The nonprofit Los Gatos Rowing Club was founded in 1979 to help students from Santa Clara Valley learn…More how to row competitively. It's estimated 2,500 students from 30 different high schools have participated in the program, winning national championships. Many have practiced the sport competitively at several colleges and universities, earning scholarships.
The club's boathouse is located on Alma Bridge Road, overlooking Lexington Reservoir. The club shares the boathouse and facilities with the Santa Clara University Boat Club, which also has a program at Lexington Reservoir. Rowing coaches are the only paid staff; the rest of the work is done by students, parents and supporters of the program. The president of the club's board of directors is John Kemp. There are between 130 and 150 students enrolled in the program.
Cal Fire Alma Helitack Fire Station 13 19650 Santa Cruz Hwy, Los Gatos, CA95033 This fire station is located in the mountaineous area of Los Gatos and used to be known as the California Department of…More Forestry and Fire Protection. The station is located in the Santa Cruz County Fire District and is one of 228 stations run by the department. Its mission is to respond to wilderness and structural fires, automobile accidents, medical aids, water rescues, civil disturbances, lost hikers, hazardous material spills, train accidents, floods, earthquakes and terrorist attacks. The station has living headquarters for its firefighters and houses firefighting apparatus such as a fire engine and a 2,200-gallon water tender.