Name: Larry Banta ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Sep 16, 2010, 9:24 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1978
City & State: Del Aire, CA.

Message: Hey John, drove by HHS today and they have torn down most of the perimeter fence around the south and east side of the campus. It's been replaced by small sections of fence between buildings as needed. Looks much better. Thanks again for Cougartown.
Hey Larry, Yes I saw it about a week ago and do agree. Much better looking.
Name: Steve Fraser ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Sep 16, 2010, 3:45 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1966
City & State: Laguna Woods, CA
No E-mail
Message: Sighting! I was in Best Buy in Lake Forest as Paco was in line. Chatted briefly while my computer was finished. That's it!!
Hey Steve, Great sighting buddy. Now where is everyone here?
Name: Richard Of ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Sep 15, 2010, 3:30 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1969
City & State: LongBeach
No E-mail
Message: Ken and Janet: Here I thought we had a real Cougar Town story on Cougartown, but she skipped a grade. Congrads anyway.
Name: Ken Mercurio And Janet Amuchastegui ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Sep 15, 2010, 5:47 am - HHS Time
Class: 1969
City & State: Monroe, OH

Message: Just a clarification in our previous note: Janet Amuchastegui and Ken Mercurio are seeing each other, we're not married. Sorry if our words "we are a couple" meant more than a budding romance.
Hey Ken and Janet, Who said, "congratulations on your Marriage". No one is pushing you into anything you don't want to commit to, so don't worry. I am seeing the next door neighbor as he waves to me from his front porch but we aren't getting married either
Name: Ricki Farrell ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Sep 14, 2010, 4:48 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: Valencia
Class: 1961
City & State: Tucson, AZ

Message: Just a heads-up: I just called the Golden Sails to make my reunion reservations and, except for our 40 rooms, I was told that it's booked solid for November 20th. If you are planning on staying there, don't wait too long to make your reservations. Thanks to the reunion committee for all of their hard work.
Thanks Ricki and a very HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!
Name: Carl Johnson ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Sep 13, 2010, 9:47 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1969
City & State: Torrance, Ca

Message: Congratulations to Ken and Janet...Ken, of course, deserves the thanks and respect of everyone in the Class of 69 for convincing the Beach Boys to play at our senior prom while he was our class president. May they have a long and happy life together.
Name: Betty Rodriguez ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Sep 13, 2010, 8:03 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: Kean
Class: 1969
City & State: Kingman, AZ

Message: Ken & Janet-I think your news is awesome! After spending the weekend with Donna Cook and Wayne Dickey (who met at 30th Reunion and got married a couple of years ago), I am confident that it was 'meant to be'. . . .Congratulations to you both!
Name: Ken Mercurio And Janet Amuchastegui ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Sep 13, 2010, 5:06 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1968 - 1969
City & State: Monroe, OH

Message: Hear yee hear yee, Janet Amuchastegui (68) and Ken Mercurio(69) are now a couple!! We realized in January that we had both become "available" and began visiting, and our friendship has blossomed over these past 9 months. We were classmates in 7th grade, then Janet skipped 8th grade. Isn't this cool???

Geez, will the Ctown attractions never cease? Congratulations to Janet and Ken and have a terrific life together.
Name: Sharon Branigan ~~~~~~~~~~ Sun-Sep 12, 2010, 12:35 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: Bierman
Class: 1976
City & State: San Clemente, CA

Message: Interesting 60 minutes show about the Bryan twins. No mention of Hawthorne but still worth a watch.
Name: Terry Allen ~~~~~~~~~~ Sat-Sep 11, 2010, 3:52 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: Smith
Class: 1974
City & State: Salem Or

Message: The saerch is over I found Bobbi Chasen!!! Diane Lipton was a good help. Thank you Diane..
Hey Terry, glad you found your friend and thanks Diane for the help.
Name: Jim Sloey ~~~~~~~~~~ Sat-Sep 11, 2010, 2:48 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1966
City & State: solvang

Message: Happy Birthday to my friend of 46 years and class of '66, Ken Slaughter.
Happy Birthday Ken.
Name: Richard Sloan ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Sep 10, 2010, 9:05 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1960
City & State: Laguna Hills, Ca

Message: Just want you to know we lost a good friend today - Myke Sciurba, Class of 1960. He attended Anza and Dana before becoming a Cougar. Myke is often remembered for his quick wit, fun-loving personality, love of photography, and the quarter carat diamond in his left front tooth. He got to visit with a lot of old friends at the last cruise night in August. Myke was the best man at our wedding, a hunting and fishing pal, and a lifetime friend. After graduation he hired in at Edison and retired from there. Myke died from post-surgery complications and was surrounded by family and friends by his bedside at the time he passed. Our love and sympathy to his wife, Helen (Teague), Class of 1961. We'll all miss you Michael. Rich Sloan
What a shock. I didn't know him at HHS but became friends with Myke and Helen at Cougartown functions in the last few years. Myke, you will be missed be me and all of your Cougar pals. My sincere condolences to Helen and the rest of the Sciurba family.
Name: Peter Nelson ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Sep 10, 2010, 11:25 am - HHS Time
Class: 1957
City & State: corona,ca.

Message: The great DJ Art Laboe will be at San Manuel casino Saturday September 11 with the group Zapp at 7pm. Art Laboe got his start in radio in 1947 53 years as D.J. Art coined the term oldies but goodies for a 1959 compilation LP of rock hits as of today I still have the tape. Most of his shows were at the EL Monte Legion Stadium and also Long Beach. In 1960 I saw a concert with Jerry Lee Lewis, Chuck Berry, Bobby Helms, and Fats Domino. Pete Nelson Class of 1957
Name: John Rout ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Sep 9, 2010, 9:29 am - HHS Time
Class: 1963
City & State: Cerritos, CA

Message: This is only slightly Hawthorne related, but I have two tickets to see America -40th Anniversary Tour at the Cerritos Performing Arts Center on Friday, October 1 at 8 p.m.. I can't use them, so am looking for someone who might want to see this concert. Whomever wishes to take these tickets off of my hands will be sitting with Bob and Karen Fraser (thus a Hawthorne connection!) If you are interested, please email me. Thanks.
Thanks John
Name: Carl Tank ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Sep 9, 2010, 5:37 am - HHS Time
Class: 1971
City & State: Los Angeles, CA

Message: Hi fellow Cougars, Reunion Committee Members from 70,71,72, and 73 are planning a Multi-Class Reunion for August 27, 2011, at the Hacienda Hotel in El Segundo. The traditional Friday Nigh Stick n Stein Get-together will also happen on August 26. Please mark your calendar and spread the word. Visit ; for more information and updates. We are also on Facebook - Multi-Class Reunion
Thanks Carl
Name: John Baker ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Sep 7, 2010, 8:52 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1962
City & State: Lomita

Message: Just got this from Mr Repashy's son:
Hello, This is Allen Mark Repashy. My father was a teacher at Hawthorne High School, probably around 1960ish. I was just doing a search online and found the link to this website and just thought I would let you know that he recently passed away. He spoke often of his days at Hawthorne High, and since you have a pretty well organized website, I thought I would just let you know. Here is a link to his obituary.
Sincerely, Allen Repashy
Name: Margie Jean ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Sep 7, 2010, 12:33 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: OWEN
Class: 1972
City & State: Glendale, Az

Thanks for checking in Margie.
Name: Tom Nadal ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Sep 7, 2010, 10:16 am - HHS Time
Class: 1977
City & State: The OC

Message: John, I want to thank you and Cougartown for your help. A few months ago I posted on Feedback a request for recommendations for caregivers for my dad who has Alzheimer's. I received several helpful emails from Cougar alum, and was finally able to convince mom it was time to look into some help for her and dad. I set up some meetings with caregivers at their home in Hawthorne and my still reluctant mom politely thanked them for coming and would let them know when she needed help. Well, unfortuneatly, a few weeks later my mom had some health issues and was out of the house for three weeks. My siblings and I all pitched in to take care of dad 24/7 at home and stay with mom at the hospital, but now we were able to turn on the switch for caregivers and get some additional help. We have been using their services for just over a month and are getting the peace of mind that someone is always there to help when needed. In the process, I encountered Cougars in the business, Cristina Pulido '04, and Kim Fusco, who graduated from Hawthorne Intermediate and attended HHS her Frosh year before moving in 1980. Thanks again to all who helped! John, where are the pictures of the Leuzinger Farm and the other 100 or so Leuzinger family pictures you posted? I tried showing my mom, but couldn't find them.
Hey Tom, Glad you found the help needed for your parents. Here are the Leuzinger pictures Please add them to your favorites as this link will be hard to find in a few weeks.
Name: Herbert Schumacher ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Sep 7, 2010, 2:50 am - HHS Time
City & State: Frankenberg/Germany

Message: Hi, here is Herbert Schumacher from Germany.I'm searching for the three Wilson Brothers Brian, Dennis and Carl(later The Beach Boys), they are visiting the Hawthorne High School. Is there anybody who can help me? I know that Brian and Alan Jardine where members of the Cougar High School Team. Kindly regards, Herbert
Can anyone help Herbert?
Name: Linda Lanksbury ~~~~~~~~~~ Sat-Sep 4, 2010, 7:44 am - HHS Time
Maiden: Brammer
Class: 1964
City & State: Ash Grove, MO

Message: Wishing a Happy Birthday to my oldest and dearest friend, Karol Barnes Bruno. Hope you have a wonderful day and remember we are only as old as we feel, well maybe that's not a good idea either! Love ya
Happy Birthday Karol.
Name: Sharon Leach ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Sep 3, 2010, 2:42 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: Moore
Class: 1966
City & State: Long Beach, CA

Message: Hope everyone has a safe Labor Day weekend. We are staying home and relaxing. The house is clean, I've prepared meals in advance for the weekend, and paper plates, cups, and plastic utensils will be the order of the weekend. It's Labor Day right and we are not supposed to labor. Enjoy!
Paper plates, paper cups and plastic utensils? Welcome to my world Happy Labor Day
Name: El & Ida ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Sep 2, 2010, 2:06 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1960
City & State: Kuna, ID

Message: John, I promise I'll have my Goodyears on all week. Whether it be on my car or .... whatever, it's a family show!MAY THE COUGAR BE WITH YOU! Jake N Jude
Still need to wear the helmet
Name: Howard "Paco" Duran ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Sep 2, 2010, 1:42 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1961
City & State: Lake Forest

Message: Are ya ready for some football? I just did some grass drills, washed my uni and sharpened my cleats. I've got my stat-book with the new roster in any format that you could ever want!! Now, here comes the secret....I have a baggie that contains the padded ear-piece from the helmet that Royal Lord used for four years!! Now that's some ambiance!! Fight-On!
Hey Pac', WASH THAT THING!! Fight On and I'll talk to you tonight.
Name: Janet Burkett ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Sep 1, 2010, 10:13 am - HHS Time
Maiden: Humphreys
Class: 1962
City & State: Ca

Message: I guess this falls under the heading of "Old Cougars granddaughter makes good". I know there are lots of old Cougar golfers out there that may be interested in knowing that Fred Burkett's and my granddaughter, Kirsten Keyser will be playing in the upcoming Pebble Beach First Tee Open over Labor Day weekend. She will be paired with Sr PGA Pro, Mark Calcavecchia. They will be playing Del Monte on Friday and Pebble Beach on Sat at 12:44. Which course they play on Sunday will be determined by their finish on Sat. The Golf Channel will be broadcasting the tournament on all 3 days I believe. Kirsten is a freshman at CBU this year, attending on a golf/academic scholarship. Boy, have women's athletics come a long way since 1962! (I did play handball once and twirled a mean flag!)
Well Congratulations Kirsten. I knew all those golf lessons would pay off. I'll be watching or TIVOing and thanks Janet for the heads up.
Name: Alan Nelson ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Aug 31, 2010, 9:11 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1973
City & State: Parker, AZ

Message: Cougar Sighting! Was up at the Lowe's in Lake Havasu City tonight, picking up a few things and the young cashier pointed at my (CT) T-shirt and said "what does your shirt mean?" When I told her it's for Hawthorne High School, she said that she also went to Hawthorne High. She said her name is Melissa Nichols, class of '06 (I said she was young), and that her Mom also went to HHS. Lisa Sease (sp), probably in the mid 1980s. I told her about Cougartown and asked her to tell her Mom, too. I knew these shirts were good for something besides garage rags.
Great one Alan, and garage rag or not, it found a Cougar Thanks man.
Name: Mary Doyle ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Aug 31, 2010, 8:14 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: Kean
Class: 1966
City & State: Laguna Woods CA

Message: A neighbor of ours here in Laguna Woods Village asked me to check with Feedback to find Rose Levin. He does not know her grad year but would love to find her. I searched and see that she was mentioned 12 years ago. Anyone know her or someone who might? Thanks, Mary
Class of 63 Mary. Good Luck
Name: George Johnson ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Aug 31, 2010, 4:46 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1962
City & State: Spinnaker Cove, Ca

Message: Hey, Jake Boy LOL; Ya know why most of the west coast athletes want to go to USC. Because it's easier to spell. Jorge