News for the City of Good Neighbors from Norb Huber
The Cuban Festival is almost here. It’s this Sunday, October 1st from 12 noon to 7 p.m. We will have the opportunity to experience the flavor of our Cuban friends. Great music, food and fun are all on the agenda. The Festival will be held at the Sociedad Jose Marti which is located at 12141 Prairie Avenue. Parking is limited to street parking so plan to get over there early to avoid searching for a spot. Admission is $10 for adults.
Historical Society Meeting
The Hawthorne Historical Society will meet this coming Monday, October 2 at 6:30 p.m. at the new Hawthorne Museum located at 14100 Prairie Avenue. A recap of Good Neighbors Day is on the agenda and many more upcoming events will be planned for. The museum hours are 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Tuesdays and Saturdays.
Columbus Day or Not?
On my calendar it says that Columbus Day is October 9th. However, the Los Angeles City Council recently replaced it with Indigenous Peoples Day. So, if I’m politically correct then it’s not Christopher Columbus Day. But since I’m not PC, then I will lift a cold one to the man that I was taught back in elementary school as the one who discovered America. Now, I hear that it’s not PC to require California mission projects to be built in 4th grade any longer. We are living in some crazy times. People want to promote unity and equality by sitting down during our national anthem. I thought when we sang our nation’s anthem we showed that we all are Americans and we stand together to respect our freedoms. I don’t think I’m better than anyone else, I accept and respect those who have different opinions. There is always going to be hate and injustice in our sinful world. What we can do is show love and compassion to all those in our lives. We all need to chill out and have a cold one or at least have a cup of coffee with a cop.
Green Line Transit Apartment Project Approved – Sort Of?
After heated debate and more public comment, the City Council reduced the density of the project and approved one of the resolutions of the two needed for the Green Line apartment project planned for Crenshaw Blvd. Final approval is expected to take place at their October 10th meeting.
Upcoming Hawthorne Events:
City Council Meeting: Tuesday, October 10th – 6 p.m. Council Chambers
Senior Resource Fair – Thursday, October 12 at Memorial Center.
Hawthorne Presidents Council Community Dinner
The Hawthorne Presidents’ Council will be sponsoring their annual fall, Community Dinner on Thursday, October 19 from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Memorial Center.
Resolve to Rise Event – Saturday, October 21