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Mike Deis, substation director for Sacramento Municipal Utilities District (SMUD), addressed Galt City Council on Aug. 6 about its Galt SMUD Park, located on A Street and Lincoln Way, which will be renovated in the coming year. According to the SMUD representative, a transporter will have to…

Emergency personnel were called to the scene of a two-vehicle accident Thursday evening, Aug. 8 at approximately 6:25 p.m., at the corner of Arno and Alta Mesa roads. A Galt man, later identified as Frank Gomez, was pronounced dead at the scene and three others were transported to area hospitals.

The Galt Joint Union High School District (GJUHSD) Board of Trustees heard from staff and hired contractor consultant from DTR Tom Berger on damage found throughout Building 700, which houses the agriculture classes. Discussions happened during the regular trustee meeting on Aug. 1 at City Hall.

Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E) officials have confirmed that a fallen power line caused a fire in Herald on Friday, Aug. 2 that burned just over 84 acres of grassland before Herald Fire Protection District (HFPD) and neighboring fire agencies could put it out.

After a successful Galt Balloon Festival launch last year, the Galt District Chamber of Commerce is hosting its second annual Galt Balloon Festival Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 10-11.

Interim City Manager Tom Haglund reported to council that finances keep whittling down at a rapid pace. He addressed the city council and a capacity audience on July 31, saying dollar assets have dropped from $10.5 million in June 2018 and, as of June 30 of this year, is down to $2.4 million.

Sports

Galt Community United, a tennis team made up students from middle school and high school, competed in the Oak Park Jr. Tournament on Aug. 3.  On a very hot day with temperatures well over 100 degrees on the courts, G.C. United took first place.  

Lifestyle

Editor’s note: This article is part of an ongoing series of articles that features accomplished Galt High School and Liberty Ranch High School graduates. If you are interested in being considered as part of this series or you know a GHS or LRHS graduate with notable accomplishments, career o…

This photo dated 1937 shows the graduating eighth-grade class at Oak View School. Before the turn of the Twentieth Century, there were two schools in the northern area of San Joaquin County south of Dry Creek, Telegraph and Elliott. Both were one-room schoolhouses with 25 to 30 students each…

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