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Los Angeles (and Google) lights candles in memory of Newtown victims

Newtown Vigil in SoCal

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Abby Cohen of Altadena participates in a vigil on December 15 at Glenoaks Park in Glendale for the victims of a mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn.

Newtown Vigil in SoCal

Grant Slater/KPCC

Southern Californians hold a vigil on December 15 at Glenoaks Park in Glendale for the victims of a mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn.

Newtown Vigil in SoCal

Grant Slater/KPCC

Miles Gainey helps another mourner to light a candle at Glenoaks Park in Glendale where Southern Californians held a vigil for those killed in Connecticut.

Newtown Vigil in SoCal

Grant Slater/KPCC

Southern Californians hold a vigil on December 15 at Glenoaks Park in Glendale for the victims of a mass shooting at an Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn.


In the wake of the tragic shootings in Newtown, Connecticut, there will be several candlelight vigils this evening around Los Angeles.

The vigils are scheduled to take place at 5 p.m. today in at least the following locations: Glenoaks Park in Glendale; Moorpark Park (NE corner of Moorpark & Laurel Canyon Blvd.,) in  Studio City; Westpark in North Hollywood; El Marino Park in Culver City;  and GrandView School in West Los Angeles.

Meanwhile there has been one sole candle on the Google.com homepage since Friday in recognition of the victims and the families of the mass murders.

The text message that appears when one hovers their cursor over the somber "Google Doodle" says "Our hearts are with the families and community of Newtown, Connecticut.” 

The Doodle, created by a team of Google artists, typically celebrates birthdays, holidays, and historic anniversaries

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