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A candlelight vigil at Cal State Fullerton on Wednesday drew more than 100 people to remember the victims of Orange County's deadliest mass murder. Their message: no release for Edward Charles Allaway, the man who shot seven people to death in the basement of the campus library 25 years ago and has been in mental hospitals since. "In my opinion, he should have been put to death 25 years ago," said county Supervisor Todd Spitzer, who helped organize the event.
May 6, 2007 | Christine Hanley, Times Staff Writer
Kyle Coble was a peppy kid just coming into his own. His little sisters, Emma and Katie, were darlings of the neighborhood, whether riding around together in their wagon or selling lemonade. A year apart, the tow-headed children were everything to their parents, Chris and Lori Coble, who kept a family website chronicling the adventures of their "crazy monkeys" including their soccer games, birthday parties, Christmas mornings and trips to Sea World.
October 18, 2009 | Kim Murphy
It started the way things do in a small town. It was the autumn of 2001, New York's World Trade Center had been attacked, there was talk of the U.S. military invading Afghanistan, and people here were calling each other, huddling over camomile tea at the Sunnyside Up coffee shop, asking what could anybody do do ? Some of the professors over at Oregon State organized seminars to explain who the players were. "They talked about the histories of Iraq and Afghanistan and Iran. They brought in experts on Muslim fundamentalism, and they made it quite clear there was not a clear connection between Islam and terrorism," said Mike Beilstein, a City Council member and retired chemist.
February 26, 2006 | From Times Staff and Wire Rreports
The mothers of two teenage girls missing for 10 days held a candlelight vigil Saturday night to call attention to the case. Investigators suspect the girls may have run away but said they have no workable leads. Alexis Anne Beyer, who turned 15 Monday, and Alexandra Nicole Dimarco, 13, disappeared Feb. 15 from the condominium complex where they live. Investigators ask that anyone with information on the girls call (818) 878-1808.
March 6, 2005 | From Times Wire Reports
About 300 people attended a candlelight vigil to show support for a gay man who was beaten unconscious a week ago outside a Santa Fe hotel. James Maestas, 21, remained hospitalized but spoke for the first time since the beating. Witnesses told police the assailants repeatedly made hostile remarks to Maestas and a companion about their sexual orientation.
November 1, 2012 | By Mikael Wood
Frontman Mitch Lucker of the popular Riverside heavy-metal band Suicide Silence died following a motorcycle crash late Wednesday night in Huntington Beach. Lucker, 28, was pronounced dead at 6:17 a.m. Thursday at UCI Medical Center in Orange, according to the Orange County corner's office. The singer was involved in the accident not long after posting a photo to his Twitter feed in which he appeared to be costumed for Halloween. "There's no easy way to say this," the band wrote in a statement posted on its Facebook page . "Mitch passed away earlier this morning from injuries sustained during a motorcycle accident.
April 21, 1998 | LISA ADDISON
A candlelight vigil honoring rape victims will be held Wednesday at UC Irvine. "Illuminate the Night" will take place from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the campus Center for Women and Gender Education, across from the Main Library. The vigil will include survivor testimonies, lighting of candles, music and self-defense demonstrations. The event is sponsored by the Community Services Program's Sexual Assault Victims Services and UCI's Campus Sexual Assault Prevention Program. Admission is $4.
November 24, 1993 | LYNN SMITH
A Place For Us, an interracial organization based in Los Angeles, will sponsor a national candlelight vigil on Dec. 20 in support of couples who cannot adopt minority children because of race-matching laws. The dawn vigil will take place in front of social service agencies in Northern and Southern California, Texas, Pennsylvania and New York, said Ruth White, the group's co-founder.
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