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

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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 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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