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Learn a foreign language, online

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER NEWSPAPER —

From Beth Gabor
County of Yolo

The Yolo County Library is pleased to announce that starting in 2013, it will offer free for all library patrons, Pronunciator, the online language-learning system.  With 60 of the world’s most popular languages, and English as a Second Language (ESL) courses in 50 languages, Pronunciator is focused on quickly building conversational skills through a suite of interactive online drills, scored quizzes and downloadable audio lessons and phrasebooks.

[adrotate group=”10″]    Pronunciator offers five possible levels of instruction for each language, covering vocabulary, verbs, simple sentences and conversation.  One level, specifically for tourists and business travelers, teaches 1,500 essential phrases covering everyday situations.  Each course also has up to 350 hours of audio lessons, which patrons can download to a portable device, or burn to CD.  Appropriate for children as well as adults, Pronunciator is designed to meet the language-learning needs of the entire community.

“We are delighted to be adding Pronunciator to the premium resources we offer our patrons,” said Yolo County Librarian Patty Wong in a press release.  “There are many reasons a person learns a language – for work, travel, school or simply personal enrichment – and Pronunciator has something for everyone.”

The Pronunciator online language-learning system was donated by Robert Savage in memory of Davis resident James Steichel, and will be available January 2013 through June 2014.

Residents are encouraged to stop by any branch of the Yolo County Library for an introduction to Pronunciator, or to access the program online at www.yolocountylibrary.org.  For more information, contact Joan Tuss (530) 757-5588 or joan.tuss@yolocounty.org.

West Sacramento’s library branch is at 1212 Merkley Avenue.

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Fun science for kids, at library

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER —

Kids in grades K-6 are invited to an interactive, fun science program at 2 p.m. on Sat., Jan. 19, at the library, 1212 Merkley Avenue.

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Drop off your documents & e-waste to help RCHS music program

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER NEWSPAPER —

Support the River City High School music department by bringing your old electronic items and your old documents to an e-waste and shredding fundraiser from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. tomorrow (Saturday, Jan. 12) in the music building parking lot, west side of campus. Bring your old phones, hard drives, monitors, etc. You may also bring documents to be shredded — $5 for a tall kitchen bag full, or $10 per 11” X 18” box. Shredding is done at the time of drop-off. Drive-through, and someone will take your items from your car.

[adrotate group=”7″]   For information, call 375-7800 or email amarvelli@wusd.k12.ca.us.

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Bits & pieces from around Yolo County:

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER — JAN 2, 2013 —

Some of the goings-on around Yolo County in recent weeks:

[adrotate group=”9″]   The Yolo County Children’s Alliance announced it had received a $45,000 grant from United Way Capitol Region.
The money is intended to fund participation in the United Way STAR Readers project for 80 local kids in kindergarten through third grade. The program will be run by the Childrens Alliance at Westfield Village Elementary School. It’s intended to help kids learn to read.

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Blue Shield of California Foundation gave $35,000 to the Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence Center (SADVC) in Yolo County. The money is intended to help the center “provide services and assist survivors of domestic violence in Yolo County,” said a press release from the SADVC.

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The Delta Elementary Charter School in Clarksburg purchased a new 82-passenger bus to transport students from the region – including West Sacramento.
The school traded its old bus for a new one arranged by a program of the Yolo Solano Air Management District, as part of an air quality improvement program. The new bus is scheduled to start service this month.
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The animal services division of the Yolo County Sheriff’s office in Woodland received a face-lift in late October, thanks to outside help.
Brooks Painting of Davis and a $10,000 grant from “National Make a Difference Day” paid for the sprucing up. Volunteers helped paint the cinderblock building and its “puppy park.”
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About 450 people attended the “Art Farm” hosted by YoloArts in November, with buyers picking up at least 55 fine-art paintings and sculptures. The event in Woodland’s Gallery 625 (the county administration building at 625 Court Street) raised an estimated $15,000 for distribution to the “Art and Ag Project” and partners Yolo Land Trust and Yolo Farm to Fork.
It’s an annual event.

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