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looking for housing [15 Feb 2008|06:50pm]

hey there, everyone.

i'm looking for a place to live in the Davis area, and was hoping some of you might be able to help. I need something that is pet friendly (I have one small dog), and that has enough room for my metric ton of furniture.

Any ideas or help would be great! I need to find something really fast, and am sort of freaking out.

nice to meet you all!
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Railroad Bill and the Straight Laces [06 Mar 2005|04:19pm]

I don't have any slick-looking promos, but I just joined and wanted to spread the word about the up-and-coming Davis band Railroad Bill and the Straight Laces. They've got some shows coming up, some of them in Davis, all local. Check them out, they're good stuff. They're not too hard, they're pretty catchy, but they still rock hard.

http://www.myspace.com/railroadbillandthestraightlaces - includes MP3s, news, shows. The current MP3s up are not their best, but check the blog for links to others.

Also check out:

Thanks much, Davisites. See you around, maybe. ;)
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[30 Oct 2004|06:53am]

The Rocky Horror Picture Show

With Live Shadowcast Further Indignities

Saturday, Oct 30th - Click Here for Details...Collapse )
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Housekeeping Services [18 Oct 2004|09:46pm]

[ mood | tired ]

I'm looking for regular housekeeping service in Davis. Any recommendations?

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New Davis-Based Meetups [07 Oct 2004|07:58pm]

[ mood | optimistic ]

Hi everyone!

I want to let you all know about four new Meetup groups that I have started here in Davis. We just need some more people to sign up so that we can get started.

Davis Boardgames Meetup Group

Davis Childfree Meetup Group

Davis Polyamory Meetup Group

Davis Wine Meetup Group

If you are interested in one of these topics, but the current regular monthly schedule doesn't work for you, please go ahead and sign up, and post something in the discussion area to let me know what would work better for you. As the organizer, I have the power to change the schedule & venues to fit our membership's preferences.

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[06 Oct 2004|11:39am]

The Rocky Horror Picture Show
With Live Shadowcast Further Indignities
Click here for details...Collapse )
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Davis Pollution Scorecard [04 Oct 2004|05:23pm]

[ mood | angry ]

Here's a link from the Environmental Defense detailing Davis' "scorecard" for pollution.  For a "green" city, Davis is much worse than we'd think.  The highlights of the reports include the two Superfund sites -- one contains radioactive dog shit, and the other contains a pesticide contamination plume spreading in the groundwater underneath the Mace Ranch development.  The scorecard also has a link that lets the reader know what to do to take action regarding the pollution.

Scary stuff.

The really scary part is that, for whatever reason, this data is unavailable from the EPA's Toxics Release Inventory website although EPCRA requires it to be.

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RHPS at the Mondavi Center? [28 Sep 2004|01:37pm]

I heard a rumor that the Mondavi center would be doing the RHPS stage show (as opposed to the "normal" "acting" in front of the screen) in early 2005? Anyone know anything about this?
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Davis Restaurants [27 Sep 2004|07:18pm]

When we moved to Davis a couple of years ago, we were clueless as far as restaurants. In an effort to foster discussion, here are some of our reviews:

1. Sushi

Moshi Moshi Sushi: Expensive and not terribly impressive.

Fuji Sushi: Awesome -- fantastic spider rolls, shrimp tempura rolls, and spicy tuna rolls. Stay away from the fried bananas -- the tempura batter on them tasted like shrimp, and they come with tempura sauce (???) instead of something sweet and creamy.

2. Chinese

Hings: Uninspired "standard" chinese restaurant fare. The staff are incredibly friendly and you get lots of extras with your (cheap!) dinner, like salad, soup, tea, fried won tons, and dessert free. A good place.

3. Thai

Sophias: Food is overpriced and not very good. Drinks in the bar are excellent (love the mojitos!), but bar appetizers are way overpriced.

Thai Bistro: Food is overpriced. The young coconut flesh soup was incredible, if a little mild. The yellow curry was very bland.

4. Pizza

Woodstocks has a great whole wheat crust that really makes the pizza. Great beer selection. Atmosphere is ho-hum, but this place makes the best pizza in town.

Steve's Place has good, if expensive, pizza and an adequate beer selection.

Pizza Guys has CHEAP pizza for delivery.

Papa John's has great pizza for delivery -- our personal favorite if we're going to be eating in. Always ask what the specials are -- you'll definitely save a few bucks this way.

5. "European"

Sudwerks is very pricey. The food is very good, if heavy. The beer, however, is to die for. Frequent live music and a nice outdoor beer garden make this a fun place.

6. Mexican

Dos Coyotes in South Davis is fast, cheap, and good. They regularly have great "interesting" specials -- turkey burritos, quesadillas with apple, brie, and chicken, and salmon burritos to name a few. The sangria is yummy (and you get a generous portion for the price), but beware the sangria hangover! Your best bet is one of their chicken and X (where X is any of: red pepper, corn, apples and brie, grilled onions, jalapeno cream, hickama, etc.) quesodillas. Can't really go wrong with one of their salads either. Dirt cheap -- not much more expensive than Taco Bell, but a helluva lot better.

7. Other

Kathmandu Nepal is very good, if expensive. The Chicken Tika Masala and Shrimp Tandoori are quite good (but beware the "fish" Tandoori). You're better off ordering individual dishes than ordering one of the dinner sets -- they usually include something incompatible with "American" palates. Best bet is to buy dinner or lunch from this place's booth during one of the farmer's markets -- it's much cheaper and you get a nice selection of chow.

London Fish and Chips: Next to Sophia's. AWESOME. The best fish and chips that we have ever had ... and that includes both in London and on the coast with fresh fish. The owner is ridiculously nice and the food is incredible. Don't bother with the "sea legs" or shrimp -- go straight for the fish. Coat heavily with vinegar and tartar sauce, grab a swig of Anchor Steam beer, and gobble away. Cheap too.

8. Desert

Ben & Jerry's v. Baskin Robbins -- I'm all for Baskin Robbins simply because they have my favorite ice cream flavor -- Peanut Butter and Chocolate. They're cheaper than Ben & Jerry's too -- especially on Tuesday nights ($0.99 scoop night!).

9. Coffee

The Border's cafe makes OK coffee, but we drink our caffeinated delights at Borders more than any other coffee place in Davis because (1) you get to read books without paying for them while you're drinking coffee; (2) we study a lot there because it's fairly quiet, has ample seating, and is open late; and (3) there's not much else open in Davis around 10:30. (At least before IHOP, but ... blah.)

Starbucks is evil, expensive, and has very few tables.

Common Grounds has really comfy seats, but closes super early -- 9pm (and you get glares if you show up around 8:30). It is within walking distance of our apartments ... but so is the Starbucks at Safeway. Even if Starbucks is evil and expensive, the "buy 7 and get the 8th free with your Club Card" makes this our second most frequented coffee shop.

Haven't tried Mishkas yet.

Cafe Roma (near Bogey's Books) is funky -- lots of weird books to read, shabby couches and cast-off furniture galore, and free bagels if you're there at closing (10pm). A fun place.

Please write with comments and suggestions! There are still a TON of places we have yet to try; dying to hear from someone who has been to Sogas or that Czech place. We're also looking for the best Chinese and Thai restaurants in Davis.
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Local Boardgame & Card Player Groups? [26 Aug 2004|05:43pm]

[ mood | busy ]

Does anyone know of any boardgame and/or card player groups in Davis? I've found some in Sac, but I'm tired of having to go to Sac to meet with groups!

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Nail Salons [28 Jul 2004|03:12pm]

[ mood | quixotic ]

Where's a good place in town to get a manicure & pedicure?

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Moving to Cali soon.... [06 Jun 2004|07:16am]

I'll be moving to Sacramento area the beg of Aug. I will be working at UC davis. I'll be coming from Tampa. I am 30 and love cinema groups. I also hope to continue learning Japanese. Anyway, good to have joined the community here.
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Hello Fellow Davisites [18 Mar 2004|03:09pm]

[ mood | optimistic ]

(x-posted to davisites and davispeople)
Just a hello to any other LJers out there in Davis. I'm interested in getting to know others in Davis with similar interests. If you find something in common in my profile, please feel free to "friend" me.

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Soon to be in Davis [19 Jun 2003|03:39pm]


I am moving to Davis soon, and I am trying to meet people before I get there so I can have friends and stuff. Just brief but I am 20, will be a junior at UCD. If anyone wants to tallk, my AIM sn is PsychMajrAllie. You can also check out my journal if you wanna know more about me. Let me know if you want to be added to my friends list. I hope someone....responds.
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[07 May 2003|02:27pm]

terry gillams brazil is being shown by the ucdavis film club on thurday, in wellman 2. 
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