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October 21, 1997
A candlelight vigil was held Monday night in Leimert Park in honor of Sherisse Iverson, the South-Central Los Angeles girl who was killed in a bathroom of a Nevada casino last May. Monday would have been the girl's 8th birthday. "We are calling attention to all the violence that is going on with our kids," said Yolanda Manual, mother of Sherisse. "The message is to stop the violence." Tribute also was paid at the vigil to Selwyn LeFlore, the 9-year-old boy who was killed Oct.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 13, 1998 | MILES CORWIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A candlelight vigil to protest the slaying of a gay Wyoming student drew about 400 people to West Hollywood on Monday night, many of whom contended that it could have been them. "None of us know Matthew Shepard, but any of us could have been in his shoes," said Ged Kenslea of the AIDS Healthcare Foundation, one of the groups that sponsored the West Hollywood candlelight vigil and protest march. "That's what makes the incident so real and so chilling to us."
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July 29, 2001 | THUY-DOAN LE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Every day, Juanita Lopez takes out her blanket and spreads it under a young pine tree where wind chimes tinkle in the breeze. She plays soft music on a portable radio while caressing the grass on her son's grave. "I feel whole here," Lopez said. "I'm here with my past and he was my future. I come full circle here." After four years, the murder of Bernard "B.J." Garcia Lopez Jr. remains unsolved.
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June 5, 1995 | From Associated Press
Six years after Chinese troops killed hundreds of pro-democracy demonstrators in Tian An Men Square, Mimi Leung joined a candlelight vigil at a Hong Kong park. It was the same place that she and other protesters gathered the day after the June 4, 1989, crackdown in Beijing. Every year, thousands have returned to Victoria Park to remember. But Sunday's rally was different. "I don't feel the united aim anymore," Leung said.
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September 21, 1991 | PEGGY Y. LEE
About 100 people attended a candlelight vigil Friday evening at the County Government Center in recognition of national POW/MIA Day. The vigil in Ventura, which was organized by the Vietnam Veterans of Ventura County, is part of an annual event to commemorate members of the armed services who did not return from Vietnam and have not been accounted for. Family members and friends lighted candles, which were placed in small white bags filled with sand.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 27, 1999
An officer of the law is shot and killed in an ambush ("O.C. Deputy Slain at Store," June 13). A videotape permits the assailant to be arrested promptly. There is a witness. Would anyone be surprised to find, a year from now, the accused still in County Jail awaiting trial? Is this not the cause of the so-called jail overcrowding? If we had a functioning justice system, and with evidence such as this available, the assailant would be tried and sentenced within 72 hours of his arrest.
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March 1, 1986 | Sheldon Ito
As the Winter Conference on Aerospace and Electronic Systems at the U.S. Marine Corps Air Station in El Toro came to a close Friday, so did the protests against it. Between noon and 1 p.m., about 15 protesters stood on the corner of Bristol Street and Anton Boulevard near the Westin South Coast Plaza in Costa Mesa, where the conference delegates were staying, holding signs that read "Enough Bombs" and asking motorists to "Honk for Peace."
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March 5, 1998 | MIMI KO CRUZ
Bobbi Gorena tonight will mark the second anniversary of the death of her son with a candlelight vigil at Nicolas Junior High School. Her son, Troy, 16, was killed March 5, 1996--stabbed on a neighborhood street corner. His killers remain at large. "I want a public outcry," said Gorena, who has been trying to raise funds for a reward for anyone who provides information leading to the arrest and conviction of her son's killers. "Maybe it will help so that this won't happen again."
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October 19, 2009 | Margot Roosevelt
A toddler allegedly shot by his mother remained in critical condition Sunday at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, said family spokesman Eddie Jones. A hospital spokeswoman confirmed that the unidentified boy remained alive. Jones said the 1 1/2 -year- old's name is Michael Jr., but he did not provide his last name. The mother, 25-year-old LaTonya Dixon, was being held at a Los Angeles County jail in lieu of more than $1-million bail. On Saturday, police said, Dixon shot her two sons, killing 5-year-old Christian and wounding the younger boy before standing on her balcony and threatening to kill herself.
NATIONAL
September 26, 2012 | By Michael Muskal
Police are investigating the deaths of a family of four in Herndon, Va., but have ruled out any threat to other members of the community, Fairfax County police said on Wednesday. The four bodies -- two parents and two school-age children -- were taken to the medical examiner's office for autopsies, police officials said. The cause of death is being withheld pending the completion of the autopsies. Fairfax County police responded to a friend's call to check the home in Point Rider Lane shortly after 10:30 a.m. Tuesday.
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