Lukas McClish rescue Fire Departments Local News Valley People 

Lukas McClish Rescued in the Santa Cruz Mountains After Multi-Agency Day Search

By Mary Andersen What started as a short three hour hike exploring a route to a worksite turned into a 10 day ordeal for Lukas McClish. A 34-year-old lifelong resident of Boulder Creek, Lukas was rescued on June 20 after being lost in the Santa Cruz Mountains. Last sighted in Boulder Creek on the 11th, the McClish family reported him… Read More
Fire Departments Local News 

Firefighters Receive State of California Governor’s Medal of Valor

California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE) CZU San Mateo-Santa Cruz Unit firefighters among those honored. On Tuesday, June 25, 2024 ten CAL FIRE Firefighters received the State of California Governor’s Medal of Valor, the highest honor given to state employees, in a ceremony hosted by the California Highway Patrol in Sacramento. The prestigious Medal of Valor is… Read More
Zayante Fire Protection District at Loch Lomond with SkyLife Fire Departments Local News 

Zayante Fire Seeks Community Support

By Robin Musitelli Zayante Fire Department is struggling. The San Lorenzo Valley’s second largest department geographically but poorest in tax revenue, is fighting to keep a financial fire from getting out of control and will soon face a new threat — consolidation. As mountain residents know, our local fire departments are much more than fire responders. They are intrinsically valuable… Read More