Tributes pour in for Goodfellas star Ray Liotta

Actor Ray Liotta died today in the Dominican Republic. He was 67. He was there shooting his latest film, “Dangerous Waters.” After news broke of his death, social media saw many tributes pour in....

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May 26, 2022

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The life of Roy A. Sealey and his contributions to the Cockatoo Inn

Andy Lococo and his prized hotel and restaurant are a big part of 20th century American history. However, this month we celebrate a somewhat forgotten figure whose important midcentury work still impact us today....

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February 25, 2022

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From Hollywood Park to Super Bowl site

Usually Super Bowls are played at neutral sites, but this year’s Super Bowl LVI in Inglewood, California will be a home game for the NFC Champion Los Angeles Rams. When they take on the...

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February 7, 2022

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Cook at the Cockatoo

Recently, we connected with Peter Conway, who says he was once a cook at the Cockatoo Inn. Peter was nice enough to let us ask him a few questions about his time there! Where...

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January 20, 2022

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Chatting with the former Director of Purchasing

We are not overly active on social media, but our Cockatoo Inn Instagram allowed us to connect with Mary McPadden-Bigda. She was very nice and reminisced about her time working at the Cockatoo in...

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September 13, 2021

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Inglewood High planned its epic reunion at the Cockatoo Inn

Love it or hate it, Facebook has made it easy to locate old classmates, no matter what town you’re from or what town you currently live. Many of those old friends are just a...

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August 1, 2021

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The Cockatoo Bowling Club

As we slowly start to open up physical spaces, people are itching to visit places like restaurants, movie theaters and bowling alleys. That got us to remembering something we came across years ago –...

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May 20, 2021

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Muhammad Ali at the Cockatoo Inn

FEB 15, 1988 – 33 years ago today, the late Los Angeles County Supervisor, Kenneth Hahn, held a campaign brunch to run for an unprecedented 10th term. Rumors of a famous and staunch supporter...

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February 15, 2021

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Visiting the Cockatoo during the 1992 LA Riots

Sometimes it’s hard to believe this little mid-century hotel and restaurant touched so many people from all over the world. No matter their origins or circumstances, they all seem to agree on the Cockatoo...

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January 6, 2021

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Lunch memories at the Cockatoo

We’re thankful for our users’ many stories over the years. They help make connections to people and places, especially right here in Southern California! This recent contribution came to us via Becky Cortez, who...

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November 4, 2020

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