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The Sacramento, California USENET FAQ Part 3 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 3 of 6 Frequently Asked Questions about Sacramento, California (c) Copyright 1995 & 1996 by David F. Prenatt, Jr. 3) FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT LIVING IN SACRAMENTO. For more information about living in Sacramento, visit the various Sacramento Home Pages on the World Wide Web (note the plural): <http://www.sna.com/access/sacramento > <http://banzai.neosoft.com/citylink/sacramento/default.html > <http://www.sacto.org/ > 3.1) HOUSING IN SACRAMENTO. 3.1.1) Rental Housing. [Rev] Readers with a web browser may visit the Rent-One Online Apartment Rental Guide on the World Wide Web (<http://www.rent-one.com/ >) for a complete list of apartments for rent in the Sacramento area. 3.1.2) Residential Real Estate. [Rev] Readers with a web browser may visit the Sacramento Real Estate Buyer's Guide on the World Wide Web (<http://www.sacweb.com/realty >) for information on residential real estate in the Sacramento area. 3.1.3) Neighborhood Associations. [Rev] Readers with a web browser may visit the following URLs for information about Neighborhood Associations in the Sacramento area: Area 1 (<http://www.sacto.org/area1a.html>) Area 2 (<http://www.sacto.org/area2a.html>) Area 3 (<http://www.sacto.org/area3a.html>) Area 4 (<http://www.sacto.org/area4a.html>) Area 5 (<http://www.sacto.org/area5a.html>) 3.2) COMMERCIAL SERVICES FOR SACRAMENTO RESIDENTS. [Rev] There are several shopping malls in Sacramento. I have listed some of the larger ones here. * Arden Fair, 1689 Arden Way (West of Interstate 80). * Downtown Plaza (between 4th and 7th; J and L). * Florin Mall, 6117 Florin Rd. * Country Club Plaza. * Sunrise Mall (Sunrise Blvd & Greenback Lane) For more information on commercial services for Sacramento residents, visit the following URLs: Where to Shop in Sacramento <http://banzai.neosoft.com/citylink/sacramento/sacshop.html > River City Small Business Chamber of Commerce <http://www.sactonet.org/ > Sacramento Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce <http://www.metrochamber.org/ > 3.3) GOVERNMENT SERVICES IN SACRAMENTO. Please note that the subject matter of this section on government services in Sacramento overlaps with Section 4 which covers the topic of Politics in Sacramento. 3.3.1) CITY GOVERNMENT SERVICES. For city government services not listed here, readers with a web browser may visit the Sacramento City Departments Home Page on the World Wide Web (<http://www.sacto.org/depts.html >). 3.3.1.1) The Sacramento Police Department. The Sacramento Police Department has a Home Page on the World Wide Web (<http://www.quiknet.com/~spdcau/ >). Information available includes crime statistics (using "clickable" maps), neighborhood crime alerts, reward information for wanted persons (with photos), crime prevention tips, home protection tips, a personal crime risk-assessment test, fraud prevention information, etc. Near-future plans include providing most of the information in Spanish, more detailed listings of crime statistics (according to neighborhoods), etc. For more information, contact Bill Taylor at the Crime Analysis Unit of the Sacramento Police Department (<mailto:spdcau@quiknet.com >). 3.3.1.2) The Sacramento Court System. Readers with a web browser may visit the Sacramento Court System on the World Wide Web (<http://www.sna.com/courts/ >). I highly recommend this URL to anyone who has official court business. 3.3.1.3) Neighborhood Area Managers. [Rev] Readers with a web browser may visit the following URLs for information on Neighborhood Area Managers in Sacramento: Area 1 (<http://www.sacto.org/area1.html>) Area 2 (<http://www.sacto.org/area2.html>) Area 3 (<http://www.sacto.org/area3.html>) Area 4 (<http://www.sacto.org/area4.html>) Area 5 (<http://www.sacto.org/area5.html>) 3.3.1.4) The Sacramento Public Library. [Rev] The Sacramento Public Library has over a dozen branches, with the main branch downtown at 828 I St, (916)440-5105. Readers with a web browser may visit the Sacramento Public Library on the World Wide Web (<http://www.sna.com/saclib/ >). 3.3.2) COUNTY GOVERNMENT SERVICES. 3.3.2.1) Voter Registration. For information on voter registration, contact the Sacramento Registrar of Voters at (916)366-2051 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] The following DMV field offices are open 8am-5pm Monday through Friday (until 6:30pm on Thursday). Call for an appointment. Carmichael (916)574-2021 Florin Center (916)393-1837 5209 North Ave 7226 Florin Mall Dr Folsom (916)983-0121 Sacramento (916)657-7669 323 East Bidwell 4700 Broadway 3.3.3.2) [Miscellaneous sections are currently under construction.] 3.3.4) FEDERAL GOVERNMENT SERVICES. [Rev] While Sacramento is the state capital of California, most of the federal government services for Sacramento are located in the San Francisco Bay Area or Washington D.C. Sacramento's Eastern District Federal Court on the Capitol Mall (aka Camp Kazinski) is one notable exception. For federal government services that are not listed in this section, check the phone book. Readers with a web browser may visit the FedWorld Information Network Home Page on the World Wide Web (<http://www.fedworld.gov/ >). 3.3.4.1) [Deleted] 3.3.4.2) [Deleted] 3.4) TRANSPORTATION IN SACRAMENTO. 3.4.1) Regional Transit. Regional Transit provides a host of transportation options for local Sacramento commuters. For more information, contact Regional Transit at (916)321-2877. 3.4.2) Taxi and Limousine Services. [Rev] Given the choice between taxis and limousines in Sacramento, the price is about the same. I strongly recommend that you check current pricing before calling for a taxi. Flat rates are usually available to and from the Sacramento Municipal Airport. * Shamrock AeroLimo Taxi (916)456-2222 * Yellow Cab (916)444-2222; TDD(916)444-9650 * DC Cab (916)923-2121; Greyhound Taxi (916)929-2121 3.4.3) Are there any shuttle services for Sacramento commuters to distant outlying areas? Regional Transit (in cooperation with other transit companies) provides some of the most reliable and convenient shuttle services for Sacramento commuters. For more information, contact Regional Transit at (916)321-2877. 3.5) SACRAMENTO MEDIA. 3.5.1) Radio and Television Stations. [Rev] Radio and television stations in Sacramento typically serve the Sacramento, Stockton, and Modesto areas. In this section, I have listed those stations in the Sacramento area that maintain a presence on the Internet. On occasion, Mike Ward (<mailto:mward@crl.com >) posts a list of Sacramento Radio and TV stations to sac.general (<news:sac.general >), generated from his World Wide Web Home Page (<http://www.crl.com/~mward/sacrlist.html >). For information that is not listed here, please contact Mike Ward at the URLs listed above. Sacramento television stations/shows on the World Wide Web: * KCRA TV Channel 3 NBC Sacramento -- NBC Home Page (<http://www.nbc.com/ >) Channels 3 & 58 in Sacramento share personnel and broadcasting facilities, which tends to create a certain amount of confusion. * KVIE TV Channel 6 PBS Sacramento -- PBS ONLINE (<http://www.pbs.org/ >) The Corporation for Public Broadcasting Home Page <http://sara.cpb.org > * KXTV TV Channel 10 (<http://www.kxtv10.com/ >) ABC Sacramento E-mail (<mailto:kxtv@calweb.com >) * KOVR TV Channel 13 (<http://www.kovr.com/ >) CBS Sacramento -- CBS Home Page (<http://www.cbs.com/ >) * Community Cable Channels 17 & 18 (<http://www.sna.com/access.html >). * KTXL TV Channel 40 Fox Sacramento Fox World Home Page (<http://www.foxworld.com/ >) * KQCA TV Channel 58 UPN Sacramento Paramount Home Page (<http://www.paramount.com/ >). Channels 3 & 58 in Sacramento share personnel and broadcasting facilities, which tends to create a certain amount of confusion. Sacramento radio stations on the World Wide Web: * Cable Radio KCBL 88.7 & KRFS 89.9 (<http://www.sna.com/access/cableradio.html >) * KYMX (<http://www.kymx.com/ >) * KGBY 92.5FM (<http://www.y92.com/ >) * KRXQ 93.7FM (<http://www.93rock.com/ >) * The Eagle/KSEG (<http://www.eagle.com/ >) E-mail (<mailto:eagle@prodigy.com >) * KWOD 106.5 (<http://www.kwod.com/ >) * KPBK 1530AM (<http://www.kfbk.com/ >) In San Francisco: * KQED Channel (<http://www.kqed.org >) * National Public Radio (<http://www.npr.org >) Broadcast television and radio in the Sacramento area are supplemented by Sacramento Cable. For more information, contact Sacramento Cable at (916)927-5620. 3.5.2) Newspapers and Magazines. The list below is far from exhaustive: * The Sacramento Bee. <http://www.sna.com/sacbedit/index.html > * Sacramento Magazine. * The Sacramento News & Review: This free weekly publication is a unique blend of commercialism and a free press. Its format is similar to that of other free weekly publications in other major cities that share many of its syndicated cartoon strips and other special features. 3.6) RELIGIOUS AND SECULAR COMMUNITY ORGANIZATIONS IN SACRAMENTO. The only discussion that I have seen about religious and secular community organizations on the Sacramento USENET was that inspired by Joshua Lurie-Turrell's request for a recommendation for a local synagogue. On September 20, 1995, Larry Hiner offered the following recommendation (Message-ID: <43q84u$cbq@news-e1a.megaweb.com>): There's a synagogue in South Land Park where I attended a friend's Bas Mitzvah (pardon any ignorant spelling errors on the part of this Roman Catholic). From what I understand, they're a fairly moderate to progressive congregation, and I think it may be on or near a bus route -- it's very close to I-5. I'm sorry I don't have the name, but this may provide a starting point for you. And on September 23, 1995, RH (rhoz@sna.com) queried in response to Mr. Lurie-Turrell (Message-ID: <4415a5$r13@tweety.sna.com>): Have you been to Cong. B'Nai Israel at 3600 Riverside Drive (near Land Park)? The few times I've been there I have enjoyed it.. people are very friendly to newcomers. They recently got a new rabbi who I don't know, but their old one was very active in the Sac. community too. I think he retired. As more information about other religious and secular community organizations in Sacramento becomes available to me via the USENET, I will include it here. 4) POLITICS IN SACRAMENTO. [Rev] The City of Sacramento is located in Sacramento County and is the capital of the state of California; readers with a web browser may visit the Sacramento City Government Home Page on the World Wide Web (<http://www.sacto.org/govt.html >). Like all of the other 58 California counties, Sacramento is an administrative subdivision of the state government and is governed by a board of supervisors. In addition to the city of Sacramento, the county of Sacramento contains the cities of Folsom (<http://www.maricle.com/folsom>), Galt, and Isleton. 4.1) CITY GOVERNMENT. The cities of Sacramento and Folsom have a pluralistic political structure within the County of Sacramento. For reasons that defy rational explanation, the City of West Sacramento is often considered a part of the County of Sacramento, but it is actually located in Yolo County, west of Sacramento County. For more information about West Sacramento, see the Yolo County USENET FAQ; see Section 1.5 for information on how to obtain the Yolo County USENET FAQ. 4.1.1) Who are the elected officials in the City of Sacramento and how can I reach them? To obtain the information listed below, readers with a web browser may visit the Sacramento Mayor/Council Office on the World Wide Web (<http://www.sacto.org/council.html >). The Sacramento City Hall houses the offices of the elected officials of the city government in Sacramento: Sacramento City Hall 915 I St Sacramento, CA 95814 The individual members of the Sacramento City Council can be reached at City Hall: * The Honorable Joe Serna, Mayor of Sacramento (916)264-5300 <http://www.sacto.org/mayor.html > * The Honorable Heather Fargo, Councilmember District 1 (916)264-7001 <http://www.sacto.org/hfargo.html > * The Honorable Robert Kerth, Vice Mayor of Sacramento/ Councilmember District 2 (916)264-7002 <http://www.sacto.org/kerth.html > * The Honorable Steven Cohn, Councilmember District 3 (916)264-7003 <http://www.sacto.org/cohn.html > * The Honorable Jimmie Yee, Councilmember District 4 (916)264-7004 <http://www.sacto.org/yee.html > * The Honorable Deborah V. Ortiz, Councilmember District 5 (916)264-7005 <http://www.sacto.org/ortiz.html > * The Honorable Darrell Steinberg, Councilmember District 6 (916)264-7006 <http://www.sacto.org/darrell.html > * The Honorable Robbie Waters, Councilmember District 7 (916)264-7007 <http://www.sacto.org/waters.html > * The Honorable Samuel Pannell, Councilmember District 8 (916)264-7008 <http://www.sacto.org/pannell.html > 4.1.2) Who are the elected officials in the City of Folsom and how can I reach them? [Rev] Readers with a web browser may visit the Folsom City Council Home Page on the World Wide Web (<http://www.maricle.com/folsom/council.html >). 4.1.3) Who are the elected officials in the City of Galt and how can I reach them? [New] [This section is currently under construction.] 4.1.4) Who are the elected officials in the City of Isleton and how can I reach them? [New] [This section is currently under construction.] 4.2) COUNTY GOVERNMENT. [Rev] Readers with a web browser may visit the Sacramento County Home Page on the World Wide Web (<http://www.co.sacramento.ca.us/ >). 4.2.1) Who are the elected officials for Sacramento County and how can I reach them? [Rev] The County of Sacramento is governed by a Board of Supervisors. Offices for the Sacramento County Board of Supervisors are located at: Sacramento County Offices 700 H St, Rm 2450 Sacramento, CA 95814 The individual members of the Sacramento County Board of Supervisors can be reached at the Sacramento County Offices: * The Honorable Roger Dickerson, District 1 (916)440-5485 * The Honorable Illa Collin, District 2 (916)440-5481 * The Honorable Muriel Johnson, District 3 (916)440-5471 * The Honorable Dave Cox, District 4 (916)440-5491 * The Honorable Don Nottoli, District 5 (916)440-5465 4.2.2) [Miscellaneous sections currently under construction.] 4.3) STATE GOVERNMENT. [Rev] The California State Government is comprised of the legislature (composed of the state senate and the state assembly) and the Office of the Governor. The legislative representatives for the Sacramento area are: * The Honorable Maurice Johannessen, State Senator for the 4th District <http://www.sen.ca.gov/htbin/senator_profile/johannessen/ > DISTRICT OFFICE SACRAMENTO OFFICE 410 Hemsted Dr, Ste 200 State Capitol, Rm 4082 Redding, CA 96002 Sacramento, CA 95814 (916)458-4161 (916)445-3353 <mailto:Senator.Johannessen@sen.ca.gov > * The Honorable Patrick Johnston, State Senator for the 5th District <http://www.sen.ca.gov/htbin/senator_profile/johnston/ > DISTRICT OFFICE SACRAMENTO OFFICE 31 E. Channel St. Rm 440 State Capitol Rm 4035 Stockton, CA 95202 Sacramento, CA 95814 (209)948-7930 (916)445-2407 <mailto:Senator.Johnston@sen.ca.gov > * The Honorable Leroy F. Greene, State Senator for the 6th District <http://www.sen.ca.gov/htbin/senator_profile/greene/ > DISTRICT OFFICE SACRAMENTO OFFICE P.O. Box 254646 State Capitol Rm 2082 Sacramento, CA 95865 Sacramento, CA 95814 (916)481-6540 (916)445-7807 <mailto:Senator.Greene@sen.ca.gov > * The Honorable Thomas M. Hannigan, State Assembly Representative for the 8th District: <http://www.assembly.ca.gov/district/a08/a08.htm > DISTRICT OFFICE SACRAMENTO OFFICE 844 Union Ave, Ste A State Capitol, Rm 3104 Fairfield, CA 94533 Sacramento, CA 94533 (707)429-2383 (916)445-8368 <mailto:Tom.Hannigan@assembly.ca.gov > * The Honorable Barbara Alby, State Assembly Representative for the 5th District <http://www.assembly.ca.gov/district/a05/a05.htm > DISTRICT OFFICE SACRAMENTO OFFICE 4811 Chippendale Dr, Ste 501 State Capitol Rm 4116 Sacramento, CA 95841 Sacramento, CA 95814 (916)349-1995 (916)445-4445 [What!? No e-mail address!?] * The Honorable Phillip Isenberg, State Assembly Representativ for the 9th District <http://www.assembly.ca.gov/district/a09/a09.htm > DISTRICT OFFICE SACRAMENTO OFFICE 1215 15th St, Suite 102 State Capitol Rm 6005 Sacramento, CA 95814 Sacramento, CA 95814 (916)324-4676 (916)445-1611 [What!? No e-mail address!?] * The Honorable Larry Bowler, State Assembly Representative for the 10th District <http://www.assembly.ca.gov/district/a10/a10.htm > DISTRICT OFFICE SACRAMENTO OFFICE 10370 Old Placerville Rd, State Capitol, Suite 106 Rm 3147 Sacramento, CA 95827 Sacramento, CA 95814 (916)362-4161 (916)445-2931 <mailto:Larry.Bwler@assembly.ca.gov > The Honorable Pete Wilson, Governor of California can be reached at the State Capitol (<http://www.ca.gov/gov/governer.html> ): Office of Governor Wilson State Capital Building Sacramento, CA 95814 (916)445-2841; FAX 445-4633 [What!? No e-mail address!?] 4.4) FEDERAL GOVERNMENT. [Rev] Elected representatives in the federal government of the United States serve in the Congress (comprised of the United States Senate and the House of Representatives) and the Office of the President. The federal representatives for the City and County of Sacramento, California in the United States Congress are: * The Honorable Diane Feinstein, United States Senator for the State of California (<http://www.senate.gov/~feinstein/ >) DISTRICT OFFICE WASHINGTON D.C. OFFICE 1700 Montgomery St., Ste 305 331 Hart Building San Francisco, CA 94111 Washington, DC 20510 (415)249-4777 (202)224-3841 <mailto:senator@feinstein.senate.gov > * The Honorable Barbara Boxer, United States Senator for the State of California (<http://www.senate.gov/~boxer/ >) DISTRICT OFFICE WASHINGTON D.C. OFFICE 1700 Montgomery St., Ste 240 112 Hart Building San Francisco, CA 94111 Washington, DC 20510 (415)403-0100 (202)224-3353 <mailto:Senator@Boxer.Senate.Gov > * The Honorable Vic Fazio, House Representative for the 3rd Congressional District of California DISTRICT OFFICE WASHINGTON D.C. OFFICE 772-B Main St. 2113 Rayburn Building Woodland, CA 95695 Washington, D.C. 20515 (916)666-5521;(800)324-3925 (202)225-5716 <mailto:dcaucus@hr.house.gov > * The Honorable John Doolittle, House Representative for the 4th Congressional District of California DISTRICT OFFICE WASHINGTON D.C. OFFICE 2130 Professional Dr, 1226 Longworth House Suite 190 Office Bldg Roseville, CA 95814 Washington, DC 20515 (916)978-4381 (202)225-2511 * The Honorable Robert T. Matsui, House Representative for the 5th Congressional District of California DISTRICT OFFICE WASHINGTON D.C. OFFICE 650 Capitol Mall, Suite 8058 2311 Rayburn House Office Bldg Sacramento, CA 95814 Washington, DC 20515 (916)551-2846 (202)225-7163 * The Honorable Richard Pombo, House Represenative for the 11th Congressional District of California DISTRICT OFFICE WASHINGTON D.C. OFFICE 2231 W. March Ln, 1226 Longworth House Suite 205 Office Bldg Stockton, CA 95207 Washington, DC 20515 (209)951-3091 (202)225-1947 The Honorable Bill Clinton (<mailto:president@whitehouse.gov >), President of the United States (whose present term expires in January of 1997 and who is eligible for re-election in November of 1996) can be reached at: 1600 Pennsylvania Ave, NW Washington, DC 20500 (202)456-1414 The Honorable Albert Gore (<mailto:vice.president@whitehouse.gov >), Vice-President of the United States (whose present term expires in January 1997 and who is eligible for re-election in November of 1996) can be reached at the same address and phone number as President Clinton. Readers with a web browser may visit the White House Home Page on the World Wide Web (<http://www.whitehouse.gov/ >) - - - - - End Document: The Sacramento, California USENET FAQ Part 3 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/part4.html > - - - - -