Name: Patricia Bagby ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Aug 22, 2014, 5:44 am - HHS Time
Maiden: Kavanaugh
Class: 1964
City & State: NY, NY

Message: Thanks, Mary Ann, but I won't be going to Vegas while out in CA. I prefer the roller coaster on Hawthorne Blvd. too. More my speed. My son is visiting here from Oregon and he and his kids went to Coney Island yesterday and rode the Cyclone. He recommended against it, not because it was scary, but because it is a real spine-breaker. I think my chiropractor would advise against that one. I hear the Matterhorn at Disneyland is really bouncy like that too. Never went on that--it always seemed to be closed for repairs when I was there.
Name: Gloria. Valencia ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Aug 22, 2014, 2:03 am - HHS Time
Maiden: Valencia
Class: 1976
No E-mail
Message: Hi John! See you Saturday! Sit with me at the non-1974 table! Xxxooo
Sorry Glo, I already have a date, Glenn Crist Can't wait to see you and all the rest of those crazy 74ers.
Name: Patty Saville ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Aug 21, 2014, 6:04 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: Valencia
Class: 1974
City & State: Laguna Beach, Ca

Message: Hi King John, First, thank you for helping put together our reunion - your advice, guidance and help in getting the word out and connecting us to your database have been priceless. We are so happy that you will be joining us on Saturday for the big 4-0. I am positive you will have a great time. Patty
Hi Patty, thank you for the invitation. See you and the rest of the 74 gang about 6pm.
Name: Mary Ann Martin ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Aug 21, 2014, 4:01 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: Walton
Class: 1961
City & State: Nashville

Message: My computer's been down for a month. Spent time today catching up on Feedback, got a year older recently, learned good news and sad news, too. Patricia, try the coaster at the Stratosphere in Vegas. Made me woozie looking at it from the street. I do remember my sister and me riding the one on Hawthorne Boulevard at Rockwell Kiddieland - those were good days, growing up in Hawthorne.
Happy Birthday Mary Ann and yes I loved the Octopus at Kiddieland, the Stratosphere coaster, not so much
Name: Alan Ibarra ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Aug 21, 2014, 12:42 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1973
City & State: Denver, CO

Message: Wow! Got home and there's a package at my door from Cougartown. Hmm..... I didn't order a t-shirt....wonder what it could be. Let me just op
Alan Nelson, I think we found the C4.
Name: Alan Nelson ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Aug 21, 2014, 11:55 am - HHS Time
Class: 1973
City & State: Parker, Az

Message: A uniformed agent of the Federal Government came to my door today to deliver a package. After a thorough inspection utilizing X-rays, drug and explosive sniffing dogs and a Geiger Counter, it was determined to be inert. Upon opening I discovered 2 Cougartown T-shirts carefully packaged and properly posted. Thanks John. They will be worn with pride!
Thanks Alan, you got lucky as there is one package filled with C4
Name: Karen Le Maistre ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Aug 20, 2014, 8:45 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: Masters
Class: 1972
City & State: Hollyglen,CA

Message: Here are a few reasons why you should attend the "Multi-Class" Drop- In (Presented by the Classes of '70, '71, '72 & '73) on Friday, September 26th at 6:00pm @ Tony's on Aviation (corner of 119th & Aviation):
1. Admission is FREE! Simply pay for your own food and drinks.
2. Dress is casual.
3. A great chance to catch up with old friends and make new ones.
4. ALL COUGARS are welcome! Go to Happenings|Class Reunions page for full details. If you have any questions please feel free to contact me at
Seems like a no-brainer Karen. Have a great time Cougs.
Name: Patricia Bagby ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Aug 20, 2014, 8:13 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: Kavanaugh
Class: 1964
City & State: NY, NY

Message: OMG. As some of you know, I was an extra in a movie that filmed last year. I had no idea if I would wind up on the cutting room floor or what, but I am actually in the movie in 2 different scenes, in close- ups. I went to a special preview but it will open in NY and LA on Friday. Don't blink or you will miss me. :) (The name of the film is Love is Strange, BTW. It won't be everyone's cup of tea, but the stars, John Lithgow and Alfred Molina, are truly amazing).
Congratulations Pat, looks like you've made it after all
Name: Janet Burkett ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Aug 20, 2014, 10:36 am - HHS Time
Maiden: Humphreys
Class: 1962
City & State: Ca
No E-mail
Message: Happy Birthday Bob Gross....old neighbor, old friend, old classmate! Jerry, hope you have a wonderful one too!
Hey Bob, didn't see your name there. Happy Birthday Buddy!!
Name: Susan Adams ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Aug 20, 2014, 12:15 am - HHS Time
Maiden: nelson
Class: 1969
City & State: Anderson,Calif.

Message: Happy Birthday, Jerry Miles-Thank you for all your great videos, and all you do for us here on CT...Have a wonderful day!!
Happy Birthday Jer' ! !
Name: Sherry Wingo ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Aug 19, 2014, 11:16 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: Peppers
Class: 1964
City & State: Haw. Ca.

Message: Happy Birthday Greg. Still have fond memories of our class of '64' at '64'. Have a great day.
Name: Leo Ainsworth ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Aug 19, 2014, 4:46 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1964
City & State: Saint Helena, Calif

Message: Happy Birthday to 1964's Greg Bowman. He is just barely older than Chuck Wigley!
Happy Birthday Greg
Name: Levi Brett ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Aug 18, 2014, 9:26 am - HHS Time
Class: 1992
City & State: lewiston

Message: This is a response to Sams Place. After my grandmother died my grandfather didn't have the heart to keep Sams open. My grandmother was amazing tho when I went to Hawthorne Intermediate, the restaurant was just across the street and me and my friends would sneak out and eat there for lunch growing up, eating the burgers every day you don't realize the impact my family had on the community well thank you all for remembering
I loved that place. Best burgers around and Sam really kept the staff on their toes. Thanks Levi
Name: Cindy Wernicke ~~~~~~~~~~ Sun-Aug 17, 2014, 12:03 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: Maxson
Class: 1963
City & State: Stagecoach, NV
No E-mail
Message: Hey John, Just checking to see if you got the pictures I mailed to your Lomita P.O. Box.
Yes I did Cindy, thank you. Looks like a bunch of kids that would have graduated in the late 70s early 80s. Not many of them check in on the Feedback page.
Name: Susan King ~~~~~~~~~~ Sat-Aug 16, 2014, 7:06 am - HHS Time
Maiden: Bierman
Class: 1974
City & State: Thousand Oaks, CA

Message: One week to go for the Class of 1974's 40th Reunion! Hard to believe that 40 years have gone by. So many of our classmates are turning out for the event and we're putting the finishing touches on the party. If you haven't done it yet, CONTACT PATTY VALENCIA SAVILLE to make arrangements. Monday the final count goes in and there's no tickets available at the door. Don't miss it - these chances don't come along every day! You can contact Patty or any reunion committee member for details - go to the Reunions page on this site under the "Happenings" tab and you'll find our announcement with instructions and details. Thanks John for all you do to get us together and keep us together. We'll see YOU at the reunion!
Yes you will Sue. See you Saturday night.
Name: Ernie Nixon ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Aug 15, 2014, 6:24 am - HHS Time
Class: 1963
City & State: Atlantic Beach, Fl.

Message: Caught the Beach Boys on Fox and Friends this morning. Hawthorne got a nice mention.
Name: Jimmie Dally ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Aug 14, 2014, 5:18 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1963
City & State: Carson

Message: Yesterday, August 13th I had the privilege of 'touring' the HHS campus with three other graduates and led for a short time by Principal Newell who took the time on a busy 'sign-up' day to open doors and show us the new buildings being prepared for next weeks starting of the school year once again. After the nice tour, we split up as the ladies were going to leave but, I stayed to look at a few more places, buildings and such. I met one of the coaches (Hughes) when near the gym and he mentioned a Home Game coming up on September 5th at 7 p.m. He said they need all the support they can get and he would like ALL of the graduates to come on down and support this first game with Lynwood as the visiting team. It'll be on HALCAP Field starting at 7 pm. Easy to access since the R/R Crossing path is now 30' wide!
Sounds like a plan Jim, thanks for the heads up.
Name: Carol Binder ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Aug 14, 2014, 12:57 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: Heddaeus
Class: 1963
City & State: Highland, CA

Message: Did not graduate from HHS as we moved from the area and I finished at another school but do check in now and then to revisit mostly through the pictures of old hangouts and areas that are such a part of forming my life. Like most in my age group I am a grandmother and great grandmother--the rewards of going through being a parent. Have learned of the passing of people who were important to my early years--Phyllis Adams and her sister Diana were a blow to hear about. Phyllis was a neighbor and the daughter of a widowed mother-dad was a test pilot who died in the service--and her mother supported them as an RN in a time when that was an unusual circumstance. I was very touched by the tribute payed to the talented Phyllis and remember very well the pink chiffon evening gown she designed with the balloon skirt over satin roses she had made her self with the satin underdress which was way ahead of its time. She also created the room she wanted for a bedroom out of a shoe box and I remember the beautifully drawn horses rampant above the head of the bed in a gorgeous mural also much ahead of her time and age. Thanks for maintaining this site
Hi Carol and thank you for your story. Please feel free to chime in here anytime.
Name: David Barboza ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Aug 12, 2014, 6:40 am - HHS Time
Class: 1974
City & State: Long Beach, Ca.

Message: A very Happy Birthday to Sally Upegui Nardo. Have a truly beautiful day.
Happy Birthday Sally
Name: Patricia Bagby ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Aug 11, 2014, 1:05 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: Kavanaugh
Class: 1964
City & State: NY, NY

Message: I looked up the song. It appears that the Wall of Death is similar, but instead of people riding it around, they use motorcycles or cars. That is even crazier than what I did. So, did you decide? Are you coming to the 50th? You're retired, right? Join the fun.
Name: George Dickey ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Aug 11, 2014, 1:22 am - HHS Time
Class: 1964
City & State: Austin, Texas

Message: Hey disco Pat, I believe Richard Thompson has a great song about one of the rides you refer to: "The Wall of Death." Yep, I loved funky old Pacific Ocean Park. Check out the song: very upbeat.
Name: David Barboza ~~~~~~~~~~ Sat-Aug 9, 2014, 10:39 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Long Beach, Ca.

Message: Hey Clark you might wanna check that big advertisement in the top of the Feedback page that says "CRUISE NIGHT!"
Yet another way to Cruise Night, Thanks David.
Name: Chris Prewitt ~~~~~~~~~~ Sat-Aug 9, 2014, 10:30 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1967
City & State: Fullerton, CA

Message: For Clark Millman's information on July 30th I received an email subject = Cougartown Happenings: Cruise Night 31 will be Saturday September 20th at 5pm - Fosters in Hawthorne (120th and the Bl.). Bring your vintage cars, family, and friends. It's just a fun night reminiscing about the good old days. Come on down, I'm sure you'll see someone you know. There was a lot of other very useful information about T-Shirts, reunions, Picnic and more. It was a very good read.
Thank you Chris, and Clark, now you know.
Name: Betty Rodriguez ~~~~~~~~~~ Sat-Aug 9, 2014, 8:50 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: Kean
Class: 1969
City & State: Kingman, AZ

Message: Pacific Ocean Park - very fond memories from this park. I split a pair of white shorts on that ride where the floor dropped down. Just tied my hooded sweater around my waist and went on with the fun! Favorite ride - the Banana Boat Ride - learned how to 'make out' on that one!!
I forget where I learned that thing.
Name: Clark Millman ~~~~~~~~~~ Sat-Aug 9, 2014, 8:23 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1976
City & State: Manhattan Beach, CA

Message: Kahuna Johnny B.: Where is the next Cruise Night date? I don't see it on the events calendar! I need some lead time to bring some folks who have never attended. Thanks
UNbelieveable....anyone want to tell Clark where the date is? Clark, please let me know if you want the Ctown Tshirt. I have been emailing you and no answer. If not, please tell me and if so, order it and please get me a check. People want their Tshirts by reunion time.
Name: Christine Chaney ~~~~~~~~~~ Sat-Aug 9, 2014, 2:32 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: Parks
Class: 1968
City & State: Salem, OR

Message: Have been looking all over this site for any info about what became of Mr. Fergunson, my 9th grade English teacher. Anybody know anything?
Name: Glenn Crist ~~~~~~~~~~ Sat-Aug 9, 2014, 2:07 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1964
City & State: Sonoma, CA

Message: Recently added to the list of attendees to the Class of 1964 50 year reunion are Greg Bowman, Leopoldo X. Valencia (V2), Bobbi Battle Kennedy, and Joan Kestenbaum Treadway. I was confused about the CT T-shirt thingy. I e-mailed John and let him know that I wanted shirts and sent off a check for them. I didn't realize that I had to order them from the C-Town Store > Cougartown Tshirts on the menu bar. John has since placed a link at the top of the Feedback Page to help you go directly there. Thank you John. It's also a great time to pay CT Dues if you are so inclined. Order those shirts (and with apologies to Clark) and we can all become 'stalkers.'
Thanks Glenn, and Clark, stop stalking and order and pay for your Tshirt. It is getting REAL late.