Hawthorne Happenings February 18, 2016

News for the City of Good Neighbors from City Clerk Huber

Hawthorne Hometown Pancake Breakfast
The Hawthorne Historical Society will host our 2nd Annual Hawthorne Hometown Pancake Breakfast on Saturday, February 27 from 8 a.m. to 12 noon at the Hawthorne Museum.  The hot cakes, bacon, sausage, orange juice and coffee will all be ready for the large crowd that is expected.  There will be plenty of good, neighborly conversation, music and raffles going on that morning.  Come on down to 12622 S. Grevillea Avenue, right across from the County Library and enjoy the good times.  Tickets are only $5 and can be purchased at the door.

Business Expo
The City of Hawthorne is partnering with many other entities to sponsor a Business Expo at the Memorial Center on Thursday, March 10 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.   Current business owners or those looking into starting or moving a business to Hawthorne are all invited to attend this informative event.  

Bunny Breakfast
The Hawthorne Recreation and Community Services Department invites you to their annual “Bunny Breakfast” on Saturday, March 12 from 9-11 a.m. at the Memorial Center.  A continental breakfast, entertainment, treats, and an egg hunt are all on the agenda.  Registration is required.  The cost is $3 for children and $5 for adults.  You can call 310-349-1640 for more information.

State of the City Luncheon
The Chamber of Commerce will host the annual State of the City Luncheon on Thursday, March 24 with registration beginning at 11:30 a.m.  Mayor Vargas will give us an update on what his vision for the city is. Tickets are $50.  Please contact the Hawthorne Chamber for more information.

What’s Happening Around the Town?
Hawthorne is a big city, with a lot going on all the time.  It’s hard for me to keep up with things even though I’m the city clerk.  I teach in Long Beach, my small business is located in Gardena and I attend church in North Torrance.  So, I’m out of our city quite a bit of the time.  I try my best to keep you informed as to what’s going on in the City of Good Neighbors.  Here’s a few new things I’ve heard lately:  Home Town Buffet has closed it’s Hawthorne Blvd. eatery.  Honey Boba has opened on Rosecrans just West of the 405 freeway.  Blaze Pizza will open soon across the parking lot from Honey.  Rumors have it that the owner of the mall has a new set of drawings for development of the site.  SpaceX celebrated the opening of their new seven level parking structure over on Crenshaw Blvd. across from their main entrance. Shuttle buses no longer have to transport employees from the mall any longer. Businesses now can advertise on the large, electronic sign on the blvd.  The city council placed a moratorium on the building of large, multi-unit apartment buildings until a new set of guidelines can be developed.   Bicentennial Park, which is located over in Moneta Gardens will soon be totally remodeled with new play equipment, picnic area and recreational space.  The old police station property across from city hall is up for development.  The deadline for bids closed this week, just in case you wanted to buy the several acre site for a cool ten million.  If the site is developed, the Hawthorne Museum would have to move to a new location.   As I said, there is a lot going on.

I’ve been sitting down once a week for the past six years to compose this weekly rambling.  By my calculations this week’s column is roughly my 250th.  I do not get paid to do this, I do it because I like to.  I make mistakes.  I don’t used proper grammar a lot of the time.  I don’t proof read nearly enough. If nothing else, this column give me an outlet to share my feelings, voice my opinion, and have some fun joking about my old lady and my supposedly heavy drinking habits.  Life is good!  Keep it simple. Enjoy every day while you can.  Some day we just may go to the refrigerator, open the door, and find no cold ones left.  That would be the end.  

Email me at: norbhuber@gmail.com