Hawthorne Happenings March 5, 2015

News for the City of Good Neighbors from City Clerk Huber

State of the City Luncheon

Friday, March 13th has been selected as the date for our annual State of the City luncheon to be held at the Memorial Center. Registration begins at 11:30 a.m. and the program starts at 12 noon.  Mayor Chris Brown will give us an update as to what is going on in our city.  In addition, the selections for the 2015 Hawthorne Hall of Fame will be announced during the program.  Each year, the luncheon brings business and civic leaders together to celebrate the city of good neighbors. For more information please contact the Chamber of Commerce.

Pancake Breakfast Recap

We served a total of 220 people last Saturday at the inaugural Hawthorne Hometown Pancake Breakfast sponsored by the Hawthorne Historical Society.  The rain held off and it turned out to be a great day for all who came over for the hot cakes.  There were residents from all parts of Hawthorne and a few of our HPD patrol officers stopped by as well.  Many people who had not seen the Hawthorne Museum before got an opportunity to tour the facility. We look forward to making the pancake breakfast an annual event.

Ten Reasons We live Hawthorne

A recent LA Times article indicated that California has not lost it’s golden shine with most residents of the state.  It made me think of a few reasons we live here in Hawthorne.  Here is my “off the top of my head” list:

  1. Cold weather every where else in the USA
  2. The beach is down the street
  3. Family lives here
  4. Close to LAX
  5. Many jobs close by
  6. A lot of colleges and universities to attend
  7. Entertainment galore
  8. Short drive to the desert or to the mountains
  9. Mexican food
  10. Sunshine a lot of the year

Golf Tournament Still Has Openings

The annual golf tournament sponsored by the Hawthorne Parks and Recreation Foundation will be held on Monday, March 31 at the Coyote Hills Golf Course in Fullerton.  There are still some openings for foursomes or single golfers.  If you would like to participate, please contact Dick Huhn at 310-643-9157.

Stadiums

Who is going to win?  It’s Inglewood vs Carson in a race to build their NFL football stadiums.  Each city has the land to construct the structures.  Which city will have theirs built? Which plan will dry up just like so many other proposals in the past?  Or are both proposed football stadiums going to be built within 10 miles of Hawthorne?  If both are built and we have two games being played on the same Sunday, we might have over 100,000 fanatic fans traveling our freeways and surface streets to get to the venues. This would bring business to our city.  Our hotels and restaurants should benefit.  There would be construction and venue jobs available to those looking for a job. The downside would be the congestion caused by the additional cars on our area byways.

Too Toxic To Trash

Time to clean out your garage of all those old paint cans and pesticides.  There will be a household hazardous waste and E-waste roundup held on Saturday, April 11 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. over at the parking lot of the Betty Ainsworth Sports Center at the corner of El Segundo Blvd. and Doty Ave.  

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