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Oaklander headed to Sacramento victims’ vigil

By Josh Richman
Thursday, April 19th, 2007 at 9:19 am in General, Oakland, Sacramento.

Ora Knowell — a West Oakland grandmother whose sons, Chris and Daniel, were killed on the city’s streets in earlier years — hopes relatives of all 148 Oakland homicide victims of 2006 will join her this Monday, April 23, on a trip to Sacramento for the 18th Annual Victims March On The California State Capitol, sponsored by the California Correctional Peace Officers Association.

Knowell’s “Homicide Victims Quilts,” from her West Oakland Lower Bottom Fatherless Children Foundation, will be displayed on the west Capitol lawn during the event; her contingent will leave at 8 a.m. Monday from Mandela Parkway and West Grand Avenue, and free lunch tickets will be provided.

“We as victims want a safe community for our families, not a war zone,” she said in an e-mail.

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