Name: Armand Vaquer ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Jul 23, 2010, 3:13 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1972
City & State: Tarzana, Karloffornia

Message: I mainly went to Hawthorne Plaza for B. Dalton's bookstore, the photo developer and the Mexican restaurant. Occasionally, I'd go to J.C. Penny's. But that's it. What should it be replaced with? Hmmm. Maybe an A & W Rootbeer stand (retro-style) would be nice.
Name: Sue Walsh ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Jul 23, 2010, 12:45 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: Jolly
Class: 1961
City & State: Hesperia Ca

Message: John, I was looking for a man with a good body too----Oh wait a minute maybe that isn't what you meant !!!!!!
Funny Sue, REAL funny.
Name: George Johnson ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Jul 23, 2010, 9:32 am - HHS Time
Class: 1962
City & State: Spinnaker Cove, CA

Message: John Boy; Yeah, but he'd a ding LOL. Jorge
Sorry George, I have no idea what that means.
Name: Jim Sloey ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Jul 23, 2010, 6:37 am - HHS Time
Class: 1966
City & State: solvang ca
No E-mail
Message: A PINK'S run has just taken on a new and closer meaning, John stay out of the airport.
I can't do that Jim.
Name: Richard Haider ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Jul 22, 2010, 9:04 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1976
City & State: San Bernardino, Ca.

Message: I loved that mall, my family lived there even before it was built. My friends and I would ride our bikes up and down the hills of dirt they were moving to build it. Before that, we'd play around the circular park area and the streets that zig-zagged around there. After it was built, it was always great to go there around Christmas time. I loved that mall!
Well there's one person who loved the mall.
Name: Betty Rodriguez ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Jul 22, 2010, 8:58 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: Kean
Class: 1969
City & State: Kingman, AZ

Message: "Pave Paradise? Put Up A Parking Lot!!" Thank you - I'll be here till Tuesday.
Name: Britt Stonebraker ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Jul 22, 2010, 7:17 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1978
City & State: Sacramento valley AZ

Message: I think the original problem with the mall is it did attract people to it, Problem was it attracted muggers and thieves, I say save your money, use the existing structure for a museum of the los angeles area, La Brea tar pits could do some exhibits and so on, then the Monkey wards and the store at the other end could be converted to live theaters, one could be primarily for "local talent" the other for the best shows that can be had, and mixed throughout would be various fine restaurants, The whole Idea would be you would be able to pick up a glass of wine and wander about until your show starts, some local art displays ext, endless possibilitys that would benefit the community in a positive manner. At least if the muggers show up again they would have an opportunity to get some class =)
Name: Karen Fraser ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Jul 22, 2010, 5:35 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Hawthorne
No E-mail
Message: I love all the suggestions for the mall property. I would love to see it turned back into what it used to be. Wouldn't that be a novel idea? Everything old is new again. If any local Cougars are around this Saturday PLEASE come and express yourselves at the meeting. Our "civic leaders" and the mall owner need to hear it. (at one time about two years ago he wanted to build condos ON TOP OF THE PARKING STRUCTURE! Can you imagine what that would have been like. The meeting will be at 10 am on top of the mall parking structure, this Saturday, July 24th. Just follow the signs. Hope some of you can make it.
Name: Keith D. Jones ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Jul 22, 2010, 2:44 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1976
City & State: Las Vegas

Message: They should a really nice Waterpark with some more outdoor activities. This would bring in people from surrounding areas and generate some income for the city. Have a outdoor theater setup like a mini Hollywood Bowl for concerts and other things. Have an indoor area that companies can rent for small conventions and meetings. Contrary to what most people think, Las Vegas was built for conventions originally. they new if they provided convention space it would bring people and then they could gamble and make more money.
Name: Michael M Kratz ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Jul 22, 2010, 2:41 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1971
City & State: Vegas

Message: "Retro taco stand on the boulevard." Taco Tio Redux. Taco Tio had the best deep-fried burritos.
Name: Rick Weaver ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Jul 22, 2010, 1:08 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1973
City & State: Bedford, NH

Message: Hawthorne mall? How about they tear it down and replace it with nice stand-alone large screen theater with an interesting tower on the top. Maybe the theater could be built in the rococo style. The theater could be surrounded by a nice new residential area where there are detached garages with nice yards and maybe a retro taco stand on the boulevard. Hmmm…. Maybe I’m experiencing deja vu all over again?
Sounds like we're all on the same page.
Name: Michael Funk ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Jul 22, 2010, 1:06 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1976
City & State: laughlin,nv.

Message: Try a race track. call it Ascot park Hawthorne !!! then you can put in all old food joints like Green farms, two guys subs, etc, etc. maybe drive in movie's on off day's of racing on big screen at end of track.
Name: Jim Fox ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Jul 22, 2010, 12:25 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1966
City & State: Hawthorne, CA

Message: The circular parks and churches would be nice, but I wouldn't be happy unless the redevelopment also includes a Chevrolet dealership and an opera house style movie theatre.
Name: Jim Frederick ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Jul 22, 2010, 7:46 am - HHS Time
Class: 1969
City & State: hanalei Hi, Borracho Az,
No E-mail
Message: I Agree ! Take it down and build a park in it's place ! ... Then in the very middle of the park they can put a bronze sign that read's "Boy did we ever screw up " ... Ya know ... i remember how so many people tried to fight putting the mall in ... And how they said it would'nt work ... So much for urban redevelopment ! ...... and the city knowing better than their citizen's . .
I always liked the round park with the palm trees.
Name: Laura Wang ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Jul 21, 2010, 6:52 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: Geele
Class: 1976
City & State: PV, CA

Message: If you want to find out what's planned for the Hawthorne Mall, or provide input on what you think should be done with it, there's a meeting on the top level of the parking structure this Saturday from 10 am to noon. . .hey, why don't they replace it with a bunch of circular parks and some churches? :-)
Name: Faelin Klein ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Jul 19, 2010, 9:08 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: Klein
Class: 1975
City & State: Chico CA
No E-mail
Message: Thank you to Jim V, John Baker, Dave K & Keith Jones for supporting the Sunshine Kids Club; a nonprofit providing free recreational programs for children with and without disabilities. I am inviting all of YOU, my fellow HHS comrades to support this lifeline which has literally saved my daughter's life. We cofounded this non-profit to provide a space for my daughter to feel accepted and during the process, created an environment where all kids thrive, "just being themselves." Please see the attached link to read my daughter, Briana's personal story of how the Sunshine Kids Club has and continues to give her and so many others, a place to shine. WE need YOUR help! I am committed to seeing that the Sunshine Kids Club raises $8000 over the next month to make the Weekly After school and Wheelchair Basketball Programs possible for Fall 2010. With your generosity, the Sunshine Kids Club can continue to make a difference in our community. Make your donation count DOUBLE! Beginning TUES 7/21 a fellow HHS alumni will be matching all donations made between 6pm-12pm Wed. We need 25 donations of $40 to received our $1000 match. You can read Briana's story and donate by clicking on this link. Thank you in advance for making the sun shine. Love, Faelin
Glad to help, Faelin, and good luck with your project.
Name: Richard Haider ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Jul 19, 2010, 8:44 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1976
City & State: San Bernardino, Ca.

Message: Teachers: my favorites were Mr. Mckenzie (Electronics) and Mr. Chichester (Aero-Science). Any information on them?
Name: Mary Weiler ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Jul 19, 2010, 6:47 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: Risner
Class: 1976
City & State: Hawthorne, CA

Message: I was just heart broken to hear of Tammy's passing. I shared a wonderful summer with her and Julie Bush at Fullerton College taking a journalism course. We shared a wonderful little house on campus and even more memorable, we shared our time with one another. God bless your family Tammy. Rest in peace
Name: Roni Kobel ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Jul 19, 2010, 6:31 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: Treckman
Class: 1976
City & State: Huntington Beach, CA

Message: A celebration of the life of Tammy Tagami-Reeves will be held on Saturday, August 14th at 11:00 at The Hacienda in El Segundo.
Thanks Roni
Name: Alan Nelson ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Jul 19, 2010, 12:57 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1973
City & State: Parker, AZ

Message: Interesting information on Native American language. Especially since my wife is a Cherokee Nation citizen. One other little known fact is that "vegetarian" is an old Cherokee word meaning: "Does not hunt well." :)
Name: Keith D. Jones ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Jul 19, 2010, 9:03 am - HHS Time
Class: 1976
City & State: Las Vegas

Message: I'm very sorry to hear about Tami too. I knew her but not as well as the others. I do remember her being smart and was a good volleyball player. My class (76) is I think the best class ever from any school. So many of us have stayed in contact and remain friends. Its is amazing when I see photos of any person from my class I can recognize so many of them. We had a great class. I have though ALL Cougars seem to have a closer bond to one another than I see anywhere. I think that is so cool. On another note one of our own Cougars Faelin Klein has the most beautiful charitable organization called The SunshineKids and she needs a little help. Here is a link if you feel giving. Anything will help. Mahalo Nui Loa Oh one more thing my daughter Jaime is having a baby girl this week sometime I think. She is so beautiful.
Name: Roni Kobel ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Jul 19, 2010, 8:37 am - HHS Time
Maiden: Treckman
Class: 1976
City & State: Huntington Beach, CA

Message: For those interested, there is a Tammy Tagami-Reeve's Memorial Scholarship Fund set up through the E.S. Kiwanis P.O. Box 392, El Segundo, CA 90245 (checks to be made out to ES Kiwanis with "Tammy Tagami-Reeves fund" in the memo).
Name: Roni Kobel ~~~~~~~~~~ Sun-Jul 18, 2010, 11:33 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: Treckman
Class: 1976
City & State: Huntington Beach, CA

Message: I'm heartbroken at the news of Tammy Tagami-Reeves' passing. She was one of my best friends at HHS. We would sit out on the grass at lunch, along with Debbie Brown, Paula Lutz, Patti Emde, and sometimes other volleyball Cougars. I saw Tammy about two years ago at a Young Americans workshop at El Segundo High School, where she was a VIP guest as a school board member. She looked great, and it was so good to see her. My heart goes out to Harry, Amy and Derek (who just graduated from high school). Rest in peace, Tammy.
Name: Jerry Miles ~~~~~~~~~~ Sun-Jul 18, 2010, 8:59 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1966
City & State: Fair Oaks, CA

Message: For many years there was a dedication plaque at the pool entrance. It was made by my father, Ray Miles, and I’m sure it was dated 1957. He also made the metal letters “CITY OF HAWTHORNE POOL” that were once across the entrance. I still had to pay my dime to go swimming though.
Thanks Jer'
Name: Marilyn Ross ~~~~~~~~~~ Sun-Jul 18, 2010, 3:21 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: Wisham
Class: 1956
No E-mail
Message: I graduated in 1956. The pool hadn't been built. I'm pretty sure it was built the next year 56/57.
Thanks Marilyn.
Name: Alan Ibarra ~~~~~~~~~~ Sun-Jul 18, 2010, 1:37 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1973
City & State: denver co

Message: i thought "winnebago" was something that happens when you're the 1 millionth customer at Canter's Deli.
Now THAT'S funny!!
Name: Esther Ostermann ~~~~~~~~~~ Sun-Jul 18, 2010, 9:30 am - HHS Time
Class: 1970
City & State: escondido ca. 92027

Message: The American Indian tribe Winnebago--In prehistoric times, they were the only Siouan-speaking tribe in the Great Lakes area, and their name Winnebago, "People of the Filthy Water," is Algonquian, given to them by nearby tribes, the Sac and Fox. To us it is a motor home....Winnebago Industries was formed in Forest City, Iowa, as a community project. In the early 1950s local business people were eager to establish factory jobs for those leaving farms to seek work in Minneapolis or beyond.
Name: Sharon Branigan ~~~~~~~~~~ Sat-Jul 17, 2010, 9:34 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: Bierman
Class: 1976
City & State: San Clemente, CA

Message: I'm so sorry to hear that we've lost another 76er. Tammy was a beautiful girl and incredibly smart. It seems we are just losing too many to cancer these days. Am I the only one who thinks this? My deepest sympathies to her husband, family and friends.