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Name: Pat ~~~~~~~~~~ Sat-Mar 3, 2007, 1:44 pm - HHS Time
Message: Hi Class of '72 Is there anyone out there who can tell me how to contact Peter M. Weiler? I have photos to get to his family. Thanks Pat
Name: Britt Stonebraker ~~~~~~~~~~ Sat-Mar 3, 2007, 1:35 pm - HHS Time
City & State: San Marcos CA
Message: I remember going down to the old dominator wreck early 70s and seeing several old V8 engine blocks lying about, seems to me I checked on the wrecks cargo list and no mention of any engines, Did anyone else see them?? I always wondered why they were not salvaged before they became rust blocks. PS. this web site can be the FUNNIEST! I'm still rollin on the tree hugging, not to mention Keith Jones, You 2 have been goin at it from day one! Power to the Cougar! (Uncaged)
Name: John Crotty ~~~~~~~~~~ Sat-Mar 3, 2007, 11:30 am - HHS Time
City & State: Hermosa Beach
Message: Obviously the Dominator was a large vessel, but what were the circumstances of it's grounding JB? I don't remember any details or stories about it. How long did it stay there?
Name: John Baker ~~~~~~~~~~ Sat-Mar 3, 2007, 9:11 am - HHS Time
City & State: Lomita, CA
Message: A very Happy Birthday to my good friend and classmate, Linda Jones Reynolds. Have a great day, Linda
Name: Jesse ~~~~~~~~~~ Sat-Mar 3, 2007, 12:52 am - HHS Time
City & State: Hawthorne, Ca.
Message: Just wondering if anyone can help me...I have been trying to email Shanda McCutcheon, does anyone know where she is and how to get a hold of her? Thanks.
Name: Kyle Jokela ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Mar 2, 2007, 9:36 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Irvine, Ca
Message: Hi John. I got a chuckle out of your calling my last message a polital statement and referring to it as "tree huggin." You know how fond I am of Eucalyptus. I just thought I'd make the comment, that it made me sad to see those circus animals in cages carted down the streets of Hawthorne. Thinking about it now, since we here hold our Cougar in such high esteem, maybe we should all think a bit more about the feelings of caged animals. Remember the 1960s movie "Born Free." The Hawthorne Cougar on the side of the HHS Gymnasium isn't a caged Cougar. It's a wild and free Cougar springing into action. That's what we admire about our Cougar. It's not some Cougar in a circus show, doing dumb tricks for a bite of food. A real Cougar needs to use its cunning, shrewd craftiness and courage to stalk its next meal. By using its power and agility, a Cougar pounces on its victim as the conquering victor. This is what we admire about Cougars, and probably a big reason why the Cougar was chosen to represent our High School and bring us good luck. The roar of the Cougar we can hear here on Cougartown, isn't some yelping confined Cougar. It's one of wild authority and of a free spirit, letting all know who crosses into its territory that visitors had better beware and that this is our home.
Name: Carl Johnson ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Mar 2, 2007, 8:41 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Torrance, Ca.
Message: The "Cove" photo brings back many great memories. That is the first place I ever stood up on a surfboard.....Out with the Whaley and Davis boys and Gint. We enjoyed the area at a time before the current "localism". In the summer the smaller waves break real slow, like Waikiki. I think I know some of the "hidden spots" that Baxter Dodd was talking about. There was a great cave on the south side of either Lunada Bay or the next cove south, not sure. We used to climb on the old wreckage of the Dominator when the tides allowed. Keep the photos coming!
Name: Baxter Dodd ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Mar 2, 2007, 6:39 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Riverside, CA
Message: PV photo If it is the place I remember, you could hear those rocks clattering together caused by the in-coming waves. I also remember "hidden" cove-like places that were great for beach parties because you could only get to them during low tide and then be stuck there when the high tide came in. Fun when you were in there with a person or people you liked. Some coves had stairway access to the beach. - Baxter
Name: Steve Fraser ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Mar 2, 2007, 5:09 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Laguna Woods, CA
Message: The photo is the Palos Verdes Cove. Pretty good surf break and it can get big with the right swell. I know Walter's been there.
Name: gary ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Mar 2, 2007, 4:17 pm - HHS Time
City & State: pve cal
Message: I think the picture of PV is really of the Cove area. This would be well south of Torrance beach and Rat beach. This site has been the center of many stories and newspaper accounts of locals versus others. Surfers are territorial, but this area is made up of trust fund babies and other PV types that feel they own the spot.I live in PVE and I do not go there unless with a local. A local is someone whose family has been in the area for at least 2-3 generations.26th street was better and way more fun.
Name: jessie ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Mar 2, 2007, 4:14 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Los Angeles, CA
Message: Who is that fellow in the photo and what is he doing out there? It almost looks like he is painting. And I wonder if the shack was his house. Do you have any info on him John?
Name: Ron Reinholdson ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Mar 2, 2007, 3:02 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Claremont, CA
Message: The PV photo. Are we looking south from Torrance Beach toward Haggerty's, before the pier? The pier was in ruins by the first time I went there, in the early 60's.
Name: Pat Downing ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Mar 2, 2007, 12:30 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Los Angeles Ca
Message: Hi Classes of 1970 to 1974, I am trying to locate a woman (Lana Puglisi) who graduated from Hawthorne High I believe in 1972. I only suggest that year because that is the year her husband (Peter Weiler- now ex I think) graduated and I think they were in the same class. I was a neighbor of hers at the time and I have some wonderful photos of her family and I would like to see that she gets them. If anyone out there can assist in locating Lana Puglisi I would truly appreciate it. Thank you. Pat
Name: Dave Keller ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Mar 2, 2007, 11:28 am - HHS Time
City & State: Quincy, CA
Message: I stand corrected about the Ren-Faire. It's been a while since I attended. My mistake. I confused LaVerne with Irwindale. That's what happens when you move to Northern California and do not visit the sites of L.A. County for a while.
Name: theresa ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Mar 2, 2007, 10:37 am - HHS Time
City & State: kerrville,tx
Message: hello to all my old school friends, i hope to hear from some of you soon. god bless you all.
Name: Mary Ann Martin ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Mar 2, 2007, 7:53 am - HHS Time
City & State: Nashville AR
Message: Great photos, Paco. Does anyone know how the Cougar's basketball season turned out? Or how the baseball and track teams are doing? JB or Clark, is there an HHS website where alumni could find out what's going on at our alma mater? Our local high school has one and is operated by the student tech lab.
Name: Adrianne DeAlejandro ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Mar 1, 2007, 10:58 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Cerritos, CA
Message: Wonderful Hawthorne memories, Gary. My mom knew how to throw those innocent, special parties for my friends to enjoy. The record was just an excuse to get YOU there. The Adonis of Trinity Lutheran. Hawthorne was such a wonderful place for friendships. You could have a friend on every block in those days. When young, the homes looked so big, the streets so wide. I drive by now, and the homes are boxes, and the streets almost too narrow for 2 cars to pass. As for Ports 'O Call, I was there last year. Most all of the shops are empty. The crowds you see are for the restaurants and food stands. Especially the place that sells all the fish you pick out, and they cook. Tables full of people eating crab.
Name: Don Burns ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Mar 1, 2007, 3:55 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Downey, CA
Message: Hey Cougs, FYI, actually the Ren-Faire is held at the Santa Fe Dam recreation area in Irwindale, my daughter has worked in the beer gardens for the last 10 or 12 yrs starting when it was at Glenn Helen park in San Berdo. See ya all on the 10th. later Don
Name: gary ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Mar 1, 2007, 3:49 pm - HHS Time
City & State: pve cal
Message: Hey I know where Arianne lived. I was invited to parties there but only if I brought the only record I owned "Why Do Fools Fall In Love". The second thing I had to do was dance badly. Paco, I think we threw dirt clods at Adrianne and her sister. Adrianne, my Trinity Lutheran sister, you, Marsha and the rest of us had a great time at those parties. I remember we had to move the chairs and roll back the rug.
Name: Kyle Jokela ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Mar 1, 2007, 2:43 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Irvine, Ca
Message: I lived on W. 120th street, but it was before the circus animals were paraded down the street. Remember the song back in the early 1960s called the "Baby Elephant Walk." Wow, it must have really been something to see those polar bear and tigers rolling in cages through the neighborhood. At the same time, it's kind of sad for me to see photos of those animals in cages. The tigers should be back home in the forest with it's Tigertown buddies. The elephants should be back as masters of the savannah. Wild animals in captivity have been known to freak out and rebel. There could be a bipolar bear in the bunch. Each of them has a special place in their heart where they call home. We Cougars can tap into it, thanks to Cougartown.
Name: Keith D. Jones ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Mar 1, 2007, 2:21 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Kona, HI
Message: WOW How much is that shack worth now in that picture
Name: Tracy Turner ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Mar 1, 2007, 12:57 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Hawthorne
Message: Does anyone remember the circus that would set up at Hawthorne High JV baseball field, for a week, during the summer? It was the mid 60?s thru the early 70?s. I would wake up early and ask if I could help set up the tent. Most of the time they would let me and give me tickets for the shows for helping. All the animals would be across the street from my house. It felt like having my own personal zoo for a while.
Name: Dave Keller ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Mar 1, 2007, 11:05 am - HHS Time
City & State: Quincy, CA
Message: The Renaissance Faire is now in LaVerne, which is out near Pomona.
Name: Keith D. Jones ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Mar 1, 2007, 9:54 am - HHS Time
City & State: Kona, HI
Message: I remember the RB Circus but I also remember a circus that took place on the rooftop of the building at the end of Century Blvd. across from the airport. Anyone remember that one. I also loved to go every year to the Renaissance Faire in Agoura. I never could climb that rope ladder.
Name: Kathleen ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Mar 1, 2007, 9:50 am - HHS Time
City & State: Whittier, CA
Message: Happy Birthday Milagro, Sorry I didn't have a chance to give you your 6 a.m. Birthday call. I worked at 4:30 a.m. this morning but I'll call your cell and sing now. I want to make sure all bases are covered with Birthday greetings and messages. You always will be like a sister to me. Talk to you sometime today.
Name: Adrianne DeAlejandro ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Mar 1, 2007, 8:49 am - HHS Time
City & State: Cerritos, CA
Message: I remember my mom, sister and I many times going to a farm on a hill, up El Segundo, towards the ocean. I think we picked up produce there, but not sure. I know we made a left off El Segundo. I have a vivid recollection of my sister, for whatever reason, being barefooted and stepping on a bee. Could it have been the Bollinger farm? I lived on 129th and Inglewood Avenue. My dad would take me to a house just a few streets South of us, on the West side of Inglewood Avenue. He had several aviaries with finches and parakeets we would purchase from him. Does anyone remember that place? These posts are triggering all kinds of memories.