Name: Gary Miller ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Mar 14, 2011, 3:03 am - HHS Time
City & State: Concord, Ca
Message: Today another singer from Hawthorne will be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of fame, Apparently, according to Wickpedia, She began her singing career in " her local church choir in Hawthorne, Darlene Love
Name: George Johnson ~~~~~~~~~~ Sun-Mar 13, 2011, 3:14 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Palm Desert, Ca
Message: Hey, John;Yeah, I know,just another old joke. I was just trying to interject a little humor into this great but sometimes dry site.Jorge
Name: Judy Degrazia-blomsterberg ~~~~~~~~~~ Sun-Mar 13, 2011, 1:30 pm - HHS Time
Message: COUGAR SIGHTING. Ronnie Lee Meadows at Ralph's Market on 182nd & Haw. Blvd. Found him at the produce dept. pinching the casabas...Reminded him that he still owes me a hot dog/hamburger/pizza from my one and only date with him in high school. Sorry RL, I have a long memory.
Name: Alan Nelson ~~~~~~~~~~ Sun-Mar 13, 2011, 1:23 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Parker, AZ
Message: 50 years ago today (March 13, 1961) the Dominator ran aground at the tip of Palos Verdes. While no lives were lost nor injuries sustained, that fateful day set one of the more prominent landmarks of the South Bay, and the most notable shipwreck of the California Coast. I don't think that any one of us, alive at that time, didn't venture out to the point to see the once proud freighter as it turned into a now rusty hulk.
Name: George Johnson ~~~~~~~~~~ Sun-Mar 13, 2011, 11:57 am - HHS Time
City & State: Palm Desert, Ca
Message: Hey, Judy;That's funny, now the truth come out about you 60's girls camoflaging & enhancing your bras. Well, us 60's guys used to starch our underwear and then insert a big potato. I didn't find out I was doing it all wrong until somebody told me that the potato was suposed to go in the front.Jorge
Name: Richard Sloan ~~~~~~~~~~ Sun-Mar 13, 2011, 10:39 am - HHS Time
City & State: Laguna Hills, Ca.
Message: Received sad news from Ron Petch ('62) this morning. HHS has lost another Cougar. Steve Andersen ('60) passed away at 3:30 a.m., Sunday, March 13th, Torrance, Ca. Steve requested that there be no service. Steves' family were long time residents of Hawthorne. He is survived by two brothers, John and Larry, and 2 daughters, Greta and Laurel. Steve was class president at HHS in 1960. He was a 3 varsity sport letterman at HHS, football, basketball and baseball. He was the quarterback of the first Bay League Championship Team in 1959 that went on to play in the CIF Finals in the L.A. Coliseum against Long Beach Poly. He coached Pop Warner Football and Little League Baseball in the Hawthorne area. He graduated from UCLA then spent 2 years in the U.S. Army. He went on to teach/coach at Mira Costa High School where he and Bobby Hunter ('60) were co-head coaches for the varsity football team. After teaching he attended law school; got his law degree and practiced Real Estate Law in the South Bay. Steve was the Mayor of Hawthorne and served as City Councilman for many years. Steve battled diabetes and multiple strokes over the last few years. He resided at Sunset Assisted Living in Torrance. Many thanks to Ron Petch for his continued support as a caregiver and friend, taking care of all of Steve's needs and requirements. Steve will be missed by all of us who knew him.
Name: Judy Degrazia-blomsterberg ~~~~~~~~~~ Sun-Mar 13, 2011, 9:47 am - HHS Time
Message: BLOW UP SLIPS... Never heard of those, but what a concept! I know that I mentioned this fact 11 years ago here in CT, and worth giving a few oldsters another laugh from the early 60's..here goes: Back in the 60's, we gals use to starch our petty slips the old fashioned way, dip them in heavy duty starch, hang them up on a clothes line (open circle like a tortilla) and let them dry stiff as a board. For Christmas we'd tie bells on them. And we would spray starch our bras and iron them into a point to set the look off just right. We all looked like a characters out of Edward Scissorhand. We did what we had to do to have "the look!" We even use to use lacquer for hair spray as everything had to be bigger and stiffer than life. If I was at Disneyland today, I would sing the Bibbity Bobbity Boo song from start to finish. (practicing for my new job as the Fairy God-Mother on the Electric Lite Parade.)
Name: Catherine Robuck ~~~~~~~~~~ Sun-Mar 13, 2011, 8:03 am - HHS Time
City & State: San pedro CA
Message: Good Sunday Morning! A costume made from an umbrella, now that's creative! Judy did you ever own and wear a blow up slip? For anyone visiting Disneyland Resort I'm there today and tomorrow at Haunted Mansion 12:30-4:30pm. Hope to site some Cougars! Everyone have a great and enjoyable Sunday. Tootles Cathie ( Who said tootles? Gidget (Sally Field) or Patty Duke?) Happy trails to you,(Roy Rogers) un till we meet again! PS it's so sad to see so much loss for those in Japan. Again, I count my blessings in that those I know, love and care about are safe.
Name: Judy Degrazia-blomsterberg ~~~~~~~~~~ Sat-Mar 12, 2011, 7:10 pm - HHS Time
Message: Paco, loved the new pics.....Especially the pic of you with suspenders "and a belt." It's ok.....I made myself a balarina dress out of an umbrella when I was about that age.
Name: Catherine Robuck ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Mar 11, 2011, 6:04 pm - HHS Time
City & State: San Pedro CA
Message: Good evening Cougars What a morning! The news had me on alert for 8:32am in the San Pedro area. Not a shake, rattle,roll or splash,Thank God! I was so ready to jump in my car and hightail it to Hawthorne, if need be. A place I felt safe in growing up and still love Hawthorne though there are lotsa changes. A person is still close enough to the beach in Hawthorne yet safer than those at the shoreline. The beach areas deal with more morning overcast, orange county and the valley more heat and Hawthorne weather is in the middle of just right! They also still have Fosters and Pizza Show and a few friends still hanging in the area. We are blessed and I'm glad today went ok for all. I too,felt sad to hear the loss of another Hawthornian. May his family feel comfort and strength in good memories. Take care and a Goodnight to everyone! Cathie
Name: Jerry Miles ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Mar 11, 2011, 12:45 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Fair Oaks, CA
Message: Dean, I can’t sing and can’t play a lick on any instrument either. But if you finish writing it and find somebody to perform, croon, and record it, I’d be honored to put the Cougartown Cooperative effort on a video.
Name: Dean Morris ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Mar 11, 2011, 11:09 am - HHS Time
City & State: Surf City, USA
Message: Went out to the local beaches this morning to see what a wave coming over 12,000 miles at 500 miles/hour would look like. Didn't see any giant waves anywhere in California, but became inspired after enjoyin some smokes and settling on a song titled "Surfin a Tsunami Today". It is sort of a blend between Surfin Safari and Surfin USA. I was goin to pencil in the lyrics myself(as if anyone writes things in long hand anymore), but thought it might be more fun as a challenge to some of the best and brightest of CT fans(Jerry Miles, JB Schroeder, Walt our Surfer Boy Holt, etc). Have some fun with it and be glad that life as we know it in the Hawthorne and the South Bay did not come to an end today.
Name: Bob Jensen ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Mar 11, 2011, 9:36 am - HHS Time
City & State: Los Angeles
Message: For all that have emailed me: Our feet are dry and the little house on the water is still there! My advise today is "don't go in the water because of the under tow".
Name: Noreen Culley ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Mar 11, 2011, 8:26 am - HHS Time
City & State: Westchester, CA
Message: Les - John is good (still has some health issues) but for the most part he is doing very, very well.
Name: Les Vlieger ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Mar 10, 2011, 12:25 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Redundant Beach
Message: Hi Noreen. How's John doing? Please give him my regards.
Name: Noreen Culley ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Mar 10, 2011, 8:05 am - HHS Time
City & State: Westchester, CA
Message: I am sorry to see that the Stick and Stein in El Segundo closed. The message board reads "El Segundo Thanks for the Memories 1973 - 2011". It was the location for many HHS parties and reunion get togethers.
Name: Howard Paco Duran ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Mar 9, 2011, 1:31 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Lake Forest
Message: I read this morning in the Saddleback Ridge, "Hawthorne High School would be torn down and a new mall, The Wilson Plaza would be erected.." Has anyone else heard anything?
Name: Karen Le Maistre ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Mar 9, 2011, 1:10 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Hollyglen, CA
Message: The "High School" rumors are in part...true. They are building a new High School (final location undetermined) for the Wiseburn School District...not Centinela District and not Hawthorne High School.
Name: Britt Stonebraker ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Mar 9, 2011, 11:44 am - HHS Time
City & State: Kingman AZ
Message: James Gibson, I think someone is fishing with a fishy story! I checked out that post and can find nothing to indicate any of it is true, All connections to the name "therockislandboys" lead to the east coast and not a HHS music teacher. All someone really needs to do is call CVUHSD and ask em if they are tearing down the School. Good eye spotting that one James.
Name: Sharon Leach ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Mar 9, 2011, 9:24 am - HHS Time
City & State: Long Beach, CA
Message: Happy Birthday, Candy Conley. See you at lunch today. Hope it is a good day for you.
Name: Cal Kappen ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Mar 9, 2011, 8:45 am - HHS Time
City & State: Oceanside CA
Message: This is the first talk of tearing down the high school and building a new one. If it is true, what is it going to look like and where are they going to put Senior Square. What about Nyman Hall. Will they rename the new auditorium? Will they put a pool table in the teachers lounge? So many questions and no answears. Will they roof the dressing rooms at the pool? Can they reroute the train Tracks?
Name: James Gibson ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Mar 8, 2011, 9:01 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Redding, CA
Message: The following message was posted on the Brian Wilson web site: They're building a new High School on the site of Hawthorne High School (where Brian, Carl, Dennis and Al attended) in Hawthorne, California. I'm a Music Teacher there and have 5 classes of Music Appreciation. We also have a Band and Choral director. And yes, we've studied in depth all the Music History about The Beach Boys, etc. I'm posting this to see if Brian wants to take one last tour of Hawthorne H.S. before its demolished and the new school rises. Construction starts the day after graduation. And the Music buldings will be the first to go! Administrator: If Brian is interested in a tour, I can arrange it. Just post a response here. It can be a private tour or a public one with a few cameras recording it. Whatever Brian wants can be arranged. We would really like to see Brian Wilson at Hawthorne High School.
Name: Armand Vaquer ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Mar 8, 2011, 1:01 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Tarzana, Karloffornia
Message: Speaking of dates, the place we stop at is Hadley's in Cabazon. Great date shakes!
Name: Matt Peterson ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Mar 8, 2011, 11:16 am - HHS Time
City & State: EDH. CA
Message: I have a Cougartown celebrity sighting. Today’s Sacramento Bee has an article in the family section on the new restaurant called Fabian's. On page D3 is a picture of Anita Bell with Fabian. Here is the link
. Her picture is in the online slide show too.
Name: Judy Degrazia-blomsterberg ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Mar 8, 2011, 10:22 am - HHS Time
Message: This was on the front page of the Daily Breeze this morn.. BREAKING NEWS: Billions of dead fish invade Redondo's King Harbor Just my opinion, but if you want to buy fish on a "great sales" now is the time to high-tail it to the Redondo Beach Pier.
Name: Catherine Robuck ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Mar 8, 2011, 7:19 am - HHS Time
City & State: San Pedro CA
Message: Good morning Cougars! All kidding aside John, your wife is beautiful. Marriage is a good thing. 24/7 elder care of my mom, helping raise grandaughter and part time work at Disney, if I were a guy I wouldn't date myself these days (This too shall pass). I would like to find Mr. Wonderful, Prince charming, the whole fairytale eventually!!! What's this Gas doing at $4 per gallon? I started driving at 19 yrs. old and it was 19 cents per gallon (they don't even have a cent sign on this computer) It got crazy when it hit 25 cents and we waited in long lines for the best price. Why I took the bus from Broadway and 120th street in Hawthorne to Hermosa Pier for 25 cents the whole summer! Today the big deal is 49 cent Del Tacos. My bro. John worked Taco Tio in front of the plaza and they were what, 19 cents? It's cheaper to buy from the $ menu these days but healthier to eat at home (additives) guess that's when they mean less is more. I do remember the Plaza theatre. My grandma took me there and couldn't get me out from under the seat cause I thought the dinasaurs were going to bite me! Well, when you are a kid things seem so real and Bigger too, right? Anita, you go girl. That info on dates was funny and I agree, they are delicious! I've had a few days off, see why working keeps some people out of trouble. Everyone enjoy today and make it Beautiful. Tootles Cathie
Name: Tom Nadal ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Mar 8, 2011, 5:37 am - HHS Time
City & State: The OC
Message: My dad, Hector Nadal, passed away peacefully this weekend at the age of 86, surrounded by my mom and their children. He worked for Northrop and TRW for 40 years, was an avid Ham Radio operator, totally restored a 1931 Model A Ford and had been married to my mom and living in the same Hawthorne home for 59 years. His funeral mass will be this Friday at American Martyrs Catholic Church in Manhattan Beach at 11:00 a.m. followed by burial at Holy Cross Cemetary. He was a great dad and loving husband.