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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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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When Cockatoo Inn owner Andy ran for office

Coronavirus has sometimes made us forget that 2020 is an election year. While 2020 has been called one of the most turbulent years in recent memory, 1968 definitely gives it a run for its...

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August 3, 2020

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Two Men Standing in Rubble

As we’ve documented before, the Cockatoo Inn went through some tough times over the decades. One of its toughest challenges came in 1958, when a fire ripped through the successful establishment and destroyed it...

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May 21, 2020

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Mother’s Day at the Cockatoo Inn

Mother’s Day is just around the corner! We dug up this 30 year-old ad for Mother’s Day at the Cockatoo Inn that ran in Los Angeles newspapers in 1990: You can tell which ads...

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May 4, 2020

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Valentine’s Day Ad for the Cockatoo Inn

Today is Valentine’s Day 2020, and thought we’d share this amazing Valentine’s Day Ad for the Cockatoo Inn that ran in Los Angeles newspapers back in 1981: For its time, this was a great...

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February 14, 2020

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What a Spy tried to do at the Cockatoo

The year was 1984. Cold War tensions were still high. Hawthorne, California had a large defense presence. On December 10, 1984, an aerospace engineer from Northrop Aviation decided to risk it all. Here’s what...

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January 13, 2020

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