Dave Hart is Max Hart's "Da" and also Ian Hart's "Da". He moved here in 1977, disguised as a graduate student to avoid getting a real job. He decided to camp the family in Davis because of all the valley towns he'd lived in this seemed like the easiest one to live in. He fell into a job with the state Department of Water Resources in the Snow Survey Program in 1983 and had so much fun, he plumb forgot all about promotions and becoming successful. His bidness buddy Joycelyn knows many more people in town because she is basically quite a bit smarter than Dave. Boy, did he luck out! A drunkard's dream if I ever did see one. While Dave's no genius, he knows a couple things: (1) that if you work for a salary or wage you'd better belong to a good union and (2) that democracy requires that we stay well informed and active.