How to Obtain DJUSD Graduation Recordings

For the 2022 Davis Senior High School graduation ceremony (as well as Da Vinci High School, Martin Luther King High School, and Davis School for Independent Study), Davis Media Access will forego video duplications this year and provide a free link to view and download the graduations once they are edited.

If you'd like to receive that link, please fill out this form

Congratulations to all graduating seniors throughout the Davis Joint Unified School District.

Early Juneteenth Celebration June 5

Yolo County’s Early Juneteenth Holiday Celebration is a grassroots, free family event where community members come together to celebrate the freedom of enslaved African Americans in the United States.

The celebration takes place this Sunday, June 5 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the UC Davis Conference Center and the JManetti Shrem Museum of Art. The UC Davis Conference Center is located at 550 Alumni Lane, Davis 95616. The Manetti Shrem Museum of Art is located across the street at 254 Old Davis Road, Davis 95616. There is free parking on Sundays in the garage and surrounding lot next to the museum.

The Juneteenth theme for 2022 is “The Road to Freedom Day” and will honor Black artists and artisans, performers, elders, and musicians. The family friendly celebration will include live entertainment, educational presentations, art displays, activities for youth, giveaways, artisan vendors, food trucks, sponsor tables and more.

Davis Media Access will record the celebration and post it on YouTube  June 19, the actual day of the holiday.

Juneteenth, an annual holiday commemorating the end of slavery in the United States, has been celebrated by African Americans since the late 1800s. However, following nationwide protests of police brutality there is a renewed interest in the day celebrating freedom. The holiday is named by combining June and 19. The day is also called Juneteenth Independence Day or Freedom Day. On June 17, 2021, it became the 11th holiday recognized by the federal government.

Please visit yolojuneteenth.org for more information.

In The Studio for a Pandemic Update from Dr. Aimee Sisson, Yolo County Public Health Officer

Autumn Labbe-Renault interviews Dr. Aimee Sisson, Public Health Officer for Yolo County. Fielding questions from the award-winning COVID-19 Community Response Facebook group, Autumn checks in with Dr. Sisson on subjects ranging from Test to Treat centers, what is considered "medically appropriate," and why we're seeing another nationwide surge in Covid cases. Stream interview at https://dctv.davismedia.org/content/studio-pandemic-q-dr-aimee-sisson

Latest column highlights election coverage

Singing some praises, then having some sung

By Autumn Labbe-Renault, Executive Director

This column was originally published May 5, 2022 in The Davis Enterprise

This election season marked the second one in which Davis Media Access (DMA) has recorded candidate statements virtually. The pandemic left us without access to the community television studio and teleprompter at our Fifth Street facility, and was in some ways probably more challenging for candidates, although it did eliminate the travel time for some!

Before I go any further, let me heap some praise on DMA’s Studio Manager, Diane Dedoshka. A longtime, part-time staff member, she’s the reason we’ve been able to funnel resources into making sure that every candidate running a contested race in Yolo County has the same opportunity to get the word out about their campaign. A pioneer in local broadcast TV, Diane broke the glass ceiling for female directors back when she worked for KXTV, and we’ve been beyond fortunate she’s called DMA her work home for many years.

Davis Media Access provides candidate statements

Davis Media Access (DMA) has recorded a variety of campaign statements for the June 7, 2022 primary election. Races covered include Measure H (DISC) in Davis and candidate statements for the following contested races:

Congressional 4th District, State Assembly 4th District, Yolo County District Attorney, Yolo County Sheriff/Coroner/Public Administrator, Yolo County Supervisor District 2.

Soup’s On Success for DMA

When Yolo County Supervisor Don Saylor first approached me about designating Davis Media Access (DMA) as the beneficiary of the final Soup’s On fundraiser before he retires, I was gobsmacked. I’d volunteered at many Soup’s On events in the past and often wondered, what would we need to do be at that level?

If there is a gift from the pandemic for DMA, I believe it’s that we were the right organization with the right set of skills at the right time. During this crisis, DMA worked overtime to connect our communities virtually when we couldn’t do so in person.

Since 2004, there have been 17 Soup's On gatherings, over 6,000 soup eaters, hundreds of sponsors and donors, plus immeasurable awareness and more than $400,000 raised for local nonprofits. It’s been an amazing gift to nonprofits and the community at large.

After all was tallied, the April 21 event raised $62,000 for our community-based media and technology center. This money will help us bridge the gap brought about by increased staffing needs and operational/technology costs during the pandemic, coupled with loss of event income and other opportunities. We are most grateful.

Supervisor Saylor said, “DMA has done so much to amplify local voices, share information, and connect the people of our community for many years. Over the last two-plus years of pandemic-living, DMA has helped us all to pivot our communication models, stay informed, and learn new ways of doing things.

Sign-ups for Soup's On auction items and volunteering are open to our community

The magic of Don Saylor's Soup's On could not happen (for 17 years!) without the generosity of our community demonstrating the "Yolo Way".  Do you (or a local business) have an auction item to donate? If so, link here now by April 11.  Do you have a couple of hours you'd like to donate while listening to the upbeat live music by MUMBO GUMBO, enjoying delicious soup, and being a part of a meaningful community event?