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Name: Jill Jaynes ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Oct 19, 2007, 1:11 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: McFarlane
Class: 1977
City & State: Mission Viejo, CA
Message: This morning I was on Mark & Brian's "I Want a crack at that" and although I didn't win, I went into a tie with my opponent and lost. But I was leading into the 10th question! Did anyone hear me this morning? Hope everyone is having a great day and a great weekend. We will be leaving for our honeymoon next Thursday, we are going to Kauai. Take care everyone.
Hey Jill, Is Mark and Brian still on the air? Haven't listened to them since the mid 90s. I'm sure someone heard you and thanks for letting us know.

Name: Susan King ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Oct 19, 2007, 12:58 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: Bierman
Class: 1974
City & State: Thousand Oaks, CA
Message: West High Warrior sighting and HHS Cougar Connection! Overheard a customer in my office today mention Hawthorne so HAD to investigate. He's Chuck Fick, son of Charlie Fick, former Hawthorne cop and sometime subject of conversation right here on CT! Chuck lives right across town from me (for 28 years 0- didn't know that!) and went to West class of '72. He mentioned a number of Cougars but right now I can only recall his mention of Mike Lewis, c/o 75. Knew him through baseball and college at Pepperdine. I've invited him to CT and told him he's expected to post and not lurk. Also described Cougle to him - I think he'll check in shortly!! Welcome Chuck!
Welcome Chuck and thank you Sue....

Name: Carl Tank ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Oct 19, 2007, 4:11 am - HHS Time
Class: 1971
City & State: Los Angeles, CA
Message: A memory Video from the '71, '72, and Friends Reunion is now available. For more information, please visit our Web Site or you can follow the link from the Reunions page on Cougartown. Thanks to all those who submitted pictures from the reunion, some of which are part of the slide show section of the video. There is a very cool monolog from Coach Hal Chauncey, which makes the video!

Name: Cindy Whittaker ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Oct 17, 2007, 8:17 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: Whittaker
Class: 1976
City & State: Wichita Falls, Texas
Message: Cougar sighting! My cousin in San Diego just married the daughter of John Lococo ('72) and Toni Farrelly (I think class of '73). That's two sightings... but wait, there's more! Another wedding family member was Terri Farrelly (class of '74 I think). And three family friends were also in attendance... Chris and Randy Leonard and Mike Scheutze (Woody)! The picture from left to right: Toni, Terri's daughter I think, Chris, Terri, me, Mike, and my sister Michelle. The other picture is Randy, John, and Chris. I'm supposed to ask Wade Greasby if he ever learned to let go while water skiing...
Hey Cindy, Sounds like a GREAT Cougar sighting. Thanks for the pictures and glad you all had a fun time.

Name: Keith D. Jones ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Oct 17, 2007, 6:34 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1976
City & State: Las Vegas, NV
Message: I have the Beach Boys song "Hawaii" on my phone so when people call me the here it. It is surprising how many people remark about it. Sharon, yes I moved to Vegas to open our Flagship gym. Right now I am looking at Silverado and Maryland Parkway about 32,000 sq. ft. Hopefully we can start in January. go to and you can see what this Cougar is up now.
Thanks Keith.....

Name: Jay Beebe ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Oct 17, 2007, 6:32 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1978
City & State: Bell Buckle Tennessee
Message: It's hard to think it's been 30 years! I haven't attended any of the past reunions for one reason or another. But I think this year might be the one.
Hey Jay, Well make sure your address info in updated on the Ctown Info System, and hope you have a great time as I know you will.

Name: John Baker ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Oct 17, 2007, 1:53 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1962
City & State: Lomita, CA
Message: RE Sports History Page:
Our Sports History page is up and running. No stats yet as we need lots of help. Please go to the Sports History page and see if you can help in any way. We need scores from all sports in mostly all years. If you have old Cougar Newspapers you can get scores from those, as well as from El Molinos. If you have access to say the Daily Breeze archives, then that would be a good source too. Anyway, this will be a LARGE task, taking probably years. It's kind of like searching out our HHS genealogy, but will be well worth it in the end. Thanks in advance Ctowners for your efforts. If you have questions, please ask them here as others may want the same answers answered.

Name: Max Roelen ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Oct 17, 2007, 12:47 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1974
City & State: Citrus Heights, CA
Message: has been a while since my last post. Do you think page 1000 will be posted by Xmas? Hi to all and have a wonderful COUGAR day!
Hey Max, Long time....Yes, I think page 1000 will be up before Christmas.

Name: Madeline Pelland ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Oct 17, 2007, 11:15 am - HHS Time
Maiden: Ryan
Class: 1969
City & State: Redondo Beach, CA
Message: Hi Leta!!!! It's me, I can't believe it. I have been trying to reach you for all of these years and I didn't know where you were. I thought you were in Diamond Bar, I even went by your old house off of Prairie but I didn't think your family was there any longer. I've only recently come across this web site and thanks to that I was able to reach Diana and Gloria Serra, remember her???? You are so right there are so many things I'd love to catch up with you about, your family, your parents and brothers, Chopper was your little brother if I remember right. I live in Redondo Beach and my phone number is 310-XXX-XXXX. I work in Beverly Hills and the number is 310-288-4437, please feel free to call me anytime and hopefully all three of us can get together soon....I'm so glad to see you're still in California and well...Take care, Madeline
Hi Madeline, Please do not give your home phone out on the website. It's really not a good idea. Go down to Leta's feedback and click on the Blue Email in her post, then you can email your phone number to her and catch up that way. Thanks very much.

Name: Debbie ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Oct 17, 2007, 7:45 am - HHS Time
Maiden: Johnson
Class: 1976
City & State: Lawndale, Ca.
Message: In response to Sharon, I had major surgery and could not attend the reunion, but wanted to. I enjoyed the photos, but wish someone would have put names associated with them. Some of the people looked the same, but there were a few that I did not recognize.....just a suggestion.

Name: Carl Rilling ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Oct 17, 2007, 12:10 am - HHS Time
Class: 1959
City & State: Oregon City, Ore
Message: Been here in Boise for several days. 70's very nice. One of my favorite places was Balboa Park on week-end nites. I loved going with KSH class of 62'. If Pete C. gave his evil eye to some pro line backer they would straighten his nose out for him. But he can coach where he wants to. Like him or not he is a great coach. Don't forget that the UCI "eaters" are coached by Mike Gillespie class 58' That baseball team is already ranked 4th. There are some pictures of Mike on the UCI web site. Looking good at 67 yrs.
Thanks Carl, but Pete Carroll is not going anywhere.

Name: Betty Rodriguez ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Oct 16, 2007, 10:05 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: Kean
Class: 1969
City & State: Kingman, AZ
Message: John-Haven't checked in for a long time. I've had a unique problem of late. I had the Beach Boys tune, 'Be True To Your School' as my ringtone on my phone for over a year. But a few weeks ago, I began to hear the tune in my head. A couple of times I ran for my cell, but it wasn't ringing. It got progressively worse, so I changed my ringtone to 'Ruby Tuesday' - Rolling Stones. I'm still hearing the old tune, 3 - 4 times a day. Do I need therapy? Or do I need to attend the next Cruise Night! Betty
Isn't it obvious, Betty, you are Cruise Night deficient. "3 deuces and a 4 speed and a 389" was dancing through my head until I showed up at Fosters in August. Cruise Night cured everything.

Name: Sharon Branigan ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Oct 16, 2007, 11:36 am - HHS Time
Maiden: Bierman
Class: 1976
City & State: Thousand Oaks, CA
Message: Debbie, 7 of the class of 76 Cougs you mentioned were at our 30th reunion last year. It was advertised many times on these pages. Alan, John A, Kathy, John L, Jim, Joann, and one unnamed. Take note, all of you lurkers out there who don't go to your reunions- you will live to regret not going! And when you DO go, please be fair and buy a ticket - the people who work so hard to put the reunion together are usually spending their own money to make it happen. The very least you can do is support the event so they can get reimbursed for their expenses. The 76-30th reunion was an absolute BLAST.

Name: Richard ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Oct 16, 2007, 9:53 am - HHS Time
Class: 1969
City & State: of LongBeach
No E-mail
Message: Other sites remembered: Alligator Farm formerly across the street from Knotts; Roy Rogers Museum formerly in Victorville; and the Avalon Casino, on Catalina (it is still there, right?).
Yes it is....

Name: Adrianne DeAlejandro ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Oct 16, 2007, 9:29 am - HHS Time
Maiden: Longpre
Class: 1963
City & State: Cerritos, CA
Message: We took a much needed 4 day trip. We awoke to rain at the Welk's Resort in Escondido on Saturday. We decided to go to Temecula for a country breakfast. We were surprised to see all the streets closed off, and Marines and police taking care of the area. There were 630 registered Classic/Vintage cars on Main Street, side streets, and parking lots. Frustrated owners wiping off the rain after it stopped, and it became a beautifully sunny day. The highlight for me was the 1956 Chevy HAWTHORNE police car owned by David Ball of '77 Leuzinger. He even sounded the siren. One car had an authentic machine gun as a stand at the corner of the passenger side. What fun we had those 6 hours in that historic 1882 town, and to have Hawthorne represented there.
I've seen that police car at the Hawthorne Car Show. It is authentic right down to its Motorola police radio. Thanks Adrianne....

Name: Bevan Feist ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Oct 16, 2007, 9:14 am - HHS Time
Class: 1977
City & State: Simi Valley,CA
Message: Hey is anyone from CT going to Vegas for the Sema Car Show next week? Keith in Vegas? Keith look up John Dobbs class of 76, he is a Texas Hold em dealer at the Bellagio.

Name: ray smith ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Oct 16, 2007, 7:43 am - HHS Time
Class: 1981
City & State: portland, or
No E-mail
Message: Was doing an internet search to see how poorly HHS football team was doing but did I just read it right? They beat Morningside 3-0????
Sorry Ray, They play Morningside on the 26th of October. So far Hawthorne has scored 19 points this year and has had 273 point scored against them. I know Hawthorne has some real good football players too. It might be time to have a talk with the Coach. If you click on the link above that says "Cougar Sports Action" you'll get the standings.

Name: Marilyn Ross ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Oct 15, 2007, 11:30 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: Wisham
Class: 1956
City & State: Garden Grove, CA
No E-mail
Message: Hawthorne went to the CIF playoffs in 53 one win one loss. Again in 54 we went to the playoffs, played and won 3 games.
Thanks Marilyn....

Name: LETA POELVOORDE ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Oct 15, 2007, 8:06 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1971
City & State: Murrieta, CA
Message: Thank you Diana! I received your note card in the mail today and you have know idea how long I have been trying to get a hold of you. You are truly a Godsend thank you for the information it was well received and most welcomed! I now have your address. As for Madeline Ryan I would love to hear from you, so if you read this message please contact me. You now have my e-mail address, We have a lot of wonderful memories you and I, it would be nice to renew the friendship. Diana I will contact you real soon. Thank you John for this fabulous website.Leta Gonzales-Poelvoorde
You're welcome Leta, Welcome to Cougartown.

Name: jim sloey ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Oct 15, 2007, 5:34 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1966
City & State: solvang, ca
Message: Don't you just love the fall? Autumn leaves, cooler days, baseball playoffs, NFL and COLLEGE FOOTBALL! Just got an email from one of my favorite Sooners...there are only a few-and she agrees with me, Turner Gill it is. And while we're on the subject of college football, the rumor about Pete leaving for San Diego seems to be getting some legs. If Mike Garrettt goes with him I have the perfect candidate for the SC AD job, he just got unemployed today! GBR!
Hawthorne Sloey, Hawthorne....

Name: Karen ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Oct 15, 2007, 5:16 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: Harrison
Class: 1971
City & State: Manhattan Beach
Message: Debbie Johnson c/o '76 mentioned looking for Alan the early 60's his family lived across the street from our family on 139th st in Holly Glen. At some point they move to 133rd/Ramona, we still saw them often...sadly in the late 70's both his parents died. They were sweet people...does anyone know what happened to Kurt Campbell, Alan's older brother?

Name: Loren Rector ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Oct 15, 2007, 5:02 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1956
City & State: Okeechobee, Fl.
Message: Do the Grunion still come up on the beach as they used to in the fifties? Remember those days well, what a lot of fun we had those days.
Hey Loren, I believe they do.

Name: Laura ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Oct 15, 2007, 4:09 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: Twitchell
Class: 1979
City & State: Hemet, CA
No E-mail
Message: Reading the names of the seniors from the class of '76 Debbie wrote about just takes me back to Freshman year. I remember those upperclassmen fondly...of course I never found myself upside down in a trash can alongside Senior Square either. Where are they now???

Name: Armand Vaquer ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Oct 15, 2007, 2:37 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1972
City & State: Tarzana, CA
Message: Amazing how Chucko brought the kiddies out of the woodwork (I can just picture Suzie dancing to his birthday diddy). The ol' clown is still alive and living up in the Pacific Northwest and his son took over the role for a while. Chucko even has his own website: By the way, I saw Chucko appear at a Food Giant Market on Western Ave. and Imperial Highway back in the hey-day.