Play dates at the Cockatoo Inn

Throughout the decades, people have had different types of experiences at the Cockatoo. One can imagine in the 1950s and 60s, date nights in suits and dresses. Maybe you danced with one of the...

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April 15, 2020

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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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Personal memories from Debbie and Keith

Uncovered nice personal memories from Debbie and Keith, a couple of Hawthorne locals. This first one comes from Debbie, who recalled: “Wow, Cockatoo Inn conjures up some interesting memories. My Dad loved the ponies...

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August 26, 2019

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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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Boys in the Mud

Sometimes, it’s the simple things in life that we remember most fondly. Maybe it was the first time you rode a bike, or saw a ladybug on your hand. Perhaps it was you and...

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August 20, 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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A Memory from Los Angelan Jose Garcia

While purusing the socials, we came across the account Historic Los Angeles, who posted a memory from Los Angelan, Jose Garcia, posted March 30, 2018: When I was a kid living in Lennox, CA...

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August 6, 2019

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Jay Kool on his visit to the Cockatoo Inn

Those of us who were kids in the 80s and 90s are the last generations to have actually visited the Cockatoo Inn while it was still operating.

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July 25, 2019

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Visiting the Cockatoo Inn in 1965

The Cockatoo Inn is long gone, so it’s difficult to even imagine walking into that place in its heyday. Luckily, our friend Dick Church remembers his first time visiting the Cockatoo Inn in 1965:...

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July 18, 2019

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