Name: Clark Millman ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Jul 29, 2014, 1:53 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Manhattan Beach, CA
Message: Kahuna John: I have none of the HHS trophies that used to be displayed in Nyman Hall. The glass cases were smashed and maintenance put them all in the attic of the maintenance shed. I found them there in 2005 in poor condition and removed them all and with alumni help we cleaned and polished them all and they were returned to Principal Newall. He has all of them. Take it up with him. I do have the track record board and am having it rekeyed and correcting a few dates and it will be displayed in the cafeteria this fall.
Name: Clark Millman ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Jul 29, 2014, 12:09 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Manhattan Beach, CA
Message: With all the chatter about coach Semon I've had HHS on my my mind, so ten days ago I stopped in at HHS to say hi to principal Mark Newall and see what was new. Mark had wisely snuck out of town for a three day break before the big push for the fall. Vice principal Jill Waggoner and administrator Blaine Watson gladly did a sit down with me to update me. The buildings on the east side of campus bordering Inglewood Ave. are complete and ready for occupancy the first week of August and include the new science building and the engineering lab. Gangs are fast becoming only a memory on the HHS campus thanks to administrative efforts. The new mindset program at HHS is called LEAP. There are posters everywhere that say all HHS students should display (L) Leadership, (E) empathy, (A) Achievement), (P) Participation, and(S) Safety. There is very little of the old campus left but I got the warm fuzzies seeing Nyman Hall intact and the boys gym and girls gyms. Finally, when you enter the administration building, the first thing you hit are built in trophy cases. They are filling up quickly with the band earning a majority of the awards, No trophies pre-2000. I guess it make sense for the kids to take pride in current achievements. The campus does look good and very modern. Now if the athletic programs can become competitive again everything will be going in the right direction.
Name: Russ Jacobsen ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Jul 29, 2014, 10:28 am - HHS Time
City & State: Kuna ID
Message: Jim West was a very close buddy of mine through our high school years and a hell of a football player. As Sue said R.I.P. Jim. I'll always remember you. Jake. MAY THE COUGAR BE WITH YOU.
Name: Sue Walsh ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Jul 29, 2014, 7:46 am - HHS Time
City & State: Hesperia Ca
Message: R.I.P. Big Jim, you were one in a million, and I will always love you.
Name: Glenn Crist ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Jul 29, 2014, 7:17 am - HHS Time
City & State: Sonoma, CA
Message: A HUGE thank you to Jeff Aadnesen for providing the name tags for the HHS c/o '64 50 year reunion. They are big enough for us to read them without glasses. And JB, just two more t-shirts; who will put us over the top?
Name: John Baker ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Jul 28, 2014, 10:23 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Lomita
Message: Just talked to Royal Lord tonight. He said Jim West HHS61 passed away today from a heart attack. No other details right now but will post Jim's services when I receive them. Jim was one of the real good guys spending his early years as a Highway Patrolman then worked for Raytheon. Our sincere condolences to Jim's family and friends.
Name: Kevin Young ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Jul 28, 2014, 9:09 am - HHS Time
City & State: Newbury Park, CA
Message: The Beach Boys (Mike Love version) will be at the Ventura County fair this Thursday at 7:30pm. Concert is free with admission to the fair. The venue will be packed with 12K or so enjoying the concert. Dress warm as it get very cold down by the beach at night.
Name: Tom Nadal ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Jul 28, 2014, 12:23 am - HHS Time
City & State: The OC
Message: For everyone that wants to see the Chris Montez concert at Good Neighbor Day, I found this on YouTube.
Whoever recorded this, pans the crowd a few times so you might see some familiar faces. It was a really good show. John, make sure he plays again next year.
Name: Jim Schroeder ~~~~~~~~~~ Sun-Jul 27, 2014, 6:25 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Oregon
Message: John -- looking for a extra large petite Cougartown Tee with a Nehru collar? Times are tough here in Oregon -- will you barter? I still have a book of ride tickets from Disneyland that I didn't use on Grad-Nite as I was otherwise occupied (nudge nudge wink wink). I did use the Mad Hatter's Tea Cup ride ticket, but the "E" ride tickets are still intact and hopefully valid.
Name: Donald L Burns ~~~~~~~~~~ Sun-Jul 27, 2014, 4:10 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Downey
Message: Hey Big John, add 2 xxl T Shirts for me and will hope to pick them up on the 2nd Sat in August @ Der Vienerschnitzel on PCH west of Crenshaw in Torrance, hope to see a lot of Cougs for the Crusin 50s car show 2 to 5 PM. Or maybe pick them up at the Cougartown Cruise @ Fosters, sometime in August. Later Don
Name: Glenn Crist ~~~~~~~~~~ Sun-Jul 27, 2014, 8:57 am - HHS Time
City & State: Sonoma, CA
Message: Patty It's a small world. I grew up down the street from Ron, Pam and Ricky Bailey. They are listed at 5303 W. 124th St. in Sector 2 of Where We Lived Map. I've communicated with Pamela in the past, thanks to Cougartown. Perhaps one or all will show up for the Class of '64 50 year reunion. And JB only seven shirts to go.
Name: Pat Bagby ~~~~~~~~~~ Sat-Jul 26, 2014, 5:31 pm - HHS Time
City & State: NY, NY
Message: Weird Cougar internet sighting! So I went into a random chatroom a couple of nights ago, and this guy starts mentioning that he lives in Riverside. So, though I am in NY now, I mentioned that I grew up in S. Cal. and was even coming to a reunion in September. So he says "where?" So I say, you've probably never heard of it---Hawthorne. And he says, you're kidding. My wife and her 2 brothers went there! We had a good time chatting about what to wear to a reunion in CA---he was a very funny guy. I don't remember his name, but he did say one of his brother-in-laws was Ron Bailey. I told him that they all should show up at the class of 64 reunion and we could all pretend like we knew each other. Small world, huh?
Name: Wayne Dickey ~~~~~~~~~~ Sat-Jul 26, 2014, 10:11 am - HHS Time
City & State: La Palma, ca.
Message: OK! I'm a little late posting about the great time I had last Saturday, the car show was great, but the live concert by Hawthornes own Chris Montez was even better. I lived across the street from (Zeke) Chris. I was 10 when he first hit the pop scene. What a great ambassador to the pop music world. He talked to, shook hands with, took pictures & signed anything for every fan that wanted it. His time was theirs. OK Cougartown people! Now we need to shake our memories and start sending in our dues to keep this website active. John Baker has worked hard and will continue his efforts. Please make your $10.00 a year dues current. Also class of 69, don't forget. October 11 at Toni's pizza REUNION. Tell all class members to be there. Thanks to everyone
Name: Judy Blomsterberg ~~~~~~~~~~ Sat-Jul 26, 2014, 8:24 am - HHS Time
Message: Forgot to mention that if you watch The Goldbergs, Soupy Sales is the next program after that. Then later is Dinah Shore, Jack Benny and some other goodies. It's a treasure chest full of great TV legends. All the other Jewish programs in between will help you make a good and prosperous bar mitzvah. You won't be sorry you found the station. There something for everyone.
Name: Judy Blomsterberg ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Jul 25, 2014, 2:11 pm - HHS Time
Message: For Mother Baker... I just have to mention that THE GOLDBERGS is a new program these days, but if you tune into Jewish TV on channel 366 on Direct TV at 10:00 am and you can check out the former and original GOLDBERGS, starring Gertrude Berg. It's from the mid 50's and just a riot to watch and a real trip down memory lane. Sponsors are Gerital and Juvital, (one for the old and one for the young), Ship and Shore and a few others that will fire up your brain cells... and she talks about the whole thing from her living room window in NY. And Sid, if it gets much hotter, I'll call you over for dinner as Jan won't let me turn on the A/C for just 2 people.. 3 or more is OK. Makes perfect sense to me.
Name: Glenn Crist ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Jul 25, 2014, 1:36 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Sonoma, CA
Message: If anyone has contact information for Jim Ward (HHS c/o '64), would you please e-mail me or send it to me at the address and phone number listed on the Happenings > Class Reunions link on CT. My last known contact information for him were his sisters, Carol and Joann, living in Utah. Thank you.
Name: Ella Baker ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Jul 25, 2014, 10:53 am - HHS Time
City & State: Seal Beach
Message: It's pretty obvious you all are aging. Now Cougartown is becoming the old codgers reminiscing site. Hello
Name: Ernie Nixon ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Jul 25, 2014, 2:41 am - HHS Time
City & State: Atlantic Beach, Fl.
Message: Thanks, Alan. I thought it might be 120th, but was't sure.
Name: Alan Nelson ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Jul 24, 2014, 7:35 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Parker, Az
Message: Ernie, I used Google Earth and my powers of deduction and identified that house as 5310 W. 120th St. A few houses down from Anza School. (120th and Hindry). Maybe it was once home to one of our Cougartown folks?
Name: Ernie Nixon ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Jul 24, 2014, 2:58 am - HHS Time
City & State: Atlantic Beach, Fl.
Message: Was watching HGTV the other day and they flipped a house in Hawthorne. They got 643,000 dollars for it. Wow! My grandparents built their house in Hawthorne, on Ramona, for 5,000. That was in 1924. At least I got to see the water tower on TV.
Name: Linda Huthmaker ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Jul 23, 2014, 6:58 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Torrance, California
Message: Had such a nice afternoon with fellow classmates (1963) Janice Dorn, and Patty Okuda Watanabe, at SoupPlantation, today. So great to reminisce and be with great friends. Wonderful that this type of thing can happen-especially after celebrating our "50th", last October. Was good to read about the bittersweet "sendoff" for our Coach Sid Semon. We will truly miss him! Linda Huthmaker
Name: Chris Prewitt ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Jul 23, 2014, 3:53 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Fullerton, CA
Message: John, I need to get (2)XXL T-shirts so when Bob Deuell sees me at Disneyland, he will walk up to me, give me a fist bump and say "Be true to your school". Unlike what he says to Clark, "Go Cougar, I mean go Cougar stop stalking me!"
Name: Richard Sloan ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Jul 23, 2014, 2:40 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Laguna Hills, Ca
Message: Not much that can be added that hasn't already been said about Coach Semon's Celebration of Life. A special tribute to a very special husband/father/coach/friend. The Semons set examples that we can all learn from. Kudos to Jim Sloey for his comments about Coach Semon. He was one of the great HHS coaches.
Name: Dennis Kilroy ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Jul 23, 2014, 7:55 am - HHS Time
City & State: OC CA
Message: Coach Semon's send off was really well attended. He was respected far and wide. We were so lucky to go school where we did and to have men like this mold us into the successful people we all became. It was great to see all the HHS Alumni and Teachers and Coaches. Clark named them all. And then on the way out I saw two of my favorites Coach T and Science Teacher John Andrade. It was great to see Coach T in 4 years of Playing Tennis with Him I never beat him!
Name: Jim Frederick ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Jul 23, 2014, 7:17 am - HHS Time
City & State: Santa Fe Ranch Az,
Message: Wishing Gary Catalo a happy birthday today! From sunday school to high school we had some good memories that can't be beat! Especially in that green SS Chevy you drove! Have a great day!
Name: Ricki Farrell ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Jul 22, 2014, 8:48 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Oro Valley, AZ
Message: Please put me on the pre-order XL. I keep missing deadlines. So sad about Coach S.