Obituaries

Phil Weisgerber: Memories of a fine human being and artist

Phil Weisgerber: Memories of a fine human being and artist

Remembering Phil Weisgerber The longtime Redondo Beach artist will be celebrated Saturday…

‘Wizard’ Fransen was a keyboard player, studio engineer for Canned Heat, Rare Earth, Dirk Hamilton

‘Wizard’ Fransen was a keyboard player, studio engineer for Canned Heat, Rare Earth, Dirk Hamilton

Ron “Wizard” Fransen, one of the beach city’s most highly regarded and under recognized musicians, has died at 72. The guitarist performed on albums and on stage with Ricky Nelson, Canned Heat, Rare Earth, Dirk Hamilton and Frank Zappa, as well as with local bands at local clubs, including the Lighthouse. …

Hermosa Beach Suzy’s Deborah “DK” Kahlo nurtured local musicians

Hermosa Beach Suzy’s Deborah “DK” Kahlo nurtured local musicians

Deborah Agnes Kahlo (DK), owner with her husband Sal of Suzy's Bar and Grill in Hermosa Beach, passed away January 22.…

Former Easy Reader photographer and Hermosa helicopter pilot die in crash

Former Easy Reader photographer and Hermosa helicopter pilot die in crash

Photographer Michael Justice, a long time contributor to Easy Reader, and helicopter pilot Christopher Reed, of Hermosa Beach, died Wednesday after their helicopter crashed in Los Angeles Harbor. Los Angeles Port Police divers recovered their bodies Thursday morning in the water near the Point Fermin Lighthouse, just down the hill from Justice’s San Pedro home.…

2016 Passings: Hermosa Beach, Manhattan Beach and Redondo Beach

2016 Passings: Hermosa Beach, Manhattan Beach and Redondo Beach

Some led full lives. Some died too soon. All will be equally missed.…

Ski instructor, skateboarder Baltimore dies following ski accident

Ski instructor, skateboarder Baltimore dies following ski accident

Ski instructor and skateboarder Dennis Baltimore, 35, formerly of Hermosa Beach, died Sunday, December 11, in a skiing accident shortly after completing a ski instructor training session at the Northstar California ski resort, north of Lake Tahoe.…

Longtime Hermosa Beach locksmith Frank Hallstein passes on

Longtime Hermosa Beach locksmith Frank Hallstein passes on

Longtime Hermosa Beach locksmith Frank Halletstein Sr. passed away on Thanksgiving Day, November 24, at the age of 90. …

Gudmundsson was a beloved family man, longtime Hermosa Beach lifeguard

Gudmundsson was a beloved family man, longtime Hermosa Beach lifeguard

Hilmar Paul Gudmundsson, a longtime Hermosa Beach resident and local lifeguard, passed…

A beautiful boy: How faith and community helped the Bisignano family survive the loss of their son Jonathan, and the lessons in love his life imparted

A beautiful boy: How faith and community helped the Bisignano family survive the loss of their son Jonathan, and the lessons in love his life imparted

by Mark McDermott Jonathan Bisignano was two years old and ready to…

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