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Earn an Accredited High School Diploma at the Yolo County Library

Earn an Accredited High School Diploma at the Yolo County Library

(Woodland, CA) – The Yolo County Library is offering community members an opportunity to earn an accredited high school diploma and credentialed career certificate through Career Online High School (COHS), a program brought to public libraries by Gale, a for profit company a part of Cengage Learning.

COHS is a pilot project, recently signed by Governor Brown, with a $1 million budget aimed at helping Californians earn a high school diploma online.  The California State Library is assisting with the program’s implementation and working to create partnerships and funding opportunities at the local and state levels.  The Yolo County Office of Education has agreed to generously give $10,000 of the $17,000 in matching funds required by the State Library.  The Yolo County Library is continuing to work with the Yolo County Office of Education and Yolo County school districts to raise the remaining funds.

Yolo County Library Collects 5,867 Pounds of Food

Thanks to the Yolo County Library’s Food for Fines program, the Yolo Food Bank received a donation of 5,867 pounds of food over the holiday season!  The Food for Fines program ran from November 15 through December 15 allowing library card holders to receive $1 off an overdue fine for every food item donated. 

“This weight total was the third largest food drive we recorded in 2015,” said Yolo Food Bank Volunteer Manager and Procurement Specialist Josh Ellis.  “The Yolo County Library has always been a tremendous supporter of the Yolo Food Bank and this food drive is yet another example.”

Reclaimed Water Helps City Trees Stay Green

Reclaimed Water Helps City Trees Stay Green

The City of West Sacramento has reached an agreement to use reclaimed water from the California Department of General Services cooling plant to irregate more than two thousand City trees.

The water is being trucked daily from the plant at 625 Q St. in Sacramento where it is then used by parks and ground crews to hand water trees in median strips and public areas... Read More

Bridal Expo in Old Sacramento July 19

Bridal Expo in Old Sacramento July 19

Old Sacramento hosts more than 200 weddings a year, according to their Business Association, plus there are many wedding product offerings and scenic backdrops among its merchants.  It's only natural that a bridal show would be held there.  

Bridal Expo is Sunday, July 19, aboard the Delta King Hotel on Front Street in Old Sacramento.  The show hours are 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. 

This unique show includes a Treasure Hunt for wedding couples. They will find clues that will lead them from one spot to the other, until they find the Treasure - a honeymoon stay in Italy.

Wedding pros will be on hand to give the couples in-depth information to help them be better equipped to plan their weddings. Services and products represented include photography, videography, catering, venues, gowns, corsets, djs, music, florists, cakes, jewelry, beauty products and more.

State Awards Smart Growth Funding To West Sacramento

State Awards Smart Growth Funding To West Sacramento

The state has awarded the City of West Sacramento $6.7 million in affordable housing and infrastructure construction funds to jump start new office, retail and residential mixed use development in the Bridge and Washington districts. It is the state’s fifth largest cap-and-trade award... Read More

Job Fair June 19

Job Fair June 19

The Yolo County Department of Employment & Social Services is teaming up with Congressman John Garamendi, the Workforce Development Collaborative and the Yolo County Workforce Investment Board to advance individual job readiness and connect job seekers with employers through a Job Fair on Friday, June 19, 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at 25 North Cottonwood Street in Woodland.

There will be more than 50 local businesses and apprenticeship programs represented at the Job Fair. Computers will be available for employment seekers to complete applications and submit resumes to prospective employers on the spot.  Employment specialists will also be available to help craft and review resumes, providing constructive feedback to increase an applicant’s likelihood of success.

Celebrating New Year's Day

Though this isn't a local band, I believe any Sacramentan can surely appreciate this awesome New Year's Day song!

Check out our shared social media posts below and add your own!! 

Thanks to Hurts for a great song and for Kanal von EleonorePrinz for sharing this great video on youtube.