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                The Davis, California USENET FAQ Part 1 of 6
         Frequently Asked Questions at and about Davis, California
                         (c) Copyright 1995 & 1996

                                    by

                           David F. Prenatt, Jr.
                           Internet Esquire(sm)
                              P.O. Box 74632
                           Davis, CA 95617-5632

           World Wide Web: <http://www.dcn.davis.ca.us/~netesq >

                 E-mail: <mailto:NetEsq@dcn.davis.ca.us >


The Davis, California USENET FAQ (Davis USENET FAQ) may be comprised of
more than one part.  If it is, please see the TABLE OF CONTENTS in Part One
for a complete list of the questions that I have attempted to answer and
for other important legal information.  Caveat emptor:  I assume no
obligation to anyone through the publication of the Davis USENET FAQ.
Furthermore, all versions of the Davis USENET FAQ are my personal property
and are protected by applicable copyright laws.  All rights are reserved
except as follows:  I hereby give my permission to anyone who has access to
this version of the Davis USENET FAQ to reproduce the information contained
herein for non-profit purposes, provided that proper credit is given to me
as the author of this FAQ and that I am notified of any use other than
personal use.  I may revoke permission to reproduce any version of this FAQ
at any time.

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                The Davis, California USENET FAQ Part 1 of 6
         Frequently Asked Questions at and about Davis, California
             (c) Copyright 1995 & 1996 by David F. Prenatt, Jr.

0)  PREFATORY QUESTIONS.


0.1)  What is a FAQ?

     A FAQ is an institution on the Internet, a file comprised of answers
     to Frequently Asked Questions (abbreviated FAQ) that constitutes a
     collective community memory.

0.2)  Who wrote this FAQ and why?

     This FAQ was written by me, David F. Prenatt, Jr., to provide answers
     to the frequent inquiries that I receive from various people about
     Davis, California as a result of my attendance at the University of
     California, Davis School of Law (U.C. Davis, School of Law), popularly
     known as King Hall, from which I graduated in 1995.  However, I do not
     speak for U.C. Davis, King Hall, the City of Davis, or anyone else.
     My opinions are my own.

0.3)  What information is contained in this FAQ?

     This FAQ contains information about Davis, California and other
     information that is of interest to the readers of the davis.* USENET
     newsgroups and other USENET newsgroups where it has been posted (i.e.,
     "Things I'd Like to Share" or "TILTS").  Where appropriate, it also
     contains references to other FAQS and information resources.

0.4)  How reliable is the information contained in this FAQ?

     Caveat Emptor:  The information contained in this FAQ is only as
     reliable as I am.  While I am usually willing to share information
     when I am asked politely, I am under no obligation to save anyone from
     his or her ignorance and I have no desire to do so.  Specifically, if
     you need legal advice, you should consult a licensed attorney.

0.5)  Can I make copies of this FAQ?

     Yes, for non-profit purposes, and I encourage you to do so.  However,
     to protect yourself from legal liability, you should notify me of any
     use that you make of this FAQ, personal or otherwise.  Specifically,
     if you fail to notify me promptly of any use that you make of this FAQ
     other than your own personal use, any permission that I may have given
     to you to reproduce any version of this FAQ is expressly revoked.
          This FAQ is my personal property and is protected by applicable
     international copyright laws.  All of my rights under those laws are
     expressly reserved, and any permission that I may have given to anyone
     to reproduce the information contained in any version of this FAQ can
     be revoked by me at any time.  If you have any doubts about whether
     your use of this FAQ is legally permissible, you should consult an
     attorney.

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                The Davis, California USENET FAQ Part 1 of 6
         Frequently Asked Questions at and about Davis, California
             (c) Copyright 1995 & 1996 by David F. Prenatt, Jr.


                                ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

My sincerest thanks to Computer Specialist Steve Langford at King Hall
(<mailto:sdlangford@ucdavis.edu >) for his help with my computer needs
during my tenure as a law student.  Thanks also the members of the
*.answers team who offered helpful feedback on the format of this FAQ and
approved it for posting on the news.answers USENET newsgroup.  In addition,
the following individuals helped make the Davis USENET FAQ possible:

     *    Russ Hersch, author of FAQs about FAQs, who inspired me to write
          my first FAQ (even though he probably has no idea who I am).

     *    My father, David F. Prenatt (1931-1984), commonly known as Dave
          Prenatt (one of the most brilliant systems analysts of all time),
          and my mother, Shirley Prenatt, who helped both my father and me
          to cope with success and failure.

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                The Davis, California USENET FAQ Part 1 of 6
         Frequently Asked Questions at and about Davis, California
             (c) Copyright 1995 & 1996 by David F. Prenatt, Jr.


                               TABLE OF CONTENTS

                                   * Part One *

    <http://www.dcn.davis.ca.us/~netesq/USENET-FAQs/davis/part1.html >


0)  PREFATORY QUESTIONS.

     0.1)  What is a FAQ?
     0.2)  Who wrote this FAQ and why?
     0.3)  What information is contained in this FAQ?
     0.4)  How reliable is the information contained in this FAQ?
     0.5)  Can I make copies of this FAQ?

--  ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

--  TABLE OF CONTENTS


                                   * Part Two *

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1)  ABOUT THIS FAQ.

     1.1)  Who wrote this FAQ and how can I reach him?  [Rev]
     1.2)  What information is contained in this FAQ?
     1.3)  How is this FAQ organized?
     1.4)  How can I obtain this FAQ?
     1.5)  Are there any other FAQs available by the author of this FAQ?

2)  FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT DAVIS.

     2.1)  VISITING DAVIS.

          2.1.1)  What reason would I have for visiting Davis?
          2.1.2)  Where is Davis and how do I get there?
          2.1.3)  Where can I find lodging in Davis?
               2.1.3.1)  Hotels and Motels.
               2.1.3.2)  Bed & Breakfasts.

          2.1.4)  Where can I get something to eat in Davis?
          2.1.5)  What sort of entertainment and recreation is there in
                  Davis?
          2.1.6)  What sort of commerce is there in Davis?
          2.1.7)  What sort of transportation services are available in and
                  around Davis?
               2.1.7.1)  How far is the Sacramento Metropolitan Airport
                         from Davis and how do I get there from Davis?
                    2.1.7.1.1)  Where should I park at the Sacramento
                                Metropolitan Airport?
                    2.1.7.1.2)  Is there an airport shuttle service from
                                Davis to the Sacramento Metropolitan
                                Airport?
                    2.1.7.1.3)  Where can I get more information about the
                                Sacramento Metropolitan Airport?

               2.1.7.2)  Are there any shuttle services for Davis
                         commuters?
               2.1.7.3)  Amtrak.  [Rev]


                                  * Part Three *

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     2.2)  LIVING IN DAVIS.

          2.2.1)  HOUSING IN DAVIS.

               2.2.1.1)  How can I find a place to live in Davis?
               2.2.1.2)  What kind of housing is available in Davis and how
                         much does it cost?
                    2.2.1.2.1)  Rental Housing in Davis.
                    2.2.1.2.2)  Residential Real Estate in Davis.

          2.2.2)  COMMERCIAL SERVICES FOR DAVIS RESIDENTS.

               2.2.2.1)  What grocery stores serve the Davis community?
                    2.2.2.1.1)  Chain Grocery Stores. [Rev]
                    2.2.2.1.2)  The Davis Food Co-Op.
                    2.2.2.1.3)  Eatwell Farms.
                    2.2.2.1.4)  Cost-U-Less.  [Rev]

               2.2.2.2)  What other kinds of stores serve the needs of the
                         Davis community?
               2.2.2.3)  What banks serve the Davis area?
               2.2.2.4)  Where can I find a bike shop in Davis?
               2.2.2.5)  Are there any recycling centers in Davis?
               2.2.2.6)  Is there an honest mechanic in Davis?

          2.2.3)  GOVERNMENT SERVICES IN DAVIS.

               2.2.3.1)  CITY OF DAVIS GOVERNMENT SERVICES. [Rev]

                    2.2.3.1.1)  POLICE SERVICES.
                         2.2.3.1.1.1)  The Davis Police Department.
                         2.2.3.1.1.2)  Parking Citations.
                         2.2.3.1.1.3)  Crime Statistics.

                    2.2.3.1.2)  OTHER CITY GOVERNMENT SERVICES.  [Replaces
                                Previous Section 2.2.3.1.2 and subsequent
                                Section 2.2.3.1.3]

               2.2.3.2)  YOLO COUNTY GOVERNMENT SERVICES.

                    2.2.3.2.1)  Where is the Davis Branch of the Yolo
                                County Library and what are its hours?
                                [Rev]

                    2.2.3.2.2)  Are there any other county government
                                offices that are located in the City of
                                Davis?

               2.2.3.3)  CALIFORNIA STATE GOVERNMENT SERVICES.

                    2.2.3.3.1)  Where is the Davis Office of the Department
                                of Motor Vehicles and what are its hours of
                                operation?
                    2.2.3.3.2)  Are there any other state government
                                offices located in the City of Davis?

               2.2.3.4)  FEDERAL GOVERNMENT SERVICES.

                    2.2.3.4.1)  Where is the Davis Branch of the United
                                States Post Office and what hours does it
                                operate?
                    2.2.3.4.2)  Are there any other federal government
                                offices located in the city of Davis?

          2.2.4)  RELIGIOUS ORGANIZATIONS IN THE CITY OF DAVIS.

          2.2.5)  MISCELLANEOUS COMMUNITY ORGANIZATIONS IN THE CITY OF
                  DAVIS. [Rev]

          2.2.6)  DAVIS MEDIA.



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     2.3)  COMMERCE IN DAVIS.

          2.3.1)  What types of commerce are there in the Davis community?
          2.3.2)  What restaurants are there in the Davis community?
               2.3.2.1)  Coffee Houses.
               2.3.2.2)  Coffee Shops.
               2.3.2.3)  Fast Food.
               2.3.2.4)  Beer Pubs.
               2.3.2.5)  Pizza.
               2.3.2.6)  Chinese Food.
               2.3.2.7)  Nightclubs.
               2.3.2.8)  Casual Dining.
               2.3.2.9)  Fine Dining. [Rev]
               2.3.2.10)  Miscellaneous. [Rev]

     2.4)  POLITICS IN DAVIS.

          2.4.1)  What is the political structure of the Davis community?
          2.4.2)  Who are the elected officials in the City of Davis and
                  how can I reach them? [Rev]
          2.4.3)  What political issues are important to members of the
                  Davis community?
               2.4.3.1)  Davis, California = No malling zone.
               2.4.3.2)  Davis, California = No smoking zone.
               2.4.3.3)  Davis, California = No snoring zone.
               2.4.3.4)  Davis, California = No skateboarding zone.

          2.4.4)  Why are out-of-towners so obsessed with Davis?
          2.4.5)  How do I obtain more information about the government of
                  the City of Davis? [New]

     2.5)  RECREATION AND ENTERTAINMENT IN DAVIS.

          2.5.1)  What sort of recreational and entertainment activities
                  are there in Davis?
               2.5.1.1)  The Davis Farmer's Market. [Rev]
               2.5.1.2)  Live Theatre.
               2.5.1.3)  Movie Theatres.
               2.5.1.4)  Amateur Athletic Events.
               2.5.1.5)  Davis Restaurants and Nightclubs.
               2.5.1.6)  Local Musical Groups.

          2.5.2)  Department of Parks and Community Services.
          2.5.3)  More Information about Recreation and Entertainment in
                  Davis.

     2.6)  EDUCATION IN DAVIS. [Rev]

          2.6.1)  Educational programs at U.C. Davis.
          2.6.2)  Sacramento City College Davis Center.

          2.6.3)  What other educational opportunities are available in
                  Davis? [Rev]
          2.6.4)  EXPLORIT Science Center.


                                  * Part Five *

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     2.7)  THE HISTORY OF DAVIS.

          2.7.1)  Davis Prehistory.
          2.7.2)  Davisville.
          2.7.3)  From University State Farm to Cycling Mecca.

3)  FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT U.C. DAVIS.

4)  FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT THE SMALL COMMUNITIES NEIGHBORING
    DAVIS.

     4.1)  DIXON.

          4.1.1)  What reasons would a member of the Davis community have
                  to visit Dixon?
               4.1.1.1)  Dixon Restaurants.
               4.1.1.2)  Other Attractions in Dixon.

          4.1.2)  How do I reach Dixon from Davis?
          4.1.3)  Is bus service available between Dixon and Davis?
          4.1.4)  What computer network services are available to and in
                  Dixon?

     4.2)  WOODLAND.

          4.2.1)  What reasons would a member of the Davis community have
                  to visit Woodland?
          4.2.2)  How do I reach Woodland from Davis?
          4.2.3)  Is bus service available between Woodland and Davis?

     4.3)  WINTERS.

          4.3.1)  What reasons would a member of the Davis community have
                  for visiting Winters?
          4.3.2)  How do I reach Winters from Davis?
          4.3.3)  Is bus service available between Winters and Davis?

5)  FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT THE GREATER SACRAMENTO AREA FROM
    MEMBERS OF THE DAVIS COMMUNITY.

     5.1)  What reasons would a member of the Davis community have to visit
           the Greater Sacramento Area?
     5.2)  How do I get to Sacramento from Davis?
     5.3)  Is there bus service between Sacramento and Davis?

6)  FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT NORTHERN CALIFORNIA FROM MEMBERS OF
    THE DAVIS COMMUNITY.

     6.1)  FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT WINE COUNTRY FROM MEMBERS OF
           THE DAVIS COMMUNITY.

          6.1.1)  What reasons would a member of the Davis community have
                  to visit Wine Country?
          6.1.2)  How do I get to Wine Country from Davis?

     6.2)  FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT THE SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA FROM
           MEMBERS OF THE DAVIS COMMUNITY.

          6.2.1)  What reasons would a member of the Davis community have
                  for visiting the San Francisco Bay Area?
          6.2.2)  How do I get to the San Francisco Bay Area from Davis?

     6.3)  FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT LAKE TAHOE FROM MEMBERS OF THE
           DAVIS COMMUNITY.

          6.3.1)  What reasons would a member of the Davis community have
                  for visiting Lake Tahoe?
          6.3.2)  How do I get to Lake Tahoe from Davis?

     6.4)  FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT MISCELLANEOUS LOCATIONS IN THE
           NORTHERN CALIFORNIA AREA BY MEMBERS OF THE DAVIS COMMUNITY.

          6.4.1)  Are there any other places of interest in Northern
                  California besided the ones that you have listed?
          6.4.2)  How can I get more information on other places of
                  interest in Northern California?

7)  FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT CALIFORNIA FROM MEMBERS OF THE DAVIS
    COMMUNITY.



                                   * Part Six *

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8)  FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT COMPUTERS AND LIFE ON THE INTERNET
    FROM MEMBERS OF THE DAVIS COMMUNITY.

     8.1)  BASIC QUESTIONS ABOUT COMPUTERS.

          8.1.1)  Why should I use a computer?
               8.1.1.1)  Do I really need to use a computer?
               8.1.1.2)  Isn't it difficult to learn how to use a computer?
               8.1.1.3)  How can I get the computer training that I need?
               8.1.1.4)  What practical uses would I have for a computer?

          8.1.2)  Do I need my own computer?
               8.1.2.1)  What kind of a computer should I buy?
                    8.1.2.1.1)  What is the difference between a
                                Macintosh(r) and an IBM/IBM Clone (PC)?
                    8.1.2.1.2)  What is an IBM/IBM clone (PC)?

               8.1.2.2)  What kind of features should I have on a computer?
               8.1.2.3)  What kind of accessories should I get on my
                         computer?

     8.2)  What computer facilities are available to members of the Davis
           community?
     8.3)  What is the Internet?
          8.3.1)  How can I obtain access to the Internet?
               8.3.1.1)  How do I telnet from a computer system that has
                         telnet capabilities?
               8.3.1.2)  How do I obtain access to the Internet from my
                         home computer?

          8.3.2)  How do I communicate with other people on the Internet?
               8.3.2.1)  Are there any rules for using e-mail and the
                         USENET newsgroups.
               8.3.2.2)  What is the difference between e-mail and the
                         USENET newsgroups?
                    8.3.2.2.1)  How do I use e-mail?
                    8.3.2.2.2)  How do I use the USENET newsgroups?
                         8.3.2.2.2.1)  How many USENET newsgroups are
                                       there?
                         8.3.2.2.2.2)  How do I figure out which newsgroups
                                       I want to read?
                              8.3.2.2.2.2.1)  Which USENET newsgroups are
                                              of interest to members of the
                                              Davis community?
                              8.3.2.2.2.2.2)  What regional domains are
                                              available through the Davis
                                              USENET?
                              8.3.2.2.2.2.3)  What USENET newsgroups are
                                              available on the davis.*
                                              domain?

               8.3.2.3)  How do I use the IRC?
               8.3.2.4)  How do I access the World Wide Web?
                    8.3.2.4.1)  How do I use lynx?
                    8.3.2.4.2)  How do I use Netscape?

          8.3.3)  What resources are available over the Internet?
               8.3.3.1)  What is ftp and how does it work?
                    8.3.3.1.1)  How do I use anonymous ftp?
                    8.3.3.1.2)  How do I use privileged ftp?
                    8.3.3.1.3)  How do I obtain ftp files by e-mail
                                request?
                    8.3.3.1.4)  How can I find out what information is
                                available via ftp?
                         8.3.3.1.4.1)  What is a gopher?
                         8.3.3.1.4.2)  Who (or what) is/are Veronica and
                                       Jughead?
                         8.3.3.1.4.3)  Who (or what) is Archie?

               8.3.3.2)  [Miscellaneous sections currently under
                         construction.]

          8.3.4)  LOCAL LEGENDS ON THE DAVIS USENET.

9)  REVISIONS FOR FUTURE VERSIONS OF THE DAVIS USENET FAQ.

     9.1)  CHANGES IN THIS VERSION OF THE DAVIS USENET FAQ FROM PREVIOUS
           VERSIONS.

     9.2)  CHANGES THAT WILL TAKE PLACE IN FUTURE VERSIONS OF THIS FAQ.

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End Document:

                The Davis, California USENET FAQ Part 1 of 6
         Frequently Asked Questions at and about Davis, California
                         (c) Copyright 1995 & 1996

                                    by

                           David F. Prenatt, Jr.
                           Internet Esquire(sm)
                              P.O. Box 74632
                           Davis, CA 95617-5632

           World Wide Web: <http://www.dcn.davis.ca.us/~netesq >

                 E-mail: <mailto:NetEsq@dcn.davis.ca.us >


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