Hawthorne Happenings February 16, 2017

News for the City of Good Neighbors from City Clerk Huber

A Made in Hawthorne “Cold One”
If you have been a loyal reader of my column, my solution of every problem that you might be facing is to relax, breathe easy, and go home and have a cold one. “A cold one” implies the consumption of an alcoholic beverage but it doesn’t have to be a beer.  Your favorite cold one may be a lemonade or an ice tea. Good news!  Now we can have an alcoholic cold one that is brewed right here in Hawthorne. The very first craft brewery will be open for business this week. The grand opening of Los Angeles Ale Works will take place this Thursday, February 16th at 3:30 p.m.  The brewery’s owners have been working on the renovation of the warehouse located at 12918 Cerise Avenue for the past calendar year. Like the commercials always say, please drink responsibly.  I say, be responsible and don’t drink if you can’t handle it.  

Another Big Rain Storm – Free Sand Bags
A drencher is on the way and is forecast to hit Hawthorne this Friday.  If you need to shore up your property and prevent your garage from flooding then here is a chance to keep you dry. The City of Hawthorne is offering free sand bags to residents.  A dumpster full of sand and the bags are located on the street in front of our city maintenance yard located at 12501 Truro Avenue.

Historical Society Meeting
The next regular meeting of the Hawthorne Historical Society will be held on Tuesday, February 21st at 6:30 p.m. at the Hawthorne Library’s community room. Our guest will be City Manager Arnold Shadbehr who will be giving us an update on the latest developments that are progressing in Hawthorne. We have some events coming up to plan for and a proposal to consider for a site for the Hawthorne Museum.  All residents are welcome to attend. It’s a great way to find out what is happening in Hawthorne.

Big Pancake Breakfast Planned
The 2017 Historical Society’s “God Bless America Pancake Breakfast” will be held Saturday, February 25th at the VFW Post located at 4562 W. 131st Street from 7-11 a.m.  Everything tastes better outside and this year’s breakfast will be held outside the historic water tank building of the VFW. Tickets are $5 and can be purchased at the gate.  Come early to avoid the crowd.

Chamber of Commerce Events
The Hawthorne Chamber of Commerce invites you to take a “behind the scenes” tour of the Tom Bradley Terminal at LAX.  The event will begin with a free breakfast at the Flight Museum at 8 a.m. on Wednesday, March 1st, with the tour beginning at 8:45 a.m.   Please contact the Chamber at 310-676-1163 if you would like to take the tour.  The Chamber is also selling tables for the annual State of the City Luncheon to be held this year on Wednesday, March 29th beginning at 11:30 a.m. at the Memorial Center.

Parks & Recreation Foundation Golf Tournament
The Hawthorne Parks & Recreation Foundation Golf Tournament is on Monday, April 10th at 12 noon at Coyote Hills Golf Club.  If you would like to play or sponsor a hole, please contact Richard Huhn at 310-643-9157.

Wiseburn Library Event
Celebrate Black History Month with Paradox.  The band will give a brief overview of black history from the 1950’s to the 1970’s while grooving to the lively sounds of the R&B music of the time.  This event will be held on Saturday, February 25th from 2-3:30 p.m.  

Contact email:  norbhuber@gmail.com