NOT EVERYONE is pleased with plans for a Friday night vigil honoring slain Atwater Villager (and alleged gangster) Joey Romo. A reader emails:
One report has the prayer vigil, "running buddies" and all, scheduled for tonight, April 3, 6:30pm, 2982 1/2 Glenmanor Place."There is a lot of local Atwater opposition to the candlelight vigil being held by the candidate for Glendale city council (election 4/7, coincidence?) for the young man identified by LAPD as having been killed by his gang colleagues Tues nite.
"No one wants the media (who would call them I wonder) here to further tarnish the neighborhood. This is a good and safe community.
"Worse, the victim's family hasn't even been asked if they want a vigil in front of their house. For all these self-appointed 'do-gooders' know, the family may have funeral plans on Friday, want privacy and need the limited parking.
"Neighbors are also worried that running buddies may assemble at the vigil Friday nite then go drinking on the river then tag all night around Atwater and/or exact some revenge."
Another report says the vigil starts at Holy Trinity Church, Brunswick and Appleton, 5:00pm today.