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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."
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.
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.
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.
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.
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."
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."
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.
September 30, 2013 | By Adolfo Flores
A 45-year-old Anaheim man died after he fell backward from a sidewalk and was struck by an Orange County Transportation Authority bus, authorities said Monday. The incident occurred Sunday about 6 p.m. on Beach Boulevard north of McFadden Avenue in Midway City, an unincorporated community in central Orange County. The man's name has not been released pending notification of next of kin, said California Highway Patrol Officer Michael Barton. The bus driver had parked at the curb after making a stop and waited approximately 15 seconds before pulling into traffic, Barton said.
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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