The Meaning of Hahamongna

The original settlers of the region were sometimes called the Hahamongna Indians. The word means "Flowing Waters, Fruitful Valley" in the native Tongva language.

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Body found in Pasadena park identified as Glendale resident, 51







Pasadena Sun


A body found in Pasadenaís Hahamongna Watershed Park four months ago has been identified as that of a Glendale man, according to the Los Angeles County Coronerís Office.

Kapriel Horighian, 51, was discovered on April 15 by a passing hiker in a heavily wooded area of the park on the border between Pasadena and La CaŮada Flintridge. Pasadena homicide detectives were called in, but the body was badly decomposed and investigators saw no signs of foul play, Pasadena Police Lt. Rick Aversano said at the time.

Coronerís officials confirmed Horighianís identity through dental records and other forensic techniques, said Assistant Chief Coroner Ed Winter.

Winter said that the cause of death has not been determined.

Carlton Smith, a Palmdale resident who is Horighianís brother in law, said Horighian lived with his mother and his brother in Glendale. County voter rolls list Horighian as living in an apartment on Chestnut Street, near Brand Boulevard.

Anahid Horighian, one of Kapriel Horighianís sisters, said that family knew little about the circumstances of his death and had no further comment.

--Daniel Siegal, Times Community News

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