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Michael Jackson's death: Sibling fans drive from Riverside to family home

June 26, 2009 | 12:46 pm

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