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King Hall Law School USENET FAQ Part 7 of 9

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              The King Hall Law School USENET FAQ Part 7 of 9
             Frequently Asked Questions at and about King Hall
                         (c) Copyright 1995 & 1996

                                    by

                           David F. Prenatt, Jr.
                          King Hall, 1995 Alumnus
                         U.C. Davis School of Law
                         University of California
                           Davis, CA 95616-5210

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


The King Hall Law School USENET FAQ (King Hall 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 King Hall USENET FAQ.
Furthermore, all versions of the King Hall 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 King Hall 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 promptly
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 King Hall Law School USENET FAQ Part 7 of 9
             Frequently Asked Questions at and about King Hall
             (c) Copyright 1995 & 1996 by David F. Prenatt, Jr.


5)  FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT LIFE AT U.C. DAVIS FROM MEMBERS OF THE
    KING HALL COMMUNITY.

     I have included general information about life at U.C. Davis in this
     section that is of special interest to members of the King Hall
     community.  For more complete information on U.C. Davis, see the U.C.
     Davis USENET FAQ (see Section 1.5 for information on how to obtain the
     U.C. Davis USENET FAQ).  Interested parties can also use the U.C.
     Davis Gopher (<gopher://gopher.ucdavis.edu/ >) or visit the U.C. Davis
     Home Page on the World Wide Web (<http://www.ucdavis.edu/ >).

5.1)  Where can I get something to eat on or near the U.C. Davis campus?

     There are two places to eat on campus that are within walking distance
     of the law school:  The Silo and the Coffee House (the Silo is a
     little closer to the law school than the Coffee House).

5.1.1)  What kind of food can I get at the Silo?

     There are several fast food restaurants at the Silo, and the Silo Pub
     serves a good sit-down lunch.

5.1.2)  What kind of food can I get at the Coffee House?

     The Coffee House has quite a variety of foods prepared the way you
     like them.

5.2)  What sort of activities are there on the U.C. Davis campus?

     Movies, plays, concerts, sporting events, etc.  See the U.C. Davis
     USENET FAQ for more information (see Section 1.5 for information on
     how to obtain the U.C. Davis USENET FAQ).

5.3)  SPECIAL EVENTS ON THE U.C. DAVIS CAMPUS.

5.3.1)  Picnic Day.

     Picnic Day is an annual day long festival that takes place at U.C.
     Davis on a Saturday during April.  Every department of the university
     participates and sponsors special events.  King Hall sponsors the
     Neumiller competition on Picnic Day which features oral arguments
     between the top two Moot Court teams from the year long Appellate
     Advocacy program.

5.3.2)  The Whole Earth Festival.

     The Whole Earth Festival, described by one ucd.life commentator as the
     "U.C. Davis Freak Show," is a week long event sponsored by the
     Experimental College.  It can best be described as a celebration of
     alternate lifestyles that centers around environmental awareness (for
     better or for worse).

6)  FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT LIFE IN DAVIS FROM THE MEMBERS OF THE
    KING HALL COMMUNITY.

     I have included general information about life in Davis that is of
     special interest to members of the King Hall community.  For more
     complete information about life in Davis, see the Davis USENET FAQ
     (see Section 1.5 for information on how to obtain the Davis USENET
     FAQ).

6.1)  How can I find a place to live in Davis?

     There is no shortage of housing in Davis whatsoever.  Just pick up a
     newspaper or the Housing Viewpoint which is distributed at various
     locations on campus.  However, keep in mind that Davis is a college
     town, so you must plan ahead.  One year leases that begin in the fall
     quarter are the standard, and prudent renters usually sign their
     leases a few months ahead of time in the spring rental season.  See
     the Davis USENET FAQ for more information (see Section 1.5 for
     information on how to obtain the Davis USENET FAQ).

6.2)  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 the Davis USENET FAQ for more
     information (see Section 1.5 for information on how to obtain the
     Davis USENET FAQ).

6.3)  What sort of entertainment is there in Davis?

     Quite a bit for such a small town.  Everything from pool halls/night
     clubs to live theatre.  See the Davis USENET FAQ for more information
     (see Section 1.5 for information on how to obtain the Davis USENET
     FAQ).

6.4)  What sort of transportation services are available in 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 out of town, you can take your own car
     (or rent one) or use Greyhound, Amtrak, or the nearby airport.
     Commuter services are also available.

6.4.1)  How far is the airport from Davis and how do I get there?

     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 do 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.

6.4.1.1)  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.

6.4.1.2)  Is there a shuttle service from Davis to the Sacramento
          Metropolitan Airport?

     Yes.  The Davis Airporter provides 24 hour service to the Sacramento
     Airport (reservations are required) at a discount for U.C. Davis
     students (proof of registration 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.]

6.4.1.3)  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/ >)].

6.4.2)  Are there any shuttle services for commuters from outlying areas?

     Yes.  The UCD/UCDMC Shuttle runs hourly between U.C. Davis and the
     U.C. Davis Medical Center in Sacramento Monday through Friday and the
     Intracampus Bus connects U.C. Davis and U.C. Berkeley.  Contact Fleet
     Services at 752-8287 for more information.  Reduced parking fees and
     preferential parking are available for carpools, and a number of other
     incentives are offered for those interested in other transportation
     options.  For more information, contact TAPS at (916)752-MILE or visit
     the TAPS office on Extension Center Dr.

6.4.3)  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.

6.5)  LOCAL DAVIS BUSINESSES.

6.5.1)  Is there an honest auto mechanic in Davis?

     Check the Davis USENET FAQ for more information (see Section 1.5 for
     information on how to obtain the Davis USENET FAQ).

6.5.2)  What banks serve the Davis area?

     In alphabetical order:  Bank of America, Business & Professional Bank,
     First Interstate Bank, First Northern Bank, Golden 1 Credit Union,
     Sacramento Savings Bank, University & State Employees Credit Union
     (USE <http://www.usecu.org/ >), Union Bank, U.S. Bank, Wells Fargo
     Bank (<http://www.wellsfargo.com/ >), World Savings and Loan
     Association, and Yolo Federal Credit Union.  IMHO, USE offers the most
     affordable and best range of banking services in Davis and elsewhere,
     and any U.C. Davis student or alumnus can join USE.

6.5.3)  Where can I find a bike shop in Davis?

     It is hard to avoid a bike shop in Davis.  There are over 2.1 bikes
     per person in Davis, and a corresponding number of bike shops.
     However, there are only two bike shops in Davis that are on the World
     Wide Web:

          Wheelworks (<http://www.dcn.davis.ca.us/~bicycles/ >)

          B & L Bike Shope (<http://virtual-markets.net/vme/blbike/ >)

6.6)  LOCAL POLITICS.

6.6.1)  Davis, California = No smoking zone.

     There is no smoking in Davis by city ordinance.  Not in any business
     establishment nor within 20 feet of any business establishment.  The
     only place you can smoke is in your own home.

6.6.2)  Davis, California = No snoring zone.

     There is no noise pollution in Davis by city ordinance.  This law was
     meant to prevent people from having a loud party, but the Davis Police
     department also enforced it against a woman whose neighbor complained
     that she snored too loud.  The case made national headlines.

6.6.3)  Davis, California = No malling zone.

     For years, citizens of Davis have resisted efforts by developers to
     build a shopping mall.  As a result, most people must travel to
     Woodland, Dixon, or Sacramento to find a department store.

6.7)  FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT THE SMALL COMMUNITIES NEIGHBORING
      DAVIS FROM MEMBERS OF THE KING HALL COMMUNITY.

     See the Davis USENET FAQ for information about the small communities
     neighboring Davis (see Section 1.5 for information on how to obtain
     the Davis USENET FAQ).

7)  FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT THE GREATER SACRAMENTO AREA FROM
    MEMBERS OF THE KING HALL COMMUNITY.

     I have provided general information in this section about the Greater
     Sacramento Area that is of special interest to the members of the King
     Hall community in the section below.  For more complete information,
     see the Sacramento USENET FAQ; see Section 1.5 for information on how
     to obtain the Sacramento USENET FAQ.

7.1)  What reasons would a member of the King Hall community have to visit
      the Greater Sacramento Area?

     Many members of the King Hall community live, work, shop, and play in
     Sacramento, the state capital, which is approximately 20 miles East of
     Davis on Interstate 80 (I-80).

7.2)  How do I get to Sacramento from U.C. Davis?

     Take I-80 East.  You will see the Sacramento skyline from miles away,
     but the freeway interchanges are somewhat confusing.  If you are going
     to downtown Sacramento, take Route 50/Business 80.  There will be a
     long transition road that goes over the Sacramento drawbridge into
     downtown Sacramento.  Alternatively, Yolobus provides one of the most
     reliable and convenient bus services that I have ever encountered.
     For Davis commuters, it is usually cheaper and faster than driving to
     Sacramento, especially when you factor in parking.

8)  FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT NORTHERN CALIFORNIA FROM MEMBERS OF
    THE KING HALL COMMUNITY.

     I have included general information in this section about Northern
     California that is of special interest to members of the King Hall
     community.  For more complete information about Northern California,
     please see the California USENET FAQ [currently under construction] or
     one of the FAQs mentioned in the subsections below.

8.1)  FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT WINE COUNTRY FROM MEMBERS OF THE
      KING HALL COMMUNITY.

8.1.1)  What reasons would a member of the King Hall community have to
        visit Wine Country?

     At least one member of the King Hall community lives in Wine Country,
     which is approximately 30 miles west of Davis (and another 30 miles to
     drive from one end to the other).  It is a popular destination for
     weekend excursions (i.e., shopping, wine tasting, etc.) because of its
     worldwide reputation as the most fertile ground for viticulture (i.e.,
     the cultivation of grapes).  But don't take my word for it when you
     can visit the Napa Valley Home Page on the World Wide Web.

          <http://www.freerun.com/ >


8.1.2)  How do I get to Wine Country from Davis?

     Go West on I-80; exit at Route 12 West.  After that, you will have to
     make a decision as to what your final destination will be.  If it's
     your first trip to the Wine Country, I suggest that you tour the Napa
     Valley.
          Take Route 29 North all the way north to Calistoga and work your
     way back down South.  This will take you through the heart of the Napa
     Valley.  You may wish to visit the following local attractions on your
     way south from Calistoga:

          *    Calistoga Springs:  The name Calistoga has an interesting
               etymology.  It was a spoonerism of a 19th Century visitor to
               the mineral baths in the area who meant to say that the
               region would someday be known as the Saratoga Springs of
               California.  It came out something like, "Calistoga Springs
               of Sarifornia."

          *    Sterling Vineyards:  The major attraction at Sterling is the
               aerial tram (the complimentary wine tasting is at best
               mediocre; if you want taste some good wine at Sterling, you
               will have to pay to taste their private reserves).

          *    Beaulieu ["bowl-lou"] Vineyards (BV):  Of all the vineyards
               that I have visited in the Napa Valley, BV gives by far the
               best reception to visitors.  And as far as complimentary
               wine tasting goes, BV's Cabernet Sauvignon is consistently
               the best; BV's private reserves will please even the most
               discriminating palette.

     For those of you who have unlimited funds, you may wish to make
     reservations on the Wine Train.  While many local residents consider
     the Wine Train a nuisance, the Wine Train is probably the best way for
     visitors to see the entire Napa Valley in one day.

8.2)  FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT THE SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA FROM
      MEMBERS OF THE KING HALL COMMUNITY.

     I have provided information about the San Francisco Bay Area that is
     of special interest to the members of the King Hall community in this
     section.  For more complete information on the San Francisco Bay Area,
     see the San Francisco Bay Area USENET FAQ (see Section 1.5 for
     information on how to obtain the San Francisco Bay Area USENET FAQ).

8.2.1)  What reasons would a member of the King Hall community have to
        visit the San Francisco Bay Area?

     A large cross-section of the King Hall community lives and works in
     the San Francisco Bay Area, which is approximately 80 miles southwest
     of Davis.  Unlike the small town of Davis, the San Francisco Bay Area
     is the most well established metropolitan area on the West Coast.
     Smaller in size and population than the Los Angeles metropolitan area
     and Southern California, the San Francisco Bay Area has a worldwide
     reputation in fine arts and culture.

8.2.2)  How do I get to the San Francisco Bay Area from Davis?

     Take I-80 West.  It will take you to downtown San Francisco.  Be sure
     to bring along a few dollar bills and/or quarters to pay for tolls and
     parking, and get good directions on how to reach your ultimate
     destination in the San Francisco Bay Area.

8.3)  FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT LAKE TAHOE FROM MEMBERS OF THE KING
      HALL COMMUNITY.

8.3.1)  What reasons would a member of the King Hall community have for
        visiting Lake Tahoe?

     Lake Tahoe, which is situated on the border of California and Nevada
     about 100 miles east of Davis, is one of the most popular recreational
     spots for King Hall students.

8.3.2)  How do I get to Lake Tahoe from U.C. Davis?

     Take I-80 East to the 50/Business 80 Route; stay on Route 50.  You
     can't miss Lake Tahoe.

8.4)  FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT MISCELLANEOUS LOCATIONS IN THE
      NORTHERN CALIFORNIA AREA BY MEMBERS OF THE KING HALL COMMUNITY.

8.4.1)  Are there any other places of interest in Northern California
        besides the ones you have listed?

     Yes.  Northern California has many educational, commercial, and
     recreational centers that members of the King Hall community
     frequently visit.  For instance, California State University, Chico to
     the North and the Redwood Coast to the East.

8.4.2)  How can I get more information on these other places of interest?

     See the California USENET FAQ [currently under construction].

9)  FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT LIFE IN CALIFORNIA FROM MEMBERS OF THE
    KING HALL COMMUNITY.

     I have included general information in this section about California
     that is of special interest to the members of the King Hall community.
     For more complete information, please see the California USENET FAQ
     [currently under construction].

9.1)  How do I become a California resident?

     See the current U.C. Davis General Catalog for information on
     California residency.  California residents enjoy a cheaper education
     at U.C. Davis than out of state residents, and most of the students at
     Davis are California residents.

9.2)  What places of interest are there in California?

     See the California USENET FAQ [currently under construction] for more
     information on places of interest in California.

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              The King Hall Law School USENET FAQ Part 7 of 9
             Frequently Asked Questions at and about King Hall
                         (c) Copyright 1995 & 1996

                                    by

                           David F. Prenatt, Jr.
                          King Hall, 1995 Alumnus
                         U.C. Davis School of Law
                         University of California
                           Davis, CA 95616-5210

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

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