The League of Women Voters, at the request of the Davis City Council, will host a Public Forumon Wednesday, February 16, to showcase each of the ten candidates to fill the current vacancy onthe City Council. The Forum will begin at 7:00 pm in Community Chambers (23 Russell Blvd.)and will be televised on Government Channel 16 (and streamed on www.cityofdavis.org/media ).Anyone wanting to learn more about the candidates is encouraged to attend.
This column was originally published in The Davis Enterprise on Jan. 28, 2011.
What’s it like to be part of a generation that cannot recall what life was like before computers? I’m talking about kids who cannot fathom daily life without texting, Facebook, YouTube and online shopping, and who, I might add, feel rather sorry for those of us who can (and if you are reading this newspaper, chances are good that includes you).
Lawson Snipes, editor and publisher of The Spare Changer, and a formerly homeless man who now advocates for the homeless, is featured on "In The Studio," a local program airing on Davis Media Access's public access Channel 15 (DCTV) and available online at http://dctv.davismedia.org.
Davis Media Access (DMA) will host a night of 2-D animation on Thursday, Jan. 20 from 7-8:30 p.m. Facilitated by MFA artist Emily Schleiner and DMA Animation Camp Instructor Alex Silva-Sadder, the evening will highlight examples of inspiring, yet simple 2-D animation techniques.
The Davis City Council currently has one vacant seat, which the four existing council members will fill through a public appointment process. Applicants must reside in and be registered to vote in the city of Davis and must submit a complete applicant packet by 5 pm on January 25, 2011 to the City Clerk. As of the deadline, there are now 10 official applicants for the vacant council seat.
The City of Davis has also asked Davis Media Access to record video statements by each of the applicants to help the public learn more about the candidates.
These videos are available here: http://dctv.davismedia.org
The videos are also available here:
I attended a meeting of regional NAMAC members at 9th Street Independent Film Center. The building is owned by a consortium of film focused groups, like the San Francisco Jewish Film Festival, Frameline (International Lesbian & Gay Film Festival), Center for Asian American Media, among others and managed by the Film Center.
I'm pleased to announce that DMA's Annual & Financial Reports are now available here.
We write these reports each year to tell the story of this facility, its mission, and the people who bring it to life through using media to tell their own stories. DMA creates community through media. We thank you for being our partners in this!
Watch live via realplayer at: http://media.city.davis.ca.us:554/ramgen/encoder/election.rm.
Davis Media Access will present live, election-night coverage from 8-11 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 2. Hosts for the evening are community organizers Lea Rosenberg and Andrea Jones. The show will air on DCTV Comcast Channel 15 and be simulcast on KDRT 95.7 FM, the organization's low-power community radio station. A live stream of the program will also be available from a link at http://media.city.davis.ca.us:554/ramgen/encoder/election.rm, and the program will be archived afterward at dctv.davismedia.org.
"As it has done for more than 22 years, DMA highlights the local races and issues that are ignored by commercial broadcast media," said Jones, who also serves as president of DMA's board of directors. "We view this coverage as core to our mission of creating community through local media." Invited guests include those from the races for local school board and Assembly District 8, as well as seated members of the DJUSD Board of Trustees. A schedule of invited guests is below.
Davis Media Access is airing a variety of local election-related programs now through Monday, Nov. 1, 2010. Election programming, including candidate statements and a variety of local forums, airs on DCTV Channel 15 on the Comcast system in Davis, PEG Channel 99 on AT&T's U-Verse system, and is also available on demand at http://dctv.davismedia.org. Election content is aggregated and a Channel 15 schedule is also available at this link.