Wow, I didn't even see this post until now. I thought all hope was lost for this thread.
I was actually just in Sacramento last week to search for housing, and I'm going to be renting from none other than Krisace, another LSD poster. It's in the Arden area, and I actually never used business 80 to get to and from the school and the apartment while I was there. I actually got lost and ended up on 50, so I just took 50 up to Howe, and the rest was history.
I like the Arden area, because I plan to figure skate in Roseville and occassionally at the slightly scuzzy rink in Del Paso Heights. Maybe I'll teach some skating lessons, too.
And yes, I'm hoping I'll be able to cough up enough money to attend the rafting trip. I've heard so many good things about it.
If you're a 2L, you might know another LSD poster I've been keeping in touch with, because that's his year, too. He came from the Midwest like me, and his positive experiences have definitely left me looking forward (in a twisted, weird sort of way, of course!) to law school at McGeorge. That, and Krisace has been helpful giving me tips on what to expect. And I have another friend who just graduated from Pepperdine who loaded all her old hornbooks (I think that's what they're called. . .Gilbert's and such) on me. All the law students I've met so far have been pretty generous with information, and I appreciate it.