Name: Gary Bickers ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Oct 7, 2016, 11:45 am - HHS Time
Class: 1963
City & State: pve cal
Message: As I just said we had lunch yesterday at the Bull Pen in Redondo. The bartender said as we were leaving two HHS teachers, Don and Hal walked in and saw us leave. If you guys see this please ID yourselves or I'll have to go in everyday till you show up again. They recognized some of the guys walking out. Cougar sighting?
Name: Clark Millman ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Oct 6, 2016, 8:38 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Manhattan Beach, CA
Message: Mary Ann: Yes the problems in Hawthorne are economic but also in large part due to the breakdown of traditional families. Most of the kids in Hawthorne only have one parent at home! I'm mentoring two of the athletes I coached on the track team. I spent a couple of hours at the mall a few nights ago helping one of them pick out a present for his girlfriends birthday. These kids have potential but they need some guidance. I take them to dinner once a month and drill them on manners. The world is a changing and not for the better! We had such hope back in the 60s! Our new and better world has not come to pass yet but we can hope!!
Name: Gary Bickers ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Oct 6, 2016, 6:14 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1963
City & State: pve cal
Message: Once again I'm reminded of the remarkable lives Cougars I thought I knew have lived. We had a group of '61-'63 Cougars at lunch today. Just the right number to drill down deep. The stories that roll out are a tribute to how and when we grew up. There were stories about each person at the table but more important we hear of their lives and families. I'm sure other groups get together but our group of Cougars can rival anyone.
I'm kinda partial the that group too, Gary, thanks man.
Name: Barney McArdle ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Oct 6, 2016, 11:04 am - HHS Time
Class: 1958
City & State: San Antonio, Texas
Message: Wanted to wish a Happy Birthday to both Tom Burroughs and Gordon Martin---Have a Great Day!!
Happy Birthday Tom and Gordon!
Name: Lisandro Preza ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Oct 5, 2016, 6:53 pm - HHS Time
Class: 2008
City & State: Hawthorne CA
Message: I have a quick question regarding someone that passed away in 1982. His name was David W. O. Niles. There is this plaque in memory of him by what used to be the library.
Hi Lisandro, what is the question?
Name: Mary Ann Walton-martin ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Oct 4, 2016, 10:36 am - HHS Time
Maiden: Walton
Class: 1961
City & State: Nashville AR
Message: Clark, I understand your frustrations with sports, etc., but it's possibly a sign of the times in urban California/America. And, definitely influenced by economics. I was fortunate to raise two sons in a small rural town in the 80's and that scenario's still available to students here now. Academics, sports, band, agri, business, electives - it's all there. Last year's seniors were awarded over 2 million in scholarships. Here, it's the hometown thing and we've an aggressive superintendent who knows how to get the money for improvements. Recently, local donations of $675,000 for artificial turf on an already super stadium happened. Two thousand students K-12 in a town of 4800 is wonderful! I do think it gets back to the parent's involvement in their children's education and activities and the lack of that in today's society may be the root of HHS' demise. And, just maybe, Leuzinger was that good on that particular night. Go, Cougs!
Name: John Pritchard ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Oct 4, 2016, 10:55 am - HHS Time
Class: 1969
City & State: Clayton, CA
Message: "I Am Brian Wilson" has just been published. There is a parallel review of his memoir and of Love's book in the weekend WSJ by David Kirby. The reviewer mentions other books on the band, and there is a quote from the late Sir George Martin about Wilson.
Name: Tom Burroughs ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Oct 3, 2016, 9:13 am - HHS Time
Class: 1958
City & State: Prescott AZ
Message: Happy BD Gary King.
Happy Birthday Gary.
Name: Janet Burkett ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Oct 3, 2016, 8:56 am - HHS Time
Maiden: Humphreys
Class: 1962
City & State: CA
Message: Happy Birthday Mary Sloan! Hope you are having a great day. Janet
Happy Birthday Mary, have a fun burthday today!
Name: Lee Leonard ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Oct 3, 2016, 8:30 am - HHS Time
Class: 1966
City & State: Hawthorne
Message: Mary, Happy Birthday Have A Super One!
Happy Birthday Mary.
Name: Clark Millman ~~~~~~~~~~ Sat-Oct 1, 2016, 2:02 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1976
City & State: nhattan Beach CA
Message: Cougar sighting #2,487!: This was a good one. It is easy to find young Cougars, most retail stores and restaurants in the South Bay have them. Last night I was at the West Torrance /Carson football game at Carson. I started talking to the guy next to me in the stands and he said he had a son on the field. I asked if he had played and he said he played for Buena high school in Ventura. Naturally he reversed the question and I said I had attended HHS. The woman in front of me wheeled around and said " I went to Hawthorne!" It was Elanor Dion HHS '59! Her grandson is the star running back for West. She had some good stories about the days with Nyman as principal and Chauncey and Capaluto. Just a chance meeting but it was great! Elanors niece is Cathy Dion Crnkovich'75.
Good one Clark, thanks man.
Name: Steven Palmer ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Sep 30, 2016, 3:41 am - HHS Time
Class: 1974
City & State: Scio, Oregon
Message: Retired for 30 years, Living in a very small town, quiet, peaceful. Was life's dream to live in a place like this, lots of open land! 4 Seasons! Hunting, fishing, whatever I want. Attended HHS 1970-1973. Would have graduated HHS 1974, took GED instead. Lived in California: 1956-1957, Oregon 1957-1959, Inglewood: 1959- 1963. Hawthorne: 1964-1975, California: Back to Oregon After 30 years in San Diego. U.S.A.F. Veteran , several college degrees. Disabled Veteran I am on Facebook. (most people are)
Hi Steve, I'm sure you have HHS friends here wondering where you were. Thanks for checking in.
Name: Richard Sundell ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Sep 29, 2016, 4:50 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1967
City & State: Huntington Beach, CA
Message: It is with a heavy heart I post that my wife’s brother, James “Jim” Ward - Class of 1964, passed away last Sunday 9/25/16. He will have a graveside service on Wednesday October 5, 2016 at 11 AM at Holy Cross Cemetery, 5835 W. Slauson Ave., Culver City 90230.
Very sorry to hear the news of yet another Cougar passing, Richard. Our sincerest condolences to you and your wife along with Jim's many friends and other family members.
Name: Marilyn Ross ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Sep 29, 2016, 4:37 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: Wisham
Class: 1956
Message: So happy to see Cappy and Chauncey still kicking after all these years. It gives me hope. I never had Cappy for a teacher but I did Chauncey for math in my freshman year. Makes me smile.
Name: Jim Schroeder ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Sep 29, 2016, 1:59 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1966
City & State: Oregon
Message: There is getting to be tons of information in print about the Beach Boys. I just finished a biography on Carl Wilson which was informative, but the Beach Boy definitive text book could be by James Murphy entitled "Becoming the Beach Boys" (1961-1963). Quite a few contributors to feedback @ Cougartown have great insight into the development of the Boys. We watched it happen. Robin Hood knows plenty (about everything) as do those from the 'hood who have first hand knowledge and heard it happen. (Note to Robin: The victim of The First Kiss, Sherry Parker, left the area after "the incident" in 2nd grade, and may have joined a nunnery. I'm still writing a second chapter of that mad-cap adventure) Back to the Boys -- Carl and the Passions was the name of a Beach Boys Album. Carl does have at least two solo recordings. Louis Marrotta is mentioned in the Murphy book as is my old neighbor Bill Holland. Surfs Up!!
Name: John Pritchard ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Sep 29, 2016, 10:35 am - HHS Time
Class: 1969
City & State: Clayton, CA
Message: Love that picture! Very evocative, somehow.
Name: Robin Hood ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Sep 28, 2016, 8:08 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1960
City & State: Eugene , Oregon
Message: Hey Howie, good York pics. My question to you is if the one time love of your life from "THE KISS" is in those class treasures of the 50s? ...Thanks Rich for a great photo of Cappy and the Coach...(Man I would be in trouble a lot with that new principle
Name: Clark Millman ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Sep 28, 2016, 6:43 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1976
City & State: Manhattan Beach, CA
Message: Big John: I took to heart our cruise night discussion in which you said I take winning too seriously because I was embarrassed by the 68-7 beat down Leuzinger put on HHS last week. I've had a few days to think about it. From the first day I stepped on campus at HHS everyone encourages you to win, whether it is football coaches or teachers prepping you for an upcoming exam! If you say a cute young lady you had to try to " win" her heart. I just want to be proud to say I went to HHS! I realize you're retired and do not face the business community in the South Bay but I'm out there all the time. I ran into a Torrance high coach at Torrance bakery and as soon as we discussed high school football I had to endure the "Hawthorne sucks" comment. I've been coaching high school track here in the South Bay for 35 years now. I tell my athletes, " Win or lose you come to me look me in the eyes and tell me you did your best!" That's all I want from my athletes. 68-7 is not respectable, heck I could have put a team together from the cruise night attendees who could have posted a better score! I would just like to see old HHS competitive in all fields of endeavor whether it be sports, robotics or anything else. I do not want to just be proud of what we were, but what we are now too. Thanks for your input John, it made me think!
Clark, You are one great Cougar, dude. I know exactly how you feel when our home team gets blown out. I feel the same way you do, but do understand these kids didn't grow up loving the NFL. We all grew up playing football in the streets and these kids grew up playing soccer. Soccer is a fine sport, I guess, but you and I know little about it so we really don't much care. Maybe that's how most of these kids feel about football. I don't really know but just glad HHS still has a football program and one of these years we may just have that winning team.
Name: Tom Burroughs ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Sep 28, 2016, 12:10 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1958
City & State: Prescott AZ
Message: Hi Barn, no was not me. Will for sure be at the Reunion. Look forward to seeing you there if not before.
Name: Barney McArdle ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Sep 28, 2016, 10:20 am - HHS Time
Class: 1958
City & State: San Antonio, Texas
Message: Hey Tom Burroughs, traveling out to SoCal this past February 2nd with my wife, to a friends Super Bowl Party and going through Yuma, Az, I am sure I saw you on a motorcycle. Because of traffic, I couldn't turn around in time and you were gone. I have been meaning to ask if that was you but just haven't gotten around to it. Let me know. We will probably do it again this coming Feb. and maybe we can meet. If not, are you going to the Reunion in May?
Name: Tom Burroughs ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Sep 28, 2016, 8:38 am - HHS Time
Class: 1958
City & State: Prescott AZ
Message: Lois Marotta & her brother Louie lived around the corner from the Wilsons. Lois would take her Dad's 56 Chevy wagon with surf boards in the back & Dennis & Carl & Louie & Herself down to the beach to surf. She was the first Girl I know of the surf. Louie passed away early 2000s but Lois probably has more knowledge of the early days of the Beach Boys than anyone alive. She still has contact with David Marks one of the originals. She had an old uprite piano at her house that Brian would come over & sing & beat on. When they would leave Her Dad Louie would say those kids will never amount to anything!
Name: Leo Ainsworth ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Sep 27, 2016, 8:53 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1964
City & State: Saint Helena
Message: John, thanks for fixing the link
You are welcome, Leo
Name: John Rout ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Sep 27, 2016, 8:43 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1963
City & State: Cerritos, CA
Message: Listened to the recording on the beginning of the Beach Boys and found it interesting. Especially when he was talking about the song "Barbie" and said that it was backed up by "some guy named Val Poliuto." Val Poliuto was the lead singer for The Jaguars whose biggest hit was "The Way You Look Tonight."
Name: John Pritchard ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Sep 27, 2016, 2:40 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1969
City & State: Clayton, CA
Message: Rock historian Ed Ward discussed at length the origin of The Beach Boys on "Fresh Air" on NPR today. The program is often repeated later in the day. In the beginning it seems that Dennis Wilson and Mike Love went fishing at Redondo Beach Pier in summer '61. Dennis remarked to his cousin that while there were surf instrumentals, there were no surf songs. So Carl and the Passions recorded "Surfin'" and "Luau"....
Name: Leo Ainsworth ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Sep 27, 2016, 2:11 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1964
City & State: Saint Helena
Message: Here is a 9 minute audio in regard to the birth of the Beach Boys from Ed Ward who wrote a history book on the history of Rock and Roll. This was on KQED's "Fresh Air" today.
Name: Cynthia Pablico ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Sep 26, 2016, 5:39 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: Christon
Class: 1971
City & State: Hawthorne, CA
Message: Omg we all had a great time on Saturday the 24th multiclass reunion was excellent thank you all who organized another memory thanks to the Elk's Lodge for letting us have the whole place it was beautiful thanks to all who came awesome thanks Coach Fetherston for coming as always however I would like to see more teachers to come as well thank you Ray Millman class 71 and Jeanne for having us a after party on Sunday had a nice time excellent couldn't ask for a fun filled relaxing restful peaceful weekend thumb's up ten stars instead of five love to all thank you Cindy
Glad you had a fun night Cindy.
Name: Jim Pasternak ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Sep 26, 2016, 5:11 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1968
City & State: Maui
Message: Gary Bickers: I was recently introduced to Mike Doyle as he vacationed here from his spot in Cabo. Early on I asked "So, where's Butch Konn?" I recall once chatting with Butch when I was first involved with HFD and Butch was a fireman there. He was telling me of his nephew Mike Doyle, who was then developing a "Mono-snow ski." Darn, but someone else marketed the Snow Board!! He was robbed! Yes, 48 years ago I still remembered that conversation and now have met the legend here in sleepy, Kihei. Heck, I couldn't even remember how many laps Coach Featherston ordered me to take for goofing off a practice!! Good story about your long marriage! Way to Go!! Aloha! PS Mike is quite a cool guy!!
Name: Bill Shultz ~~~~~~~~~~ Sun-Sep 25, 2016, 7:47 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1963
City & State: hawthorne
Message: Happy Birthday James!! Keep hitt'en em straight and many more!! Fight On!!
Happy Birthday Jim!!
Name: Tom Burroughs ~~~~~~~~~~ Sun-Sep 25, 2016, 5:10 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1958
City & State: Prescott AZ
Message: John I think you should be there as guest of honor. Without you none of this would be possible!! I will cover your ticket!
Hi Tom, My ticket has been covered by Buddy but thanks for the offer. I'll see you at the Party in May.
Name: Tom Burroughs ~~~~~~~~~~ Sun-Sep 25, 2016, 4:43 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1958
City & State: Prescott AZ
Message: Thanks for the info John. You da Man!!
Thanks Tom
Name: Tom Burroughs ~~~~~~~~~~ Sun-Sep 25, 2016, 1:16 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1958
City & State: Prescott AZ
Message: Went to a Beach Boys tribute show here in town Friday night a Group called Catch a Wave. Talked to the leader of the group & he tells me they are playing for a combined late 50's early 60's reunion next year. Anyone know anything about this? He said Buddy Youngreen was the organizer.
Yes I do. They are playing at the combined 54-60 reunion on May 13th 2017 at the Long Beach Hyatt. Classes of 54 through 60: for more info on this one, contact Buddy Youngreen (HHS57) at or call him at 801-226-6561.
Name: Clark Millman ~~~~~~~~~~ Sat-Sep 24, 2016, 4:08 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1976
City & State: Manhattan Beach, CA
Message: Our varsity football lost to Leuzinger last night in embarrassing fashion 68-7
Name: Cynthia Pablico ~~~~~~~~~~ Sat-Sep 24, 2016, 11:36 am - HHS Time
Maiden: Christon
Class: 1971
City & State: Hawthorne, CA
Message: Howdy all well this is it tonight my reunion is here 45 years wow already Elk's Lodge in Playa Del Rey this should be interesting hope to see alot of you tonight have some Cougar fun whoo hoo let's do this that's why we are the Mighty Cougars yeah
Name: Peggy Hanson ~~~~~~~~~~ Sat-Sep 24, 2016, 10:43 am - HHS Time
Maiden: Noakes
Class: 1970
City & State: Torrance, CA
Message: Hi fellow Cougars!! Looking forward to a fun night at the MultiClass Reunion tonight in Westchester!!! Maybe we can party like it was 1969!! Of course with a designated driver.... Lol
Name: Dean Karels ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Sep 23, 2016, 3:13 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1965
City & State: tustin ,ca.
Message: re: T-shirts I 'll need 2 2x I'll see you on Sat. at Fosters also I have been in contact with Sherry Rout Ward and she would love a pic sent to her with the group
See you then Dean
Name: Carl Johnson ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Sep 23, 2016, 11:24 am - HHS Time
Class: 1969
City & State: Torrance, Ca
Message: John, I have two well-worn CT T-shirts but find I need a fresh one for those more "dressy" events. Count me in on the next group order.
Thanks Carl, I'll set up a "pre-order" form and when we get enough, they'll be ordered.
Name: Dean Karels ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Sep 23, 2016, 6:56 am - HHS Time
Class: 1965
City & State: tustin,ca
Message: Hey John I went to order a couple of T-shirts and I didn't see 2x available.
Hi Dean, yes we're out of 2XL and a few other sizes. It used to be that Ctown Tshirts were a hot item and were sold regularly. Now that everyone has one or two the sales have dropped off. It may be time for everyone to pre-order their Tshirts and when I get $600 dollars worth, will order them. It only takes about 3 days from the time I order them to when received. It doesn't make sense to order $600 (min order) worth and sell one T shirt every 3 months. I will set up a PRE pre-order thingy and see how many people want T shirts. Thanks Dean and hope to see you tomorrow at Cruise Night.
Name: Clark Millman ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Sep 22, 2016, 9:36 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1976
City & State: Manhattan Beach, CA
Message: To all my fellow 76ers: Did anyone see or talk to Rick Hughes at our recent reunion? I heard V6 may have seen him? He and I have been having a discussion about fishing dating back to the early 1960s when we used to fish on the old Redondo barge with YMCA Indian Guides!