February 22, 2018 Page 3
News for the City of Good
Neighbors from an Old Guy
Named Norb Huber
With the recent school shootings and
all the political back and forth about
what can be done to prevent this sort
of thing from happening in the future,
I would like to remind us of the way we used
to be in this great country. There used to be
some “behavioral norms” or what some people
would say, “American values” that were almost
universally endorsed between the end of World
War II and the mid-1960’s. I came across this
list of values that some of us are old enough
to remember: Get married before you have
children and strive to stay married for their
sake. Get the education you need for gainful
employment, work hard, and avoid idleness.
Go the extra mile for your employer or client.
Be a patriot, ready to serve the country. Be
neighborly, civic-minded, and charitable. Avoid
coarse language in public. Be respectful of
authority. Eschew substance abuse and crime.
Wow! How much have we swayed from
these in recent decades? We follow the lead
of Hollywood and live searching for happiness
and pleasure. Most of these “old-time” values
have their roots in the bible. Read Proverbs
or review the Ten Commandments and you
will see that honoring our mother and father
means to show respect for authority, loving
others means to be charitable and civic minded.
Can we revert our entire country back to these
truths? No. Can we take sin and evil out of
everyone’s heart? No. But by the grace of
God, as individuals, we can return to the values
that make for a more peaceful life. America’s
pastor, the Rev. Billy Graham was called to be
with our Lord and Savior yesterday. He had a
simple message for all: repent and believe in
Jesus. No matter what the horrible news is
tomorrow in our country, we can be assured
that God will never leave us or forsake us and
by living in his grace we can have that “peace
that surpasses all understanding”.
HAWTHORNE HALL OF FAME
Hawthorne is a very unique city. I will put
our list of hall of famers up against any town’s
list in America. The following amazing people
and longtime businesses have been enshrined
in the Hawthorne HOF in the past three years:
Carl Boenish- BASE jumper, John Baker,
Adolf Leuzinger, Jim Thorpe, Don Mcintire,
Edding Brothers, Hawthorne Nursery, Reese
Walton, Coach Hal Chauncey, The Woman’s
Club, Mihaly ‘Michu’ Meszaros, Seers Lumber,
Al Jarine, Brian Wilson, Carl Wilson, Dennis
Wilson, David Marks, Jack Northrop, and
Now, we need your help. Review the
following list of nominees and vote for
two or three that you would like to see us
enshrine this year at our HOF banquet that
will be held at the Ayres Hotel on Saturday,
May 19th. Just send me an email back and
tell me why you think this person deserves
to be honored. See how many you know:
Dr. James Kelsey, Dr. Jefferson Garner, Cliff
Meidl, Robert Hartman, Dana Gioia, Vernon
Herbst, Felix Peano, Rev. Orville Hiepler, Steve
Port, Oliver McCammon, James
Mitchell, Clark Realty, Sociedad
Jose Marti, Nick Vujicic,
Continental Gourmet, Wally
Nyman, Doug Robertson, H&C
Disposal, Cora Travers, Wayne
Bryan, Laven Insurance, Lococo’s
Cockatoo Inn, Philip’s Plumbing,
Pizza Show, Victor’s Meat Market,
Kiwanis Club, Rotary Club,
Curtis Conway, Fred Dryer, George Foster,
Mike Gillespie, Hon. Glenn Anderson, Hon.
James Q. Wedsworth, Jim Herrick, Tracey
Jones, Scott Laidlaw, Gorgious George, Louie
Lopez, Rudy Law, Quentin Tartantino, Gordon
Martin, Mike March, Ron Mix, Betta St. James,
Gary Mykkanen, Marilyn Monroe, Mike Scott,
Henry Thomas, Russell Westbrook, Dorrell
Wright, Redd Kross Gyasi Zardes, Emmit
Rhodes, Elliot Handler (Mattel) Harold Matson
(Mattel) Ruth Handler (Mattel), Zoot Sims,
Elon Musk, Chet Pipkin (Belkin) Ron Sugar
(Northrop). If you would like to nominate
some other deserving person or business or
organization having their history in Hawthorne
then send me their name. (Please, I know
a few of my nine readers want to nominate
me, but I’m still living and my entire body
of work is not completed. You might have to
wait until I kick the bucket since I AM one
of those Hawthorne elected officials.)
SPECIAL GUEST DAY
Want to get involved with your community
and help make Hawthorne a better place to live
and work? The Kiwanis Club of Hawthorne
is having a Special Guest Day luncheon on
Friday, March 2nd starting at 12 noon at
the Hawthorne Memorial Center. I am an
honorary member of this club and I can say
that membership is full of fun, service and great
comradery with others who share my passion
for making Hawthorne better. Interested in
attending? Contact Don Harris at 310-293-6580
or email@example.com. The special
luncheon is an invitation to potential members
who may wish to join the club.
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
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.
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MONDAY, FEB. 5
TO SATURDAY, FEB. 11
2300 W. IMPERIAL HWY. Crime
Occurred: CAD: Mon. 02/05 16:09--No
R MS Ent.
12400 S. RAMONA AV. APARTMENT/
CONDO. Crime Occurred: Tue. 02/06/18
12:58. Method of Entry: Pried.
5200 W. EL SEGUNDO BLVD. MOTEL
& HOTEL ROOM. Crime Occurred: Mon.
02/05/18 23:00 to Tue. 02/06/18 05:30.
Property Taken: Brown leather wallet, $300
cash, California driver’s license. Method of
13600 S. DOTY AVE. APARTMENT/
CONDO. Crime Occurred: Thu. 02/01/18
23:11. Property Taken: Misc. aluminum
cans and plastic bottle. Method of Entry:
2800 W. 120TH ST. OTHER. Crime
Occurred: Wed. 02/07/18 12:40 to Wed.
02/07/18 13:45. Property Taken: SS CARD
Method of Entry: Unknown.
4000 W. 141ST ST. DUPLEX/
FOURPLEX. Crime Occurred: Tue. 02/06/18
17:15 to Wed. 02/07/18 17:50. Method of
Entry: Body force.
3900 W. ROSECRANS AVE. BARBER,
BEAUTY SHOPS. Crime Occurred: Thu.
02/08/18 04:26. Property Taken: Cash
register with unknown amount of money
inside. Method of Entry: Smashed.
13000 S. DOTY AVE. Crime Occurred:
CAD: Thu. 02/08 12:03--No RMS Ent.
5400 W ROSECRANS AVE. STORAGE
SHED. Crime Occurred: Wed. 02/07/18
16:00 to Thu. 02/08/18 13:30. Property
Taken: Two 6-foot ladders, rake, shovel,
gray plastic bin. Method of Entry: Other.
11700 S. MENLO AVE. Crime Occurred:
CAD: Fri. 02/09 07:31--No RMS Ent.
Property Taken: Handicap placard, bottle
of prescription antibiotics, blue/gray Nike
shoes, black 32GB iPod Touch.
12700 S. KORNBLUM AVE. Crime
Occurred: CAD: Fri. 02/09 20:48--No
RMS Ent. Property Taken: Bulova watch
with a brown leather band, HP laptop silver
in color, external hard drive, Nikon 3200
camera and a 55-200 zoom lens, Tiffany’s
money clip, Silver/grey Nike duffel bag
with a red Nike swoosh.
12900 S. KORNBLUM AVE. Crime
Occurred: CAD: Sun. 02/11 10:16--No
11600 S. HAWTHORNE BLVD. Crime
Occurred: CAD: Sun. 02/11 22:23--No
RMS Ent. Property Taken: $380.00 in US
currency taken from vehicle. •
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