The fourth round of discussions on possible cuts to the city budget proved fatal to co-ed and adult men’s softball when City Council members made $1.4 million in cuts at the Sept. 3 meeting. Also on the chopping block was Council Member discretionary funds and the sports concession stands. R…

The Galt District Chamber of Commerce and the Sesquicentennial committee would like to invite Galt community families to help celebrate the Galt area’s 150th birthday this Saturday, Sept. 14 on Fourth Street in Old Town Galt, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

On Aug. 28 at the special city council meeting at City Hall, Kathleen Amos took a photo of a resident speaking to council on finance matters. The speaker, Chris Brossman, had a “wardrobe malfunction”, which was shown in the photo. Amos posted it to her Facebook page. On Sept. 3 at the regula…

Interim City Manager Tom Haglund addressed council for the fifth time to discuss resolutions to the city finance crisis at the special meeting on Aug. 27 at City Hall. A large crowd was in attendance.

It’s the oldest elementary school in the Galt elementary district but on Back-to-School Night Aug. 29, Valley Oaks Elementary was shining once again. The Measure K improvements gave the campus a facelift with more security, modernized restrooms, a brand new kitchen and a multipurpose room co…

Projects have begun for new housing developments on both the east side and west side of Galt. Elliott Homes have broken ground at Walnut Avenue and Carillion Boulevard, while KB Homes will begin their project on farmland off of Kost Road. Community Development Director Chris Erias said both …

Galt High School football player Isaac Madrigal catches the football in the endzone, scoring the first touchdown in the newly renovated Warrior Stadium last Friday. The Warriors went on to win its season opener, defeating Woodland Christian 34-10. See page B1 for full coverage of the opening game.

Jim Brannon from Cardinal Glass, State Farm agent Rachelle Herendeen and Bonnie Rodriguez, president of the Galt District Chamber of Commerce, brought more concerns over the business trash rate hikes during the public comment portion of the Aug. 20 City Council meeting.

Children are often asked, “What do you want to be when you grow up?” This year, the Galt Joint Union Elementary School District (GJUESD), armed with two government grants, are going to help young learners find many answers to that one question by offering the Find Your Future Clubs where the…

After 40 years of building homes for Galt families, Mike Guttridge is hanging up his tool belt. Known for exceptional quality built homes, Guttridge is also known for honesty, integrity and professionalism. He also isn’t shy about standing up for his beliefs. Galt’s Community Planning Direct…

Three seats on the Cosumnes Community Services District (CSD) board are up for election next year, and the board must decide who among nearly 190,000 Elk Grove, Galt and Franklin residents will get to vote for which seat.

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.

The South Sacramento Habitat Conservation Plan (HCP) has reached a major milestone by receiving permits from the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, and a water quality certification from the Central Valley Regional Water Quality Control Board.

Curtis and Priscilla Lucero had a dream that was a long time in the making. After working Curtis’ father’s land for many years, they were finally able to buy their own and chose the 20 acres on Hauschildt Road just off of Twin Cities to the north, and the Lucero Family Farm began.

All local school districts, Galt Joint Union High School District, Galt Joint Union Elementary School District, Arcohe, Oak View and New Hope have announced their policy for providing free and reduced-price meals for children served under the National School Lunch Program and/or School Break…

Galt City Council members met last Wednesday for a special meeting to discuss the ailing budget and to hear recommendations from department heads on proposed budget cuts to the general fund. No decisions were made at the meeting, as this was the first in a series of special meetings schedule…

Before Jan. 1, 2017, residents were required to pay up to $40,000 just to see if the county would approve an application to build an accessory dwelling unit (ADU), also known as a granny flat. That money was non-refundable and did not apply toward a building permit, making it very costly. A …

Cosumnes Community Services District (CSD) directors met last Wednesday, July 3 to review three proposed by-district voting maps and designate three voting districts on each map to be up for election in November 2020, and amended the general manager’s employment contract.

If you enjoy good wine, scrumptious food and also have a taste for history, you won’t want to miss the 9th annual Sip & Snack at the Mac. Area wineries, breweries and restaurants will be serving their finest on Saturday, July 27, beginning at 6 p.m. Galt Area Historical Society President…

The annual Galt Independence Day Celebration started early Thursday morning as over 100 participants gathered for the 7th annual Officer Kevin Tonn 5K Fun Run. Police Chief Tod Sockman, among others, said a few words about Officer Tonn before the race began. Sockman talked about some of Tonn…

In a battle where the players are equivalent to the Biblical characters of David and Goliath, Herald Fire Protection District (HFPD) finds itself in a face-off with Sacramento Municipal Utilities District (SMUD) over what fire officials say they need to keep the area and its residents safe f…

It’s a humble little building that you might have passed many times without taking notice but its significance has not been lost on the keepers of Galt legacies. The Liberty Schoolhouse, affectionately called the Little Red Schoolhouse, was generously bequeathed to the Galt Area Historical S…

Trustees of the Galt Joint Union High School District met June 11 for their last regular meeting before taking a quick summer break. During the meeting, trustees changed the day of the week for their meetings for the rest of the year, approved a 6 percent salary increase for the superintende…

A loud explosion was heard across several Galt neighborhoods Monday night, July 1, later to be located from a home on the 200 block of Lois Avenue on the west side of Galt.

Grant dollars will be put to work in the coming school year with an expanded breakfast program at every school from the School Breakfast Program and Summer Meals Program Start-up and Expansion Grant, and more support and opportunities for preschoolers at Fairsite thanks to the Central Valley…

Parks & Rec Director Armando Solis asked Galt City Council to pass a contract with Crossroads Facility Services, Inc. at a cost savings of $141,000 over the next year at the June 18 meeting at City Hall. The savings were made by cutting back on weekly mowing of all facilities and parks t…

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…

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.