Michael Jackson's death: Sibling fans drive from Riverside to family home
Jackie and Kimberly Vega of Riverside arrived at the Jackson home in Encino about 10:30 a.m. today, wearing black shirts with a black-and-white photo of Jackson on the front and "RIP King of Pop" on the back in white lettering.
The sisters left their house at 7:15 a.m. and first went to Jackson's Hollywood star but decided to drive to Encino.
"This is more personal," Kimberly said.
The sisters brought a clay plaque with the phrase "One kind heart is all it takes to make the world a better place" inscribed on it.
Jackie Vega said she has been a fan of Jackson's all her life.
"This feels like we've lost a family member," she said.
Jackie Vega, who turns 26 the day after Jackson's birthday (Aug. 29), plans to have a Jackson-themed party this year.
"He will definitely live on in our family," she said.
-- Nicole Santa Cruz in Encino