Name: Jim Frederick ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-May 19, 2009, 6:21 pm - HHS Time
City & State: West Hills / Hanalie Hi.
Message: OH MY ! My poor little Cougars! Yes most earthquakes will shake you up !(No pun intended) .. I truly understand ! But NO ONE has mentioned the the Northridge Quake ! ...We live in the hills above Chatsworth and you talk about hearing that thing coming ! Where we live it's all rock. So the sound carries very well ! Next thing ya know ...My fireplace imploded. And when i ran in front of it ( no power, no lights ) I fell on all the brick, stone ,and rebar! And as laid their wondering .... WHAT THE HELL JUST HAPPENED TO ME ? ....I found myself looking at the stars ! The fire place fell on the roof and made a huge new skylight ! And the view from our home looks over SFV . So try to imagine what SFV looks like at 4:30 in the morn, without power ! And all you see is a fire here and their and hearing people nearby crying and fire trucks responding to calls .... I had to leave my house alone with my wife and off to work i went .It was my first shift as a fire captain ! I was gone for three days straight !And when i came home my wife had all the rubble removed and a check in her hand from fema ! Firefighters wives are the BEST ! Enjoy your ......"GOOD VIBRATIONS" ! ...... Aloha and Mahalo !
Name: Larry Biller ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-May 19, 2009, 5:34 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Portland,Oregon
Message: I was in my kitchen getting ready for an early art class at El Camino when the Sylmar quake happened. The telephone poles were bending and swaying like they were made out of rubber. A real roller.
Name: Jean Caldwell ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-May 19, 2009, 5:29 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Abq NM
Message: Ok...I'm back one more time! I read your feed back John where you mentioned having your ear to carpet and heard the quake before it hit. When I was young....I was at Laura Maxsons. She went into the house for a minute. I waited in the back yard. I was totally bored so I lay down on the grass. For some reason I put my ear to the ground. I also had the experience of hearing a quake before it was felt! Yeah you were right John....Very eerie!!!
Name: Jean Caldwell ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-May 19, 2009, 5:16 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Albq NM
Message: Wow! I just heard that there was another quake in L.A. This one being near El Segundo. Hope everyone is ok. I remember the Sylmar quake of 71. My (then) husband was in Texas, in the Army....I was at home with my small son Neil and pregnant with Eric. I remember hiding under the covers...hoping it would end...it seemed like forever...Then I heard Neils crib roll so I ran to his crib and got him out of it. Later that evening I was watching Johnny Carson.....I felt an after shock....Seconds later Johnny Carson felt it on his show and made some jokes about it. Nothing fell in my apartment, but I could hear all sorts of glass breaking in the upstairs apartment. It was very scary!
I forgot to mention the 1967 Soccer picture.....I recognized 2 people in there. Hernan Umana who was a good friend of my ex Floyd MacErnie. Rick Thomas who was in an art class with me...I think it was arts and crafts with Ms Pinchot or another woman who was younger, and I can not remember her name. I remember that Rick was a very nice guy. Hope things "settle" down out there in Cougartown turf. I do not miss those quakes!!!! In NM everyone gets really freaked out when they feel the smallest of tremors...When I tell them how CA quakes are their mouths drop! I tell them to picture yourself sitting on top of a bowl of jello and then someone shakes it....
Name: Bud Rhoades ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-May 19, 2009, 4:49 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Belmont Shore
Message: I guess they need to rename Hawthorne shakey town. Another 4.1 this afternoon, aerial's of the Hawthorne water tower on ABC 7 right now as well as Hawthorne airport.
Name: Greg Jones ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-May 19, 2009, 3:55 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Hawthorne, CA
Message: We're still rockin' an a rollin'. 3.9 aftershock right here in Hawthorne.
Name: Jerry Miles ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-May 19, 2009, 3:05 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Fair Oaks, CA
Message: It must have been a sixties thing to sleep through the Sylmar earthquake because I did so myself. I was living in an apartment complex in Inglewood at the time. The shaking was bad enough to wake me and I noticed the accordion type closet doors opening and closing a few times. I just thought to myself it was another California earthquake and much too early so I rolled over to quickly go back to sleep. It wasn?t until later when I got up and found half the water in the pool missing that I realized how powerful it had been. My dad was just a small lad during the Long Beach earthquake. From his accounts that was a real shaker. It was on the same Inglewood/Newport fault as the latest tremor.
Name: Michael M Kratz ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-May 19, 2009, 12:14 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Vegas
Message: Yep! The Slymar Quake was the baddest quake I've been in. The den in our house was-a-rocken and'a rollen. We were running around the den picking up all the flopping fish that got bounced out of the aguarium. But of coarse my brother Paul (Butch class of 69) slept through the whole thing, while I was hollering Earthquake...Earthquake.
Name: Jim Gibson ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-May 19, 2009, 11:13 am - HHS Time
City & State: Redding, CA
Message: There was a mention below of the '71 Sylmar / Northridge earthquake. At the time, I was in my dorm @ Cal State Northridge. I awoke during the shaking to find my bed "gliding" across the room to the opposite side. The ceiling looked like a giant spider web as a result of the cracking. I was on the 2nd floor of a 3-story building. I had a vision of becoming sandwiched in rubble because I KNEW that dorm building was about to collapse. It didn't, but just about everything on every shelf tumbled to the floor. At baseball practice a day or two later, as I was running wind-sprints on the adjacent football field, I was knocked off my feet by an aftershock. The football field's out-of-bounds line looked like a whip that had been snapped - or a series of elongated S's. Now, THAT was a quake! - Gibby -
Name: Rick Salisbury ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-May 19, 2009, 6:24 am - HHS Time
City & State: Seattle
Message: Wow Jack, Bruce still looks the same!
Name: Maria Monfort ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-May 19, 2009, 3:48 am - HHS Time
City & State: miami, fl
Message: Debbie Lee, Lani Schneider '72 also sends her condolences about your Mom and would love to be in touch. She wrote me the email below:I read your blurb about Debbie Lee's mom. What happened? I was good friends with Debbie after high school. we used to hang out at a club in Marina Del Rey called The Attic. Every friday night we would go eat dinner at Jolly Roger in El Segundo, always the same thing, teriyaki hamburgers with pineapple. Yummo. I lost touch with her after I moved to the OC."Lanis email is Lanita720@aol.com
Name: Steve Krauthoff ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-May 18, 2009, 9:15 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Ojai CA
Message: Hi to all in Cougartown, first time checking in, just wanted to say hi to all those from class of 1970 still out there alive and well. Steve
Name: John Charpentier ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-May 18, 2009, 8:41 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Torrance Charpentier
Message: I have a friend who is looking for a Kim Sodis(sp) class of 1974. Tell her Eileen Rendon class of 1974 LHS is looking for her
Name: Susie Sperry ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-May 18, 2009, 4:58 pm - HHS Time
City & State: PRESCOTT,AZ
Message: Looking for Nadine Murfree, Trisha Sokol, Abby Donahue, Joanne Clark and whoever else. Nadine, I have some important information to tell you. Someone from forty years ago from our past recently got in touch with me. Susie
Name: Jack Dicus ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-May 18, 2009, 1:57 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Miramar Beach, FL
Message: Thank you, Sandie. I can only take the credit for organizing the documentation. If you want to know who's fault this was, it is the gentleman in the upper left corner, who just recently wondered how I could think he had a positive influence on my life. Yes, Rick, once again your brother.
Name: Hernan Umana ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-May 18, 2009, 1:45 pm - HHS Time
City & State: San Juan Capistrano, CA
Message: Jack: Top 3rd from left: George Salampessy (He is a soccer ref & I run into him occasionally) Bottom 2nd from left: Mauricio Crosswaite Bottom 3rd from left: Bob Salampessy. Juan Paolo and I played on a club team that went undefeated for four years. The team disbanded after losing our 1st game. We are both referees and still get together a couple of times a year to play in tournaments. Thanks for all the clippings & the memories.
Name: Steve Fraser ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-May 18, 2009, 1:07 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Laguna Woods, CA
Message: Before the Rockview Dairy, you could fill up at the same building at the Richfield Gas Station, two pumps (no waiting), and a garage in back.
Name: Sandie Bailor ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-May 18, 2009, 12:52 pm - HHS Time
Message: WOW!! KUDOS to Jack Dicus (HHS68) we have actual documentation of a SOCCER team/league. As a girl who was not into football (did I really say that on Cougartown?); the soccer/rugby echelon really caught my attention...
Name: Jack Dicus ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-May 18, 2009, 11:39 am - HHS Time
City & State: Miramar Beach, FL
Message: Thank you Danny! Gus Ponder HHS class of '68. And Rick Thomas, HHS class of '68.
Name: Danny Litton ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-May 18, 2009, 10:11 am - HHS Time
City & State: Marietta, GA
Message: Back row, fourth from left is Gus Ponder.
Name: Jack Dicus ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-May 18, 2009, 10:10 am - HHS Time
City & State: Miramar Beach, FL
Message: Hi John. Thanks for posting the pic of the South Bay Wolverines. My bad on the year. Should have been August 1967. OK, I'm OLD! Bruce Salisbury (yes, Rick, your brother) sent me some articles from the local papers, so I emailed them to you. And thanks to Hernan (lower left in pic) for reminding me of this, or I would have forgotten altogether!
Name: Armand Vaquer ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-May 18, 2009, 9:28 am - HHS Time
City & State: Tarzana, Karloffornia
Message: Mike, I felt the quake in Tarzana. It felt like a 3.0 here. I heard it was felt as far away as Mexico.
Name: Jan Hyatt ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-May 18, 2009, 9:26 am - HHS Time
City & State: Sparta Mo.
Message: This is an announcement from a very proud mom, last friday eve, my youngest son, Jeffrey, received his Doctorate Degree in education. He is a school superintendent. Life is good here in Missouri. Proud mom Jan Hyatt
Name: Sharon Bierman Branigan ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-May 18, 2009, 9:01 am - HHS Time
City & State: San Clemente, CA
Message: The dairy was called "Rockview Dairy" during my tenure at HHS. Remember those days when you could have Cheetos and a Fresca for lunch and be happy?
Name: Patty Saville ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-May 18, 2009, 8:49 am - HHS Time
City & State: Laguna Beach, Ca
Message: Wasn't the dairy called "Rockview". Loved it when it was a drive-thru! We used to spend summer days at Eucalyptus park, took a break and walked to Rockview. V1 Ricki used to buy yogurt (yuck) and V6 and I would get Long John popsicles or snow cones.
Name: Cathy Jones ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-May 18, 2009, 7:58 am - HHS Time
City & State: Hendersonville, TN
Message: Hope all is well with you John and the rest of the Cougars still in the Hawthorne area. It has been ages since I posted on here and it still makes me sad to see no one from my years at Hawthorne ever seems to be involved. I look forward to seeing any of you again next time I make it west! Have a blessed day.
Name: Maria Monfort ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-May 18, 2009, 7:09 am - HHS Time
City & State: miami, fl
Message: What was the name of the dairy across from the school I think on the corner of Broadway and Inglewood Ave? I used to go there when not at Taco Bell for fudgesicles.I worked at Anita Shop (Broadway and Hawthorne Blvd) from 1970-1973. Sharon Murphy Shambaugh...do you remember the older lady that always wanted to sell the most? I remember the manager's name was Mr Gold. Did he have a first name? I have been in Sales now for over 30 years! Great training ground at Anitas!
Name: Michael M Kratz ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-May 18, 2009, 2:51 am - HHS Time
City & State: Vegas Rocks
Message: Boy! A 4.7 magnitude, a direct hit for Hawthorne. Wow! That ought to start a thread. Does anyone remember the Sylmar Quake of 71? That Quake had everyone in my household running for cover.
Name: Debbie Miles ~~~~~~~~~~ Sun-May 17, 2009, 10:44 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Shakeytown, CA
Message: We had quite a shaker tonight. As far as I can tell, it was centered near 108th and Yukon near Morningside High. We heard it, then felt two sharp jolts. A few things fell off of shelves, all seems OK. A neighbor's plywood looks bowed on the outside of their house. Some damage has been reported on the news in Lynwood/South Gate/Long Beach. Hope everyone is prepared just in case no matter where you live now.
Name: Connie Gaston ~~~~~~~~~~ Sun-May 17, 2009, 9:20 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Lomita, CA
Message: Hope everyone came through this 5.0 Hawthorne earthquake tonight safely! Knew it was close by the way it shook.