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Name: Sharon Stowe ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Oct 15, 2007, 2:25 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: Ritch
Class: 1972
City & State: Lawndale, Ca
Message: Thank you so much for all your kind words of support during this difficult time of the loss of my father, Herald Ritch. S Stowe

Name: Susie ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Oct 15, 2007, 10:05 am - HHS Time
Maiden: Klingenhagen
Class: 1971
City & State: balloonfiesta,nm
Message: ....and it goes a little somethin' like this.... I'm Chucko, I'm Chucko, I'm Chucko the birthday clown, I'm Chuck, I'm Chucko, I'm the happiest clown around...
"....there's a birthday cake with ice cream, too and you're in for a big surprise And when you make your birthday wish be sure to close your eyes...."

Name: Debbie ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Oct 15, 2007, 9:31 am - HHS Time
Maiden: Johnson
Class: 1976
City & State: Lawndale, Ca.
Message: I just had to share this because it is very special to me! I just spoke to my Best Friend from the class of 76 Kathy Lake (Milo) who I've been searching for! It's been 32 years and it was remarkable that we found each other. We shared so many memories about our fun days at HHS, including the Prom and people we use to hang out with. We talked about some of our friends that we haven't seen on here but maybe this will bring them out! Alan Campbell ( who I went to the prom with, I can still remember that blue suit and the top hat it was so cool back then!) Joel Serrano, Cindy Edinger, Tami Perius, Joann Bragg, Kim Buetel, Jone Rutter, Debbie Webber, John Achrem, Danny Rael, Jacki Gilman, Michel Juif, John Lydon, Steve Santos, Jim Villanueva, Kathy Lorig, Mary Reisner.....just to name a few! Where is everybody??
You tell'em Debbie. Get in here you guys!!!

Name: Don Burns ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Oct 15, 2007, 9:13 am - HHS Time
Class: 1957
City & State: Downey, Ca
Message: Hey Cougs, don't forget the fun that was had at the Fishermans Wharf in Redondo Beach, before it became all concrete and parking garage, also the Penny Arcade, and Redondo Skateland above the Penny Arcade. Later Don
Good ones, Don...

Name: Armand Vaquer ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Oct 15, 2007, 8:33 am - HHS Time
Class: 1972
City & State: Tarzana, CA
Message: Sharon, I don't think Chucko was fed to the lions at Jungleland, he just spent his performing years there after his TV show went off the air. Speaking of lions, how can we forget to mention Lions (Lyons?) Drag Strip or Ascot? There was another raceway back in the 1940s and 1950s on Lincoln Blvd. somewhere near Westchester, but the name escapes me.
Probably Culver City Speedway. Also Carroll Speedway at the intersection of 174th and Vermont, just down the street from where Ascot Speedway was located.

Name: Sharon Branigan ~~~~~~~~~~ Sun-Oct 14, 2007, 10:39 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: Bierman
Class: 1976
City & State: Thousand Oaks, CA
Message: Cabrillo Marine museum puts on an EXCELLENT program with the running of the grunion. If you haven't been you really should go. Check the website for dates and make a reservation, and be sure to stay to the bitter end. It's great fun. Chucko the Clown was put out to pasture at Jungleland? Which was known for the wild lion show. Hmmmm... lunch that's funny as well as filling? Petersen Auto museum also has a restored Helm's bakery truck. Close your eyes and you can almost smell the jelly donuts!!!
Keith what are you doing in Vegas? Happy (early) birthday to Sister Sue who turns forty-leven this week! xoxoxoxoxo
Happy forty leventh to you Sue. Seems like I was just at your forty tenth BD party.

Name: Ron Reinholdson ~~~~~~~~~~ Sun-Oct 14, 2007, 9:36 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1965
City & State: Claremont, CA
No E-mail
Message: Correction on why we didn't advance in the CIF football playoffs when we tied Santa Barbara in 1964. It was decided by who got the most first downs. They beat us by one--6 to 5 as I recall.
Thanks for the info, Ron...

Name: Laura Anderson ~~~~~~~~~~ Sun-Oct 14, 2007, 9:36 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: Twitchell
Class: 1979
City & State: Hemet, CA
Message: Don't think I can count this as a Cougar Sighting since I see him almost every Sunday but Danny Ray class of '72 is an associate Pastor at my church and gave a great message this morning. I've mentioned this website to him but maybe he needs a little encouragement. If anyone out there in Cougartown feels the nudge, email him at Bible Fellowship Church.
Thanks Laura, someone in his class will convert him

Name: Armand Vaquer ~~~~~~~~~~ Sun-Oct 14, 2007, 9:08 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1972
City & State: Tarzana, CA
Message: Here's a few places we went to, but no longer exist: Jungleland in Thousand Oaks (I believe Chucko the Birthday Clown was "put out to pasture" there), Japanese Village and Deer Park in Buena Park and Lion Country Safari out in Irvine.
Great memories there Armand....

Name: Clark Millman ~~~~~~~~~~ Sun-Oct 14, 2007, 6:44 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1976
City & State: Torrance, CA
Message: Cougar sighting: Roland Lee('73) came to an open house I had today in Hawthorne. We had a good time talking about all the coaches and his classmates like Mike Scott, Mark Lee, Melody Dickens etc.
Good one Clark, thanks much....

Name: Alan Nelson ~~~~~~~~~~ Sun-Oct 14, 2007, 6:06 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1973
City & State: Parker, AZ
Message: Maybe you're confusing the statue of Bubbles the Whale at Marineland with the Aquarium at Redondo. Ain't getting old a bitch? Speaking of marine life, how about the Cabrillo Marine Museum in San Pedro. I'm pretty sure that every kid in the South Bay went on a field trip there at one time or another. Little did I know then, that the big Grouper and the Sea Turtle, among others, that were on display were caught by my future wife's grandfather.

Name: Glenn Crist ~~~~~~~~~~ Sun-Oct 14, 2007, 5:04 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1964
City & State: Sonoma, CA
Message: A question for anyone out there who can answer: HHS went to the CIF football playoffs in what years. In the 1953 and 1954 season seem to have scores that suggest they were champions. In 1959 HHS lost to Long Beach Poly in the Coliseum for the championship. In the 1964 season, they tied Santa Barbara at Santa Barbara and didn't advance based on their season record. In 1972, they lost to La Habra by 1 point in the second round of CIF. In 1974 they are listed as playing 12 games. Can anyone tell me if these were all league games or did HHS go to CIF that year? Curtis Conway was a HS All-American at quarterback; did HHS win CIF that year? When the great sprint stars were there in the 80's, did they also play football and what were the football records? I don't have any scores from the 1980's, 90's or 2000's. Again, any help here is appreciated. I'm going to try to get to SoCal next week to see if there is anything at the HHS library or athletics to add to the project. JB see you then.
Can someone please help Glenn out here? Thanks much....

Name: jim sloey ~~~~~~~~~~ Sun-Oct 14, 2007, 1:50 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1966
City & State: solvang
No E-mail
Message: Thanks Mary Ann. I think we're getting Turner Gill the former QB from the 1981-1983 teams. No more NUTTS in Lincoln. And for all you college football lovers, don't let your alumni hire Callahan, it's the worse thing your program could do other than maybe hiring NUTT.

Name: Denny ~~~~~~~~~~ Sun-Oct 14, 2007, 1:00 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1955
City & State: Del Aire
Message: We can't forget the Griffith Observatory for not only a days worth of fun but educational. It was closed the past four years for a remodel but I visited this past Tuesday and all I can say is Zowie, especially the new planetarium. ZOWIE???
Great one, and how about Big Bear, Lake Arrowhead, etal....

Name: Laura Anderson ~~~~~~~~~~ Sun-Oct 14, 2007, 12:38 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: Twitchell
Class: 1979
City & State: Hemet, CA
Message: I can't believe this group didn't include the Peterson Auto Museum??!! Well, maybe it didn't exist back then...but it's one of my favorite places to take visitors. Where else can you see classic muscle cars and the Flintstone car in the same place??
I agree, Thanks Laura...

Name: Howard "Paco" Duran ~~~~~~~~~~ Sun-Oct 14, 2007, 9:40 am - HHS Time
Class: 1961
City & State: Lake Forest
Message: The Aquarium, my favorite place...Remember the pit in the middle? Seems like they had alligators in it. When Marineland opened it was the complete opposite, all bright and clean.

Name: Jerry Miles ~~~~~~~~~~ Sun-Oct 14, 2007, 9:22 am - HHS Time
Class: 1966
City & State: Fair Oaks, CA
Message: John, the first mention of the whale at Hermosa Beach pier was way back on Feedback page 52 in 1999 and you posed the same question about Hermosa Beach Ocean Aquarium on August 27, 1999 as you do today (Ain?t Cougle wonderful?). It was Willie the Whale with the Detachable Tail. If I remember right they had rescued the whale and installed a prosthetic tail on it. They were known for helping hurt marine animals. When they left Marineland took over. Now they are gone too. All the other places mentioned on James Armour?s list and many more of our fun places can be found on my videos.
Hey Jerry, The Whale I'm talking about was a wooden or cement (stucco?) Whale that was out front.

Name: Mary Ann Martin ~~~~~~~~~~ Sun-Oct 14, 2007, 8:42 am - HHS Time
Maiden: Walton
Class: 1961
City & State: Nashville AR
Message: Hey, Sloey. Houston Nutt's looking for another job. He can't be worse than Bill. Fan's here're taking up a collection to hire Carroll, but Paco says that won't happen!

Name: John Crotty ~~~~~~~~~~ Sun-Oct 14, 2007, 8:37 am - HHS Time
No E-mail
Message: Hey JB, regarding places we went, don't forget where "Bubbles" the whale lived!!!
Was that Marineland??

Name: Keith D. Jones ~~~~~~~~~~ Sun-Oct 14, 2007, 8:15 am - HHS Time
Class: 1976
City & State: Las Vegas, NV
Message: How about the multitude of Museums. La Brea Tar Pits, Angels Flight, Science and Industry Museum, J. Paul Getty Museum, Magic Mountain, Calico Ghost Town, Universal Studios, there are so many.
Thanks Keith....

Name: James Armour ~~~~~~~~~~ Sun-Oct 14, 2007, 6:09 am - HHS Time
Class: 1970
City & State: Atlanta, GA
Message: Good morning ! As a teacher here in Atlanta, I hear students talking about the different places they like to go for fun. Most of the time it centers around malls and shopping (blah!). It got me to thinking about the multitude of places that I had at my disposal, growing up in LA during the 50's and 60's, and how much fun it was growing up then. I know that past pages have talked about various places but I havent seen a collective list. Maybe, through feedback, we could develop such a list. Thought it might be fun. I will start by naming the few I can remember. Knotts Berry Farm, Disneyland, P.O.P., Marineland, Santas Village, Alvera Street, Hollywood, the beach, The Pike, Dodger Stadium. Well, I think I will let others come up with more as I am sure that there are plenty I have forgotten. I know, John, that you have a suedo list on one of your pages, but I was wondering about a more comprehensive one including the area around Hawthorne. Anyway, guess I'm getting a bit nostalgic today. Peace out.
Sounds like a fun topic, James. I will add the Hermosa Aquarium. I think that's what it was called. It had Sea Lions that you could feed, a gift shop, fish (obviously) and some kind of Whale looking thing in front. Does anyone else remember that place? My Uncle would take my cousin and me down there about once a month. This would have been the mid to late 50s.

Name: Glenn Crist ~~~~~~~~~~ Sat-Oct 13, 2007, 1:43 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1964
City & State: Sonoma, CA
Message: John Baker and I are trying to put together a sports page on Cougartown. John scanned game scores in the El Molinos he owns and I added scores from the ones I own (1961,62,63, 64). From those I have created a database of the following years. Please add any others you may have or know.
Key: V = Varsity; B = Bee; C = Cee; S = Sophomore; F = Freshman; FS = Frosh-Sophomore.
Year (Example, 53-54 is 1953-1954 school year; source in this example is the 1954 El Molino). Also, remember that football, tennis, and cross country are fall sports (that is, the 1953 season occurred during the 1953-54 school year and appeared in the 1954 El Molino).

BELOW are the ones we already have:
Baseball: 76-77,(V,J), 77-78,(V).
Basketball: 63-64 (B,C); 70-71 (V,J,S); 75-76 (V,J,S,F); 76-77 (V,J).
Basketball Girls: 76-77 (V).
Cross Country: 63-64 (V), 70-71 (V,J,S,F); 70-71 (V,J,S,F); 74-75 (V,S); 75-76 (V,J); 76-77 (V,J,S,F).
Football: 53-54 (V); 54-55 (V); 56-57 (V); 58-59 (V); 59-60 (V; 61-62 (V,B,C); 62-63 (V,B,C); 63-64 (V); 64-65 (V); 65-66 (V); 66-67 (V); 70-71 (V,J,S,F); 70-71 (V); 72-73 (V); 72-73 (V); 73-74 (V,B,C); 77-78 (V); 76-77 (V,S,F); 74-75 (V).
Golf: 76-77 (V).
Gymnastics Girls: V (76-77).
Soccer: 75-76 (V,J); 76-77 (V,J); 77-78 (V).
Swimming: 76-77 (V,J).
Tennis: 64-65 (V); 76-77,(V,J).
Tennis Girls: 75-76 (V,J); 75-76 (V,J).
Track: 72-73 (V,J,S,F); 76-77 (V).
Volleyball Girls: 74-75 (V,J); 75-76 (V);76-77 (V,J).
Water Polo: 64-65 (V); 70-71 (V,B,C); 73-74 (V, FS); 74-75 (FS); 74-75 (V, FS); 75-76 (V,J, FS); 76-77 (V,J, FS) 77-78 (V); 72-73 (FS).
Wrestling 63-64 (V); 70-71 (V,J, FS); 75-76 (V,J); 76-77 (V).
We need your help to collect all of the scores. If you have old Cougars, sports programs, or participated in sport and have scores, league standings, or records to contribute, please forward them to John or to me, so they can be included in the database. The spring sports (baseball, swimming, track, etc.) scores infrequently appeared in the El Molino because of the schedule needed to print it. I am especially interested in track and field records. HHS owns national, Cailfornia state and league track records. I'd really like to see at least the top 10 records in each event posted on the sports page. If you once held a track, field, or swimming record, please send it on. HHS has had great athletes and coaches. Nominate the ones you feel were the best and tell us why. Thanks!
Well, this is a bit much for the Feedback page but I'll add a Sports Page to the website as soon as I get caught up here. Maybe by the end of next week. In the meantime, if you have the scores we don't, please send them to Glenn at and thanks very much for your participation, Cougs....