News Network: Davis / Utah's Place / Angel Hack / Sacramento Women's Chorus
Jeff Hudson joins us with the latest news from Davis including a somewhat-controversial subdivision. A permanent homeless shelter opens in Nevada County. Tech-minded people gather to compete in Sac and a community chorus performs holiday classics
News Network: Davis The Davis City Council has approved a somewhat-controversial mixed-use housing subdivision called "The Cannery." The project - if it survives possible court challenges and a possible petition drive to put the question on the ballot before city voters - would go on land that is already within Davis city limits and has been out of agricultural production since the cannery that previously occupied the site was torn down about a decade ago. Supporters welcome the smart growth of this 547-unit project, which is modeled after the popular Village Homes development in West Davis. Opponents worry about bicycle access and increased traffic. Davis Enterprise Reporter Jeff Hudson is well-versed in the project and joins us for this week's News Network to talk more about the prospects of The Cannery becoming a reality.
Utah's Place Nevada County's first permanent homeless shelter, Utah's Place, is opening this December. A celebration for the newly renovated church building in Grass Valley was help last Friday and a bigger benefit for its continued support is planned later in the month. We'll talk about it with Joanna Robinson, President of the Board of Directors of Hospitality House and widow of the organization’s co-founder Utah Phillips, whom the new shelter is named after. Phillips was a well-known folk singer, poet and author who called Nevada County his home. We’ll also talk with Mikail Graham, producer of Weekend of Giving, which is a weekend concert series benefitting Nevada County’s homeless.
AngelHack This weekend, while you may be shopping, skiing or recovering from a full holiday meal, a group of dedicated people will gather in Sacramento to develop working mobile apps prototypes over the course of one weekend. Developers, designers and other tech-minded folk will come together Saturday and Sunday at the Urban Hive for Angel Hack, a competitive event for tech people to meet, collaborate and develop new mobile applications. We'll talk with the local organizer of the event, Brandon Weber, about how it differs from other hackathons. And we'll meet the winner of AngelHack App San Fransisco, Daniel Harrigan.
Sacramento Women's Chorus Since 1987, the Sacramento Women's Chorus has provided women a "safe place to raise their voices in song in service to issues of vital importance to all women." The non-profit community chorus is performing this weekend. We'll talk about the founding of the group and hear some clips of their music.