Name: Lee Ann Nixon ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Jan 14, 2011, 10:29 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: Nixon
Class: 1964
City & State: Vancouver, WA

Message: John, thanks for taking the picture of what the intersection looks like now. When I come down for the '64 reunion in May, I will be around a few extra days, so I'll take a little spin around the area. I haven't been there for quite a few years now and it will be fun. By the way, does anyone remember the eye doc, Dr. Dale Freeberg? My mom went to school with him and he called her a couple of years ago and they had a nice stroll down memory lane.
Name: Susan King ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Jan 14, 2011, 8:57 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: Bierman
Class: 1974
City & State: Thousand Oaks, CA

Message: Happy Birthday Skip Effler and Noreen Crotty! Two people I know with wonderful smiles and both have siblings I love! I hope the entire weekend is wonderful for you!
Happy Birthday Skip and Noreen.
Name: Eric Larson ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Jan 14, 2011, 6:33 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1970
City & State: Redlands, CA

Message: I want to wish Noreen Crotty Happy Birthday. We missed you last night at the meeting to plan this August's Multi-Class reunion 1970-1973. All on the committee wish you many more happy Coug-Years. Please pass on to your brother John our thoughts for his recovery and return to posting here on CT.
Name: Steve Fraser ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Jan 14, 2011, 5:03 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1966
City & State: Laguna Woods
No E-mail
Message: Wally Fraser's dental office was on Blvd/126th, east side. Wouldn't be in that photo.
Steve, In the 40s.
Name: Jim Frederick ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Jan 14, 2011, 4:02 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1969
City & State: West Hills Ca,/ Hanalei HI,
No E-mail
Message: So I,m thinking the brick building is Safeway? And if you can see the dentist sign, I,m sure that was Dr. Cash . Yes i said "Dr, Cash" .Oh GOD how i hated him!.Great photo JB . I,m gonna guess1957 ..? Any more ?
Hey Jim, Yes, Safeway was the brick building, now Hometown Buffet. Dr Wally Fraser DDS was at the DENTIST sign location at one time.
Name: Jim Fox ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Jan 14, 2011, 3:44 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1966
City & State: Hawthorne

Message: Hey John, what a great picture of yesteryear Hawthorne. I can't say for sure when the steetcars left; however it would have to have been in the late 1955 early 1956 time frame. That looks like about a 1955 Buick parked northbound on the boulevard, and when my family moved back to Hawthorne in the fall of 1956, the streetcars were gone.
Thanks Jim, That helps narrow it down a bit.
Name: Bob Jensen ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Jan 14, 2011, 3:25 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1971
City & State: Los Angeles

Message: Hey John, I’m back! So Sue, Sharon and I want to know when we are all meeting at Fosters (that means you and all of the other CT'ers). We need our fix.
Hey Bob, Cruise Night will be either the 3rd or 4th Saturday in March. See you then.
Name: Tom Shelley ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Jan 14, 2011, 2:51 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1962
City & State: Beaumont, CA

Message: Wow, John, what a great picture! You said it, this is Hawthorne in our youth. Chaneys, Dexters and the Safeway down the street. Great stuff. And Paco, it's not too late. You can still give your grandchildren the experience of riding a trolly car...or a steam engine pulled train. The Orange Empire Railway Museum in Perris, CA still runs much of that equipment. Check them out on line. I've taken my grandchildren (and my children of course) and it's truly a walk through the past. I never get tired of seeing those pictures! Tom
Name: Denny Unfried ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Jan 14, 2011, 2:50 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1955
City & State: Del Aire, CA
No E-mail
Message: Ya gotta love those street cars. Of course Broadway was the south end of the tracks and I used to ask the driver if I could flip the seats the other direction while he moved his money box and three legged stool to the other end of the car. He also had to pull down the electrical conductor from one end and put the other end up. Great fun on a Saturday to go all the way to the other end of the tracks at Eagle Rock for a quarter.
Flipping the seats, great memory there. The seatbacks were hinged about midway on the bottom of the seat, so you would just swing the seatback to the other side and you were facing in the other direction.
Name: Janet Humphreys Burkett ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Jan 14, 2011, 12:33 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1962
City & State: CA
No E-mail
Message: Happy Birthday Sue Smith! I was just looking at a picture of a big dinner at the White's home about 1960ish, which included you, me, Bryan White, Alfred White, and a lot of other friends and family. You were always beautiful! Also, we moved to Hawthorne in 57-58 and I don't remember the street cars themselves, I think they must have been already gone. Lastly, RIP Keith, you were way too young but who are we to question. Wish I had met you at some point, but enjoyed your great stories.
There's a 55 Buick in the picture. I think they were gone between early 56 and early 57.
Name: Lee Ann Nixon ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Jan 14, 2011, 12:08 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: Nixon
Class: 1964
City & State: Vancouver , WA

Message: I LOVED taking the streetcar. My sister and friends liked taking it to downtown Inglewood to go shopping. For me, it was the shoe stores. Can't get enough of them there shoes and they had the best stores for that - and anything else, for that matter. For years I would have dreams about getting on the streetcar and going shopping. Thanks for the picture - great memory for me. And, for having Chaney's in the background. A really nice shot.
Lee Ann, Just went to Hawthorne for something and took this NOW shot. The Dentist sign is still there along with all the remodeled store fronts.
Name: Howard "Paco" Duran ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Jan 14, 2011, 10:57 am - HHS Time
Class: 1961
City & State: Lake Forest

Message: JB, of all pics we've put up over the years, this one is the best!!!! I'm always telling the grandkids stories of taking the street car to Ram games, gramma's house or downtown shopping, but I don't think they've ever even seen one, now they have!! When I think of the "Good Ol' Days", this is the picture I see!! Thanks again!
Me too man. I love this picture; as far as I'm concerned, it says it all about downtown Hawthorne.
Name: Dean Karels ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Jan 14, 2011, 9:20 am - HHS Time
Class: 1965
City & State: tustin , cal.

Message: Great lead in picture John, I especially like the cars and old Dexters dept. store. Both my brother Ken (57) & sister Kay (59) worked there along with Zeke when he was just starting out in the music biz.
Thanks Deano, Glad it brought back a memory.
Name: Al Rocca ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Jan 14, 2011, 9:12 am - HHS Time
Class: 1970
City & State: Mesa, AZ

Message: Sorry to hear about Keith. RIP Keith
Name: Anita Bell ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Jan 14, 2011, 5:30 am - HHS Time
Maiden: Harmon
Class: 1969
City & State: Fair Oaks, Ca

Message: To someone very special on her birthday - Happy Birthday Noreen :)
Happy Birthday Noreen.
Name: Vicky Aliabadi ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Jan 13, 2011, 6:59 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: Baur
Class: 1976
City & State: Sunny Santa Monica

Message: I was shocked to read of the passing of Keith Jones a fellow “Bicentennial ‘76” graduate. I had not spoken to him since high school until last year through a lot of e-mails. He told me that he had lost his way and had some problems and that he was focusing on getting his life and body back in shape in 2010 / 2011, even if not for himself, but for his kids and grandkids which he loved very much. My condolences go out to them in their time of loss. Also, in speaking with Pam Wyatt Hintze, she has asked me to send her condolences to his family.
Name: Sharon Leach ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Jan 13, 2011, 1:26 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: Moore
Class: 1966
City & State: Long Beach, CA

Message: I have not been on-line in some time. I am shocked to read of the passing of Keith Jones. His family is in my prayers.
Name: George Johnson ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Jan 13, 2011, 10:14 am - HHS Time
Class: 1962
City & State: Palm Desert, Ca

Message: Thank's Catherine girl for your kind thoughts. As a matter a fact, I did have a piece of berry pie on my B-day, not much on cake any more LOL, besides, ya can't see the cake for all the candles. As for Keith, and I call him just plain Keith, because like all the rest who didn't ever get to meet him personally, I felt like I knew him. There's not much more one can say, that has not already been said I just hope he realized how many friends he had and obviously touched here. I had fun playing verbal judo with him once and while, you could tell he was on his game, he was witty and shot right back, anyhow, RIP my computer friend from C-town. Jorge
Name: Ben Tollison ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Jan 13, 2011, 9:24 am - HHS Time
Class: 1979
City & State: Denver, CO

Message: Keith Jones, Even for those of us who haven't seen you for a dozen years plus your friendship remains a spirited memory that will forever linger the light hearted, selfless and kind nature you presented every time you graced a room with your presence. I can't speak as though your not here do to the truth that it's incredibly hard to imagine your enormously huge and encouraging personality being removed from our presence so inexcusibly soon and denying more of the world an opportunity to embrace the priceless qualities demonstrated by such a gentle giant of a man. all the love and attention displayed at this time reflects the magnificently positive investment your life has had on those fortunate enough to have known you. thank you Keith for your generosity of spirit and memories for many that will never fade.
Name: Catherine Robuck ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Jan 13, 2011, 7:16 am - HHS Time
Class: 1971
City & State: San Pedro CA
No E-mail
Message: Good Morning Cougars! Not to forget ,Happy 1/11/11 Birthday George Johnson. Lotsa 1's there, Huh? Just lovin it!!!. You'll have some pie and sandwiches and chocalate ice cream too. Sing and play the day away, blow out your candles and make a wish, that's another thing your gonna do! Got me started, Red Light, Green light, Don't be a Freddy Phooey, Who's name is getting called thru the magic mirror today? and DO be a DO BEE, Don't be a DON'T BEE! Now what did I eat yesterday? I don't Know. Guess I used most of my memory in the earlier years. All you Cougars make your day Beautiful, smiles are free Love to All Cathie
Name: Rick Rael ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Jan 13, 2011, 5:49 am - HHS Time
Class: 1979
City & State: Phoenix, AZ

Message: I did not know Keith very well in school, he was friends with my older brothers Robert and Danny. Like other C-Town readers, I feel I came to know Keith through his many posts. I want to express my sincere condolences to the Jones family.
Name: Max Roelen ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Jan 12, 2011, 11:38 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1974
City & State: Citrus Heights, CA

Message: R.I.P. Keith. May the Cougar be with you always!
Name: Jim Pasternak ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Jan 12, 2011, 10:43 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1968
City & State: ColoMaui

Message: RE: Keith (Kika) Jones...This one was tough to read. Unfortunately it's a constant, lurking possibility that "checking in" may result in discovering such sad news. Keith indeed was a special star to all who frequent CT. Many words would describe his story-telling delivery style and some would go as far as to call him on it. But his response was always so candid, sometimes defensive but never with a vicious intent. What a sweet, solid human being he was! Never having a chance to meet him I did engage him by phone prior to moving to Maui. Of course he was helpful, kind and informative regarding the island and what to expect...and avoid! Probably the closest identity I ever had with him was in Sept. when Dennis Campbell informed me of Keith's survival of a past encounter with some kind of strange jungle-rot on his leg a few years back. This, when "I was still not yet out of the woods" doing the Hula with a case of necrotising fasciitis that granted me a month's "resident status" at Maui Memorial. Yes, even in his absense I personally sensed an auspicious inspiration from the Big Guy who surely fought countless, difficult times in his climb to his level of success while still maintaining a warm smile and a true, lovable demeanor through it all. By reading the comments it is clear that many were intimately fond of this gentle giant...a very big man with an even bigger heart. Rest well my friend. You were loved much on both sides of your life. You're now really back in's up to us to join you there! God Bless and Mahalo. Jim
Name: Don Dallons ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Jan 12, 2011, 9:25 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1979
City & State: Long Beach, Ca.

Message: I do not know where to start. Keith was not just a friend to me he was part of my family. I have so many memories of Keith. Between John Hastins and myself we could do a movie. Keith nicked named me Skron Don because I was so Skinny back in high school. We use to cruise his old Mustang listening to the Big Bopper Chantelley Lace. He knew every word to that song to the note and would sing it out loud for everyone to hear. Keith you will be missed. Love you Bro.
Name: Tamara Perius Mentges ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Jan 12, 2011, 9:04 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: Perius
Class: 1976
City & State: Redondo Beach, Ca

Message: So long ole friend, until we meet again. You have touched so many lives in so many ways and will never ever be forgotten. Thanks for always making me laugh and feel special. Love you forever.
Name: Carol Sales ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Jan 12, 2011, 6:03 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: Mach
Class: 1979
City & State: Grand Canyon, AZ

Message: Another Cougar gone...Thoughts and prayers to the family and the many friends Keith had. That's obvious by the feedbacks here on this page. He was an inspiring man, full of love. Remember to tell your family and friends how much they mean to you, how much you love them. You just never know...
Name: Patty Saville ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Jan 12, 2011, 1:23 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: Valencia
City & State: LAGUNA Beach, ca

Message: Where do you find Keith's bio?
Hi Patty, Here's A link to Keiths Bio.
Name: Charlotte Rodrigues ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Jan 12, 2011, 12:48 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: Lindsey
Class: 1975
City & State: Honolulu, Hawaii

Message: I am truly sad to hear of Keith's passing. He touched many hearts & lives! And we were blessed to have known him. Our condolences go out to his ohana. May God bring his family peace and this difficult time!! Ahui hou Keith!!