Name: Vicky Aliabadi ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Nov 29, 2011, 5:18 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: Baur
Class: 1976
City & State: SM

Message: In regards to Paco's question "Do they still decorate Hawthorne Blvd." the answer is yes. I was down there Saturday and they had the "Hawthorne Elves" decorating. They started at Imperial and when I saw them they were up to 118th St. I haven't been back to see how far they had gotten. Maybe next weekend when I am down that way, I will drive down Hawthorne Blvd. to see how much was done.
Thanks Vicky
Name: Howard Paco Duran ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Nov 29, 2011, 3:04 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1961
City & State: Lake Forest

Message: While out this weekend, I remembered the Christmas lights down Hawthorne Blvd. and Inglewood's Market St. Do they still decorate? My father used to take us to Exposition Park with the trees all lit up, my father being a ucla grad, must have made him happy! 10 years ago today my favorite Beatle, George passed.
Don't know if they still decorate but I'll bet someone knows. Thanks for the memory buddy. Just had lunch with old pal Tom Shelley. Fun to get together.
Name: Leo Ainsworth ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Nov 28, 2011, 6:14 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1964
City & State: Saint Helena, Calif

Message: Great News about HHS: DEARBORN, Mich., HAWTHORNE, Calif., November 28, 2011 — Hawthorne High School of Engineering and Manufacturing (HHSEM), Los Angeles, Calif., has been named an exemplary school for their innovative pre-engineering program by the SME Education Foundation. The Foundation is taking a community-based approach to manufacturing education and job creation by creating strong partnerships between exemplary schools, businesses and organizations with a new initiative PRIME (Partnership Response in Manufacturing Education) launched in fall 2011. The Hawthorne High School of Engineering and Manufacturing, newly- named this fall, and with a new tagline, “Think, Design, Build,” is modeled after the California Partnership Academy. Today, it is a model for all schools in the Centinela Valley Union High School District. It is a mentor school through El Camino College for PLTW schools in the South Bay area of Los Angeles, Calif., and has been selected as a Case Study for presentation by PLTW to the US Department of Education on the use of curriculum to help turn around low performing schools.
Hey Leo, great news for HHS and thanks for bringing it to our attention. For more on the program click here
Name: Gary Bickers ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Nov 28, 2011, 1:44 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1963
City & State: pve cal

Message: And speaking of openings for coaches; I was with Coach Chauncey when he turned down UC Santa Barbara but if I drive him to Westwood maybe he will stay.
He WOULD turn the Bruin program around.
Name: Gary Bickers ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Nov 28, 2011, 11:00 am - HHS Time
Class: 1963
City & State: pve cal

Message: I just saw both Michael and Bob's posts on football. I thought this website was supposed to be about girls at HHS? First Paco is such a SC homer he gave me UCLA and 51 points so my Bruins covered. Second and way more important the '53HHS team. John you were there same as me at their reunion last year. Those guys still look like they could play. Being with those coaches made it very clear how they got the most out of their guys talent. Last I had a long conversation with John Cooper that night and he talked about all the mistakes we '63 guys made against his Mira Costa team. John's Mom fed us that day at the snack bar and then John tried to beat us to death that night.
Name: Michael Peak ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Nov 28, 2011, 9:51 am - HHS Time
Class: 1958
City & State: Seattle, Wa.

Message: Reading Gary Bickers remembering the 1953 football squad. Joe Contestible, Joe Gordon, B B Jones, John Cooper, Bill Haynes, Cecil Cooper, Ron Mix, who went on to star at USC and 10 years with the Chargers. That team won the CIF championship with Joe C, at QB. Jerry Nicholson QB'd the next year and they went to the CIF championship game. Good stuff, thanks for the memories
Hey Michael, Yep, Coaches Chauncey and Capelouto had some fine talent in the mid 50s.
Name: Bob Faulkner ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Nov 28, 2011, 7:06 am - HHS Time
Class: 1964
City & State: Big River, CA.

Message: Good morning Cougs. Hope everyone had a great holiday. I know I did watching my Trojans put a 50-zip a....Wupping on the little sisters of mercy aka: UCLA. I know that Gary Bickers is probably on suicide watch right now after the massacre. Reminded me of the battle of little big horn. Did you know that if Custer would have used the gattalin guns that were offered who knows?? He felt that they were to cumbersome to move. Yes you are welcome for the history lesson. Now back to UCLA, they will have to petition the NCAA for a bowl berth!! Are you kiddin me?? The toilet bowl is probably available!!! Can't wait for next year when USC can go to a bowl. "Fight on Trojans"
So we are talking football now, might as well, nothing else being said here. I'm a Trojan fan too but really feel for UCLA, especially Rick Neuheisel, having to go to Autzen. The Bruin is in the pond and the Duck is circling. It won't be a fun week for UCLA but this week I am a Bruin fan.
Name: Janet Burkett ~~~~~~~~~~ Sun-Nov 27, 2011, 8:46 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: Humphreys
Class: 1962
City & State: Ca
No E-mail
Message: Catching up on some emails and stopped by CT. I am still laughing at the little tune you have playing on here JB. Yep, everyone is probably stuck in traffic right about now!
Hey Janet, Yep, everyone has been doing their thing this weekend. Hopefully feedback will pick up soon. Thanks for breaking the drought
Name: James Weltee ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Nov 24, 2011, 12:34 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1968
City & State: Placerville CA

Message: Happy Holidays all!! After a long career at Boeing and on their wings got to work in different parts of the USA I retired in Placerville, CA. Talk to you later: Mike Weltee
Hey Mike, Welcome to Ctown and Happy Thanksgiving.
Name: Gloria Achrem ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Nov 24, 2011, 12:23 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: Valencia
Class: 1976
City & State: Henderson, NV

Message: Happy TG John and Cougars! If my memory is correct, it was in November of 1998 that I first signed on to C'Town! Hard to believe~ my children were all under the age of 7. I now have 2 in college, one in HS and two more kids I acquired, marrying John who are in middle school. Dang, time flies! Hope everyone is sharing the day with loved ones. Happy Day to you, John. Why did the chicken cross the keyboard? To get to the other site!!! Thankful this site is still up and about and going strong!
Hey John and Gloria, Shouldn't it be, "Why did the TURKEY cross the keyboard?" Happy Thankgiving to you two and your family too.
Name: Howard Paco Duran ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Nov 24, 2011, 12:02 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1961
City & State: Lake Forest

Message: Happy Thanksgiving to my Cougar Family!! Feels funny to be home.
Happy Thanksgiving man. Sharon too.
Name: James Gibson ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Nov 23, 2011, 8:40 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1967
City & State: Redding, CA

Message: Mr. Helvey had a well-earned reputation for being a no-nonsense, particularly tough taskmaster. His math class was regimented, to say the least. One memorable day, I entered the classroom on time, however, by the time I sat down, Mr. Helvey had already delivered assignment instructions to the class. When I turned to ask the person next to me, "What page?," I was the immediate recipient of a perfect "beanball," in the form of a chalkboard eraser, fully loaded with the dusty, white, powder. It wasn't just a brushback pitch designed to intimidate. It was a "beanball" intentionally delivered with authority and accuracy, as evidenced by the rectangular white mark imprinted on my forehead, and the white chalk dust that settled like a bad case of dandruff on my black shirt. Amazingly, in order to find his target(me), he was forced to "thread the needle" between the two girls sitting in front of me. In addition to my overwhelming embarrassment, I was particularly struck (no pun intended) by such an amazing feat - and I am to this day.
Hey Gib, You mean you didn't call your parents or Gloria Allred or anyone? Great story man, thanks.
Name: Dave Krikac ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Nov 23, 2011, 7:08 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1976
City & State: Franklin, TN

Message: Hey Cougs....Just dropping in to say Happy Thanksgiving.....I pray it's a blessed time with you and your families.
You too Dave, hope all's well in Franklin and thanks very much man.
Name: Sharon Leach ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Nov 23, 2011, 6:25 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: Moore
Class: 1966
City & State: Long Beach, CA

Message: HAPPY THANKSGIVING to you John, and to all HHS Cougars. Everyone party responsibly and don't eat so much you have to have your tummy pumped like my Uncle Johnny did when he was a kid. There is not a Thanksgiving that goes by where this incident, which happened probably in the late twenties or early thirties, doesn't come up. I'm sure you all have family holiday stories that are related every holiday season. Again, Happy Thanksgiving to all.
Thanks Sharon and Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family.
Name: Armand Vaquer ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Nov 23, 2011, 1:35 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1972
City & State: Tarzana, Karloffornia

Message: This Christmas season marks 40 years since the class of 1972's final Hawthorne High School Christmas and...the release of John Lennon's "Happy Xmas" (War Is Over) in December 1971. A little write- up. Funny thing, I still remember the Christmas assembly for that year.
Name: Janet Burkett ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Nov 23, 2011, 10:02 am - HHS Time
Maiden: Humphreys
Class: 1962
City & State: Ca
No E-mail
Message: Wanting to wish you all a very HAPPY THANKSGIVING! Even after a rather rough year for many people, there is still so much to be thankful for. And yes, Judy is right, Roger and John Dyar is the same person. I think his parents called him John, we called him Roger. And that husband of yours Judy, just smiles all the I know why!
Hey Janet, Happy Thanksgiving
Name: Howard Paco Duran ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Nov 23, 2011, 10:01 am - HHS Time
Class: 1961
City & State: Lake Forest

Message: Nancy Bausman, A-3.
Name: Leo Ainsworth ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Nov 22, 2011, 8:38 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1964
City & State: Saint Helena

Message: John F Kennedy was shot 48 years ago today. I was in Mrs. Jensen's English class when the news was released to the students. Mrs. Jensen's did a great job of calming down her students. It was a surreal couple of days as a youth,
Yes it was.
Name: Armand Vaquer ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Nov 22, 2011, 6:32 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1972
City & State: Tarzana, Karloffornia

Message: Due to a crashed hard drive, I haven't been able to read or post anything for a while. I am sorry to read of Ginny Lambert's passing. She and her husband Olin were good friends of mine back in the 1980s. She was a tireless worker who wanted to make Hawthorne a better place to live for all.
Thanks Armand, glad you're back.
Name: Judy Blomsterberg ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Nov 22, 2011, 6:14 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: DeGrazia
Class: 1964
City & State: Torrance

Message: A4 is one of my neighbors around the corner, Ray Scholl. Roger and John Dyer are one and the same. He's passed away now, but was a very nice guy. Just wanted to also mention that the Hawthorne VFW had their annual Thanksgiving dinner for the Vets last Sunday (on the rainy day) and it was great. Fed 90 Vets and I'm still your friendly Pie Queen. No Playboy Bunnies this year so you won't find a picture of Janny sandwiched in between them with that Janny smile on his face. Let me shoot you the old one just to keep him happy. Poor baby. JDB
Thanks Til
Name: Cindy Pablico ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Nov 22, 2011, 4:44 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: Christon
Class: 1971
City & State: Hawthorne, Ca.

Message: To all Cougs. Have a very, very Happy Thanksgiving. Have a safe and wonderful day. On Thursday morning since I'm from New York I always watch the Macy's parade. God Bless all.
Thanks Cindy, Happy Thanksgiving to you too.
Name: Steve Hutchins ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Nov 22, 2011, 4:28 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1959
City & State: St. George, Utah

Message: With respect to the picture, I'm guessing B2 is Roger Dyar, C1 is Charles "Buddy" McKemie, and D8 is Penny Hopper.
Hi Steve, The ones with question marks are ones I'm not sure of. I remember John Dyar in the class of 62 but not Roger. Maybe he was John Roger Dyar. Thanks for adding.
Name: Sue Walsh ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Nov 22, 2011, 10:40 am - HHS Time
Maiden: Jolly
Class: 1961
City & State: Hesperia Ca

Message: c-4 Carol Wickwire
Thank you Sue. Yes it's Carol.
Name: Janet Burkett ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Nov 22, 2011, 9:58 am - HHS Time
Maiden: Humphreys
Class: 1962
City & State: CA
No E-mail
Message: This picture has got to be all HHS's a few I think: A1 Sandy Tully, A9 Sue Smith, C3 George Rea, C4 Carol Wickwire, D5 Bruce George. Did I get any of them???
Yes, you got all the EZ ones
Name: Dennis Kilroy ~~~~~~~~~~ Sun-Nov 20, 2011, 8:08 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1977
City & State: OC CA

Message: Thanks for the Birthday Wishes! I had a nice Present SC beating the Ducks who could ask for more. The mood on campus will be good, thats for sure. I have enjoyed the topic of going green. Who would have known, our Scout Troop collected bottles & cans to buy camping gear. And of course every elementary school had a few paper drives each year as fund raisers. Everyone have a great Thanksgiving.
Thanks Dennis.
Name: Bob And Karen Fraser ~~~~~~~~~~ Sat-Nov 19, 2011, 3:08 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1960
City & State: Hawthorne, Ca.
No E-mail
Message: First, we would like to wish Mo Trott and Dennis Kilroy very happy birthdays. See you at the next cruise night Dennis. Mo, we'll see you tomorrow. John, I think the Gasbah was at 154th and Hawthorne Blvd. Cheapest gas in town. Gerry Brassfield- you really stirred up some old memories of Lawrence and Mastin Drug Stores, Plaza Theater, Broadway Circle, etc. I also grew up in the area in the 50's and 60's at 232 Birch, 4-5 blocks west of you. Those were happy times. Hope you post again with more memories.
That jives with what Denny emailed me. I still don't remember it but I am much younger than you two. See you tomorrow and Happy Birthday Mo and Dennis Kilroy...Fight On!!!
Name: Sharon Leach ~~~~~~~~~~ Sat-Nov 19, 2011, 1:44 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1966
City & State: Long beach ca

Message: Happy birthday Mo Trott.