Yesterday afternoon (18 OCT 2018), Gabe Slate from KRON TV 4 news visited the range. At 8pm, the station aired a segment.
The segment “FAA to pilots: Be careful when flying over Los Gatos gun range” may be found online at < https://www.kron4.com/news/bay-area/faa-to-pilots-be-careful-when-flying-over-los-gatos-gun-range/1534579244 >
The FAA notice that prompted the story was issued by the FAA on 17 OCT 2017, and may be found by searching for the word “FIRING” at < https://pilotweb.nas.faa.gov/PilotWeb/notamRetrievalByICAOAction.do?method=displayByICAOs&reportType=RAW&formatType=ICAO&retrieveLocId=KSJC&actionType=notamRetrievalByICAOs >.
According to Gabe Slate, one of the reporters in the studio is a pilot and recently saw the notice from the FAA.
“Only 3 In 5 Gun Owners Have Received Firearms Training: A new study finds gaps in America’s gun safety.”
JUL. 24, 2017 6:00 AM
< http://www.motherjones.com/politics/2017/07/only-3-in-5-gun-owners-have-received-firearms-training/ >
“Forty percent of America’s gun owners have not received any formal firearms training, according to a new study from the University of Washington (UW) School of Public Health.
The study, published in the journal Injury Prevention, is the first of its kind in more than 20 years. In those two decades, ‘that number hasn’t meaningfully changed at all,’ says Ali Rowhani-Rahbar, an associate professor of epidemiology at UW and the study’s lead author. In 1994, two surveys found that about 56 to 58 percent of US gun owners had received formal firearms training. ‘Now that number stands at about 61 percent,’ says Rowhani-Rahbar. ‘It basically shows that, while training programs do exist—those that the NRA is running and that other gun advocacy groups are running—the reality is that they’re not reaching a larger fraction of gun owners than they used to many years ago.'”
“CA Politician Directly Blames NRA for Mass Shootings, Yet Wants Sanctuary State: His platform is hypocrisy.”
5.18.2017 News Trey Sanchez
< http://www.truthrevolt.org/news/ca-politician-directly-blames-nra-mass-shootings-yet-wants-sanctuary-state >
“This week, California assemblyman Evan Low posted video to Facebook of himself shooting clay at the Los Altos Rod and Gun Club and writing, “Bang bang pow pow.'”
“Castle Rock State Park saved from the closure list”
By PAUL ROGERS | firstname.lastname@example.org | Bay Area News Group
< http://www.mercurynews.com/2012/03/13/castle-rock-state-park-saved-from-the-closure-list/ >
“The park is popular with Silicon Valley hikers and campers. It was established in 1968, after Dorothy Varian, the widow of Cupertino electronics pioneer Russell Varian, helped buy and donate 566 acres for a park. Since then, the Sempervirens Fund and the state have expanded its size, although its facilities have become worn.”
found via < https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Castle_Rock_State_Park_(California) >
“Los Altos Rod & Gun Club saga ends with compromise”
By Samantha Clark, Santa Cruz Sentinel
< http://www.santacruzsentinel.com/article/NE/20150610/NEWS/150619967 >
“’This was a compromise to meet with my clients and tell us what’s going on, long-term plans for 5 to 10 years,’ said attorney William Parkin who represents a group of neighbors worried about noise and the environmental threats posed by decades of buildup from lead shot and clay targets.”
“Report: Contaminants in park from gun club pose little risk”
By Jason Hoppin, Santa Cruz Sentinel
< http://www.santacruzsentinel.com/20121231/report-contaminants-in-park-from-gun-club-pose-little-risk >
“‘This is a big issue,’ said neighbor Vanessa Weiss, part of the ad-hoc neighborhood group called Community Association for Life in the Mountains, or CALM.”
I found this disturbing: “Gun club representatives could not be reached for comment, and a person who answered the phone claimed the club had no leadership structure.”
“Proposed Clubhouse at Mountains Shooting Range Triggers Controversy: Residents demand issues of noise and water pollution be addressed before construction.”
By Daniel Wootan (Patch Poster) – Updated January 10, 2012 11:32 pm ET
Scotts Valley Patch
< https://patch.com/california/scottsvalley/proposed-clubhouse-at-shooting-range-triggers-controversy >
“‘It sounds like a battlefield’: Longtime gun club drawing complaints of mountain neighbors”
by Jason Hoppin, Monterey County Herald/Santa Cruz Sentinel
< http://www.mercurynews.com/2012/01/24/it-sounds-like-a-battlefield-longtime-gun-club-drawing-complaints-of-mountain-neighbors/ >
“Weiss and Villa live near the Los Altos Rod and Gun Club, located over the summit from its namesake city but nestled since 1955 at a pretty apex of the Santa Cruz Mountains. It offers a series of shooting ranges where, for $15 a pop, you can squeeze off a few rounds of whatever gun you bring – just about anything legal in the state of California.”
“The club has its supporters. Boy Scout troop leaders from Ben Lomond, Boulder Creek, Union City and Los Gatos – who are offered free entry to the club – all endorsed the clubhouse project as a way to teach scouts about firearm safety. Mary Hazel, the region’s supervising State Parks peace officer, wrote a letter saying her officers use the range for target practice and said the club is ‘an outstanding neighbor.’
Even some neighbors think others in the neighborhood are protesting too much.
‘I find it difficult to sympathize with those who knowingly make their home next to an existing airport, refinery or in this case a gun range, and then complain that the noise created on these properties is later found to be objectionable,’ said Charles Schoppe, who lives in Indian Rock Ranch, a development north of the club.”