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Buy a book, support local literacy

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER — APRIL 3, 2013 —

To raise funds for the Yolo Reads literacy program, and as a kick-off to National Library Week, Barnes & Noble Booksellers is partnering with the Yolo County Library to host a Bookfair at their Arden Fair store Friday, April 12 through Sunday, April 14.

[adrotate group=”9″]    During the Bookfair, the Yolo County Library will be on display and sponsoring two events.  A special library-themed storytime will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, April 13 in the Children’s Department of the Barnes & Noble Arden Fair store, and a local authors panel discussion and signing will be held at 1:00 p.m.  Additionally, throughout the weekend, materials on other Yolo County Library events and resources will be made available.  More information about the Bookfair is available at all Yolo County Library branch locations (visit: www.yolocountylibrary.org for branch locations).

During the Bookfair, Barnes & Noble will contribute at least five percent of every sale made to the Yolo Reads literacy program when “Yolo Reads” is mentioned at checkout.  One can also support the Yolo Reads literacy program by shopping Barnes & Noble online at: www.bn.com/bookfairs during National Library Week, April 12 through April 17, and including the Bookfair voucher ID# 11035896 when paying.

For information, contact Assistant Yolo County Librarian Elizabeth Gray at elizabeth.gray@yolocounty.org or (530) 666-8084, or visit www.yolocountylibary.org and ‘like’ the Yolo County Library on Facebook www.facebook.com/yolocountylibrary.org.

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RCHS students practice interviewing

A mock interview with River City High School student Eric Bedford (right) produces a light moment, as Bedford’s classmates and the interview panel look on. Mayor Christopher Cabaldon, one of the panelists, is at near left. (Photo by Diana Demyanova, RCHS student)

A mock interview with River City High School student Eric Bedford (right) produces a light moment, as Bedford’s classmates and the interview panel look on. Mayor Christopher Cabaldon, one of the panelists, is at near left.
(Photo by Diana Demyanova, RCHS student)

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER — APR 3, 2013 —

A panel of local businesspeople showed up at River City High School on March 11 to help prepare some of the school’s seniors for the job market. Panelists staged mock job interviews with a number of the students, as the kids’ peers looked on.

The goal was to help the kids get ready for the job market, and provide them with both interview practice and tips for the interviewing for a real job.

“I felt extremely nervous because I’ve never done this before,” reported one student, Maurise Rodriguez.

[adrotate group=”7″] Did she feel the practice interview would help her in the “real world”?

“Yes, (because) you get to see how it’ll work in the real world,” answered Rodriguez.

Panelists included Jeremy Springer of the Davis Energy Group, Mark Gini of Californiat State Teachers Retirement System, Monda Korich of The Eatery restaurant, Kyle Glanker of Kitchell Construction Management and Mike Costello of Brew It Up, along with West Sacramento mayor Christopher Cabaldon.

The second-annual round of mock interviews was organized by social studies teacher Ronica Carlisle.

Information for this article was provided by Ronica Carlisle and Katrina Bueno of River City High School.

 

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Elkhorn class wins ‘Think Green’ prize

ABOVE: Marisela Romero’s eighth-grade class at Elkhorn Village Elementary School earned a $500 class prize for participating in an energy conservation campaign co-sponsored by Beutler Air Conditioning and Plumbing and by the West Sacramento Education Foundation (information and photo courtesy of Cheslea Thompson of Beutler A.C. & Plumbing)

ABOVE: Marisela Romero’s eighth-grade class at Elkhorn Village Elementary School earned a $500 class prize for participating in an energy conservation campaign co-sponsored by Beutler Air Conditioning and Plumbing and by the West Sacramento Education Foundation (information and photo courtesy of Cheslea Thompson of Beutler A.C. & Plumbing)

[adrotate group=”9″] FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER — MARCH 27, 2013 —

Local students were invited to come up with energy-wise ideas as part of the ‘Think Green’ contest. Joining Elkhorn as winners were a first grade class from Westfield Village Elementary, which took second place and a $300 class prize, and second-graders at Westfield, who won third place and $200. Nearly 200 projects, models and essays came into the contest from students in Washington Unified. For more information on the education foundation, visit www.wsef.net. For information on Beutler, visit www.beutler.com.

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Save energy, get up to $500 back

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER —

While funding lasts, the City of West Sacramento is offering a matching residential rebate program for energy efficiency improvements and appliances for local residents. Save money on a new energy-efficient water heater, HVAC, insulation, energy-efficient windows, weather-stripping, as well as on efficient washers and dryers and dishwashers. Maximum of $500 per household.

[adrotate group=”9″]   Submit your rebate application and a copy by Aug. 23 with proof of purchase and proof of installation (if applicable) to the building permit counter at city hall, 1110 West Capitol Avenue (copying service not available on site). For an application, call 617-4590 or visit www.WestSacRecycles.org (look under “Highlights”).

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