Name: Jerry Miles ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Jan 21, 2011, 2:21 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1966
City & State: Fair Oaks, CA
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Message: George, you bring back some very fond memories of going to the movies in Inglewood. When I was very little my brother and I would often go with my grandmother and also stop to get the cheap candy before hitting the theater. That was about as far as our parents would allow us to break the law way back then. We would feel so devious. What a different world we live in today. The store next to the Fox was Sav-On Drugs by the way.
Name: George Johnson ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Jan 21, 2011, 12:36 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1962
City & State: Spinnaker Cove, Ca

Message: Hey, Gary Bickers;Look how clear the air was in the above picture, that was the way it was back before they got rid of the Electric cars and started using SMOG producing busses. I can still remember how the busses used to smoke like crazy, this was because they used the cheapest diesel fuel they could buy, again this was before we had the AQMD.Jorge
Does expensive diesel fuel smoke less? No need to answer, George.
Name: Sherry Wingo ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Jan 21, 2011, 11:40 am - HHS Time
Maiden: Peppers
Class: 1964
City & State: Haw. Ca.

Message: I remember having to walk past Inglewood Park Cemetery after watching Dracula at the United Artist and becoming a bit scared. Jimmy, Sandy, and I would catch the trolly or bus, can't rightly remember which one. I was very young then!
Name: Marilyn Ross ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Jan 21, 2011, 10:39 am - HHS Time
Maiden: Wisham
Class: 1956
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Message: The dime stores in Inglewood were S.H. Kress, JJ Newberrys, Woolworth and later W. T. Grant. S S Kresge stores appeared in our area later and owned K-Mart. The last time I was in Inglewood - just a few years ago - you could see the Kress name still imprinted in the brick on the front of the building.
Name: Jim Frederick ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Jan 21, 2011, 10:36 am - HHS Time
Class: 1969
City & State: Santo Borracho Az,

Message: The photo's have been great JB Where are you finding them?! I see the Fox theater is playing 20,000Leauges Under The Sea . It came out in 1954 . And i was an usher at the United Artist around 1967 and 68. And my uncle Larry Market was the manager their, so alot of us in the family worked for him. After many warnings my girlfriend Cindy and i were let go LOL! after we were caught making out in the back row . And i remember going to JC Penny to buy "Towncraft" T shirts! That was the only cool T shirt to have .. Not to mention Pendeltons were the shirt to have also! Thanks to the Beach boys! ....
The pictures come from the MTA museum. Jerry Miles sent them to me.
Name: George Johnson ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Jan 21, 2011, 9:21 am - HHS Time
Class: 1962
City & State: Spinnaker Cove, Ca

Message: John;Great pictures, I remember a five & dime store, maybe "J J Kressage", next to the Fox theater N/side. We used to ride the Trolly/Street Car from Hawthorne to Inglewood, we'd get off and go directly to that store and buy our candy (because it was cheaper), then we would go to the matinee at the Fox or the UA, across the street. Good memories from a better time.Jorge
Name: Judy Degrazia-Blomsterberg ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Jan 21, 2011, 8:41 am - HHS Time
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Message: WOW... Is that the "EUCALYPTUS 1" bus going down Market Street??? I took that bus in and out of Inglewood so many times that I still dream of catching it on Manchester Blvd. I think somehow it circled around to pick up people on Market St in front of J.C. Penney's. And look, no cell phones or texting.. and the people are dressed up. We did that to go to Inglewood back then. It was like going into Raleigh in the Mayberry show. Love the memories. Fox theater was the place that us kids would go..never United Artist.. why, I don't know.
Name: George Johnson ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Jan 20, 2011, 11:55 am - HHS Time
Class: 1962
City & State: Spinnaker Cove, Ca

Message: Hey, judy;I remember that billboard, it was on the N/W corner of LaBrea Bl.& Florence Ave. in Inglewood, it was there for a long time.Jorge
Name: Catherine Robuck ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Jan 20, 2011, 8:24 am - HHS Time
Class: 1971
City & State: San Pedro CA

Message: Good Morning Cougars OH MY GOODNESS, It's THEE Danny Litton's Birthday!!! Hope you have a good one and find joy and surprises in your day, Big Brother. Interesting what you had to say today. A family Vetinarian of the past, I Love animals. Oh Karen email me sometime maybe we can do lunch? Jamie needs to get a computer, Bug him big Bro, OK? Beautiful weather here today, Enjoy it! for those still remaining in Hawthorne. Born in 52 I remember Anitas Shop and a Big Lumber yard near Broadway and Hawthorne also Winchells donuts and Whites Bakery next door. They had great cinamon rolls for breakfast on the way to school and I drank all my milk too! Love to ALL Cathie
Name: Judy Degrazia-Blomsterberg ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Jan 20, 2011, 7:13 am - HHS Time
Class: 1964
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Message: Again, the picture of north Inglewood in the 50's has triggered a mechanical memory. Some where around that area, on the north side of the street, was a billboard with a moving robot. It was a woman washing clothes on a wash board (remember those?) bend over and only her butt and legs showed. Up and down.. down and up. Back then, that was high tech. We were being bombarded with high tech in the 50's. Timex watches, shoemakers hitting nails and this. Let's not forget the light at Lloyd Dennee's that started flashing on the bottom and raced to the top. That was on Haw blvd and El Segundo and a real eye catcher.
AND the Kenneth Chevrolet sign that ran to the top then flashed the spotlight.
Name: Ernie Nixon ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Jan 20, 2011, 6:56 am - HHS Time
Class: 1963
City & State: Jacksonville, Fl.

Message: Leo, that coin shop was owned by Steve Weber's dad. Steve was class of '63. I spent a lot of time there and still have coin's I bought there. Great memory, thanks.
Name: Danny Litton ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Jan 20, 2011, 6:47 am - HHS Time
Class: 1968
City & State: Marietta GA

Message: Thanks, Jimbo, for the shout out. The most recent photo of the trolley turning south onto Market Street (Inglewood) really jolted me. I can actually see my grandparent's house in the background and my grandfather's veterinary clinic as well. The street it is turning off of is E. Florence. My father was born in Gardena, reared in Inglewood and spent the rest of his life in Hawthorne. If it weren't for WWII he may have never left the South Bay!
Amazing, well there's your BD present Danny
Name: Jim Sloey ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Jan 20, 2011, 5:31 am - HHS Time
Class: 1966
City & State: solang

Message: Happy Birthday to my dear friend, Danny Litton.
Danny, Happy Birthday!!
Name: Tom Shelley ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Jan 19, 2011, 5:57 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1962
City & State: Beaumont, CA

Message: I knew there was something missing from all these street car pictures. I couldn't put my finger on it until today. GRAFFITI! Where is all the graffiti? Sorry, I couldn't resist noting the fact. The number in the last pic is 19550521 which probably relates to the date, 1955 (duh!). But also the car on the right of the pic is a 1955 Ford. So were these street cars lined up because this is the end of operations or for another reason. If the former, then that may be the answer to the ending date of the street cars in this area.
Hey Tom, Hollywood Park people walked up from Prairie to the Bl. to get a ride home.
Name: Leo Ainsworth ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Jan 19, 2011, 3:51 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1964
City & State: Saint Helena, Calif

Message: There was a coin collecting shop a few doors down from Ivy's that I went to in my youth.
Name: Jerry Miles ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Jan 19, 2011, 3:15 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1966
City & State: Fair Oaks CA
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Message: Just a little history on the last picture. The reason there are so many trolley cars stacked up at Hawthorne Blvd. and Arbor Vitae was in preparation of the end of the day’s racing at Hollywood Park racetrack. The winners drove their Cadillacs home.
Yes that's correct.
Name: Michael M Kratz ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Jan 19, 2011, 11:20 am - HHS Time
Class: 1971
City & State: Vegas

Message: Yes, Mary Ann Martin... Keith's BIO was very touching. I guess I'm lucky, my father refered to me as "Honorable Idiot Number Two" my older brother was "Honorable Idiot Number One" and yes... my little brother was "Honorable Idiot Number Three." I guess it must hurt, to be referred to as "The adopted one." And your mother never said to you, "I love you." Rest In Peace Keith
I was lucky Michael, neither of my parents referred to me as an idiot.
Name: Doris Donaldson ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Jan 19, 2011, 11:18 am - HHS Time
Maiden: donaldson
Class: 1957
City & State: TF ID
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Message: OKAY, OKAY! NOW I remember! Laurence Drug WAS in fact on BROADWAY and Hawthorne Blvd. I was thinking it was El Segundo and Hawthorne Blvd. Roth's Market WAS, in fact, on the southwest corner of El Segundo and Hawthorne Blvd. Then what on earth was on the opposite corner, north of Roth's??? And what kind of a store was Winkler's cuz I remember the name but that's all.
Ivy's Coffee Shop was on the NW corner of El Segundo and Hawthorne, but I don't remember what was there before Ivy's.
Name: Mary Ann Martin ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Jan 19, 2011, 8:13 am - HHS Time
Maiden: Walton
Class: 1961
City & State: Nashville AR

Message: Tears came to my eyes when I finally read Keith's bio. He truly had a big heart and a good soul. I never met him, but remember him as a kid from the baseball fields. I know he's at peace now and that's a joy!
Name: Steve Fraser ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Jan 19, 2011, 7:58 am - HHS Time
Class: 1966
City & State: Laguna Woods
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Message: Where was Winklers?
OK, according to Denny Unfried, Winklers was on the west side of La Brea a few buildings south of Foster Freeze in Inglewood and south of Arbor Vitae.
Name: George Johnson ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Jan 18, 2011, 2:26 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1962
City & State: Palm Desert, Ca

Message: Hey, Gary;Yea, now they call it "LIGHT HAZE" LOL, it's more politicly correct. The word "SMOG" was offensive & hurtful to LA's image.Jorge
Name: Gary Bickers ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Jan 18, 2011, 1:48 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1963
City & State: pve cal

Message: I saw George Key's note about working the USC football games. Because our HHS coaches were connected I got to work a lot of games downtown. What I remember is the smog was so bad in those days you could not see from one side of the field to the other. Several years later we beat Pittsburgh in 103 degree heat and smog after losing to them the year before in 45 degree weather back east. Remember smog?
Yeah I do.....
Name: Donald Scheliga ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Jan 18, 2011, 11:35 am - HHS Time
Class: 1962
City & State: West Covina CA

Message: I remember Winklers. I was talking with my mom, now 95, the other day and I asked her if she remembered the old street cars. She reminded me of a time when her and I would walk from our home on 134th St to Ramona, then go North up over the hill and down to El Segundo Blvd. Crossing El Segundo we continued walking down to where the YMCA is today and train tracks. In that area, was a water tank. There was a tin cup hanging there where passer-byes could get a drink of water. Mom and I would always get a drink before walking down the tracks towards Hawthorne Blvd and the big electrical power station. From there we would continue North to Broadway where we would board the Yellow 5 Car to Inglewood. Mom says the Yellow 5 car went all the way to Eagle Rock. At that time we would venture into LA by way of the Red Car. It used to go to the beach and the Hermosa Biltmore. She also mentioned carrying my accordion to Melody Music where I took lessons from Mr. Wallace. It was a sad day for Hawthorne when they removed the Plaza and Train depot. I remember my dad and his brothers going to city council in protest of their removal but the powers to be were hell bent on building a mall.
Thanks Don, Great memories of Hawthorne.
Name: Doris Donaldson ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Jan 18, 2011, 10:43 am - HHS Time
Maiden: donaldson
Class: 1957
City & State: Twin Falls, Brrr, Idaho
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Message: The pictures of the streetcars have been fantastic! So vivid; just like they were taken yesterday. I loved riding the streetcars and even I remember the seats being reversed to go the other direction. I think my Mother and I reversed them ourselves a couple of times. Why was such a simple thing as that such fun??? I certainly remember Chaney's having not only worked there (for 4 whole days! ha!) but having Mr. Chaney sponsor my girls' softball team for 4 years! But what I cannot remember is the name of the store to the right of Chaney's toward the north. It strikes me that it was a store where my Mother used to buy material. This had to be in the 40's ... can anyone remember the name of that store? And wasn't there a drug store to the left of Chaney's a door or so south, right on the corner? What was the name of that drug store? Then across El Segundo south, on the corner, was Roth's Market. I loved that grocery store and they had such a GREAT bakery in there. AND! Unlike today, everybody was SOOO friendly!
Laurence Drugs was the drug store to the South, on the corner. I remember Wonder market as the grocery store on the southwest corner of Broadway and Hawthorne Bl but it could have been Roths at one time. Roths was also on the corner of El Segundo and Hawthorne after Forrest market. I remember Thrifty Department store to the north of Chaneys
Name: Catherine Robuck ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Jan 18, 2011, 9:05 am - HHS Time
Class: 1971
City & State: San Pedro CA

Message: Good Morning Cougars I enjoyed your Hawthorne poem, Lyle. I agree we have the Best weather and there is always Love in the air there, ya just have to be wise enough to see it! Danny Giles has been most interesting with railway facts. I remember the name Danny Giles from Hawthorne Intermediate when attending 7th and 8th grade there? Speaking of feeling the Hawthorne Love, Iv'e been working Dineyland Resort, on Mar.4,2011,I get a 10 year Mickey thingy to hang on the wall. Anyway we wear name tags with our city on them, mine says Hawthorne(cause it's my heart town) although I live in San Pedro. The school clothes was a funny story of hard lessons learned and had me remembering pride in buying my own too from after school or weekend work, My granny said it's OK to make mistakes as long as you learn from them! Enjoy the Beatiful Day Love to All Cathie
Name: Denny Unfried ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Jan 18, 2011, 8:32 am - HHS Time
Class: 1955
City & State: Del Aire, CA

Message: As to JB's question about the Winklers - I not only knew the family well but was an usher at their daughters wedding. Keep these photo's coming.
Denny, I can't remember where or what that store was on the Bl.
Name: George Johnson ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Jan 18, 2011, 8:12 am - HHS Time
Class: 1962
City & State: Palm Desert, Ca

Message: Hey, Mr. Key; LOL, do you remember the frequent visits Coach Marty Ernaga & I made to your office, back when you were VP many moons ago. It's funny now, but was not back then, thanks for running interference for me with I think his name was Walton, worked for a while. Jorge
Name: Clark Millman ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Jan 18, 2011, 12:20 am - HHS Time
Class: 1976
City & State: Manhattan Beach,CA

Message: Cougar Sighting: Met Anna Garcia ('04) tonight at the Foot Locker at the Manhattan mall. JB you didn't really think I would have a dry spell for more than two weeks!
Good one Clark and keep them coming man.