Former El Segundo man found shot to d...

Former El Segundo man found shot to death in West LA

There are 72 comments on the Daily Breeze story from Oct 28, 2009, titled Former El Segundo man found shot to death in West LA. In it, Daily Breeze reports that:

Richard Traweek, 65, was discovered at 11 a.m. Monday on the garage floor below his condominium complex in the 11700 block of Goshen Avenue, police said.

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DaGroaner

Portland, OR

#1 Oct 29, 2009
Well I'm sure it won't keep him from voting.
Ibeenscrewed

Los Angeles, CA

#2 Oct 29, 2009
Is it me or does this article seem very disjointed?

I'm willing to bet this is NOT random. I know that area and while there is crime there are no robbery murders, especially of an old man.

I expect an arrest before I start opening my Chanuka gifts.
Now What

United States

#3 Oct 29, 2009
It sounds like a grudge finally settled.
R-Smart

Garden Grove, CA

#5 Oct 29, 2009
People are tired of being displaced by conversion addicts like this guy. This is probably in retribution for displacing people while doing one of his conversion tricks. People get very angry when you mess with their home and families.

The desire to make money quite often over-runs some peoples common sense and their concern for the health, saftey, and welfare of others. This sometimes generates hatered towards those kind of people and sometimes those people end up hurt or even dead. How sad.
melinda stansbury

Los Angeles, CA

#6 Oct 30, 2009
R-Smart wrote:
People are tired of being displaced by conversion addicts like this guy. This is probably in retribution for displacing people while doing one of his conversion tricks. People get very angry when you mess with their home and families.
The desire to make money quite often over-runs some peoples common sense and their concern for the health, saftey, and welfare of others. This sometimes generates hatered towards those kind of people and sometimes those people end up hurt or even dead. How sad.
This man bilked many people out of their savings. He was a crook.
Some Perspective

AOL

#7 Oct 31, 2009
It never ceases to amaze me the level of ignorance and lack of any sensitivity that exists. I knew Dick Traweek and am very familiar with his real estate transactions. Yes some investors lost money as the real estate market retracted, but there were hundreds of investors many of them "mom & Pop" who had significant returns on their investments. As to the condo conversions that was market driven and adhered to very specific regulations and was initiated to provide a greater return to "all" investors. Richard was not a saint but certainly not deserving of the comments that have been made. As to the lack of sensitivity, whould your comments be the same if this was your father, Richard left a wife and three children behind.
Jansen from the oakroom

United States

#8 Oct 31, 2009
Lets keep in mind that a father and husband has just been murderd. I realize that some of you out there need to put in your 2 cents or your 2 seconds of e-fame, but I knew him too and my life was a better place because this man was a joy to talk too. so be fore you make negative comments( that you probably no nothing about) keep in mind that a crime was commited, not just to him but to an intire familey that lost thier father and husband.
Jerry Ferguson

Canton, NC

#9 Oct 31, 2009
I'm one who new this man many years. We were very close until I moved away in the 90's. He had his foughts and we all do. But he was a very generous man to many people. Remember no one has the right to take another ones life and this is still a crime. And anyone who knew Dick knows who I'am and what I did when I worked for him. This is a very sad time for me and my family. And I'm sure god will help his family through this. Miss "V" I will be talking to you.
My love Always
JERRY
R-Smart

Garden Grove, CA

#10 Oct 31, 2009
Some Perspective wrote:
It never ceases to amaze me the level of ignorance and lack of any sensitivity that exists. I knew Dick Traweek and am very familiar with his real estate transactions. Yes some investors lost money as the real estate market retracted, but there were hundreds of investors many of them "mom & Pop" who had significant returns on their investments. As to the condo conversions that was market driven and adhered to very specific regulations and was initiated to provide a greater return to "all" investors. Richard was not a saint but certainly not deserving of the comments that have been made. As to the lack of sensitivity, whould your comments be the same if this was your father, Richard left a wife and three children behind.
You may think that some of our remarks are cold and insensative, but you need to understand that when people invest in properties just to gain a "Fair Return", they need to check first if the conversion will cause undo emotional stress and fears of displacement for innocent people.
If one is so desireous of making money by investing, they need to consider what the legal ramifications will be should their plan go into effect, and HOW it might effect others especially senior citizens.
Careless investing is not the sign of a wise or caring person, just a greedy one. So if you mess with the bull, you just might get the horn.
Sorry for your loss as well as the family's loss. It is always terrible to suffer a loss irregardless of the circumstances. May he rest in peace>
anonymous

Los Angeles, CA

#11 Oct 31, 2009
I, too, worked for Dick Traweek during the hayday of real estate investments. He had a heart as big as gold. Yes, he wanted to make money for himself and his company. But I know firsthand that he always spoke about how happy he was to be helping people make a better return on their investments. Let's all remember that he lost too when the real estate market fell apart. He did his very best as a general partner on each of those investments, and it is very easy to play "Monday morning quarterback" after the fact.
_Arrrrrrr

United States

#12 Oct 31, 2009
Cajon Y flores!!!
R-Smart

Garden Grove, CA

#13 Oct 31, 2009
anonymous wrote:
I, too, worked for Dick Traweek during the hayday of real estate investments. He had a heart as big as gold. Yes, he wanted to make money for himself and his company. But I know firsthand that he always spoke about how happy he was to be helping people make a better return on their investments. Let's all remember that he lost too when the real estate market fell apart. He did his very best as a general partner on each of those investments, and it is very easy to play "Monday morning quarterback" after the fact.
So to hear you tell it, this guy never made a bad deal or a deal that would negatively effect others to the point of being angry and possibly wanting revenge.
joex

Los Angeles, CA

#14 Nov 1, 2009
I knew Dick as the greatest baseball coach I have ever seen. He was a tough guy and it was an honor to work with him. Many young men benefited greatly from his knowledge and passion for the sport, and how it connects with life. Dick was an expert at winning, and he taught all of us a lot. Including me and I am over 50. I will always remember him in the most favorable way. I don't care about what he did in the 80's and all of you intolerant and closed-minded liberals should just get over it too. Thanks, Dick, for all you did for our West Los Angeles community, and especially the young men who benefited from your love of sports - and winning.
Bobby Speck

Temecula, CA

#15 Nov 1, 2009
I knew Dick from the Bel-Air Country Club and Hotel. Dick was a good man!! Who was loved by so many. I don't know about his business problems etc. Maybe he just got in a bit over his head. But he was a great father and a good man who was generous to a fault!!! I will miss him dearly and my heart goes out to his family.
R-Smart

Garden Grove, CA

#16 Nov 1, 2009
joex wrote:
I knew Dick as the greatest baseball coach I have ever seen. He was a tough guy and it was an honor to work with him. Many young men benefited greatly from his knowledge and passion for the sport, and how it connects with life. Dick was an expert at winning, and he taught all of us a lot. Including me and I am over 50. I will always remember him in the most favorable way. I don't care about what he did in the 80's and all of you intolerant and closed-minded liberals should just get over it too. Thanks, Dick, for all you did for our West Los Angeles community, and especially the young men who benefited from your love of sports - and winning.
Apparently someone couldn't. How sad.
Jerry Ferguson

Canton, NC

#17 Nov 1, 2009
melinda stansbury wrote:
<quoted text> This man bilked many people out of their savings. He was a crook.
Hi Melinda
How have you been? It's Jerry call you soon.
maureen malone

Latham, NY

#18 Nov 2, 2009
My thoughts and prayers go out to Vickie and the children. I knew Dick for a long time he was a kind and generous man. We played many hands of liars poker which Dick made sure the workers always won. He will be g6557reatly missed
Jerry Ferguson

Canton, NC

#19 Nov 2, 2009
maureen malone wrote:
My thoughts and prayers go out to Vickie and the children. I knew Dick for a long time he was a kind and generous man. We played many hands of liars poker which Dick made sure the workers always won. He will be g6557reatly missed
Hi Maureen
We did have some great liars poker games. How all is going well for you...Jerry
fholly

Los Angeles, CA

#20 Nov 3, 2009
joex wrote:
I knew Dick as the greatest baseball coach I have ever seen. He was a tough guy and it was an honor to work with him. Many young men benefited greatly from his knowledge and passion for the sport, and how it connects with life. Dick was an expert at winning, and he taught all of us a lot. Including me and I am over 50. I will always remember him in the most favorable way. I don't care about what he did in the 80's and all of you intolerant and closed-minded liberals should just get over it too. Thanks, Dick, for all you did for our West Los Angeles community, and especially the young men who benefited from your love of sports - and winning.
I guess you meant ripping people off. What you call "winning" right?
wills

Los Angeles, CA

#21 Nov 3, 2009
looks like his greed eventually did him in. good riddance.

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