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April 9, 2009 | Anna Gorman
Dolores Mission Catholic Church is inviting community members and parishioners to spend the night with the homeless at the plaza next to the church tonight. The event is part of the church's commemorations for Holy Week. Holy Thursday is the night when Jesus waited in the garden for his arrest and crucifixion, said pastoral assistant Ellie Hidalgo. "We are going to unite the sufferings of Christ to the sufferings of the people in the community," Hidalgo said. The event begins with a candlelight vigil at 10:15 p.m. Afterward, everyone is invited to set up cots and sleeping bags in the plaza, at 170 S. Gless St., Boyle Heights.
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.
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 8, 2004 | David Reyes, Times Staff Writer
Gordon Yeaton knows it cannot be easy being different. As advisor to the Gay and Straight Coalition at Irvine High School, he offers tolerance and acceptance to those who have found their world intolerant. "We have to respect diversity," said Yeaton, who teaches art at the school and also is an Episcopal clergyman. "For young gays and lesbians, it's difficult just dealing with their own sexuality instead of trying to fit the mold of high school jocks or cheerleaders."
February 24, 2004 | Jill Leovy and Andrew Blankstein, Times Staff Writers
Mortally wounded in the back, Officer Ricardo Lizarraga struggled down a narrow stairway, then fell to his knees by his partner's side to return an assailant's fire until he was hit a second time, authorities said Monday. Police gave new details in the killing of Lizarraga as prosecutors Monday charged Kenrick Johnson with murder punishable by execution. Also Monday, two gatherings in the officer's memory drew more than 1,000 mourners.
January 12, 2004 | David Haldane, Times Staff Writer
About 30 friends and neighbors of a man killed by a mountain lion on a wilderness bike trail last week remembered him Sunday with a candlelight vigil in front of the Foothill Ranch apartment complex he'd moved into just three months before. "He was a very sweet guy," Kanishia Lumpkins said of the man affectionately known as the "bike guy" by those who frequently saw him leaving the Paloma Summit Apartment complex in helmet and biking gear. "He was single and didn't have a family here.
December 9, 2003 | David Haldane, Times Staff Writer
More than 100 friends and neighbors of three children shot to death by their father over the weekend gathered Monday for an emotional candlelight vigil at the Buena Park mobile home park where the children lived with their mother. "Oh, my babies, my beautiful babies," Wendy Vernon sobbed in the arms of her pastor. "Not my beautiful babies. I want to touch them. I want to hug them. I want to hold them."
January 13, 2003 | From Times Staff Reports
Ojai's third annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day celebration, "A Day On -- Not a Day Off," will be held from noon to 5 p.m. Jan. 20 at Libbey Park. Musicians will perform, and a candlelight vigil will take place at 4:30 p.m. For more information, call 640-9555.
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