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March 10, 2015

A convicted serial killer on California's death row says he can show law enforcement where to find more victims. He may have been involved in as many as 70 murders in California, Nevada and Utah, but families of the missing say they're not getting help from the one place they expect it -- the San Joaquin County Sheriff's Department, reports CBS News correspondent Ben Tracy.

"What's in it for you not to bring these people home? For most of us, it's been decades. We're ready," Marie Gillit said.

March 10, 2015

The San Joaquin Sheriff's Department was accused of deleting or canceling missing person files for at least five cases. The cases have possible connections to the Speed Freak Killers, Wesley Shermantine and Loren Herzog. Shermantine and Herzog were convicted of four murders, but are believed to be responsible for many more.

Marie Gillit said her father, Phillip Cabot Martin used to work construction with Shermantine.

"He is not a man that would abandon his children," she said.

March 10, 2015

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (KCRA) —A California state senator has filed a motion in federal court, requesting access to sealed documents in regard to missing persons records in the “Speed Freak Killers” case.

March 10, 2015

A Sacramento lawmaker is calling out the San Joaquin County Sheriff's Office for allegedly mishandling missing persons records.

Attorney Mark Geragos filed a motion in U.S. Federal Court March 9 on behalf of California Sen. Cathleen Galgiani, D-Stockton, to allow her access to sealed documents regarding the removal of several missing persons records in the “Speed Freak Killers” case.

February 19, 2015

Sen. Cathleen Galgiani, D-Sacramento, has been appointed chair of the newly created Senate Select Committee on Missing and Unidentified Persons.

“My interest in missing persons cases began back in the Assembly, when my constituents were threatened with the potential release of Loren Herzog, one-half of the Speed Freak Killers,” Galgiani said.

February 19, 2015

SACRAMENTO — Involvement in a missing-person case that had San Joaquin County riveted two years ago has led to a key appointment for State Sen. Cathleen Galgiani, who announced Wednesday she has been appointed chair of the newly created Senate Select Committee on Missing and Unidentified Persons.

 

Two years ago, a very public search for human remains in an abandoned well in Linden put a spotlight on San Joaquin County and two boyhood friends who had gone on a drug-fueled killing spree years before.

 

January 22, 2015

FedEx to open in Tracy

January 09, 2015

Yet another San Joaquin Valley lawmaker has introduced state legislation to dampen predatory lawsuits against businesses brought in the name of greater access for disabled people.

Sen. Cathleen Galgiani, D-Manteca, this week unveiled Senate Bill 67 to “reduce the profit incentive to file frivolous lawsuits based on minor and technical deficiencies,” she said in a press release.

January 08, 2015

By The Record
Posted Jan. 8, 2015 @ 7:45 pm
 

STOCKTON — The agriculturally rich San Joaquin County continues to be well represented by its legislators on committees focused on what is a $2.9 billion local industry.

State Sen. Cathleen Galgiani, D-Stockton, announced she has been re-appointed as the chairwoman of the Senate Agriculture Committee and Assemblywoman Susan Talamantes Eggman continues to sit on the Assembly Agriculture Committee.

October 19, 2014

State Sen. Cathleen Galgiani talks with chef David Bradford during a Farm to Fork event at First United Methodist Church on Saturday. ANDY ALFARO — aalfaro@modbee.com |Buy Photo

MODESTO — Fresh, seasonal fruits and vegetables took center stage at the Farm to Fork event at the Modesto Certified Farmers Market.

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