Hawthorne Happenings May 5, 2017

News for the City of Good Neighbors from an Old Guy named Norb Huber

Saving the World from Hawthorne
Our friend over on Crenshaw Boulevard is up to it again.  Just this week he laid out his plans to dig tunnels under our busy streets to allow for his Tesla cars to go 124 mph and beat the traffic mess above. He launched a secret spy satellite for the US government earlier this week. He plans to build three or four more battery factories to produce more batteries for his cars and for our homes. He is leading the way with faster travel with a hyperlink track right down the side of one of our streets.  When the protestors last week held up signs saying, “There is no Planet B”, they must not have heard that Elon will soon have an alternative planet for us to live on, Mars.  So, if our smog producing cars do destroy this planet, we will have an option.  Mr. Musk has also dabbled with computers reading our brains.  Just think, I wouldn’t have to sit here and type away, my mac computer would write all about cold ones since I’m always thinking of ways to weave a cold one into my story.  Seems like Elon can make our world a lot better with his ideas. There is one thing he cannot change or overcome.  He, along with the rest of us, are all aging.  We all must face the fact that we are mortal.  All the improvements that we can ever dream up will not change the fact that some day we will die.  What then?  Most people don’t like to think about death let alone talk about it.  But it is real.  I believe there is only one name in heaven or on earth that can save you and me and the entire world. Yes, we can enjoy the ride.  We can have a cold one or two.  But put your trust in God’s amazing power and grace.  He saves.

 Ramona Neighborhood Meeting – Tonight!
A very important meeting of the Ramona Neighborhood Association will be held tonight, Wednesday, May 3 – 7 p.m. at Ramona School.  An election of officers and a vote on new by-laws will take place.  If you live in the Ramona Tract, make a point to be there.

 National Day of Prayer
The Hawthorne/Lawndale Ministerial Association will be holding a National Day of Prayer event at Trinity Lutheran Church located at 4783 W. 130th Street on Thursday, May 4th at 7 p.m.

New Hawthorne Museum
The new site for the Hawthorne Museum will be over at the Jim Thorpe Park building.  The City has renovated it and installed security measures to insure that the history of Hawthorne will be proudly displayed for many years to come.  Now, the task of setting up the museum displays and memorabilia begins.  Thank you to all of you who have volunteered to help setup.  We will begin the process some time later this month and continue on through June.  

Historical Society’s Hall of Fame Banquet - Friday, May 19th
The Hawthorne Historical Society is sponsoring their annual Hawthorne Hall of Fame banquet on Friday, May 19th at the Ayres Hotel.  The 2017 inductees include: Mr. John Baker, founder of “Cougartown.com”, Don McIntire, long-time community volunteer, city employee and friend to many, the 100 year-old Woman’s Club of Hawthorne, Mihaly "Michu" Meszaros, longtime resident of Hawthorne, was a circus performer/entertainer and stuntman and is best remembered as a performer with Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus and for his role in the NBC sitcom ALF. He was 2 feet 9 inches (84 cm) tall. The shortest street in Hawthorne is named after him. Eddings Brothers has been selected as the business honoree for their long time service to the community.  Tickets to the banquet are now on sale.  For more information regarding this festive evening, please contact the Historical Society at 310-292-6714.  

Helpful Phone Numbers
Here are a few phone numbers you may want to keep handy: Free Graffiti Removal - (310) 349-1632 - call 24 hours with the graffiti location; Street Pot Hole Repairs - (310) 349 - 1660;     Republic Trash Services - Free Pickup for Discarded Furniture, Mattress etc.  (562) 347 - 2100

 Hawthorne 5K Run and Health Fair
Saturday, May 13th at 9 a.m. at the Hawthorne High School Track.

8th Annual Pancake Breakfast for Holly Park
Saturday, June 17th 8a.m -12noon

 Contact email: norbhuber@gmail.com