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February 14, 2020

Gilroy Garlic Festival shooting victims: We owe them a memorial

The large teddy bear has a layer of dust, and the candles are burned out. The cut flowers are wilted. Some of the handwritten...

Reinforcing the future

Last month I was invited to photograph remnants from Gilroy’s past, several fragments of circus posters from the 1800s revealed when rafters were exposed...

Moon landing saved Joe

On July 20, 1969—50 years ago—a team of about five American soldiers was surrounded by what seemed like hundreds of Vietnamese. As the enemy...

We shall overcome

The Gilroy Unified School District has been working cooperatively with the Gilroy Police Department since the tragic shooting occurred. Multiple school facilities have been...

Gilroy, stay strong

Gilroy is where my home and businesses are located. My family and lifelong friends also have their families, lives, homes and businesses in the Garlic...

Mental illness doesn’t explain gun violence

The notion that mental illness drives the current spate of mass shootings is a dangerous oversimplification. Some shooters, such as the Aurora. Col., movie...

What can we do?

“Do Something! Do Something!” The chants rang out loud and clear in Dayton, Ohio. There hasn’t been much of a response. The signs at vigils in...

Garlic Festival Shooting EDITORIAL: Reclaim our public spaces

We have read about the horrific incidents around the country for years now. Locations like Columbine, Virginia Tech, Sandy Hook, Orlando, Las...

Photographer’s Notebook from the Gilroy Garlic Festival shooting: On the front lines

By Robert Eliason After initial reports of a mass shooting at the Gilroy Garlic Festival, I was assigned by...

Guest Opinion: The sun still rises

The impact of someone dying always hits me hardest the next morning, when the sun rises and they are not there to...