Locals mourn lost loved ones at Community Candlelight Tribute

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Members of the community gather for the 19th annual Temecula Community Candlelight Vigil at City Hall to remember loved ones who have died, Nov. 30. Valley News/Shane Gibson photo
More than 100 people turned up for the annual Community Candlelight Tribute Saturday, Nov. 30, in front of Temecula City Hall to remember their loved ones who died. The event, founded by Linda Mejia, who lost her son more than 20 years ago, featured music, stories, words of encouragement and support for the families and friends in attendance. Before taking the podium, Faith Zember played a song that was recorded by her daughter Lily Harrison, a Murrieta 15-year-old who was killed earlier this year by a DUI driver in Temecula. “Like many of you, the holiday season has forever been changed,” Zember said. “They will forever be altered, different and revised. The years of family traditions and fond memories are now unable to be furthered in the same ways that they once were. Lif
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