The Cosumnes Community Services District (CSD) board on June 5 held their first public hearing on reforms that will change how voters elect the district’s directors in future elections. Plans are to have the CSD’s new system in place by the November 2020 election.

Federal prosecutors announced Monday that Galt resident Robert Pierre Duncan, 24, of Galt was arrested by FBI agents May 31. Agents also apprehended Eva Symone Christian, 22, of Sacramento, on June 14.

The Galt District Chamber of Commerce met at the Comfort Inn on June 12 to discuss resolutions to the waste removal rate hikes raised up to 600 percent on some local businesses with many business owners fired up over the issue.

For Jeremy Rappleye, life and work have been a combination of luck and hard work, held together with a good sense of humor and curiosity. After attending both Yale and Oxford universities, he was hired as an associate professor of educational philosophy at Kyoto University in Japan.

A couple dozen interested residents attended three of the four public meetings hosted by the city officials in the Parks and Rec department over the last week. The meetings were giving the public the opportunity to voice their wildest dreams of what they would like several parks in town to l…

Continuing with modernization and new construction plans, Galt Joint Union High School District officials broke ground on the new Career Technical Education (CTE) two-story science building at Galt High School Tuesday, June 11, as well as held a ribbon cutting ceremony celebrating the near c…

Galt Police officers responded to a fatal motorcycle accident almost outside their front door, Thursday, June 6.

Be sure to check out the June 12 Galt Herald for full coverage of local graduations and promotions.

After years of anticipation, ARCO AM/PM near the corner of Twin Cities Road and East Stockton Boulevard finally opened its doors, and arguably more importantly, its pumps for business Monday morning, June 3.

Looking for their share of Proposition 68 funding, Galt city officials have planned four public meetings to find out just what Galt residents want in their parks.

More than 100 guests attended an emotional Memorial Day service at the Galt Cemetery Monday, May 27. American flags lined the fence bordering the grounds, along with crosses, flags and flowers spread throughout the cemetery, all to honor loved ones who have been lost. The ceremony included t…

Interim City Manager Tom Haglund asked council members to approve up to $50,000 over the next two years to hire consultants retained for the Cal-Waste negotiations that have commercial businesses paying up to 600 percent more than before the new contract. Haglund was asking to hire the consu…

The Galt Marian O. Lawrence Library reopened to the public May 21 after being closed for a four-month renovation. As patrons explore the changes, library staff are preparing for the June 11 reopening celebration.

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Galt Joint Union Elementary School District (GJUESD) Trustees and staff honored standout teachers at their May 22 meeting, along with a hardworking student. Emmanuel Cervates Tinoco was presented an Apple iMac laptop computer from Derivi Castellanos Architects, a gift for his yearlong achievements.

At a special City Council meeting last Wednesday, May 15, interim City Manger Tom Haglund told Council members that he would call the city budget a “financial crisis” for the city.

The Galt Joint Union Elementary School District (GJUESD) continues to contend with declining funds due to a decrease in enrollment, but district leaders rolled up their sleeves to find ways to improve the district’s funding. Over the next five years, Fairsite students and their parents will …

Planning Development Director Chris Erias presented the two design options for the redesign of Carillion Boulevard to the Planning Commission at their May 9 meeting at City Hall. One option would put 11 roundabouts down Carillion while the other would mix signal lights and roundabouts.

After listening to a report from staff on the state of the city, including Economic Development Manager Amie Mendes’ report on her efforts to bring more business into Galt, 11 worried Galt business owners told City Council their trash rates had gone up as much as 750 percent. At the May 7 me…

Members of the Galt District Chamber of Commerce welcomed Kaci (Barnes) Boyd earlier this month at a ceremonial ribbon cutting in front of her office. Boyd was born and raised right here in Galt and is a graduate of Galt High School. Boyd went on to Sacramento State and University of the Pac…

How much more are you willing to pay for a hamburger? How about a burrito? For that matter a simple ice cream cone or cup of coffee? Those are the questions local eateries may be asking after being hit with the most recent garbage rate hike that began May 1.

According to sources at the scene, a man walking on the railroad tracks near Spring Street just north of Galt was hit by a Union Pacific train around 5:15 p.m. on Sunday, May 5. A Union Pacific Railroad Safety team and the Sacramento Sheriff’s Department responded to the incident. The invest…

The long awaited opening of the Valley Oaks newly renovated cafeteria and multipurpose room was celebrated at the April 24 meeting of the Galt Joint Union Elementary School District (GJUESD). Food Service Supervisor Nick Svoboda gave the report complete with photos of the facility and also o…

In honor of Teachers Appreciation Week, we are departing from the typical format of this column during May to honor many of the educators who have gone through the Galt school system and returned to teach the next generation of Galtonians. If you are a Galt area teacher who graduated from Ga…

Galt City Council approved a list of 17 events that will receive fee waivers between July 2019 and May 2020 after a report from Special Events Manager Jackie Garcia at the regular meeting on April 16 at City Hall. Food Truck Mania, Galt Balloon Festival, Galt Sesquicentennial, Ag’s Farm to F…

Johnathan Jonas knows a teacher has to make a good connection with students to be an effective educator. Both teacher Brooke Beckett and Principal Kellie Beck recognized his “gift” early on in his career at Galt High. Beckett nominated Jonas for Teacher of the Year.

Families of Galt didn’t have to travel this spring break to find rides and entertainment. The city of Galt, Parks & Recreation and Galt Market staff brought all the fun right to them. Playing host to the first spring break carnival last week, city staff welcomed families to the Galt Mark…

After three years as city manager and a number of recent performance reviews by city council, Eugene Palazzo resigned his position at the March 19 City Council meeting. The Galt Herald recently received the separation agreement. His severance package included six months of regular pay plus o…

Editor’s note: This article is part of an ongoing series of articles that features accomplished Galt area 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 or otherwise, please email Faith Lewis…

Over 2,000 guests visited the 10th annual Galt Eggstravaganza Saturday in Old Town Galt. The event, sponsored by Galt Shop Local, Galt District Chamber of Commerce and the city of Galt, featured a parade, vendors, pie eating contests, a jump house, pancake breakfast, egg hunt, egg drop and l…

Superintendent William Spalding asked the Galt Joint Union High School District (GJUHSD) Board of Trustees to designate May 6-10 as Teacher Recognition Week and May 20-24 as Classified School Employees’ Appreciation Week at the regular meeting of the trustees on April 9 at City Council Chambers.

Hundreds of guests headed to Galt this past weekend as history came alive at the McFarland Living History Ranch. But instead of Galt’s founding families walking the ranch, soldiers from the North and South, clad in replicated uniforms, made themselves comfortable in encampments before headin…

Editor’s note: This article is part of an ongoing series of articles that features accomplished Galt area 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 or otherwise, please email Faith Lewis…

Since the passage of Measure E in November 2016, Galt students have seen a new state-of-the-art stadium realized at Liberty Ranch High School, and work on Galt High’s Warrior Stadium is well underway. The two stadiums are the most visual projects to come out of Measure E’s passage. Technolog…

The Galt District Chamber of Commerce’s Shop Local committee, in conjunction with the city of Galt, is pleased to announce the 10th annual Galt Eggstravaganza this Saturday, April 13 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Fourth Street between B and D streets in Galt.

Editor’s note: This article is part of an ongoing series of articles that features accomplished Galt area 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 or otherwise, please email Faith Lewis…

Galt City Council members heard a presentation from Cindy Knoss, the contract planner who in detail explained the changes being made to include apartment dwellings as well as single-family homes in the Parlin Oaks Development at the corner of Walnut Avenue and Carillion Boulevard. She asked …

In a unanimous vote at last night’s meeting, Galt City Council hired 11-year Galt resident Tom Haglund to lead the city as interim city manger. The position was made vacant at the last council meeting, when then City Manager Eugene Palazzo announced his resignation.

The passing of Measure K enabled the Galt Joint Union Elementary School District (GJUESD) to make changes at each school site, beginning with security fencing and cameras to keep students safe. Lois Yount, chief business officer for the district, oversees projects for GJUESD and updated The …

Tammy Partridge, special education teacher for Marengo Ranch Elementary, was one among many of her cohorts to voice her concerns over the lack of support in their classrooms. Many instructional aides were also at the March 27 meeting at City Hall to lend support and voice their concerns over…

In a surprise announcement during staff comments at the March 19 City Council meeting, City Manager Eugene Palazzo announced his resignation, effective April 2. The chief executive is on vacation through that time.

After recent performance reviews by the City Council, City Manager Eugene Palazzo waited until the end of the March 19 meeting to announce his resignation. Palazzo gave no reason for the resignation and said he was very proud of the work he did for the city over the past three years. This pa…