Trader Joe’s Tragedy: A Time for Healing

A memorial service and candlelight vigil took place at the Silver Lake Community Church in memory of Melyda Corado. On July 22, the Silver Lake Independent Jewish Community Center also held a gathering as a reminder of the fragility and beauty of life. LAPD officers will attend the August 1 SLNC Board meeting.

Following the recent tragedy at Silver Lake’s popular Trader Joe’s, members of the Silver Lake community have demonstrated their resilience and come together at a number of memorial services held in memory of Melyda Corado, the store manager who was killed during the hostage standoff.  Officers from LAPD’s Northeast Division will attend the SLNC’s Board meeting tomorrow night, which will take place at 7:00 p.m. at Ivanhoe Elementary School, and be available to answer questions. In a column for the Los Feliz Ledger, SLNC Co-chair Anne-Marie Johnson said, “Saturday, July 21, 2018 will be forever etched into our memories. We will remember where we were, what we were doing and whom we immediately called, texted, Instagram-ed, Facebook-ed, NextDoor-ed, or spoke to face to face. And the loss of such a young, vibrant and loved person as Melyda Corado will be forever felt by her family and her Trader Joe’s family and friends. The Silver Lake Neighborhood Council sends its heartfelt sympathy to all who are experiencing unimaginable pain and loss.” See Los Feliz Ledger coverage.