Name: Anita Bell ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Mar 19, 2010, 4:38 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Fair Oaks, Ca
Message: Sure seems to be pretty quiet at the ol' Cougartown Corral today JB. Hey - anybody down Capistrano way know whether the swallows made it back today or not?
Name: Kent Conder ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Mar 19, 2010, 3:04 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Hurricane, Utah
Message: I read that Charlie Fox had passed away. I don't think I ever talked to Charlie that he didn't have me rolling on the ground laughing. The things he would come up with. Art Councill spent a lot of time in 67 teaching me how to Pole Vault. I will never forget Art. I read the post on the VietNam Wall. Art was a great friend. I dug out the Yearbooks; alot of memories are coming back. I have a lot of injuries from an accident a few years ago. This website is the best. It is really helping me with my memory. Thank you John B.
Name: Kent Conder ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Mar 19, 2010, 2:48 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Hurricane, Utah
Message: I have been out of touch for 41 years. I guess it is time to check in. Recently Rick Tennant found me and told me about cougartown.com, I have been trying to read through all the posts. Brings back a lot of memories. I grew up on 116th st. and Isis. John Oliva, Scott Davidson, Bill Gertsch, Jerry Eddy lived near by. I was born in the Hawthorne Hospital, went to Juan De Anza, Sepulveda, Richard Henry Dana and Hawthorne High. In the spring of 69 the Freeway addition took our house and we moved to South Torrance. I made the 19 mile around trip to HHS for 5 months until graduation. I Google mapped the area and North American Park is gone, tons of houses from Isis to the freeway. I have called HHS several times over the years trying to find out when our reunions were going to be, but never made the connection with anyone that could give me the information. Anyway, I am back and excited to read what is going on. And John B. you probably think I am crazy for the questions that I have been asking you. I have got some help with the computer to figure out the website. Thanks, John B you have made my day.
Name: Steve Eide ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Mar 19, 2010, 12:39 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Alexandria, VA
Message: About the nursery on El Segundo Blvd. There was one at the corner of El Segundo and Yukon. It sold plants to do-it-yourself gardeners. Just west of Yukon was the carnation farm of the Sato family. It stretched from approx. Cranbrook Ave to past Kornblum. They had acres of covered greenhouses and a processing site (on El Segundo) to prep the flowers for market. During a trucking or airline strike (since they could not get their flowers to market) one year they donated flowers and an electric cart to power a float that the AFS had in the Hawthorne parade that year. Maybe the one-and-only time we had a float covered with real flowers in that parade.
Name: Bud Rhoades ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Mar 19, 2010, 12:11 pm - HHS Time
City & State: The Shore
Message: Have'nt been down the ol' C-Town highway in a while and I am amused to see these posts regarding the good old burger joints we enjoyed as kids. Jim's post on Jim's Charburger was timely in the sense Dave Butner and I were just discussing the fine art of streaking through that place just last week when we enjoyed dinner together in Seattle. The double cheeseburgers and pastrami were first rate clothed or not. I see the photo of Piggy's Place and can tell you that as kids, I believe it was called Rods or something like that, Tom Tate, Robb Russell and myself would each get a dollar from our folks on Friday nights for a burger, fries and cokes. I cant belive that place is still there regardless of the expansion and name change, heck they may have the same good ol char grils and would make a drive back up to the old neighborhood enticing for that alone, now I wonder if they would let me bring my own bottle of red to go along with that burger........
Name: Sharon Branigan ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Mar 18, 2010, 2:23 pm - HHS Time
City & State: San Clemente, CA
Message: I filled out the Wine Country Weekend form, WOW! Glenn has a GREAT weekend lined up for us! All you NorCal and CenCal folks should already be signed up; this "NOT TO BE MISSED" event is in your backyard! We are SOOOO excited! Mike is even passing up a golf outing in favor of WINING with the Cougars- so you KNOW it's gotta be a good time! I hope there are tons of us going, the more the merrier!
Name: Jim Frederick ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Mar 18, 2010, 1:22 pm - HHS Time
City & State: west Hills / Hanalie Hi.
Message: Bummer .. Fess Parker Passed Away Today .. For Many Of Us Fess Was A Great Role Model For Us Booomers .. Good Bye" Davy "
Name: El Rojo ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Mar 18, 2010, 12:39 pm - HHS Time
City & State: kuna idaho
Message: Jim Cicalese, one other thing that Jims Char Burger had was a BITCHIN pastrami sandwich! Man was that good. And another one I remember was at Mrs. Piggys or something like that on Rosecrans, between Inglewood Ave. and the Blvd.. I should weigh at least 175 lbs by now. Right John? Oh, maybe 180. I know Chauncey would have loved it way back when. MAY THE COUGAR BE WITH YOU! Jake N Jude.
Name: Adrianne Dealejandro ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Mar 18, 2010, 12:13 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Cerritos, CA
Message: Frosties was mentioned. My family went there so many times. I believe it was owned by Craig Seyb's family. I went to Trinity with Craig. We also went to Currie's Mile High. My sister and I loved the rocky road ice cream cones at Lawrence Drugs. Owl Drugs in Hawthorne, Grant's in Inglewood, for cherry cokes and french fries. Loved the conveyer belts. I never went to the cruise night Foster's. Cheap ol' Skippy's for burgers and malts. Bob's Big Boy in Ingewood for dad's favorite burger. Mom and I went to Food Giant for the giant sundaes.
Name: Britt Stonebraker ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Mar 18, 2010, 11:41 am - HHS Time
City & State: Sacramento valley AZ
Message: Leo that would have been the Manson family at Western surplus
Name: Michael M Kratz ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Mar 18, 2010, 11:32 am - HHS Time
City & State: Vegas
Message: Taco Tio burgers were different, but they had the best deep fried burritos.
Name: James Cicalese ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Mar 18, 2010, 5:52 am - HHS Time
City & State: lakewood ca
Message: I'd like to add to the burger places Jims char burger on el segundo blvd and prairie, great burgers and the brolly hut in inglewood. killer fries.
Name: Leo Ainsworth ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Mar 17, 2010, 9:20 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Saint Helena
Message: Foster's Freeze was great; very good tacos. Mike Flatten and I would leave campus in our car and have lunch there. I lived on 134th; I believe Good Year Tires was on the other corner of 133rd. On one of the corners of 134th was the army surplus store that was robbed by Patty Hearst's friends. I lived less than 100 yds from there.
Name: Jean Macernie ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Mar 17, 2010, 8:58 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Albq NM
Message: You mentioned the Yukon Nursery on El Segundo Blvd....Wasn't there a Japanese nursery called Nakai's on El Segundo too? Not sure of the address.
Name: Britt Stonebraker ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Mar 17, 2010, 5:45 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Sacramento valley AZ
Message: Did anyone ever go to Palace Billiards? They only had tables there so it wasn't the hot spot, I remember the old guy who owned it just cant remember his name, We just called him Old Man just to annoy him :) My best buddie Jerry Eyraud RIP was really good at it, he would get him to throw pool balls @ him, We used to clean the tables for free play time, I think he owed me a few hundred games when he had to close for the Mall.
Name: Marilyn Ross ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Mar 17, 2010, 5:05 pm - HHS Time
Message: Many of you are too young to remember Russ' hamburgers. He had the first Foster Freeze place and later became Dairy Freeze/Frosties in Hawthorne later Russ moved to Lawndale he had great burgers. However, Patmars burgers were really really good. I wish I could have one like that now.
Name: Leslie Greasby ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Mar 17, 2010, 3:36 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Desert Hot Springs, CA.
Message: The SPA Bar was on the corner of 130th and Hawthorne Blvd. Why I know this, is a mystery to me. Maybe, because I lived up the street from it. The bartender, Pat, had a auto garage in the alley, behind it. We still have the number on our phone list. Some things you never get rid of.
Name: Howard Paco Duran ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Mar 17, 2010, 11:49 am - HHS Time
City & State: Lake Forest
Message: It was "Sams", I just spoke to my brother from a different mother, Barry. During the 60's much of my life was a purple haze...I've always worked the 4 to midnight shift, beach during the day and pubs after work..We would go to "The Velvet Hammer" and "The Pink Garter" just to mention a few.. So, Barry told me that pool hall I mentioned was actually in the back of Sams, he still remembered how much it was for a hamburger and a pitcher of beer! So for me Sams had the best burgers I've ever tasted!! Phew!
Name: Michael M Kratz ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Mar 17, 2010, 11:25 am - HHS Time
City & State: Vegas
Message: I do remember the bar the Spa, on Hawthorne Boulevard. If my memory serves me well, they opened at 6-am in the morning,"good place to go to get your day started." Boy! "Do I miss my early drinking days."
Name: Don Burns ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Mar 17, 2010, 8:51 am - HHS Time
City & State: Downey, CA
Message: Hey Cougs, there was a bar on the corner of 129th and the blvd, west side named the Spa, had the best hamburgers and Chinese crispy noodles, used to hang out at Allied Auto Supply helping Sonny who installed seat covers, radios, heaters and convertable tops, whenever we got a good tip we'd spend it with Jimmy the cook at the Spa. Later Don
Name: John Baker ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Mar 17, 2010, 7:22 am - HHS Time
City & State: Lomita, Ca
Message: Happy Birthday to my good friend from forever, Cheryl Christensen Nicocia. Have a great day, Cheryl.
Name: William McCrary ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Mar 17, 2010, 6:26 am - HHS Time
City & State: Manitou Springs, CO
Message: What was the name of the Japanese Flower Nursery at 3620 W. El Segundo Blvd where the Kornblum School now stands?
Name: Bill Ferrier ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Mar 16, 2010, 9:04 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Woodland, CA
Message: Regarding burgers, my two favorite places in S. Calif were Tommies and a place called "Bill's Hotspot" which was on the corner of Sepulveda and Santa Monica Blvd. Now, if any of you are ever up north, in Davis there are two very excellent burger joints. "Murder Burger" which changed it's name to "Redrum Burger" (murder spelled backwards) to be politically correct, and "Brews and Burgers." University towns seem to have lot's of burger and pizza spots.
Name: Debbie Miles ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Mar 16, 2010, 8:12 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Del Aire, CA
Message: The only burger place discussed that I can identify for sure is Sam's. And Hank's Pizza on Imperial Hwy was a hole in the wall gem! I still remember their unique and delicious sausage sandwiches! Last meal I had before Cody was born along time ago!
Name: Laura Anderson ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Mar 16, 2010, 6:40 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Hemet, CA
Message: Can't make Cruise Night this Saturday but if anyone is at the Teardrop Trailer Rally at Lake Perris this weekend, look us up. We have a newer TT based on a BenRoy plan from the 50's...there will be lots of vintage trailers and some hot rods enjoying the spring weather. The park is open to the public so if you come up in the morning you can still make Cruise Night!
Name: Jim Frederick ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Mar 16, 2010, 5:39 pm - HHS Time
City & State: West Hills / Hanalie Hi.
Message: I agree with Britt .. their was a bar / hamburger joint on the west side .. I thought it was Millers ? ... not sure about the name ... but i remember going in and getting a beer and burger under age ..... shhhhhhh .. And how about "hanks Pizza" on Imperial ? I think it was between the 405 and Inglewood Ave, on the south side .... I loved their pizza ! is it still their ?
Name: Sharon Stowe ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Mar 16, 2010, 4:56 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Lawndale CA
Message: Ron, maybe Sloey is doing a Yoda reference. It could happen. But then, what do I know, I'm only a 72 grad. lolss
Name: Richard Of ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Mar 16, 2010, 3:58 pm - HHS Time
City & State: LongBeach
Message: I vote for Woody's Smogasburger in El Segundo, which closed around this time in March of 2005 (I was there and crying). And if staff weren't watching, you could easily have a burger sundae, sains the ice cream. It's now an IHOP.