Hawthorne Happenings January 15, 2015


News for the City of Good Neighbors from City Clerk Huber


Martin Luther King, Jr. Day – Monday, January 19

            The months of January and February are broken up with some three day weekends.  This coming weekend we celebrate the life of a man who stood for justice and equality.  This one man made our nation better, not only by what he said, but also by how he responded to attacks and insults thrown his way.  Dr. Martin didn’t believe in an “eye for an eye”.  He didn’t let his followers use violence to fight back.  He led marches, he preached sermons and delivered speeches.  He wrote letters to communicate his thoughts that exposed the injustices that were common in America simply due to the color of one’s skin.  We have come along ways in my lifetime.  The 1960’s were a time of real change.  The new laws passed by congress really spelled out that there is no room in America for discrimination.  Is there still room for improvement?, certainly!  When we respect each other as unique human beings that live here on earth for just a short bit of time, we can live in peace with one another. The 88,000+ people who live in Hawthorne are challenged each day to live in peace with our neighbors but by doing so we make our city a better place to live and work.


Can’t Get Enough Football   

            The first NCAA national championship football game was played this past Monday with Ohio State beating down the University of Oregon Ducks.  The next big game will be the Super Bowl which will be played on Sunday, February 1.  Shortly after that game, spring football practice will begin for the colleges followed by the NFL draft day.  Americans loves football. All of the other sports just fill in time for many football fans who can hardly wait until the next season.  The NBA and the March Madness NCAA basketball tournament may get us through the spring and baseball fills in for a couple months in the summer, but as soon as football starts up again, it’s all about the pigskin. Have you planned your Super Bowl party yet?


Paving of Boulevard – Major Intersection Closed            

            The last phase of the Hawthorne Boulevard remodeling will start this weekend. The intersection of Rosecranes and Hawthorne Boulevard will be shut down.  This will be followed by the main sections of the boulevard north of Rosecranes being repaved.  It is recommended that you seek out alternate routes this weekend and next week when traveling around our down town area.


Historical Society Invites You

            The Hawthorne Historical Society invites you to an open meeting on Monday, January 26 at 6:30 p.m. at the Hawthorne Museum.  Our guest speaker will be Tom Quintana, long time resident and city historian.  Tom will share some of the archives and memorabilia that he has collected during his 30+ years of serving his city.  Our meetings are a fun way to get to know your city and your neighbors.   The Hawthorne Museum is open on Tuesdays and Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. It is located at 12622 S. Grevillia Avenue, across from the Hawthorne Library.  Stop by on Saturdays for a cup of coffee and some good conversation.   


NextDoor – Have you Joined Yet?

            Go to the website named “NextDoor” and see what you are missing out on.  It’s your neighbors chatting and posting information about your specific neighborhood.  Recently, burglary suspects were caught because residents posted suspicious activity in their area.  It’s a great way to get connected with your neighbors.


Upcoming Hawthorne Events

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day – Monday, January 19 – all city offices are closed  

Historical Society Meeting – Monday, January 26 – 6:30 p.m. Hawthorne Museum