Barbara, who now lives in Eureka, (standing between Brian and Oss Rae) rejoins the Eagle Rock Vigil last Saturday during a visit to L.A. She was part of the vigil from 2002 to 2011. She now participates in weekly peace vigils in Eureka on Saturdays from noon to 1:00 p.m.
The vigil in early 2003 at its previous location, Eagle Rock Boulevard and Verdugo Road.
Stalwarts of the Eagle Rock vigil that started in 2002 -- before the U.S. invasion of Iraq -- still gather Saturdays on the corner of Eagle Rock and Colorado Boulevards. Now that Daylight Saving Time is back, vigil time is an hour later, from 4:30 to 6 p.m.
As this wet winter proved, the vigil in Eagle Rock does not take place every week. Feel free to post a Quick Reply in the space below if you have any questions or if you want to know if there's a vigil on a particular Saturday, and somebody will answer within hours. Guests are always welcome to post on this message board.
I'm here to report that the Eagle Rock vigil -- established in 2002 -- continues most Saturdays, when it isn't raining, on the southwest corner of Colorado and Eagle Rock Boulevards from 4:30 to 6 p.m. We've been distancing ourselves six feet apart and wearing face coverings for the past two weeks.
Most businesses are closed: Starbucks, the other coffee shop, the clothing boutiques, the mega church down the road and even the Shell station on our corner, since late March. The Walgreens, the Chipolte and the boba place remain open. Empty parking spaces everywhere.
Foot and wheel traffic is extraordinarily light. I miss the great conversations that I had with passersby up until last month, but we get all kinds of brief acknowledgements from the few who venture out, mostly to exercise. And in the vehicles, there are eyeballs above the face coverings -- we still get honks and waves for our signs.
Fifteen Black Lives Matter protestors joined six veterans of the weekly Eagle Rock vigil this Saturday, June 6. Collectively, we occupied all four corners at the intersection of Colorado and Eagle Rock Boulevards. A few held signs while marching through each crosswalk. I saw several carloads of people holding BLM signs passing us from the east, presumably coming from other nearby demonstrations.
I've been standing on street corners every week for 14 years -- the goodwill from the public was off the charts. And so was the noise. I don't think a minute went by without horns blaring, sometimes several cars at once.