Welcome! Resources for new lab members

Lab things

You should add yourself to the lab members page with a pull request! Make sure to ask CTB to update the web site.

Employment advice

Make sure you sign up for UC Davis health care before the deadline.

On-campus resources

If you run into any personal or professional issues, please see:

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Davis-local resources

All things Davis - the Davis Wiki is a tremendous source of advice for the local area.

Buying a bike

You’ll probably want a bike to get around Davis.

Ken’s Bike & Ski has decent rentals and a good maintenance department - 650 G St.

B&L Bike Shop has great customer service - 610 3rd St.

Green Bicycle Depot seems to be cheaper and has pretty good customer service too.

Craigslist, Sacramento with keyword ‘Davis’ https://sacramento.craigslist.org/search/bik?query=davis

Once you have a bike, you might be interested in looking at the goBike program.


L street furniture has a large warehouse of decent used and reasonably priced pieces e.g. bookshelves for $20, desks for $30, chairs for $20 - 421 L St, Davis, CA 95616

Ikea - 700 Ikea Ct, West Sacramento, CA 95605

Craigslist, Sacramento with keyword ‘Davis’ - https://sacramento.craigslist.org/search/fuo?query=davis

Semi-official lab spots

The Beer Shoppe (G St) is recommended for beer aficionados.

California and surrounding environs

There’s tons of stuff to do locally. A small sampling, below.

Super local

Davis bike loop

Plainfield Station

Putah Creek (hiking area west of 113, note)

Day trips

Muir Beach and Stinson Beach are a bit north of San Francisco. Point Reyes and Bodega Bay are further up. All are lovely, with lots of day hikes and beaches and views and …

The Railroad Museum in Sacramento.

Monterey Bay Aquarium, Carmel, and Point Lobos are long day trips away, but wonderful.

Charles Schulz Museum in Santa Rosa.

Crocker Art Museum in Sacramento.

Gold Rush museums

Cal Academy of Sciences is great for kids and adults both.

Children’s Discovery Museum of San Jose

Longer trips

The whole California coast is amazing - it’s a nice full-day drive down the 101 and 1 to Los Angeles, through Big Sur.

Yosemite National Park is quite close, but you should at least do an overnight.

Lassen Volcanic National Park

Pinnacles National Park comes highly recommended.

The Redwoods! Go see the Redwoods! Redwood National Park, etc.