Name: Kevin Young ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Jul 23, 2013, 9:17 am - HHS Time
Class: 1973
City & State: Thousand Oaks, CA

Message: I see Dean Morris, Terry Hartman, and Mike Scott
Two out of three Kevin, thanks.
Name: Jim Frederick ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Jul 23, 2013, 7:17 am - HHS Time
Class: 1969
City & State: At our VC home in Kauai !

Message: Wishing Gary Catalo a happy birthday! Enjoy your day!
Happy Birthday Gary!
Name: Dan Dye ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Jul 23, 2013, 2:05 am - HHS Time
Class: 1962
City & State: Torrance, Ca.

Message: Cougar sighting on 7-13-13 at 0530 hrs; Manny Pinson was working the north stable gate at the Hollywood Park Race track. We have talked many times, however this time football and high schools came up. Manny was in the class of 1985. Small world.
Great sighting Dan, thanks a bunch.
Name: Tom Nadal ~~~~~~~~~~ Sun-Jul 21, 2013, 11:48 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1977
City & State: The OC

Message: Just read an interesting article about Marilyn Monroe's happy childhood in Hawthorne here
I read it too Tom, very interesting.
Name: Jody Weller ~~~~~~~~~~ Sat-Jul 20, 2013, 5:56 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: Halberg
Class: 1959
City & State: Hawthorne CA

Message: John, Lee, Karen & Bob and crew. You did an outstanding job for the Good Neighbor's Day event. Hope to see another big turnout for Breakfast, Sunday, at the VFW.
Thanks you Jody and thanks for being there yourself. We'll see you in the morning.
Name: John Pritchard ~~~~~~~~~~ Sat-Jul 20, 2013, 11:43 am - HHS Time
Class: 1969
City & State: Hawthorne CA

Message: On this gray summer morning, I'm at the library here in Cougartown for the GND. On the way here, I was listening to KCSN (88.5 FM) Northridge which features an all-Beatles show (the band and its solo components) with airchecks from the local stations of the 60s on Saturday mornings. The band still sounds good, especially the early days, while the solos are perhaps a mixed bag. Another example of the whole being greater than the sum of the parts? KCSN is also the new home of Harry Shearer's "Le Show" at 10 a.m. Sundays, after his mothership, KCRW, dropped the live broadcast. In fairness, Harry is rarely in Santa Monica anymore, and sometimes does shows on New Orleans, its music and other topics of minor interest to the denizens of the People's Republic of SM. The fact that he has done it for free for 30 years matters little. What have you done for me lately, is what counts in LA. The slow-motion reconstruction of HHS may be done, someday.
Hi John, glad you made it down. See you at the VFW in the morning.
Name: Jim Frederick ~~~~~~~~~~ Sat-Jul 20, 2013, 7:40 am - HHS Time
Class: 1969
City & State: Planet Earth ....

Message: Hello everyone! Been away from CT for awhile. Helping my son on a new project. Trying to catch up reading on CT. Just wanted to say my first job was working for the Herald Examiner as a paper boy. Back then we all met at a office on Inglewood Blvd, just north of 120 st, folded our papers and then would ride off to our respected routes .. Sundays were fun (except for the size of the paper) We had to show up very early on Sun, and there was an old drunk guy that lived behind the office. The older paper carriers knew when that drunk would come in from drinking. And the drunk would always leave his keys in the ignition. Yep! Papers were delivered very fast Ha Ha! In fact JB my route was in or near your hood. We would then all meet at the doughnut shop next to Safeway. My dad worked at North America Aviation during WW2 and thru the 50s then transfered to Rocketdyne in 1958 to the SF valley. He never wanted to move to the valley because of the heat. So he car pooled all those years! His reason was simple , He loved the cool Hawthorne air! After reading Clarks remarks about the "records of IHS" Clark, you need to take a vacation amigo! Yes you've done a lot of good here on CT, and for HHS. But dude! Take a chill pill. I picture you as a celebrated general from a third world army with a zillion medals hanging across your chest! Each medal for a Cougar sighting. Relax dude . . . My radio was always on KMET or KCRW ! .. Last , I hope "Good Neighbors Day" is a hit! I had a blast last year seeing old amigos! I won't be able to attend this year due to family matters. Mahalo and aloha!
Hey Jim, Yes we had a fun day at the Civic Center today. Great crowd and fun cars. Thanks to all for being there, Clark included.
Name: Clark Millman ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Jul 19, 2013, 8:37 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1976
City & State: Manhattan Beach, CA

Message: Cougar sighting! At my gym this afternoon, 24 hour fitness on Rosecrans, I met Ramona Ramos(HHS'80) The receptionist was Tammy Wiener, daughter of Kathy Thomas('67) and niece of Tim Thomas who I think is the HHS football player who died in Vietnam and had his number retired. The Cougar Stalker strikes again!
Good One (or two) Clark.
Name: Gloria Valencia-Achrem ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Jul 19, 2013, 7:17 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: Valencia
Class: 1976
City & State: Henderson, NV

Message: TEAM CLARK! C'mon....that former president has more Cougar sightings than anyone. The latest, Tanori (sp?) Very cool! You go, Prez!
Uh.....ok then.
Name: Bob And Karen Fraser ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Jul 19, 2013, 4:42 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1960
City & State: Hawthorne, Ca
No E-mail
Message: Just a reminder that tomorrow is the 3rd Annual Good Neighbors Day in the city of Hawthorne. It will be in the theme of a "Good 'Ol Fashioned Picnic. There will be a lot of fun events, great food, and a classic car show. The event will take place in the Civic Center right by City Hall on 126th St. The Historical Society has been working very hard to make this a success and we would love to see a lot of Cougars come out and go down memory lane. If you haven't had a chance to visit the museum this would be a great opportunity. Hope to see you all there. And then ... Sunday is VFW breakfast day!
Fun weekend for sure Karen, see you there.
Name: Patricia Bagby ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Jul 19, 2013, 4:14 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: Kavanaugh
Class: 1964
City & State: NY, NY

Message: Hey, John. I live so far away from LA, and do hope to come to the 50th if there is one, but meanwhile, is there any easy way to locate Cougars in faraway places, like the Right Coast? In other words, can alum be sorted by state or area?
Well....there really isn't a way on the website to look people up geographically. Some people want to stay in the shadows and I will respect that. So I guess the answer is no. You can go on the Cougartown Statistics page and see how many Cougars are in each State/Country but it doesn't tell you who or what class.
Name: Linda Dill ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Jul 19, 2013, 11:06 am - HHS Time
Maiden: Sutton
Class: 1967
City & State: Redondo Beach, CA

Message: John, Thank you for putting in all the time to update the email list. For those of us who work to locate classmates for our reunions, CT is invaluable. I know the CT/FB debate comes up occasionally. I like both. CT can't keep me in touch with family and friends spread far and wide unless they are alumni. For that reason I am learning to like FB, BUT there are no rivals to CT for an alumni site. The only thing I miss on CT is the "like/thumbs up" feature. There are many times I just want to "like" something on CT. I know that is such a minor little thing. Therefore, you and CT remain THE BEST! P.S. Do you want us to let you know when an email address that we got off CT kicks back at us?
Hi Linda, Thanks for the nice CT thoughts and yes I know there's lots of good in Facebook.
As far as notifying me when emails kick back, maybe it's better if I handle that one here. This time was the worst because I had never taken every single mail daemon, opened it copy and pasted the email address to a bogus email file then gone back and removed them (about 2450). It was a pain and took about 3 weeks but now it should be fairly easy. When I send out Cougartown Happenings to everyone is when I'll update it again. Should only be a few next time. Thanks to all for keeping your emails up to date. It will help immensely.
Name: Betty Rodriguez ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Jul 19, 2013, 9:51 am - HHS Time
Maiden: Kean
Class: 1969
City & State: Kingman, AZ

Message: Sorry to hear of Roger Suihkonen's passing. We double-dated with him and Sandy Coppock to our Senior Prom. Me, the eternal surfer girl, and Sandy and Roger, the low-rider friends. We could all get along. Rest peacefully, Roger.
Name: Rilling, Carl ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Jul 18, 2013, 10:19 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1959
City & State: oregon city, oregon

Message: The most popular radio web site is There you will find recent updates on all your favorite radio people, many are still alive. Mary Turner looks very professional as a blond. Lets us not forget all the great country/western music and shows in the late 50's and through the 60's in Los Angeles, both on radio and TV. The Santa Claus Lane Parade on Thanksgiving eve always brought out many of the radio stars from all types of music.
Thanks Carl
Name: Sharon Leach ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Jul 18, 2013, 1:17 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: Moore
Class: 1966
City & State: Long Beach, CA

Message: I loved Charlie Tuna. He's still on the radio. I had the privilege of interviewing him once. I still have the tape of that interview. He is a really interesting man. He started in the mid-west on radio when he was only 14 years old. It was a small station. Just before a show was supposed to start, the DJ came in inebriated. He was the only one there, so they had him do the show. No dead air allowed by the FCC or big fines. He was a hit and that is the start of his career. This came straight from the Tuna's mouth. Really a very nice man. Thank you for the interview Charlie.
Another LA star DJ for sure. Thanks Sharon.
Name: Bobbi Marsh ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Jul 18, 2013, 1:01 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: Cotton
Class: 1972
City & State: Indianapolis Indiana

Message: i went to Leuzinger, but lots and lots of my Jr HS friends did not!!!
Hi Bobbi, Welcome to Cougartown. Chime in anytime as Olympians are always welcome.
Name: Ernie Nixon ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Jul 18, 2013, 11:13 am - HHS Time
Class: 1963
City & State: Jacksonville, Fla.

Message: Does anybody remember the matchbook contest on KFWB, where they gave out matchbook's with numbers. I think it was every hour or so, they would call out one of those numbers to win a prize. Don't remember what the prizes were.
Don't remember that one Ernie.
Name: Alan Nelson ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Jul 17, 2013, 8:25 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1973
City & State: Parker, AZ

Message: I kinda thought we all had this radio station discussion before, so I searched the archives and figured I'd just post what I did back in 2005: In the early '70s some friends and I went up to Hollywood and staked out the KMET Studios, hoping to catch a glimpse of Mary "Mounds" Turner, their evening DJ. We met her on her way out and and had a good 15-20 minute conversation with her. A really nice girl and not at all what we expected. We perceived her to be some blonde bombshell from her on air voice and personality. It turns out she was a cute and petite brunette. Now days a stunt like that would result in some kind of restraining order. She went on to get a doctorate in psychology and married the guy who founded the radio empire "Westwood One" She's now the chairwoman of the Betty Ford Center at Eisenhower Hospital in Rancho Mirage.
Name: Peter Nelson ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Jul 17, 2013, 8:20 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1957
City & State: Corona Calif.

Message: I am a retired postman. I worked 41 years as a mailman in Hawthorne and Corona. I always had a radio on in my mail truck. I listened to the radio station KRLA. Johnny Hays was one of my favorite DJ on KRLA. Wink Martindale was a great DJ, worked at KRLA and KFWB, and he worked on Gene Autrey's KMPC in 1967. Peter Nelson class of 1957.
Name: Bill Sloey ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Jul 17, 2013, 6:56 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1969

Message: Just found out that RODGER SUIHKONEN has passed on and is up there with the big guys, what a good friend he was. R.I.P. RODGER
Very sorry for the loss of yet another Cougar. Our sincerest condolences to all of the class of 69 and to the Suihkonen family. Rodger, rest in peace. Thanks Bill for the information.
Name: Tom Nadal ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Jul 16, 2013, 10:44 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1977
City & State: The OC

Message: Too Hip Frazier Smith in the early 80s on KLOS with Tommy Hawkins doing Sport Snorts. I stuck a couple of crazy KLOS rainbow stickers on my pickup truck; The Rolling Stones and Pat Benatar.
Name: Bob Clobucker ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Jul 16, 2013, 4:48 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1973
City & State: Reno Nv.

Message: I met Dr.Demento a couple of years ago. He was friends with my late brother in law. The Doctor attended the celebration of life gathering for Geoff Cooper Samohi 63. Dr. D. is still doing a show on the Internet. Doing what he does best. Cool guy. Remember hearing him on Sunday nights on KMET,
Name: Leo Ainsworth ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Jul 16, 2013, 3:48 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1964
City & State: Saint Helena, California

Message: I worked for Frank Prenovost at the Blvd Paint Mart across from the Hawthorne Bowl through high school, college, and the Navy.
Name: Curt Corder ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Jul 16, 2013, 3:31 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1972
City & State: Gresham, OR
No E-mail
Message: Radio stations? I gotta go with KPPC-FM, the early free-form underground station. The one where all the staff were mysteriously fired one night in the fall of '71, and replaced with new staff and a more traditional format (boooooooring). On-air talent I remember most were Outrageous Nevada, The Obscene Steven Clean, Dr Demento, and The Firesign Theatre.
Anti-establishment all the way Curt, thanks man.
Name: Sue Walsh ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Jul 16, 2013, 2:23 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: Jolly
Class: 1961
City & State: Hesperia, Ca

Message: Johnny Otis, Wolfman Jack and Art Laboe