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The Sacramento, California USENET FAQ Part 1 of 6 Frequently Asked Questions about Sacramento, California (c) Copyright 1995 & 1996 by David F. Prenatt, Jr. Internet Esquire(sm) P.O. Box 74632 Davis, CA 95617-5632 <http://www.dcn.davis.ca.us/~netesq/ > <mailto:NetEsq@dcn.davis.ca.us > The Sacramento, California USENET FAQ (Sacramento 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 for anyone through the publication of the Sacramento USENET FAQ. Furthermore, all versions of the Sacramento 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 Sacramento 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. Permission to reproduce any version of this FAQ may be revoked by me at any time. - - - - - The Sacramento, California USENET FAQ Part 1 of 6 Frequently Asked Questions about Sacramento, 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 inquiries that I receive about Sacramento 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 and which is located on the outskirts of Sacramento. However, I do not speak for U.C. Davis, King Hall, the administrators of the sac.* or sacramento.* newsgroups or anyone else. My opinions are my own. 0.3) What information is contained in this FAQ? This FAQ contains information on items of general interest at and about Sacramento, California that I think might be useful to the readers of this FAQ (i.e., "Things I'd Like to Share" or "TILTS"). However, I assume no obligation for anyone through the publication of this FAQ. 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 my knowledge if 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 any information contained in any version of this FAQ can be revoked at any time. If you have any doubts about whether your use of this FAQ is legally permissible, you should consult an attorney. - - - - - The Sacramento, California USENET FAQ Part 1 of 6 Frequently Asked Questions about Sacramento, 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 and the *.answers team for contributions to the format of this FAQ and for making this FAQ available on the USENET newsgroup news.answers (<news:news.answers >). In addition, the following individuals helped make the Sacramento USENET FAQ possible: * Russ Hersch, author of FAQs about FAQs, who inspired me to write my own 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. - - - - - The Sacramento, California USENET FAQ Part 1 of 6 Frequently Asked Questions about Sacramento, California (c) Copyright 1995 & 1996 by David F. Prenatt, Jr. TABLE OF CONTENTS * Part One * <http://www.dcn.davis.ca.us/~netesq/USENET-FAQs/yolo/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 * <http://www.dcn.davis.ca.us/~netesq/USENET-FAQs/sac/part2.html > 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? [Rev] 1.5) Are there any other FAQs available by the author of this FAQ? [Rev] 2) FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT VISITING SACRAMENTO. 2.1) What reasons would someone have for visiting Sacramento? 2.2) Where is Sacramento and how do I get there? 2.3) Where can I get something to eat in Sacramento? 2.4) Where can I find lodging in Sacramento? 2.5) What sort of recreation and entertainment is available for visitors to Sacramento? 2.6) What sort of transportation services are available to and from Sacramento? 2.6.1) How far is the Sacramento Metropolitan Airport from Sacramento and how do I get there? 2.6.1.1) Where should I park at the Sacramento Metropolitan Airport? 2.6.1.2) Is there airport shuttle service at the Sacramento Metropolitan Airport? 2.6.1.3) Where can I get more information about the Sacramento Metropolitan Airport? 2.6.2) Amtrak. [Rev] 2.6.3) Greyhound. 2.6.4) Are there any commuter services to distant outlying areas in Sacramento? * Part Three * <http://www.dcn.davis.ca.us/~netesq/USENET-FAQs/sac/part3.html > 3) FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT LIVING IN SACRAMENTO. 3.1) HOUSING IN SACRAMENTO. 3.1.1) Rental Housing. [Rev] 3.1.2) Residential Real Estate. [Rev] 3.1.3) Neighborhood Associations. [Rev] 3.2) COMMERCIAL SERVICES FOR SACRAMENTO RESIDENTS. [Rev] 3.3) GOVERNMENT SERVICES IN SACRAMENTO. 3.3.1) CITY GOVERNMENT SERVICES. 3.3.1.1) The Sacramento Police Department. 3.3.1.2) The Sacramento Court System. 3.3.1.3) Neighborhood Area Managers. [Rev] 3.3.1.4) The Sacramento Public Library. [Rev] 3.3.2) COUNTY GOVERNMENT SERVICES. 3.3.2.1) Voter Registration. 3.3.2.2) [Miscellaneous sections currently under construction.] 3.3.3) STATE GOVERNMENT SERVICES. 3.3.3.1) Where is the Department of Motor Vehicles located in Sacramento and what are its hours of operation? [Rev] 3.3.3.2) [Miscellaneous sections are currently under construction.] 3.3.4) FEDERAL GOVERNMENT SERVICES. [Rev] 3.3.4.1) [Deleted] 3.3.4.2) [Deleted] 3.4) TRANSPORTATION IN SACRAMENTO. 3.4.1) Regional Transit. 3.4.2) Taxi and Limousine Services. [Rev] 3.4.3) Are there any shuttle services for Sacramento commuters to distant outlying areas? 3.5) SACRAMENTO MEDIA. 3.5.1) Radio and Television Stations. [Rev] 3.5.2) Newspapers and Magazines. 3.6) RELIGIOUS AND SECULAR COMMUNITY ORGANIZATIONS IN SACRAMENTO. 4) POLITICS IN SACRAMENTO. [Rev] 4.1) CITY GOVERNMENT. 4.1.1) Who are the elected officials in the City of Sacramento and how can I reach them? 4.1.2) Who are the elected officials in the City of Folsom and how can I reach them? [Rev] 4.1.3) Who are the elected officials in the City of Galt and how can I reach them? [New] 4.1.4) Who are the elected officials in the City of Isleton and how can I reach them? [New] 4.2) COUNTY GOVERNMENT. [Rev] 4.2.1) Who are the elected officials for Sacramento County and how can I reach them? [Rev] 4.2.2) [Miscellaneous sections currently under construction.] 4.3) STATE GOVERNMENT. [Rev] 4.4) FEDERAL GOVERNMENT. [Rev] * Part Four * <http://www.dcn.davis.ca.us/~netesq/USENET-FAQs/sac/part4.html > 5) RECREATION AND ENTERTAINMENT IN SACRAMENTO. 5.1) What kinds of recreation and entertainment are there in Sacramento? [Rev] 5.2) What kinds of restaurants are there in Sacramento? [Rev] 5.2.1) Personal Favorites. [Rev] 5.2.2) Recommendations from the Sacramento USENET. 5.3) What kinds of landmarks and museums are there in Sacramento? 5.3.1) Old Sacramento. 5.3.2) Other Museums and Landmarks. 5.4) What kind of cultural activities are there in Sacramento? [Rev] 5.5) What kind of sporting events are there in the Sacramento Area? [Rev] 5.6) Are there any other special events that take place in Sacramento? [Rev] 5.7) What other local attractions are there in Sacramento? 5.7.1) Guinness Stout and Other Things Irish. 5.7.2) [Miscellaneous sections currently under construction.] 5.8) The Geography of Sacramento. [Rev] 5.9) Sacramento Weather. [New] * Part Five * <http://www.dcn.davis.ca.us/~netesq/USENET-FAQs/yolo/part5.html > 6) EDUCATION IN SACRAMENTO. 6.1) EDUCATION FOR CHILDREN IN SACRAMENTO. 6.1.1) Sacramento Public Schools. [Rev] 6.1.2) Private Schools for Children in Sacramento. [Rev] 6.2) EDUCATION FOR ADULTS IN SACRAMENTO. 6.2.1) CONTINUING EDUCATION. 6.2.2) TRADE SCHOOLS. 6.2.3) JUNIOR COLLEGES (JCs). [Rev] 6.2.4) FOUR YEAR COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES. 6.2.4.1) State Colleges and Universities. [Rev] 6.2.4.2) Private Colleges and Universities. 6.2.5) PROFESSIONAL SCHOOLS. [Rev] 7) THE HISTORY OF SACRAMENTO. 7.1) The Aboriginal Inhabitants of Sacramento. 7.2) Spanish and Mexican Occupation. 7.3) The Gold Rush. 7.4) After the Gold Rush. 7.5) The Twentieth Century. 8) FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT OTHER NORTHERN CALIFORNIA COMMUNITIES FROM VISITORS AND RESIDENTS OF SACRAMENTO. 8.1) Lake Tahoe. [Rev] 8.2) Modesto. [Rev] 8.3) Stockton. [Rev] 8.4) Yosemite. [Rev] 9) FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT CALIFORNIA FROM VISITORS AND RESIDENTS OF SACRAMENTO. 10) FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT COMPUTERS AND LIFE ON THE INTERNET FROM MEMBERS OF THE SACRAMENTO COMMUNITY. 10.1) BASIC QUESTIONS ABOUT COMPUTERS. 10.1.1) Why should I use a computer? 10.1.1.1) Do I really need to use a computer? 10.1.1.2) Isn't it difficult to learn how to use a computer? 10.1.1.3) How can I get the computer training that I need? 10.1.1.4) What practical uses would I have for a computer? 10.1.2) Do I need my own computer? 10.1.2.1) What kind of a computer should I buy? 10.1.2.1.1) What is the difference between a Macintosh(r) and an IBM/IBM Clone (PC)? 10.1.2.1.2) What is an IBM clone? 10.1.2.2) What kind of features should I have on a computer? 10.1.2.3) What kind of accessories should I get on my computer? * Part Six * <http://www.dcn.davis.ca.us/~netesq/USENET-FAQs/sac/part6.html > 10.2) What is the Internet? 10.2.1) How can I obtain access to the Internet? [Rev] 10.2.1.1) How do I telnet from a computer system that has telnet capabilities? 10.2.1.2) How do I obtain access to the Internet from my home computer? 10.2.2) How do I communicate with other people on the Internet? 10.2.2.1) Are there any rules for using e-mail and the USENET newsgroups. 10.2.2.2) What is the difference between e-mail and the USENET newsgroups? 10.2.2.2.1) How do I use e-mail? 10.2.2.2.2) How do I use the USENET newsgroups? 10.2.2.2.2.1) How many USENET newsgroups are there? 10.2.2.2.2.2) How do I figure out which newsgroups I want to read? 10.2.2.2.2.3) What regional domains are available from the Sacramento USENET? 10.2.2.2.2.3.1) What newsgroups are available in the sac.* and sacramento.* USENET domain? 10.2.2.2.2.3.2) What regional USENET domains are available for communities near Sacramento? 10.2.2.2.3) How do I use the IRC? 10.2.2.3) How do I access the World Wide Web? 10.2.2.3.1) How do I use lynx? 10.2.2.3.2) How do I use Netscape? 10.2.3) What resources are available over the Internet? 10.2.3.1) What is ftp and how does it work? 10.2.3.1.1) How do I use anonymous ftp? 10.2.3.1.2) How do I use privileged ftp? 10.2.3.1.3) How do I obtain ftp files by e-mail request? 10.2.3.2) How can I find out what information is available via ftp? 10.2.3.3) How do I transfer files to and from my personal computer and my Internet account? [New] 10.2.4) LOCAL LEGENDS ON THE SACRAMENTO USENET. 11) REVISIONS FOR FUTURE VERSIONS OF THE SACRAMENTO USENET FAQ. 11.1) CHANGES IN THIS VERSION OF THE SACRAMENTO USENET FAQ FROM PREVIOUS VERSIONS. 11.2) CHANGES THAT WILL TAKE PLACE IN FUTURE VERSIONS OF THIS FAQ. - - - - - End Document: The Sacramento, California USENET FAQ Part 1 of 6 Frequently Asked Questions about Sacramento, California (c) Copyright 1995 & 1996 by David F. Prenatt, Jr. Internet Esquire(sm) P.O. Box 74632 Davis, CA 95617-5632 <http://www.dcn.davis.ca.us/~netesq/ > <mailto:NetEsq@dcn.davis.ca.us > Link to next document: <http://www.dcn.davis.ca.us/~netesq/USENET-FAQs/sac/part2.html > - - - - -