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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Jingle Bell

Canoga Park, CA

#63 Nov 22, 2009
wills wrote:
looks like his greed eventually did him in. good riddance.
I hope you live through the holidys with that kind of malice!!! God bless!

Pleasanton, CA

#64 Nov 29, 2009
I guess having children absolves you from the things you did to others when you were alive.
Jerry Ferguson

Hendersonville, NC

#66 Nov 30, 2009
freddy wrote:
I guess having children absolves you from the things you did to others when you were alive.
Freddy I wish we could meet somewhere. You would have a different outlook on life.I GUARANTEE!!! I would show you the way that someone should have shown you a long time ago...But I already know what kind of person you already are. A very little one that would never have the GUTS to meet up with someone face to face...
Some Perspective


#67 Nov 30, 2009
I made my comment on 10/31 feeling I needed to provide a little reality, given my knowledge of the business transactions and my time spent with Dick. Since that first week there have been many worthwhile comments, unfortuanity there have been a few that were not only hurtful but written by "people" without any real knowledge of the business or the person. At this point I would suggest we move forward and stop responding to this Freddie guy who seems to have made this his life.
fed up

Anaheim, CA

#68 Dec 1, 2009
I guess having children absolves you from the things you did to others when you were alive.
Dear Freddie: GO GET A LIFE or have some children! Move on AH! You are a mo fu....
Fernando Camarillo CA

Camarillo, CA

#69 Dec 20, 2009
Tori, Buck, and Travis...I would like to share some advice, before I do, I would like to say that your father was a good man. In his presence, he made you feel as if you were his only friend; he was quick to encourage, great at sharing his experiences, and loved to laugh out loud. Anyone who knew him is a better person because of your father's influence in their lives. As for's all about relationships...and, never forget to tell people you love and appreciate them while they are with alive...your father taught you well...God Bless and my prayers are with you...

Orange, CA

#71 Dec 22, 2010
buster wrote:
He conned the most vunerable, then ran into some one who decided he needed to pay. Ask Marvin.
you have a lot of nerve to make this kind of accusation about my father from an anonymous screen name. i hope your name is tainted by cowardly fools such as yourself when your time comes.
Jerry Ferguson

Hendersonville, NC

#72 Dec 23, 2010
Buck Don't waist your you time on some of these Dickheads. One day I will run into a couple of them when time is right. And I will make up for it. Your mom and sister will tell you that. I've been known to be someone's wors't nitemare! I just hope something happens to them and see how they like it....
Bret Traweek

Fort Huachuca, AZ

#73 Feb 28, 2011
Tori Traweek wrote:
Enough is enough. All of you saying things about my father should think about where you are posting your thoughts. I have two younger brothers who could read this one day. My father spent his whole life trying to do the best for his family, his friends, and the community. The real estate market fell in the 1980s. It was a terrible tragedy for many people. I feel for the people who lost money in investments that failed but I can personally promise anyone out there that my father did not enter into any business deals with the idea that he was going to "rip someone off." I am saddened to the bones at my father's sudden passing and even more saddened by the fact that people would use this tragedy to slander him on an online blog. I would not wish anyone's children to have to read awful things about their parents on a blog...and if all of you would think twice you would realize that what you are doing is wrong. As to those of you who continuously reply with mean, if not evil comments, I would ask you to spend the time that you have used bad mouthing my father to do something constructive that would help others and the community. Now please stop and let his memory live on in the people that love him. The past is past...I don't want to see anymore comments demeaning his character. None of you have anything against me, my mother, or my young brothers. I can promise you my father raised children who would never get online and bad mouth the dead. STOP.
I am sorry for your loss.

Orange, CA

#74 Feb 28, 2011
hey buddy from norwalk. you don't know the man you're talking about and it's rude to speak of the dead. but if you really have something to say about him how about you grow a pair and say it to someone's face and not online like a punk who can't man up to what he has to say. you have no spine you insignificant piece of waste!
Jerry Ferguson

Hendersonville, NC

#75 Feb 28, 2011
Buck who is this guy from Norwalk? Just let me know. Remember there are Dickheads everywhere...

Emeryville, CA

#76 Sep 29, 2014
wills wrote:
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he sounds like a self-centered social predator who was only "generous" to feed his own deluded self image. I don't know why you're glazing over and explaining away his lack of ethics unless you actually think that's "business".
From the son of the man you insult, you have no idea what you're talking about. My father knew how to love like no other, and I saw him reach out to help others time and time again in ways that went unseen and for people he didn't expect anything back from. He coached my sports teams when I was young, and he would make a point of selecting kids who struggled at tryouts or seemed troubled in some way. I remember long talks in our back yard about how we could make the experience "magical" and transformative for the kid.
My friend in high school lived a two hour bus ride from campus and he was struggling with managing his schoolwork and baseball practices. My father, without hesitation, offered to house and feed my friend any night he wanted to stay over so he could get his work done.
Richard Traweek raised over a million dollars for the Richstone Family Center and had a great time doing it.
My father was an honest man. He was an assertive businessman who believed in what he did. He explained his financial downfall to me on a number of occasions, and it is clear that he did not intend for the collateral damage that was caused. Sometimes deals go sour, and I know there are people out there who want to use my father as the scapegoat in this blame game, but the fact of the matter is there are risks in investment. My father felt the burden of that financial crash for the rest of his life. For those who want to discuss his Bel-Air membership, he cut back his membership drastically and then eventually terminated it. Many of his business connections that allowed him to continue working were through Bel-Air, so it was an investment equally as much as it was a luxury.
Richard Traweek was a wonderful, whole-hearted man who cared enough to positively affect anyone he came into contact with. If there was something he could do to help, he would try his best. I'm sorry to those of you who feel my father let you down, but I can tell you it wasn't out of ill will. There was no scheme, because no one came out on top of that crisis.
Wills, I highly recommend you check yourself and learn a sense of respect. I understand the predisposition toward "business," but there are other sides to the story. This is a man you did not know, and he doesn't deserve your negativity, especially when he isn't here to speak for himself. And if you're going to express such a level of ignorance, at least have the courage to sign your full name to it.
-Buck Traweek

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