Due to the retirement of Galt Joint Union Elementary School District Superintended Karen Schauer, the governing board has selected David W. Gordon, Sacramento County superintendent of schools, as its adviser to assist the board in its search for a new superintendent.

In its April 1 meeting, the Galt Joint Union High School District Board of Trustees discussed multiple items related to maximizing students’ success for the remainder of the current school year as well as in summer school, and discussed specifics concerning graduation ceremonies.

A vehicle was struck by a train on the morning of April 5 as the driver attempted an unsafe railroad crossing on Twin Cities Road, the second such incident at that location since January.

After 40 years of working in the Galt Joint Union Elementary School District (GJUESD) including starting out as a first grade teacher at Fairsite Elementary School, GJUESD Superintendent Karen Schauer announced she will be retiring.

Seven agencies that have been working together to sustain the groundwater in the Cosumnes Subbasin, which includes the communities of Galt, Herald, Wilton and Rancho Murieta South, held a workshop March 24.

As of Friday, Sacramento County COVID-19 cases have dropped to a 105-weekly average, down from nearly 1,000 earlier this year. These trends follow a steady increase in vaccine administration, with 483,781 (8,011-weekly average) county residents fully or partially inoculated against the virus.

The 2020 pandemic put a lot of things on hold, including the city’s plan to move forward on exploring options for revitalizing the Galt Flea Market grounds. No longer on hold, the city is moving forward with a visioning/concept workshop planned to take place at the April 6 City Council meeting.

After a yearlong wait, Galt elementary and high school students began returning to their campuses for in-person learning last Thursday, March 18.

After another lengthy discussion regarding an update to the city of Galt’s solid waste ordinance, City Council completed the final approval for revision on Galt Municipal Code chapter 8.16 with a 4-1 vote at the council’s March 16 meeting. Vice Mayor Paul Sandhu was the dissenting vote.

A proposed plan to govern groundwater use in the Cosumnes Subbasin for the next two decades will be aired during a public workshop on March 24 that will be conducted online and at two in-person locations. The meeting is an opportunity for South Sacramento County residents to understand and c…

More of Galt’s businesses can reopen their indoor services or allow more customers inside, starting last week. State officials placed Sacramento County and nine other counties into the less restrictive Red Tier 2 status on March 16 after they experienced a steady drop in COVID-19 cases over …

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Fallen Sacramento County Sheriff’s deputy Adam Gibson and his K-9 partner Riley were remembered Saturday with a Cowboy’s Honor Ride in Herald. Deputy Gibson was shot and killed along with Riley Jan. 18 while responding to a call at Cal Expo. The officer, along with his family, lived in Herald.

Commissioners asked city staff to look for alternative locations to fulfill housing opportunity requirements as outlined in the state mandated Regional Housing Needs Allocation (RHNA) in the latest round of the Housing Element update at the March 11 Galt Planning Commission meeting.

A proposed plan to govern groundwater use in the Cosumnes Subbasin for the next two decades will be aired during a public workshop on March 24 that will be conducted online and at two in-person locations. The meeting is an opportunity for South Sacramento County residents to understand and c…

In a 3-2 split vote, Galt City Council members approved updates to Galt City Ordinance 8.16 regarding solid waste at the Tuesday, March 2 Galt City Council meeting. Vice Mayor Paul Sandhu and Councilmember Jay Vandenburg voted against the updates. Councilmembers also accepted the city’s Comp…

The Cosumnes Fire Department’s 2021 fire academy class started training on March 8. Fire officials hope they will help diversify their department’s staff when they graduate.

After hearing impassioned pleas and arguments from the community during the Galt Joint Union High School District Board meeting on March 4, the board voted during a subsequent meeting to re-open schools once the county comes into the red tier, which Sean Duncan mentioned could happen next week.

Elementary school students will be welcomed back onto campus after nearly a year of distance learning on Thursday, March 18. Students in transitional kindergarten through sixth grade, scheduled to attend the a.m. school day, will attend in-person orientations beginning at 8:10–10:40 a.m. on …

With the majority of the Feb. 24 Galt Joint Union Elementary School District meeting spent focused on the path to re-opening schools, the school board discussed criteria regarding re-opening schools, noted that the first round of COVID-19 vaccinations had taken place earlier that day for tea…

An unknown suspect burglarized five local storage units during the early morning of Feb. 22.

Galt City Councilmembers and city staff spent nearly two hours discussing Measure R and its subsequent funding at the City Council meeting last Tuesday, Feb. 16. Before the Council was the acceptance of the Measure R Committee report for the 2018-19 fiscal year (FY), delayed due to a calamit…

Over a dozen concerned parents, along with nearly the same amount of students gathered Saturday, Feb. 20 along Civic Drive and C Street to rally support to reopen schools.

At their annual reorganization meeting on Thursday, Feb. 18, directors on the Herald Fire Protection District (HFPD) Board chose to keep leadership the same. Director Lindsey Liebig will continue to chair the board, Director Heidi Braziel will stay second in command as vice chair and George …

Jim Barnes, a 22-year veteran captain of the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Office, announced on Feb. 17 that he’s running for sheriff in the June 2022 primary election.

At the Galt Planning Commission meeting Thursday, Feb. 11, commissioners gave feedback and ideas on items pertaining to the Housing Element update project. Staff presented commissioners with current zoning maps, and gave an initial outlook of what future uses could look like in order to sati…

Galt police officials are warning residents that there has been a rash of catalytic converter thefts in Galt in recent weeks.

With the new year, Galt Parks and Recreation Director Armando Solis used February’s monthly Parks and Rec meeting to give new commissioners an overview of how the department is organized, as well as introduce commissioners to division supervisors.

The 2021 Winter Bird Festival looked a little different this year due to COVID restrictions, but according to Special Events Coordinator Jackie Garcia, the event was still a success.

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Former Elk Grove Mayor Gary Davis and Cosumnes Community Services District (CSD) Director Jaclyn Moreno will run for the Sacramento County Board of Supervisors District 5 seat in 2022.

Sacramento County Supervisor Don Nottoli on Feb. 4 told Herburger staff that he would not seek reelection in the 2022 election.

Discussions on the Catarina Estates infill project and Walker Park improvements were the main focus on the Feb. 2 Zoom meeting. The Catarina Estates will be located south of H Street, West of Joy Drive and just north of the Galt Cemetery. Sixty-one single family homes are planned for the pro…

The Galt Joint Union High School District (GJUHSD) Trustees and staff members met in person behind Plexiglas in the Liberty Ranch High School Library on Feb. 4. It was their first “offline/online” format with only staff and most trustees meeting in person while others “attended” online. Trus…

Postmaster Ferdinand Lagat expressed frustration with the ongoing mail thefts in Galt. Interim Chief Brian Kalinowski said his department received reports of 18 boxes being vandalized and is spreading the word about the break-ins on social media.

Humboldt County Superior Court Judge John T. Feeney denied the request to move Sexually Violent Predator (SVP) Joshua Cooley to a home on Harvey Road at a hearing on Friday, Jan. 29. Cooley’s lack of support and ties to the community influenced Feeney’s decision, as well as the numerous lett…

On Jan. 14, Galt Planning Commission held a public presentation detailing the implementation of new housing requirements set by the State of California. The update to the existing 2013-21 Housing Element (which is one of 10 elements in the city’s General Plan) addresses both current and futu…

South Sacramento California Highway Patrol (CHP) was dispatched just after midnight last Friday to a train versus vehicle incident, which originated at the Twin Cities Road crossing and ended over 3,000 feet south on Spring Street east of Saddle Crest Circle. The driver of the Chevy 2500, a …

Community advocate and mom of two school aged children, Annette Kunze, said it’s time to focus on getting Galt’s children back in their seats at school. Kunze, along with a handful of other concerned parents, has started a petition to garner support from other like-minded individuals.

In an effort to stop sexually violent predator (SVP) Joshua Cooley’s placement in a home just outside of Galt’s borders, local officials have petitioned Humboldt County Superior Court Judge John T. Feeney with reasons why Galt is not a good fit for the convict.

The Jan. 19 Zoom meeting of Councilmembers was packed with information on priority items presented by City Manager Lorenzo Hines and a study session on the Carillion corridor revamp plans.

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Humboldt County Superior Court Judge John Feeney is slated to consider placing a sexually violent predator (SVP) at a Sacramento County home just outside of Galt’s borders on Harvey Road, just over a mile from Greer Elementary School. The home is located on the northwest corner of Harvey and…

Close friends and family, and local police personnel gathered Jan. 15 to honor Galt fallen police officer Kevin Tonn, marking the eighth anniversary of the local hero’s death.

The Galt Joint Union High School District (GJUHSD) Trustees met via zoom on Jan. 14 to discuss board protocols and hear the latest on reopening campuses. Lisa Pettis, director of educational options, opened with the latest graduate from the Galt Adult School.

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