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.
Building B at the Guadalupe Light Rail yard, which began being demolished Wednesday afternoon with the work expected to continue Thursday, May 12, is where six of the 10 VTA employees died in the mass shooting on May 26, 2021.
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.
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.
The 10-year employee was a paint-and-body worker at the Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority rail yard, scene of the May 26 attack by a fellow worker who shot and killed nine VTA colleagues before turning a gun on himself.
Beginning next Monday, June 14, VTA will operate a new weekday peak hour shuttle between the Diridon Station and Santa Clara Valley Medical Center, designed to meet Caltrain, Altamont Corridor Express and bus services at Diridon Station.