Victims' attorney plans to appeal the tentative ruling in the case stemming from the July 28, 2019 mass shooting at the festival that resulted in four deaths, including the shooter, and injuries to 17.
Gilroy will be developing a new design for a memorial at the city park where a teen armed with an automatic rifle shooter shot and three and wounded 17 on the last day of the Gilroy Garlic Festival in 2019, one that will better withstand the elements for years to come.
Critics say that despite threats of big insurance premiums in the wake of a 2019 mass shooting, Gilroy city officials pulled the plug too early on the Gilroy Garlic Festival after more than four decades.
Ken Christopher, executive vice president of Christopher Ranch and the grandson of Gilroy Garlic Festival co-founder Don Christopher, suggested the San Joaquin County group is trying to use the publicity of the demise of the Gilroy festival to its own advantage.
World-renowned food festival, plagued by the Covid-19 pandemic, continuing lawsuits over the 2019 mass shooting, financial losses and new insurance requirements by the City of Gilroy, will be dramatically scaled back this year and in years ahead.