Name: Dale Craig ~~~~~~~~~~ Sat-Jul 8, 2006, 4:26 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Hawthorne Ca
Message: Hi Cougartowners: I just want to say it's busy at the house with Mom & Dad celabrating their 50th wedding anniversity at Hawthorne Memorial Park my brother and his family came down from Washington. Sharon, have not time to send money for the 30 year reunion send it next week everyone have a great summer see you on August 19. Thanks Dale
Name: Mary Ann Martin ~~~~~~~~~~ Sat-Jul 8, 2006, 3:21 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Murfreesboro AR
Message: Probably women only would pick up on what a Lounge Lizard Mike Love is ... the eye contact, body language, etc. He could barely whisper his lyrics, but - dang - if Love didn't do his usual bumping and grinding to the audience ... soooooo, coming on to one classy lady was a bit too much that early in the morning. Sorry, JB, he's no Rod Stewart or Mick Jagger when it comes to the opposite sex!!!
Name: Terrence Poublon ~~~~~~~~~~ Sat-Jul 8, 2006, 12:55 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Hawthorne, CA
Message: A Big Thank You to Dan Johnson '77 for sharing the link to the story on Claremont High School's Class of '76 internet preunion. It really touched my heart and soul. I have to agree that it firmly resonates what you (John) have done for HHS Cougartown. Your website was the template for Leuzinger High School's Class of 1981 website. We can only emulate you... not imitate you. You give all your readers a great experience. You are deeply appreciated and admired!
Name: Dan Johnson ~~~~~~~~~~ Sat-Jul 8, 2006, 9:52 am - HHS Time
City & State: Sherman Oaks, CA
Message: Today's LA Times has an interesting front page story
about how the Claremont High School Class of '76 used the internet to really get to know one another before they had their 30 year reunion. A lot of the article resonates with what we and JB have done here at CT.
Name: Mary Ann Martin ~~~~~~~~~~ Sat-Jul 8, 2006, 6:05 am - HHS Time
City & State: Murfreesboro AR
Message: Sorry for the delay in this: "A celebration of life for Roberta "Bobbi" Bourguignon will be held today at 3PM at the Neptunian Woman's Club in Manhattan Beach. Memorials may be made to the Neptunian Scholarship Fund, Yosemite Fund or your favorite organization. Bobbi was educated in Hawthorne and sons Larry Lee and Brian Bourguignon graduated from HHS during the 70's. Sister Stephanie Hall Brito is a '61 alumnus. Contact info: Bourguignon/Lee Family, 1003 11th St, Manhattan Beach 90266 and Francisco and Stephanie Brito, 30915 Rue Valois, Rancho Palso Verdes 90275.
Name: Terrence Poublon ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Jul 7, 2006, 9:46 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Hawthorne, CA
Message: Hello Cougars!!! Don't forget that on Saturday July 15th, 2006... The 2nd Annual Teen Challenge / Mayor Larry Guidi Car Show takes place in Our Hometown of Hawthorne. All proceeds will support Los Angeles County Teen Challenge... a local non-profit dedicated to fight drug abuse and gang violence! LATC provides prevention, intervention, and free drug rehabilitation programs! The car show runs from 10am - 3pm at Hawthorne Memorial Park on the corner of El Segundo and Doty. There is an entrance fee Donation of $2, and kids under 16 are free. It's for a good cause and you'll have a great time!For more information, visit Leuzinger's Class of 1981 website or The LATC website
Name: Pauline Matthew ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Jul 7, 2006, 6:37 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Oak Hills, CA.
Message: I agree with Mary Ann Martin. Mike Love and the group that now calls themselves the Beach Boys were pretty bad today on Good Morning America. They ARE NOT the Beach Boys from Hawthorne High. And there was Mike Love trying to put a move on Diana Sawyer.
Name: EL ROJO ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Jul 7, 2006, 6:25 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Kuna, ID
Message: Just looked at Pacos pics, nice Paco. Great looking ladies. Thats why we all chased em AND cruised the Blvd a few times and got together here. Great tune also, for the background music young man. MAY THE COUGAR BE WITH YOU. Jake N Jude.
Name: Penny ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Jul 7, 2006, 3:53 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Torrance, CA
Message: Paco....Thanks for the great photos of the "rowdy" bunch! How neat it is to see so many friends from what seems like only yesterday! Seeing those familiar faces made me grin from ear to ear...looks like the girls had a great time.
Name: Jim Sloey ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Jul 7, 2006, 1:46 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Solvang, Ca
Message: I said California girls. Here are my answers: 1. California girls 2. uhhhhh 3. geeeeez its.......uh 4. oh oh oh it?s a uh a uh 5. ohohohohohoh no...6. ooooooh oooooh ooooh wait,,,oooh 7. its its wait wait,,,its 8. missed it again... 9. little deuce coup 10. california girls 11. wouldn't it be nice [if this were easier] 12. There were 12?????????? I guess you won't need my size
Name: Bud Rhoades ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Jul 7, 2006, 1:11 pm - HHS Time
City & State: The Shore
Message: Impressive John....very impressive. Now go get your golf game ready for next years C-Town Classic.
Name: John Crotty ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Jul 7, 2006, 12:29 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Hermosa Beach
Message: Okay, here's my stab at the Beach Boys bits... 1) All Summer Long 2) Catch a Wave 3) Don't Worry Baby 4) Wendy 5) Little Duece Coupe 6) Warmth of the Sun 7) Help me Rhonda 8) California Girls 9) Fun, Fun, Fun 10) Sloop John B 11) Do it again 12) I Can Hear Music
Did I get 'em all right???????
Name: Jim Sloey ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Jul 7, 2006, 10:41 am - HHS Time
City & State: Solvang, Ca
Message: The Beach Boys song contest was great! I must admit I had a 'little' trouble with a few of them. Good contest. Thanks for the T-shirt!
Name: Dan Johnson ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Jul 7, 2006, 7:46 am - HHS Time
City & State: Sherman Oaks
Message: Went to the CBS Studios 4th of July fireworks show with the family. The featured act was the "Beach Toys" Given that I was chasing two kids through the bounceys, I didn't have a chance to sit and watch them. But being in the "tribute" biz, I did turn an ear towards them several times and I thought they sounded very good -- particularly the vocals which will make or break any Beach Boys tribute band.
Name: Mary Ann Martin ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Jul 7, 2006, 6:54 am - HHS Time
City & State: Murfreesboro AR
Message: Well, Mike Love just embarrassed himself and The Beach Boy name on GMA this morning. Sparse crowd and Love was so crass he put a move on Diane Sawyer. Still can't sing. Sad, rally.
Name: Raymond Smith ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Jul 6, 2006, 1:17 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Portland, OR
Message: Wow..found an ol' Cougar friend 2 days ago in "myspace.com" and I finally got to call her after what...22 yrs! We talked for nearly 3 hours on the phone (remember the good ol' days where you can talk on the phone as a mean of communications)? lol She said she been looking for me for years (as I through her brother STEVE during reunion time). I told her about Cougartown and she said she never heard of it. She been looking for people in classmate and now she excited about this site. I just can't believe there is alot of people who don't know about CT. I wonder if you do an engine search on the Internet and shows HHS that CT would be added to HHS site so people can be directed to here. My friend name is Kim Myers. Hope she gets here soon and post a feedback. later ye all.
Name: Neil Larson ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Jul 6, 2006, 12:55 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Crestview, Fl.
Message: For what it's worth department- Back in 1974 I took part in the annual Cinco De Mayo Redondo Marina to Ensenada, Mexico Regatta- Working Crew on Capital Yacht's (of Lomita) entry, a 32 foot "Presidential" model sloop. Captained by one Marty May, whom I met through Hang Gliding along Playa Del Rey. Anyway... I recall, at the time the sister city to Redondo Beach was Ensenada! Yes I did have a Margeritta at the Bahia & I did say hello to the Clam Man! And YES there was a guy on the sidewalk with a car battery strapped around his chest & two chrome metal handles on cords...selling "SHOCKS" for $3.00 to $5.00 depending on the volts! Does anyone else have knowledge of this Mexican Electrical Tourist phenomenon?
Name: Paula Bondi - Springer ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Jul 5, 2006, 1:22 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Rescue, CA
Message: Hi Everyone,I just wanted to add to Chris's post that although it "does" make mention in the program for Hot August Nights of all of the former Beach Boys and what they are currently doing, and also sort of implies they will be in Reno, but to date, the only confirmed appearances in Reno are Mike Love and the Beach Boys performing the evenings of August 4th and 5th. It is my hopes that I see a couple of them out at the booth at some point Friday or Saturday, but again this has not yet been confirmed to me. Hope to see you out there, and if you would like any further information please feel free to e-mail me at email@example.com Paula Bondi-Springer
Name: Chris Prewitt ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Jul 5, 2006, 8:25 am - HHS Time
City & State: Fullerton, CA
Message: I took a look at the Beach Boys landmark
WEB site and it has been updated with new pictures and an article from the http://www.dailybreeze.com/ Daily Breeze. Though I didn?t find any information on the site, I got it from good sources that there will be representatives of the BB landmark group at the hot August nights. According to their WEB site Hot August Nights
will be July 29 August 6 in Reno, NV. The Beach Boys Landmark?s booth will be located in the Nostalgia faire area but only August 3-5. People of interest who are scheduled to appear are David Marks and his band, Al Jardine?s Endless Summer Band and Mike Love and his band. Yes, John I do promote Cougartown
off of this site also.
Name: Adrianne DeAlejandro ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Jul 4, 2006, 10:59 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Cerritos, CA
Message: I just returned from a fantastic outdoor evening with the Platters at our Cerritos Civic Center. The location was changed this year for the 4th celebration. The group entertained for about an hour and a half, and I was within touching distance. I know there were other Cougars there as well, I just didn't see you. Alex and I met a couple from Morningside ('56) and Torrance ('70). We reminisced, and they will be checking out this website. We also spent Sunday with Carol Villiepigue Cutri ('63) in Trabuco Canyon. So this weekend was spent down memory lane.
Name: Steve Fraser ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Jul 4, 2006, 9:33 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Laguna Woods, CA
Message: The HHS built in it's entirety as it stands now. All three pools at the same time. Although it's on the high school property, it's owned, funded and staffed by the City. I worked there from '65 through '69 and may have taught a few younger Cougs how to swim and also whistled them out at closing time. The main pool is 125' long, which as Alan mentioned is why the "Wall" was built. It could be moved to make the pool 25 yds to conform to normal lap distances. The best thing about the pool was having a home water polo game. Most of the visiting teams were used to deep pools and when they got to ours, the temptation to use the bottom (foul) was too great. We Cougs, on the other hand, knew how to use the bottom without getting caught. "Home Court Advantage". The "Gunga Din" , or the "Drop In" was still in existence after the library was built, at least 1964/65. We used to tell our parents we were going to the library to study and then dance the night away
Name: Robb Russell ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Jul 4, 2006, 8:14 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Long Beach, CA
Message: A friend of my brother (Richard Russell, Leuzinger Class of 1964) sent me the following link with memories of the 50s that some of you will enjoy. Check it out. http://oldfortyfives.com/TakeMeBackToTheFifties.htm Speaking of memories, my wife and I spent part of the Fourth of July cruising the bike path and Strand from Hermosa Pier to Dockweiler. What a great stretch of sand.