property, has a student at Hermon school’s or has a vested interest in our community . . . .
Have something you’d like to put on the agenda — for discussion or possible neighborhood council action? Contact Local Issues Chair Darlene atDarlene@HermonChurch.org by this Sunday, at 3 p.m.
*** “Criminal Minds” (the television show) comes to Hermon! Maybe you saw the trailers and catering trucks set up at Mika Color, the filming at Zosa Café or the bright night-time lights up in Debs Park last week? That was “Hollywood” loving Hermon’s quaint coffee house for their coming January 18 episode of that crime series. TV criminal profilers Dr. Reid and Emily Prentiss played out their scene at Hermon’s neighborhood coffee house. Daniel of Zosa said that with all the takes, he pretty much had their script memorized by the time they wrapped the shoot. Once again, Hermon shines with the stars . . .
*** Speaking of crime, there has been a reported crime trend — in nearby Highland Park along Figueroa Street — of criminals ripping gold jewelry necklaces off shoppers as they walk down the street. With the high price of gold, it should make us all mindful of what and where we decide to wear our valuable, and/or sentimental keepsakes.
*** www.HermonLA.org is our community website — check it out, it’s really cool. But our wonderful volunteer webmaster would now like us to find someone else who has web-talents and time to enjoy and further all that Hermon has become, by keeping the site up-to-date. The transfer would be in January. Interested? Contact me at WendiRiser@cs.com
*** So have you tried the spicy tuna roll, Bento lunch special, or the comforting udon noodle soups at Hermon’s Aki Sushi and Roll Japanese Cuisine restaurant in the Monterey Plaza, on Monterey Road between Via Marisol and Avenue 60? De-lish. You can eat in or take out. How about the curries, noodles, spicy sweet basil stir-fries, or glass noodle salad at Thai Fantasy, also at the Monterey Plaza? Yum, with a side of heat; eat in, take out, OR delivery. Yep, tired and want dinner? Give Thai Fantasy a call at 323.257.0580, and they’ll bring you a yummy dinner in just a few. From experience, it hardly gets better than that after a long day. Just so you know, I own no stock in these restaurants, only the idea that everyone in Hermon deserves a good restaurant to eat at, celebrate at, and enjoy the food from at home with people you love.
Because it’s all good . . . in Hermon
where quirky works,
and dogs sleep all night long.