Name: Sue Walsh ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Oct 26, 2010, 7:47 am - HHS Time
Maiden: Jolly
Class: 1961
City & State: Hesperia Ca

Message: I just cannot believe that Addy has gone. She was such a fighter. She always asked for prayer, but always said....God is in control. Rest in peace Addy, we will meet again. Now she can dance without getting tired.
Name: Dick Dixon ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Oct 25, 2010, 11:34 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1963
City & State: La Verne, CA

Message: Adrianne was a wonderful person who I remember well. I'm planning to attend a tribute to her life. May her family rest knowing she is with our Lord.
Name: Judy Blomsterberg ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Oct 25, 2010, 7:04 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: DeGrazia
Class: 1964
City & State: Torrance, CA

Message: We've just learned of the details to Adrianne's service. Either log on to -- under ADRIANNE ROBBINS DeALEJANDRO for complete info and direction...or see the following info. (VIEWING) Friday, October 29, 2010 11:00 AM to 11:45 AM Rose Hills Mortuary 3888 Workman Mill Rd. Whittier, CA 90601 Enter Park through Gate 1 (SERVICE) Friday, October 29, 2010 at 1:00 PM same address
Please plan to arrive a few minutes early. Service: Funeral Service Sky Rose Chapel - Enter Park through Gate 1 Concludes: Concludes At Interment Site I will personally miss her witty friendship terribly. If anyone needs her mailing info for sympathy cards, etc. please email me and I'll be happy to send it to you. I'm sure her husband would find them very comforting. Judy
Name: Linda Huthmaker ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Oct 25, 2010, 6:08 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: Huthmaker
Class: 1963
City & State: Torrance, California

Message: My condolences to Alex DeAlejandro, in Adrianne's passing, this morning. Adrianne was a very brave lady, and did continue to enjoy her life with Alex, and not let her illness get her down. We will look forward to seeing her in Heaven. God bless you, Alex, Love, Linda
Name: Gary Bickers ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Oct 25, 2010, 3:00 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1963
City & State: pve cal

Message: There is a lot to think about today. Thank all of you for the feedback entries. In order of importance:
1) Adrianne, Jan please send details and I will be there. Adrianne, Marsha and Ty all learned how to dance in Adrianne's front room. We rolled the carpet back and learned to "Bop". A great lady
2)'59 football game; top five my ass. HHS never did more for it's image, period. We were never anybody's little brother again.
3) Zeke Montez; I have the right guy. A very cold and foggy day at 26th street, Ray Torres and Zeke came down and asked for help to learn how to surf. Great guys and great memories. We never had to worry about drive by ass kickings again.
Name: Bob And Karen Fraser ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Oct 25, 2010, 1:36 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1960
City & State: Hawthorne, Ca
No E-mail
Message: We are so saddened to hear of Adriannes passing. She fought a long, hard fight. Our condolences, too, to Alex. Please keep us updated as you hear of arrangements or an address.
Name: Clark Millman ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Oct 25, 2010, 1:26 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1976
City & State: nhattan Beach,CA

Message: I was driving home from Ventura last friday and the El Segundo offramp triggered memories of HHS so I pulled off to satisfy curiosity. Lots of activity on Halcap in preparation for homecoming. I parked in the faculty parking lot and wandered the campus for ten minutes. I swear that campus is better (for me) than any animatronic ride at Disneyland. As I passed the principals office I could have sworn George Key was strolling out to check out his campus. In front of Nyman Hall I could see folks campaigning for the victory queen hopefuls! By the boys locker room I swear Wade Greasby and his backfield strolled by. Good memories by the bucketful! Someone said homecoming was against Morningside so I rethought my idea of staying for the game and hot footed it off campus. Three Cougar sightings too..Met Randy Gonzalez(06) at Fry electronics at Rosecrans and Sepulveda, Cesar Avila(03) at Bed Bath & Beyond on Rosecrans and Sandy(91) no last name who works as the administration tech support on campus. Big demerit for me for not getting a last name! I always seem to attract the young Cougars! Now if I just had that affect on women!!
Hey Clark, you DO attract the Cougs, thanks man.
Name: Jan Blomsterberg ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Oct 25, 2010, 10:05 am - HHS Time
Class: 1963
City & State: Torrance, CA

Message: I am saddened to report to Cougartown that the class of 1963 has lost one of their own. Adrianne Longpre-DeAlejandro passed away early this morning, losing her hard fought battle to cancer. Her husband, Alex, does not have access to all of Adrianne's friends phone numbers or email addresses. If you would like to pass on your condolences to Alex please contact him at 562-926-3915. Judy and I will update Cougartown with service information when we receive it.
Another shocker to me. Adrianne was a long time Ctowner and loyal Cougar. I will miss you, Adrianne, at our Cruise Nights and Picnics as will many others. Alex, my sincere condolences to you and the family. Thanks Jan for the info.
Name: Keith D. Jones ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Oct 25, 2010, 8:37 am - HHS Time
Class: 1976
City & State: Las Vegas

Message: Well I have been going back and forth with Howard (Paco) in email talking about Chris Montez and it looks like I have the wrong Chris Montez. There was a family who lived on my street who's last name was Montez. The dad was a LAPD and I think they had two sons. They wewre alot older than me. I remember them playing music in their garage. I am certain one of the kids was named Chris. But it looks like it is the wrong Montez family. Where did the one live who is famous. For about 20 years I have been telling people I lived down the street from Chris Montez. Oh well ignore all my prior posts on knowing Chris Montez. Dang!
The REAL Chris Montez, real name Zeke Montanez, lived on Grevillea just north of Broadway, as I recall. Keith, you would have been about 2 years old and walking three miles dragging a full diaper, to listen to Chris in his garage
Name: Mary Ann Martin ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Oct 25, 2010, 7:16 am - HHS Time
Maiden: Walton
Class: 1961
City & State: Nashville AR

Message: I agree with Jake about the '59 game with Samo. You just had to be there! Too bad high school games weren't filmed then - it was an "underdog" classic. Coach Chauncey just outsmarted them and HHS probably had more people there than Samo did. Go Cougars!
Up to the Samohi game, which was the last game of the regular season in 1959, we were outscoring opponents 23-7, but Santa Monica was a powerhouse too and also undefeated. It has to be ranked in the top 5 all time wins in Cougar football history.
Name: Jim Sloey ~~~~~~~~~~ Sun-Oct 24, 2010, 4:53 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1966
City & State: solvang
No E-mail
Message: We rejoice in the birth of our first Granddaughter born to our son Nick and his wife Cecilia today Adelaide Elizabeth Sloey. Wow. A girl! All the boys just turned 1 year old. Sorry to bore everyone but we are excited!
There goes the basketball team.... CONGRATULATIONS JIM, to you and Debby. Girls are cool.
Name: Bob And Karen Fraser ~~~~~~~~~~ Sun-Oct 24, 2010, 2:43 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1960
City & State: Hawthorne,Ca
No E-mail
Message: It was an awesome show last night with Chris Montez in Cerritos. What a showman! He was so warm and congenial after the show, too. It was a bunch of Cougars having a great time with an old friend. We had a blast!!
Name: Tom Shelley ~~~~~~~~~~ Sun-Oct 24, 2010, 1:31 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1962
City & State: Beaumont, CA

Message: "OH What A Night..." Dennis is right. Chris knocked 'em dead last night at the Cerritos Center for PA. What a show that man put on. Unbelievable energy! And he is so generous with himself to his friends. He came out after the show and spent a long time visiting with his friends and fans. I was especially happy to have been able to share the evening with such good friends; Dennis and Eilene, Bob and Karen Fraser, John Rout, Joyce Chance and Bill Schultz. It was great seeing Rich and Mary Sloan and Richie and Emma Perez.But the real shocker for me was when I asked Chris if he knew what ever happened to our old friend from "the day", Willy Inman, he simply turned and called "Willy" and there he was!! I couldn't believe it. After 50 years! A great reunion. As I said, What A Night.
Name: Jim Peppers ~~~~~~~~~~ Sun-Oct 24, 2010, 10:57 am - HHS Time
Class: 1961
City & State: Athens, Greece

Message: Mammal, did you manage to get a contact e-mail address for Zeke? I wanted to get in touch with him. I had talked to him just before I left for Greece in '86. I talked to him on the phone then. It isn't urgent but we did go around with the same group. Lee Roy, Hector and the guys. Anyway, if anyone has an e-mail address, please let me know. Thanks
Name: Dennis Campbell ~~~~~~~~~~ Sun-Oct 24, 2010, 10:07 am - HHS Time
Class: 1961
City & State: Mission Viejo Ca.

Message: Professional / Entertainer Chris Montez (Zeke) HHS Class of 1960 brought down the house last night at the Cerritos Center for the Performing Arts. OMG Chris you should be known as the Energy Bunny of Rock & Roll, are you sure you’re 68? All kidding aside you haven’t changed a bit, still a big smile and kind words to all your fans & friends. Hope to see you at the 50th reunion next month in Long Beach. Thanks for taking the time to say hello to your old classmates. Mammal 1961
Thanks Dennis, the guy is ageless, that is for sure.
Name: Keith D. Jones ~~~~~~~~~~ Sat-Oct 23, 2010, 10:00 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1976
City & State: Las Vegas

Message: Neat to see how well Chris Montez ended up being in music. As a kid he and his band used to play in their garage and all of us kids would sit in the driveway and listen. Sometimes it would bother the baseball field and the parents didn't like it.
Name: Karen Fraser ~~~~~~~~~~ Sat-Oct 23, 2010, 1:15 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: Rafalski
City & State: Hawthorne,Ca.
No E-mail
Message: Hi Cathy Robuck. Yes, I do remember you. It was fun to read your post. There were many good years at HCMG. Hope you are doing well.
Name: Michael M Kratz ~~~~~~~~~~ Sat-Oct 23, 2010, 10:08 am - HHS Time
Class: 1971
City & State: Vegas

Message: Read the article "Concert is a homecoming for Montez," in the Long Beach Press Telegram. Very interesting!
Name: Sherry Wingo ~~~~~~~~~~ Sat-Oct 23, 2010, 9:37 am - HHS Time
Maiden: Peppers
Class: 1964
City & State: Haw. Ca.

Message: An article also appeared in the Daily Breeze yesterday about Chris (Zeke Montanez) Montez. It mentioned a place on Haw. Blvd. and Imperial Hwy. where he went to see Ritchie Valens perform. That was my dad's place called 'The Red Wagon'. It was a good article about him.
I was wondering where or what that place was Sherry, thanks for the information.
Name: John Baker ~~~~~~~~~~ Sat-Oct 23, 2010, 8:03 am - HHS Time
Class: 1962
City & State: Lomita

Message: If you're a "Zeke Fan", here's an article in the Long Beach Press Telegram, sent to me by Jim Peppers HHS61, about Hawthorne's own Chris Montez. Please take a look.
Name: El Rojo ~~~~~~~~~~ Sat-Oct 23, 2010, 6:00 am - HHS Time
Class: 1960
City & State: Kuna, ID

Message: Alright!!!!! The Cougs have started a winning streak! YYYEEEAAA!!! MAY THE COUGAR BE WITH YOU! Jake N Jude
We looked pretty good last night MAAAANN!!!
Name: El Rojo ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Oct 22, 2010, 1:18 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1960
City & State: Kuna, ID

Message: Go COUGARS. That should be Moaningside by the way.
They are both 1-5 by the way.
Name: Russ Jacobsen ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Oct 21, 2010, 10:06 am - HHS Time
Class: 1960
City & State: Kuna, ID

Message: Jim Nemish, have you heard anything from Jerry Cross or Jim Hoel over the past few years. Most people don't know that 9 HHS alums joined the service on the same day in 1960. We have since gone many directions. Many different results in life. But the ties are still there. I have been recently in touch with Tommie Whitener, who is also going to be at the reunion. Good to hear from you Jim and look forward to seeing you. I hope you have a girlfriend this time instead of your cocktail. LOL! MAY THE COUGAR BE WITH YOU! Jake N Jude
Name: Russ Jacobsen ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Oct 21, 2010, 9:49 am - HHS Time
Class: 1960
City & State: Kuna, ID

Message: Jim Nemish, glad to see your post. We're looking forward to seeing you again after the Catalina fiasco. Although our Fantastic C-town crew saved the day and it turned out BITCHIN! Looking forward to seeing you all. MAY THE COUGAR BE WITH YOU!!! Jake N Jude
Name: Sharon Leach ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Oct 20, 2010, 5:05 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: moore
Class: 1966
City & State: Long Beach, CA

Message: Thanks Greg, I might go to that. Sounds like a lot of fun.
Name: Jim Nemish ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Oct 20, 2010, 4:49 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1960
City & State: Hawthorne

Message: Just jumping in to say hello to all my old classmates and to say that I will be seeing you all at the reunion in November.
Hey Jim, Thanks for the heads up and I'll be there too. I always like to be the youngest at reunions
Name: Jim Rowley ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Oct 20, 2010, 4:26 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1979
City & State: Redondo Beach, CA

Message: Hi folks, I haven't posted in several years. I was reading back to August when I came across the discussion on the Leuzinger farm on El Segundo and Aviation. When I was at Sepulveda school, I grew up around stories of the farmer shooting at kids with his shotgun loaded with rock salt. I never knew anyone who ever actually witnessed this, but the story stuck with no detail. An old friend of mine actually caught part of the field near the Wooden Shoe on fire one day. I don't think he ever learned how to appropriately play with matches. Anyway, sometime in the early '70s, my friend and I were collecting cans. Regardless of the stories, we went up to the farmer's house and knocked on the door. An aged man answered, invited us in and was very cordial. He even gave us a bag of cans. He said something to the affect that the kids come onto his property without permission and get into trouble. If they would come to the door, as we did, he would be more than welcoming to them. Thanks for the memory. I think I'll look into some of the history linked on those pages.
Thanks Jim and welcome back.