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.

With the arrival a new year, 2021 brings new state laws, including those pertaining to COVID-19, policing and equality in pay.

A “significant change in park usage and facility needs” has triggered proposed changes to the 2004 Walker Community Park Master Plan. The updates will be presented at the Jan. 14 Planning Commission meeting. The public is encouraged to attend.

He came out of retirement for the third time to help out a city in crisis. When Tom Haglund accepted the interim city manager’s job for the city of Galt, it was on the heels of a huge trash fee hike for businesses, a malware attack, an unforeseen budget deficit and the coronavirus pandemic. …

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Perhaps one of the most polarizing issues to face Americans since the Vietnam War, COVID-19 has pitted neighbor against neighbor, and Galt residents and business owners are not immune from this division.

Looking to refresh the Galt landscape and help unite the city with a uniform look, the Galt District Chamber of Commerce has kicked off a new citywide banner program.

It’s very possible you’ve never heard her name but she is a mover and a shaker when it comes to caring for older folks. She’s made herself an expert at finding those who are also willing to help. Andrea Wheeler Johnson is a blessing to the community and especially to elders.

The State of California has extended the deadline for the Small Business COVID-19 Relief Grant Program. The extension began on Dec. 30, 2020 and will continue through Jan. 13 at midnight. Businesses may apply online at California Small Business COVID-19 Relief Grant Program (careliefgrant.com).

While many young people of Galt were sleeping in and just hanging out during their winter break, members of Troop 1119 were working hard making wreaths and tending to their Christmas Tree Lot on Market Street. When the last tree and wreath were sold. the troop decided to make some Christmas …

After multiple toy drives and hours of sorting, coordinating and wrapping, Galt Police personnel, along with staff from Cosumnes Fire Department and local volunteers, distributed hundreds of toys and holiday cheer to 200 families and over 420 local children Sunday morning, Dec. 20.

The Year 2020 started off like many new years with hopes, resolutions and dreams for a better future. But by March, we found out it would be anything but normal. Most likely, it will be known as the year of COVID-19 and all that entails – sickness, deaths, failing businesses, crowded hospita…

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Galt City Manager Lorenzo Hines announced Tuesday morning the appointment of Craig Hoffman to the position of Community Development Director for the city of Galt. Hoffman’s appointment became effective on Dec. 21, 2020.

Sitting down, breaking bread with your friends and neighbors is usually the theme of the annual Galt Sunrise Rotary Community Dinner; however, faced with COVID-19 restrictions, members of the local Rotary shifted the focus from an in person hot meal, complete with a visit from St. Nick, to a…

At the Dec. 15 City Council meeting via Zoom, City Manager Lorenzo Hines gave his bimonthly update on the pandemic, saying positive cases in Galt rose 20% over the last two weeks and deaths went up from 8 to 11.

Galt Joint Union Elementary School District (GJUESD) Board of Trustees met on Dec. 14 through Zoom to install new trustees Casey Raboy and Traci Skinner. Superintendent Karen Schauer administered the oath of office. Outgoing president Grace Malson was recognized for her contributions and lea…

New and returning trustees Pat Maple and Terry Parker were sworn in by Educational Opportunity Director Lisa Pettis at the Dec. 17 Zoom meeting. Board members honored Daniel Denier for his leadership role as president and presented him with a plaque, which included a gavel.

The Galt Joint Union High School District (GJUHSD) Trustees met via zoom to hear the tentative plans for reopening the campuses. They also heard from Chief Business Official Corey Reihl on the first interim budget for the current fiscal year.

On Dec. 10, Principal Judi Hayes informed Lake Canyon Elementary School parents from one small cohort class that someone in the classroom had tested positive for COVID-19.

It would take more than a worldwide pandemic and a little inclement weather to stop the senior holiday lunch held each year to honor the seniors of the Galt community. Executive Director Maria Rosales and her staff at South County Services plowed straight ahead with the annual event … COVID …

Sacramento County, along with 12 counties in the Greater Sacramento region, were placed under the state’s new stay-at-home order, starting at 11:59 p.m. on Dec. 10.

The Dec. 1 Zoom meeting of the Galt City Council was a time for goodbyes to Councilmembers Paige Lampson and Curt Campion. The results of the municipal elections were confirmed, and Kevin Papineau and Jay Vandenburg took their oaths of office as new councilmembers.

The pandemic has caused many events to be canceled this year. Not wanting to forego celebrating the start of the holiday season by fully canceling the Lighting of the Night Celebration, the city of Galt Parks and Recreation Department decided to shift gears and host a reverse parade, invitin…

At the end of a year that has been dark for many communities, United Way California Capital Region is asking residents across the region to join its Shine Your Light holiday campaign, which includes opportunities for community giving and safe volunteering during the holiday season. Galt resi…

Keeping up with traditions, albeit COVID style, the Herald Community Club held its socially distanced Christmas in the Park event Saturday, Dec. 5.

The Sacramento County Registrar announced Tuesday morning, Dec. 1, that the Nov. 3 election results have been certified, solidifying seats in local races. With the official announcement, Jay Vandenburg and Kevin Papineau have secured seats on the Galt City Council; Terry Parker and Pat Maple…

Doris Louise Loll Dowdell, a lifelong Galt resident and first president of the Galt Area Historical Society, died on Thursday, Nov. 26; she was 102. Never liking to be called Doris, she was known by all as Louise. Louise’s remarkable memory and recall of Galt’s history and past times has bee…

As COVID-19 cases continue to rise at record rates throughout California, local businesses once again brace for economic losses under another round of mandatory lockdowns. For the city of Galt, located in Sacramento County, that means businesses must return to purple tier restrictions: the f…

The Board of Supervisors has selected Ann Edwards, the Director of Sacramento County’s Department of Human Assistance, for the position of Acting County Executive. The appointment is effective immediately and will remain in effect while County Executive Nav Gill is on administrative leave.

In response to a sharp rise in COVID-19 cases, the state issued a month-long curfew for Sacramento County and 40 other counties placed in the most restrictive Purple Tier 1 status. This curfew started Nov. 21 and will be directed at non-essential work, activities and gatherings between 10 p.…

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With no idea when, or even if, school campuses will be able to open to all students this 2020-21 school year, Galt Joint Union High School District (GJUHSD) is moving forward with introducing additional cohorts of students to start attending campus on a limited basis. These new cohorts will …

The Galt Joint Union Elementary School District (GJUESD) Trustees met via Zoom and reached an agreement with both the certificated and classified unions on reopening. Superintendent Dr. Karen Schauer reported on the district’s progress on union agreements and reopening.

On Saturday, Nov. 21, five Galt Youth Commissioners and two youth mentors clean up Lincoln Way. Dressed in safety vests and geared up with cleaning tools and trash bags, the youth took to cleaning up the streets of Galt. Months ago, the Galt Youth Commission adopted the street, committing to…

At the Nov. 17 teleconference meeting, the Galt City Council thanked retiring Fire Chief Michael McLaughlin for his 35-year career in fire protection with a city proclamation. New Fire Chief Felipe Rodriguez was introduced and welcomed to his new position.

The Galt Sunrise Rotary Club has canceled its annual Christmas Community Dinner due to the rise in COVID-19 cases. In place of the event, the club will be distributing Christmas dinner boxes to those who sign up.

A rise in confirmed COVID-19 cases recently prompted Sacramento County’s status change from Red to Purple in the state’s Blueprint for a Safer Economy plan.

After numerous public meetings and dozens of public comments, Galt Planning Commission members finally approved the Environmental Impact Report (EIR) and planning document regarding the Carillion Boulevard Corridor Plan; however, commission members chose not to recommend either conceptual pl…

Both the Galt Joint Union High School District (GJUHSD) and the Galt Joint Union Elementary School District (GJUESD) that were preparing for the reopening of school campuses are now setting “a slower pace” since Sacramento County slid back to the Tier 1 Purple Level due to an uptick in posit…

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Parks and Recreation Commission members held their first meeting in months last Tuesday and discussed an update for the Walker Park Master Plan. Commissioners unanimously agreed to send the revised plan to City Council with their blessing.

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