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CBS 8: Community leaders gather in Kearny Mesa to raise money for victims of Monterey Park and Half Moon Bay shootings
The San Diego United Lions Club gathered for the Lunar New Year Charity Gala at Jasmine's Seafood Restaurant Sunday evening.
February 5, 2023
By Ariana Cohen
SAN DIEGO — The San Diego United Lions Club gathered for the Sunday Lunar New Year Charity Gala at Jasmine's Seafood Restaurant.
The event's purpose was to celebrate the Lunar New Year and raise money for victims of the Monterey Park and Half Moon bay shootings, where numerous Asian Americans were killed.
Congressman Scott Peters, Mayor Todd Gloria, Councilmember Kent Lee and Councilmember Joe Lacava, and other city officials were in attendance. CBS 8 reporter Ariana Cohen emceed the event.
Families enjoyed a performance by the Lucky Lions and a Chinese fashion show. 10-year-old Eva Mather and Gloriana Valerio sang on stage.
There was also an exceptional musical performance from Barry Allen Cohen, singer in the band "Big Daddy Orchestra."
Many attendees donated money and participated in a raffle. All donations support the victims' families.
Source: CBS 8