Name: Ron Reinholdson ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Mar 16, 2010, 3:20 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1965
City & State: Claremont, CA

Message: Way to go, Sloey. Keep those prepositions off the end of sentences. To quote Winston Churchill, I think: That is something up with which I simply cannot put.
Shhhh......I think I just heard Miss Clark turn over.
Name: Britt Stonebraker ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Mar 16, 2010, 11:52 am - HHS Time
Class: 1978
City & State: Sacramento valley AZ

Message: I remember Sams as being South of El Segundo on the Blvd
It was both. Sams was North of El Segundo first, then moved about a block south on the same side (West side) of Hawthorne Bl..
Name: Howard Paco Duran ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Mar 16, 2010, 11:20 am - HHS Time
Class: 1961
City & State: Lake Forest

Message: The place I remember was close to the pool hall in Inglewood, and had a persons name, like Ed's..I know the one in Hawthorne wasn't there very long, and very close to Rosecrans.
Name: Marilyn Ross ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Mar 16, 2010, 10:09 am - HHS Time
Maiden: Wisham
Class: 1957
No E-mail
Message: Woodys Smorgasburger was on Sepulveda in El Segundo. You could build your own hamburger. They also had a sundae bar. It closed down in the 90's.
Great burgers at Woodys, Thanks Marilyn.
Name: Dennis Kilroy ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Mar 16, 2010, 9:53 am - HHS Time
Class: 1977
City & State: OC CA

Message: Have not posted anything lately. Just wanted to say hi and say I will see everyone this weekend at Fosters. If the weather stays like it has been it will be perfect.
Yes indeedy Dennis, We should have a great turnout for Cruise Night. Hope to see lots of Cougars there.
Name: Michael M Kratz ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Mar 16, 2010, 9:28 am - HHS Time
Class: 1971
City & State: Vegas

Message: Steakhouse? I do remember the "House of Raymond's", north of Rosecrans on the West-side of Hawthorne Boulevard.
Great place to eat.
Name: Jim Sloey ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Mar 15, 2010, 10:54 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1966
City & State: solvang

Message: Leslie is right it was called Sam's just north of El Segundo on the west side of Hawthorne Blvd. The one in Inglewood was very similar if not the same and I believe it was called the office. Now if I could just find my keys and remember for what I used them.
Name: Alan Ibarra ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Mar 15, 2010, 9:38 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1973
City & State: denver, co

Message: there was a "steakhouse" on the westside of hawthorne blvd. like 2 blocks north of rosecrans called "Woody's"...i think.
I remember Waldens Steak House on the west side of the Bl.
Name: Armand Vaquer ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Mar 15, 2010, 9:06 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1972
City & State: Tarzana, Karloffornia

Message: The two burger joints I remember with relish (pun intended) were both located in Inglewood and both were on Manchester Ave. The first was Yum Burger. Their burgers were great and so were their donuts. The second was a drive-in called Scotty's. It was on the north side of the street near the 5th Avenue and Academy Theaters (maybe a bit closer to Van Ness Ave.). Speaking of food and Ingelwood, there was a great Mexican restaurant near J. C. Penney's west entrance (maybe a door or two away). They had the best bleu cheese salad dressing.
Name: Leslie Greasby ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Mar 15, 2010, 8:28 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1979
City & State: Desert Hot Springs, CA.
No E-mail
Message: George, my dad would send me down to the bar and get hamburgers from there, usually on Saturdays after doing yard work. The hamburgers had the sweetest onions on them. Yes, they were awfully good. The Bar was called, "SAM'S."
Name: George Johnson ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Mar 15, 2010, 4:53 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1962
City & State: Palm desert, Ca

Message: Hey, Howard "Paco" Duran; Do remember ? the Hamberger Bar on the W/side of Hawthorne Blvd., just N/of El Segundo Blvd. I don't remember the exact name, but they made a heck of a Cheese Burger and had some of the coldest beer in Hawtorne. Jorge
Sam's Place?
Name: Keith D. Jones ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Mar 15, 2010, 2:21 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1976
City & State: Las Vegas

Message: If there are any artists out there. We need a nice design for the t-shirts for the Multi-Class Reunion in Las Vegas in June. Can you email me.
Name: Howard Paco Duran ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Mar 15, 2010, 11:39 am - HHS Time
Class: 1961
City & State: Lake Forest

Message: While having a burger with the team on Saturday, we were all talking about who made the best one. In the early 60's, I worked in Inglewood before transferring to Balboa, we would eat lunch at this hamburger joint on La Brea, north of Manchester and on the west side of the street. They opened another place in Hawthorne on Hawthorne Blvd north of Rosecrans on the west side of the street..It didn't last long. They had by far the best I've ever eaten, dark and kinda gloomy inside. You were given a lazy susan with everything you'd ever want except Alka Seltzer. Does anyone remember the name?
Astro Burger?
Name: Don Matteson ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Mar 15, 2010, 7:39 am - HHS Time
Class: 1970
City & State: Brooklyn, NY

Message: Thanks to Cousin Larry Bach ('72) and childhood friend Betty Rodriguez (Kean - '69) for your postings on Cougartown abut my mom's passing. I enjoyed seeing friends and family at cousin Jamie's in Torrance yesterday and sharing memories about the old days in Hawthorne, and on Sundale Ave. And special thanks to the Arias family - Livy, Linda, Gilbert, and as always, Lou, for your thoughts and beautiful flowers. My mom would be so pleased. My mom, though born in Ohio, lived most (she took a three year hiatus in Hawaii from 1969-1973) of her life in Hawthorne, from the time her parents brought her as an infant from Cleveland, until I moved her to New York City in 2009 to be closer to me and my family out there. She volunteered at Hawthorne Hospital, mostly in ER, and was active in the ladies' club, Monday Eves, which helped in organizing and fundraising for the annual fair, among other community events.
Our condolences Don, to you and the rest of your mother's friends and family.
Name: Keith D. Jones ~~~~~~~~~~ Sun-Mar 14, 2010, 11:06 am - HHS Time
Class: 1976
City & State: Las Vegas

Message: Okay folks got the website up. I am sure I will get some of the English majors correcting some of my "down home" typing so email me anything I might have mispelled or wrote wrong. But the idea is there. This is a multi-class reunion open to everyone who went to HHS. Many of you have been emailing Ron Coleman. It is best to email me your confirmation. We really want this to be a big party for everyone. Las Vegas is the perfect place. You will reunite with old friends and for sure make new ones. Anybody who wants to help please email me. I have no idea what to do except the website stuff. I am trying to get some funs things confirmed. The party on Friday night will be a whole lot of fun. How can it not is Vegas!!! Here is the website. It is not done yet but I am working on it when I have the time. As things are confirmed they will be posted. Lets get some teachers there too!
Thanks a bunch Keith and good luck.
Name: Neil Andersen ~~~~~~~~~~ Sun-Mar 14, 2010, 10:09 am - HHS Time
Class: 1962
City & State: Dallas, OR

Message: Mr. Sloe, I guess I should have joined the band, I've got three grandkids, 24 year old marine, just back from Iraq, a 20 year old Junior at Florida State, and a 16 year old in Virginia. I'm waiting for the great grand kids now.
Name: Tom Nadal ~~~~~~~~~~ Sat-Mar 13, 2010, 4:40 am - HHS Time
Class: 1977
City & State: The OC

Message: Now that my UCLA Bruins have been eliminated from any March Madness excitement, I need something to keep me out of trouble before I head to Phoenix to catch a few spring training games later this month. Any word on the OC Cougars first annual get together? By putting my two favorite sports in the same paragragh, I just had a Hawthorne Intermediate flashback. Who remembers Mr. Dubas? He was the "cool" 8th grade teacher. He drove a carload of us to a Dodger game. I don't remember much about the game, but I do remember the drive to the game sitting "cheek-to-cheek" next to the hottest girl in class. Mr. Dubas was also a college women's basketball ref and I saw him occasionally officiating games at Pauley Pavillion. Anyone know what happened to him?
Name: Dewey Storie ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Mar 12, 2010, 10:33 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1974
City & State: Chandler,AZ

Message: Dale, hit Sue B she knows who the green dude was
Name: Jim Sloey ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Mar 12, 2010, 9:48 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1966
City & State: solvang

Message: Well it has been a few months since I bored all you good folks with news of Sloey Grandchildren. The oldest is already 6 months and #2 is within a few weeks of reaching that mark. Twins, Lefty and Louie, are 5 months tomorrow and no longer considerat premies. but wait, #3 son nick and his wife Cecilia, just called to tell me I was going to be a grandpa on or about October 20. Will the streak continue, 5 boys? Stay tuned. Thanks for bearing with me.
Hey Jim, Your boys have to get a hobby.
Name: Dale Hahlbeck Jr ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Mar 12, 2010, 7:25 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1975
City & State: YORBA LINDA CA

Name: John Baker ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Mar 12, 2010, 6:41 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1962
City & State: Lomita

Message: We've finally gotten our ducks in a row for the Cougartown Wine Country Weekend in Sonoma in early June. If you are interested in attending, please fill out our Wine Country Questionnaire. It will help us figure cost and set up what YOU want to do. The sign up sheet is getting long Cougs, please don't be left out of this one.
Name: Sharon Stowe ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Mar 12, 2010, 4:01 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: Ritch
Class: 1972
City & State: Lawndale CA

Message: Are you getting lonesome John? I was gone all day but am back for a few minutes....Fridays are slow and it is a beautiful day. I enjoyed the song. It brought me back in
Yes Sharon, it's become very solitary around here
Name: Keith D. Jones ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Mar 12, 2010, 12:31 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1976
City & State: Las Vegas

Message: Okay folks, website is going up over the weekend regarding the upcoming Multi-Class Reunion on June 10, 11 & 12 at the Monte Carlo Resort * Casino. We want this to be huge. So everyone try to make it. It is 3 days of fun in the sun. And don't forget, What happens in vegas, stays in vegas. I post the link on here on Monday. I hope John will put something up too. We are planning alot of things to do including an informal dinner/party. I am trying to put together a Slot Tournament too for us. This will be a great time to come to Vegas and have fun. Dave Krikac please email me your contact info so I can call you. John or Gloria Achrem too. We are going to have custom t-shirts made and everyone going will receive. Free Buffet vouchers too. So stay tuned
Hey Keith, Sounds like you've got it going pretty good now. Yes, I'll add a blurb on the sidebar when you're ready. Just email me when you get the site up. Thanks very much.
Name: Marilyn Ross ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Mar 11, 2010, 12:27 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: Wisham
Class: 1956
No E-mail
Message: I just listened to Dave Krikac's interview. Wow, I wish the world had more men like him. You need to listen to his interview, it is inspiring and makes you feel good. Thanks Dave for what you do.
Dave definitely has what it takes. Thanks Marilyn
Name: Kathy Downer ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Mar 10, 2010, 3:32 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: Peterson
Class: 1970
City & State: Marietta, Ohio

Message: Heidi (Lutz) Karpe Guttila Please e-mail me at I enjoyed talking to you at the '69reunion, but still have some catching up to do. Thanks, John for this fun web site.
Name: Betty Rodriguez ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Mar 10, 2010, 6:13 am - HHS Time
Maiden: Kean
Class: 1969
City & State: Kingman, AZ

Message: Larry, So sorry for the loss your family has had. Bette also worked at Ivy's on El Segundo & Hawthorne Blvd. She and her whole family were special in my childhood. I can see her now, sitting on the couch, legs tucked under her, with a smoke in her hand, talking on the phone. Those starched white Van Heusen shirts and capri pants - stylish! She looked like Liz Taylor to me, and I was in awe. I'll miss her, but have all those memories.
Name: Dave Krikac ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Mar 9, 2010, 3:52 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1976
City & State: Franklin, TN

Message: Hey's Been FO EVA....Man, just now coming up for air. Just launched a NEW Furniture & Appliance Store for Special Needs Kids. I pray ALL is well with you all and God has blessed you and your families with EVERYTHING HE HAS for you. Hey I just finished a cool interview about what I do and where we are in life, check it out
Hey Dave, glad you're still out there man.
Name: Larry Bach ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Mar 9, 2010, 2:09 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1972
City & State: Torrance, CA

Message: My aunt, Bette Matteson, passed away Saturday morning, March 6, from congestive heart failure. She was 82. Her three children, Cindi, Lynn, and Don all attended Hawthorne High. Bette lived in Hawthorne most of her life, attending Leuzinger High School. For the last year and a half Aunt Bette lived Brooklyn since it was easier for my cousin Don to provide for her care. She worked as a waitress at Bob's Big Boy on Century and Hawthorne Blvd, Holly's as well as Denny's on Hawthorne blvd, and Bitsy's on Inglewood Avenue, if you remember that joint. If you lived on Sundale Avenue in the '50's and '60's you likely knew my Aunt Bette. She'll be missed.
Sorry for your loss Larry.