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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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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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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A hotel called Borrego de Oro

Throughout his life, Cockatoo owner Andy Lococo faced much scrutiny from authorities. Recently, we uncovered information showing that the FBI kept tabs on his activities for at least 10 years. After watching Andy’s trips...

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October 26, 2019

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Reactions to the death of Robert Forster

Reactions to the death of Robert Forster were many. The actor, known for his kind demeanor on screen and off, passed away Friday, Oct 11, 2019 from brain cancer. This according to his publicist....

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October 12, 2019

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When Val worked at the Cockatoo

We recently connected with former Cockatoo Inn employee, Val Crotty. When Val worked at the Cockatoo, the joint was in different hands. By 1978, Andrew Lococo had already passed. Despite this, the Cockatoo still...

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October 9, 2019

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Love & Mercy

I’m not the biggest fan of biopics. You know, movies that try to tell a person’s whole life through generalized events, amidst amorphous timelines. However, this week I picked up a biopic on the...

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September 4, 2019

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