Hawthorne Happenings March 1, 2018

News for the City of Good Neighbors from Norb Huber

Golf Anyone?
There is nothing like the game of golf. Really, there ain’t nutin’ like it, old guys like me riding around in carts and hitting little white balls into a cup with a flag stuck in it.  That sounds exciting.  Believe it or not, it really is a blast. Like most things, you have to try it to experience the thrill.  Well with that being said, I would like to invite you to the Hawthorne Parks and Recreation Foundation’s 29th Annual Golf Tournament on Monday, April 16th.  This year’s tournament is being held at the Industry Hills "Babe Course". The schedule is as follows: 10 am Registration, 11 am BBQ Lunch, 12 noon shotgun start, 5 pm dinner. If you are interested in playing or your company would like to be a sponsor, please contact Dick Huhn at 310-643-9157. All proceeds goes to the improving of our parks.

Good News: Having a cold one and coffee can help you live past 90
Here it is folks, here is proof: A study out of the University of California-Irvine has revealed that consumption of moderate amounts of alcohol and coffee is linked to living a longer life. The key word is "moderate," of course. The study, called "The 90+ Study," started in 2003 and examined "the oldest-old" age group - about 1,700 nonagenarians - to determine what is key to living to your 90th birthday and beyond. The study has found, among other things, that people "who drank moderate amounts of alcohol or coffee lived longer than those who abstained," and that "people who were overweight in their 70s lived longer than normal or underweight people did."  “I have no explanation for it, but I do firmly believe that modest drinking improves longevity,” Dr. Claudia Kawas, a key researcher for the study. Wow! There it is, proof of all that I have been saying.  Having a cold one not only helps you relax and takes the stress off of your heavily burdened mind and body, but it allows you to live well past the average age expectancy for us baby boomers. So, don’t give me any heck about my “have a cold one” advice.  Don’t tell me I’m an old drunken city clerk who says the same crap every week.  If it takes an academic study to shoot back at you critics who want to toss me under the bus and throw away the key I’ll shake my blogery mumbo jumbo in your face.  The bottom line is this: I’ll have the last laugh.

Common Space Brewery to hold weekend long Grand Opening
Hawthorne is becoming the place to go to find a great cold one.  Our second brewery will be opening this week at 3411 W. El Segundo Blvd.  Common Space promises to offer more “lager” brews, the kind that I like.  I’m a lighter guy not the darker ale type.  I hope to see some of you over at the start of the grand opening weekend on Thursday at 4 p.m. for the formal ribbon cutting.  

 Hawthorne’s “Hometown Pancake Breakfast”
Mark your calendars. Tell your cell phone to send you a reminder. Make a point to get out of bed early and come on over to the Hawthorne Museum on St. Patrick’s Day morning, Saturday, March 17 between the hours of 8 a.m. and 11 a.m.  The Hawthorne Historical Society will be holding our 4th Annual Hawthorne Hometown Pancake Breakfast.  How much better can it get than hot cakes, bacon, sausage, orange juice and coffee?  Bring your friends and family.  The price is right, $5 is all that you pay.

The “State of the City” Luncheon
Mayor Alex Vargas promises to keep his speech shorter than President Trump when he delivers his annual “State of the City” address on Wednesday, March 21st over at the Memorial Center.  Tickets to the luncheon are $50 per person and can be obtained by calling the Chamber of Commerce office.