Hawthorne Press Tribune
Herald Publications - El Segundo, Hawthorne, Lawndale & Inglewood Community Newspapers Since 1911 - (310) 322-1830 - Vol. 62, No. 39 - September 24, 2020
The Weekly Newspaper of Hawthorne
Hawthorne Police Department’s Ride to Live
Improves the Safety of Motorcyclists
Ride to Live is a Hawthorne Police Department sponsored training class for any motorcycle rider seeking to improve his/her riding skills, enhance their safety and control, and learn the techniques taught at law enforcement motor schools. This class works because the skills
taught are real-world skills. No classroom. It’s all about “hands on” learning techniques and skill sets that you can put into practical use immediately. Photo courtesy Hawthorne Police Department.
News for the City of Good
Neighbors from an Old Guy
named Norb Huber
Very sad news! The largest beer
festival in the world, Oktoberfest,
has been cancelled in 2020 due to
the Corona Pandemic. Held annually
in Munich, Bavaria, Germany,
it is a 16- to 18-day folk festival
running from mid- or late September to the
first Sunday in October, with more than six
million people from around the world attending
the event every year. It is a 210-year-old
tradition that wasn’t originally a beer festival.
The first Oktoberfest was held to honor the
marriage of Prince Ludwig and Therese of
Saxe-Hildburghausen, in 1810. You can’t stop
beer pouring! In 200 years, Oktoberfest has
only been cancelled 24 times. The causes were
mostly due to the war and cholera epidemics.
People drank 7.5 million liters of beer
in 2018.With so much beer being consumed
it’s obvious that some people might feel sick
and end up puking… And that’s why Adidas
recently released a limited edition of vomitproof
sneakers inspired by the Oktoberfest.
Germans have generally been considered cold,
stand offish sorts of people. That is true until
they get some beer in their bellies. The cancellation
of Oktoberfest is not only a blow to
Germany’s economy but a blow to their most
fun loving time of the year. If this
is not bad enough news, just today
the CDC back here in the States has
cancelled Halloween! The US health
experts are recommending that trick
or treating be eliminated. They have
ranked the different Halloween activities
on their safety concerns. Wow! No
beer, no candy, what next? Life goes
on. No matter what is declared safe
or not safe, life goes on. The good
news is that we still can enjoy life. We can still
have a cold one. We can still buy a Snickers
bar. We really don’t have to rely on outside
events or long standing traditions to be content
and happy. Why get all up tight and upset about
what is going on? Why worry? Be happy! By
the way, the dates for Oktoberfest 2021 are
September 18 thru October 3. Men get your
lederhosen ready, and ladies your dirndls.
What Will They Say About Me?
Me and my dear wife are flying up to Great
Falls, Montana tomorrow to attend my aunt’s
funeral. Aunt Ruth, who was 92 years of age
was mentally sharp right up to the end. She
was very loving, and was always concerned
for every member of her large family. She and
her husband, uncle Russ, went out of their way
to make everyone feel welcomed and loved.
She leaves behind seven children, multiple
grandchildren. and great-grandchildren. That
love she shared with everyone will live on for
See Huber’s Hiccups, page 4
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