On March 14, 2014, the small community of Gallinas Canyon lost one of its most treasured pioneers, Luis Martinez.
Although Mr. Martinez’s accomplishments were many, I will only address one at this time. My personal experience alongside Luis Martinez during the implementation of a volunteer fire department in our beloved canyon is what I wish to speak of.
La Placita Volunteer Fire Department got its beginning in 1995 due in most part to fulfill a dream that Mr. Martinez had.
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