Name: Bob And Karen Fraser ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Sep 13, 2016, 12:48 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1960
City & State: Hawthorne
Message: Happy Birthday, Bill Shultz! Also, to Clark, JB is correct. There will be hotels there but the land parcel does not include the library or fire department. The mall has a plan that has been proposed but that is as far as it has gotten. The mall property owner seems to always push back on what he wants there which includes a lot of housing that the public does not want so as always, stay tuned, or better yet, check out a city council meeting. They meet the second and fourth Tuesday of every month and are archived on line for your viewing pleasure.
Name: Jim Sloey ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Sep 13, 2016, 10:49 am - HHS Time
Class: 1966
City & State: Santa Maria CA
Message: Happy birthday Bill Shultz may God bless you with many more
Happy Birthday Bill.
Name: Lee Leonard ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Sep 13, 2016, 8:04 am - HHS Time
Class: 1966
City & State: Hawthorne
Message: Bill Happy Birthday Have A Great One
Happy Birthday Billy Boy!!
Name: Clark Millman ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Sep 12, 2016, 4:25 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1976
City & State: Manhattan Beach, CA
Message: Hey big John; Sounds like the area the city sold includes the library! What are the plans for the area, maybe a second Hawthorne mall?!!
Think it's going to be a hotel, Clark.
Name: Janet Burkett ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Sep 12, 2016, 8:19 am - HHS Time
Maiden: Humphreys
Class: 1962
City & State: Ahwahnee, Ca
Message: Happy Birthday to Carol Wickwire, HHS 62. One amazing woman with a fascinating life during, and since, HHS. It was so nice to get to spend some time with you and talking to you at our last reunion. Hope to see you at our next. Janet
Happy Birthday Carol. We'll see you at our 55th in Temecula, next year.
Name: Carl Rilling ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Sep 12, 2016, 7:52 am - HHS Time
Class: 1959
City & State: oregon city, oregon
Message: Happy Birthday to the real Kay Hoffman, class of 59' where ever you may be, neighbor and friend. Great memories of your Grandma and Grandpa and Mom and Dad, Kathy and of course Karen "Sue".
Happy Birthday Kay!!
Name: John Pritchard ~~~~~~~~~~ Sun-Sep 11, 2016, 5:47 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1969
City & State: Clayton, CA
Message: I knew the late Debbie Henry as a fellow swimmer in the HASC program with Gil Layral as coach. That Highway 178 along the Kern River is treacherous. While searching for her senior picture in the '71 El Molino on, I noticed that all 36 yearbooks for the 1953- 88 period are now present on that website. The tv-oriented '58 book, in "glorious black and white" as it says itself, is now there, the last to be added.
Name: Myrna Wood ~~~~~~~~~~ Sun-Sep 11, 2016, 10:49 am - HHS Time
Maiden: Bell
Class: 1966
City & State: Atascadero, CA
Message: I read in this morning's paper (San Luis Obispo Tribune) that Debbie (Henry) Doubledee (Class of 1971) and her parents Alan and Bettie Henry were all killed in a tragic car accident on Monday, August 15, 2016 on Highway 178 in Lake Isabella. I did not know Debbie but according to her obituary she was active in the Hawthorne YMCA programs and the Hawthorne Swim Club. She went on to receive her nursing degree and received Nurse of the Year for 2012 at Sierra Vista Hospital in San Luis Obispo.
Sad news, Myrna, for the class of 71, I'm sure. Our sincerest condolences to all of Debbie's friends
Name: Leo Ainsworth ~~~~~~~~~~ Sat-Sep 10, 2016, 11:45 am - HHS Time
Class: 1964
City & State: Saint Helena
Message: Bad Football News from the Daily Breeze: On a night where points were hard to come by...
Name: Clark Millman ~~~~~~~~~~ Sat-Sep 10, 2016, 11:15 am - HHS Time
Class: 1976
City & State: Manhattan Beach, CA
Message: Varsity football lost to South high last night 14-7.If the team puts up a good fight and loses so be it. I think we all just want to see Hawthorne be competitive with any South Bay school.
Name: Thomas Leeman ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Sep 9, 2016, 11:58 am - HHS Time
Class: 1973
City & State: La Jolla
Message: SK, That's funny that in all the years that I've known John he never mentioned he was on Family Feud once upon a time. Based on the date we had just graduated from SDSU, although we were not roommates that semester.
Small world Thomas, thanks.
Name: John Baker ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Sep 9, 2016, 9:39 am - HHS Time
Class: 1962
City & State: Lomita, CA
Message: A note about the Hawthorne Historical Society: Pretty much the whole city block from Hawthorne Bl to Grevillea and El Segundo Bl to 126th St has been sold by the city of Hawthorne. Hawthorne Historical has to move by the end of the month. We are presently looking for a permanent residence but in the meantime our artifacts will go into storage. This means that all activities will be put on hold. Right now we are looking at next Spring for the Hall of Fame dinner. Hopefully our "no site" problem will be solved quickly and we can move on, but for now we are in limbo.
Name: Janet Burkett ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Sep 8, 2016, 10:21 am - HHS Time
Maiden: Humphreys
Class: 1962
City & State: Ahwahnee, Ca
Message: Happy Birthday John Mitchell, HHS 62. One of the really special guys from our class. Have a great day John. Janet
Happy Birthday John.
Name: Mary Ann Walton-martin ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Sep 8, 2016, 10:17 am - HHS Time
Maiden: Walton
Class: 1961
City & State: Nashville AR
Message: I'd heard the title of Love's book was supposed to be The Angry Beach Boy.
Name: Mary Ann Walton-martin ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Sep 8, 2016, 10:15 am - HHS Time
Maiden: Walton
Class: 1961
City & State: Nashville AR
Message: So sorry to hear of Don's passing, a wonderful man. Had a chance to visit with him at the Hall of Fame dinner and museum in July, 2015. Go way back with his family and really got to know him in Jr. All American Football and working at city hall. Prayers to his loved ones.
Name: Ernie Nixon ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Sep 8, 2016, 2:23 am - HHS Time
Class: 1963
City & State: Atlantic Beach, Fl.
Message: Bill Jensen, Happy Birthday. We haven't heard from you lately.
Hi Bill, Happy Birthday Man!!
Name: Tom Nadal ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Sep 7, 2016, 9:36 am - HHS Time
Class: 1977
City & State: The OC
Message: Hello Cougars. I haven't been on for a long time and need to catch up. I have two questions. 1) When is the annual Hawthorne Hall of Fame Dinner? 2) Does anyone have an extra ticket for the ELO concert at the Hollywood Bowl this Friday? If so, please email me. Also, I noticed the Business Costco by Memorial Park has the cheapest gas around, $2.29, and no lines. I was the only car there last Saturday afternoon.
Hi Tom and welcome back. For the Hall of Fame Dinner, email Norb Huber at He will have an answer to that question.
Name: Janet Ruegger ~~~~~~~~~~ Sun-Sep 4, 2016, 7:14 am - HHS Time
Maiden: Ruegger
Class: 1967
City & State: Long Beach
Message: Hi everyone.
Hi Janet
Name: Susan King ~~~~~~~~~~ Sat-Sep 3, 2016, 2:04 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: Bierman
Class: 1974
City & State: Thousand Oaks, CA
Message: Cougar "throwback" sighting? Clicking through channels this afternoon and ran across an old Family Feud episode - airdate 6/30/77. It grabbed me because the head of the family looked so familiar. Then I saw the young lady at the end of their podium - she too looked like someone I knew. Yup, I was right. John Bryan (1973) and sister Sarah Bryan (1975?). At the end of the show their whole family ended up on stage - two cute little twin boys as well who grew up to play professional tennis! Made me smile big - they won the game but not the big money, but they looked like they had fun. Sister Sharon Branigan and I auditioned for the show way back around that time too - we were claiming the three Effler boys (Skip, Mike and Geno) as cousins. We made the cut but couldn't work out a date when we could all show up to tape. Ahhh memories.
Thanks Sue, great story.
Name: Leo Ainsworth ~~~~~~~~~~ Sat-Sep 3, 2016, 11:07 am - HHS Time
Class: 1964
City & State: Saint Helena
Message: Hawthorne High Football scores a shutout this week! Hawthorne 42, Rivera 0
Name: Billie J. Johnson ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Sep 2, 2016, 10:25 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: Hanson
Class: 1962
City & State: Kent WA
Message: The city of Hawthorne was founded in 1905 as the "Hawthorne Improvement Company" by B.L. Harding and H.D. Lombard. Harding's daughter shared her birthday (July 4th, American Independence Day) with New England author Nathaniel Hawthorne, and a decision was made to name the city after him. I don't know how the streets of Hawthorne got named? Still trying to figure out why various countries change their names over hundreds of years? So sorry to throw this one out there for you light sleepers!
Thanks Billie, The Hawthorne Improvement Company was the company that added the Broadway Circle and Plaza Square to Hawthorne. Lots of good reading on Hawthorne's History by clicking on History|Hawthorne History on the navigation bar, above. Also, THANK YOU VERY MUCH for the items you sent me. I do have other things from different classes along this line so will have to find a place for these "class specific" articles.
Name: Jerry Miles ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Sep 2, 2016, 12:31 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1966
City & State: Fair Oaks, CA
Message: I can't help with the "why" of most of street name changes in Hawthorne except going to the numbered street to comply with county guidelines. But I have dozens of old maps that agree that Hawthorne streets have changed names several times over the years. I do believe the "tree" streets were borrowed from Inglewood. We even had a Lennox Avenue once. On the other subject, the Hawthorne Effect, as the experiment was conducted by the phone company (Western Electric in at the Hawthorne Works, Illinois) and I spent most of my working life with Pacific Bell, I am very familiar with the theory. In fact, we used to joke with our boss that if he inspected our work it would change our output and possibly not for the better. He never went for that though. :)
Thanks man.
Name: Jim Schroeder ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Sep 2, 2016, 11:13 am - HHS Time
Class: 1966
City & State: Oregon
Message: John (Jacobjingleheimersmith) and all the ships at sea. Question: does anyone have a clue why the streets are named in Hawthorne -- the way they are? Some communities have a theme or focus for the names of streets. Like Presidents or States or types of trees. Hawthorne -- the city -- seems rather random? Some trees, like Birch, Cedar, Eucalyptus, but then there is Oxford, Ramona and Freeman. Does anybody have a clue to help me understand this perplexing dilemma -- I'm losing sleep. On a somewhat related topic, I was reading (a real book, not a comic book or Mad magazine) and the word(s) Hawthorne effect was mentioned. Curious, I looked it up: it is a type of reactivity in which individuals modify or improve an aspect of their behavior in response to their awareness of being observed. Interesting, yes, but not vital to continuing with life as we know it. I just love to share.
Good question and not sure Jim, but Jerry Miles and I have thought about that very same thing. The first 3 streets east of the Boulevard are trees and I think the next 4 are college names? (Freeman, Menlo, Oxford and York). Ramona Av was Fifth St before 1940 and thinking Ramona School, at one time, was called Fifth St School. Many other street names in Hawthorne were changed to east/west numbered streets in the late 30s. Some of the old names were Raymond (120th St), Wallace (118th St), Euclid (122nd St), Kenwood (119th St). El Segundo Bl was Ballona Av and streets south of El Segundo were mainly State names (Maine, New York, New Hampshire, Creston, Carolina, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Massachusetts and others). Hawthorne, at one time, had 2 Freemans, one on the east side and one on the west. Hawthorne had a Buckeye and Hawkeye St and also had a Wilbur and a Shirley St. Shoup was Shoup but Ocean Gate was Mullholland. They seem to have evolved from one era to the next, but have really only gone through one or two changes since incorporation.
If anyone has something to add on how Hawthorne streets got their names, please let us know.
Name: John Pritchard ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Aug 31, 2016, 9:00 am - HHS Time
Class: 1969
City & State: Clayton CA
Message: Mike Love just published "Good Vibrations, My Life as a Beach Boy." Brian Wilson's version of his own past will appear in October. The NYT review yesterday seems to suggest that Love suffers from what is known jocularly as the Irish Alzheimer's: you forget everything but the grudges.
Name: Steve Bunch ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Aug 30, 2016, 7:12 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1971
City & State: Alta Loma, Ca
Message: I had a semi-official Cougar sighting last week. We went on a weeklong cruise to Alaska and one of the guest chefs for a cooking class was Carnie Wilson. I later saw her in the casino I ran into her later and asked if she had been in Hawthorne recently, that caught her by surprise. I told her I was a Cougar. She asked if I had gone to school with her dad, I said no but my sister had graduated with Carl. She said she would like to talk but she was late for her cooking class. Pretty cool.
Great story Steve, thanks man.
Name: Gary Bickers ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Aug 30, 2016, 4:27 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1963
City & State: pve cal
Message: God it dawned on me coach Sid now has Mykkanen catching, Goodman starting and when he goes nuts there's now Butch Morris. As his team mates will tell you great arm and short memory; perfect reliever.
Name: Linda Huthmaker ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Aug 30, 2016, 1:51 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: Huthmaker
Class: 1963
City & State: Torrance, California
Message: Dear Cougar Friends and Colleagues, I just heard, today, of Bill 'Butch" Morris passing away, on August 17. And I am reading about Don McIntyre also passing, lately. I am so sorry to hear of these dear people leaving us. Bill was in my Class, and I knew Don through the Historical Society, in Hawthorne. My sincere condolences to both families. Rest in peace, my friends. Kindest Regards, Linda Huthmaker/1963
Hi Linda, I heard today that Don's funeral will be at his church on 147th St between Hawthorne and Prairie on Saturday. I have not heard anything about Butch's funeral. Sorry that is all I know.
Name: Helen Sciurba ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Aug 29, 2016, 10:11 am - HHS Time
Maiden: Teague
Class: 1961
City & State: Green Valley, AZ
Message: Belated birthday wishes to you dear John. Hope you had a special day and wishing you many, many more! Love ya...big hug!! (Sure miss cruise nights)
Thanks Helen and we sure do miss you at Cruise Nights too. Get over here and surprise us.
Name: Janet Burkett ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Aug 29, 2016, 9:22 am - HHS Time
Maiden: Humphreys
Class: 1962
City & State: Ahwahnee, Ca
Message: Ha! You finally caught up to me John! Not near a computer yesterday, so I'm a day late, but hope you had a great birthday. Judy, you're right...nothing to talk about here (ha). I had to hide my Howdy Doody Marionette in the garage cause it scared my grandson to death! He still claims I had "weird" dolls, all those painted faces and stuff. At least I didn't bury it Bob! Such a sweet, quiet man until he starts tasting the grape juice, then, boy the stories do come out! Still laughing.
Thanks Janet, and yes, we now call Bob "Shecky Fraser".
Name: Jim Schroeder ~~~~~~~~~~ Sun-Aug 28, 2016, 9:50 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1966
City & State: Oregon
Message: Hope you had a clown come over and do a few magic tricks. Nothing like another birthday,,,,,,,,,,,, unless it's getting a paper cut on your upper lip and you're supposed to audition with your trumpet for the freshly vacated 3rd chair in the brass section for the Lawrence Welk Orchestra as Rocky Rockwell was booted from the band for playing hide the tuba with the lovely Champagne Lady Alice Lawn. Hope you had a Super Birthday John,,,,,,,,,,,and many more to ya.
Hi Jim, thanks man and I'll keep the "another birthday" thingy
Name: Jerry Rigney ~~~~~~~~~~ Sun-Aug 28, 2016, 8:33 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1959
City & State: Palmdale, CA
Message: Hey J B, the titles fit, wear them with pride. Sorry for the misspelling of "Imperator".
I think that's someone who operates Imps, Jerry.
Name: Larry Drager ~~~~~~~~~~ Sun-Aug 28, 2016, 8:10 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1957
City & State: Davis, CA
Message: Does anyone have any information on the following HHS alumni: Class of 55 Jean Davis; class of 56 Bill Bender; class of 57 Andrew McGuckie; class of 57 Wayne (Buddy) Davis; and Leuzinger grad, Darlene Davis. Thanks, Larry
Someone should know, Larry. Good Luck
Name: Cheryl Nicocia ~~~~~~~~~~ Sun-Aug 28, 2016, 7:06 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: Christensen
Class: 1962
City & State: Co Springs
Message: Happy Birthday my friend .... miss seeing you .... Love you
Hi Cheryl, Thanks for remembering me and love you too.
Name: Leo Ainsworth ~~~~~~~~~~ Sun-Aug 28, 2016, 5:47 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1964
City & State: Saint Helena
Message: Well in Football, Hawthorne High got beat 34-21 :(
They will get better, I'm sure.
Name: Leo Ainsworth ~~~~~~~~~~ Sun-Aug 28, 2016, 5:45 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1964
City & State: Saint Helena
Message: Happy Birthday John! Hope you had a great dinner and a nice bottle of wine to celebrate! And thanks for adding Jenna's new profile picture of me.
You are welcome Leo and thanks for the BD wishes.
Name: Eugene Obillo ~~~~~~~~~~ Sun-Aug 28, 2016, 2:43 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1962
City & State: Harbor City, Ca.
Message: At our age it's hard to remember being young but guess we were, HAPPY BIRTHDAY!! Sure miss our reunion meetings, Ely says they are just to get together. Can you still blow out all of your candles without passing out?
Hi Eugene, I use a wind machine now. Thanks man.
Name: Esther Ostermann ~~~~~~~~~~ Sun-Aug 28, 2016, 2:25 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: Quintanilla
Class: 1970
City & State: esc. ca.
Message: Happy Birthday John Baker and many more....
Thank you Esther
Name: Jerry Rigney ~~~~~~~~~~ Sun-Aug 28, 2016, 12:59 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1959
City & State: Palmdale, CA
Message: Happy Birthday to J B, the "Emperor of the Internet, Sage of Sites and the Wizard of the Web". May you celebrate many more healthy happy birthdays.
Geez Jer', great title man Thanks for the Birthday wishes too
Name: Maureen "mo" Trott ~~~~~~~~~~ Sun-Aug 28, 2016, 12:05 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1964
City & State: Hawthorne
Message: To all who knew Don McIntyre, it is with a heavy heart that I let you know that he passed away last night. He was a good friend and will be missed by many...RIP Don!
Sad News Maureen, Don was not only a Cougar from 55 but a big help at Hawthorne Historical. He had lots of friends in Hawthorne and will be sorely missed.
Name: Dennis Carden ~~~~~~~~~~ Sun-Aug 28, 2016, 11:58 am - HHS Time
Class: 1963
City & State: Newnan, Ga.
Message: Happy Birthday Big John.
Well thank you Dennis. Glad to know everyone's still with us.