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Poway City Council to consider re-naming street after synagogue shooting victim

A request was submitted asking the Poway mayor and city council to change Eva Drive to Lori Lynn Lane in honor of Lori Lynn Gilbert-Kaye.
Credit: Dr. Howard Kaye
Lori Kaye

POWAY, Calif. —

The Poway City Council will consider a proposal next week to rename a street after the woman who died in the Chabad of Poway synagogue shooting earlier this year. A request was submitted asking the mayor and city council to change Eva Drive to Lori Lynn Lane in honor of Lori Lynn Gilbert-Kaye, according to the agenda item on the City of Poway website. 

Lori was killed on April 27 when a 19-year-old man opened fire in the Poway synagogue during services on the last day of Passover. Three others, including the Chabad of Poway’s rabbi Yisrael Goldstein, were also injured in the shooting.  

Witnesses say Lori put herself in the line of fire to protect the rabbi.  

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Before her death, Lori resided at the corner of Stone Canyon Road and Eva Drive, just a couple miles from the Chabad of Poway. The latter is the street petitioners seek to rename for her. Residents that live in the area were among those who signed the petition seeking the name change. Property owners within 500 feet of the street were mailed a Notice of Pending Street Name.  

The Poway City Council will vote on the proposal at their meeting Tuesday, Nov. 5.