Name: Derek Barraza ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Aug 8, 2013, 7:30 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1980
City & State: Lake Forest, CA

Message: Cougar sighting! Ran into Robin Salcedo Rossï and Teddi (Dee Dee Tagami) Moreauï at Rudabegorz cafe in Tustin! So great to see my friends from back in the day! Hope to see you both at the reunion party on 8/10 and at a dinner party soon! BTW, the movie we went to see in 1977 at the Hawthorne Plaza 6 was "The Return of the Pink Panther." Memories of life in Hawthorne!
Good sighting Derek, thanks man.
Name: Jim Raines ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Aug 8, 2013, 4:48 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1962
City & State: Taylorsville

Message: I keep waiting for some new Feedback. I guess I'll ask a question then. I went to York Elementary for the 2nd grade but I don't have a class photo with me in it. Does anyone have any class photos that I might be in? How about Eucalyptus Elementary? Thanks
I hope they know not to look for Jim Raines' picture. Good luck. Where did everyone get off to?
Name: Sharon Leach ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Aug 7, 2013, 1:18 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: Moore
Class: 1966
City & State: long Beach, CA

Message: Have not been on CT for a while and just read about the passing of John Crotty. My deepest condolences to his family. He was a really nice man. I had been thinking about him for the last few months. Knew he'd been going through a rough time. He was such a gentleman. Sorry for his loss.
Name: Derek Barraza ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Aug 6, 2013, 11:19 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1980
City & State: Lake Forest, CA

Message: Calling all Cougars! All-Class Reunion This Saturday, 8/10. Eureka Tasting Kitchen is set to host the party of the year! We are pleased to announce Markus Giles AKA "DJ Slice" has been added to the party line up! Markus, HHS '89, is one of the hottest DJs around. DJ Slice will rock the party and keep bodies moving to the groove! Get your tickets now at the final advance discount price of $37. Here is what you get:
1. Admission to the hottest dance party at the coolest restaurant in town!
2. Free Parking
3. Special early-arrival Beer Flight tasting hosted by Eureka Brew Master
4. Welcome drink (Beer, wine, or cocktail)
5. Unlimited Hor d'oeuvres
6. Door prizes
7. Socializing with life-long friends from all over the South Bay!
8. Photo Booth
9. Markus Giles AKA "DJ Slice"
10. Very Special Guests: The PettyBreakers Info and tickets:
Hope to see you at the Party!
Sounds like the Cougar party of the year, Derek, thanks for the info.
Name: Judy Blomsterberg ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Aug 6, 2013, 6:29 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: DeGrazia
Class: 1964
City & State: Harbor City

Message: Cougar Sighting: So, there I am washing down my new home and here comes John Baker driving down our street, nosing around to see if we were discarding any old cardboard or plastic bottles. We're still settling in and have all new info, so please make note of the new email addresses if you'd care to stay in touch. Jan: Judy: And Sidney, you forgot your spring pans but I know I'll see you a lot more now. Prune Danish and coffee tomorrow morning with a fresh pot of coffee. I'll be on your porch at 6 am as promised. It'll be good to have coffee talk every day, then we can watch The Doctors and Dr. Phil.
Sorry Judy, leaving tonight on the big blue Greyhound. Don't know when I'll be back in town......anyway I'll call ya'
Name: Peter Nelson ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Aug 5, 2013, 7:16 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1957
City & State: Corona CALIF.

Message: Message-Jeff Beck is set to join Beach Boy Brain Wilson on a month long U.S. Tour this fall which will kick off on September 27. The tour will complement both musicians. The 18-city tour will also include Beach Boys David marks and Al Jardine. The boys will be in California 10 20 - Los Angels at the greek theatre, 10-22 in Oakland, Calif. at the Paramont theatre. PETER NELSON CLASS OF 1957
Name: Clark Millman ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Aug 5, 2013, 10:45 am - HHS Time
Class: 1976
City & State: Manhattan Beach, CA

Message: Cougar sighting! On Saturday in Hermosa I met Jovana Varela(HHS'02) She said while she was in school the "crews" (gangs) were having riots. I was on campus a couple of months ago and a Hawthorne police officer who was there told me that they have more trouble with the athletes nowadays than the gang memberss! Principal Mark Newell really has cleaned the place up!
Name: Kathy Corral ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Aug 2, 2013, 11:13 am - HHS Time
Maiden: Ball
Class: 1971
City & State: Boonville, Ca 95415

Message: My heart is broken for the Crotty Family and all of those touched by his loving heart. His love will carry you though this time. Bless you all
Name: Barney McArdle ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Jul 31, 2013, 7:11 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1958
City & State: San Antonio, Texas

Message: More bad news, George Miller's wife Margie (Grease) passed away last Friday (July 26th). Margie had a long illness with Alzheimers. George went to Hawthorne High his Freshman year and Leuzinger his final three and drove a White '57 Chevy around Hawthorne, with a 270 Engine. I know George had many friends at HHS and Leuzinger. Margie went to Banning High in Wilmington. Services for Margie will be held on Monday, August 12th at 11:30AM in Palm Desert. Services will be at The Desert Springs Church at 43-435 Monterey Ave. in Palm Desert. Church Phone No. (760)568-3646. Church web site info is: (map and directions). There will be a luncheon after the services at Las Casuelas Restaurant in downtown Palm Springs. Please send me an email RSVP if you would like to attend so I can give it to give George for a headcount for the luncheon. My email address is:
Thanks for the info on Margie, Barney and our sincerest condolences to George and the rest of the family.
Name: Anita Bell ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Jul 31, 2013, 7:10 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: Harmon
Class: 1969
City & State: Fair Oaks, Ca

Message: Tomorrow - friends and family will gather to celebrate the special life of John Crotty. It will be a time for sharing warm memories, a time for comfort and caring and a time for honoring a wonderful life. Close friends are like family...they become a part of who we are. Joseph Epstein once said, "We do not choose to be born. We do not choose our parents, or the country of our birth. We do not, at least most of us, choose to die; nor do we choose the time and conditions of our death. But within this realm of choicelessness, we do choose how we live." And as you can tell from the photos in the video, John lived his fully. He went through hell these past four years and he did so with extraordinary courage. God bless his sister Noreen. She touched his life with compassion and care, sometimes in very trying circumstances. May God bless all of the Crotty family. And to John - rest in peace cowboy.
Name: Jim Frederick ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Jul 31, 2013, 4:25 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1969
City & State: Kauai !

Message: Always a gentleman! Aloha and Mahalo John, You can rest now, Be in peace ...
Name: Gary Miller ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Jul 31, 2013, 3:27 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1964
City & State: Concord, Ca

Message: Anyone remember Sig Erson?
I do.
Name: Greg Jones ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Jul 31, 2013, 2:03 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1973
City & State: Hawthorne, CA

Message: John, it would appear as though Cypave was a stop on the old Pacific Electric line that ran from El Segundo to the Pacific Electric Building. It opened in 1914 and shut down in 1930. Cypave was a stop running through Hawthorne centered around Jack Northrop and Crenshaw. Least that's what the map says. Appearently Cypave is/was a city within a city. Just my guess looking at various sites.
YES Greg, Cypave was a stop on the P&E. You say it it opened in 1914 but Jerry Miles has a 1912 map that has Cypave on it, so who knows for sure. It also shows up on as a city but that can't be correct. Thanks for the best answer yet... my answer too.
Name: Peter Nelson ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Jul 31, 2013, 11:51 am - HHS Time
Class: 1957
City & State: Corona CALIF.

Message:Cypave. They are Hotels Hawthorne,Lennox,Gardena,Lawndale. all have them Hope I am right. PETER NELSON CLASS OF 1957
Hi Peter, Not the answer I was looking for but thanks for trying.
Name: Karen Fraser ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Jul 31, 2013, 10:27 am - HHS Time
City & State: Hawthorne:
No E-mail
Message: Cypave came up at the Historical mtg. It is the name of the area around Space ex. Talk to Norb or Tom Quintana.
Name: John Baker ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Jul 31, 2013, 9:28 am - HHS Time
Class: 1962
City & State: Lomita

Message: Has anyone heard of Cypave? Can you tell us what you know?
Name: Helen Fee ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Jul 30, 2013, 10:18 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: Fee
Class: 1969
City & State: Pittsford, NY

Message: My memory of John Crotty, was many years through school and getting in trouble at church. I know that John had been ill for the past few years, my prayers and thoughts are with his family. God bless you John.
Name: Paul Wieber ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Jul 30, 2013, 7:37 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1969
City & State: Meadview, Az
No E-mail
Message: I just want to share a recollection of times spent with my friend John Crotty. We were at a talent nite back in the early 70's competing at Cal's Corral in Lawndale. I beat Jobn and everyone else competing by a technicality rather than talent. John told me he was going to sing a Hank Williams tune "I'm so lonesome I could cry" and he did....very well, in fact, so good I had to come up with something to outshine him. I sang "Kawliga" about an old wooden Indian with very strong drum beat When the song was over, with tambourines in hand, I looked at the drummer and let those suckers fly! He caught the dang thing on his stick, it rolled down his arm, before you knew it, I was getting a standing ovation! John came over to me and asked, what hat did you pull that out of, kissed me on the cheek and told me he loved me anyway. RIP my friend! Wayne is right, another heavenly voice in his choir!
Name: John Rout ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Jul 30, 2013, 7:12 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1963
City & State: Cerritos, CA

Message: Thank you all who sent birthday wishes today. It is heart warming to have such good friends in our lives. We both appreciate your thoughts and your friendship. Knowing you all is a blessing.
Name: Bob And Karen Fraser ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Jul 30, 2013, 12:58 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1960
City & State: Hawthorne,Ca
No E-mail
Message: We would like to wish dear friend , John Rout, a very happy birthday. We are so blessed to have you in our lives. Have a great day.
Happy Birthday John!
Name: Tom Shelley ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Jul 30, 2013, 8:10 am - HHS Time
Class: 1962
City & State: Beaumont, CA

Message: Hey, John Rout, good friend, great host and all around Bitchin' guy, have a great birthday today!
Name: John Baker ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Jul 30, 2013, 7:59 am - HHS Time
Class: 1962
City & State: Lomita

Message: A BIG Happy Birthday to my good friend, John Rout. Have a great day John.
Name: Armand Vaquer ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Jul 29, 2013, 6:35 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1972
City & State: Tarzana, Karloffornia
No E-mail
Message: I just learned of the passing of John Crotty. This is very sad to hear. We've exchanged a few emails over the years and he was a great guy to chat online with. Rest in peace, JC!
Name: John Pritchard ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Jul 29, 2013, 5:04 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1969
City & State: Clayton, CA

Message: I wish a fond farewell to classmate John Crotty, another survivor of Coach Sid Semon's no-rules version of rugby, "Semonball," in P.E. classes. He was always civil, and he actually remembered and acknowledged his comrades at reunion events. Happy Birthday to Lucille "Cookie" Ames... certainly the most attractive girl on 134th Street, back in the day....
Happy Birthday Lucille!
Name: Paul Crotty ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Jul 29, 2013, 4:54 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1970
City & State: Indian Wells, CA

Message: Hi, We have been reeiving many requests to know where our brother John's service will be. Here is what his daughters have sent out: The Celebration of John's Life on Thursday will have the honor guard, bugler, bag pipes and hopefully police chief Beck to deliver a eulogy, as per Dad's wishes for services. Dad was never formal and always used to quote "Party on Wayne! Party on Garth!" We would like to respect his wishes and celebrate the wonderful man we all loved so very much. We're asking everyone to wear green, to keep in lieu with the celebration. The Celebration is at the Elks Lodge in Redondo Beach (315 Espanade) on Thursday at 1pm. Food will be provided. If you have any photos of Dad, please email them to Amanda ( to contribute to a video she is creating. ~ Brandi Crotty
Name: Wayne Dickey ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Jul 29, 2013, 4:12 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1969
No E-mail
Message: Yesterday morning the class of 1969 and the whole Cougartown family lost a dear friend. "John Crotty". Some may say well who was this John Crotty. let me tell you a little bit about John. He was a man of integrity, wit and humor. A man who spent 30+ years on the LA police force, protecting it's people. That was not all John did. By being a jock in high school, he had a love for football, so when he heard about Dallas Cowboy tryouts in So. Ca. he went and made it to the last cut before the season 1975. What an accomplishment. John loved to sing and he had a beautiful voice. Another thing I remember about John was his memory. Ask him the name of the band on a song. He could tell you the people in the group and what year it was popular. He was never wrong. Like a walking dictionary on pop music. If he would have ever been on Jeopardy, he would have gone far. His love for crossword puzzles gave him an edge. Donna & I have had many fun times and memories that will never be forgotten. Yes he will be missed, but God has just recieved a great voice to sing in his choir.
Name: Tom Nadal ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Jul 29, 2013, 10:16 am - HHS Time
Class: 1977
City & State: The OC

Message: Congratulations to Paula Vidad '77 who last week won the 2013 Bowling Senior U.S. Womens Open title in Columbus with a 234. I think she is also the owner of a new bowling center in Barstow.
Thanks Tom and congratulations to Paula.