The Galt Cemetery usually is bustling on Memorial Day; not so this holiday season, as yet another special ceremony was canceled, another victim of the coronavirus.

Galt Joint Union High School District (GJUHSD) has been named a College Board Advanced Placement® District of the Year for being the national leader among small-sized school districts, a recognition not easily obtained. Only 7 California districts have earned this honor in the past decade.

Herald Fire Protection District (HFPD) Board is finally working with a full set of directors after officially swearing in Nick Besara at the May 21 meeting at Station 87. The proceedings were held in person, one of the first local public agencies to do so since public health restrictions hav…

The 2019-20 school year will always be known as the year of COVID-19, but the students, staff and parents will likely also remember it was the year of completion for the Marengo Ranch renovations and upgrades. Galt Joint Union Elementary School District (GJUESD) Director of Business Services…

The Galt Joint Union High School District (GJUHSD) Board approved the staff recommendation to acquire 1,050 Chromebooks for student use at the May 14 teleconference meeting. Staff recommended the measure to gain “flexibility to support traditional instruction, hybrid transitional instruction…

Last Friday, May 15 marked 104 years of living for Esther Lepisto, a resident at Dycora Transitional Health & Living here in Galt. A reverse parade was planned, complete with banners and balloons and even was attended by Sacramento’s Good Day Sacramento.

Concerns over the coronavirus pandemic may have caused the cancelation of this year’s Sacramento County Fair, but one of the fair’s decades-old traditions will continue in a new, high-tech format.

The Cosumnes Community Services District (CSD) canceled their recreation programs and closed their recreation buildings this March, in response to the growing novel coronavirus (COVID-19) situation in California.

The May 5 teleconference/video meeting of the Galt City Council meeting started with five public comments asking city officials to let businesses open again for “people’s lives and mental health.” The emails from Kristy McCloud, Robert Porter, Peggy Porter, Kimberly Pendleton and Karina Port…

Sacramento County residents who lack COVID-19 symptoms can now get tested to see if they are infected at a drive-thru testing site in Sacramento’s Cal Expo. This testing is free of charge and is a part of the Project Baseline service.

The Galt City Council voted unanimously on its intent to create Community Facility Districts (CFD) for all new housing developments at their May 5 videoconference meeting. Last month, staff presented the parameters for the districts, stating they would enable the city to better maintain publ…

Even without students in the classrooms, Galt Joint Union Elementary School District (GJUESD) is making the best out of bad situations. Like all California school districts, there’s the good news and then the bad.

The Sacramento County Public Health Officer has issued a new public health order in response to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The new order took effect May 1 and will be in effect until May 23, unless otherwise revised.

The Galt community has a proud, decades-old tradition of giving. From parents organizing carnivals to raise funds for various school equipment to hundreds of pounds of bacon and dozens of frozen turkeys collected each year to provide a community Thanksgiving meal – and there can’t be a winte…

The Galt City Council held another video meeting on April 21 and heard from Community Planning Director Chris Erias on the planned subdivision off of Kost Road. Erias asked Council to approve the rezone from R1A with a 10,000-square-foot minimum lot size to a R1C with 6,500 as the minimum lo…

Organizers of the Sacramento County Fair announced on April 21 that this year’s fair is canceled, due to the novel coronavirus situation. The fair was to be held at Cal Expo on Memorial Day weekend.

He may not wear a cape, but he is wearing a mask, and certainly is a hero in many Galt residents’ minds. What started as a simple idea, shared with family members, turned into a heroic act for fellow Galtonians. Mayor Paul Sandhu, with family in tow, delivered 200 bags of groceries to senior…

Galt’s “Top Cop” Chief Tod Sockman said he remains steadfast in keeping Galt safe through the pandemic. He and his staff of officers and dispatchers have not slowed down through the COVID-19 crisis. He is aware that the stress of the crisis has had a small uptick on certain crimes and wants …

In an effort to avoid the dumping of milk at local dairies, Assembly Member Jim Cooper (D-Elk Grove), local dairyman Arlin Van Groningen and Anja Raudabaugh with Western United Dairies gathered last Wednesday at New Hope Dairy in Galt to encourage the public to keep buying dairy products and…

A clerk at Ace Hardware got one. The Galt Police Department got a bunch. There seems to be a small army of sewers aimed at keeping everyone in Galt safe from the virus by stitching masks. The United Methodist Ladies’ Society, ladies from Three Palms Mobile Estates and L’Chayim all have kept …

Superintendent William Spalding spoke at length at the April 2 online board meeting about the progress made by administration, staff and teachers to provide distance learning for all high school students due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Galt Market reopened last week with approximately 30 vendors selling produce and essential household items; however, the order and operation looks much different than usual.

Sacramento County released the latest numbers of confirmed COVID-19 cases. As of Monday, April 6, 462 patients have tested positive for the coronavirus. Eighteen individuals have died. According to a statement from Sacramento County, those 21 individuals were either 65 years old or older or …

With the ever-changing precautions to help prevent the spread of the coronavirus, the latest announcement by local school districts is that students will not be returning to the classroom this school year.

Wilton resident Ronald Acosta, 30, was detained and booked at the Sacramento County Jail for robbery on Thursday, March 30 after a Cricket Wireless employee locked the man in the store and flagged down a Galt Police Officer. When additional officers arrived on scene, they found the male susp…

The three main food pantries in Galt say they’re seeing a substantial increase in demand for meals and have had to turn away families due to lack of supplies. As the impact of the coronavirus pandemic escalates, food pantry officials are concerned about being able to keep up with the demand.

After a special meeting held the day before where three candidates were interviewed, Herald Fire Protection District (HFPD) board of directors announced at their regular meeting Thursday, March 19 that they have unanimously chosen Nick Besara to fill the vacant seat on the board.

Sacramento County public health officials announced late afternoon Tuesday that they want all residents to stay home as much as possible and to avoid gatherings, in order to prevent the spread of Coronavirus.

School’s out – but it’s not summer, or spring or winter break. Responding to direction from Sacramento County Office of Education (SCOE) recommendations, all local school districts have shuttered their doors at least until after the planned spring break. If all goes well, most area students …

The city of Galt has expanded its measures to protect the local community against the spreading of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) by closing its offices, the Galt Market, Parks and Recreation programs and park facilities through April 5.

Many local Galt businesses will suffer financially after the latest directive issued by California Governor Gavin Newsom on Monday and Sacramento County’s directive late afternoon Tuesday.

Sacramento County announced late Monday afternoon that efforts dealing with COVID-19, a strain of coronavirus, have shifted from containment to mitigation. Perhaps the biggest change in this shift is ceasing 14-day quarantines.

Interim City Manager Tom Haglund asked Council to approve a new draft on AB 2220, the bill that’s planned to replace AB 3773 with its deed restrictions on Parks and Recreation properties at the March 3 meeting at City Hall. After lengthy discussion between council members and a number of pub…

Democratic incumbent Jim Cooper of Elk Grove made it to the top spot of the California Assembly’s District 9 primaries as of March 6. The former Elk Grove City Council member will advance to the November election when he’ll run for a fourth term.

After a closed session of the Feb. 26 meeting at City Hall, Galt Joint Union Elementary School District (GJUESD), Board President Grace Malson announced that by end of this school year up to eight temporary or intern teachers will be released. The vote to approve the motion was unanimous.

Galt police officials are seeking the public’s help with information regarding a shooting that occurred in the early morning hours of Saturday, Feb. 29 near Quik Stop on the corner of F and Fourth streets.

The city of Galt is seeking the input of local residents for the Galt Market Community Plan. Two meetings are planned, Monday, March 9 and Monday, March 30 at the Chabolla Community Center, 600 Caroline Avenue. Both meetings will be held at 6 p.m.