Name: Rick Weaver ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Aug 9, 2010, 6:32 am - HHS Time
City & State: Bedford, NH
Message: Hawthorne Mall redux… I had what I consider to be a brilliant idea for facility use while the owners make up their minds what to do with it in the long run. If it’s been used for a movie set and is vacant, it is likely looking rather abandoned in its interior. A minor investment to remove glass etc (for safety purposes) and maybe build some temporary walls would make it the largest paint-ball war zone in Southern California! I bet people would come from all over to take advantage of a large space like that, that allows people to wreak havoc on each other. If it was successful, who knows? Maybe they would keep it that way!
Name: Dennis Campbell ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Aug 9, 2010, 2:26 am - HHS Time
City & State: Mission Viejo
Message: Hey John, I’m back here in China again doing my thing sorry I missed your call the other day, saw some feedback from some old C-towners that remember my Mom. Thanks to all who sent their condolences Mom will be missed that's for sure. Betty Rodriguez, Mom mentioned “olive oil” (inside joke) and the Sundale neighborhood sometime back great place to grow. Jim Fredrick the Blackburn’s lived across the street and boy I got to say we all ate well during the holidays. Good Italian food and on the other-side we had the Arias family great tamales for Christmas Lou was the best, Sundale was a the place. Dennis
Name: Patti Barry ~~~~~~~~~~ Sun-Aug 8, 2010, 9:17 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Hawthorne, CA
Message: The Treckman clan lived a block away from Ben's Market on 118th and Freeman Ave. We lived at that store! Great memories.
Name: John Baker ~~~~~~~~~~ Sun-Aug 8, 2010, 7:55 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Lomita
Message: Just a reminder to the classes of 60 and 61, 65, and 90 reunion Cougs, please make sure your email and mailing addresses are up to date on the Ctown Info System
. This is important as your reunion committee may be mailing you information about your reunion and all reunions are getting very close. Thanks very much.
Name: Betty Rodriguez ~~~~~~~~~~ Sun-Aug 8, 2010, 2:41 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Kingman, AZ
Message: Jim-Wait, the Blackburn's were your cousins?? I didn't know that?!? During high school, I secretly watched over Linda. One day some girls were picking on her outside a classroom. I went over - gave those girls a piece of my mind, then turned to Linda and told her to stand up for herself. I hated bullys - still do! To this day, I'm not afraid to 'get up in their grill'. . . .
Name: Marilyn Ross ~~~~~~~~~~ Sun-Aug 8, 2010, 1:43 pm - HHS Time
Message: I sure do remember the giant rabbit on 115th and Prairie. My mother shopped there regularly. We bought a pet rabbit one Easter, that's when my family stopped eating rabbit. When we moved to Imperial in 1948 Imperial Farms was just a produce market. The market was run by Japanese so it must not have been very old in 1948. I still remember a lady came in one day and made a racist remark and said lets get out of here. I was very young but it made me very mad because the people that ran that store were always so nice. Later they added the grocery store. Later, on the north west corner another store was built, the Air Turf Market. It had a picture of an airplane painted on the side. They had a big grand opening and contests. I won a contest of eating soda crackers and the first to whistle. I don't remember what I won though. I used to go to the Pound Penny after I was married and we moved to 135th st and Prairie.
Name: Susan King ~~~~~~~~~~ Sun-Aug 8, 2010, 1:29 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Thousand Oaks, CA
Message: Ben Nishinaka's older daughter was Gwen, Class of 74. We went thru school from York thru HHS. I have always remembered special kids from my youth - Backus, Stonebraker, Petros, Young, Nishinaka, LaFever.....some I have remained in contact with and others I just remember so very fondly. I believe that my sis found Jeri for the 76 reunion and was told Gwen lives happily in a beach city. I wish she'd show up at a cruise night - Susan LaFever too. I'd love to give them both a hug!!
Name: Carol Shaner ~~~~~~~~~~ Sun-Aug 8, 2010, 10:36 am - HHS Time
City & State: San Bernardino, CA
Message: Route 66 is having its annual car cruise Sept 16-19 in San Bernardino. It is billed as the largest cruise ever..I think they said 1700 cars are cruising this year. I love sitting on the corner watching them go by. My kids think it is funny when I see a 57 nomad go by..I stand and take a bow...it is my all time favorite car.
Name: Sue Walsh ~~~~~~~~~~ Sun-Aug 8, 2010, 9:46 am - HHS Time
City & State: Hesperia Ca
Message: I think all of the "Jolly Girls" just about lived at Ben's market. It was just one block from home, so one of us was always there. I, for one, love the "lips".
Name: Steve Fraser ~~~~~~~~~~ Sun-Aug 8, 2010, 8:35 am - HHS Time
City & State: Laguna Woods
Message: We got our "Winner" suckers delivered via Helms on our street.
Name: Jim Frederick ~~~~~~~~~~ Sun-Aug 8, 2010, 7:43 am - HHS Time
City & State: Santa Fe Ranch Az,
Message: Stellino's Deli! ... My aunt n uncle and cousin's ... Don, Ed, and Linda Blackburn of (Blackburn plumbing) Lived on the corner of Inglewood and 137th or 138 st. (west side) ... I spent a lot of time with my cousin's ... Stellino's Deli was next door! Agghh the smell of all the deli food! and of course all the Italian candy! ... My aunt n uncle built their home above their bus, and had their plumbing yard underneath their home. Plus rented out a space to my other cousin Patty Lee Pauliani ... Whom had a beauty shop their ..(some of you gal's should remember that).. The Blackburn's later moved to the corner of Sundale and Broadway ... They had a great view of the HHS football field ... My uncle Don was a great pool player and taught all of us in the hood how to play a great game of pool! Thank's uncle Don!
Name: Keith D. Jones ~~~~~~~~~~ Sun-Aug 8, 2010, 5:29 am - HHS Time
City & State: Las Vegas
Message: Us Holy Glener's had Off Ramp Liquor Store and Roccos. I got paid $30 a month to sweep the parking lot. I finally got a job inside Off Ramp Liquor stocking shelves. On Sunday I got to clean the inside of Roccos. It was on that day. I would have friends come over and we would make custom pizzas and sandwiches.
Name: Clark Millman ~~~~~~~~~~ Sat-Aug 7, 2010, 9:02 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Wichita,Kansas
Message: All this talk about corner markets brought back memories of Ben's on 118th and Freeman. After York school let out we'd pile in for penny candy and five cent full size candy bars. The proprietor was Ben Nishinaka who had two daughters who are Cougars, Jeri(76) and an older sister I can't remember. I have a candy store here in Wichita that carries all the old stuff! JB or somebody mentioned the small plasic bottles with juice inside, they carry them! Dots on paper, got em. I'll buy a bagful of the old stuff prior to my return to So. Cal. and will bring it to the first possible cruise night. Any requests? E-mail me if you do!
Name: Alan Ibarra ~~~~~~~~~~ Sat-Aug 7, 2010, 12:24 pm - HHS Time
City & State: denver co
Message: STELLINO'S!! 138th & Inglewood Ave. and Ann Marie's candies on 137th PLace and Inglewood.
Name: Jim Schroeder ~~~~~~~~~~ Sat-Aug 7, 2010, 12:01 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Central Point, Oregon
Message: Not to correct the boss, but at Tom's Market (later Ben's) on the corner of 118th and Freeman - those suckers were referred to as "Winner" suckers. Spent many anxious moments seated out front of that store on soda crates opening packs of baseball cards -- hoping to get Rocky Colavito or Steve Bilko. I was (still) a Yankee hater and sacrificed Mickey Mantle to the spokes of my Schwinn "Paperboy Special" (replete with goose neck and riser) as a show of solidarity for my beloved Cleveland Indians. Who knew that a piece of cardboard with a picture of Mantle would be worth $900, while my prized Colavito is valued at substantially less by today's collectors. Live & Learn.
Name: Bob Fraser ~~~~~~~~~~ Sat-Aug 7, 2010, 11:52 am - HHS Time
City & State: Hawthorne, Ca
Message: Hey Marilyn, I remember going with my grandmother to the Palace Market. The guy behind the display cooler was a large man and there was an old fly fan above his head. I had a Pepsi-Cola, 5 cents if you drank it there, 7 cents if you took the bottle. That was a real ice cold treat. I drank it there. Then, we went across the street to Imperial Farms Market to buy produce and groceries. Then, we walked home to 115th St. and Doty. This was around 1952 or 1953. By the way, do you remember the rabbit shaped building on the corner of 115th and Prairie? About 5 years or so ago I drove past the Palace Market and the cooler was still there. Probably gone now as someone is building something on the corner of Prairie and Imperial.
Name: Steve Fraser ~~~~~~~~~~ Sat-Aug 7, 2010, 9:56 am - HHS Time
City & State: Laguna Woods
Message: A fellow Cougar (anonymous for the time) worked at Pound Penny. He was able to procure, and at a fraction cost (zip), Bluechip Stamps. The redemption store was at 139th/Crenshaw. Some good stuff. Hope the statutory limits are over!
Name: Neil Larson ~~~~~~~~~~ Sat-Aug 7, 2010, 9:43 am - HHS Time
City & State: Crestview
Message: Sorry Cougs I will have to miss the Cruise Nite - take lots of pictures and “VIDEO” also, We have suffered through a week of over 110 degree Heat here on the Gulf. Just what, not why- Sort of Cougar “old school” (pardon the over used expression) since this web site is about all things from our Hawthorne High past may I suggest for your approval two interesting Movies with a great deal of related information touched on by many of the Feedback comments made here. Number One - Tales Of The Rat Fink, Ron Mann’s wildly inventive bio about Renaissance man Ed “Big Daddy” Roth (can be seen on line free on HULU)http://www.hulu.com/watch/168243/tales-of-the-rat-fink Lots of cool graphics and history about 60’s Hot Rods by Ed Roth. & The Wrecking Crew , 2008 by director Denny Tedesco. This film is still awaiting financial backing to be released, and documents the popular music studio “Crew” that reigned supreme in Hollywood recording sessions for Brian Wilson & many more. Clips from this can be found on You Tube and should be esteemed as part of our Southern California heritage-http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yzP9-LJj-uYI hope Denny gets this film released so everyone can watch the entire story…Thanks John for the web site
Name: George Johnson ~~~~~~~~~~ Sat-Aug 7, 2010, 9:19 am - HHS Time
City & State: Spinnaker Cove, Ca
Message: Hey John Boy; In talking about all these little candy stores & such, does anyone remember the old lady, I believe her name was Anna Marie. Her store was just north of Stellino's market I think on the corner of 137 Pl. & Inglewood Ave. in a corner unit of a small strip mall with apartments above. I think her store was a combination Doll store for the girls & a penny candy store for the boys. She was the nicest old lady, like everybody's grand mother, we used to stop in there on our way home from Ramona grade school almost every day, just to say Hi to her. I remember, she knew most of the local kids by their first names. If you went into the store, even if you did not have any money, she would give you a piece of penny candy when you left. Kinda funny how childhood memories pop into your head when you read entries on this site. Thanks John Boy. Jorge
Name: Leo Ainsworth ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Aug 6, 2010, 8:49 pm - HHS Time
City & State: St. Helena, Calif
Message: Bob Fraser and John, Yes, I recall the Good Year Store and Foster's Freeze on the corners of 133rd. There was also a hardware store next to Foster's. Now on the corner of 134th St and Hawthorne Blvd., there was a War Surplus store.
Name: Greg Jones ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Aug 6, 2010, 5:56 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Hawthorne, CA
Message: The liquor store on 119th Pl and Inglewood Ave was Coast Liquor. I'd go in there as a kid and get the grape suckers that you opened and if it said "Free", or something to that effect, you'd get another one for free. Matter of fact I think it was the first liquor store that I bought beer in as a junior. Never got carded either.
Name: Rick Weaver ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Aug 6, 2010, 4:48 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Bedford, NH
Message: I seem to recall that Pound Penny started (what I know) of its life at 133nd & Prairie and later moved to a bigger facility at 134rd & Prairie. The store was owned by the parents of HHS alumni Trina and Bruce Chancey. The last I remember of the building at 132nd and Prairie was that it was a Realty office – then maybe an Immigration office of some type later on? There was also Liquor store at 131st & Prairie that I think was called Sam’s...?
Name: Alan Ibarra ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Aug 6, 2010, 3:24 pm - HHS Time
City & State: denver
Message: I believe Butch Patrick lived on 137th Place, just west of Inglewood Ave....(or was it Mockingbird Lane?)
Name: Ricki Farrell ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Aug 6, 2010, 2:43 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Tucson, AZ
Message: Anybody out there know the where abouts of Robert James Clark Class of '63?