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.

For over a decade, the visual and performing arts and Sy Miyasato were synonymous at the Galt high schools. He started becoming involved while his own children were attending, first with the Booster Club and ultimately as assistant director of performing arts. Last Friday, he “passed very pe…

Itzel Medina-Valdez, top, wrestles against Loretta Lopez of Elk Grove at the Sac-Joaquin Section Masters tournament on Feb. 22. Medina-Valdez placed fourth at Masters and qualified for her second consecutive trip to the CIF State Wrestling Championships and will represent Liberty Ranch Feb. …

Public Works Director Michael Selling asked Galt City Council to approve a service contract with Aclara to collect data on the city’s water meters during the Feb. 18 meeting at City Hall. Since 2016, the Global Company, who installed the water meters and seven collection units, has provided …

The old days of voting in California’s low-key June primaries are over. Our Golden State will be among 14 states participating in 2020’s Super Tuesday presidential election on March 3.

Brooke Beckett, Galt High’s media teacher, continues to inspire her students to aim higher while learning the technical aspects of media film production. Last week, her success in the classroom was recognized by Sacramento Educational Cable Consortium (SECC) and their Student Educational Vid…

Stephanie Van Steyn is the city of Galt’s newest staff member. She’s heading up the Human Resource Department and finding small can be a really good thing. She worked for the city of Stockton for eight years where her role was investigation and disciplinary actions.

Seats were filled once again Thursday evening in City Council chambers at the monthly Planning Commission meeting. More than a dozen Heritage Senior Mobile Home Park residents came to protest a proposed apartment building slated for the area, supporters of the new Dutch Bros were in attendan…

The Galt business community has seen a number of new storefronts open in the past few months, including Impact Sports at the old Dollar Store location in the Raley’s Shopping Center. Days Inn is busy welcoming new guests and, if you need to rent equipment, we have Herc Rentals on Enterprise Drive.

In the words of cheer mom Karen Baumgartner, football may have its Super Bowl, soccer has its World Cup, baseball has its World Series and hockey has the Stanley Cup but what about cheerleaders? Well, they have national champions, and that title now belongs to the Liberty Ranch High School (…

Despite multiple objections from local residents and a denial from the Southeast Area Community Planning Advisory Council (CPAC), the Sacramento County Planning Commission approved AT&T’s request to erect a cell tower just outside of Galt’s jurisdiction. The decision was finalized at Mon…

Dozens of certificated and classified staff members filled City Hall Thursday, Feb. 6 at the Galt Joint Union High School District (GJUHSD) Board meeting. Eight staff members spoke on behalf of their coworkers, encouraging the board to negotiate “fairly” and consider the increase in medical …

Eric Rigard, a Republican, will challenge Assembly Member Jim Cooper, D-Elk Grove, in the District 9 Assembly primary election on March 3.

It was a beautiful clear day for the 13th annual Galt Winter Bird Festival on Saturday, Feb. 1 as hundreds of guests flocked to festival headquarters at the Chabolla Community Center to enjoy the day hearing experts, taking tours, visiting vendors and participating in hands-on crafts and act…

New businesses and housing developments are going strong with progress on the Dry Creek Oaks senior homes development and the Cardoso Subdivisions while Parlin Oaks is well under construction on Walnut Avenue and Carillion Boulevard. According to Community Planning Director Chris Erias, two …

Herald Fire Protection District President Lindsey Liebig opened the Jan. 15 meeting by announcing that Director Brian Hurlbut had submitted a letter of resignation the day before. Liebig said that Hurlbut’s letter attributed health reasons influencing his decision to leave the board.

Interim City Manager Thomas Haglund opened a discussion on the proposed Market Plan with updates on the staff’s meeting with Assemblyman Jim Cooper on legislation that could “modify” existing Assembly Bill 3773, which restricts any proceeds from the Galt Market going to anything but the Park…

Although winter birds are the central focus of the festival, the Galt District Chamber of Commerce invites adult guests to enjoy an evening of wine, beer and tasty bites at the third annual Wine, Beer & Food event Friday, Jan. 31 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. The event will be held in the Littl…

Interim City Manager Thomas Haglund announced at Tuesday night’s City Council meeting that the city’s recent ransomware attack has cost the city over $758,000 in new hardware, software, vendor services and personnel time, including lost staff time and interruption in business services. Haglu…

Northbound Highway 99 commuters were at a standstill Tuesday morning after a collision killed two near the Ayers Lane onramp in Galt. Both northbound lanes were closed for several hours.

Wilton Rancheria Chairman Raymond “Chuckie” Hitchcock last week told Herburger staff that the projected opening of the tribe’s proposed, $500 million casino-resort in Elk Grove has been delayed until late 2021.

It’s time for the 13 annual Galt Winter Bird Festival this Saturday, Feb. 1 at the Chabolla Community Center, 610 Chabolla Avenue in Galt, beginning at 10 a.m. for arts, crafts and educational vendors, presentations and activities, and ending with the final presentation at 2 p.m., and a fina…

Galt District Chamber of Commerce members celebrate with owner Randy Morton and his staff as Fitness Pro is honored as Business of the Month. For nearly three decades, Fitness Pro has provided a place for young and old to experience their fitness in a comfortable, clean, safe and friendly en…

Community Resource Project WIC (Women, Infants, Children) announced last week that they have relocated their office in Galt. The new location is at 1000 C Street, Suite 65, in Galt. The location will be shared with the California Human Development Corporation Career Center. The office opened…

The Galt Joint Union High School District (GJUHSD) has joined forces with the Department of Rehabilitation to provide special needs students the help they need to secure good jobs just out of high school. Facilitator Tracie Cross of the Transition Partnership Program (TPP) has seen many of h…

Dozens of people gather to witness the Galt Honor Guard place a wreath at the Kevin Tonn Memorial, located by City Hall, in honor of the seventh anniversary of the fallen officer Wednesday, Jan. 15. The ceremony included remarks by Galt Police Chief Tod Sockman and members of Officer Tonn’s …

Galt Joint Union High School District (GJUHSD) Trustees heard presentations from Director of Special Education Teri Brown, Director of Transition Partnership Program Tracie Cross and Director of Curriculum Sean Duncan on math course changes at the regular meeting at City Hall on Jan. 16.

The city of Galt, in collaboration with the Cosumnes River Preserve and Galt Joint Union Elementary District, is pleased to bring you the 13th annual Winter Bird Festival on Saturday, Feb. 1. Festival guests will enjoy the beauty and tranquility of the Cosumnes River Preserve and the incredi…

If you’ve been to any event in the town of Galt, you’ve likely seen this couple in the mix. They’re never idle, always ready to help out. It’s not like they’re retired. They are local business owners running the newly expanded Best Western. He’s the new mayor and she volunteers with the Beau…

The Galt Police Department held its annual awards ceremony to honor officers, staff and volunteers who go above and beyond to serve the Galt community. The event was held at Horizon Community Church where Pastors Tim Stevenson and Jeff Carl performed a song they wrote, “The Ones in Blue”, to…

Joan Werblun is a powerhouse when it comes to volunteering her talents and energy to events here in Galt. What she brings to each event is a lifetime of experience wearing many hats, including educator, registered nurse and florist extraordinaire. But if you ask those who know her well what …

Galt’s own River Oaks Elementary was named a “Distinguished School” which recognizes its accomplishments for “closing achievement gaps and achieving exceptional student performance.” River Oaks was one of six Sacramento County schools to reach this accomplishment. Dr. David W. Gordon, superi…

The year of 2019 was a year of celebrations and milestones. The Great American Little Town of Galt celebrated its sesquicentennial year with a grand celebration in September, the Galt Senior Club celebrated its 50th birthday, the Lincoln Highway reached 100, the Transcontinental Railway reac…