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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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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Seeing the Cockatoo Inn destroyed twice

In 1958, a fire destroyed the old Cockatoo. Then, the razing of the entire building finally occurred in 2005. Imagine seeing the Cockatoo Inn destroyed twice. That’s exactly what former Hawthorne resident Jim Dally...

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August 23, 2019

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The Lococo Trampoline

Former Hawthorner, Larry Bach, recalls a great childhood memory of Andy and “the Lococo trampoline”: When the Lococos lived on Manor Drive, they also had a big trampoline that the neighborhood brats would jump...

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August 7, 2019

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Remembering their mother at the Cockatoo Inn

We came across a very special story today. The Quiros family were devoted in remembering their mother at the Cockatoo Inn. Every year on the anniversary of their mother’s death, Julia Quiros de Perez,...

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July 28, 2019

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Lococo Announced the Reopening of Cockatoo Inn

In 1958, the original was destroyed in a fire. In 1959, Andy Lococo announced the reopening of Cockatoo Inn, and it was bigger and badder than ever.

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July 27, 2019

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Temple Menorah Sisterhood’s Purim Ball of 1959

We recently stumbled upon an old newspaper clipping. It stated that The Temple Menorah Sisterhood’s Purim Ball of 1959 was held at the Cockatoo Inn. The following was printed in the Palos Verdes Peninsula...

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June 16, 2019

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