Community invited to heal at Community Candlelight Tribute

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Hugs, stories and messages of healing will be offered at the Community Candlelight Tribute: ‘Remembering Those We’ve Loved and Lost’ event in front of Temecula City Hall Saturday, Nov. 30. Courtesy photo
“What do you give a family who is facing the holidays without their loved one?” was the question that Linda Mejia asked herself when she was considering how to give aid to a family that had just lost a family member during her time as a Murrieta code enforcement officer. Having lost her 16-year-old son Adam to cancer she seemed to be the person to ask at the time. At the time, she as frustrated that she couldn’t attend the vigils for Samantha Runyon, a young woman from Stanton, who was killed and left by the side of the road near Route 74, the Ortega Highway, in 2002. “The holidays were approaching and I tried to think of what we could possibly do to help the family,” Mejia said. “The idea of the candlelight vigil seemed to be an answer to this question.” It was t
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