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After vigil, San Bernardino Board of Supervisors chair: 'We will move forward'




Flowers are left by the side of the road as a San Bernardino police officer blocks the road leading to the site of last week's mass shooting on Thursday, Dec. 3, 2015 in San Bernardino. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)
Flowers are left by the side of the road as a San Bernardino police officer blocks the road leading to the site of last week's mass shooting on Thursday, Dec. 3, 2015 in San Bernardino. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)
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Hundreds gathered Monday night in San Bernardino at multiple vigils to honor the victims of last week's deadly shooting.

"Today was the first day that the workers came back to work," said Gilda Valdez, chief of staff at SEIU Local 721 at a vigil in front of the County Board of Supervisors. Ten of the 14 victims of last week's shooting were union members, according to the local chapter. "We had our community, friends and partners and folks from across the regions come and welcome the workers back, so that the workers know they are not alone."

A crowd held candles in front of the Supervisors' office. There was also a vigil at Cal State San Bernardino and a local church.

"We have a strong community, we unite around one another and we will move forward," said James Ramos, chair of the San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors.

 

Clarification: The City of San Bernardino filed its bankruptcy exit plan earlier this year, after the initial filing in 2012.