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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 14, 2013 | By Rick Rojas and Anh Do
Friends and family members gathered Monday night at a vigil for a missing Cal State Fullerton student, who disappeared on May 2. Maribel Manriquez Ramos, a former Army sergeant who served in South Korea and Iraq, was just weeks away from graduating with a degree in criminal justice. She was last seen on surveillance video outside her apartment building around 8:30 p.m. on May 2.  She was reported missing a few days later after she failed to show up at a veterans' appreciation dinner where she was supposed to give a speech.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 11, 2013 | By Nicole Santa Cruz
A 14-year-old boy who was shot and killed Saturday night while walking home in Vermont Square was remembered Monday as a quiet child who liked video games and occasionally played basketball. Elawnza Peebles, dressed in a gray sweatshirt and jeans, was walking down Kansas Avenue about 9:40 p.m. when he was killed. Detectives don't know if the gunman was on foot or in a vehicle, and are hoping for witnesses to come forward. HOMICIDE REPORT: TRACKING KILLINGS IN L.A. COUNTY Saturday night, Porshea Merritt was standing on her porch a few houses down when her cousin told her someone had been shot.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 2, 2013 | By Ruben Vives
One by one, classmates of 13-year-old Angela Sandoval talked about the girl who never frowned. “When she was absent, the school would be quiet,” said Brenda Sandoval, 12, who befriended Angela last year. The two were not related, but often joked about which one was the “real” Sandoval. “She was a really good friend,” Brenda said at a vigil Monday evening for her friend. Angela was one of five people killed Saturday in a crash on Interstate 15 north of Las Vegas, where police said a man drinking and driving rear-ended the van Angela was riding in, causing it to flip.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 30, 2011 | Los Angeles Times staff reports
A funeral service for labor organizer Richard Chavez will be held at 9 a.m. Monday at the United Farm Workers' 40 Acres complex at 31068 Garces Highway in Delano, Calif. An all-night vigil will begin at 7 p.m. Sunday. Chavez, younger brother of UFW co-founder Cesar Chavez, died Wednesday at 81.
NEWS
February 12, 2014 | By Lauren Raab
Mothers Against Drunk Driving has organized a public candlelight vigil Wednesday evening in Diamond Bar, where three days ago, a suspected wrong-way drunk driver caused a crash on the 60 Freeway that left six people dead. In Sunday's crash, authorities say witnesses reported seeing 21-year-old Olivia Carolee Culbreath's red Chevrolet Camaro going east on the westbound 60 Freeway at more than 100 mph when it struck a Ford Explorer , which then collided with a third vehicle. Only Culbreath and Joel Cortez, the driver of the third vehicle, survived the crash.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 4, 2014 | By Kurt Streeter
Several of Southern California's most prominent religious leaders gathered in downtown Los Angeles early Friday in a vigil for immigration reform, underscoring a growing interfaith effort to change the nation's immigration laws.  Undocumented immigrants "need mercy and they need justice," said Archbishop Jose Gomez, welcoming an array of Christian, Jewish and Muslim leaders to the vigil, held at the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels. Gomez, who has made changing immigration laws a hallmark of his three-year tenure leading the L.A. archdiocese, described current laws as "totally broken” and said they were unfairly punishing families and children.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 5, 2013 | By Angel Jennings
A 7-year-old girl who was the victim of a car-to-car shooting in Palmdale continued to fight for her life Thursday as family and friends pray for a miracle. Dozens of people held a vigil Wednesday night outside the home of the girl -- identified by family as Desiree Macias -- in the wake of a shooting that left the little girl brain-dead.  Candles, balloons and signs lined the front yard fence as relatives and school friends comforted each other. “It's not easy," Rose Galvan, the girl's aunt, told KTLA-TV.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 15, 2014 | By Joseph Serna
Friends and family of a teen killed last week when a FedEx truck slammed into a charter bus full of prospective college students gathered for an emotional vigil Monday night at El Monte High School. Adrian Castro, 19, was courteous and stubborn in his own way, making sure that anything he started, he finished, said his dad, Raul Castro. “That was my right-hand man and now he's no longer with me,” he added. Adrian Castro was among 10 people killed last week when the truck slammed into the bus headed for Humboldt State University for a spring tour.
NEWS
August 13, 1991
The National Organization for Women Foundation will mourn senseless violence against women at a vigil honoring 19 girls who were murdered and 71 others raped in a brutal attack by their male schoolmates last month at the St. Kizito boarding school in Kenya. Twenty-nine boys, ages 14 through 19, have been charged with manslaughter in the deaths.
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