Welcome! Resources for new lab members¶
You should add yourself to the lab members page with a pull request! Make sure to ask CTB to update the web site.
Make sure you sign up for UC Davis health care before the deadline.
If you run into any personal or professional issues, please see:
“The Academic and Staff Assistance Program program offers confidential, cost free assessment, intervention, consultation and referral services to all UC Davis faculty, staff and their immediate families. Whether the problem is work- related or personal, administrative or individual, career or relationship focused, our experienced staff can assist you in recognizing and resolving the problem. Paid release time is appropriate for appointments at ASAP.”
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.
Putah Creek (hiking area west of 113, note)
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.
Cal Academy of Sciences is great for kids and adults both.
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.
Pinnacles National Park comes highly recommended.
The Redwoods! Go see the Redwoods! Redwood National Park, etc.