Recent Changes for "The Ramble Apartments" - Davis Wikihttp://daviswiki.org/The_Ramble_ApartmentsRecent Changes of the page "The Ramble Apartments" on Davis Wiki.en-us The Ramble Apartmentshttp://daviswiki.org/The_Ramble_Apartments2014-04-21 15:10:28samsmith789Comment added. <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for The Ramble Apartments<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 792: </td> <td> Line 792: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ ------<br> + ''2014-04-21 15:10:28'' [[nbsp]] After living here for 2 years I have to review it honestly. This place was on the higher end rent side of Davis. Now with the new rents they charge for the 2014-2015 year it is way off balance, try a $1500 increase in one year (they got rid of the 1.5 months free and a bit of the gift card deal). The outside of this place is nice but the inner workings of this appt. complex is a nightmare, namely the management (JD, Erica, Amber to name a few of the culprits). Once you sign the lease you are screwed, since you are locked in and no one cares about your needs be it parking, internet or maintenance. I had internet out for over a month and no one cared about it. It took going into the office everyday to harass them to fix the issue for it to get it resolved in a month's time. In addition, the internet service is hired out to a third party, Korcett, which they try and make you deal with when there are internet issues. The funny part is that you have no power, Korcett doesn't care about loosing you as a customer since you don't pay them (West Village does) and they have a contract with West Village. Sometimes internet is slow, as in dial up speeds.<br> + <br> + If you do go into the office to raise issues, most of the time you get treated like an idiot, since they think you are a stupid student. Amber is especially the culprit when this stuff goes down as well as Erica. Usually the Facebook posts on their page will show complaints, which I believe they now hide, especially the posting to their page area. Don't buy into their "off-the-grid-solar-power" since a recent article in the Sacramento Bee (linked below) has shown they don't produce all they consume. There is no active regulation of water or power usage so as you can assume people waste a lot more than if the power bill was out of pocket.<br> + <br> + The cost of parking has been jacked up even more so this year (14'-15'), most places in Davis pay no parking fees. You can now spend over 40*12=$480 a year for BASIC parking. This is in addition to rent.<br> + <br> + After living here two years, honestly probably one too many, I would not come back if I was not graduating. There are many cheaper, management friendly appt complexes in Davis that are just as close to campus. My suggestion if you tour the place go up and talk to a resident walking around and you will have most of what has been said on Davis Wiki confirmed. Here is the link to the Sac Bee article.<br> + <br> + http://www.sacbee.com/2013/11/26/5949323/uc-davis-west-village-progresses.html --["Users/samsmith789"]</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> The Ramble Apartmentshttp://daviswiki.org/The_Ramble_Apartments2014-03-19 00:13:30NikolaiWunComment added. <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for The Ramble Apartments<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 790: </td> <td> Line 790: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ ------<br> + ''2014-03-19 00:13:30'' [[nbsp]] Oh another great one: the $500 gift card promotions. Upon moving into the Ramble, we awaited the gift cards. With each email we sent we received the reply that it was going to be "next week" (about 10 times). I received mine after a pleasant meeting and paperwork. The next day, I accompany my roommate to the office so he can get his card. But the staff member tells us that he has not handed out any cards ever and that they didn't have any (we were helped by another member). This time the meeting was interspersed with periods of the staff member leaving our desk for 10-20 minutes at a time and going to some back room. I had been tired of this kind of situation so when he returned, I pulled out the card and placed it on his desk, asking how I'd have that then. He stared at the card for a while but maintained that he couldn't give out a card. Too much pride. --["Users/NikolaiWun"]</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> The Ramble Apartmentshttp://daviswiki.org/The_Ramble_Apartments2014-03-19 00:07:18NikolaiWunComment added. <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for The Ramble Apartments<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 788: </td> <td> Line 788: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ ------<br> + ''2014-03-19 00:07:18'' [[nbsp]] To add on the note of unprofessionalism... My maintenance request had been delayed for two whole months (a fallen lamp cover. i know... so much preparation) and the cable had been cut off. A staff member whom I won't name has basically told me to f*** off about the cable because they don't provide the service (not like we have a choice). The best part of it all was that after asking and getting a little aggressive/pushy (Ramble staff is known to only act upon issues once firmly intimidated), I'm told by the staff to watch my tone, to be more professional, and that my claims were "grossly out of line in my approach and rhetoric" (nice try) If the level of "decent" professionalism is that of your staff, then I will take that as a strong compliment given the shadiness complex. Just my 2 cents on a day with the customer service :P --["Users/NikolaiWun"]</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> The Ramble Apartmentshttp://daviswiki.org/The_Ramble_Apartments2014-02-23 19:43:08HilToolComment added. <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for The Ramble Apartments<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 786: </td> <td> Line 786: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ ------<br> + ''2014-02-23 18:43:08'' [[nbsp]] I have been a Ramble resident for a year and a half now. I could not be more unhappy. I have had two illegal tenants living in my apartment since September 2013 and it is now February 2014. What has Ramble management done? Nothing but talk. No action. No evictions. I will not renew my lease. I will not encourage people to live here. The exact opposite in fact. Do not live here. The Ramble experience has been an extremely disappointing one for me. The ethical/moral thing for Ramble to do would be to allow me to break my lease. Instead, I am forced to live with illegal, disrespectful, and disgusting tenants. Thanks. --["Users/HilTool"]</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> The Ramble Apartmentshttp://daviswiki.org/The_Ramble_Apartments2014-02-16 20:10:54JevSaini(quick edit) <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for The Ramble Apartments<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 738: </td> <td> Line 738: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- Let's see how it all turns out! :] --["Users/JSaini"]</span> </td> <td> <span>+ Let's see how it all turns out! :] -JSaini<br> + <br> + Update: Everything has gone by really well. Brand new and really good looking place. My only complaint is that the internet is sometimes slow and cut out twice last quarter when I really needed it for an assignment. We even bought separate Comcast internet service but it is just as slow.<br> + <br> + </span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> The Ramble Apartmentshttp://daviswiki.org/The_Ramble_Apartments2014-02-16 20:09:00JevSaini(quick edit) <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for The Ramble Apartments<p><strong></strong></p>No differences found!</div> The Ramble Apartmentshttp://daviswiki.org/The_Ramble_Apartments2014-02-16 20:08:57JevSaini(quick edit) <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for The Ramble Apartments<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 738: </td> <td> Line 738: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> Let's see how it all turns out! :] --["Users/J<span>ev</span>Saini"] </td> <td> <span>+</span> Let's see how it all turns out! :] --["Users/JSaini"] </td> </tr> </table> </div> The Ramble Apartmentshttp://daviswiki.org/The_Ramble_Apartments2013-12-09 11:07:35PeteBremoved extra line break <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for The Ramble Apartments<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 781: </td> <td> Line 781: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- ------</span> </td> <td> </td> </tr> </table> </div> The Ramble Apartmentshttp://daviswiki.org/The_Ramble_Apartments2013-12-09 11:06:15PeteBtake credit for your thoughts <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for The Ramble Apartments<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 738: </td> <td> Line 738: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> Let's see how it all turns out! :] </td> <td> <span>+</span> Let's see how it all turns out! :]<span>&nbsp;--["Users/JevSaini"]</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> The Ramble Apartmentshttp://daviswiki.org/The_Ramble_Apartments2013-12-08 18:30:31KristinaKComment added. <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for The Ramble Apartments<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 781: </td> <td> Line 781: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ ------<br> + ''2013-12-08 17:30:31'' [[nbsp]] COMPLETE SHIT HOLE! Absolute scam its ridiculous! They are constantly turning off the internet, water and power in the viridian due to nonstop construction and no compensation for the renters. We pay a ridiculous amount to live in what they try to sell you as "Top of the line" student living but in reality your shower doesn't get hot, your internet is iffy, the staff doesn't answer the phones when you call for any maintenance request. The online portal does not work. The interiors are completely cheap, as if they ran out of money after building the rambles. The floors are not insulated for noise so it sounds as if two giantly obese people walking around in heels live above you. The car traffic is incredibly noisy due to all the rice rockets. The equipment in the gym half the time is broken or out of service. Parking is hard to come by. and I'm sure theres more I'm forgetting, and its just ABSURDLY EXPENSIVE!! for what? a cold shower, noisy nights, no staff help, no parking, broken gym equipment, barely working wifi. Complete joke, DONT waste your money here. and when you think you're ready to move out they charge you an arm and leg to "repaint" bc why? the walls are perfect but they'll charge you an additional 500$ just to leave haha complete scammers don't get hooked into their leases. --["Users/KristinaK"]</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> The Ramble Apartmentshttp://daviswiki.org/The_Ramble_Apartments2013-11-09 00:57:25JevSaini(quick edit) <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for The Ramble Apartments<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 738: </td> <td> Line 738: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> Let's see how it all turns out! :]<span>&nbsp;--["Users/JevSaini"]</span> </td> <td> <span>+</span> Let's see how it all turns out! :] </td> </tr> </table> </div> The Ramble Apartmentshttp://daviswiki.org/The_Ramble_Apartments2013-11-09 00:57:10JevSaini(quick edit) <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for The Ramble Apartments<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 727: </td> <td> Line 727: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> - <span>- </span>Apartment would be furnished with pots and pans and I would get own bed and own bathroom<br> <span>-</span> - Apartment complex would be constructed a month in advance of the move-in date of Sept 1, 2013<br> <span>-</span> - Wifi, electricity, etc. are all included however there is an energy cap that only two people have ever reached </td> <td> <span>+ </span>- Apartment would be furnished with pots and pans and I would get own bed and own bathroom<span>&nbsp;(No pots and pans but own bed and bathroom)</span><br> <span>+</span> - Apartment complex would be constructed a month in advance of the move-in date of Sept 1, 2013<span>&nbsp;(it was constructed on-time for move-in)</span><br> <span>+</span> - Wifi, electricity, etc. are all included however there is an energy cap that only two people have ever reached<span>&nbsp;(True except wifi broke down twice in beginning causing our apartment to decide to get comcast internet on the side)</span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 732: </td> <td> Line 732: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> - And I quote exactly "Internet speed will be around 13 megabits per second."<br> <span>-</span> - Told during my tour that you can not hear anyone walking on the floors above you unless they are doing, and I quote, "Zumba" or exercises. </td> <td> <span>+</span> - And I quote exactly "Internet speed will be around 13 megabits per second."<span>&nbsp;(Ya it ranges from 6 to 13 usually)</span><br> <span>+</span> - Told during my tour that you can not hear anyone walking on the floors above you unless they are doing, and I quote, "Zumba" or exercises.<span>&nbsp;(not true, I can hear footsteps of everyone upstairs, doesn't bother me too much though)</span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 735: </td> <td> Line 735: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- - During tour, I saw that the closet was facing the bedroom, however in the floorplans online it seems that the closet will be a part of the bathroom which might suck if someone is in the shower and you need to grab something.</span> </td> <td> <span>+ - During tour, I saw that the closet was facing the bedroom, however in the floorplans online it seems that the closet will be a part of the bathroom which might suck if someone is in the shower and you need to grab something. (I had the bigger room in the 3-bedroom so my closet was separate but my roomates weren't so lucky).</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> The Ramble Apartmentshttp://daviswiki.org/The_Ramble_Apartments2013-10-08 14:10:33mawa <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for The Ramble Apartments<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 96: </td> <td> Line 96: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- T-Mobile: [Please fill in]</span> </td> <td> <span>+ T-Mobile: Perhaps cell towers were recently improved; T-Mobile has 3-5 bars on my iPhone. Signal seems pretty stable except on the edges of West Village, and is spotty inside buildings (because it's T-Mobile).</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> The Ramble Apartmentshttp://daviswiki.org/The_Ramble_Apartments2013-09-11 02:44:28darksharkIrrelevant to the meaning of this wiki. Not suppossed to be advertisment. <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for The Ramble Apartments<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 781: </td> <td> Line 781: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- ''2013-07-17 14:20:34'' [[nbsp]] Anyone want a large bedroom next to the pool/bus stop and still get the 1.5 free installment deal please let me know on ASUCD housing site. --["Users/darkshark"]</span> </td> <td> </td> </tr> </table> </div> The Ramble Apartmentshttp://daviswiki.org/The_Ramble_Apartments2013-07-17 14:20:35darksharkComment added. <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for The Ramble Apartments<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 780: </td> <td> Line 780: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ ------<br> + ''2013-07-17 14:20:34'' [[nbsp]] Anyone want a large bedroom next to the pool/bus stop and still get the 1.5 free installment deal please let me know on ASUCD housing site. --["Users/darkshark"]</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> The Ramble Apartmentshttp://daviswiki.org/The_Ramble_Apartments2013-07-02 17:18:37PeteB+ same ip's <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for The Ramble Apartments<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 740: </td> <td> Line 740: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ [[Include(Same IP Address)]]</span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 769: </td> <td> Line 770: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ [[Include(Same IP Address)]]</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> The Ramble Apartmentshttp://daviswiki.org/The_Ramble_Apartments2013-07-02 14:07:54rmicnewComment added. <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for The Ramble Apartments<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 768: </td> <td> Line 768: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ ------<br> + ''2013-07-02 14:07:54'' [[nbsp]] I have been a Ramble resident for nearly two years now and here is the breakdown of the living situation according to me:<br> + -Internet has gone down a handful of times the first year I moved in. I expect that is was because the building were new as well as the network. This second year I have experienced only one internet outage that was due to a comcast issue and had nothing to due with the complex. Overall Korcett has considerably increased their response to internet issues and management has been able to narrow down options for us.<br> + -Management. My first year here the management was quite concerning, lots of misinformation and confusion. Since the new managers have moved into place in nearly all positions I feel like their response times and communication has improved.<br> + -My physical apartments have been wonderful. Way nicer than any previous apartments that I have lived at. The common area feels small at first but you adjust quickly and the room sizes and individual bathrooms are a luxary.<br> + -The furniture package is sturdy and extremely hard to damage. Stacked washer dryer is pretty freakin awesome too.<br> + -The gym is pretty good, almost a full gym although some things such as a barbell and heavy free wight lifting stations are missing. There is also no room for that equipment so I guess that is why.<br> + -I loathe the fact that shippers, other than fedex, will not deliver packages directly to our doors. Instead UPS and other only will deliver to the office.<br> + <br> + Overall my experience has been extremely good and I reccomend living there if you can afford it! Great place to live and they are working out the kinks constantly! Solstice looks legit too! --["Users/rmicnew"]</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> The Ramble Apartmentshttp://daviswiki.org/The_Ramble_Apartments2013-07-02 13:56:06JKautzComment added. <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for The Ramble Apartments<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 739: </td> <td> Line 739: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ ------<br> + ''2013-07-02 13:56:06'' [[nbsp]] My time at Ramble has been positive. It’s been a great place to live which is why I have renewed for next year. There are a lot of negative things said about Ramble most of which are over the top. Not everything is perfect to be sure which is why I have made a Pro/Con list of my experience here.<br> + <br> + Pro<br> + <br> + Own bedroom and bathroom (Privacy is a huge deal to me so this is probably my favorite part)<br> + <br> + Roommate matching (I found my first roommate but was matched with the second and it worked out great)<br> + <br> + Maintenance is very responsive and usually completes my request within a day or two<br> + <br> + Brand new (I’ve lived in places that are pretty run down so this is a nice change<br> + <br> + The clubhouse ( I don’t use it a whole lot except for the printing)<br> + <br> + One bill for everything<br> + <br> + Washer and Dryer in the apartment (Doesn’t seem like a big deal until you live somewhere where this isn’t included)<br> + <br> + <br> + <br> + Con<br> + <br> + Internet (The internet can be extremely frustrating and it seems to act up at the most inconvenient times, like finals. Korcett can be a headache to deal with. Plugging into the Ethernet port seems to solve this issue for the most part but I still experience problems every once in a while.)<br> + <br> + Price (Not a huge deal either you can afford it or you can’t. Just read the Pro’s and decide if those make it worth the price. It did for me.)<br> + <br> + <br> + --["Users/JKautz"]</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> The Ramble Apartmentshttp://daviswiki.org/The_Ramble_Apartments2013-06-29 17:58:38PeteBattributing your comment <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for The Ramble Apartments<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 738: </td> <td> Line 738: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- Let's see how it all turns out! :]<br> - <br> - <br> - <br> - <br> - <br> - <br> - <br> - <br> - -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------</span> </td> <td> <span>+ Let's see how it all turns out! :] --["Users/JevSaini"]</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> The Ramble Apartmentshttp://daviswiki.org/The_Ramble_Apartments2013-06-29 00:53:36StevieKay <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for The Ramble Apartments<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 95: </td> <td> Line 95: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- Sprint: [Please fill in]</span> </td> <td> <span>+ Sprint: Little to no issues with signal, but internet from my phone is spotty.</span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 101: </td> <td> Line 101: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> A security guard also patrols at night, mostly to watch the uninhabited new apartments (likely to protect against vandals). Don't rely on them to break up noisy neighbors' parties or watch your bikes, their job is not to help you. </td> <td> <span>+</span> A security guard also patrols at night, mostly to watch the uninhabited new apartments (likely to protect against vandals). Don't rely on them to break up noisy neighbors' parties or watch your bikes, their job is not to help you.<span>&nbsp;However, currently there is a friendly guard who has been known to respond to complaints about noisy neighbors during quiet hours.</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> The Ramble Apartmentshttp://daviswiki.org/The_Ramble_Apartments2013-06-23 12:05:46JevSaini(quick edit) <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for The Ramble Apartments<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 733: </td> <td> Line 733: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> - Told during my tour that you can not hear anyone walking on the floors above you unless they are doing, and I quote "Zumba" or exercises. </td> <td> <span>+</span> - Told during my tour that you can not hear anyone walking on the floors above you unless they are doing, and I quote<span>,</span> "Zumba" or exercises. </td> </tr> </table> </div> The Ramble Apartmentshttp://daviswiki.org/The_Ramble_Apartments2013-06-23 12:04:38JevSaini(quick edit) <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for The Ramble Apartments<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 719: </td> <td> Line 719: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> 2013-06-23 1<span>1</span>:50<span>:25</span> </td> <td> <span>+</span> 2013-06-23 1<span>2:04</span>:50 </td> </tr> </table> </div> The Ramble Apartmentshttp://daviswiki.org/The_Ramble_Apartments2013-06-23 12:04:20JevSaini(quick edit) <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for The Ramble Apartments<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 718: </td> <td> Line 718: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ <br> + 2013-06-23 11:50:25<br> + <br> + Hello Everyone,<br> + <br> + So after reading such intense reviews, I figure I would try something new. I have signed a lease for the new Solstice Apartments being built and haven't lived at Ramble at all. However, I have had a tour of the Ramble, and Solstice shares similar facilities. So I will list all the things I have been promised during my tour, and come back at the end of the year to see what was true and what wasn't:<br> + <br> + I was promised that:<br> + <br> + - Apartment would be furnished with pots and pans and I would get own bed and own bathroom<br> + - Apartment complex would be constructed a month in advance of the move-in date of Sept 1, 2013<br> + - Wifi, electricity, etc. are all included however there is an energy cap that only two people have ever reached<br> + - 4 Unitrans buses come every hour (However, after checking online, it looks like only two come per hour)<br> + - If signing up for roommate matching, you can sign a lease with 2,3, or 4-bedroom and change to a different floorplan depending on the roommates you get (I was told this during the tour and over the phone with the front desk. However, I have signed up for a 3-bed but found roommates for a 4-bedroom and they are telling me I can't switch so I now need to find roommates who are also signed up for a 3 bedroom)<br> + - And I quote exactly "Internet speed will be around 13 megabits per second."<br> + - Told during my tour that you can not hear anyone walking on the floors above you unless they are doing, and I quote "Zumba" or exercises.<br> + - Completely Zero-net living (but other posts above say otherwise, being an engineer myself, I was amazed when I heard that it runs completely on solar panels as I have done many projects on solar power and don't see how this could be true)<br> + - During tour, I saw that the closet was facing the bedroom, however in the floorplans online it seems that the closet will be a part of the bathroom which might suck if someone is in the shower and you need to grab something.<br> + - Wifi/power outages only occured about twice last quarter and all residents were give prior warning<br> + <br> + Let's see how it all turns out! :]<br> + <br> + <br> + <br> + <br> + <br> + <br> + <br> + <br> + -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> The Ramble Apartmentshttp://daviswiki.org/The_Ramble_Apartments2013-06-23 11:48:37JevSaini(quick edit) <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for The Ramble Apartments<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 716: </td> <td> Line 716: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ <br> + -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> The Ramble Apartmentshttp://daviswiki.org/The_Ramble_Apartments2013-06-07 00:59:51CaseyM <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for The Ramble Apartments<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 710: </td> <td> Line 710: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> --[Users/CaseyM"] </td> <td> <span>+</span> --[<span>"</span>Users/CaseyM"] </td> </tr> </table> </div> The Ramble Apartmentshttp://daviswiki.org/The_Ramble_Apartments2013-06-07 00:59:08CaseyMMore newbie edits. <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for The Ramble Apartments<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 710: </td> <td> Line 710: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> -Casey </td> <td> <span>+</span> -<span>-[Users/</span>Casey<span>M"]</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> The Ramble Apartmentshttp://daviswiki.org/The_Ramble_Apartments2013-06-07 00:55:55CaseyMMissed a typo. <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for The Ramble Apartments<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 702: </td> <td> Line 702: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- However, your concerns about parking seem like a gross overreaction. As I said, I have spent maaaany nights (;D) in the complex. The complex is hardly "unsafe." One of the reasons I plan on living in West Village next year is because of how safe I feel there at night. "Have you seen how damn bright it is?" I come from a rural area and night in that complex is more like some bizarre extended twilight compared to what I'm used to. It's somewhat obnoxious, but bright outdoor lighting prevents nighttime crime and as a somewhat easy target (woman, long hair, average height &amp; build) I'll be thankful for it when I live there. If you're that worried, carry pepper spray (and I mean "really" carry it in a pocket or something - don't just toss it in the mess at the bottom of your purse and let it be lost forever) and stay alert.</span> </td> <td> <span>+ However, your concerns about parking seem like a gross overreaction. As I said, I have spent maaaany nights (;D) in the complex. The complex is hardly "unsafe." One of the reasons I plan on living in West Village next year is because of how safe I feel there at night. Have you seen how damn bright it is? I come from a rural area and night in that complex is more like some bizarre extended twilight compared to what I'm used to. It's somewhat obnoxious, but bright outdoor lighting prevents nighttime crime and as a somewhat easy target (woman, long hair, average height &amp; build) I'll be thankful for it when I live there. If you're that worried, carry pepper spray (and I mean "really" carry it in a pocket or something - don't just toss it in the mess at the bottom of your purse and let it be lost forever) and stay alert.</span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 710: </td> <td> Line 710: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ -Casey<br> + </span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> The Ramble Apartmentshttp://daviswiki.org/The_Ramble_Apartments2013-06-07 00:52:58CaseyMIf I did something wrong, sorry. :[ This is my first edit on daviswiki. <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for The Ramble Apartments<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 693: </td> <td> Line 693: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ <br> + To the poster above:<br> + <br> + First off, congrats on graduating!<br> + <br> + Disclaimer: My boyfriend lives here, I don't (but I plan to live in West Village when I move to Davis, and I've spent quite a bit of time in the complex). I'll be using both his experiences as well as mine in this response.<br> + <br> + I won't disagree with you about the management issues. I have to say, some of the employees seem pretty shady and everyone I've met seems indifferent. (If your career relies on keeping tenants happy, it seems intuitive to actually give a shit about their happiness.)<br> + <br> + However, your concerns about parking seem like a gross overreaction. As I said, I have spent maaaany nights (;D) in the complex. The complex is hardly "unsafe." One of the reasons I plan on living in West Village next year is because of how safe I feel there at night. "Have you seen how damn bright it is?" I come from a rural area and night in that complex is more like some bizarre extended twilight compared to what I'm used to. It's somewhat obnoxious, but bright outdoor lighting prevents nighttime crime and as a somewhat easy target (woman, long hair, average height &amp; build) I'll be thankful for it when I live there. If you're that worried, carry pepper spray (and I mean "really" carry it in a pocket or something - don't just toss it in the mess at the bottom of your purse and let it be lost forever) and stay alert.<br> + <br> + Furthermore, my boyfriend renewed his lease and needed to add a parking spot. The Ramble doesn't seem to assign parking based on convenience; instead, they seem to be filling from the south end of the lot toward the north end. This should be addressed, as it seems like a lot of tenants are unsatisfied with the parking. Like you, my boyfriend didn't want a spot that far away, since he's located at the south end of the complex - so he requested an unassigned spot. He was also told they were unavailable. Your complex was not trying to rob you; but a lot of your neighbors had the idea to switch before you. Getting on a waitlist worked for my boyfriend, and it may have worked for you. (Congrats, though, on getting management to sort it out directly. I guess we all know how to get stuff taken care of with this particular leasing company now.)<br> + <br> + In conclusion - yeah, The Ramble has its share of flaws and sleazy characters, but it's not some apartment complex borne from the loins of Satan that you make it out to be. Every complex will have its pros &amp; cons - you just have to find the one that works best for you. (Although it's challenging with these crummy 12-month leases!)<br> + <br> + Oh, and je-SUS the walls are thin. That has led to a few annoying and somewhat uncomfortable occasions, as I'm sure many residents (and their partners, and their roommates, and their neighbors) can attest to. I hope Solstice is built with a little more privacy in mind, although I don't have high hopes.<br> + <br> + ------</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> The Ramble Apartmentshttp://daviswiki.org/The_Ramble_Apartments2013-04-30 15:46:59IDoNotExistRevert to version 306 (Removing deletion of most of the information about the apartments). <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for The Ramble Apartments<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 3: </td> <td> Line 3: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ [[Image(ramble.jpg, right, thumbnail, 250, "The Ramble offices on ["Third Street"].")]]</span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 22: </td> <td> Line 23: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> The Ramble Apartments is an apartment complex at West Village. <span>O</span>pened in September 2011<span>,</span> <span>i</span>t is privately owned and managed by <span>the </span>Bay Area firm Carmel Partners. </td> <td> <span>+</span> <span>'''</span>The Ramble Apartments<span>'''</span> is a<span>&nbsp;192-u</span>n<span>it ["Apartments"</span> apartment complex<span>]</span> at <span>["</span>West Village<span>"]</span>. <span>It o</span>pened in September 2011<span>.</span> <span>I</span>t is privately owned and managed by Bay Area firm Carmel Partners. </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 25: </td> <td> Line 26: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- The buildings are large and brightly painted on the exteriors, and the roof of each building is covered with solar panels. Landscaping is extensive throughout the property.<br> - <br> - Buildings are arranged in clusters of two, three, and four buildings around a central courtyard area. The central area has grass, sidewalks, a BBQ grill, picnic tables, and bicycle parking for residents and their guests. Bicycle paths connect the clusters to the main path to campus.<br> - <br> - The complex is brightly lit at night, especially on the interior side of each cluster. Sound insulation within apartments is reasonably good, making it easier for several residents to live in close proximity.<br> - <br> - There are large community patios for the units. Upper floor balconies are connected via walkways that run the length of the building.</span> </td> <td> <span>+ Buildings are large and brightly painted on the exteriors. Exteriors are corrugated. This produces an appearance that some have described as "industrial" and others have noted that it looks like the sides of shipping containers.<br> + <br> + Each building is covered with solar panels. Landscaping is extensive, but it blocks easy access to the parking lots. (Some lots are accessible only through a single point which may be distant from your building.) The areas beyond the occupied portions of West Village are construction areas, or very large dirt fields.<br> + <br> + Buildings are arranged in clusters of two to four buildings around a central courtyard area. The central area has grass, sidewalks, a BBQ grill, and bicycle parking for residents and their guests. A large grassy area with young trees, or a pool and recreation area, separates the clusters from each other. Some residents use the grassy areas to walk or play with their dogs. Bicycle paths connect the clusters to the main path to campus.<br> + <br> + The complex is brightly lit at night, especially on the interior side of each cluster. Residents with rooms facing into a cluster interior may have significant light coming in through their windows at night, although this can be mitigated to some extent using the window blinds. Sound insulation ''within'' apartments is reasonably good, making it easier for several residents to live in close proximity.<br> + <br> + There are large community patios for the units. Upper floor balconies are connected via walkways that run the length of the building.<br> + <br> + As of early September, 2011 the complex lacked trash cans or recycle bins anywhere in the complex. Trash bins added later were insufficient to handle the community's trash, resulting in trash overflowing from the bins. Subsequent additions of trash cans and recycle bins along parking lot edges, and in cluster interiors have addressed the issue.</span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 34: </td> <td> Line 39: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- Each unit has two, three, or four bedroom/bathrooms adjoining a common area that runs the length of the apartment. The common area in each apartment is the same. Interiors are painted an off-white color. Doors are white, with white door frames.<br> - <br> - The common area has hardwood floors. The kitchen, which occupies the center of the common area, has an island with stovetop/oven and drawers/cupboards, a bank of cupboards below the sink, microwave, and a refrigerator with an ice maker in the freezer. All counter surfaces are covered in a white marble-like surface. Cabinets are dark brown, and have metal handles.<br> - <br> - Bedrooms have carpeted floors. A typical bedroom has sufficient room for an XL full-sized bed, a desk, chair, night stand, and a dresser. Each bedroom also has a ceiling fan with an integrated light, a bathroom, and a walk-in closet.<br> - <br> - A network jack and cable TV outlet can be found in each bedroom and in the common area. Although the cable TV jack is located along a large wall, where a TV can likely be connected easily, the network jack is located along the small wall next to the bathroom.<br> - <br> - The ceilings are very high - at least 10 feet, and higher in some areas. High ceilings give the apartments a more spacious feel. Large, 4-speed ceiling fans with integrated lights are provided in the common area and each bedroom, which aids air circulation. The large windows and sliding doors can be opened to provide a cross breeze on days when outside temperatures are comfortable.<br> - Heating and AC are electronically controlled from a display panel, which may be programmed to provide different temperatures at different times of the day.<br> - <br> - A quiet, stacked washer/dryer unit is included in a closet in the common area of each unit.<br> - <br> - Bathroom floors are made from ceramic tiles. Bathroom counters are white marble. Bathrooms contain motion sensors that turn off lights if no movement is detected for thirty minutes.<br> - <br> - Bathtubs are quite deep, which is great for taking baths. Showers have sufficient water pressure for the water to reach the opposite end of the tub. Shower heads are 6 or 7 feet above the bottom of the tub, and may be hard for shorter residents to reach. However, the shower heads are adjustable and have two modes, normal and pulsing. The shower is unusually refreshing for a Davis bathroom for some reason.<br> - <br> - Bathrooms also include a towel rack, a towel ring, and a towel hook next to the shower.</span> </td> <td> <span>+ Each unit has bedroom/bathroom pieces adjoining a common area that runs the length of the apartment. The common area in each apartment is the same. 2 bedroom apartments have both bedrooms on one side. 3 bedrooms are a 2 bedroom + 1 additional (larger) room on the other side of the common area. 4 bedrooms are a 2 bedroom + 2 additional (larger) bedrooms on the other side of the common area. Interiors are painted an off-white color. Doors are white, with white door frames. The front door interior color is the same as it is on the outside.<br> + <br> + The common area has hardwood floors. Flooring in some units is wavy (uneven) rather than flat. The kitchen, which occupies the center of the common area has an island with range/oven and drawers/cupboards, a bank of cupboards with the sink, microwave, and a refrigerator with an ice maker in the freezer. All counter surfaces are covered in a white marble-like surface. Cabinets are dark brown, and have metal handles. The trim surrounding the door open button on the microwaves in multiple apartments has been observed to detach from the unit, presenting a sharp edge to anyone walking past. As this problem has appeared in many units, this appears to be a design or manufacturing flaw in the microwave itself.<br> + <br> + Bedrooms are small and have carpeted floors. A typical bedroom has sufficient room for a XL full sized bed, a small desk, chair, and a dresser but very little else. Each bedroom also has a ceiling fan, a bathroom, and a closet accessible through the bathroom. Because bedroom closets open into the bathroom, moisture issues may result. Moisture levels may also be problematic for items stored in the closets. Bathrooms and closets in some bedrooms have doors that swing open, making several square feet of floor space unusable. In some bedrooms, however, closet doors slide into the wall, taking almost no floor space.<br> + <br> + A network jack and cable TV outlet can be found in each bedroom and in the common area. Although the cable TV jack is located along a large wall, where a TV can likely be connected easily, the network jacks are located along small walls adjoining the bathrooms, far from where computers are likely to be used. A very long Ethernet cable or a wireless router will be required to overcome this limitation.<br> + <br> + The ceilings are very high - at least 10 feet, and higher in some areas. High ceilings give the apartments a more spacious feel, but also lead to higher heating and cooling costs, due to the larger volume of air and the tendency of hot air to rise to the ceiling. However, large, 4 speed ceiling fans with integrated lights are provided in the common area and each bedroom, which aids in improving air circulation. The large windows and sliding doors can also be opened to provide a cross breeze on days when outside temperatures are comfortable, although construction noise sometimes makes this impractical at night.<br> + <br> + Heating and AC are electronically controlled from a large, glowing display panel, which may be programmed to provide different temperatures at different times of the day. The control panel forgets your temperature settings whenever you change between heating, cooling, and "off" modes, switching to a temperature programmed in to a pre-set schedule. It is possible to reprogram the schedule. The panel beeps loudly when buttons are pressed, which may wake your apartment mates if used during the night. Blinds are effective in blocking out sunlight on warm days.<br> + <br> + A quiet, stacked washer / dryer unit is included in a closet in the common area of each unit. The washer and dryer appear to have sensors that determine the proper washing time, amount of water, and drying time without user intervention. Knobs on the units allow the user to rapidly choose common pre-sets. Other settings may also be chosen manually.<br> + <br> + Bathroom floors are made from ceramic tiles. Bathroom counters are white marble. Bathrooms contain motion sensors that turn of lights if no movement is detected for a certain amount of time. The sensors may become obstructed by the closet doors in some bedrooms, resulting in a loss of light in the bathroom at inconvenient times if the door is left open. Only some bathrooms appear to contain a fan. Some residents have reported that their fans are noisy and never turn off. Fans appear to be connected to humidity sensors, and automatically suck air out of the bathroom when humidity climbs too high. Toilets in the bathrooms are unusually high off the ground, and may not be comfortable for someone under 5'8" tall.<br> + <br> + Bathtubs are unusually deep. This is great for taking baths, but not great for cleaning, since it may be difficult to reach the bottom of the tub from outside it. Showers have sufficient water pressure for the water to reach the opposite end of the tub, which aids in cleaning. Shower heads are 6 or 7 feet above the bottom of the tub, and may be hard for shorter residents to reach. However, the shower heads are adjustable, which aids in cleaning, and have two modes, normal and pulsing, to choose from. A soap holder is integrated into the tile shower walls. Sufficient flat space is available on top of the tub to place a shampoo bottle. The shower curtain pole curves out into the bathroom, providing more interior space when the curtain is closed. The shower is unusually refreshing for a Davis bathroom for some reason.<br> + <br> + Bathrooms also include a towel rack, an elegant towel ring, and a "hook" next the shower for hanging your bath towel on. The medicine cabinet has an unusual design in which shelves are fixed at multiple elevations, but do not extend across the cabinet. This has the advantage of making it easy to organize items within the cabinet, but the disadvantage of not having as much surface area as if the shelves extended the length of the cabinet. Since the shelves are fixed, if an item is too tall, there is no way to rearrange the shelves to allow it to fit. Another unusual aspect to this design is a set of indentations in the shelves that can be used to hang toothbrushes from vertically, thus freeing up space within the cabinet or on the counter.</span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 54: </td> <td> Line 60: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- There are deep cupboards throughout the kitchen area. Those under 5'4" will need a step stool to make full use of the higher cupboards. Closets vary in size and have shelving.</span> </td> <td> <span>+ Deep cupboards in the kitchen area are mounted very high as well. A person of 5'4" will need a step stool to make full use of these cupboards, which, apart from the small bedroom closets and areas under bathroom sinks, are the only storage in the unit. Bedroom closets are quite small, and contain shelving. The top shelves are too high to be reachable by a female of average height, as well as many men. The closet shelves have a rack design that allows them to be used to both hang items from on hangers, as well as to place items on top of their surfaces. Unfortunately, there is not enough separation between many of the upper and lower shelves. For example, hanging a coat from an upper shelf will cause the coat to rest on the top of the lower shelf, thus making the lower shelf unusable for storage of other items. Struts supporting some of the shelves also obstruct much of the shelf space on the shelf below. These issues make much of the tiny amount of storage in the closets impractical to use.<br> + <br> + Those who have larger items such as boxes, vacuum cleaners, etc. may wish to leave as much as possible at home (if they have local family), or will likely need to store these items in the open in the common area.<br> + <br> + '''Noise'''<br> + Due to the hardwood floors inside the apartments, it is often possible to hear people walking around in the apartment above you. '''Construction takes place during both the day and night (possibly 24 hours a day?). Residents from different points in the complex have reported hearing beeping, engine noise, generators, lifting equipment, paving machinery, sawing of metal, alarm testing, and other construction noise late at night and early in the morning. Heavy machinery can be heard backing up and beeping loudly at 2 AM, and can be seen moving past apartment windows at 7 AM!''' As construction is expected to take place within West Village for the next several '''years''', this will likely be an ongoing issue.<br> + <br> + '''Smells'''<br> + A number of residents have commented on the spread of kitchen smells through the apartments. The kitchen stove is located in the center of the common area, and lacks a fume hood, although an air vent near the ceiling on a nearby wall sucks air in from the kitchen. As reported, smells from the kitchen get sucked into the ventilation system and spread throughout the apartment. Some residents have continued to smell food cooked in the kitchen days earlier when in their bedrooms. Fortunately, the large windows allow the entire apartment to be ventilated in only a few minutes. Unfortunately, you may have to do this very frequently if you have roommates who cook a lot.<br> + <br> + A number of residents have commented on the sound insulation inside the apartments. Sound insulation between bedrooms is good, however noise from the common area can be heard inside the bedrooms. Sinks, dishes, talking, refrigerators, the temperature control, and microwaves can be heard through closed bedroom doors, although what you hear may depend on where your bedroom is located relative to these things in the common area. The front door is also audible when opened and closed.<br> + <br> + HVAC units can be found outside, near the windows of many exterior bedrooms and living rooms. There appear to be two types of HVAC units. The rounded type is very quiet, and is difficult to hear in operation, even when standing outside a few feet away from one. A larger, boxy unit with a large fan on top can be found in building corners, near the large bedrooms. These are quite noisy, and can be heard from quite some distance. (If you know the difference in functionality between these two types of units, please update this paragraph.)</span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 57: </td> <td> Line 75: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- Construction throughout West Village has been extensive. Construction of The Ramble and Viridian is complete, and Solstice construction will be complete in the summer of 2013. Development may continue to include a large number of single family homes on the north end of the property. The main vehicle entrance to the complex is shared between residents, Unitrans buses, and construction vehicles.</span> </td> <td> <span>+ Construction throughout West Village is extensive. Ramble Phase I and portions of Veridian Phase I are complete, however not all of the first set of Veridian buildings were completed in time for a September 1st move-in. Ramble is expected to have 3 phases. Veridian has 1-2 phases. West Village will also include a community college (one building of which appears to have been completed), and may contain a large number of single family homes. Some reports have stated that 1-2 single family home models will be built first to gauge interest in the development. Construction on all of these structures is expected to be ongoing for at least 2-4 years. The main vehicle entrance to the complex is shared between residents, Unitrans buses, and construction vehicles. Although, construction vehicles are routed into the construction area, and do not usually enter the actively occupied portions of the complex, some have been spotted in the occupied portions of the complex.</span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 60: </td> <td> Line 78: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> Some residents have experienced rapid responses to maintenance issues, while others have had long delays or no response at all<span>.</span> This may be due to the very large number of people moving in simultaneously to a brand<span>-</span>new complex, but may also reflect an inadequate number of maintenance staff to handle the issues present in a large complex.<br> <span>-</span> <br> <span>-</span> Some residents have expressed concern<span>s</span> that maintenance did not show up for their appointments, despite contacting the office about it. Others have reported difficulty in scheduling appointments, or in getting maintenance issues resolved. </td> <td> <span>+</span> Some residents have experienced rapid responses to maintenance issues, while others have had long delays or no response at all<span>, with '''some residents reporting issues going unresolved for two weeks, with no contact by maintenance personnel and no estimate of when problems would be fixed!''' </span> This may be due to the very large number of people moving in simultaneously to a brand<span>&nbsp;</span>new complex, but may also reflect an inadequate number of maintenance staff to handle the issues present in a large complex.<span>&nbsp;&nbsp;If you are a resident, please share your experience with maintenance, both good and bad, below.</span><br> <span>+</span> <br> <span>+</span> Some residents have expressed concern that maintenance did not show up for their appointments, despite contacting the office about it. <span>&nbsp;</span>Others have reported difficulty in scheduling appointments, or in getting maintenance issues resolved.<span>&nbsp;&nbsp;Many have reported in the comments and elsewhere that maintenance showed up at their apartment without giving proper notice (at least 24 hours is required by law) or working with the residents to perform work at times that would be least disruptive to residents. Reasons cited why the sudden presence of maintenance might cause problems included the presence of pets that might be let loose, visitors, studying for exams or other work, security of belongings, being sick, being in the shower (or otherwise undressed), and the general need for a sense of security and privacy.</span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 65: </td> <td> Line 83: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- Utility service (water or electricity) is occasionally shut off for maintenance for two to six hours at a time, but paper notices are usually posted on doors 24 hours before this is scheduled to occur.</span> </td> <td> <span>+ There have been many instances in which utility service (water or electricity) has been shut off for two to six hours '''with less than 24 hour notice to residents'''. Paper notices are usually posted on doors the afternoon/evening before the maintenance is scheduled to occur.</span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 68: </td> <td> Line 86: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- Internet is one of the provided utilities included in the rent payment. There is wireless in the units as well as Ethernet ports in every room. The internet provider is Comcast, and Korcett is the company that manages and services the internet for the property. There is also MoobileNet wireless access in the Center.</span> </td> <td> <span>+ Internet is provided as part of the lease. There are two forms of Internet service available - wired and 802.11n wireless. The wireless network is unencrypted, and has poor reliability, but is available throughout the complex. Connections on the wireless network have been observed to drop every 60 seconds or so. The wired network has much better reliability and performance, but also experiences outages, and can be very slow when many people are online. In recent weeks, wired '''network outages have become frequent and long in duration''', sometimes lasting several days or more.<br> + <br> + Some residents have reported their data routing through Comcast, while others appear to route through the UCD backbone. Starting in late September, the ISP for the complex, Korcett, restricted all residents to a maximum of 12 Mbits/second - a significant reduction in network performance - even when the network was not heavily utilized. This has greatly increased the time required to download software updates and other large files, and is significantly worse than the service provided to most Davis residents by Comcast or by the University (for those on Resnet).<br> + <br> + [http://www.korcett.com/ Korcett] is a company that appears to provide network services to large student complexes. Calls for network problems are directed to Korcett, rather than to the upstream data provider, Comcast. Korcett only takes trouble calls during regular business hours. After hours (after around 5 PM Central Time) calls are handled by an answering machine. Attempts by residents from different buildings to reach a Korcett representative to report a major network outage resulted in reaching the answering machine. This is an important consideration for Ramble residents, as many residents depend on reliable connectivity for their academic work, especially at night. During business hours, Korcett technical support can be reached at (800)-379-3729.<br> + <br> + '''Cell Phone Service'''<br> + AT&amp;T: AT&amp;T reception is poor at some locations within complex.<br> + Verizon: Likewise, Verizon reception is substandard. That's because West Village is in the middle of nowhere.<br> + Sprint: [Please fill in]<br> + T-Mobile: [Please fill in]</span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 71: </td> <td> Line 99: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- Exterior doors and bedrooms use electronic keys, most likely using contact (very short range) RFID tags. The electronic system allows each resident’s key to open only the front door and their own bedroom door. A private courtesy patrol is on property between 8PM and 4AM every night.</span> </td> <td> <span>+ Exterior doors and bedrooms use electronic keys, most likely using contact (very short range) RFID tags. Door locks require AA batteries. It is unclear what happens when batteries run out of power. The complex is patrolled during the day by the UCD police department. At night, private security guards have been seen patrolling the grounds. A UCD police vehicle has also sometimes been observed at the entrance to the complex at night.<br> + <br> + A security guard also patrols at night, mostly to watch the uninhabited new apartments (likely to protect against vandals). Don't rely on them to break up noisy neighbors' parties or watch your bikes, their job is not to help you.<br> + <br> + '''Shade'''<br> + There is very little exterior shade available, so going outside in summer can be exceptionally warm. There are trees planted throughout the complex, however these are currently very young, and do not provide any shade. Apartments are shaded by the balconies of apartments above them, and by awnings that appear to have been designed to reduce, but not entirely block, sunlight at certain times of the day.</span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 74: </td> <td> Line 107: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> Entry to The Ramble is via Hutchinson just west of the 113 off-ramps. Go west from the Rec Pool (La Rue), turn north where the road splits Hutchinson vs Campbell, and navigate roundabouts. Access via bike path is available from a bridge that crosses 113 just behind Orchard Park. Access by bicycle using this method is easy and safe, and is highly recommended.<br> -<span>&nbsp;</span> </td> <td> <span>+</span> Entry to The Ramble is via Hutchinson just west of the 113 off-ramps. <span>&nbsp;</span>Go west from the Rec Pool (La Rue), turn north where the road splits Hutchinson vs Campbell, and navigate roundabouts.<span>&nbsp;</span> Access via bike path is available from a bridge that crosses 113 just behind Orchard Park. <span>&nbsp;</span>Access by bicycle using this method is easy and safe, and is highly recommended<span>. Caution: dividers have recently been added to the bike path where it intersects the bridge over the 113 freeway. These dividers are hard to see at night, and consist of holes cut in the path about an inch deep. Some holes have been filled with large rocks. Running into one of these dividers on a bicycle is likely to cause injury. UCD TAPS appears to have placed warning cones and other devices around the dividers. Bicycle access along Hutchison Drive is possible, but not recommended, as it requires crossing several highway entrance and exit ramps with little visibility for cars, potentially creating a very dangerous situation for cyclists</span>.<br> <span>+ <br> + [[Image(ParkingRain</span>-<span>thumb.gif, right)]]</span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 77: </td> <td> Line 111: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- Bicycle parking is ample. Each first-floor apartment has one bicycle rack space per bedroom. Additional spots for guests are located in the courtyard area of each cluster.<br> - <br> - Automobile parking is a mix of on-street and reserved lot spaces. Residents must place a parking sticker on their rear window. There is a $50 replacement fee for a lost parking sticker. UCD TAPS patrols the lots and enforces parking. Towing services are provided by All About Towing.<br> - <br> - Non-residents can park in two-hour or overflow parking (located on north-south running North Sage Street at the far north end of the property). After 10PM on weekdays, or during weekends, parking restrictions are not enforced. Access to the parking lots is via Hutchison Drive.<br> - <br> - The parking lot also contains large solar arrays that provide some shade to cars parked under them. The arrays are very high off the ground and therefore, due to the angle of the sun, do not provide consistent shade throughout the day. The covering also does not protect cars from rain, as gaps between the individual solar panels allow rain to splash onto cars. This results in even dirtier cars due to the rain washing off dust and dirt on the solar panels before splashing onto the cars below.</span> </td> <td> <span>+ Bicycle parking is ample. Each apartment has one bicycle rack space per bedroom, or may park their bike on their balcony if they have one. Additional spots for guests are located close by.<br> + <br> + Automobile parking is a mix of on-street and reserved lot spaces. As of mid-September, the (expensive) assigned parking spaces have been assigned, and residents must place a parking sticker on their rear window. There is a $50 replacement fee for a lost parking sticker. The complex has stated that UCD TAPS patrols the lot, although several residents reported on this page that they have not seen TAPS at the complex, nor have they observed tickets being handed out or cars being towed. When someone parks in a resident's spot, the resident is supposed to go to the office, obtain a violation notice, and place it on the car in question. The resident then has to find a place to park, which may be problematic given the parking restrictions.<br> + Non-residents can park in unreserved spaces (those without numbers above them or the word "Reserved" painted on them), but only for two hours at a time. After 10 PM on weekdays, or during weekends, the parking restriction is not enforced. Access to the parking lots is via Hutchison Drive. There is no way to access Russell Blvd directly from the parking lots.<br> + <br> + The parking lot also contains large solar arrays, which provide some shade to cars parked under them. The arrays are very high off the ground, so due to the angle of the sun, do not provide consistent shade throughout the day. The covering also does not protect cars underneath from rain, as gaps between the individual solar panels allow rain to splash onto cars. This results in even dirtier cars due to the rain cleaning off dust and dirt on the solar panels before splashing onto the cars below. '''The animated picture to the right illustrates water leaking through the gaps in-between solar panels during a period of ''light'' rain.''' The solar arrays in the parking lots were apparently not connected into the electrical grid when residents moved in. Since then, workers have hooked up the arrays in sections. During the times that work was being done on the arrays, residents who have parking spaces under the affected arrays were required to park elsewhere within the complex.</span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 86: </td> <td> Line 119: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- There are many amenities available for residents at The Center. The 24-hour gym offers stationary bikes, treadmills, ellipticals, weightlifting equipment including machines and free weights, a yoga studio, and a tanning booth. The 24-hour business center offers private study rooms and a computer center with computer stations and a printer in case a resident’s equipment fails. The Center also offers billiards tables, a ping pong table, and a four TV screen video game area with Wii, Xbox 360, and PlayStation 3. There is also a theater that can be reserved by residents. On the pool deck, there is a recreation pool and a heated lap pool, as well as a hot tub, fireplace lounge, a beach volleyball court, and a BBQ area with two gas grills and picnic tables.<br> - <br> - '''Leases'''<br> - Leases in the complex are per bedroom. You are responsible for your bedroom plus your share of the common area.<br> - <br> - Although electricity is provided for free, usage is capped. Usage beyond the cap results in charges added to your water bill. Your water is free unless you exceed a certain cap, however there is currently no way of tracking usage, and no warnings about approaching cap limits or commendations for being particularly frugal with power and water.</span> </td> <td> <span>+ The complex has a swimming pool, a beach volleyball court, and a gym with a variety of exercise machines such as treadmills and stationary bikes, which are helpful for those who (ironically) do not wish to bike 3-4 minutes to the ARC. Pool tables and XBox 360s with Kinnects are also provided. Inclined mesh fabric chair-like things support those who wish to play games, although these seem incompatible with using Kinnect games, since those require active motion.<br> + <br> + '''Unusual Leases'''<br> + Leases in the complex may be per bedroom or per unit. If you choose to lease per bedroom, you are responsible for your bedroom plus your share of the common area.<br> + <br> + Although electricity is provided for free, usage is capped. Usage beyond the cap results in charges added to your *water* bill. Your water is free unless you exceed a certain cap. If you have exceeded your cap, please post your experiences, including your rates of power and water consumption (if known) here.<br> + <br> + Additionally, there is currently no way of tracking usage, and there are no warnings about approaching cap limits or commendations for being particularly frugal with power and water. The Greenwave devices were initially intended for this purpose but ran into significant logistical conflicts with WiFi upon roll-out.</span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 94: </td> <td> Line 129: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- Rental rates are listed below. Rental rates are high for Davis, although Ramble does have amenities that other apartment complexes do not.<br> - <br> - The management offers various leasing specials at different times. This is not unusual at apartment complexes that need to fill empty units, or that want to maintain higher rental rates over the long term while offering short term incentives.<br> - <br> - Please Note: The Ramble is not part of UC Davis Student Housing.<br> - <br> - '''Features &amp; Amenities'''</span> </td> <td> <span>+ Rental rates are listed below.<br> + <br> + Management is inflexible with regards to considering specials that are not explicitly offered.<br> + <br> + Rental rates are very high for Davis, although some of the amenities in the complex are also unusual for Davis. A substantial amount of rent goes to throw frequent parties and fund promotions, many of which are aimed at marketing the complex to future renters, rather than towards resolving some of the numerous issues that have been documented on this wiki page and elsewhere.<br> + <br> + The management offers various leasing specials at different times. This is not unusual at apartment complexes that need to fill empty units, or that want to maintain higher rental rates over the long term while offering short term incentives. Many former residents are unhappy with the size of the discounts being offered to lure new residents compared to the size of any incentives that they received.<br> + <br> + <br> + '''Please Note:''' The Ramble is not part of ["UC Davis"] ["Student Housing"].<br> + <br> + '''Press Coverage'''<br> + The Ramble was recently reviewed in an [http://theaggie.org/article/2011/09/22/uc-davis-west-village-opens-to-mixed-reviews article] in the California Aggie. The article mentions both the supposedly environmentally friendly design of the complex (including the 4 Megawatt solar array), as well as the problems that residents have had with noise, non-functional appliances, and promised amenities not matching actual amenities.<br> + <br> + '''Recommendations for the Ramble Management'''<br> + Discussions with many Ramble and Viridian residents, as well as issues cited on the Wiki on the Ramble, Viridian, and West Village pages, and those cited in the Aggie, have led to a series of recommendations for the Ramble management:<br> + <br> + * Managers need to communicate better with each other about information related to the complex. Currently, you may get different answers (or no answer) to questions or issues depending on who you talk to.<br> + * Clear and frequent communication with residents about any issues that come up is essential.<br> + * When in doubt, use policies that make life easier for the residents. For example, if there are two possible policies for how to accomplish the same goal, and one policy would result in a resident being strongly inconvenienced while the other policy would work with the resident's needs, choose the policy that works with the resident's needs.<br> + * Residents are smart and talk to each other, to their friends, and to potential future residents. The reputation of the complex is a strong driver of future demand for housing at the complex, and therefore of the prices you can charge. Always consider how an action will impact the residents. If it is positive from the '''resident's''' point of view, this will improve the reputation of the complex, and thus raise future rental prices. If it is negative from a resident's view, it will likely lower future demand.<br> + * Give residents clear answers to questions, not carefully worded non-answers.<br> + * If a resident is paying for something, be sure to deliver it as promised, and on time.<br> + * Be sure everything in an apartment has been cleaned and tested before new residents are scheduled to move in.<br> + <br> + * Noisy activities shouldn't take place when people are normally sleeping. 10 PM - 8 AM are times when construction will probably wake people up.<br> + * Keep a list of solutions to common maintenance and management problems so that everyone can learn from each person's experience.<br> + * Think about how you would react to a decision if you were a resident affected by it. Would you feel better or worse about living at the complex if someone made that decision and you were affected by it?<br> + * Keep in mind that Davis is a small town, and word travels fast. If you do things that make residents happy, word will get around quickly. If you do things that make resident life more difficult, word about that gets around quickly too.<br> + * If something goes wrong (i.e. the internet) inform the residents of what you did to fix it. All residents assume that if nothing was said, nothing was done.<br> + * "Environmental Stewardship" = Do not falsely advertise sustainability if you don't actually practice it. Which you don't.<br> + <br> + * Involve residents in the creation of policies that affect them. This will help you to create policies that serve the needs of both the management and the residents. It will also make your job easier, since the residents may come up with solutions that you may not have thought of, or that solve the problems that policies are intended to address more effectively than those that don't include resident involvement.<br> + * Don't lose resident mail and deny responsibility.<br> + <br> + <br> + = Currently Offered =<br> + ## Mgmt can leave notes timely notes here about specials, discounts, promotions, announcements etc etc. Do NOT post huge, glossy flyers. This is not an advertisement space, it is a place to share timely information to prospective and current residents.<br> + <br> + = Features &amp; Amenities =<br> + </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 102: </td> <td> Line 171: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- Apartment Features Include:<br> - • Full size washers and dryers in every unit<br> - • Energy efficient appliances<br> - • Electricity, internet, and water included in rent<br> - • Private bathroom for each bedroom<br> - • Walk-in closets in every room<br> - • Large windows in the common area and each bedroom<br> - • Courtyards<br> - • Ceiling fans in bedrooms and living room<br> - <br> - <br> - The Center Amenities:<br> - • Large Fitness center with yoga studio<br> - • Sand volleyball court<br> - • Outdoor kitchens and grilling areas<br> - • Outdoor fireplace with seating<br> - • Study lounges and conference rooms with current technology<br> - • Recreation pool, heated lap pool, and a hot tub<br> - • Wireless internet connected to MoobileNet<br> - • Tanning booth</span> </td> <td> <span>+ ''Apartment Features Include:''<br> + * Full size washers and dryers in every unit<br> + * Energy efficient appliances<br> + * Electricity, internet, and water included in rent<br> + * Private bathroom for each bedroom<br> + * Walk-in closets in some apartments<br> + * Normal-sized windows<br> + * Courtyards<br> + * Ceiling fans in bedrooms and living room<br> + [[Image(RambleOutdoorAmenities.jpg, right, thumbnail, 350, "A view of the pool and volleyball court")]]<br> + ''The Center Amenities:''<br> + * Average fitness center with yoga room<br> + * Sand volleyball court<br> + * Outdoor kitchens and grilling areas<br> + * Outdoor fireplace with seating<br> + * Study lounges and conference rooms with current technology<br> + * Recreation pool, heated lap pool, and a hot tub<br> + * Wireless internet connected to MoobileNet</span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 124: </td> <td> Line 191: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- Pet Friendly Community.<br> - <br> - '''Zero-Net Energy'''<br> - The Ramble was designed as a model community for energy efficiency and environmental stewardship. Energy efficient building design and technologies have been incorporated throughout to dramatically decrease energy consumption. In theory, The Ramble is designed to use 50% less energy than traditionally-constructed buildings. The Ramble is marketed as working both sides of the energy equation by reducing energy demand while converting sun into energy to power the community, essentially eliminating its energy footprint for a zero-net energy impact.<br> - <br> - '''Mobility'''<br> - <br> - The bike path and highway pedestrian bridge that connects West Village to the UC Davis campus.<br> - <br> - Public Transportation - The Apartments are located on Unitrans V bus line. Several Yolobus routes stop nearby.<br> - <br> - Bicycle - You can get to the Davis Bike Loop. The UC Davis campus is just over half a mile away. There are bike lanes/connectors on some of the surrounding streets.<br> - <br> - Parking - Covered/uncovered, single/tandem parking provided. Pay per space.<br> - ||Parking type||||Cost||<br> - ||Single (unassigned space)||||$15/month||<br> - ||Single (assigned covered space)||||$30/month||<br> - ||Tandem (assigned covered space)||||$12.50/month||<br> - ||Tandem (assigned uncovered space)||||$10/month||<br> - <br> - Floor Plans<br> - ||Ramble A - 898 sq. ft||<br> - ||Ramble B - 1132 sq. ft||<br> - ||Ramble C - 1219 sq. ft||<br> - ||Ramble D - 1453 sq. ft||<br> - <br> - ||Apt Size||||Sq ft||||Deposit||||Price by Room||<br> - ||2 bedrooms x 2 bathrooms||||898 sq. ft||||$150||||$963||<br> - ||3 bedrooms x 3 bathrooms||||1132 sq. ft||||$150||||$825||<br> - ||3 bedrooms x 3 bathrooms||||1219 sq. ft||||$150||||$825-$845||<br> - ||4 bedrooms x 4 bathrooms||||1453 sq. ft||||$150||||$789-$799||</span> </td> <td> <span>+ || Pet Friendly Community: Note that some residents are very careless about picking up after their pets than others so you will encounter animal feces on a regular basis. ||<br> + <br> + <br> + =Net Zero Energy=<br> + The Ramble was designed as a model community for energy efficiency and environmental stewardship. Energy efficient building design and technologies have been incorporated throughout to decrease energy consumption dramatically. In theory, The Ramble is designed to use 50% less energy than traditionally-constructed buildings. The Ramble is marketed as working both sides of the energy equation by reducing energy demand while converting sun into energy to power the community, essentially eliminating its energy footprint for a net zero energy impact (after initial building energy costs).<br> + <br> + In reality, this is likely bad math, essentially saying that once you remove the community's largest source of energy consumption (it's construction), and the second largest (its eventual decommissioning and deconstruction) it nets no energy consumption. That's like saying that once you cut out the box of donuts you eat every day, you burn more calories than you take in. The only way that the community can actually net no energy usage is if, over its entire life cycle, it produces at least as much energy as it consumes. This does not mean that the community is unusually energy efficient, however.<br> + <br> + = Mobility =<br> + [[Image(RambleBikePath.jpg, right, thumbnail, 350, "The bike path and highway pedestrian bridge that connects ["West Village"] to the UC Davis campus.")]]<br> + '''Public Transportation''' - The Apartments are located on ["Unitrans"] ["V bus line"]. Several ["Yolobus"] routes stop nearby.<br> + <br> + '''Bicycle''' - You can get to the ["Davis Bike Loop"]. The ["UC Davis"] campus is just over half a mile away. There are bike lanes/connectors on some of the surrounding streets.<br> + <br> + '''Parking''' - Covered/uncovered, single/tandem parking provided. Pay per space.<br> + <br> + ||&lt;bgcolor='#E0E0FF' tableborder=1 tablebordercolor='#aaaaaa'&gt;'''Parking type'''||'''Cost'''||<br> + ||&lt;bgcolor='#E0E0FF'&gt;Single (unassigned space)||$15/month||<br> + ||&lt;bgcolor='#E0E0FF'&gt;Single (assigned covered space)||$30/month||<br> + ||&lt;bgcolor='#E0E0FF'&gt;Tandem (assigned covered space)||$12.50/month||<br> + ||&lt;bgcolor='#E0E0FF'&gt;Tandem (assigned uncovered space)||$10/month||<br> + <br> + = Floor Plans =<br> + <br> + [[Image(A.jpg, thumbnail, 240, "Ramble A - 898 sq. ft")]]<br> + [[Image(B.jpg, thumbnail, 240, "Ramble B - 1132 sq. ft")]]<br> + [[Image(C.jpg, thumbnail, 240, "Ramble C - 1219 sq. ft")]]<br> + [[Image(D.jpg, thumbnail, 240, "Ramble D - 1453 sq. ft")]]<br> + <br> + ====<br> + <br> + ||&lt;bgcolor='#E0E0FF' tableborder=1 tablebordercolor='#aaaaaa'&gt;'''Apt Size'''||'''Sq ft'''||&lt;bgcolor='#E0E0FF'&gt;'''Rent'''||'''Deposit'''||&lt;bgcolor='#E0E0FF'&gt;'''Price by Room'''||'''Comments'''||<br> + ||&lt;bgcolor='#E0E0FF'&gt;2 bedrooms x 2 bathrooms||898 sq. ft||&lt;bgcolor='#E0E0FF'&gt;$1926/month||$300||&lt;bgcolor='#E0E0FF'&gt;$963||Not allowed to share rooms in any floor plan||<br> + ||&lt;bgcolor='#E0E0FF'&gt;3 bedrooms x 3 bathrooms||1132 sq. ft||&lt;bgcolor='#E0E0FF'&gt;$2475/month||$450||&lt;bgcolor='#E0E0FF'&gt;$825||Application Fee: $30/person||<br> + ||&lt;bgcolor='#E0E0FF'&gt;3 bedrooms x 3 bathrooms||1219 sq. ft||&lt;bgcolor='#E0E0FF'&gt;$2475-2535/month||$450||&lt;bgcolor='#E0E0FF'&gt;$825-$845||Larger room for $845||<br> + ||&lt;bgcolor='#E0E0FF'&gt;4 bedrooms x 4 bathrooms||1453 sq. ft||&lt;bgcolor='#E0E0FF'&gt;$3156-3196/month||$600||&lt;bgcolor='#E0E0FF'&gt;$789-$799||Larger room for $799||<br> + <br> + It would appear that beginning in 2012, leases are only offered by the room, which require a $150 deposit each. The "Rent" and "Deposit" columns simply reflect the aggregate cost for each unit.</span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 158: </td> <td> Line 232: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- There is an additional $400 deposit per pet (limit two per unit), subject to age, weight, and breed restrictions.<br> - <br> - The furniture package is available for $25 per person per month, and includes a desk, chair, dresser, full extra-long bedframe and mattress, and a nightstand in each bedroom. The package also includes a sectional sofa, end table, coffee table, media table, four bar stools, and a dining table with four chairs for the common area.<br> - <br> - Energy Allotments<br> - ||Month||||4 bedroom||||3 bedroom||||2 bedroom||<br> - ||January||||905 kWh||||643 kWh||||556 kWh||<br> - ||February||||665 kWh||||510 kWh||||411 kWh||<br> - ||March||||579 kWh||||493 kWh||||373 kWh||<br> - ||April||||540 kWh||||464 kWh||||422 kWh||<br> - ||May||||578 kWh||||481 kWh||||459 kWh||<br> - ||June||||595 kWh||||503 kWh||||473 kWh||<br> - ||July||||652 kWh||||552 kWh||||515 kWh||<br> - ||August||||622 kWh||||528 kWh||||493 kWh||<br> - ||September||||555 kWh||||474 kWh||||439 kWh||<br> - ||October||||532 kWh||||465 kWh||||405 kWh||<br> - ||November||||599 kWh||||628 kWh||||376 kWh||<br> - ||December||||884 kWh||||628 kWh||||547 kWh||<br> - <br> - ||Unit Type||||Monthly Quota for Cold Water||<br> - ||2x2||||883 gallons||<br> - ||3x3||||1,324 gallons||<br> - ||4x4||||1,767 gallons||</span> </td> <td> <span>+ There is an additional $400 deposit per pet (limit two per unit), subject to age, weight, and breed restrictions. Furniture packages are available for $25 per person per month and includes a desk, chair, dresser, and bed.<br> + <br> + ||&lt;bgcolor='#E0E0FF' tableborder=1 tablebordercolor='#aaaaaa'&gt;'''Month'''||'''4 bedroom'''||&lt;bgcolor='#E0E0FF'&gt;'''3 bedroom'''||'''2 bedroom'''||<br> + ||&lt;bgcolor='#E0E0FF'&gt;January||905 kWh||&lt;bgcolor='#E0E0FF'&gt;643 kWh||556 kWh||<br> + ||&lt;bgcolor='#E0E0FF'&gt;February||665 kWh||&lt;bgcolor='#E0E0FF'&gt;510 kWh||411 kWh||<br> + ||&lt;bgcolor='#E0E0FF'&gt;March||579 kWh||&lt;bgcolor='#E0E0FF'&gt;493 kWh||373 kWh||<br> + ||&lt;bgcolor='#E0E0FF'&gt;April||540 kWh||&lt;bgcolor='#E0E0FF'&gt;464 kWh||422 kWh||<br> + ||&lt;bgcolor='#E0E0FF'&gt;May||578 kWh||&lt;bgcolor='#E0E0FF'&gt;481 kWh||459 kWh||<br> + ||&lt;bgcolor='#E0E0FF'&gt;June||595 kWh||&lt;bgcolor='#E0E0FF'&gt;503 kWh||473 kWh||<br> + ||&lt;bgcolor='#E0E0FF'&gt;July||652 kWh||&lt;bgcolor='#E0E0FF'&gt;552 kWh||515 kWh||<br> + ||&lt;bgcolor='#E0E0FF'&gt;August||622 kWh||&lt;bgcolor='#E0E0FF'&gt;528 kWh||493 kWh||<br> + ||&lt;bgcolor='#E0E0FF'&gt;September||555 kWh||&lt;bgcolor='#E0E0FF'&gt;474 kWh||439 kWh||<br> + ||&lt;bgcolor='#E0E0FF'&gt;October||532 kWh||&lt;bgcolor='#E0E0FF'&gt;465 kWh||405 kWh||<br> + ||&lt;bgcolor='#E0E0FF'&gt;November||599 kWh||&lt;bgcolor='#E0E0FF'&gt;628 kWh||376 kWh||<br> + ||&lt;bgcolor='#E0E0FF'&gt;December||884 kWh||&lt;bgcolor='#E0E0FF'&gt;628 kWh||547 kWh||<br> + <br> + ||&lt;bgcolor='#E0E0FF' tableborder=1 tablebordercolor='#aaaaaa'&gt;'''Unit type'''||'''Monthly quota for cold water'''||<br> + ||&lt;bgcolor='#E0E0FF'&gt;2 bedroom||883 gallons||<br> + ||&lt;bgcolor='#E0E0FF'&gt;3 bedroom||1,324 gallons||<br> + ||&lt;bgcolor='#E0E0FF'&gt;4 bedroom||1,767 gallons||</span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 183: </td> <td> Line 254: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 184: </td> <td> Line 256: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- <br> - Photos<br> - • To learn more about rental housing in Davis, check out our Housing Guide as well as our Apartments pages.</span> </td> <td> <span>+ = Internet Access =<br> + A brief overview of the networking equipment involved in providing Internet access to residents.<br> + [[Image(RambleCoreNetworkingEquipmentC.jpg, thumbnail, 250)]]<br> + [[Image(RambleCoreNetworkingEquipmentA.jpg, thumbnail, 250)]]<br> + [[Image(RambleCoreNetworkingEquipmentB.jpg, thumbnail, 250)]]<br> + [[Image(RambleNetworkingEquipment.jpg, thumbnail, 250)]]<br> + <br> + ====<br> + <br> + '''''Residents experiencing difficulties with Internet access should be aware that:'''''<br> + * Management is incapable of resolving any issues directly--they will refer you to either Korcett or Comcast<br> + * Korcett only manages the provision of access to the Internet--the scope of their support services is limited to equipment they have set up<br> + * Comcast Business Class provides the Internet service itself--if there is a problem on their end, residents will just have to ride it out<br> + * ''This is a new complex and many of the details below have, and are subject to change''<br> + <br> + The main building (The Center) has traditional ["MOObilenet" moobilenet(x)] service as you would normally encounter on campus. The workstations (2 Apple, 2 Dell) are run through a single NAT device on 192.168/16 and use UC Davis IP address space. You should be able to access University resources without logging into the [http://daviswiki.org/Shields_Library#head-7e75b91944851e46749cef9670eaecf04ce0317c "Library VPN"].<br> + <br> + Internet access for the dwelling units is managed via a DHCP server regardless of whether you connect via hardwired Ethernet or 802.11 wireless. The large subnet combined with the fact that DHCP leases are offered for one hour, means that there will be plenty of available IP address space that cycles around on a frequent basis.<br> + <br> + DHCP clients appear to be mapped 1:1 with ["Comcast"] IP address space and you are firewalled. Pinging firewalled IPs (ICMP) from outside will result in a TTL expired error. Turn on encryption if you don't want them snooping on you as there are management devices and DNS servers (on 10/8). Outbound SMTP traffic on port 25 is usually throttled or blocked. There are no bandwidth quotas.<br> + <br> + One bedroom in each unit will have a Ubiquiti wireless access point that broadcasts the "West Village Wireless" SSID. Another bedroom will have a low-voltage cabinet that contains among other things, an unmanaged Netgear 100M switch. Maintenance took away the keys to these cabinets in the midst of addressing the Internet connectivity issues, so don't expect access to this cabinet.<br> + <br> + The Ethernet drops provided to the Netgear switches in the dwelling units are connected to a patch panel in the fire alarm control panel room. Individual patch panel ports are then connected to a 48-port Dell managed switch upstream at 100M. This Dell switch in turn, is connected to other devices via a CAT5 Ethernet cable and a fiber optic cable with two LC to LC connectors. There are a lot of measures in place to prevent TFUs (tenant, er... foul-ups). Spanning-tree is enabled to prevent bridging loops. ARP/DHCP is dropped by the managed switch, in case someone plugs in their router backwards. Everything seems to be set up as it should, to prevent TFUs.<br> + <br> + For the layman: WiFi provided by the complex inside your apartment is unreliable if you have microwave-happy housemates. Bring a long Ethernet cable or set up your own 5GHz wireless access point (you can place one in the living room). Tech support (Korcett) is based in Texas and operates during business hours over there.<br> + <br> + Fun fact: NAT table overflow on Korcett equipment occasionally allows residents to get around the 12/12 Internet speed provisioning. Don't ask.<br> + <br> + [[Image(09-aug-2012.png, right, thumbnail, 300, "Complaining on their Facebook page seems to be the most effective method of communicating the loss of Internet connectivity")]]<br> + '''Significant outages'''<br> + There have been a number of Internet outages throughout the course of WQ 2012 finals week (3/18-3/24). Only ["Comcast"] service (provided via Korcett) was affected. Internet connectivity through the UCD NOC (["MOObilenet" moobilenet(x)]) available at the Business Center remained unaffected. On August 9 2012, connectivity to the Internet was down for the entire apartment complex through Korcett-managed Comcast Business Class '''''and''''' UCD moobilenet: a first for the complex since it first opened in 2011.<br> + <br> + '''Mitigating loss of Internet connectivity'''<br> + Over the course of the 2011-2012 leasing year, residents have experienced two primary types of outages:<br> + 1. Inability to request DHCP addresses (via wired Ethernet, or 802.11 wireless) - this is what residents typically experience, a workaround for this type of issue is available<br> + 2. Service gateway downtime - in this case, the "bridge" to the Internet itself is down, and Korcett/Comcast must manually restore connectivity to the complex<br> + <br> + As mentioned before, setting up a personal wireless router will eliminate most issues '''if''' it is configured with a static public (global) IP address--and thus not rely on DHCP IP provisioning or Korcett's border firewall. To do this:<br> + * Set up your router and register it to a KMC account, noting down the MAC address and account number for easy reference<br> + * Call up Korcett and mention that you'd like to request a '''public IP address''' for one of your registered devices<br> + * Power cycle your router after this is done, request your public IP address via DHCP, note it down, and reconfigure your router with the same IP settings manually (static IP)<br> + * Note: Normal DHCP leases cycle around on a regular basis and have dynamic IP-to-MAC associations whereas a public IP address is permanently bound to your MAC address. ''Do not reconfigure a DHCP NAT IP as static unless you want to be promptly kicked off in an hour.''</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> The Ramble Apartmentshttp://daviswiki.org/The_Ramble_Apartments2013-04-30 14:50:25JMcleod <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for The Ramble Apartments<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 112: </td> <td> Line 112: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- [[Image(Pool.jpg, right, thumbnail, 400, "View of the pool and volleyball court")]]</span> </td> <td> </td> </tr> </table> </div> The Ramble Apartmentshttp://daviswiki.org/The_Ramble_Apartments2013-04-30 14:49:26JMcleod <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for The Ramble Apartments<p><strong></strong></p>No differences found!</div> The Ramble Apartmentshttp://daviswiki.org/The_Ramble_Apartments2013-04-30 14:49:12JMcleod <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for The Ramble Apartments<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - 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. </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 171: </td> <td> Line 171: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> ||July||||652 kWh<span>|</span>||||552 kWh||||515 kWh|| </td> <td> <span>+</span> ||July||||652 kWh||||552 kWh||||515 kWh|| </td> </tr> </table> </div> The Ramble Apartmentshttp://daviswiki.org/The_Ramble_Apartments2013-04-30 14:25:23JMcleod <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for The Ramble Apartments<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 139: </td> <td> Line 139: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- </span>Parking type<span>&nbsp;</span>Cost<span><br> - </span>Single (unassigned space)<span>&nbsp;</span>$15/month<span><br> - </span>Single (assigned covered space)<span>&nbsp;</span>$30/month<span><br> - </span>Tandem (assigned covered space)<span>&nbsp;</span>$12.50/month<span><br> - </span>Tandem (assigned uncovered space)<span>&nbsp;</span>$10/month </td> <td> <span>+ ||</span>Parking type<span>||||</span>Cost<span>||<br> + ||</span>Single (unassigned space)<span>||||</span>$15/month<span>||<br> + ||</span>Single (assigned covered space)<span>||||</span>$30/month<span>||<br> + ||</span>Tandem (assigned covered space)<span>||||</span>$12.50/month<span>||<br> + ||</span>Tandem (assigned uncovered space)<span>||||</span>$10/month<span>||<br> + </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 145: </td> <td> Line 146: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- </span>Ramble A - 898 sq. ft<span><br> - </span>Ramble B - 1132 sq. ft<span>&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Ramble C - 1219 sq. ft<span>&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Ramble D - 1453 sq. ft<span><br> - <br> - </span>Apt Size<span>&nbsp;</span>Sq ft<span>&nbsp;</span>Deposit<span>&nbsp;</span>Price by Room<span><br> - </span>2 bedrooms x 2 bathrooms<span>&nbsp;898 sq. ft </span>$150<span>&nbsp;</span>$963<span><br> - </span>3 bedrooms x 3 bathrooms<span>&nbsp;1132 sq. ft </span>$150<span>&nbsp;$825<br> - </span>3 bedrooms x 3 bathrooms<span>&nbsp;1219 sq. ft </span>$150<span>&nbsp;</span>$825-$845<span><br> - </span>4 bedrooms x 4 bathrooms<span>&nbsp;</span>1453 sq. ft<span>&nbsp;</span>$150<span>&nbsp;</span>$789-$799 </td> <td> <span>+ ||</span>Ramble A - 898 sq. ft<span>||<br> + ||</span>Ramble B - 1132 sq. ft<span>||<br> + ||</span>Ramble C - 1219 sq. ft<span>||<br> + ||</span>Ramble D - 1453 sq. ft<span>||<br> + <br> + ||</span>Apt Size<span>||||</span>Sq ft<span>||||</span>Deposit<span>||||</span>Price by Room<span>||<br> + ||</span>2 bedrooms x 2 bathrooms<span>||||898 sq. ft||||</span>$150<span>||||</span>$963<span>||<br> + ||</span>3 bedrooms x 3 bathrooms<span>||||1132 sq. ft||||</span>$150<span>||||$825||<br> + ||</span>3 bedrooms x 3 bathrooms<span>||||1219 sq. ft||||</span>$150<span>||||</span>$825-$845<span>||<br> + ||</span>4 bedrooms x 4 bathrooms<span>||||</span>1453 sq. ft<span>||||</span>$150<span>||||</span>$789-$799<span>||</span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 161: </td> <td> Line 164: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- Month 4 bedroom 3 bedroom 2 bedroom<br> - January 905 kWh 643 kWh 556 kWh<br> - February 665 kWh 510 kWh 411 kWh<br> - March 579 kWh 493 kWh 373 kWh<br> - April 540 kWh 464 kWh 422 kWh<br> - May 578 kWh 481 kWh 459 kWh<br> - June 595 kWh 503 kWh 473 kWh<br> - July 652 kWh 552 kWh 515 kWh<br> - August 622 kWh 528 kWh 493 kWh<br> - September 555 kWh 474 kWh 439 kWh<br> - October 532 kWh 465 kWh 405 kWh<br> - November 599 kWh 628 kWh 376 kWh<br> - December 884 kWh 628 kWh 547 kWh<br> - Unit type Monthly quota for cold water<br> - 2 bedroom 883 gallons<br> - 3 bedroom 1,324 gallons<br> - 4 bedroom 1,767 gallons</span> </td> <td> <span>+ ||Month||||4 bedroom||||3 bedroom||||2 bedroom||<br> + ||January||||905 kWh||||643 kWh||||556 kWh||<br> + ||February||||665 kWh||||510 kWh||||411 kWh||<br> + ||March||||579 kWh||||493 kWh||||373 kWh||<br> + ||April||||540 kWh||||464 kWh||||422 kWh||<br> + ||May||||578 kWh||||481 kWh||||459 kWh||<br> + ||June||||595 kWh||||503 kWh||||473 kWh||<br> + ||July||||652 kWh|||||552 kWh||||515 kWh||<br> + ||August||||622 kWh||||528 kWh||||493 kWh||<br> + ||September||||555 kWh||||474 kWh||||439 kWh||<br> + ||October||||532 kWh||||465 kWh||||405 kWh||<br> + ||November||||599 kWh||||628 kWh||||376 kWh||<br> + ||December||||884 kWh||||628 kWh||||547 kWh||<br> + <br> + ||Unit Type||||Monthly Quota for Cold Water||<br> + ||2x2||||883 gallons||<br> + ||3x3||||1,324 gallons||<br> + ||4x4||||1,767 gallons||<br> + </span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> The Ramble Apartmentshttp://daviswiki.org/The_Ramble_Apartments2013-04-30 14:04:59JMcleod <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for The Ramble Apartments<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 23: </td> <td> Line 23: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> <span>'''</span>The Ramble Apartments<span>'''</span> is a<span>&nbsp;192-u</span>n<span>it ["Apartments"</span> apartment complex<span>]</span> at <span>["</span>West Village<span>"]</span>. <span>It o</span>pened in September 2011<span>.</span> <span>I</span>t is privately owned and managed by Bay Area firm Carmel Partners. </td> <td> <span>+</span> The Ramble Apartments is an apartment complex at West Village. <span>O</span>pened in September 2011<span>,</span> <span>i</span>t is privately owned and managed by <span>the </span>Bay Area firm Carmel Partners. </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 26: </td> <td> Line 26: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- Buildings are large and brightly painted on the exteriors. Exteriors are corrugated. This produces an appearance that some have described as "industrial" and others have noted that it looks like the sides of shipping containers.<br> - <br> - Each building is covered with solar panels. Landscaping is extensive, but it blocks easy access to the parking lots. (Some lots are accessible only through a single point which may be distant from your building.) The areas beyond the occupied portions of West Village are construction areas, or very large dirt fields.<br> - <br> - Buildings are arranged in clusters of two to four buildings around a central courtyard area. The central area has grass, sidewalks, a BBQ grill, and bicycle parking for residents and their guests. A large grassy area with young trees, or a pool and recreation area, separates the clusters from each other. Some residents use the grassy areas to walk or play with their dogs. Bicycle paths connect the clusters to the main path to campus.<br> - <br> - The complex is brightly lit at night, especially on the interior side of each cluster. Residents with rooms facing into a cluster interior may have significant light coming in through their windows at night, although this can be mitigated to some extent using the window blinds. Sound insulation ''within'' apartments is reasonably good, making it easier for several residents to live in close proximity.<br> - <br> - There are large community patios for the units. Upper floor balconies are connected via walkways that run the length of the building.<br> - <br> - As of early September, 2011 the complex lacked trash cans or recycle bins anywhere in the complex. Trash bins added later were insufficient to handle the community's trash, resulting in trash overflowing from the bins. Subsequent additions of trash cans and recycle bins along parking lot edges, and in cluster interiors have addressed the issue.</span> </td> <td> <span>+ The buildings are large and brightly painted on the exteriors, and the roof of each building is covered with solar panels. Landscaping is extensive throughout the property.<br> + <br> + Buildings are arranged in clusters of two, three, and four buildings around a central courtyard area. The central area has grass, sidewalks, a BBQ grill, picnic tables, and bicycle parking for residents and their guests. Bicycle paths connect the clusters to the main path to campus.<br> + <br> + The complex is brightly lit at night, especially on the interior side of each cluster. Sound insulation within apartments is reasonably good, making it easier for several residents to live in close proximity.<br> + <br> + There are large community patios for the units. Upper floor balconies are connected via walkways that run the length of the building.</span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 39: </td> <td> Line 35: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- Each unit has bedroom/bathroom pieces adjoining a common area that runs the length of the apartment. The common area in each apartment is the same. 2 bedroom apartments have both bedrooms on one side. 3 bedrooms are a 2 bedroom + 1 additional (larger) room on the other side of the common area. 4 bedrooms are a 2 bedroom + 2 additional (larger) bedrooms on the other side of the common area. Interiors are painted an off-white color. Doors are white, with white door frames. The front door interior color is the same as it is on the outside.<br> - <br> - The common area has hardwood floors. Flooring in some units is wavy (uneven) rather than flat. The kitchen, which occupies the center of the common area has an island with range/oven and drawers/cupboards, a bank of cupboards with the sink, microwave, and a refrigerator with an ice maker in the freezer. All counter surfaces are covered in a white marble-like surface. Cabinets are dark brown, and have metal handles. The trim surrounding the door open button on the microwaves in multiple apartments has been observed to detach from the unit, presenting a sharp edge to anyone walking past. As this problem has appeared in many units, this appears to be a design or manufacturing flaw in the microwave itself.<br> - <br> - Bedrooms are small and have carpeted floors. A typical bedroom has sufficient room for a XL full sized bed, a small desk, chair, and a dresser but very little else. Each bedroom also has a ceiling fan, a bathroom, and a closet accessible through the bathroom. Because bedroom closets open into the bathroom, moisture issues may result. Moisture levels may also be problematic for items stored in the closets. Bathrooms and closets in some bedrooms have doors that swing open, making several square feet of floor space unusable. In some bedrooms, however, closet doors slide into the wall, taking almost no floor space.<br> - <br> - A network jack and cable TV outlet can be found in each bedroom and in the common area. Although the cable TV jack is located along a large wall, where a TV can likely be connected easily, the network jacks are located along small walls adjoining the bathrooms, far from where computers are likely to be used. A very long Ethernet cable or a wireless router will be required to overcome this limitation.<br> - <br> - The ceilings are very high - at least 10 feet, and higher in some areas. High ceilings give the apartments a more spacious feel, but also lead to higher heating and cooling costs, due to the larger volume of air and the tendency of hot air to rise to the ceiling. However, large, 4 speed ceiling fans with integrated lights are provided in the common area and each bedroom, which aids in improving air circulation. The large windows and sliding doors can also be opened to provide a cross breeze on days when outside temperatures are comfortable, although construction noise sometimes makes this impractical at night.<br> - <br> - Heating and AC are electronically controlled from a large, glowing display panel, which may be programmed to provide different temperatures at different times of the day. The control panel forgets your temperature settings whenever you change between heating, cooling, and "off" modes, switching to a temperature programmed in to a pre-set schedule. It is possible to reprogram the schedule. The panel beeps loudly when buttons are pressed, which may wake your apartment mates if used during the night. Blinds are effective in blocking out sunlight on warm days.<br> - <br> - A quiet, stacked washer / dryer unit is included in a closet in the common area of each unit. The washer and dryer appear to have sensors that determine the proper washing time, amount of water, and drying time without user intervention. Knobs on the units allow the user to rapidly choose common pre-sets. Other settings may also be chosen manually.<br> - <br> - Bathroom floors are made from ceramic tiles. Bathroom counters are white marble. Bathrooms contain motion sensors that turn of lights if no movement is detected for a certain amount of time. The sensors may become obstructed by the closet doors in some bedrooms, resulting in a loss of light in the bathroom at inconvenient times if the door is left open. Only some bathrooms appear to contain a fan. Some residents have reported that their fans are noisy and never turn off. Fans appear to be connected to humidity sensors, and automatically suck air out of the bathroom when humidity climbs too high. Toilets in the bathrooms are unusually high off the ground, and may not be comfortable for someone under 5'8" tall.<br> - <br> - Bathtubs are unusually deep. This is great for taking baths, but not great for cleaning, since it may be difficult to reach the bottom of the tub from outside it. Showers have sufficient water pressure for the water to reach the opposite end of the tub, which aids in cleaning. Shower heads are 6 or 7 feet above the bottom of the tub, and may be hard for shorter residents to reach. However, the shower heads are adjustable, which aids in cleaning, and have two modes, normal and pulsing, to choose from. A soap holder is integrated into the tile shower walls. Sufficient flat space is available on top of the tub to place a shampoo bottle. The shower curtain pole curves out into the bathroom, providing more interior space when the curtain is closed. The shower is unusually refreshing for a Davis bathroom for some reason.<br> - <br> - Bathrooms also include a towel rack, an elegant towel ring, and a "hook" next the shower for hanging your bath towel on. The medicine cabinet has an unusual design in which shelves are fixed at multiple elevations, but do not extend across the cabinet. This has the advantage of making it easy to organize items within the cabinet, but the disadvantage of not having as much surface area as if the shelves extended the length of the cabinet. Since the shelves are fixed, if an item is too tall, there is no way to rearrange the shelves to allow it to fit. Another unusual aspect to this design is a set of indentations in the shelves that can be used to hang toothbrushes from vertically, thus freeing up space within the cabinet or on the counter.</span> </td> <td> <span>+ Each unit has two, three, or four bedroom/bathrooms adjoining a common area that runs the length of the apartment. The common area in each apartment is the same. Interiors are painted an off-white color. Doors are white, with white door frames.<br> + <br> + The common area has hardwood floors. The kitchen, which occupies the center of the common area, has an island with stovetop/oven and drawers/cupboards, a bank of cupboards below the sink, microwave, and a refrigerator with an ice maker in the freezer. All counter surfaces are covered in a white marble-like surface. Cabinets are dark brown, and have metal handles.<br> + <br> + Bedrooms have carpeted floors. A typical bedroom has sufficient room for an XL full-sized bed, a desk, chair, night stand, and a dresser. Each bedroom also has a ceiling fan with an integrated light, a bathroom, and a walk-in closet.<br> + <br> + A network jack and cable TV outlet can be found in each bedroom and in the common area. Although the cable TV jack is located along a large wall, where a TV can likely be connected easily, the network jack is located along the small wall next to the bathroom.<br> + <br> + The ceilings are very high - at least 10 feet, and higher in some areas. High ceilings give the apartments a more spacious feel. Large, 4-speed ceiling fans with integrated lights are provided in the common area and each bedroom, which aids air circulation. The large windows and sliding doors can be opened to provide a cross breeze on days when outside temperatures are comfortable.<br> + Heating and AC are electronically controlled from a display panel, which may be programmed to provide different temperatures at different times of the day.<br> + <br> + A quiet, stacked washer/dryer unit is included in a closet in the common area of each unit.<br> + <br> + Bathroom floors are made from ceramic tiles. Bathroom counters are white marble. Bathrooms contain motion sensors that turn off lights if no movement is detected for thirty minutes.<br> + <br> + Bathtubs are quite deep, which is great for taking baths. Showers have sufficient water pressure for the water to reach the opposite end of the tub. Shower heads are 6 or 7 feet above the bottom of the tub, and may be hard for shorter residents to reach. However, the shower heads are adjustable and have two modes, normal and pulsing. The shower is unusually refreshing for a Davis bathroom for some reason.<br> + <br> + Bathrooms also include a towel rack, a towel ring, and a towel hook next to the shower.</span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 60: </td> <td> Line 55: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- Deep cupboards in the kitchen area are mounted very high as well. A person of 5'4" will need a step stool to make full use of these cupboards, which, apart from the small bedroom closets and areas under bathroom sinks, are the only storage in the unit. Bedroom closets are quite small, and contain shelving. The top shelves are too high to be reachable by a female of average height, as well as many men. The closet shelves have a rack design that allows them to be used to both hang items from on hangers, as well as to place items on top of their surfaces. Unfortunately, there is not enough separation between many of the upper and lower shelves. For example, hanging a coat from an upper shelf will cause the coat to rest on the top of the lower shelf, thus making the lower shelf unusable for storage of other items. Struts supporting some of the shelves also obstruct much of the shelf space on the shelf below. These issues make much of the tiny amount of storage in the closets impractical to use.<br> - <br> - Those who have larger items such as boxes, vacuum cleaners, etc. may wish to leave as much as possible at home (if they have local family), or will likely need to store these items in the open in the common area.<br> - <br> - '''Noise'''<br> - Due to the hardwood floors inside the apartments, it is often possible to hear people walking around in the apartment above you. '''Construction takes place during both the day and night (possibly 24 hours a day?). Residents from different points in the complex have reported hearing beeping, engine noise, generators, lifting equipment, paving machinery, sawing of metal, alarm testing, and other construction noise late at night and early in the morning. Heavy machinery can be heard backing up and beeping loudly at 2 AM, and can be seen moving past apartment windows at 7 AM!''' As construction is expected to take place within West Village for the next several '''years''', this will likely be an ongoing issue.<br> - <br> - '''Smells'''<br> - A number of residents have commented on the spread of kitchen smells through the apartments. The kitchen stove is located in the center of the common area, and lacks a fume hood, although an air vent near the ceiling on a nearby wall sucks air in from the kitchen. As reported, smells from the kitchen get sucked into the ventilation system and spread throughout the apartment. Some residents have continued to smell food cooked in the kitchen days earlier when in their bedrooms. Fortunately, the large windows allow the entire apartment to be ventilated in only a few minutes. Unfortunately, you may have to do this very frequently if you have roommates who cook a lot.<br> - <br> - A number of residents have commented on the sound insulation inside the apartments. Sound insulation between bedrooms is good, however noise from the common area can be heard inside the bedrooms. Sinks, dishes, talking, refrigerators, the temperature control, and microwaves can be heard through closed bedroom doors, although what you hear may depend on where your bedroom is located relative to these things in the common area. The front door is also audible when opened and closed.<br> - <br> - HVAC units can be found outside, near the windows of many exterior bedrooms and living rooms. There appear to be two types of HVAC units. The rounded type is very quiet, and is difficult to hear in operation, even when standing outside a few feet away from one. A larger, boxy unit with a large fan on top can be found in building corners, near the large bedrooms. These are quite noisy, and can be heard from quite some distance. (If you know the difference in functionality between these two types of units, please update this paragraph.)</span> </td> <td> <span>+ There are deep cupboards throughout the kitchen area. Those under 5'4" will need a step stool to make full use of the higher cupboards. Closets vary in size and have shelving.</span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 75: </td> <td> Line 58: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- Construction throughout West Village is extensive. Ramble Phase I and portions of Veridian Phase I are complete, however not all of the first set of Veridian buildings were completed in time for a September 1st move-in. Ramble is expected to have 3 phases. Veridian has 1-2 phases. West Village will also include a community college (one building of which appears to have been completed), and may contain a large number of single family homes. Some reports have stated that 1-2 single family home models will be built first to gauge interest in the development. Construction on all of these structures is expected to be ongoing for at least 2-4 years. The main vehicle entrance to the complex is shared between residents, Unitrans buses, and construction vehicles. Although, construction vehicles are routed into the construction area, and do not usually enter the actively occupied portions of the complex, some have been spotted in the occupied portions of the complex.</span> </td> <td> <span>+ Construction throughout West Village has been extensive. Construction of The Ramble and Viridian is complete, and Solstice construction will be complete in the summer of 2013. Development may continue to include a large number of single family homes on the north end of the property. The main vehicle entrance to the complex is shared between residents, Unitrans buses, and construction vehicles.</span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 78: </td> <td> Line 61: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- Some residents have experienced rapid responses to maintenance issues, while others have had long delays or no response at all, with '''some residents reporting issues going unresolved for two weeks, with no contact by maintenance personnel and no estimate of when problems would be fixed!''' This may be due to the very large number of people moving in simultaneously to a brand new complex, but may also reflect an inadequate number of maintenance staff to handle the issues present in a large complex. If you are a resident, please share your experience with maintenance, both good and bad, below.<br> - <br> - Some residents have expressed concern that maintenance did not show up for their appointments, despite contacting the office about it. Others have reported difficulty in scheduling appointments, or in getting maintenance issues resolved. Many have reported in the comments and elsewhere that maintenance showed up at their apartment without giving proper notice (at least 24 hours is required by law) or working with the residents to perform work at times that would be least disruptive to residents. Reasons cited why the sudden presence of maintenance might cause problems included the presence of pets that might be let loose, visitors, studying for exams or other work, security of belongings, being sick, being in the shower (or otherwise undressed), and the general need for a sense of security and privacy.</span> </td> <td> <span>+ Some residents have experienced rapid responses to maintenance issues, while others have had long delays or no response at all. This may be due to the very large number of people moving in simultaneously to a brand-new complex, but may also reflect an inadequate number of maintenance staff to handle the issues present in a large complex.<br> + <br> + Some residents have expressed concerns that maintenance did not show up for their appointments, despite contacting the office about it. Others have reported difficulty in scheduling appointments, or in getting maintenance issues resolved.</span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 83: </td> <td> Line 66: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- There have been many instances in which utility service (water or electricity) has been shut off for two to six hours '''with less than 24 hour notice to residents'''. Paper notices are usually posted on doors the afternoon/evening before the maintenance is scheduled to occur.</span> </td> <td> <span>+ Utility service (water or electricity) is occasionally shut off for maintenance for two to six hours at a time, but paper notices are usually posted on doors 24 hours before this is scheduled to occur.</span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 86: </td> <td> Line 69: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- Internet is provided as part of the lease. There are two forms of Internet service available - wired and 802.11n wireless. The wireless network is unencrypted, and has poor reliability, but is available throughout the complex. Connections on the wireless network have been observed to drop every 60 seconds or so. The wired network has much better reliability and performance, but also experiences outages, and can be very slow when many people are online. In recent weeks, wired '''network outages have become frequent and long in duration''', sometimes lasting several days or more.<br> - <br> - Some residents have reported their data routing through Comcast, while others appear to route through the UCD backbone. Starting in late September, the ISP for the complex, Korcett, restricted all residents to a maximum of 12 Mbits/second - a significant reduction in network performance - even when the network was not heavily utilized. This has greatly increased the time required to download software updates and other large files, and is significantly worse than the service provided to most Davis residents by Comcast or by the University (for those on Resnet).<br> - <br> - [http://www.korcett.com/ Korcett] is a company that appears to provide network services to large student complexes. Calls for network problems are directed to Korcett, rather than to the upstream data provider, Comcast. Korcett only takes trouble calls during regular business hours. After hours (after around 5 PM Central Time) calls are handled by an answering machine. Attempts by residents from different buildings to reach a Korcett representative to report a major network outage resulted in reaching the answering machine. This is an important consideration for Ramble residents, as many residents depend on reliable connectivity for their academic work, especially at night. During business hours, Korcett technical support can be reached at (800)-379-3729.<br> - <br> - '''Cell Phone Service'''<br> - AT&amp;T: AT&amp;T reception is poor at some locations within complex.<br> - Verizon: Likewise, Verizon reception is substandard. That's because West Village is in the middle of nowhere.<br> - Sprint: [Please fill in]<br> - T-Mobile: [Please fill in]</span> </td> <td> <span>+ Internet is one of the provided utilities included in the rent payment. There is wireless in the units as well as Ethernet ports in every room. The internet provider is Comcast, and Korcett is the company that manages and services the internet for the property. There is also MoobileNet wireless access in the Center.</span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 99: </td> <td> Line 72: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- Exterior doors and bedrooms use electronic keys, most likely using contact (very short range) RFID tags. Door locks require AA batteries. It is unclear what happens when batteries run out of power. The complex is patrolled during the day by the UCD police department. At night, private security guards have been seen patrolling the grounds. A UCD police vehicle has also sometimes been observed at the entrance to the complex at night.<br> - <br> - A security guard also patrols at night, mostly to watch the uninhabited new apartments (likely to protect against vandals). Don't rely on them to break up noisy neighbors' parties or watch your bikes, their job is not to help you.<br> - <br> - '''Shade'''<br> - There is very little exterior shade available, so going outside in summer can be exceptionally warm. There are trees planted throughout the complex, however these are currently very young, and do not provide any shade. Apartments are shaded by the balconies of apartments above them, and by awnings that appear to have been designed to reduce, but not entirely block, sunlight at certain times of the day.</span> </td> <td> <span>+ Exterior doors and bedrooms use electronic keys, most likely using contact (very short range) RFID tags. The electronic system allows each resident’s key to open only the front door and their own bedroom door. A private courtesy patrol is on property between 8PM and 4AM every night.</span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 107: </td> <td> Line 75: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> Entry to The Ramble is via Hutchinson just west of the 113 off-ramps. <span>&nbsp;</span>Go west from the Rec Pool (La Rue), turn north where the road splits Hutchinson vs Campbell, and navigate roundabouts.<span>&nbsp;</span> Access via bike path is available from a bridge that crosses 113 just behind Orchard Park. <span>&nbsp;</span>Access by bicycle using this method is easy and safe, and is highly recommended<span>. Caution: dividers have recently been added to the bike path where it intersects the bridge over the 113 freeway. These dividers are hard to see at night, and consist of holes cut in the path about an inch deep. Some holes have been filled with large rocks. Running into one of these dividers on a bicycle is likely to cause injury. UCD TAPS appears to have placed warning cones and other devices around the dividers. Bicycle access along Hutchison Drive is possible, but not recommended, as it requires crossing several highway entrance and exit ramps with little visibility for cars, potentially creating a very dangerous situation for cyclists</span>.<br> <span>- <br> - [[Image(ParkingRain-thumb.gif, right)]]</span> </td> <td> <span>+</span> Entry to The Ramble is via Hutchinson just west of the 113 off-ramps. Go west from the Rec Pool (La Rue), turn north where the road splits Hutchinson vs Campbell, and navigate roundabouts. Access via bike path is available from a bridge that crosses 113 just behind Orchard Park. Access by bicycle using this method is easy and safe, and is highly recommended.<br> <span>+ </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 111: </td> <td> Line 78: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- Bicycle parking is ample. Each apartment has one bicycle rack space per bedroom, or may park their bike on their balcony if they have one. Additional spots for guests are located close by.<br> - <br> - Automobile parking is a mix of on-street and reserved lot spaces. As of mid-September, the (expensive) assigned parking spaces have been assigned, and residents must place a parking sticker on their rear window. There is a $50 replacement fee for a lost parking sticker. The complex has stated that UCD TAPS patrols the lot, although several residents reported on this page that they have not seen TAPS at the complex, nor have they observed tickets being handed out or cars being towed. When someone parks in a resident's spot, the resident is supposed to go to the office, obtain a violation notice, and place it on the car in question. The resident then has to find a place to park, which may be problematic given the parking restrictions.<br> - Non-residents can park in unreserved spaces (those without numbers above them or the word "Reserved" painted on them), but only for two hours at a time. After 10 PM on weekdays, or during weekends, the parking restriction is not enforced. Access to the parking lots is via Hutchison Drive. There is no way to access Russell Blvd directly from the parking lots.<br> - <br> - The parking lot also contains large solar arrays, which provide some shade to cars parked under them. The arrays are very high off the ground, so due to the angle of the sun, do not provide consistent shade throughout the day. The covering also does not protect cars underneath from rain, as gaps between the individual solar panels allow rain to splash onto cars. This results in even dirtier cars due to the rain cleaning off dust and dirt on the solar panels before splashing onto the cars below. '''The animated picture to the right illustrates water leaking through the gaps in-between solar panels during a period of ''light'' rain.''' The solar arrays in the parking lots were apparently not connected into the electrical grid when residents moved in. Since then, workers have hooked up the arrays in sections. During the times that work was being done on the arrays, residents who have parking spaces under the affected arrays were required to park elsewhere within the complex.</span> </td> <td> <span>+ Bicycle parking is ample. Each first-floor apartment has one bicycle rack space per bedroom. Additional spots for guests are located in the courtyard area of each cluster.<br> + <br> + Automobile parking is a mix of on-street and reserved lot spaces. Residents must place a parking sticker on their rear window. There is a $50 replacement fee for a lost parking sticker. UCD TAPS patrols the lots and enforces parking. Towing services are provided by All About Towing.<br> + <br> + Non-residents can park in two-hour or overflow parking (located on north-south running North Sage Street at the far north end of the property). After 10PM on weekdays, or during weekends, parking restrictions are not enforced. Access to the parking lots is via Hutchison Drive.<br> + <br> + The parking lot also contains large solar arrays that provide some shade to cars parked under them. The arrays are very high off the ground and therefore, due to the angle of the sun, do not provide consistent shade throughout the day. The covering also does not protect cars from rain, as gaps between the individual solar panels allow rain to splash onto cars. This results in even dirtier cars due to the rain washing off dust and dirt on the solar panels before splashing onto the cars below.</span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 119: </td> <td> Line 87: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- The complex has a swimming pool, a beach volleyball court, and a gym with a variety of exercise machines such as treadmills and stationary bikes, which are helpful for those who (ironically) do not wish to bike 3-4 minutes to the ARC. Pool tables and XBox 360s with Kinnects are also provided. Inclined mesh fabric chair-like things support those who wish to play games, although these seem incompatible with using Kinnect games, since those require active motion.<br> - <br> - '''Unusual Leases'''<br> - Leases in the complex may be per bedroom or per unit. If you choose to lease per bedroom, you are responsible for your bedroom plus your share of the common area.<br> - <br> - Although electricity is provided for free, usage is capped. Usage beyond the cap results in charges added to your *water* bill. Your water is free unless you exceed a certain cap. If you have exceeded your cap, please post your experiences, including your rates of power and water consumption (if known) here.<br> - <br> - Additionally, there is currently no way of tracking usage, and there are no warnings about approaching cap limits or commendations for being particularly frugal with power and water. The Greenwave devices were initially intended for this purpose but ran into significant logistical conflicts with WiFi upon roll-out.</span> </td> <td> <span>+ There are many amenities available for residents at The Center. The 24-hour gym offers stationary bikes, treadmills, ellipticals, weightlifting equipment including machines and free weights, a yoga studio, and a tanning booth. The 24-hour business center offers private study rooms and a computer center with computer stations and a printer in case a resident’s equipment fails. The Center also offers billiards tables, a ping pong table, and a four TV screen video game area with Wii, Xbox 360, and PlayStation 3. There is also a theater that can be reserved by residents. On the pool deck, there is a recreation pool and a heated lap pool, as well as a hot tub, fireplace lounge, a beach volleyball court, and a BBQ area with two gas grills and picnic tables.<br> + <br> + '''Leases'''<br> + Leases in the complex are per bedroom. You are responsible for your bedroom plus your share of the common area.<br> + <br> + Although electricity is provided for free, usage is capped. Usage beyond the cap results in charges added to your water bill. Your water is free unless you exceed a certain cap, however there is currently no way of tracking usage, and no warnings about approaching cap limits or commendations for being particularly frugal with power and water.</span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 129: </td> <td> Line 95: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- Rental rates are listed below.<br> - <br> - Management is inflexible with regards to considering specials that are not explicitly offered.<br> - <br> - Rental rates are very high for Davis, although some of the amenities in the complex are also unusual for Davis. A substantial amount of rent goes to throw frequent parties and fund promotions, many of which are aimed at marketing the complex to future renters, rather than towards resolving some of the numerous issues that have been documented on this wiki page and elsewhere.<br> - <br> - The management offers various leasing specials at different times. This is not unusual at apartment complexes that need to fill empty units, or that want to maintain higher rental rates over the long term while offering short term incentives. Many former residents are unhappy with the size of the discounts being offered to lure new residents compared to the size of any incentives that they received.<br> - <br> - <br> - '''Please Note:''' The Ramble is not part of ["UC Davis"] ["Student Housing"].<br> - <br> - '''Press Coverage'''<br> - The Ramble was recently reviewed in an [http://theaggie.org/article/2011/09/22/uc-davis-west-village-opens-to-mixed-reviews article] in the California Aggie. The article mentions both the supposedly environmentally friendly design of the complex (including the 4 Megawatt solar array), as well as the problems that residents have had with noise, non-functional appliances, and promised amenities not matching actual amenities.<br> - <br> - '''Recommendations for the Ramble Management'''<br> - Discussions with many Ramble and Viridian residents, as well as issues cited on the Wiki on the Ramble, Viridian, and West Village pages, and those cited in the Aggie, have led to a series of recommendations for the Ramble management:<br> - <br> - * Managers need to communicate better with each other about information related to the complex. Currently, you may get different answers (or no answer) to questions or issues depending on who you talk to.<br> - * Clear and frequent communication with residents about any issues that come up is essential.<br> - * When in doubt, use policies that make life easier for the residents. For example, if there are two possible policies for how to accomplish the same goal, and one policy would result in a resident being strongly inconvenienced while the other policy would work with the resident's needs, choose the policy that works with the resident's needs.<br> - * Residents are smart and talk to each other, to their friends, and to potential future residents. The reputation of the complex is a strong driver of future demand for housing at the complex, and therefore of the prices you can charge. Always consider how an action will impact the residents. If it is positive from the '''resident's''' point of view, this will improve the reputation of the complex, and thus raise future rental prices. If it is negative from a resident's view, it will likely lower future demand.<br> - * Give residents clear answers to questions, not carefully worded non-answers.<br> - * If a resident is paying for something, be sure to deliver it as promised, and on time.<br> - * Be sure everything in an apartment has been cleaned and tested before new residents are scheduled to move in.<br> - <br> - * Noisy activities shouldn't take place when people are normally sleeping. 10 PM - 8 AM are times when construction will probably wake people up.<br> - * Keep a list of solutions to common maintenance and management problems so that everyone can learn from each person's experience.<br> - * Think about how you would react to a decision if you were a resident affected by it. Would you feel better or worse about living at the complex if someone made that decision and you were affected by it?<br> - * Keep in mind that Davis is a small town, and word travels fast. If you do things that make residents happy, word will get around quickly. If you do things that make resident life more difficult, word about that gets around quickly too.<br> - * If something goes wrong (i.e. the internet) inform the residents of what you did to fix it. All residents assume that if nothing was said, nothing was done.<br> - * "Environmental Stewardship" = Do not falsely advertise sustainability if you don't actually practice it. Which you don't.<br> - <br> - * Involve residents in the creation of policies that affect them. This will help you to create policies that serve the needs of both the management and the residents. It will also make your job easier, since the residents may come up with solutions that you may not have thought of, or that solve the problems that policies are intended to address more effectively than those that don't include resident involvement.<br> - * Don't lose resident mail and deny responsibility.<br> - <br> - <br> - = Currently Offered =<br> - ## Mgmt can leave notes timely notes here about specials, discounts, promotions, announcements etc etc. Do NOT post huge, glossy flyers. This is not an advertisement space, it is a place to share timely information to prospective and current residents.<br> - <br> - = Features &amp; Amenities =<br> - </span> </td> <td> <span>+ Rental rates are listed below. Rental rates are high for Davis, although Ramble does have amenities that other apartment complexes do not.<br> + <br> + The management offers various leasing specials at different times. This is not unusual at apartment complexes that need to fill empty units, or that want to maintain higher rental rates over the long term while offering short term incentives.<br> + <br> + Please Note: The Ramble is not part of UC Davis Student Housing.<br> + <br> + '''Features &amp; Amenities'''</span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 171: </td> <td> Line 103: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- ''Apartment Features Include:''<br> - * Full size washers and dryers in every unit<br> - * Energy efficient appliances<br> - * Electricity, internet, and water included in rent<br> - * Private bathroom for each bedroom<br> - * Walk-in closets in some apartments<br> - * Normal-sized windows<br> - * Courtyards<br> - * Ceiling fans in bedrooms and living room<br> - [[Image(RambleOutdoorAmenities.jpg, right, thumbnail, 350, "A view of the pool and volleyball court")]]<br> - ''The Center Amenities:''<br> - * Average fitness center with yoga room<br> - * Sand volleyball court<br> - * Outdoor kitchens and grilling areas<br> - * Outdoor fireplace with seating<br> - * Study lounges and conference rooms with current technology<br> - * Recreation pool, heated lap pool, and a hot tub<br> - * Wireless internet connected to MoobileNet</span> </td> <td> <span>+ Apartment Features Include:<br> + • Full size washers and dryers in every unit<br> + • Energy efficient appliances<br> + • Electricity, internet, and water included in rent<br> + • Private bathroom for each bedroom<br> + • Walk-in closets in every room<br> + • Large windows in the common area and each bedroom<br> + • Courtyards<br> + • Ceiling fans in bedrooms and living room<br> + A view of the pool and volleyball court<br> + <br> + The Center Amenities:<br> + • Large Fitness center with yoga studio<br> + • Sand volleyball court<br> + • Outdoor kitchens and grilling areas<br> + • Outdoor fireplace with seating<br> + • Study lounges and conference rooms with current technology<br> + • Recreation pool, heated lap pool, and a hot tub<br> + • Wireless internet connected to MoobileNet<br> + • Tanning booth</span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 191: </td> <td> Line 125: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- || Pet Friendly Community: Note that some residents are very careless about picking up after their pets than others so you will encounter animal feces on a regular basis. ||<br> - <br> - <br> - =Net Zero Energy=<br> - The Ramble was designed as a model community for energy efficiency and environmental stewardship. Energy efficient building design and technologies have been incorporated throughout to decrease energy consumption dramatically. In theory, The Ramble is designed to use 50% less energy than traditionally-constructed buildings. The Ramble is marketed as working both sides of the energy equation by reducing energy demand while converting sun into energy to power the community, essentially eliminating its energy footprint for a net zero energy impact (after initial building energy costs).<br> - <br> - In reality, this is likely bad math, essentially saying that once you remove the community's largest source of energy consumption (it's construction), and the second largest (its eventual decommissioning and deconstruction) it nets no energy consumption. That's like saying that once you cut out the box of donuts you eat every day, you burn more calories than you take in. The only way that the community can actually net no energy usage is if, over its entire life cycle, it produces at least as much energy as it consumes. This does not mean that the community is unusually energy efficient, however.<br> - <br> - = Mobility =<br> - [[Image(RambleBikePath.jpg, right, thumbnail, 350, "The bike path and highway pedestrian bridge that connects ["West Village"] to the UC Davis campus.")]]<br> - '''Public Transportation''' - The Apartments are located on ["Unitrans"] ["V bus line"]. Several ["Yolobus"] routes stop nearby.<br> - <br> - '''Bicycle''' - You can get to the ["Davis Bike Loop"]. The ["UC Davis"] campus is just over half a mile away. There are bike lanes/connectors on some of the surrounding streets.<br> - <br> - '''Parking''' - Covered/uncovered, single/tandem parking provided. Pay per space.<br> - <br> - ||&lt;bgcolor='#E0E0FF' tableborder=1 tablebordercolor='#aaaaaa'&gt;'''Parking type'''||'''Cost'''||<br> - ||&lt;bgcolor='#E0E0FF'&gt;Single (unassigned space)||$15/month||<br> - ||&lt;bgcolor='#E0E0FF'&gt;Single (assigned covered space)||$30/month||<br> - ||&lt;bgcolor='#E0E0FF'&gt;Tandem (assigned covered space)||$12.50/month||<br> - ||&lt;bgcolor='#E0E0FF'&gt;Tandem (assigned uncovered space)||$10/month||<br> - <br> - = Floor Plans =<br> - <br> - [[Image(A.jpg, thumbnail, 240, "Ramble A - 898 sq. ft")]]<br> - [[Image(B.jpg, thumbnail, 240, "Ramble B - 1132 sq. ft")]]<br> - [[Image(C.jpg, thumbnail, 240, "Ramble C - 1219 sq. ft")]]<br> - [[Image(D.jpg, thumbnail, 240, "Ramble D - 1453 sq. ft")]]<br> - <br> - ====<br> - <br> - ||&lt;bgcolor='#E0E0FF' tableborder=1 tablebordercolor='#aaaaaa'&gt;'''Apt Size'''||'''Sq ft'''||&lt;bgcolor='#E0E0FF'&gt;'''Rent'''||'''Deposit'''||&lt;bgcolor='#E0E0FF'&gt;'''Price by Room'''||'''Comments'''||<br> - ||&lt;bgcolor='#E0E0FF'&gt;2 bedrooms x 2 bathrooms||898 sq. ft||&lt;bgcolor='#E0E0FF'&gt;$1926/month||$300||&lt;bgcolor='#E0E0FF'&gt;$963||Not allowed to share rooms in any floor plan||<br> - ||&lt;bgcolor='#E0E0FF'&gt;3 bedrooms x 3 bathrooms||1132 sq. ft||&lt;bgcolor='#E0E0FF'&gt;$2475/month||$450||&lt;bgcolor='#E0E0FF'&gt;$825||Application Fee: $30/person||<br> - ||&lt;bgcolor='#E0E0FF'&gt;3 bedrooms x 3 bathrooms||1219 sq. ft||&lt;bgcolor='#E0E0FF'&gt;$2475-2535/month||$450||&lt;bgcolor='#E0E0FF'&gt;$825-$845||Larger room for $845||<br> - ||&lt;bgcolor='#E0E0FF'&gt;4 bedrooms x 4 bathrooms||1453 sq. ft||&lt;bgcolor='#E0E0FF'&gt;$3156-3196/month||$600||&lt;bgcolor='#E0E0FF'&gt;$789-$799||Larger room for $799||<br> - <br> - It would appear that beginning in 2012, leases are only offered by the room, which require a $150 deposit each. The "Rent" and "Deposit" columns simply reflect the aggregate cost for each unit.</span> </td> <td> <span>+ Pet Friendly Community.<br> + <br> + '''Zero-Net Energy'''<br> + The Ramble was designed as a model community for energy efficiency and environmental stewardship. Energy efficient building design and technologies have been incorporated throughout to dramatically decrease energy consumption. In theory, The Ramble is designed to use 50% less energy than traditionally-constructed buildings. The Ramble is marketed as working both sides of the energy equation by reducing energy demand while converting sun into energy to power the community, essentially eliminating its energy footprint for a zero-net energy impact.<br> + <br> + '''Mobility'''<br> + <br> + The bike path and highway pedestrian bridge that connects West Village to the UC Davis campus.<br> + <br> + Public Transportation - The Apartments are located on Unitrans V bus line. Several Yolobus routes stop nearby.<br> + <br> + Bicycle - You can get to the Davis Bike Loop. The UC Davis campus is just over half a mile away. There are bike lanes/connectors on some of the surrounding streets.<br> + <br> + Parking - Covered/uncovered, single/tandem parking provided. Pay per space.<br> + Parking type Cost<br> + Single (unassigned space) $15/month<br> + Single (assigned covered space) $30/month<br> + Tandem (assigned covered space) $12.50/month<br> + Tandem (assigned uncovered space) $10/month<br> + Floor Plans<br> + Ramble A - 898 sq. ft<br> + Ramble B - 1132 sq. ft Ramble C - 1219 sq. ft Ramble D - 1453 sq. ft<br> + <br> + Apt Size Sq ft Deposit Price by Room<br> + 2 bedrooms x 2 bathrooms 898 sq. ft $150 $963<br> + 3 bedrooms x 3 bathrooms 1132 sq. ft $150 $825<br> + 3 bedrooms x 3 bathrooms 1219 sq. ft $150 $825-$845<br> + 4 bedrooms x 4 bathrooms 1453 sq. ft $150 $789-$799</span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 232: </td> <td> Line 156: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- There is an additional $400 deposit per pet (limit two per unit), subject to age, weight, and breed restrictions. Furniture packages are available for $25 per person per month and includes a desk, chair, dresser, and bed.<br> - <br> - ||&lt;bgcolor='#E0E0FF' tableborder=1 tablebordercolor='#aaaaaa'&gt;'''Month'''||'''4 bedroom'''||&lt;bgcolor='#E0E0FF'&gt;'''3 bedroom'''||'''2 bedroom'''||<br> - ||&lt;bgcolor='#E0E0FF'&gt;January||905 kWh||&lt;bgcolor='#E0E0FF'&gt;643 kWh||556 kWh||<br> - ||&lt;bgcolor='#E0E0FF'&gt;February||665 kWh||&lt;bgcolor='#E0E0FF'&gt;510 kWh||411 kWh||<br> - ||&lt;bgcolor='#E0E0FF'&gt;March||579 kWh||&lt;bgcolor='#E0E0FF'&gt;493 kWh||373 kWh||<br> - ||&lt;bgcolor='#E0E0FF'&gt;April||540 kWh||&lt;bgcolor='#E0E0FF'&gt;464 kWh||422 kWh||<br> - ||&lt;bgcolor='#E0E0FF'&gt;May||578 kWh||&lt;bgcolor='#E0E0FF'&gt;481 kWh||459 kWh||<br> - ||&lt;bgcolor='#E0E0FF'&gt;June||595 kWh||&lt;bgcolor='#E0E0FF'&gt;503 kWh||473 kWh||<br> - ||&lt;bgcolor='#E0E0FF'&gt;July||652 kWh||&lt;bgcolor='#E0E0FF'&gt;552 kWh||515 kWh||<br> - ||&lt;bgcolor='#E0E0FF'&gt;August||622 kWh||&lt;bgcolor='#E0E0FF'&gt;528 kWh||493 kWh||<br> - ||&lt;bgcolor='#E0E0FF'&gt;September||555 kWh||&lt;bgcolor='#E0E0FF'&gt;474 kWh||439 kWh||<br> - ||&lt;bgcolor='#E0E0FF'&gt;October||532 kWh||&lt;bgcolor='#E0E0FF'&gt;465 kWh||405 kWh||<br> - ||&lt;bgcolor='#E0E0FF'&gt;November||599 kWh||&lt;bgcolor='#E0E0FF'&gt;628 kWh||376 kWh||<br> - ||&lt;bgcolor='#E0E0FF'&gt;December||884 kWh||&lt;bgcolor='#E0E0FF'&gt;628 kWh||547 kWh||<br> - <br> - ||&lt;bgcolor='#E0E0FF' tableborder=1 tablebordercolor='#aaaaaa'&gt;'''Unit type'''||'''Monthly quota for cold water'''||<br> - ||&lt;bgcolor='#E0E0FF'&gt;2 bedroom||883 gallons||<br> - ||&lt;bgcolor='#E0E0FF'&gt;3 bedroom||1,324 gallons||<br> - ||&lt;bgcolor='#E0E0FF'&gt;4 bedroom||1,767 gallons||<br> - </span> </td> <td> <span>+ There is an additional $400 deposit per pet (limit two per unit), subject to age, weight, and breed restrictions.<br> + <br> + The furniture package is available for $25 per person per month, and includes a desk, chair, dresser, full extra-long bedframe and mattress, and a nightstand in each bedroom. The package also includes a sectional sofa, end table, coffee table, media table, four bar stools, and a dining table with four chairs for the common area.<br> + <br> + Energy Allotments<br> + Month 4 bedroom 3 bedroom 2 bedroom<br> + January 905 kWh 643 kWh 556 kWh<br> + February 665 kWh 510 kWh 411 kWh<br> + March 579 kWh 493 kWh 373 kWh<br> + April 540 kWh 464 kWh 422 kWh<br> + May 578 kWh 481 kWh 459 kWh<br> + June 595 kWh 503 kWh 473 kWh<br> + July 652 kWh 552 kWh 515 kWh<br> + August 622 kWh 528 kWh 493 kWh<br> + September 555 kWh 474 kWh 439 kWh<br> + October 532 kWh 465 kWh 405 kWh<br> + November 599 kWh 628 kWh 376 kWh<br> + December 884 kWh 628 kWh 547 kWh<br> + Unit type Monthly quota for cold water<br> + 2 bedroom 883 gallons<br> + 3 bedroom 1,324 gallons<br> + 4 bedroom 1,767 gallons</span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 254: </td> <td> Line 179: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- </span> </td> <td> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 256: </td> <td> Line 180: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- = Internet Access =<br> - A brief overview of the networking equipment involved in providing Internet access to residents.<br> - [[Image(RambleCoreNetworkingEquipmentC.jpg, thumbnail, 250)]]<br> - [[Image(RambleCoreNetworkingEquipmentA.jpg, thumbnail, 250)]]<br> - [[Image(RambleCoreNetworkingEquipmentB.jpg, thumbnail, 250)]]<br> - [[Image(RambleNetworkingEquipment.jpg, thumbnail, 250)]]<br> - <br> - ====<br> - <br> - '''''Residents experiencing difficulties with Internet access should be aware that:'''''<br> - * Management is incapable of resolving any issues directly--they will refer you to either Korcett or Comcast<br> - * Korcett only manages the provision of access to the Internet--the scope of their support services is limited to equipment they have set up<br> - * Comcast Business Class provides the Internet service itself--if there is a problem on their end, residents will just have to ride it out<br> - * ''This is a new complex and many of the details below have, and are subject to change''<br> - <br> - The main building (The Center) has traditional ["MOObilenet" moobilenet(x)] service as you would normally encounter on campus. The workstations (2 Apple, 2 Dell) are run through a single NAT device on 192.168/16 and use UC Davis IP address space. You should be able to access University resources without logging into the [http://daviswiki.org/Shields_Library#head-7e75b91944851e46749cef9670eaecf04ce0317c "Library VPN"].<br> - <br> - Internet access for the dwelling units is managed via a DHCP server regardless of whether you connect via hardwired Ethernet or 802.11 wireless. The large subnet combined with the fact that DHCP leases are offered for one hour, means that there will be plenty of available IP address space that cycles around on a frequent basis.<br> - <br> - DHCP clients appear to be mapped 1:1 with ["Comcast"] IP address space and you are firewalled. Pinging firewalled IPs (ICMP) from outside will result in a TTL expired error. Turn on encryption if you don't want them snooping on you as there are management devices and DNS servers (on 10/8). Outbound SMTP traffic on port 25 is usually throttled or blocked. There are no bandwidth quotas.<br> - <br> - One bedroom in each unit will have a Ubiquiti wireless access point that broadcasts the "West Village Wireless" SSID. Another bedroom will have a low-voltage cabinet that contains among other things, an unmanaged Netgear 100M switch. Maintenance took away the keys to these cabinets in the midst of addressing the Internet connectivity issues, so don't expect access to this cabinet.<br> - <br> - The Ethernet drops provided to the Netgear switches in the dwelling units are connected to a patch panel in the fire alarm control panel room. Individual patch panel ports are then connected to a 48-port Dell managed switch upstream at 100M. This Dell switch in turn, is connected to other devices via a CAT5 Ethernet cable and a fiber optic cable with two LC to LC connectors. There are a lot of measures in place to prevent TFUs (tenant, er... foul-ups). Spanning-tree is enabled to prevent bridging loops. ARP/DHCP is dropped by the managed switch, in case someone plugs in their router backwards. Everything seems to be set up as it should, to prevent TFUs.<br> - <br> - For the layman: WiFi provided by the complex inside your apartment is unreliable if you have microwave-happy housemates. Bring a long Ethernet cable or set up your own 5GHz wireless access point (you can place one in the living room). Tech support (Korcett) is based in Texas and operates during business hours over there.<br> - <br> - Fun fact: NAT table overflow on Korcett equipment occasionally allows residents to get around the 12/12 Internet speed provisioning. Don't ask.<br> - <br> - [[Image(09-aug-2012.png, right, thumbnail, 300, "Complaining on their Facebook page seems to be the most effective method of communicating the loss of Internet connectivity")]]<br> - '''Significant outages'''<br> - There have been a number of Internet outages throughout the course of WQ 2012 finals week (3/18-3/24). Only ["Comcast"] service (provided via Korcett) was affected. Internet connectivity through the UCD NOC (["MOObilenet" moobilenet(x)]) available at the Business Center remained unaffected. On August 9 2012, connectivity to the Internet was down for the entire apartment complex through Korcett-managed Comcast Business Class '''''and''''' UCD moobilenet: a first for the complex since it first opened in 2011.<br> - <br> - '''Mitigating loss of Internet connectivity'''<br> - Over the course of the 2011-2012 leasing year, residents have experienced two primary types of outages:<br> - 1. Inability to request DHCP addresses (via wired Ethernet, or 802.11 wireless) - this is what residents typically experience, a workaround for this type of issue is available<br> - 2. Service gateway downtime - in this case, the "bridge" to the Internet itself is down, and Korcett/Comcast must manually restore connectivity to the complex<br> - <br> - As mentioned before, setting up a personal wireless router will eliminate most issues '''if''' it is configured with a static public (global) IP address--and thus not rely on DHCP IP provisioning or Korcett's border firewall. To do this:<br> - * Set up your router and register it to a KMC account, noting down the MAC address and account number for easy reference<br> - * Call up Korcett and mention that you'd like to request a '''public IP address''' for one of your registered devices<br> - * Power cycle your router after this is done, request your public IP address via DHCP, note it down, and reconfigure your router with the same IP settings manually (static IP)<br> - * Note: Normal DHCP leases cycle around on a regular basis and have dynamic IP-to-MAC associations whereas a public IP address is permanently bound to your MAC address. ''Do not reconfigure a DHCP NAT IP as static unless you want to be promptly kicked off in an hour.''</span> </td> <td> <span>+ <br> + Photos<br> + • To learn more about rental housing in Davis, check out our Housing Guide as well as our Apartments pages.</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> The Ramble Apartmentshttp://daviswiki.org/The_Ramble_Apartments2013-04-05 15:39:03WestVillageManagment <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for The Ramble Apartments<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 682: </td> <td> Line 682: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> The parking manager there, A<span>MBER FRANKHUIZEN</span>, is highly MANIPULATIVE and IRRESPONSIBLE. I was assigned a spot that is VERY FAR from my apartment. I am very concerned because I feel it is unsafe for me to walk from my assigned parking to my apartment at night. Therefore, I ask Amber to change my parking from ASSIGNED parking ($30/month) to UNASSIGNED parking ($15/month). She told me that THERE ARE NO MORE AVAILABLE SPACES and I have to be put on a waiting list. </td> <td> <span>+</span> The parking manager there, A<span>mber</span>, is highly MANIPULATIVE and IRRESPONSIBLE. I was assigned a spot that is VERY FAR from my apartment. I am very concerned because I feel it is unsafe for me to walk from my assigned parking to my apartment at night. Therefore, I ask Amber to change my parking from ASSIGNED parking ($30/month) to UNASSIGNED parking ($15/month). She told me that THERE ARE NO MORE AVAILABLE SPACES and I have to be put on a waiting list. </td> </tr> </table> </div> The Ramble Apartmentshttp://daviswiki.org/The_Ramble_Apartments2013-04-04 13:51:14AlinTran <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for The Ramble Apartments<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 688: </td> <td> Line 688: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> '''''P/s:''''' Carlene from the headquarter in Colorado has met me in person as of today April 3rd 2013 and resolved the problem for me, after seeing my complaint on DavisWiki. I deeply appreciate it. For that, I would give bonus points for the Rambles. <span>I just wish the managers here in</span> D<span>avis could be as caring and responsible.</span> </td> <td> <span>+</span> '''''P/s:''''' Carlene from the headquarter in Colorado has met me in person as of today April 3rd 2013 and resolved the problem for me, after seeing my complaint on DavisWiki. I deeply appreciate it. For that, I would give <span>some </span>bonus points for the Rambles. <span>HOWEVER, I WON'T</span> D<span>ELETE MY POST LIKE CARLENE SUGGESTS BECAUSE EVERYTHING I SAID HERE IS TRUE!<br> + </span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> The Ramble Apartmentshttp://daviswiki.org/The_Ramble_Apartments2013-04-04 11:42:26AlinTran <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for The Ramble Apartments<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 688: </td> <td> Line 688: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- </span>''P/s:'' Carlene from the headquarter in Colorado has met me in person as of today April 3rd 2013 and resolved the problem for me, after seeing my complaint on DavisWiki. I deeply appreciate it. For that, I would give bonus points for the Rambles. I just wish the managers here in Davis could be as caring and responsible. </td> <td> <span>+ '''</span>''P/s:<span>'''</span>'' Carlene from the headquarter in Colorado has met me in person as of today April 3rd 2013 and resolved the problem for me, after seeing my complaint on DavisWiki. I deeply appreciate it. For that, I would give bonus points for the Rambles. I just wish the managers here in Davis could be as caring and responsible. </td> </tr> </table> </div> The Ramble Apartmentshttp://daviswiki.org/The_Ramble_Apartments2013-04-04 11:41:39AlinTran <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for The Ramble Apartments<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 688: </td> <td> Line 688: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> ''P/s:''<span>'</span> Carlene from the headquarter in Colorado has met me in person as of today April 3rd 2013 and resolved the problem for me, after seeing my complaint on DavisWiki. I deeply appreciate it. For that, I would give bonus points for the Rambles. I just wish the managers here in Davis could be caring and responsible. </td> <td> <span>+</span> ''P/s:'' Carlene from the headquarter in Colorado has met me in person as of today April 3rd 2013 and resolved the problem for me, after seeing my complaint on DavisWiki. I deeply appreciate it. For that, I would give bonus points for the Rambles. I just wish the managers here in Davis could be <span>as </span>caring and responsible. </td> </tr> </table> </div> The Ramble Apartmentshttp://daviswiki.org/The_Ramble_Apartments2013-04-04 11:40:35AlinTran <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for The Ramble Apartments<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 688: </td> <td> Line 688: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- </span>P/s: Carlene from the headquarter has met me in person as of today April 3rd 2013 and resolved the problem for me. I deeply appreciate it. I have been communicating with Amber since December 2012, posted a complaint on wikidavis in March 2013 and get my problem resolved in April. Maybe I should have posted the complaint sooner and get my problem resolved sooner. Now it's April and my graduation is in June, just 2 more months at the Rambles. </td> <td> <span>+ ''</span>P/s:<span>'''</span> Carlene from the headquarter<span>&nbsp;in Colorado</span> has met me in person as of today April 3rd 2013 and resolved the problem for me<span>, after seeing my complaint on DavisWiki</span>. I deeply appreciate it.<span>&nbsp;For that, I would give bonus points for the Rambles. I just wish the managers here in Davis could be caring and responsible.<br> +</span> I have been communicating with Amber since December 2012, posted a complaint on wikidavis in March 2013 and get my problem resolved in April. Maybe I should have posted the complaint sooner and get my problem resolved sooner. Now it's April and my graduation is in June, just 2 more months at the Rambles. </td> </tr> </table> </div> The Ramble Apartmentshttp://daviswiki.org/The_Ramble_Apartments2013-04-04 10:42:30AlinTran <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for The Ramble Apartments<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 682: </td> <td> Line 682: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> The parking manager there, AMBER FRANKHUIZEN, is highly MANIPULATIVE and IRRESPONSIBLE. I was assigned a spot that is VERY FAR from my apartment. I am very concerned because I feel it is unsafe for me to walk from my assigned parking to my apartment at night. Therefore, I ask Amber to change my parking from <span>assigned</span> parking ($30/month) to <span>unassigned</span> parking ($15/month). She told me that THERE ARE NO MORE AVAILABLE SPACES and I have to be put on a waiting list.<br> - <span><br> - My friend Cheryl is no</span>w<span>&nbsp;currently applying for a parking permit next quarter - She w</span>as given the assigned parking in the beginning of the lease and rejected it, <span>thus she did not have a car with her for the last 2 quarters. N</span>ow she applied for an UNASSIGNED parking spot for the spring quarter. Amber replies that THERE ARE UNASSIGNED SPOT AVAILABLE. WTH? Just because of an extra of $15 per month, you are not changing my parking permit, even though it is UNSAFE for me to walk such a far distance?????<br> <span>-</span> <br> <span>-</span> In the beginning, I choose the reserved assigned because there's a roof over the parking spot. But the roof <span>is just stupi</span>d. It could not cover your car at all when the rain comes, and it even makes the car more dirty. </td> <td> <span>+</span> The parking manager there, AMBER FRANKHUIZEN, is highly MANIPULATIVE and IRRESPONSIBLE. I was assigned a spot that is VERY FAR from my apartment. I am very concerned because I feel it is unsafe for me to walk from my assigned parking to my apartment at night. Therefore, I ask Amber to change my parking from <span>ASSIGNED</span> parking ($30/month) to <span>UNASSIGNED</span> parking ($15/month). She told me that THERE ARE NO MORE AVAILABLE SPACES and I have to be put on a waiting list.<br> <span>+ <br> + My friend Cheryl is now currently applying for a parking permit next quarter </span>- <span>She </span>was given the assigned parking in the beginning of the lease and rejected it, <span>&amp; n</span>ow she applied for an UNASSIGNED parking spot for the spring quarter. Amber replies that THERE ARE UNASSIGNED SPOT AVAILABLE. WTH? Just because of an extra of $15 per month, you are not changing my parking permit, even though it is UNSAFE for me to walk such a far distance?????<br> <span>+</span> <br> <span>+</span> In the beginning, I choose the reserved assigned because there's a roof over the parking spot. But the roof <span>does not do any goo</span>d. It could not cover your car at all when the rain comes, and it even makes the car more dirty. </td> </tr> </table> </div> The Ramble Apartmentshttp://daviswiki.org/The_Ramble_Apartments2013-04-04 10:37:12AlinTran <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for The Ramble Apartments<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 678: </td> <td> Line 678: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- ''2013-03-11 23:19:51'' [[nbsp]] NEVER rent this apartment. Way too EXPENSIVE. Staffs here LIE a lot and are very MANIPULATIVE.</span> </td> <td> <span>+ ''2013-03-11 23:19:51'' [[nbsp]]</span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 682: </td> <td> Line 682: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> The parking manager there, AMBER FRANKHUIZEN, is highly MANIPULATIVE and IRRESPONSIBLE. I was assigned a spot that is VERY FAR from my apartment. I am very concerned because I feel it is unsafe for me to walk from my assigned parking to my apartment at night. Therefore, I ask Amber to change my parking from <span>reserved assigned parking to reserved un</span>assigned parking (<span>WHICH IS </span>$15<span>&nbsp;C</span>HE<span>APER/</span>MO<span>N</span>TH<span>). She told me that THERE IS NO MORE AVAILABLE SPACES and I have to be put on a waiting list.<br> - <br> - My friend is now currently applying for parking permit next quarter. Amber replies that THERE ARE RESERVED</span> UNASSIGNED SPOT AVAILABLE. WTH? Just because of an extra of $15 per month, you are<span>&nbsp;willing to lie to me and</span> not changing my parking permit, even though it is UNSAFE for me to walk such a far distance????? </td> <td> <span>+</span> The parking manager there, AMBER FRANKHUIZEN, is highly MANIPULATIVE and IRRESPONSIBLE. I was assigned a spot that is VERY FAR from my apartment. I am very concerned because I feel it is unsafe for me to walk from my assigned parking to my apartment at night. Therefore, I ask Amber to change my parking from assigned parking (<span>$30/month) to unassigned parking (</span>$15<span>/month). She told me that T</span>HE<span>RE ARE NO </span>MO<span>RE AVAILABLE SPACES and I have to be put on a waiting list.<br> + <br> + My friend Cheryl is now currently applying for a parking permit next quarter - She was given the assigned parking in the beginning of the lease and rejected it, thus she did not have a car with her for the last 2 quarters. Now she applied for an UNASSIGNED parking spot for the spring quarter. Amber replies that </span>TH<span>ERE ARE</span> UNASSIGNED SPOT AVAILABLE. WTH? Just because of an extra of $15 per month, you are not changing my parking permit, even though it is UNSAFE for me to walk such a far distance????? </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 687: </td> <td> Line 687: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- --["Users/AlinTran"]</span> </td> <td> <span>+ <br> + P/s: Carlene from the headquarter has met me in person as of today April 3rd 2013 and resolved the problem for me. I deeply appreciate it. I have been communicating with Amber since December 2012, posted a complaint on wikidavis in March 2013 and get my problem resolved in April. Maybe I should have posted the complaint sooner and get my problem resolved sooner. Now it's April and my graduation is in June, just 2 more months at the Rambles.<br> + </span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> The Ramble Apartmentshttp://daviswiki.org/The_Ramble_Apartments2013-04-03 18:25:26CelticsGirlComment added. <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for The Ramble Apartments<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 688: </td> <td> Line 688: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ ------<br> + ''2013-04-03 18:25:26'' [[nbsp]] I have a sublease available from May 17th-August. Rent is $600 ($300 less than what I pay) for a private bedroom/bathroom and personal parking space.<br> + <br> + Email me at gagandeep.sk.kaur@gmail.com for more information! Have a happy spring quarter! --["Users/CelticsGirl"]</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> The Ramble Apartmentshttp://daviswiki.org/The_Ramble_Apartments2013-03-11 23:19:51AlinTranComment added. <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for The Ramble Apartments<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 677: </td> <td> Line 677: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ ------<br> + ''2013-03-11 23:19:51'' [[nbsp]] NEVER rent this apartment. Way too EXPENSIVE. Staffs here LIE a lot and are very MANIPULATIVE.<br> + <br> + When I first come to the Rambles, I am quite concerned about the fact that I can't buy a parking permit from UC Davis and therefore I can't park at school. I asked a staff there and was told that there is a bus every 7 MINUTES, the truth is that there is a bus every HALF AN HOUR. Why do they have to freaking lie to me????<br> + <br> + The parking manager there, AMBER FRANKHUIZEN, is highly MANIPULATIVE and IRRESPONSIBLE. I was assigned a spot that is VERY FAR from my apartment. I am very concerned because I feel it is unsafe for me to walk from my assigned parking to my apartment at night. Therefore, I ask Amber to change my parking from reserved assigned parking to reserved unassigned parking (WHICH IS $15 CHEAPER/MONTH). She told me that THERE IS NO MORE AVAILABLE SPACES and I have to be put on a waiting list.<br> + <br> + My friend is now currently applying for parking permit next quarter. Amber replies that THERE ARE RESERVED UNASSIGNED SPOT AVAILABLE. WTH? Just because of an extra of $15 per month, you are willing to lie to me and not changing my parking permit, even though it is UNSAFE for me to walk such a far distance?????<br> + <br> + In the beginning, I choose the reserved assigned because there's a roof over the parking spot. But the roof is just stupid. It could not cover your car at all when the rain comes, and it even makes the car more dirty.<br> + --["Users/AlinTran"]</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> The Ramble Apartmentshttp://daviswiki.org/The_Ramble_Apartments2013-03-08 15:39:57PeteBlinked street <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for The Ramble Apartments<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 6: </td> <td> Line 6: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> ||[[Address(1580 Jade Street)]], Davis, CA 95616|| </td> <td> <span>+</span> ||[[Address(1580 <span>["</span>Jade Street<span>"]</span>)]], Davis, CA 95616|| </td> </tr> </table> </div> The Ramble Apartmentshttp://daviswiki.org/The_Ramble_Apartments2013-01-17 00:18:00MikeyCrewsRevert to version 294. <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for The Ramble Apartments<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 677: </td> <td> Line 677: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- ------<br> - ''2013-01-16 23:00:16'' [[nbsp]] [Looking for a female roommate to live at The Colleges at La Rue next year, 2013-2014.]<br> - <br> - Hello, my name is Connie and I will be taking over a friend's lease for a 3BR/2bath here at The Colleges (ON CAMPUS housing, behind the ARC), and I am looking for a female roommate to share a bedroom with for the 2013/2014 academic year. Rent would be $402 per month and we get the largest bedroom! :)<br> - <br> - There are already 4 other girls living in the other 2 rooms and will be staying for next year, so no need to search for additional housemates! I live quietly and do not smoke, drink, or have pets. If you're interested you can email me: cnntran@ucdavis.edu :) --["Users/ConnieT"]</span> </td> <td> </td> </tr> </table> </div> The Ramble Apartmentshttp://daviswiki.org/The_Ramble_Apartments2013-01-17 00:00:16ConnieTComment added. <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for The Ramble Apartments<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 677: </td> <td> Line 677: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ ------<br> + ''2013-01-16 23:00:16'' [[nbsp]] [Looking for a female roommate to live at The Colleges at La Rue next year, 2013-2014.]<br> + <br> + Hello, my name is Connie and I will be taking over a friend's lease for a 3BR/2bath here at The Colleges (ON CAMPUS housing, behind the ARC), and I am looking for a female roommate to share a bedroom with for the 2013/2014 academic year. Rent would be $402 per month and we get the largest bedroom! :)<br> + <br> + There are already 4 other girls living in the other 2 rooms and will be staying for next year, so no need to search for additional housemates! I live quietly and do not smoke, drink, or have pets. If you're interested you can email me: cnntran@ucdavis.edu :) --["Users/ConnieT"]</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> The Ramble Apartmentshttp://daviswiki.org/The_Ramble_Apartments2013-01-16 18:38:56PeteBmoved comment down to be chronologically accurate/attributed comment <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for The Ramble Apartments<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 313: </td> <td> Line 313: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- <br> - 2013-01-16 [[nbsp]] You cannot beat the amenities you receive, although it is still a bit over-priced. The Rambles residents' service is terrible and have horrible PR. Visitor parking is nearly impossible now that UCD TAPS has started cracking down. You cannot buy a UCD Campus Parking Permit if you live in the Rambles. Because it is in partnership with the university, you are still technically living 'on campus' and residents of 'on campus' cannot purchase parking permits. There are many reasons why residents are not renewing their leases, and financial issues are only a small part of the problem.</span> </td> <td> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 677: </td> <td> Line 675: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ ------<br> + 2013-01-16 [[nbsp]] You cannot beat the amenities you receive, although it is still a bit over-priced. The Rambles residents' service is terrible and have horrible PR. Visitor parking is nearly impossible now that UCD TAPS has started cracking down. You cannot buy a UCD Campus Parking Permit if you live in the Rambles. Because it is in partnership with the university, you are still technically living 'on campus' and residents of 'on campus' cannot purchase parking permits. There are many reasons why residents are not renewing their leases, and financial issues are only a small part of the problem. --["users/JennieDavis"]</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> The Ramble Apartmentshttp://daviswiki.org/The_Ramble_Apartments2013-01-16 18:24:11JennieDavis <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for The Ramble Apartments<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 313: </td> <td> Line 313: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ <br> + 2013-01-16 [[nbsp]] You cannot beat the amenities you receive, although it is still a bit over-priced. The Rambles residents' service is terrible and have horrible PR. Visitor parking is nearly impossible now that UCD TAPS has started cracking down. You cannot buy a UCD Campus Parking Permit if you live in the Rambles. Because it is in partnership with the university, you are still technically living 'on campus' and residents of 'on campus' cannot purchase parking permits. There are many reasons why residents are not renewing their leases, and financial issues are only a small part of the problem.</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> The Ramble Apartmentshttp://daviswiki.org/The_Ramble_Apartments2013-01-07 21:09:31alissasadlerComment added. <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for The Ramble Apartments<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 673: </td> <td> Line 673: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ ------<br> + ''2013-01-07 20:09:31'' [[nbsp]] The Ramble apartments have the WORST management I have ever dealt with in Davis. The facilities are very nice, but the management is unorganized and if you ever have a problem they claim they have no responsibility because of your lease. My roommates and I have had problems with mail, parking, and the lease overall. Even before I moved in, the Ramble's lack of communication almost led me to overpaying or my lease being revoked. I had contacted the Ramble multiple times to make sure I had done everything I needed to, and every time they said I had, until I got an email saying I had to pay my full year's rent up front if I still wanted to live here. When we moved in they promised us a free TV and they never followed through. The parking situation is HORRENDOUS! I went to the management multiple times to tell them that there was no where to park because people with the wrong permits or no permit are parking in my area. As a result I had to park in a different spot and got a $45 parking ticket. When I went to management AGAIN they told me there was nothing they could do. I don't understand how they think it's ok to charge me for an imaginary parking spot. I have had nothing but problems while living here. If you want to live here read EVERY word in your lease and have a lawyer in your family. --["Users/alissasadler"]</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> The Ramble Apartmentshttp://daviswiki.org/The_Ramble_Apartments2013-01-04 08:44:47AnnaCarmenComment added. <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for The Ramble Apartments<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 665: </td> <td> Line 665: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ ------<br> + ''2013-01-04 07:44:47'' [[nbsp]] I've lived in the Ramble since September 2012 and it's definitely been an interesting experience. First off, the management is just horrible. My roommates and I were promised furniture, (since we'd signed up for it months earlier), and a few days before we moved in, the Ramble told us we wouldn't be getting any furniture, leaving us to scramble to find stuff. Amber, the head manager, is a liar and horrible to work with, and Terry, one of the leasing agents, misrepresents many aspects of living at the Ramble. The Ramble employees don't seem to communicate well with each other or any companies they work with, like PG&amp;E or USPS. My roommates and I received a letter from PG&amp;E recently saying our power was going to be shut off! We all pay our rent on time and since utilities are included in rent, we couldn't figure out what was going on. I finally got ahold of the Ramble and they said it was a mistake. They knew the letter was sent out to a lot of apartments, yet didn't take the time to notify those people of the mistake.<br> + <br> + The apartments themselves are nice. The walls are paper thin and there is no fan over the stove though. When my roommates and I first moved in, most things were aligned properly and working well. Now, half of our cabinets don't close because the building has shifted. My door was hung incorrectly and I've had it repaired 7 times now! The lock is still very temperamental so that is annoying. Overall, my room, bathroom, and closet are nice. The water is full of minerals and the dishwasher does an awful job, (probably because of the hard water), so invest in a water filter if you plan on drinking the water. The washer and dryer seem to work well.<br> + <br> + Getting mail is a pain. My address still doesn't even exist according to GoogleMaps and Amazon! Pretty much anything I order online, (like textbooks), has to go to my parents' or friends' houses! And don't be too drawn in by all the free events the Ramble holds in the clubhouse. For most events, supplies run out very quickly and people who don't even live in the complex come and take things. If they had some sort of ID system to stop people from other apartment complexes from free loading, it would be better.<br> + <br> + The only plus sides to living in this complex are the new apartments, how well lit everything is at night, how close it is to campus, and the bus stops at the complex that go directly to VetMed bldg's and the Silo. Avoid talking to management whenever possible and you may have a decent time living at the Ramble. The only things making me consider staying at the Ramble are the new apartments and not having to move all my stuff! --["Users/AnnaCarmen"]</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> The Ramble Apartmentshttp://daviswiki.org/The_Ramble_Apartments2012-10-10 18:45:29PeteBresponse <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for The Ramble Apartments<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 663: </td> <td> Line 663: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ <br> + * An apartment you "don't live and have never lived in"---yet your "resident homepage" is having issues???? Sorry this doesn't make sense. --["Users/PeteB"]</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> The Ramble Apartmentshttp://daviswiki.org/The_Ramble_Apartments2012-10-10 18:05:08ButtToucher33Comment added. <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for The Ramble Apartments<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 656: </td> <td> Line 656: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> ''2012-10-10 18:05:0<span>3</span>'' [[nbsp]] The Ramble's management team is IMPOSSIBLY unreliable and disorganized and have made finding someone to take over my lease impossibly difficult. They won't even tell prospective residents that my room is available and vacant even though I've never even set foot in it. They also continue to gradually reveal fun stipulations about signing over the lease as time progresses (many of which have scared away all prospective leasers), rather than telling me about them before I went ahead and purchased advertisement space on the CHL website and made ads for craigslist and ULoop. </td> <td> <span>+</span> ''2012-10-10 18:05:0<span>8</span>'' [[nbsp]] The Ramble's management team is IMPOSSIBLY unreliable and disorganized and have made finding someone to take over my lease impossibly difficult. They won't even tell prospective residents that my room is available and vacant even though I've never even set foot in it. They also continue to gradually reveal fun stipulations about signing over the lease as time progresses (many of which have scared away all prospective leasers), rather than telling me about them before I went ahead and purchased advertisement space on the CHL website and made ads for craigslist and ULoop. </td> </tr> </table> </div> The Ramble Apartmentshttp://daviswiki.org/The_Ramble_Apartments2012-10-10 18:05:04ButtToucher33Comment added. <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for The Ramble Apartments<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 655: </td> <td> Line 655: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ ------<br> + ''2012-10-10 18:05:03'' [[nbsp]] The Ramble's management team is IMPOSSIBLY unreliable and disorganized and have made finding someone to take over my lease impossibly difficult. They won't even tell prospective residents that my room is available and vacant even though I've never even set foot in it. They also continue to gradually reveal fun stipulations about signing over the lease as time progresses (many of which have scared away all prospective leasers), rather than telling me about them before I went ahead and purchased advertisement space on the CHL website and made ads for craigslist and ULoop.<br> + <br> + Also my resident homepage on their website has broken several times and had to be rebooted under different usernames and passwords each of these times. This has just happened to me again, which is why my rent is now late.<br> + <br> + Even better is the fact that they continue to tell me my rent is late by posting notices on the apartment's front door... as in the apartment where I don't live and have never lived in.<br> + <br> + Thanks Ramble! --["Users/ButtToucher33"]</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> The Ramble Apartmentshttp://daviswiki.org/The_Ramble_Apartments2012-09-29 19:59:37RoarasaurusComment added. <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for The Ramble Apartments<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 645: </td> <td> Line 645: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ ------<br> + ''2012-09-29 19:59:37'' [[nbsp]] Something obviously has to be wrong when a *university-affiliated* apartment complex has career staff members working behind the veil of anonymity. But enough of that: I too, was only refunded a fraction of my security deposit and that’s what I’m here to comment on.<br> + <br> + Don’t waste your time tidying up the place before you leave.<br> + <br> + It doesn’t seem like management does any inspection whatsoever, and instead outsources it to third-parties, evidenced by the documentation I received with my refund check. Everything was marked as dirty (and yes, I did clean up the place before I left).<br> + <br> + My theory: the cleaning/painting services saw a way to make a quick buck (multiplied by a couple hundred individual rooms, due to the astonishing turnover) and decided to bill the complex, regardless of actual condition. Since they don’t get to keep the deposit either way, management has absolutely no hesitation in paying the cleaning/painting charges outright, without questioning or hesitation, and afterwards, mailing you a piddly refund check.<br> + <br> + At least I didn’t get a bill, right? --["Users/Roarasaurus"]</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> The Ramble Apartmentshttp://daviswiki.org/The_Ramble_Apartments2012-09-29 16:44:54CatherineHurdComment added. <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for The Ramble Apartments<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 643: </td> <td> Line 643: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ ------<br> + ''2012-09-29 16:44:54'' [[nbsp]] RAMBLE NOISE PROBLEMS: If you want a quiet place to study, the Ramble may not be for you. My son was lucky enough to get a room that was not adjacent to another room, but two of his room mates were not so lucky. He was in a 4 bedroom, and lost 2 roommates because of one noisy neighbor who played loud music all the time. When you first apply, Ramble has you fill out a questionnaire asking if you would like quiet roommates or not. So, they put quiet people together with other people who want it quiet and noisy people together with people who like loud music and who like to party. However they seem unconcerned about whether the adjacent apartment has noisy people living in it. And when my son's roommates complained about the noise, Ramble refused to do anything about it. In both cases it was the same guy who drove both roommates out. But that didn't mean a thing to the Ramble. The quiet guys move while the noisy guy remains to drive out yet another roommate come Fall. So be careful if you rent here, and want a quiet place to study. You might not get it, and Ramble will not be on your side. --["Users/CatherineHurd"]</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> The Ramble Apartmentshttp://daviswiki.org/The_Ramble_Apartments2012-09-29 16:26:34CatherineHurdComment added. <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for The Ramble Apartments<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 641: </td> <td> Line 641: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ ------<br> + ''2012-09-29 16:26:34'' [[nbsp]] Warning: You WILL NOT get your deposit back if you rent here. I was an apartment manager in LA for 8 years, also rented plenty of apartment myself. I know what is needed to clean an apartment, and I have always gotten total deposit back on every apartment I rented. So, after my son moved out, i thoroughly cleaned his room, bath, closet, and even cleaned the common area, even though the other roommates were not moving out. I even cleaned the fridge and freezer. Walls and floor were perfect. Ramble returned only a third of deposit. I wrote them a letter of dispute and they never responded. I doubt you can clean as well as I did, so just figure that you will not get any of your deposit back if you rent here. Better to rent across Russell, share a room (cheaper!) at the Sundance. They returned complete deposit. --["Users/CatherineHurd"]</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> The Ramble Apartmentshttp://daviswiki.org/The_Ramble_Apartments2012-09-26 01:46:15chandru(quick edit) <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for The Ramble Apartments<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 107: </td> <td> Line 107: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> Entry to The Ramble is via Hutchinson just west of the 113 off-ramps. Go west from the Rec Pool (La Rue<span>?</span>), turn north where the road splits Hutchinson vs Campbell, and navigate roundabouts. Access via bike path is available from a bridge that crosses 113 just behind Orchard Park. Access by bicycle using this method is easy and safe, and is highly recommended. Caution: dividers have recently been added to the bike path where it intersects the bridge over the 113 freeway. These dividers are hard to see at night, and consist of holes cut in the path about an inch deep. Some holes have been filled with large rocks. Running into one of these dividers on a bicycle is likely to cause injury. UCD TAPS appears to have placed warning cones and other devices around the dividers. Bicycle access along Hutchison Drive is possible, but not recommended, as it requires crossing several highway entrance and exit ramps with little visibility for cars, potentially creating a very dangerous situation for cyclists. </td> <td> <span>+</span> Entry to The Ramble is via Hutchinson just west of the 113 off-ramps. Go west from the Rec Pool (La Rue), turn north where the road splits Hutchinson vs Campbell, and navigate roundabouts. Access via bike path is available from a bridge that crosses 113 just behind Orchard Park. Access by bicycle using this method is easy and safe, and is highly recommended. Caution: dividers have recently been added to the bike path where it intersects the bridge over the 113 freeway. These dividers are hard to see at night, and consist of holes cut in the path about an inch deep. Some holes have been filled with large rocks. Running into one of these dividers on a bicycle is likely to cause injury. UCD TAPS appears to have placed warning cones and other devices around the dividers. Bicycle access along Hutchison Drive is possible, but not recommended, as it requires crossing several highway entrance and exit ramps with little visibility for cars, potentially creating a very dangerous situation for cyclists. </td> </tr> </table> </div> The Ramble Apartmentshttp://daviswiki.org/The_Ramble_Apartments2012-09-25 17:45:11rahaComment added. <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for The Ramble Apartments<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 632: </td> <td> Line 632: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ ------<br> + ''2012-09-25 17:45:11'' [[nbsp]] I’ve lived in this place for a year. The amenities and brand new equipment are really amazing. Don’t forget that this place has the newest housing buildings in Davis. The prices are so high, they are trying to reduce it each year maybe they can convince the students to go there.<br> + Internet connection was always a pain in the neck, they couldn’t fix it! You could never rely on their internet, although they always try to show themselves so supportive and say: “Comcast will fix it, just let us know or call them!”… I had problem with the internet till the day that I left. I’m not saying it was slow or disconnected “all the time” but I’m saying it’s not reliable at all.<br> + <br> + The thing that really bothered I during last year was the very poor management of this huge complex, they just built the place as nice as possible but don’t have any idea about managing it. I figured it out especially when I was moving out. They don’t have any idea about inspecting the unit, or pre-inspection or returning the deposit. They are running a business with your deposits and you will not see it returned. They have a very ridiculous cleaning instruction in a way that you should even clean the dust above the fans on clean water stains in the bathroom! It doesn’t matter if you clean as best as you can, they will not give back your deposit, they don’t want the place clean, they want it as new as you moved in! It’s the landlord responsibility to clean the place before the next tenant move in but they say you are responsible and I don’t think that they even wash the carpet or change the toilet seat for the new tenants, the things which are rights of the new tenants!<br> + For international students they want two month rents as the deposit, which is a lot of money and they don’t give you the interest that they get on that money, the thing which is also followed in other on campus housings. I don’t know why someone would want to leave $3000 in their pocket to live here?! Just because it’s brand new?!<br> + Before I move out I asked them to send their inspector to check the place because I didn’t want to lose my deposit if there is no damage and everything is clean. I sent several email and went to the office 2-3 times till finally they sent a student! who was just employed for that job! Seriously? She was just trying to follow the cleaning instruction which we had it. They also said they didn’t have any written plan for such an inspection and came up with the idea after several requests from the tenants who were leaving!<br> + This place looks awesome from the outside, but I will not recommend it to my friends due to lack of proper management and the deceptive way they are acting.<br> + --["Users/raha"]</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> The Ramble Apartmentshttp://daviswiki.org/The_Ramble_Apartments2012-09-01 19:31:07TheOneElectronic(quick edit) <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for The Ramble Apartments<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 629: </td> <td> Line 629: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> <span>"</span>2012-08-18 21:00:00<span>"</span> </td> <td> <span>+</span> <span>''</span>2012-08-18 21:00:00<span>''</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> The Ramble Apartmentshttp://daviswiki.org/The_Ramble_Apartments2012-08-28 18:08:24TheOneElectronic(quick edit) <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for The Ramble Apartments<p><strong></strong></p>No differences found!</div> The Ramble Apartmentshttp://daviswiki.org/The_Ramble_Apartments2012-08-28 18:08:20TheOneElectronic(quick edit) <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for The Ramble Apartments<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 594: </td> <td> Line 594: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> --["Users/TheOneElectronic] </td> <td> <span>+</span> --["Users/TheOneElectronic<span>"</span>] </td> </tr> </table> </div> The Ramble Apartmentshttp://daviswiki.org/The_Ramble_Apartments2012-08-28 18:08:02TheOneElectronic(quick edit) <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for The Ramble Apartments<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 589: </td> <td> Line 589: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ <br> + Obviously, you are not Bill Clinton but you seem to know enough about living here to be somewhat trustworthy. Regarding management there seems to have been some turnover recently. In the middle of some roommate disputes the manager I was dealing with mysteriously was no longer available. I found out weeks later that she had been fired. Unsurprisingly the next manager was even less helpful than the last... which, considering the last manager LEFT in the midst of the dispute, says nothing good about the situation as a whole.<br> + <br> + Quick note: the speed cap in place by Korcett seems to have been lifted (I was getting ~90mpbs download speeds sometime in the middle of the summer until I left. It may not last for long however; the next 'phase' includes a whole lot more people.<br> + <br> + --["Users/TheOneElectronic]</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> The Ramble Apartmentshttp://daviswiki.org/The_Ramble_Apartments2012-08-28 16:33:25TheOneElectronic(quick edit) <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for The Ramble Apartments<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 141: </td> <td> Line 141: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> The Ramble was recently reviewed in an [http://theaggie.org/article/2011/09/22/uc-davis-west-village-opens-to-mixed-reviews article] in the California Aggie. The article mentions both the u<span>nusual</span>ly environmentally friendly design of the complex (including the 4 Megawatt solar array), as well as the problems that residents have had with noise, non-functional appliances, and promised amenities not matching actual amenities. </td> <td> <span>+</span> The Ramble was recently reviewed in an [http://theaggie.org/article/2011/09/22/uc-davis-west-village-opens-to-mixed-reviews article] in the California Aggie. The article mentions both the <span>s</span>u<span>pposed</span>ly environmentally friendly design of the complex (including the 4 Megawatt solar array), as well as the problems that residents have had with noise, non-functional appliances, and promised amenities not matching actual amenities. </td> </tr> </table> </div> The Ramble Apartmentshttp://daviswiki.org/The_Ramble_Apartments2012-08-27 02:12:01TheOneElectronic(quick edit) <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for The Ramble Apartments<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 605: </td> <td> Line 605: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ --["Users/TheOneElectronic"]</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> The Ramble Apartmentshttp://daviswiki.org/The_Ramble_Apartments2012-08-27 02:10:38TheOneElectronic(quick edit) <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for The Ramble Apartments<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 604: </td> <td> Line 604: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ Nota bene: Have you seen the size of the expansion?! It's massive! How it's not going to be crowded all the damn time in the future is beyond me.<br> + </span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> The Ramble Apartmentshttp://daviswiki.org/The_Ramble_Apartments2012-08-27 01:58:55TheOneElectronic(quick edit) <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for The Ramble Apartments<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 174: </td> <td> Line 174: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> * Electricity,<span>&nbsp;high-speed</span> internet, and water included in rent </td> <td> <span>+</span> * Electricity, internet, and water included in rent </td> </tr> </table> </div> The Ramble Apartmentshttp://daviswiki.org/The_Ramble_Apartments2012-08-27 01:58:14TheOneElectronic(quick edit) <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for The Ramble Apartments<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 153: </td> <td> Line 153: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- * There are several managers who consistently provide good customer service, and try to make life great for the residents. (Emily comes to mind in particular.) Please reward them.</span> </td> <td> <span>+ </span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> The Ramble Apartmentshttp://daviswiki.org/The_Ramble_Apartments2012-08-27 01:57:13TheOneElectronic(quick edit) <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for The Ramble Apartments<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 159: </td> <td> Line 159: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- * "Environmental Stewardship" = Waste reduction (Recycling program and composting program), educating residents and staff about sustainability (possibly events in place of the pep rallys and luaus), food production (food garden, food forest), plant and eco-system conservation (providing habitats for local wildlife)</span> </td> <td> <span>+ * "Environmental Stewardship" = Do not falsely advertise sustainability if you don't actually practice it. Which you don't.<br> + </span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> The Ramble Apartmentshttp://daviswiki.org/The_Ramble_Apartments2012-08-27 01:54:04TheOneElectronic(quick edit) <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for The Ramble Apartments<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 135: </td> <td> Line 135: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> The management offers various leasing specials at different times. This is not unusual at apartment complexes that need to fill empty units, or that want to maintain higher rental rates over the long term while offering short term incentives. <span>Some residents ha</span>ve<span>&nbsp;reported</span> that they <span>are unhappy with the size of the discounts being offered to lure new residents compared to the size of any incent</span>ive<span>s that they receive</span>d. </td> <td> <span>+</span> The management offers various leasing specials at different times. This is not unusual at apartment complexes that need to fill empty units, or that want to maintain higher rental rates over the long term while offering short term incentives. <span>Many former residents are unhappy with the size of the discounts being offered to lure new residents compared to the size of any incenti</span>ve<span>s</span> that they <span>rece</span>ived. </td> </tr> </table> </div> The Ramble Apartmentshttp://daviswiki.org/The_Ramble_Apartments2012-08-27 01:53:09TheOneElectronic(quick edit) <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for The Ramble Apartments<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 133: </td> <td> Line 133: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- Rental rates are very high for Davis, although some of the amenities in the complex are also unusual for Davis. Some residents have commented in the comments section that a substantial amount of their rent goes to throw frequent parties for residents, many of which are aimed at marketing the complex to future renters, rather than towards resolving some of the numerous issues that have been documented on this wiki page and elsewhere.</span> </td> <td> <span>+ Rental rates are very high for Davis, although some of the amenities in the complex are also unusual for Davis. A substantial amount of rent goes to throw frequent parties and fund promotions, many of which are aimed at marketing the complex to future renters, rather than towards resolving some of the numerous issues that have been documented on this wiki page and elsewhere.</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> The Ramble Apartmentshttp://daviswiki.org/The_Ramble_Apartments2012-08-27 01:51:54TheOneElectronic(quick edit) <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for The Ramble Apartments<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 129: </td> <td> Line 129: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- Rental rates are listed below. Management sometimes offers specials with discounts or one or more months free rent when they are trying to fill up unrented apartments. Rental rates are listed below. Rental rates are unusually high for Davis, although some of the amenities in the complex are also unusually good for Davis. Some residents have commented in the comments section that a substantial amount of their rent appears to be going to throw frequent parties for residents, many of which are aimed at marketing the complex to future renters, rather than towards resolving some of the numerous issues that have been documented on this wiki page and elsewhere.</span> </td> <td> <span>+ Rental rates are listed below.<br> + <br> + Management is inflexible with regards to considering specials that are not explicitly offered.<br> + <br> + Rental rates are very high for Davis, although some of the amenities in the complex are also unusual for Davis. Some residents have commented in the comments section that a substantial amount of their rent goes to throw frequent parties for residents, many of which are aimed at marketing the complex to future renters, rather than towards resolving some of the numerous issues that have been documented on this wiki page and elsewhere.</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> The Ramble Apartmentshttp://daviswiki.org/The_Ramble_Apartments2012-08-27 01:45:25TheOneElectronic(quick edit) <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for The Ramble Apartments<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 100: </td> <td> Line 100: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ <br> + A security guard also patrols at night, mostly to watch the uninhabited new apartments (likely to protect against vandals). Don't rely on them to break up noisy neighbors' parties or watch your bikes, their job is not to help you.</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> The Ramble Apartmentshttp://daviswiki.org/The_Ramble_Apartments2012-08-27 01:42:29TheOneElectronic(quick edit) <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for The Ramble Apartments<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 86: </td> <td> Line 86: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> Internet is provided as part of the lease. There are two forms of Internet service available - wired and 802.11n wireless. The wireless network is unencrypted, and has poor reliability, but is available throughout the complex. Connections on the wireless network have been observed to drop every 60 seconds or so. The wired network has much better reliability and performance, but also experiences outages, and can be very slow when many people are online. In recent weeks, wired '''network outages have become frequent and long in duration''', sometimes lasting <span>8 hours or more.</span> </td> <td> <span>+</span> Internet is provided as part of the lease. There are two forms of Internet service available - wired and 802.11n wireless. The wireless network is unencrypted, and has poor reliability, but is available throughout the complex. Connections on the wireless network have been observed to drop every 60 seconds or so. The wired network has much better reliability and performance, but also experiences outages, and can be very slow when many people are online. In recent weeks, wired '''network outages have become frequent and long in duration''', sometimes lasting <span>several days or more.</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> The Ramble Apartmentshttp://daviswiki.org/The_Ramble_Apartments2012-08-26 23:26:35TheOneElectronic(quick edit) <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for The Ramble Apartments<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 247: </td> <td> Line 247: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ <br> + There is still no way for residents to monitor utilities usage online, as promised.</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> The Ramble Apartmentshttp://daviswiki.org/The_Ramble_Apartments2012-08-26 23:23:32TheOneElectronic(quick edit) <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for The Ramble Apartments<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 184: </td> <td> Line 184: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> || Pet Friendly Community: Note that some residents are <span>mo</span>r<span>e</span> careless about picking up after their pets than others so i<span>t is not unusua</span>l<span>&nbsp;to</span> encounter animal feces on a regular basis. || </td> <td> <span>+</span> || Pet Friendly Community: Note that some residents are <span>ve</span>r<span>y</span> careless about picking up after their pets than others so <span>you w</span>il<span>l</span> encounter animal feces on a regular basis. || </td> </tr> </table> </div> The Ramble Apartmentshttp://daviswiki.org/The_Ramble_Apartments2012-08-26 23:22:05TheOneElectronic(quick edit) <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for The Ramble Apartments<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 175: </td> <td> Line 175: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> * <span>L</span>a<span>r</span>ge fitness center with yoga room </td> <td> <span>+</span> * <span>Aver</span>age fitness center with yoga room </td> </tr> </table> </div> The Ramble Apartmentshttp://daviswiki.org/The_Ramble_Apartments2012-08-26 23:21:42TheOneElectronic(quick edit) <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for The Ramble Apartments<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 169: </td> <td> Line 169: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> * Walk-in closets </td> <td> <span>+</span> * Walk-in closets<span>&nbsp;in some apartments</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> The Ramble Apartmentshttp://daviswiki.org/The_Ramble_Apartments2012-08-26 23:21:24TheOneElectronic(quick edit) <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for The Ramble Apartments<p><strong></strong></p>No differences found!</div> The Ramble Apartmentshttp://daviswiki.org/The_Ramble_Apartments2012-08-26 23:21:16TheOneElectronic(quick edit) <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for The Ramble Apartments<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 170: </td> <td> Line 170: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> * <span>Ove</span>rsized windows </td> <td> <span>+</span> * <span>No</span>r<span>mal-</span>sized windows </td> </tr> </table> </div> The Ramble Apartmentshttp://daviswiki.org/The_Ramble_Apartments2012-08-20 13:09:42PeteBtake responsibility for your comment <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for The Ramble Apartments<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 613: </td> <td> Line 613: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> Really, guys? I cannot believe how immature your comments are, people. You make middle school school students look like they are the ones who deal with the real world. </td> <td> <span>+</span> Really, guys? I cannot believe how immature your comments are, people. You make middle school school students look like they are the ones who deal with the real world.<span>&nbsp;--["Users/Chelsea744"]</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> The Ramble Apartmentshttp://daviswiki.org/The_Ramble_Apartments2012-08-19 21:00:40Chelsea744 <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for The Ramble Apartments<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 610: </td> <td> Line 610: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ ------<br> + "2012-08-18 21:00:00"<br> + <br> + Really, guys? I cannot believe how immature your comments are, people. You make middle school school students look like they are the ones who deal with the real world.</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> The Ramble Apartmentshttp://daviswiki.org/The_Ramble_Apartments2012-08-09 10:51:27RoarasaurusFor the record: I'm moving out and giving up on this page. <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for The Ramble Apartments<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 4: </td> <td> Line 4: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- </span> </td> <td> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 277: </td> <td> Line 276: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ [[Image(09-aug-2012.png, right, thumbnail, 300, "Complaining on their Facebook page seems to be the most effective method of communicating the loss of Internet connectivity")]]</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> The Ramble Apartmentshttp://daviswiki.org/The_Ramble_Apartments2012-08-09 10:46:14RoarasaurusUpload of image <a href="http://daviswiki.org/The_Ramble_Apartments?action=Files&do=view&target=09-aug-2012.png">09-aug-2012.png</a>.The Ramble Apartmentshttp://daviswiki.org/The_Ramble_Apartments2012-08-09 10:42:51RoarasaurusIf Internet access weren't down so often, residents would write more comments! <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for The Ramble Apartments<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 82: </td> <td> Line 82: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ <br> + '''Utility Maintenance'''<br> + There have been many instances in which utility service (water or electricity) has been shut off for two to six hours '''with less than 24 hour notice to residents'''. Paper notices are usually posted on doors the afternoon/evening before the maintenance is scheduled to occur.</span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 258: </td> <td> Line 261: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- </span><br> <span>-</span> The main building (The Center) has traditional ["MOObilenet" moobilenet(x)] service as you would normally encounter on campus. The workstations (2 Apple, 2 Dell) are run through a single NAT device on 192.168/16 and use UC Davis IP address space. You <span>will get full </span>100<span>M speeds when using these workstations</span>.<br> <span>-</span> <br> <span>-</span> Internet access for the dwelling units is managed via a DHCP server<span>&nbsp;(172.17.104.1/21)</span> regardless of whether you connect via hardwired Ethernet or 802.11 wireless. The large subnet combined with the fact that DHCP leases are offered for one hour, means that there will be plenty of available IP address space that cycles around on a frequent basis.<br> <span>-</span> <br> <span>-</span> DHCP clients appear to be mapped 1:1 with ["Comcast"] IP address space and you are firewalled. Turn on encryption if you don't want them snooping on you as there are management devices and DNS servers (on 10/8). There are no bandwidth quotas. </td> <td> <span>+ * ''This is a new complex and many of the details below have, and are subject to change''</span><br> <span>+ <br> +</span> The main building (The Center) has traditional ["MOObilenet" moobilenet(x)] service as you would normally encounter on campus. The workstations (2 Apple, 2 Dell) are run through a single NAT device on 192.168/16 and use UC Davis IP address space. You <span>should be able to access University resources without logging into the [http://daviswiki.org/Shields_Library#head-7e75b9</span>1<span>944851e46749cef967</span>0<span>eaecf</span>0<span>4ce0317c "Library VPN"]</span>.<br> <span>+</span> <br> <span>+</span> Internet access for the dwelling units is managed via a DHCP server regardless of whether you connect via hardwired Ethernet or 802.11 wireless. The large subnet combined with the fact that DHCP leases are offered for one hour, means that there will be plenty of available IP address space that cycles around on a frequent basis.<br> <span>+</span> <br> <span>+</span> DHCP clients appear to be mapped 1:1 with ["Comcast"] IP address space and you are firewalled<span>. Pinging firewalled IPs (ICMP) from outside will result in a TTL expired error</span>. Turn on encryption if you don't want them snooping on you as there are management devices and DNS servers (on 10/8). <span>Outbound SM</span>T<span>P traffic on port 25 is usually throttled or blocked. T</span>here are no bandwidth quotas. </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 271: </td> <td> Line 275: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- There have been a number of Internet outages throughout the course of WQ 2012 finals week (3/18-3/24). Only ["Comcast"] service (provided via Korcett) was affected. Internet connectivity through the UCD NOC (["MOObilenet" moobilenet(x)]) available at the Business Center remained unaffected.<br> - <br> - Here is an approximate timeframe during which residents have experienced Internet service outages specifically during finals week alone:<br> - <br> - Additionally there are a great many more (sometimes multihour to multiday) outages conveniently not reported here. Ask for a server log in the main office for more information.<br> - <br> - ||&lt;bgcolor='#E0E0FF' tableborder=1 tablebordercolor='#aaaaaa'&gt;'''Finals Outages'''||'''Outage Times (24H)'''||'''Duration'''||<br> - ||&lt;bgcolor='#E0E0FF'&gt;2012-22-03 (Th)||10:37 - 11:16||39 minutes||<br> - ||&lt;bgcolor='#E0E0FF'&gt;||11:46 - 12:26||40 minutes||<br> - ||&lt;bgcolor='#E0E0FF'&gt;2012-23-03 (Fr)||02:56 - 03:36||40 minutes||<br> - ||&lt;bgcolor='#E0E0FF'&gt;2012-28-03 (W)||07:43 - 08:08||25 minutes||</span> </td> <td> <span>+ Fun fact: NAT table overflow on Korcett equipment occasionally allows residents to get around the 12/12 Internet speed provisioning. Don't ask.<br> + <br> + '''Significant outages'''<br> + There have been a number of Internet outages throughout the course of WQ 2012 finals week (3/18-3/24). Only ["Comcast"] service (provided via Korcett) was affected. Internet connectivity through the UCD NOC (["MOObilenet" moobilenet(x)]) available at the Business Center remained unaffected. On August 9 2012, connectivity to the Internet was down for the entire apartment complex through Korcett-managed Comcast Business Class '''''and''''' UCD moobilenet: a first for the complex since it first opened in 2011.<br> + <br> + '''Mitigating loss of Internet connectivity'''<br> + Over the course of the 2011-2012 leasing year, residents have experienced two primary types of outages:<br> + 1. Inability to request DHCP addresses (via wired Ethernet, or 802.11 wireless) - this is what residents typically experience, a workaround for this type of issue is available<br> + 2. Service gateway downtime - in this case, the "bridge" to the Internet itself is down, and Korcett/Comcast must manually restore connectivity to the complex<br> + <br> + As mentioned before, setting up a personal wireless router will eliminate most issues '''if''' it is configured with a static public (global) IP address--and thus not rely on DHCP IP provisioning or Korcett's border firewall. To do this:<br> + * Set up your router and register it to a KMC account, noting down the MAC address and account number for easy reference<br> + * Call up Korcett and mention that you'd like to request a '''public IP address''' for one of your registered devices<br> + * Power cycle your router after this is done, request your public IP address via DHCP, note it down, and reconfigure your router with the same IP settings manually (static IP)<br> + * Note: Normal DHCP leases cycle around on a regular basis and have dynamic IP-to-MAC associations whereas a public IP address is permanently bound to your MAC address. ''Do not reconfigure a DHCP NAT IP as static unless you want to be promptly kicked off in an hour.''<br> + </span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> The Ramble Apartmentshttp://daviswiki.org/The_Ramble_Apartments2012-06-10 17:04:31LRonHubbardComment added. <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for The Ramble Apartments<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 599: </td> <td> Line 599: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ ------<br> + ''2012-06-10 17:04:31'' [[nbsp]] @JamesSoma: Telling people that this is the real world and you're not living with "mommy and daddy" anymore? Mommy and Daddy are probably paying your tuition and exorbitant rent prices, so maybe you should think twice before insulting peoples' opinions, jerk. --["Users/LRonHubbard"]</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> The Ramble Apartmentshttp://daviswiki.org/The_Ramble_Apartments2012-05-26 14:36:43JamesSomaComment added. <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for The Ramble Apartments<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 581: </td> <td> Line 581: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ ------<br> + ''2012-05-26 14:36:43'' [[nbsp]] I have to say I was surprised by the number of negative comments on this page. I currently live here and i love it. I have parking and it is what’s advertised. I don't have any problems with my guests and parking, there is plenty of two hour parking if you know where to look, and its not monitored on the weekend. The only problems I have had with parking I’ve been able to resolve with TAPS and the occasional help of Casey in the office.<br> + <br> + The amenities are awesome! While the pool and clubhouse get crowded sometimes I feel its to be expected.<br> + <br> + My internet works fine aside from slowing down every once in awhile in the middle of the night, but then again i have never had internet that didn’t do that.<br> + <br> + The staff itself has been helpful, with the acceptation of a few of the student workers. Anytime i have had to speak with the managers they have worked to get my problem resolved.<br> + <br> + The kitchen does not have a vent hood which is inconvenient, but not that big of a deal, I don’t burn my food that often...<br> + <br> + Construction was annoying when it was near me, but depending on where you live its not unbearable and im sure its only temporary.<br> + Water pressure was a problem when i moved in, but it has been fixed since.<br> + <br> + <br> + Overall, no the Ramble isn't perfect, but the good definitely outweighs the bad. Honestly has anyone complaining on this site ever lived in an apartment? Anywhere you go there are good and bad things about the apartment, the Ramble is no different. This complex is better than anywhere I have lived in Davis, even taking its negatives. Stop whining because your mommy and daddy aren’t here to take care of your problems anymore. The real world is a lot worse then these apartments, enjoy it while you can.<br> + <br> + --["Users/JamesSoma"]</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> The Ramble Apartmentshttp://daviswiki.org/The_Ramble_Apartments2012-05-06 00:08:56GonnaGiveYouUpComment added. <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for The Ramble Apartments<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 571: </td> <td> Line 571: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ ------<br> + ''2012-05-06 00:08:56'' [[nbsp]] I'll try to touch upon topics that haven't yet been addressed to keep this to a minimum, but it boils down to this: first impressions can be extremely deceiving. It's fairly evident that despite all the luxurious amenities and (claimed) minimal environmental impact, many residents no longer want to live here. I'm one of them. The novelty and appeal of brand new apartments close to campus has simply worn off.<br> + <br> + Many apartment complexes in Davis have a fixed pricing policy and limited promotions where ''deposits'' or ''application fees'' are waived. It might be due to excessive turnover or aggressive expansion (your call), but there have been a lot of promotional offers for both The Ramble Apartments and The Viridian where the ''monthly rent'' has been reduced. This is '''variable pricing''' at its best--a form of [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/First_degree_price_discrimination#First_degree_price_discrimination first degree price discrimination]. The latest offering features 2B/2BA starting at $776/room, 3B/3BA starting at $710/room, and 4B/4BA starting at $677/room. To put that into perspective, filling a 2 bedroom, 3 bedroom, and 4 bedroom apartment would cost ''at least'' $1552/mo, $2130/mo, and $2708/mo, respectively. Keep in mind that these are promotional prices.<br> + <br> + Electrical utility monitoring via [http://www.sunpowermonitor.com/ Sunpower] has apparently been brought online, but they scheduled the training sessions in the midst of my exams. There doesn't seem to be an urgent need to inform residents of how to monitor and moderate their utility usage. Apparently you just need the inverter number to get the ball rolling, but there's no incentive to do this. It already takes ages to wash my hair or brush my teeth and my toilet often requires multiple flushes to dispose of the evidence. I waste enough time tolerating these counterproductive water-saving techniques. Attend an hour-long training session to read an electrical bill? No. friggin'. way.<br> + <br> + Onto the pluses: I feel rather safe here at night as it's brightly lit and there's an overnight security patrolman. The pool is a nice alternative ["Rec Pool" on-campus Rec Pool], but future expansions may lead to overcrowding. The Internet connection is reliable and fast if you use your own wireless router. I love having a washer and dryer in my apartment. Package delivery is hit-or-miss: I don't order things online much, so my experience has been fairly positive--just go down to the front desk, tell them I'd like to pick something up, sign on the log and give my apartment number and name. The maintenance crew are pleasant to deal with and have resolved many issues in a timely manner. My bedroom ceiling fan works at hurricane forces.<br> + <br> + This may be redundant with all the other comments already posted, but other considerations/minuses: Cell phone coverage is pretty bad for Verizon/T-Mobile/AT&amp;T in my apartment. Reception is decent, but not sufficient for sustained conversation. The garbage/recycling dumpsters might be an ungodly distance away from your apartment--they're all located near the parking lots. The printer in the office center always seems to be out of toner, paper, or both. Parking enforcement has always been a joke. Guest parking is non-existent. There is a concerning lack of storage space. I'd love to bring a vacuum cleaner, but there common area closet contains the washer/dryer and I've got other stuff in my bedroom closet already. Construction/landscaping noise is highly audible and very irritating. Kitchen odors go everywhere and linger for days. The circuit breaker for my bedroom is easily tripped. --["Users/GonnaGiveYouUp"]</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> The Ramble Apartmentshttp://daviswiki.org/The_Ramble_Apartments2012-04-25 00:02:48JasonChiago(quick edit) <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for The Ramble Apartments<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 566: </td> <td> Line 566: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ (Provided their expansion attempts are successful, that is.)<br> + </span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> The Ramble Apartmentshttp://daviswiki.org/The_Ramble_Apartments2012-04-25 00:01:11JasonChiago(quick edit) <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for The Ramble Apartments<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 153: </td> <td> Line 153: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ * Don't lose resident mail and deny responsibility.</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> The Ramble Apartmentshttp://daviswiki.org/The_Ramble_Apartments2012-04-16 21:33:20CovertProfessor <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for The Ramble Apartments<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 490: </td> <td> Line 490: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> Lastly, their marketing tactics: Green! LEED! Good for the environment! Where? How? A few residents got a "The Ramble LEED Certified Apartments Resident Resource Guide" CD. This has maintenance information regarding the EcoQuartz countertops, Earthwerks vinyl flooring, and GE appliances. It mentions that it has exceeded the California Building Title 24 (established in 1978), but nothing about the 2008 standards. It tells us about the LEED for Homes initiative, but the LEED checklist is empty with the following explanation: "Final LEED checklist will be received once certification is complete". </td> <td> <span>+</span> Lastly, their marketing tactics: Green! <span>["</span>LEED<span>"]</span>! Good for the environment! Where? How? A few residents got a "The Ramble LEED Certified Apartments Resident Resource Guide" CD. This has maintenance information regarding the EcoQuartz countertops, Earthwerks vinyl flooring, and GE appliances. It mentions that it has exceeded the California Building Title 24 (established in 1978), but nothing about the 2008 standards. It tells us about the LEED for Homes initiative, but the LEED checklist is empty with the following explanation: "Final LEED checklist will be received once certification is complete". </td> </tr> </table> </div> The Ramble Apartmentshttp://daviswiki.org/The_Ramble_Apartments2012-03-29 17:12:24JasonChiago(quick edit) <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for The Ramble Apartments<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 181: </td> <td> Line 181: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> || Pet Friendly Community<span>&nbsp;||</span>: Note that some residents are more careless about picking up after their pets than others so it is not unusual to encounter animal feces on a regular basis. </td> <td> <span>+</span> || Pet Friendly Community: Note that some residents are more careless about picking up after their pets than others so it is not unusual to encounter animal feces on a regular basis.<span>&nbsp;||</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> The Ramble Apartmentshttp://daviswiki.org/The_Ramble_Apartments2012-03-29 17:12:02JasonChiago(quick edit) <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for The Ramble Apartments<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 181: </td> <td> Line 181: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- || Pet Friendly Community ||</span> </td> <td> <span>+ || Pet Friendly Community ||: Note that some residents are more careless about picking up after their pets than others so it is not unusual to encounter animal feces on a regular basis.</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> The Ramble Apartmentshttp://daviswiki.org/The_Ramble_Apartments2012-03-29 17:05:49JasonChiago(quick edit) <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for The Ramble Apartments<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 276: </td> <td> Line 276: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> ||&lt;bgcolor='#E0E0FF' tableborder=1 tablebordercolor='#aaaaaa'&gt;'''Outage<span>&nbsp;Date</span>'''||'''Outage Times (24H)'''||'''Duration'''|| </td> <td> <span>+</span> ||&lt;bgcolor='#E0E0FF' tableborder=1 tablebordercolor='#aaaaaa'&gt;'''<span>Finals </span>Outage<span>s</span>'''||'''Outage Times (24H)'''||'''Duration'''|| </td> </tr> </table> </div> The Ramble Apartmentshttp://daviswiki.org/The_Ramble_Apartments2012-03-29 17:05:15JasonChiago(quick edit) <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for The Ramble Apartments<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 270: </td> <td> Line 270: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> There have been a number of Internet outages throughout the course of WQ 2012 finals week (3/18-3/24). Only ["Comcast"] service (provided via Korcett) was affected. Internet connectivity through the UCD NOC (["MOObilenet" moobilenet(x)]) available at the Business Center remained unaffected. Here is an approximate timeframe during which residents have experienced Internet service outages: </td> <td> <span>+</span> There have been a number of Internet outages throughout the course of WQ 2012 finals week (3/18-3/24). Only ["Comcast"] service (provided via Korcett) was affected. Internet connectivity through the UCD NOC (["MOObilenet" moobilenet(x)]) available at the Business Center remained unaffected.<span><br> + <br> +</span> Here is an approximate timeframe during which residents have experienced Internet service outages<span>&nbsp;specifically during finals week alone</span>:<span><br> + <br> + Additionally there are a great many more (sometimes multihour to multiday) outages conveniently not reported here. Ask for a server log in the main office for more information.</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> The Ramble Apartmentshttp://daviswiki.org/The_Ramble_Apartments2012-03-28 08:16:35RoarasaurusOutage update. (sigh) <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for The Ramble Apartments<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 276: </td> <td> Line 276: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ ||&lt;bgcolor='#E0E0FF'&gt;2012-28-03 (W)||07:43 - 08:08||25 minutes||</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> The Ramble Apartmentshttp://daviswiki.org/The_Ramble_Apartments2012-03-27 02:01:26RoarasaurusNam et ipsa scientia potestas est. <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for The Ramble Apartments<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 245: </td> <td> Line 245: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- [[Image(RambleNetworkingEquipment.jpg, right, thumbnail, 250, "This is some of the equipment used to provide Internet access for a single apartment building."))]]</span> </td> <td> <span>+ A brief overview of the networking equipment involved in providing Internet access to residents.<br> + [[Image(RambleCoreNetworkingEquipmentC.jpg, thumbnail, 250)]]<br> + [[Image(RambleCoreNetworkingEquipmentA.jpg, thumbnail, 250)]]<br> + [[Image(RambleCoreNetworkingEquipmentB.jpg, thumbnail, 250)]]<br> + [[Image(RambleNetworkingEquipment.jpg, thumbnail, 250)]]<br> + <br> + ====<br> + <br> + '''''Residents experiencing difficulties with Internet access should be aware that:'''''<br> + * Management is incapable of resolving any issues directly--they will refer you to either Korcett or Comcast<br> + * Korcett only manages the provision of access to the Internet--the scope of their support services is limited to equipment they have set up<br> + * Comcast Business Class provides the Internet service itself--if there is a problem on their end, residents will just have to ride it out<br> + </span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> The Ramble Apartmentshttp://daviswiki.org/The_Ramble_Apartments2012-03-27 01:35:08RoarasaurusUpload of image <a href="http://daviswiki.org/The_Ramble_Apartments?action=Files&do=view&target=RambleCoreNetworkingEquipmentC.jpg">RambleCoreNetworkingEquipmentC.jpg</a>.The Ramble Apartmentshttp://daviswiki.org/The_Ramble_Apartments2012-03-27 01:34:57RoarasaurusUpload of image <a href="http://daviswiki.org/The_Ramble_Apartments?action=Files&do=view&target=RambleCoreNetworkingEquipmentB.jpg">RambleCoreNetworkingEquipmentB.jpg</a>.