Hawthorne Happenings October 1, 2015

News for the City of Good Neighbors from City Clerk Huber

 Next Candidates Forums
The next two candidate forums will be October 8 at Cabrillo School beginning at 7 pm sponsored by the Holly Glen Homeowners Association and 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 will once again sponsor 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.

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

Kiwanis Club Installation
We congratulate Greg McClain upon his installation as the incoming president of the Hawthorne Kiwanis Club.  He will be installed into his new office this Friday.  Greg is head of the Planning Department for the City of Hawthorne.  The Kiwanis Club has been one of the most active civic service clubs in the City of Good Neighbors for over 70 years.

Historical Society Meeting
We had a good turn out for our historical society meeting held this past Monday night.  Maybe it was the free food or maybe the interesting speaker that drew an overflow crowd to the Hawthorne Museum.  Mr. Kenny Jue shared his lifetime of memories with us.  He stated that Tennessee Williams also once lived in Hawthorne.  We now can add his name to our list of celebrity Hawthorne residents.  Our next meeting will be Monday night, October 24 at 6:30 p.m.   The speaker and 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.

Where Do I Stand?
When asked whom I was voting for in presidential elections in the past, I have responded by saying that I support candidates who share my same values and beliefs.  I’m a conservative.  I believe less government is better.  I believe that the government should not be writing new laws through the judicial system.  I believe abortion is wrong.  I believe marriage is a sacred union between a man and a woman.  I base my views firmly on the bible.  I may not be politically correct.  I may not win if I ran for higher office especially here in liberal CA.  In America we have the freedom to stand on our beliefs. I perform my duties as a duly elected city clerk and carry out the laws of California and Hawthorne, but my personal views may not always agree with those handed down from our state.  As long as they don’t keep me from having a cold one, I’m good. 

Contact email:  norbhuber@gmail.com.