December 19, 1989 |
For days now, Vicky Chavez--known to barrio residents as La Comadre , an affectionate term for godmother--has phoned, hunted and hounded countless people in Los Angeles for $800. The money is not for herself. It's for a Mexican family whose child was murdered in a drive-by shooting last month. The parents spent what little money they had on funeral costs. Since then, they and their surviving children have been without electricity, water, food, rent money--and hope.