Name: Steve Fraser ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Mar 20, 2009, 9:39 am - HHS Time
City & State: Laguna Woods, CA
Message: The Hood clan; Robin, Tim, and Chris lost their mom Maxine "Pun" Hood last week, she was 87. The Fraser's and the Currie's lost a great aunt and friend. Her extended family in California and Oregon will be missed. "Ma Hood" touched everyone she met and will be remembered for a long time.
Name: Rita Hahn ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Mar 19, 2009, 9:29 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Harbor City CA
Message: HI I had forgotten about cruisin and the Wichstand and A&W. Now I don't even have a car. God's punishment I am sure.
Name: Betty Rodriguez ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Mar 19, 2009, 8:45 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Kingman, AZ
Message: John, everyone knows Hector Carillo! Oh, he looked tough back in high school, but he was a sweetheart - my mother just loved him! He married Jeannie Burk, who lived on Felton (I think) - she was in my class. Anyway, the Carillo family lived on 122nd near Sundale, so they were part of our 'neighborhood'. Speaking of neighborhoods, where are all those Hood brothers and the Estradas? Haven't heard from them on Feedback in a long time.Betty
Name: Howard "Paco" Duran ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Mar 19, 2009, 7:38 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Lake Forest
Message: Where does Leo live?
Name: Michael M Kratz ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Mar 19, 2009, 6:20 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Vegas
Message: When I worked for MAX FACTOR & CO from 71 to 79 on the corner of Van Ness and El Segundo Blvd, one of my co-workers was named Alex Carrillo. Hum... I wonder if he was related to Hector?
Name: Jessie Koehn ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Mar 19, 2009, 4:29 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Los Angeles, CA
Message: Ok. Cindy is correct...Hector did live on 122nd...my mistake. His younger sister is Liz. She did indeed marry Terry and they are still married, have 3 children and live in Hemet. Joe is the youngest, and he and his family live in Japan. I am not sure where Lalo lives, but he's somewhere around ha! Hector and Jeanne were married, are not now. Hector lives in Hemet, Jeanne lives in Washington. I don't know about the story...it sounds like something Hector would do and say, and I am sure if he did do that, my brother was right there along side of him ha! I think we have finally gotten it all straightend out now... whew!
Name: Jean Caldwell ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Mar 18, 2009, 9:24 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Albq NM
Message: Hi....About Hector Carrillo...He did live on 122nd Street like Cindy said....He lived 2 doors down from Janis Freeman. I believe he also had a younger sister named Gloria who later married Terry Johnson....son of Frog and Inez Johnson....who lived next door to Cindys family. Terry and Gloria both attended HHS. Hector was married to Jeanne Burke, who also lived on 122nd and Sundale. Anyway...I think Hector graduated in 1967. Enjoyed Pacos pics....the article on the Friday night tv programming brought back some memories!
Name: Gary Bickers ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Mar 18, 2009, 8:03 pm - HHS Time
City & State: pve cal
Message: Just a quick note about Lalo Carrillo who might have been a 10th grader when I was a senior. Coach Alex Bravo had the best one liner about Lalo and his continuously "pulled muscle" and I will be most happy to share but not on John's G rated website. Spoke to Newell Endicott today and he seems to be doing OK without his lifemate of 43 years. Several of us are going out there with Newell next month for lunch.
Name: Jerry Miles ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Mar 18, 2009, 6:55 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Fair Oaks, CA
Message: I didn?t know Hector Carrillo that well but I certainly knew of him. I heard a great story about him once that perhaps time?s passing and the fact I received it second hand is not completely accurate but if not, maybe someone else can set it straight. It seems Hector was out and about one night just enjoying himself with some friends. I seem to remember it was somewhere near the dairy at Broadway that this group traversed with some of Hawthorne?s finest. During this process Hector was asked his name and when he proudly answered, ?Hector Carrillo,? the officers did not believe him. At this point the story got a little foggy and I?m not sure if they hauled him in or just somehow verified his name and released him from there. But it does go to prove that the truth is not always the best option?haha.
Name: Cindy Wernicke ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Mar 18, 2009, 4:46 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Stagecoach, NV
Message: Hector Carrillo and his brother Lalo and the rest of the family lived on 122nd. across and down the street from me. They may have lived on 121st. before that but I didn't think so.
Name: Ron Gestone ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Mar 18, 2009, 4:18 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Shrewsbury,Ma
Message: Hi, everyone from class of 1967, Its been a long time, Sorry I didnt write sooner, hope all are well and if your still in sunny cal, enjoy the weather. Talk to you soon Ron, or as Frank Lucio used to say Keystone
Name: Jessie Koehn ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Mar 18, 2009, 2:28 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Los Angeles, CA
Message: Ha! Hector Carillo. He went to Hawthorne High, but I'm not sure of the year he graduated. He had an older brother and 2 younger siblings that went to Hawthorne High as well. They lived on 121st.
Name: Paul Dubois ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Mar 18, 2009, 10:45 am - HHS Time
City & State: los osos ca
Message: I grew up in Hawthorne and attended Washington Grammar school and went on to Leuzinger HS 48-52. Lived on Birch st between Broadway & the railroad tracks. I was interested to read Marilyn Ross's (class of '56) comment on Mr Piano. He lived about 3 blocks East of my house and used to walk down the alley next to the railroad tracks going to the library. He would go every day and read. He became friendly with me and my family, I would just stop by and see him from time to time. He showed me his artwork, he made statues out of concrete, he cast rose flowers with thin petals out of bronze. He had an elaborate home with a swimming pool and a concrete cast woman diving into the pool. I believe that he was of German descent and I think he had an accent. I do know that he was embarrassed by the fact that we were at war with Germany. He tried to get me interested in his bronze castings, saying "Paul you need to learn this" Our relationship was from the mid 1930's through to the 1950's when I became a young man and auto racing took up a lot of my youth and adult life. Even in the 50's after I left home, I would visit my Dad and I would still see Mr Piano walking by the railroad track going to the library on Acacia st. A very friendly, nice and old fashioned proper man and a gentleman. I am very happy that he is remembered by someone else. Paul Dubois formerly of 282 Birch st, it's still there! My Dad's house was a tiny house next to the Dunaway funeral home that had a one car garage and a large wood building next to the railroad tracks by the alley. The old sign painted on the side of the building said "Foundry Aluminum & Bronze" It must have been built at the turn of the last century. My Dad lived there from 1937 and did a tremendous amount of war work and side jobs in that shop until the day he died in 1989.
Name: Jessie Koehn ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Mar 18, 2009, 10:27 am - HHS Time
City & State: Los Angeles, CA
Message: As always Paco, great pictures of cruise night!where on earth did you get that picture of Hector? I wasthere and I took that same exact photo.
Name: Jim Dally ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Mar 18, 2009, 1:22 am - HHS Time
City & State: Carson, CA
Message: Doh! Streetcar wires? What about the streetcar tracks? I saw them early on and realized this was during the 'good old days' before the Los Angeles Transit Lines got rid of the electric streetcars in favor of the diesel buses. That Inglewood Penney's sure had a following and thanks Michael Kratz (via Bro Prewitt) for pointing out the Daily Breeze article regarding future engineers right here from Hawthorne High. May the force be with them as they do BETTER than being 30th out of 400!
Name: Armand Vaquer ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Mar 17, 2009, 9:51 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Tarzana, Karloffornia
Message: Congratulations to Mr. Bach for reaching the milestone of qualifying for Denny's Senior Menu! (Growing old does have a few perks!) Also, those are streetcar wires in the Penney's photo. You can also see the tracks in the street.
Name: Dale Hahlbeck Jr. ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Mar 17, 2009, 7:33 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Yorba Linda CA
Message: To ALL a Very Happy St. Patrick's Day H1 Out(why is my urine green??)
Name: Mel Bentley ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Mar 17, 2009, 7:10 pm - HHS Time
City & State: ventura,ca
Message: And a Happy Saint Paddys day to one and all!! I emailed John this the other day because I had forgotten about Fosters Cruise night and I was thinking about HHS------- I was "deposited" at HHS in the middle on my junior year (1960) so that my poor parents could keep what was left of their sanity. I was forever in trouble of one sort or another in LA. I remember arriving in Miss Clark's english class. After she introduced me to the class she ignored me. Meanwhile tests were taken, questions asked and answered and life went on all around me. Finally, after a week or more of sitting there like a bump on a log I hesitantly raised my hand "ummm Miss Clark, I don't have a book." She looked at me , WELL CONGRATULATIONS Mr. Bentley! I thought you'd never ask. Welcome to the class! I realized then and there this one was different and it was not going to be a case of being force fed knowledge. I was the one that was going to have to do the work. I think that moment in time changed my life. God bless her and may she rest in peace.
Name: Enza Nicocia ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Mar 17, 2009, 3:56 pm - HHS Time
City & State: San Pedro Hill, CA
Message: Happy Birthday to my friend Larry Bach! "Double Nickels"...How did this happen?!?! Have a great day Lorenzo!
Name: Chris Prewitt ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Mar 17, 2009, 12:57 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Fullerton, CA
Message: Hey John, Aren't those street car wires out in fromt of Penny's? As for the HHS article at the Daily Breese here is a link
. Thanks to Michael M Kratz for pointing it out.
Name: Michael M Kratz ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Mar 16, 2009, 12:03 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Vegas Baby
Message: Cool artical in todays Daily Breeze on Hawthorne High's growing engineers, one should take the time and read it.
Name: Mel Bentley ~~~~~~~~~~ Sun-Mar 15, 2009, 9:51 pm - HHS Time
City & State: ventura, ca
Message: Hi John, Thanks again for your work here, we all appreciate it. Small world time--- about two years ago I was the Inspector of Record on a school project. Given my past history, (kicked out of Loyola High, and LA High and landing at HHS in middle of my junior year) making my living inspecting school construction is just the ultimate in irony. Anyway, the superintendent, Steve Krauthof and I are talking one day and it turns out that he was class of 1970, we both laughed, boy that just goes to show you what a good education will do for you. Mel Bentley HHS61
Name: Vic Zaccaglini ~~~~~~~~~~ Sun-Mar 15, 2009, 6:28 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Carmel, CA
Message: Hi John B. - Regarding HPD officer "Pinky"; His real name was Edwin Senior. He had 17 years in with HPD as a patrolman and motor officer when he was given the choice of retiring then, or be reassigned to the 3 wheel scooter for 3 years, and get his full 20 year retirement. He did have a "problem" as evidenced by his rosy pink complexion and his inability to right his big Hog by himself. Jim Crawford once told me that the average motor cop dumped his bike maybe once a month. Pinky dumped his twice a week and needed help every time. He received the nickname "Pinky" from his fellow police officers for his rosy pink complexion. Pinky died after retirement from smoke inhalation in a house fire, I think around 1973. Vic Zaccaglini, Carmel, California c/o 60
Name: Max Roelen ~~~~~~~~~~ Sun-Mar 15, 2009, 1:46 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Citrus Heights, CA
Message: Just to give all a update, I start the 1st of 27 visits for radiation treatments on Monday March 16. I hope it kicks ass (sorry about my grammar) against the tumor cells that remain in my brain. I'll try to keep you updated if I am able. May the Cougar remain in all!
Name: George Johnson ~~~~~~~~~~ Sun-Mar 15, 2009, 8:47 am - HHS Time
City & State: Spinnaker Cove, Ca
Message: Hey, John Boy; Don't mean to be pickey, but, us gearheads are kind of particular about our cars. Mine is a 1927 all metal (not plastic) turtle deck model "T" Ford roadster, not a model "A" P/U. John had a great time seeing and talking old times with you, Howard (Paco) Duran. Funny thing, I was talking with Don Scheliga and he remembered when I blew all the lights out at Ramona gramer school with my home made hotdog cooker. He was the one who plugged the cord in the socket LOL, lucky we were not electricuted. However, Mrs. Kellog, the Principal electricuted my fanny with her Hickory paddle in the principal's office shortly after the incident. Yeah, back in those days they could paddle your fanny for being bad or doing something stupid. I wonder what it would be like if they (teachers) were still able to instill discipline. Maybe the kids would understand right from wrong (maybe).