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Davisville, March 5, 2018: Brody Fernandez is no longer a council candidate, but his #1 topic is still housing

Brody Fernandez, who will graduate from UC Davis this year, was a candidate in the June Davis City Council election, then concluded he wouldn't be able to commit the time or resources the campaign would have required. His #1 issue was the housing problem in Davis, a common frustration, especially for students. He based some of his research on what he learned while driving people around as a driver for Lyft and Uber. Today we talk about what he thinks Davis should do, why he wanted to run, and what drew him to Davis in the first place. 

Davisville, Feb. 19, 2018: Meet the Enterprise's new editor, Sebastian Oñate

On March 2, Sebastian Oñate will become editor of the Davis Enterprise. He replaces Debbie Davis, who’s retiring after editing the newspaper since 1982. Oñate graduated from Davis High in 1992, studied engineering in college, and has worked at the paper since 1999. He’s our guest today, and the subjects include the future of the local news company, digital vs. print, his approach to the job, and the role of the Enterprise as he sees it.

Davisville, Feb. 5, 2018: An exit interview with Enterprise Editor Debbie Davis

In early March, Debbie Davis will step down as editor of the Davis Enterprise after holding the job since the early 1980s. Today’s Davisville amounts to an exit interview as she talks about the job, journalism, what she'll miss about living in Davis, parting advice for the community, and what comes next—both for her, and for the paper. She’ll be succeeded by Sebastian Oñate, who is scheduled to appear on the next Davisville; her husband Bruce Gallaudet (he’s also retiring) will be replaced by Wayne Tilcock as sports editor. 

Davisville, Jan. 8, 2018: Introducing Paul’s Place, a new housing/homeless resource in Davis

Homelessness is a top concern for Davis business owners and downtown residents.  To the mix of ideas for addressing the problem, you can add a new idea that already has a location, design and backers – Paul’s Place, a combination of micro-apartments, transitional housing and services. It would replace the current resource center and transitional housing operated by Davis Community Meals and Housing at 1111 H St. Martha Teeter, president of Davis Opportunity Village, and Bill Pride, executive director of DCMH, talk about the project on today’s Davisville. Davis architect Maria Ogrydziak is the designer. A fund-raising campaign to raise the cost through private donations is in the works.

Davisville, Dec. 11, 2017: Retirements in 2018 will bring changes to the Davis Enterprise

When Bruce Gallaudet announced he was retiring as sports editor of the Davis Enterprise, I took the occasion to ask him to come on the show. He has had an eclectic career, and knows more stories than we could ever get to. Halfway through the interview he said his wife, Debbie Davis, has also decided to retire from the Enterprise on March 2, and that’s major news in Davis—she has been editor of the paper since taking over from Bruce in the early 1980s. Today's interview ended up in two halves. The first part is about sports, why it can produce such good journalism, and the large personalities it attracts. The second part is about changes in community journalism, the state of the Enterprise, the plan he and Debbie have to move to the San Francisco Peninsula after they retire, and more.

Davisville, Nov. 27, 2017: Meet Anne Hance, if you don’t know her already

If you’re interested in Davis, then Anne Hance is someone you should know, or at least know about. A zoologist by training, she grew up in England during World War II, came to Davis in 1968, co-founded and helped lead the Explorit Science Center for a third of a century … and those details are just part of the story. We talk about those topics, and much more, on today’s program.

Davisville, Nov. 13, 2017: Our yearly guide to films with Davis critic Derrick Bang

Today I welcome back Davis movie critic Derrick Bang, who offers his entertaining opinions on films to see and avoid as 2017 winds down. This show is an annual feature on Davisville. The New York Times recently posted a list of about 100 films coming out in the next two months.  Seeing them all would take, what, about five weeks of full-time effort? This is why we need movie critics, to help sort 'em all out!

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