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Articles from the July 29, 2019 edition

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  • 3 Young People Killed at the Gilroy Garlic Festival, as Shooter Wounds Twelve

    Observer Staff|Jul 29, 2019

    Three people were killed in a shooting in Gilroy's Christmas Hill Park late Sunday afternoon, 7/28. Police say the dead include a 6 year old boy, a 13 year old girl, and a young man in his 20's. The 19 year old shooter, Santino William Legan, was also killed. 12 people were wounded, a local hospital spokeswoman said. Remarkably, the shooting at the annual food festival lasted only about a minute before police responded. Legan was shot and killed about 90 seconds after the shooting began. His...

  • Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson Joins Native Hawaiians Objecting to 100' Telescope on Mauna Kea

    Alyssa Erdley, Observer Staff Writer|Jul 29, 2019

    Protesters have camped at the foot of Mauna Kea, a dormant 14,000-foot volcano on the Big Island of Hawaii for a week now, blocking the access road and demanding the halt to construction of a $1.4 billion Thirty Meter Telescope. Mauna Kea is one of the best places on the planet, and certainly the best in the northern hemisphere for astronomical research. The shape of the volcano and its distance from urban light sources create unrivaled conditions for viewing outer space. At the same time, the...

  • Lou D'Elia artist at California Heritage Museum- exhibit extended to Aug 28

    Mary Leipziger, Observer Staff Writer|Jul 29, 2019

    Lou D'Elia is an assemblage artist working with found/obsolete objects to create 3 dimensional artworks. D'Elia frequently incorporates vernacular photography, artificial light and visual puns in his work. They are often social commentaries on politics, sexuality, and gender role expectations. He frequently uses vintage wood industrial foundry molds as a tribute to his father, who was a pattern maker in the 1950s. D'Elia grew up in Ocean Park in the 1950s. At that time the community was...

  • National Dance Day brought out RIDE dance charity founders Robyn Shreiber and Italo Elgueta.

    Christine Peake, peakPRgroup|Jul 29, 2019

    Business executive and passionate Pro-Am ballroom dancer Robyn Shreiber and her dance instructor Italo Elgueta were seen dining at Santa Monica Italian hotspot Giorgio Baldi to celebrate National Dance Day and celebrate the much anticipated announcement of their upcoming, annual star studded gala. The dynamic pair joined forces to create RIDE to make a difference in the world one step at a time, uniting their common love of dance and helping others. Robyn is a respected business executive who...

  • What Drives a Salesman to Suicide Makes for Compelling Theater in "Death of a Salesman"

    Mary Leipziger, Observer Staff Writer|Jul 29, 2019

    Deception, ambition, illusions, reality all play a part in the" Death of a Salesman" at the Ruskin Group Theatre in Santa Monica . Set in New York and Boston in 1949, the action takes place in the last 24 hours of Willy Loman's life. Willy Loman (Rob Morrow) ,after 35 years as a salaried salesman, is demoted to working for commissions . He is determined to keep up appearance to his supportive wife (Lee Garlington) and his sons. In the opening scene, has just returned from driving around New...