Hawthorne Happenings March 12, 2015

News for the City of Good Neighbors from City Clerk Huber

Choices, Choices, Choices?
    Around our house, Saturday evening is usually our night to eat out.  After completing chores and running errors all day, my wife is not “into cooking a meal”.  Around 6 p.m. the question usually comes up “Where should we go to eat?”.  Last Saturday, Linda said, let’s go to “conveyor sushi”. Now, I like most any food that is put in front of me, but I am a little apprehensive when it comes to “raw fish”.  After waiting 45 minutes, (always a good sign), we sat down at a table to watch the conveyor belt continuously run by with over 40 choices of Japanese food. To my surprise I enjoyed almost every delicacy that we tried.  It turned out to be an enjoyable experience.  At other times I am actually perturbed by the over abundance of choices we have to select from when ordering.  High on my stress level experiences is going through the drive thru at fast food restaurants. There are too many “combos” to choose from.  Usually, there is a long line of customers behind me waiting for me to move on.  The menu sign is large. Do I want the triple decker cheese burger with onion rings or a spicy chicken sandwich?  Do I want to supersize my order?  What flavor of sugary soda big gulp do I want?  That’s all too much for me.  Too many choices.  I like to keep it simple.  Give me a hamburger and call it good. Oh, maybe some fried zucchini on the side. 

Flights Craft Beers and Sports Grill
    A new food establishment in Hawthorne is opening today at 5119 W. El Segundo Blvd., close to the 405 freeway onramp.  Flights Beer promises to have over 40 craft beers on tap.  The craft beers have some unique names. One of the beers on their website is listed as: North Coast Old Rasputin Imperial Stout Nitro. A friend of mine is considering opening up a brewery of his own right here in Hawthorne.  Can you imagine all the possible names related to our city?  Boulevard Brew, Good Neighbors’ Nitro, Good Vibrations Growler, Norma Jean Blonde, or a Jim Thorpe Thirst Quencher, the possible names list is endless.  
State of the City Luncheon
    The annual State of the City Luncheon will be held at the Memorial Center tomorrow, March 13.  Mayor Chris Brown will make his annual speech on the health of our city. For more information please contact the Hawthorne Chamber of Commerce. 

Historical Society Meeting
    The Hawthorne Historical Society will have an Open Meeting on Monday, March 23 beginning at 6:30 p.m. at the Hawthorne Museum.  Former Mayor, Guy Hocker will be our guest speaker.  Make plans to be there. Refreshments will be served. 

Upcoming Events:
Friday, March 13: State of the City Luncheon 
Monday, March 23: HHS Open Meeting – 6:30 p.m. Museum
Saturday, March 28: Easter Bunny Breakfast – Memorial Center
Monday, March 30: Hawthorne Parks and Recreation Foundation Golf Tournament
Sunday, April 5: Easter Sunday
Saturday, April 11: Service Providers Faire/Earth Day – Memorial Park
Sat/Sun, April 18/19: American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life – Hawthorne High 

Comments or Questions: Contact me at: norbhuber@gmail.com or call me at 310-292-6714.