Obituaries

Citizen Parsons: Influential former Redondo Beach councilman dies

Citizen Parsons: Influential former Redondo Beach councilman dies

John Parsons' civic omnipresence came to an abrupt end last week. Friends and family remember him as one of Redondo Beach's most engaged citizens.…

Hermosa Beach surf pioneer Dotty Kerwin remembered

Hermosa Beach surf pioneer Dotty Kerwin remembered

by Scott Kerwin Dotty Kerwin enjoyed a quintessential southern California lifestyle for…

Hermosa Beach Farmers’ Market maven Mary Lou Weiss dies at 75

Hermosa Beach Farmers’ Market maven Mary Lou Weiss dies at 75

Mary Lou Weiss, a formidable leader in the growth of local farmers…

Body Glove co-founder, waterman legend Bob Meistrell dies on Catalina Island

Body Glove co-founder, waterman legend Bob Meistrell dies on Catalina Island

  [Updated Wednesday, June 19] Sunday morning at 4:30 a.m. Bob Meistrell…

George, Kai Watanabe spread the Hawaii beach boy aloha spirit

George, Kai Watanabe spread the Hawaii beach boy aloha spirit

Long time Hermosa Beach public works employee, and Cantina Real restaurant host…

Manhattan Beach’s Molly Harrington was ‘unfairly smart’ mom, attorney

Manhattan Beach’s Molly Harrington was ‘unfairly smart’ mom, attorney

Manhattan Beach native Molly Harrington passed away Thursday, May 2 from breast…

Hermosa was a feather in Larry Thompson’s cap

Hermosa was a feather in Larry Thompson’s cap

Lawrence (Larry) Thompson, a long time Hermosa Beach welder known for wearing feathers in his hats and driving one of the area's first electric carts, passed away peacefully in his home on Friday, Feb. 8, surrounded by family members. …

Shooting shocks Redondo Beach

Shooting shocks Redondo Beach

On Saturday, Jan. 20, South Redondo local Devin Scandore (Devin Dean) got…

Memorial planned for pioneer Hermosa Beach waterman Ted Kerwin

Memorial planned for pioneer Hermosa Beach waterman Ted Kerwin

“The waves were bigger back then. I don’t know what it was, but they were just bigger,” Ted Kerwin told Easy Reader in 2003, the year he and brothers John, Joe, Fred and Jim, and sister Mary were inducted into the Hermosa Beach Surfers Hall of Fame. …

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