Hawthorne Happenings July 16, 2015

News for the City of Good Neighbors from City Clerk Huber

Historic Tour of Hawthorne – This Friday      
The Hawthorne Historical Society will be conducting a tour of historic sites in Hawthorne this Friday starting at 3 p.m.  Hall of Fame Banquet ticket holders will be allowed to go on the tour for free.  Others will be charged $10.  The tour will last approximately 2 hours. Some trivia that you may visit on the tour will include: The church where Sonny Bono was married, New Hampshire Street where Miss Monroe was a foster child, a swivel arm that is well known amongst train fanatics, the site of a hotel where the ‘black widow” airplane got its name,  site of the first Hawthorne city council chambers, and the birthplace of the most popular, American band of the past half century. These and many other interesting places will be part of this first ever tour. If you would like to join us, please contact me at 310-292-6714. 

 Hall of Fame Banquet – Friday
The second annual Hawthorne Historical Hall of Fame Banquet will be held on Friday, July 17 starting with a social hour at 6 p.m.   This year the banquet will be over at the Memorial Center’s Venus Room. Tickets are $30 per person and can be obtained by emailing hawthornehistorical@gmail.com or in person at the Hawthorne Museum. The 2015 Hall of Fame inductees include: The Hawthorne Beach Boys, Reese Walton, Jim Thorpe, Carl Boenish, and Seers Lumber.

 Good Neighbors Day – this Saturday
Our 5th Annual Good Neighbors Day will be held THIS Saturday, July 18th in front of City Hall on 126th Street from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.  The activities include a car show, three great bands performing on stage, vendors from a variety of organizations, and some food and games.  If you would like to be a vendor, please email me and we will include you.  The cost of being a vendor is $25.  The same fee is charged for a car show entry. 

Filing Period Begins
The filing period for citizens wishing to run for city council or mayor is now open.  It will continue until August 7th.  The city clerk’s office is open daily from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.  Please allow at least 30 minutes to have our staff time to explain the procedures of becoming a candidate.  There is no fee to submit an election filing.  However, if you wish to submit a statement to have printed in the voters guide, the fee is $1,000 for English and $1,000 for Spanish.  These fees are optional and are not required.

World Special Olympics
Thanks to the generosity of Hawthorne businesses, the cost of being a host city for the upcoming World Special Olympics has been mostly covered.  We will host 100 special athletes from two different countries, 50 athletes from Nigeria and 50 athletes from Estonia.  They will be staying in our local hotels, being treated to special dinners, working out at local venues and participating in some events while they are here July 20 thru 26th. It’s great the city of Hawthorne has stepped forward to help out such a worthy cause. 

Contact email:  norbhuber@gmail.com