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Posted Thursday, February 27, 2020 - 6:35 pm

Bianca Heyward

Los Angeles is no stranger to earthquakes. But on Jan. 26, the ground shook in way that couldn’t be measured on the Richter scale—a helicopter crashed in Calabasas, claiming the lives of Kobe Bryant, 41; Gianna Bryant, 13; Alyssa Altobelli, 14; Keri Altobelli, 46; John Altobelli, 56; Payton Chester, 13; Sarah Chester, 45; Christina Mauser, 38; and the pilot, Ara Zobayan, 50. The tragedy was felt throughout our community, with friends and family texting one another: Did you hear the news? The shockwaves quickly spread throughout Southern California, and soon the unbelievable news swept across the world.

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