Hawthorne Happenings May 19, 2016

News for the City of Good Neighbors from City Clerk Huber

Community K-9 Dinner
The Hawthorne President’s Council in collaboration with the Hawthorne Police Department will sponsor our annual Community BBQ Dinner to raise funds for the HPD’s K-9 Unit.  The date is Thursday, May 26th starting at 5 p.m. at the Memorial Center.  Adults are $5 and children are $2.50.  It’s great to come together as a community and help support our HPD.  In attendance each year are some of the German shepherd dogs that make up our K-9 unit.  The dogs have been trained to help their partners at various crime scenes.  They usually show off their talents for all in attendance. 

Historical Society Meeting
The next open meeting of the Hawthorne Historical Society will be held on Monday, May 23 beginning at 6:30 p.m. at the Hawthorne Museum.  By attending you will meet some of your neighbors, get to know what Hawthorne was like and become more involved with your community.  We need you to be involved.  Make a point to try to make our next meeting.  Coffee and cookies are available for your nutrition.

Good Neighbors Day Coming this Summer
The 6th Annual Good Neighbors Day is planned for Saturday, July 16th at the civic center area.  We want to make this year’s edition bigger and better.  We are inviting any Hawthorne residents with talent or with some talent, to contact us about performing on that day.  We are particularly looking to involve our young people in our program.  If you know of a local band that is practicing in their garage and wants an opportunity to perform, this would be their chance.  Please email me if you know of anyone who would like to participate.  My email is: norbhuber@gmail.com

Rabies Clinic
The City of Hawthorne will once again offer a Rabies Clinic to all residents on Saturday, June 4 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the City Hall located at 4455 W. 126th Street.  The event will offer low cost rabies vaccinations, renewal of dog licenses, and low cost microchipping. These services are offered once a year by our animal control office here in the city.

On to Mars, Batteries for Your Home and Fewer Car Accidents
Every week I could give you an update on what they are up to over on Crenshaw Blvd.  Elon’s two companies are changing our world, right here in Hawthorne.  SpaceX plans to send its Dragon spacecraft to Mars as early as 2018, marking a major first step toward CEO Elon Musk’s goal of sending humans to the Red Planet. If successful, the endeavor would make SpaceX the first private spaceflight company to land a vehicle on another planet.  Tesla announced that they are working on a battery pack for your home.  Solar panels will draw the energy from the sun and feed the power into the battery wall that will power up your home.  Finally, Tesla’s self driving car technology will prevent 50% of the auto accidents that are due to human error. The future is happening right here in front of us.  You could say that we are becoming the good neighbors to the universe.  If some of us are going to live on Mars we are going to have to get along with our neighbors.  That would make Mars the Planet of Good Neighbors.  Mars could be our “sister planet”. I’m sure we could roll out the red carpet to welcome any Martians to Hawthorne that would want to visit our fine city. The possibilities are unlimited.  No, I am not having a cold one while writing this.  No, I do not wish to send my dear wife to Mars.  I do wonder what God will be thinking when we do set up camp up there.  As long as we have an ice box, it will all be good.

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