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Davis, California USENET FAQ Part 2 of 6

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

1)  ABOUT THIS FAQ.

1.1)  Who wrote this FAQ and how can I reach him?  [Rev]

     This FAQ was written by me, David F. Prenatt, Jr.  Until further
     notice, you can reach me by my e-mail through the Davis Community
     Network:

          NetEsq@dcn.davis.ca.us (<mailto:NetEsq@dcn.davis.ca.us >)

     or by snail-mail (i.e., U.S. Mail) through my P.O. Box:

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

     or on the World Wide Web (<http://www.dcn.davis.ca.us/~netesq/ >).

1.2)  What information is contained in this FAQ?

     Anything that I, as the author of this FAQ, decided would be of
     interest to people who were interested in the Davis community.  See
     PREFATORY QUESTIONS (Section 0) for more information.

1.3)  How is this FAQ organized?

     This FAQ may be arbitrarily divided into unequal parts where I felt it
     was convenient to do so.  I did this for two reasons.  The first
     reason is that some readers of this FAQ may have specific questions
     and may not want to read the entire FAQ.  If this version of this FAQ
     is comprised of more than one part, the first part will contain the
     complete TABLE OF CONTENTS.  Thus, readers may refer to the TABLE OF
     CONTENTS to find out which part of the FAQ contains the specific
     questions that they want answered.  Second, some computer services and
     applications are unable to handle extremely large computer files.
     Thus, if this version of this FAQ is comprised of more than one part,
     no one part will exceed 32k.  See the TABLE OF CONTENTS in this FAQ
     for more detailed information about how the contents of this version
     of this FAQ are organized.
          This FAQ uses standard Uniform Resource Locator (URL) protocol
     references to accomodate readers with a web browser:

          <ftp://[ftp site][directory][archive] > = file transfer protocol

          <gopher://[gopher address] > = gopher protocol

          <http://[World Wide Web address] > = hypertext transfer protocol

          <mailto:[e-mail account]@[domain] > = SMTP e-mail protocol

          <news:[newsgroup or article reference] >  = USENET protocol

          <telnet:[telnet site] > = IP telnet protocol

     These URL references will act as hyptertext links for those using
     Netscape to read this FAQ on the USENET newsgroups or are reading a
     hypertext version of this FAQ.

1.4)  How can I obtain this FAQ?

     This FAQ is archived at rtfm.mit.edu in the pub/usenet/news.answers
     directory under the archive name davis/faq/part* (where * = 1 through
     6) where it is available by anonymous ftp and e-mail request.  See
     Section 1.5 for more information about using ftp and e-mail request.
     This FAQ is updated once a month, and the most current version is
     posted to davis.general (<news:davis.general >) and news.answers
     (<news:news.answers >); a hypertext version of this FAQ is currently
     available at the USENET FAQ Project:

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

          Snail-mail requests for this FAQ [Offline Version 21Jun96] will
     be honored within the United States (U.S.), if those requests are
     accompanied by $5.00 in U.S. funds in the form of a check or money
     order for each copy requested to cover the cost of printing, shipping,
     and handling; volume discounts and licensing agreements are available.
     At my discretion, I may ship a more recent offline version of this
     FAQ, unless you specify otherwise.

1.5)  Are there any other FAQs available by the author of this FAQ?

     Yes.  I have published five other FAQS:

          The King Hall Law School USENET FAQ (King Hall USENET FAQ),
     appearing on ucd.king-hall <news:ucd.king-hall >) and available by
     anonymous ftp and e-mail request at the rtmf.mit.edu ftp server:

  <ftp://rtfm.mit.edu/pub/usenet/news.answers/ucdavis/king-hall-faq/ >
     . . . [through] . . .
  <ftp://rtfm.mit.edu/pub/usenet/news.answers/ucdavis/king-hall-faq/ >
    (see part 1 for a complete list of the TABLE OF CONTENTS)

     with a hypertext version available at the USENET FAQ Project:

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


          The U.C. Davis USENET FAQ, appearing on ucd.general
     (<news:ucd.general >), and available by anonymous ftp an e-mail
     request at the rtfm.mit.edu ftp server:

          <ftp://rtfm.mit.edu/pub/usenet/news.answers/ucdavis/faq/ >
          . . . [through] . . .
          <ftp://rtfm.mit.edu/pub/usenet/news.answers/ucdavis/faq/ >
          (see part 1 for a complete list of the TABLE OF CONTENTS)

     with a hypertext version available at the USENET FAQ Project:

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


          The Yolo County, California USENET FAQ (Yolo County USENET FAQ),
     appearing on yolo.general (<news:yolo.general >) and available by
     anonymous ftp an e-mail request at the rtfm.mit.edu server:

          <ftp://rtfm.mit.edu/pub/usenet/news.answers/yolo/faq/part1 >
          <ftp://rtfm.mit.edu/pub/usenet/news.answers/yolo/faq/part2 >
          <ftp://rtfm.mit.edu/pub/usenet/news.answers/yolo/faq/part3 >
          (see part 1 for a complete list of the TABLE OF CONTENTS)

     with a hypertext version available at the USENET FAQ Project:

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


        The Sacramento, California USENET FAQ (Sacramento USENET FAQ),
    appearing on sac.general (<news:sac.general >)and available by
    anonymous ftp and e-mail request at the rtfm.mit.edu server:

          <ftp://rtfm.mit.edu/pub/usenet/news.answers/sac/faq/part1 >
          . . . [through] . . .
          <ftp://rtfm.mit.edu/pub/usenet/news.answers/sac/faq/part6 >
          (see part 1 for a complete list of the TABLE OF CONTENTS)

     with a hypertext version available at the USENET FAQ Project:

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


          The San Francisco Bay Area USENET FAQ (Bay Area USENET FAQ),
     appearing on ba.general (<news:ba.general >)and available by anonymous
     ftp and e-mail request at the rtfm.mit.edu server:

          <ftp://rtfm.mit.edu/pub/usenet/news.answers/sf-ba/faq/ >
          . . . [through] . . .
          <ftp://rtfm.mit.edu/pub/usenet/news.answers/sf-ba/faq/ >
          (see part 1 for a complete list of the TABLE OF CONTENTS)

     with a hypertext version available at the USENET FAQ Project:

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


     These FAQs are updated once a month and the most current versions are
     posted on news.answers (<news:news.answers >)and the appropriate
     designated USENET newsgroup.  Offline versions of the 21Jun96 releases
     of these FAQs are available within the U.S. by snail-mail request, if
     your request is accompanied by $5.00 U.S. currency in the form of a
     check or money order for each copy of each FAQ that you order, to
     cover the cost of printing, shipping, and handling; volume discounts
     and licensing agreements are available.  Including the FAQs that are
     listed here, I have about a dozen FAQS currently under construction
     and/or pending approval of the *.answers team.

2)  FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT DAVIS.

     Readers with a web browser may visit the DCN Home Page on the World
     Wide Web for more information about Davis
     (<http://www.dcn.davis.ca.us/ >).

2.1)  VISITING DAVIS.

2.1.1)  What reason would I have for visiting Davis?

     Davis is primarily a college town with a population of about 60,000.
     Most of the people who visit Davis have some connection to U.C. Davis.
     However, many people visit Davis to engage in various activities that
     are only incidentally related to the University, such as commerce and
     recreation.  For more information, readers with a web browser may
     visit the Davis Tourist Information Home Page on the World Wide Web
     (<http://www.dcn.davis.ca.us/Davis/tourist-info.html >).

2.1.2)  Where is Davis and how do I get there?

     Davis is located in Northern California, about 15 miles west of
     Sacramento, California.  Interstate 80 (I-80) runs through the middle
     of Davis and connects Davis to both Sacramento (to the west) and San
     Francisco (to the east).  Interstate 5 (I-5) runs through Sacramento
     north and south, and veers to the west to pass by Davis on the north.
     You should take I-5 North if you are approaching Davis from Southern
     California, until I-5 connects with I-80 West.  If you are approaching
     Davis from the north on I-5 South, you should exit I-5 where I-5
     connects with Hwy 113 South in Woodland.  For a map of Davis, readers
     with a web browser may visit the Map of Davis Home Page on the World
     Wide Web (<http://www.city.davis.ca.us/city/map/citymap.html >).
          Davis is also served by the Sacramento Metropolitan Airport.  See
     Question Section 2.1.7.1 for more information on how to reach Davis by
     air.

2.1.3)  Where can I find lodging in Davis?

     Davis has a number of lodging options for temporary sojourners.  Those
     who visit Davis on university business are usually referred to On
     Campus Housing (<mailto:housing@ucdavis.edu >) at U.C. Davis (i.e.,
     the graduate dorms).  However, this housing is not very convenient or
     comfortable.  If price is an issue, Davis has a number of Bed-and-
     Breakfast Inns (B&Bs) that cost less than $40 per night; if luxury is
     an issue, the hands down winner is the Palm Court Hotel, (at about
     four to five times the price of the B&Bs--and yet no pool!); the
     Ramada Inn is also a viable option if you are not easily awakened by
     train whistles rushing by at 3am less than 100 yards away.  [Note:
     The list of lodging options below is far from exhaustive.]

2.1.3.1)  Hotels and Motels.

     This list of Davis hotels and motels is far from exhaustive.  See the
     phone book for a more complete list.

          *    Aggie Inn (916)756-0352
               245 1st St

          *    Econo Lodge (916)756-1040
               221 D St

          *    Motel 6 (916)753-3777
               4853 Chiles Rd (East of Mace Blvd)

          *    Palm Court Hotel (916)753-7100
               234 D St

          *    Ramada Inn (916)753-3600
               110 F St

          *    University Lodge (916)756-7890
               123 B St

     Contact the individual hotels for information on rates and
     availability.

2.1.3.2)  Bed & Breakfasts.

     This list of Davis B&Bs is far from exhaustive.  See the phone book
     for a more complete list.

          *    Davis Bed & Breakfast Inn (916)753-9611
               422 A St

          *    University Inn Bed & Breakfast (916)756-8648
               340 A St

     Contact the individual B&Bs for information on rates and availability.

2.1.4)  Where can I get something to eat in Davis?

     It depends upon what kind of food you want.  Davis has a few zillion
     pizza restaurants, quite a few Chinese restaurants, a handful of fast
     food restaurants, and a smattering of just about any type of cuisine
     you might want to sample.  See Section 2.3.2 for more information.

2.1.5)  What sort of entertainment and recreation is there in Davis?

     Quite a bit for such a small town.  Everything from pool halls to live
     theatre.  See Section 2.5 for more information.

2.1.6)  What sort of commerce is there in Davis?

     Mostly small, store front operations.  See Section 2.3 for more
     information.

2.1.7)  What sort of transportation services are available in and around
        Davis?

     The most popular form of transportation in Davis is the bicycle.
     There are also two public bus services with several routes in Davis,
     Yolobus 1-(800)-371-877 [TDD (916)371-3077] and UNITRANS (916) 752-
     BUSS; the few taxi services that do exist are almost always
     unavailable.  If you are going to remote locations, you can take your
     own car (or rent one) or a commuter shuttle service, or use Greyhound,
     Amtrak, or one of the airlines that services the nearby Sacramento
     Metropolitan airport.

2.1.7.1)  How far is the Sacramento Metropolitan Airport from Davis and how
          do I get there from Davis?

     The Sacramento Metropolitan Airport is about 20 miles from downtown
     Davis.  From Davis, head north on Hwy 113 or Rd 102 (Pole Line Rd)
     until you reach I-5.  Take I-5 South towards Sacramento.  You can't
     miss the airport.
          If you are coming to Davis from the airport on I-5 North, be
     careful not to miss the Davis exit at Rd 102.  It is not very well
     marked.  Take Rd 102 Southbound until you reach Davis.  You can't miss
     Davis.
          If you miss Rd 102, you will reach Hwy 113, which is very well
     marked.  If you reach Hwy 113 by mistake, take it south to Davis.
     It's quicker than doubling back to Rd 102, and perhaps missing your
     exit a second time.

2.1.7.1.1)  Where should I park at the Sacramento Metropolitan Airport?

     Short term parking is usually available near the terminal of your
     airline for 75 cents for the first half hour, $1.50 per hour to a
     maximum daily rate of $10; long term parking is $1.50 per hour up to a
     maximum daily rate of $5.  Circle around the airport once before
     parking to make sure that you know where you are going once you park.

2.1.7.1.2)  Is there an airport shuttle service from Davis to the
            Sacramento Metropolitan Airport?

     Yes.  The Davis Airporter provides 24 hour service to the Sacramento
     Airport (reservations are required), and they give a discount to U.C.
     Davis students (proof of current enrollment is required).  Check with
     the Davis Airporter at (916)756-6715 for more information.  [Note:
     Other companies provide shuttle service to the Sacramento Airport, but
     I have not had occasion to use them.]

2.1.7.1.3)  Where can I get more information about the Sacramento
            Metropolitan Airport?

     Call the Metro's BeeLine at (916)552-5252 or write:

          Department of Airports
          6900 Airport Blvd
          Sacramento, CA 95837

     Be sure to ask for the Bi-Monthly Flight Schedule.  [Note:  Readers
     with a web browser may wish to visit the Southwest Airlines Home Page
     on the World Wide Web (<http://www.iflyswa.com/ >)].

2.1.7.2)  Are there any shuttle services for Davis commuters?

     Yes.  Contact Davis Community Transit at (916)757-5695 for more
     information on buses and dial-a-ride services.

2.1.7.3)  Amtrak.  [Rev]

     Readers with a web browser may visit Amtrak's Home Page on the World
     Wide Web (<http://www.amtrak.com/ >).  Amtrak's Capitol Route is an
     affordable and pleasant way to reach the Bay Area, but the trains do
     not run on time.  Make sure that you allow for plenty of time to reach
     your destination.

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End Document:

                The Davis, California USENET FAQ Part 2 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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