Davis is located in the State of California, the most populous state in the U.S.. California's economy is so big that if the state were considered a separate country, it would still have between the fourth and tenth largest economy in the world (of course, were it a separate country, the new budget for items like military spending and new import/export laws would likely knock it down the list quite a bit). The gross state product is currently somewhere around 1.543 trillion USD.
This large and populous state is usually divided up into Northern California (aka NorCal), Southern California (aka SoCal), Central California, and the Central Coast. There are a few odd cultural differences between NorCal and SoCal. Most people see people from SoCal as amusing and fun, but a few people get strangely bitter and angry about such issues as The THE Controversy.
Note: Many people that live in Southern California (Or what Northern Californians call SoCal) never ever use the term SoCal!! As a former Southern Californian citizen for about 6 years, we never use that term!!!
California is a garden of Eden, a paradise to live in or see;
But believe it or not, you won't find it so hot
If you ain't got the do re mi. — Woody Guthrie
Many people think of California as the state with perennially warm and sunny weather, but it's much more complex than that -- in fact, probably no other state has a greater variety of climates, ranging from the temperate coast, the scorching deserts in the southeast, the long, rigorous winters of the Sierra Nevada, to the hot summers and chilly winters of the Central Valley (home to Davis).
California experiences two main seasons: a dry summer, and a wet winter. The winters in NorCal are colder and rainier than in SoCal; so, for example, it could, on the same day, be 50°F (10°C) and overcast or rainy in Davis, while it's 70°F (21°C) and sunny in Los Angeles. Significant snow and freezing temperatures, however, generally only occur in high mountain locations. Summers, meanwhile, vary depending on distance from the ocean: for example, Davis has an average July daily temperature of 94°F (34°C); meanwhile San Francisco, only about 75 miles (120 km) away but on the ocean, is 27°F (15°C) cooler during the same month. (sources: https://www.google.com/maps https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/San_Francisco#Climate)