Name: John Baker ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Jun 13, 2015, 5:06pm - HHS Time
Class: 1962
City & State: Lomita CA
Message: Cougar sighting of sorts, Just had the best day with Sharon Bierman Branigan and her mother Beverly. She called this morning to say she was in town (haven't seen Sharon for about 3 years). We met at Hawthorne Historical which she hadn't seen. Took a tour of Hawthorne High and other local sites and ended up at the Pizza Show. What a great day with one of the funniest Cougars to ever walk the halls of good old HHS. Thank you Sharon and Bev for a fun fun day. I miss you already.
Name: Clark Millman ~~~~~~~~~~ Sat-Jun 13, 2015, 2:44 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1976
City & State: Manhattan ?B each, ca
Message: The HHS national record in the mile relay(3:07.4) looks like it will stand for another year. Winning time at the CA state meet this year was 3:13.46 by Long Beach Wilson. Nowhere close to HHS!!!
That record looks to be untouchable, Clark, thanks for the update.
Name: Andy Archibeque ~~~~~~~~~~ Sat-Jun 13, 2015, 9:58 am - HHS Time
Class: 1963
City & State: huntington beach ca
Name: Glenn Crist ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Jun 12, 2015, 9:46 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1964
City & State: Sonoma, CA
Message: Big news in Sonoma Co. is that the Faux Boys are playing the Sonoma- Marin Fair in Petaluma on June 23rd (yawn). Sorry I won't make it.
Rather see the REAL deal on June 20th at the Greek.
Name: John Pritchard ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Jun 12, 2015, 4:29 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1969
City & State: Concord, CA
Message: My only recollection of the Wilsons is that of Brian, I think, rocketing up and down Hawthorne Boulevard several mornings in late '63 in an electric-blue Stingray when I was walking to Intermediate. The whole family may have decamped to Beverly Hills after that year. My older sister's friend Cookie Ames dated Al Jardine for a time. Cookie's father was a fixture at the VFW for years. I've been wondering how the band stayed out of the draft in the 60s. As for "Jurassic World", it may be another triumph of special-effects over any sort of plot, and a pastiche of every other sci-fi/horror film we've seen. Ron Howard's daughter looks good, but her acting is dubious, and she runs around all the mayhem in heels that appear and disappear. As is often true, the animals do the best acting.
Name: Chris Prewitt ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Jun 12, 2015, 2:56 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1967
City & State: Fullerton, CA
Message: Armand Vaquer's review is on the page, just look below the picture (it worked for me). He liked it but would have liked to see some additional scenes that, if made should be added to the DVD.
Thanks Chris.
Name: Ricki Farrell ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Jun 12, 2015, 1:22 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: Valencia
Class: 1961
City & State: Oro Valley, AZ
Message: I haven't decided to see Love & Mercy, but it saddens me to think that people who didn't know Brian will probably not take home with them the image that a few of us continue to carry in our hearts. I knew him only through close friends and a class we shared in high school. The Brian I knew is a complete stranger to me when represented in movies or in books. I am always left to wonder how often this happens in biographical cinema. A former friend wants to write a script about a teacher with whom I was very close, I knew him well and there are so many things that could be said but I don't believe need to be shared. It would make an interesting movie or book but at whose expense? Had to vent!
Name: Wade Greasby ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Jun 12, 2015, 11:51 am - HHS Time
Class: 1973
City & State: Surf City, California
Message: Good Morning Cougars, Went and saw Love and Mercy again last evening. Same as the first time, I enjoyed the movie, it is done very well. If it were to be a Story of the Beach Boys and all their history, It would be called a Band of Brothers From Different Mothers and I would still be in the theater. I felt the movie touched on a number of issues without going into a lot of detail, keeping the main focus on Brian at a turning point in his life. Also the theater goers were all over 60, Beach Boy Loyalists, and most expected more music! Have a great day one and all!!!
Thanks for the input, Wade.
Name: John Pritchard ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Jun 12, 2015, 10:52 am - HHS Time
Class: 1969
City & State: Clayton, CA
Message: I'd like to read Armand Vaquer's review of "Love & Mercy" but the link to his blog doesn't work. It does reveal the Amazon listing for his book, "The Monster Movie Fan's Guide to Japan." I haven't seen the intact Tokyo Tower since '75. Remember when "Godzilla" was required viewing on Channel 9? I'll endure "Jurassic World" today, which is something to do on a hot afternoon....
Thanks John, Armand, please email me the correct link.
Name: Peggy Hanson ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Jun 12, 2015, 8:35 am - HHS Time
Maiden: Noakes
Class: 1970
City & State: Torrance, CA
Happy Birthday Ed, where have you been?
Name: Marsha Russell ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Jun 12, 2015, 7:31 am - HHS Time
Maiden: Russell
Class: 1964
City & State: Redondo Beach
Message: Happy Birthday Miss Brooks, I hope your day was wonderful. Love you tons.
Happy Birthday Kathy!!
Name: Clark Millman ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Jun 11, 2015, 9:40 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1976
City & State: Manhattan Beach, CA
Message: Just in case anyone is interested: Finals for seniors at HHS were all of last week, finals for underclassmen are all of this week ending tomorrow. Graduation is tomorrow afternoon on Halcap. Boy that brings back some good memories, grad night, looking forward to college and savoring all those good days at HHS!! I remember at my brother Ray's graduation in '71, class president Gary Shambaugh shook everybody's hand as they marched onto Halcap. I liked the idea so I got Doug Long(first semester class president) and myself(second semester class president) took opposite ends of the field and congratulated all the graduates. One young lady(who will go unnamed) saw my outstretched hand and decided that was not acceptable so she proceeded to tackle me. It was all just graduation fun and I dated her that whole summer and am still good friends with her today! Good memories!
Name: Janet Burkett ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Jun 11, 2015, 12:14 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: Humphreys
Class: 1962
City & State: Ca
Message: Happy Birthday to my old band buddy, Daryl Lundquist. Without you I never would have learned to play the trombone during Mr. Morgan's class! Ha! Also, a wonderful birthday to our Miss Brooks.
Happy Birthday Daryl and Kathy.
Name: Sherry Wingo ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Jun 11, 2015, 11:52 am - HHS Time
Maiden: Peppers
Class: 1964
City & State: Haw. Ca.
Message: Happy Birthday Kathy Brooks. A very sweet lady and retired Wiseburn school teacher.
Happy Birthday Kathy
Name: Judy Blomsterberg ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Jun 11, 2015, 11:06 am - HHS Time
Maiden: DeGrazia
Class: 1964
City & State: Harbor City
Message: Happy Birthday to a good friend, a good neighbor and one of the funniest people I know, Miss Kathy Brooks. I have to tell you how funny she really is. She and I were talking one day and I couldn't remember the a word that meant "not able to recall the past." I said that I knew it started with an 'A' and she said, "Well, I know what you mean.. I do that too...then she thought about it and said, "The word is AMBROSIA." Then I said,"Actually, the word is AMNESIA, but it scares me that I understand you. Happy BD Miss Brooks. We love the snot out of you.
Happy Birthday Kathy.
Name: Bob And Karen Fraser ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Jun 11, 2015, 9:40 am - HHS Time
Class: 1960
City & State: Hawthorne, Ca
Message: Today is another special birthday! Today , our Miss Kathy Brooks is celebrating! Happy birthday, Miss Kathy.. love you lots!
Happy Birthday Kathy. Have a great day!!
Name: Robin Hood ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Jun 10, 2015, 5:59 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1960
City & State: Eugene, Oregon
Message: Your response to Glenn was spot on John. The acting may have been excellent but so was Pulp Fiction. Some of us were there and are still here.
I guess it happens to the most successful, Robin, thanks man.
Name: Glenn Crist ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Jun 10, 2015, 2:40 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1964
City & State: Sonoma, CA
Message: I have to say I think there is a lot of rumor and innuendo surrounding the Wilson's and the Beach Boys. I always look at films to push and exaggerate the story line. I think much of the Wilson history has gone to the grave or lost in reality.
I too think lots of the REAL Wilson history has been twisted and hammered by writers and film makers into the Legend of the Wilsons. Just my opinion.
Name: Armand Vaquer ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Jun 10, 2015, 8:02 am - HHS Time
Class: 1972
City & State: Tarzana, Karloffornia
Message: Re: "Love & Mercy". Best movie I've seen so far this year. Grade: A+. My review
Name: Paul Clark ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Jun 8, 2015, 7:15 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1966
City & State: Torrance, California
Message: Happy Birthday Sandy!
Happy Birthday Sandy
Name: Newell Endicott ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Jun 8, 2015, 6:52 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1963
City & State: Hacienda Heights, Ca
Message: Leo Cub Scout den 584 went to Redondo Beach to skate. It was upstairs at the pier. Before they they redid that area.
Name: John Pritchard ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Jun 8, 2015, 4:32 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1969
City & State: Clayton, CA
Message: That is a great moment when Brian Wilson and Mike Love start composing "Good Vibrations." I forgot to mention a fine, magazine- style book, "Music Icons: The Beatles", by Harris Publishing, which is available in most drugstores. I read every word, and it describes each album and every song, with many surprises on who did what and how they composed their work. I never knew that the vocals were often three-part harmonies, for example.
Name: Fred Rinaldi ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Jun 8, 2015, 1:59 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1966
City & State: Manhattan Beach, ca
Message: Went to Serra but John Pritchard saw it also, thought the seen on Good Vibrations was spot on, this from way past
Name: John Pritchard ~~~~~~~~~~ Sun-Jun 7, 2015, 4:49 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1969
City & State: Clayton, CA
Message: I just saw "Love and Mercy." I would have preferred more exposition on how the Wilsons became such knowledgeable musicians, and less family melodrama, but it's pretty good. All the actors are first- rate, and even the two-actor thing seems to work. The final segment begins outside the Fred Segal store on Melrose and it ends some twelve miles away at Kornblum and 119th. Much like the Liverpool neighborhoods of The Beatles, so much came out of such an ordinary place.
Thanks John
Name: Leo Ainsworth ~~~~~~~~~~ Sun-Jun 7, 2015, 1:29 am - HHS Time
Class: 1964
City & State: Kona, Hawaii
Message: In Hermosa Beach I remember a skating ring on the water's edge. I was in the Cub Scouts and I believe we went there several times.
The skating rink we used in 7th and 8th grade (Hawthorne Intermediate) was in Culver times.
Name: Patty Saville ~~~~~~~~~~ Sat-Jun 6, 2015, 10:33 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: Valencia
Class: 1974
City & State: Laguna Beach, Ca
Message: Hi CT! Clark I saw your post about the El Molino name no longer being used. Does anyone know why our yearbooks were named El Molino?
Walter Nyman came up with the name and not sure why but one of Merriam Webster's definitions is: a difficult and often educational experience used in the phrase through the mill. Just my guess, Patty.
Name: Kathy Corral ~~~~~~~~~~ Sat-Jun 6, 2015, 8:53 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: Ball
Class: 1971
City & State: Boonville, California
Message: Congratulations to American Pharoah, Victor Espinoza, Bob Baffert and the Fayad Family to taking the Triple Crown today.
Name: Don D. ~~~~~~~~~~ Sat-Jun 6, 2015, 7:17 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1975
City & State: South Bay
Message: Thanks Jan and John!
Name: Jan Blomsterberg ~~~~~~~~~~ Sat-Jun 6, 2015, 4:52 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1963
City & State: Harbor City, CA
Message: Mr. '75er himself! HAPPY BIRTHDAY Don DiTomasso.
Happy Birthday Don!
Name: Jerry Miles ~~~~~~~~~~ Sat-Jun 6, 2015, 11:45 am - HHS Time
Class: 1966
City & State: Fair Oaks, CA
Message: I went to the Hermosa Biltmore many times to swim. It was a monthly outing for my brother's Boy Scout troop and my Dad was a scoutmaster. But I am sure it was fresh water in the pool. I distinctly remember coming home and rinsing off the heavy chlorine they used. A bit of trivia... When the Hermosa Biltmore was finally torn down they just filled in the pool with dirt. As far as I know it is still there buried.
Thanks Jer'
Name: Glenn Crist ~~~~~~~~~~ Sat-Jun 6, 2015, 11:07 am - HHS Time
Class: 1964
City & State: Sonoma, CA
Message: Does anyone remember the Hermosa Biltmore and particularly the swimming pool? I remember it as being really warm and probably salt water because I never had a problem floating and swimming there. And the whale that washed up on the beach there and was housed in a refrigerator truck on display.
I remember the Biltmore but never in the pool.
Name: Leo Ainsworth ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Jun 4, 2015, 10:26 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1964
City & State: Saint Helena, Cali
Message: Yes, Karen it is great to see HHS's educational programs being leaders in the area, both in engineering "robots" and in offering programs for kids to learn how to fly. You as a teacher are on the front lines in encouraging kids to reach out for their dreams and obtain a lifestyle that is rewarding professionally, personally, and/or financially. Thank you for your commitment to all the kids you impacted for over the years.
Name: Bob And Karen Fraser ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Jun 4, 2015, 9:06 am - HHS Time
Class: 1960
City & State: Hawthorne, Ca
Message: Happy Birthday to my sweet cousin, Lois Odatey. Hope you are doing well. Miss talking to you! Also a belated Happy Birthday to Dennis Campbell.. where you been lately??
Happy Birthday Lois.
Name: Jerry Simpson ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Jun 3, 2015, 5:48 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1962
City & State: Santa Clarite Ca.
Message: Happy Birthday Stephanie. Sure miss all the great times everyone had on Oxford street. Summer nights were special playing games in the front yards. Even staying out after the street lights came on.
Happy Birthday Stephanie. I remember the summer of 57 and Stephanie, Sue Jolly, Annalou Fulton and Judy Norman all hanging out together. It was a hot summer in Hawthorne.
Name: Dennis Carden ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Jun 3, 2015, 4:01 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1963
City & State: Newnan, Ga.
Message: Happy Birthday to Petey Smith.
Happy Birthday Petey
Name: Jody Weller ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Jun 3, 2015, 3:11 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: Halberg
Class: 1959
City & State: Inver Grove Heights MN
Message: Just a quick note while I am packing to move once again. I went on a 3 week vacation to visit my boys(Robert Poorman c/0 77 and Bruce Bird c/o 84)and bought a Condo. I will be leaving California 6/15. I will miss Cruise Nights, breakfast at the VFW and other activities, but will keep you all in my mind. And JOHN, thanks for all you do for us. LOVE YOU ALL!!!!!
Aw Jody, I'll miss you. Take care and remember, all your friends are as close as your keyboard. We love you too and have a great life in Minnesota.
Name: Ray Shelley ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Jun 3, 2015, 9:21 am - HHS Time
Class: 1958
City & State: Mena, AR
Message: Thanks Doris, "Good Old HHS" brought back a flood of memories for me this morning. Some good, some not so good. The good is, John's creation of CT, thank you for your time and dedication. The not so good is the inevitable, losing high school friends and classmates. One that comes to mind is Don Allen. We shared many years of good times together. Our goal was to retire, then head for the hills, sit around a campfire by a stream, and like old folks do, reminisce about the "Good Old Days". I miss that guy. I walked off the campus of HHS 57 years ago this month, ready to set the world on fire. The fire never materialized, but I did have the opportunity to strike a couple of matches. Oh, and thanks Doris for the reminder about CT dues.. John I'll be sending mine in another 57 years.. Just kidding.... Ray
Hey Ray, I'm blessed to still have you and hundreds of other HHSers who I didn't even know, growing up in Hawthorne in the mid 20th century. Having good friends is what it's all about, and early memories are the best. Thanks for the great thoughts.
Name: Doris Donaldson ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Jun 3, 2015, 8:29 am - HHS Time
Maiden: Donaldson
Class: 1957
City & State: Twin Falls, ID
Message: HAPPY BIRTHDAY PETEY!!!! Now you're over the hill! "Which hill is that?" you say. Well, let's just say she's still lookin' good! Petey ... hope it's the best yet! It is also Laree Blauert's birthday! And I wish her a very happy birthday, too! She and I were bff in high school. Yes, good old HHS! Ahhh ... those were the days, huh? BTW, remember, DUES ARE DUE!!
Happy Birthday Petey and Laree
Name: Janet Burkett ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Jun 3, 2015, 8:08 am - HHS Time
Maiden: Humphreys
Class: 1962
City & State: Ca
Message: DENNIS CAMPBELL! How the heck are you? Hoping you have a great birthday today. Hugs to you and Eileen. Got to get together one day soon! Also, Leo that is so awesome reading about the aviation program at HHS. Sounds like there are still great teachers there! Janet
Happy Birthday MAMMAL!!!
Name: Sue Walsh ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Jun 3, 2015, 7:20 am - HHS Time
Maiden: jolly
Class: 1961
City & State: hesperia, ca
Message: Happy Birthday Stephanie. We go way back to 5th grade at York. It has been wonderful having you as a friend all these years. Enjoy your HAPPY TIMES.
Happy Birthday Stephanie!!
Name: Lisa Dulin ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Jun 3, 2015, 5:56 am - HHS Time
Maiden: Graham
City & State: Coquille, OR
Message: Petey, Happy Birthday!
Happy Birthday Petey!!
Name: Paul Wieber ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Jun 2, 2015, 10:50 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1969
City & State: Meadview, Az
Message: Love & Mercy coming to a theater near you starting this Friday. The story of Brian Wilson and the Beach Boys. Check it out......
Name: Clark Millman ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Jun 2, 2015, 7:20 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1976
City & State: Manhattan Beach, CA
Message: Some of my track athletes at HHS showed me their yearbooks today. The name "El Molino" has passed into history as the yearbooks no longer bear the name
Name: Jerry Simpson ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Jun 2, 2015, 5:15 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1962
City & State: Santa Clarita Ca.
Message: Happy Birthday Keith Pulcifer, I still remember the night you and your girl friend borrowed my 51 Ford pickup at the drive=in.Have a great day. See you soon.
Happy Birthday Keith