Hawthorne Happenings June 8, 2017

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

 June Gloom
Here is how Wikipedia defines it: June Gloom is a Southern California term for a weather pattern that results in cloudy, overcast skies with cool temperatures during the late spring and early summer. I grew up in Crescent City, California. CCC is located on the extreme North Coast of California, just 15 miles from the Oregon border.  Pelican Bay State Prison, which houses the “worst of the worst” criminals in CA, is located just to the north. A 1963 tsunami wiped out the downtown area of our small town. But what I remember most about my formative years was the days, months and years of foggy, overcast weather. I really didn’t know what a sunny day was. When I hear SoCal people complain about June gloom I say to myself, if they only knew how life is when the weather is never sunny. I never knew what sunscreen was growing up.  We never really had summer weather.  The fog would keep the giant Redwood trees moist and allow them to grow to record heights.  Now, I rather enjoy this gloomy weather, it brings back fond memories of shooting baskets in my backyard basketball court. My idol was Rick Barry who played for the “SF” Warriors back in the day. We all have memories of our childhood.  Some of these memories will stay with us forever.  Cloudy or sunny, life goes on.   I know that the sun will be out soon and people will start to complain about the heat.  Enjoy the cool weather while it lasts. Enjoy making memories while you have the chance.

The Hawthorne Historical Society held their first meeting at the new Hawthorne Museum, which is located at the Jim Thorpe Park building on Prairie Avenue and 141st Street.  The grand opening for the museum will be held on Saturday, September 16th in conjunction with Good Neighbors Day which will be held this year at Thorpe Park.

 Kickstart Campaign
Yesterday a Hawthorne Neighbor of ours, Lucy Ravitch, launched a Kickstarter campaign for her second children's book that helps kids with math. Her first book “The Pancake Menu” landed her a spot on Good Morning America and this time she is raising funds to publish a picture book called “Trouble with Monkeys” for 4-7 year old children that shows the math concept of place value (ones through millions). Show your support, take a look at Lucy's campaign, and share it with friends, parents, or math enthusiasts in your life today! There's even a $15 pledge to donate a book to local schools. Here is the link to the live campaign if you choose to support Lucy’s Kickstarter campaign:  http://kck.st/2r2szyh

 8th Annual Pancake Breakfast for Holly Park
The Holly Park Homeowners Association will be holding their annual Pancake Breakfast on Saturday, June 17th from 8a.m to12noon at Olivet Lutheran Church in Hawthorne.  Breakfast is $5 and all proceeds will go to their scholarship fund.

Bicentennial Park to be Dedicated
The dedication of a brand new park will take place on Saturday, June 17th at 10:30 a.m.  Bicentennial Park, located at 13110 S. Doty Avenue, will be dedicated and opened to the public just in time for the start of summer vacation.

Contact email: norbhuber@gmail.com