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Gilroy Dispatch, Love story turned sour Left “numb” and reeling from the murder-suicide of a married couple found dead inside their Gilroy home, reflections from friends, family and neighbors depict Lynn Shimek as a “social butterfly;” mother of two; devoted friend, … Continue reading



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Here is a sampling of stories written during the two years I spent as the education reporter for the Gilroy Dispatch, prior to becoming city editor: Is college debt keeping students away? With the average college graduate buried beneath $25,000 … Continue reading

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The Pacific Northwest Inlander, May the forte be with you: Star Wars is so absolute, the films have a “Wookipedia.” Microsoft Word’s spell checker recognizes “Darth Vader.” And as of last year, the franchise has yielded what is quite possibly the best … Continue reading