Hawthorne Happenings October 8, 2015

News for the City of Good Neighbors from City Clerk Huber

 Next Candidates Forum- Tonight at Holly Glen
The next candidates forum will be held tonight, October 8 at Cabrillo School starting at 7 p.m. It is sponsored by the Holly Glen Homeowners Association.  The school is located on 135th Street in Holly Glen. The next opportunity for voters to hear the candidates will be October 22 at Ramona School starting at 6:30 p.m. with refreshments, sponsored by the Ramona Neighborhood Association. The following is a list of candidates: Running for mayor:  Chris Brown, Alex Vargas, Angie Reyes English and Analilia Joya.   Running for two seats on the city council: Haidar Awad, Katrina Manning, Osvaldo Ramirez, Olivia Valentine, Amie Shepard, Nilo Michelin, Frances Stiglich, and L. David Patterson.  

Community Dinner – Thursday, October 15
The Hawthorne President’s Council is sponsoring a community dinner on Thursday, October 15 at the Memorial Center.  Proceeds from the dinner will go to the holiday assistance programs during the holiday season.  Auction items can be donated to the council to help raise additional funds. The price of the dinner is $5 per person.  The meal is served from 5 to 6:30 p.m.

West Basin Water Harvest
Water Harvest is a free and fun family event for the community to learn more about the value of water. This year will be particularly special, as we celebrate 20 years of water recycling. As part of the festivities, West Basin will offer tours of the Edward C. Little Water Recycling Facility, food, carnival games, raffle prizes, a kid’s costume contest, stage shows, pony rides, reptile petting zoo, and the chance to enter into our grand prize giveaway. For more information, visit: www.westbasin.org/waterharvest. Hope to see you there!  Date: Saturday, October 24, 2015 Time: 10 am – 2 pmPlace: Edward C. Little Water Recycling Facility 1935 S. Hughes Way, El Segundo, CA 90245

Historical Society Meeting
Our next meeting will be Monday night, October 26 at 6:30 p.m.   Our speaker will be Jerry Florey, who has been involved with baseball and softball in Hawthorne for over 50 years.  The discussion will be related to “Baseball in Hawthorne”.  It should be interesting to hear just how many famous players have come out of our area.

Life Goes On
We really never ever know what one day will bring.  There are many families in Roseburg, Oregon whose lives were drastically changed last week in a matter of minutes by one young, crazy kid.  Each day I wake up and thank God for another day to live here on earth.  I ask that He lead me in the way I should go.  So, I have peace knowing that the creator of the universe is in charge of my life and the entire world.  Recently, I received a text from my daughter saying, “I was hit”.  She was driving down Inglewood Avenue when a motorist turned right into her and totaled her Honda Civic.  The deployed air bags definitely saved her from serious injury.  Just a few days later, my 86 year old mother-in-law was bitten by a dog that was being walked by her owner.  The bite drew blood and brought about a trip to the doctor’s office.  We really never know what each day will bring. We pray for safety for our loved ones.  We take steps to make our homes and cars safe.  But, ultimately we are in God’s hands.  Bad things happen to good people.  Being a Christian or just doing the right things does not insulate us from the dangers and illnesses of this world.  At the end of the day, we can only sit back, count our blessings and have one of those “refreshing beverages”.

Two Al’s Recovering
We are thankful for successful cancer surgeries for two men who have given much to our city.  Both, Al Wise and Allen Richards came through their recent surgeries and are rehabbing at home.  We pray for their full recovery so that they may return to their volunteer duties.