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SoCal Year 5 LEAF & EV Gatherings - See Year 6

Sun Aug 31, 2014 6:36 am

Now that our fifth year has ended, I have started a new thread
to use for the next (sixth) year, since this one has grown too long:

"SoCal LEAF & EV Gatherings ... (Year 6, starts September 2015)"
viewtopic.php?f=51&t=20453

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Our Fifth Year of Gatherings begins here.

Our LEAF family is growing up, with some of our family evolving
with the times, and now arriving in their Rav4EV, or Tesla S, or other EV.
As with any good family, we welcome and enjoy the "growing up",
since it enriches the group, and provides us all with a better perspective
of the future.

So, the LEAF title for the Gathering evolves to "LEAF & EV"
until we think of something better.

Join us for a Saturday morning breakfast buffet at Hometown Buffet,
or some other location (see below), or for some other special event.

Nominally, we Gather from about 8:15 until about 11:00 AM, but some will arrive
at about 8:00 and some may stay later, if there is enough interest. Some come
for just a while, but have to leave early because they have a "real" life. :D

I usually try to arrive by 8:00, and am usually among the last to leave.
HTB opens for Breakfast at 8:00, and transitions to their Lunch menu at about 11:00.

Usually, we LEAF/EV-Gather on the 2nd and 4th Saturday of the month,
but that is often modified to fit the holidays or other events in the month.
Occasionally we have Local Clusters for special events (**) at different locations.

------ 61st month Gatherings ------ (start of the Sixth year)
Gathering #61a: 12 Sep 2015 at the HTB in Cerritos for breakfast.
Gathering #61b: 26 Sep 2015 at the HTB on 17th in Santa Ana for breakfast.

------ 60th month Gatherings ------ (end of the Fifth year)
Gathering #60a: 8 Aug 2015 at the HTB in Cerritos for breakfast.
Gathering #60b: 22 Aug 2015 at the HTB on 17th in Santa Ana for breakfast.
Gathering #60c: 29 Aug 2015 an anniversary Breakfast Potluck at Jeanne's home.

------ 59th month Gatherings ------
Gathering #59a: 11 July 2015 at the HTB in Cerritos for breakfast.
Gathering #59b: 25 July 2015 at the HTB on 17th St in Santa Ana.

------ 58th month Gatherings ------
Gathering #58a: 6 June 2015 at the HTB in Cerritos for breakfast.

** Scout out the new Golden Corral in Bellflower for Saturday breakfast at 8 AM on June 13th.
** The first Golden Corral EV breakfast in Bakersfield is on June 20th.

Gathering #58b: 27 June 2015 at the HTB on 17th St in Santa Ana.

------ 57th month Gatherings ------
Gathering #57a: 9 May 2015 at the HTB in Cerritos for breakfast.
Gathering #57b: 23 May 2015 at the HTB on 17th St in Santa Ana.

------ 56th month Gatherings ------
Gathering #56a: 11 Apr 2015 at the HTB in Cerritos for breakfast.
Gathering #56b: 25 Apr 2015 at the HTB on 17th St in Santa Ana.

------ 55th month Gatherings ------
Gathering #55a: 7 Mar 2015 at the HTB in Cerritos for breakfast.. 
Gathering #55b: 21 Mar 2015 at the HTB on 17th St in Santa Ana.
Gathering #55c: 28 Mar 2015, an Open Yard event at the Kat House.

------ 54th month Gatherings ------
Gathering #54a: 7 Feb 2015 at the HTB in Cerritos for breakfast.. 
Gathering #54b: 21 Feb 2015 at the HTB on 17th St in Santa Ana.

------ 53rd month Gatherings ------
Gathering #53a: 10 Jan 2015 at the HTB in Cerritos for breakfast.. 
Gathering #53b: 24 Jan 2015 at the HTB on 17th St in Santa Ana.

------ 52nd month Gatherings ------
Gathering #52a: 6 Dec 2014 at the HTB in Cerritos for breakfast.. 
Gathering #52b: 20 Dec 2014 at the HTB on 17th St in Santa Ana.

------ 51st month Gatherings ------
Gathering #51a: 8 Nov 2014 at the HTB in Cerritos for breakfast.. 
Gathering #51b: 22 Nov 2014 at the HTB on 17th St in Santa Ana.

------ 50th month Gatherings ------
Gathering #50a: 11 Oct 2014 at the HTB in Cerritos for breakfast.. 
Gathering #50b: 25 Oct 2014 at the HTB on 17th St in Santa Ana.

------ 49th month Gatherings ------ (started our 5th year of Gatherings)
Gathering #49a: 13 Sep 2014 at the HTB in Cerritos for breakfast.. 
Gathering #49b: 20 Sep 2014, EV Week Event, in Huntington Beach,
at the south end of Beach Blvd. We expect to have a big booth of Show-n-Tell.
Gathering #49c: 27 Sep 2014 at the HTB on 17th St in Santa Ana.

------ 48th month Gatherings ------ (ended our 4th year of Gatherings)
Gathering #48a: 9 Aug 2014 Tony Williams Big EVent at Irvine Spectrum. (CANCELLED)
Gathering #48b: 16 Aug 2014 at the HTB in Cerritos for breakfast. 
Gathering #48c: 30 Aug 2014 at the HTB on 17th St in Santa Ana.

------ Fourth Year of Gatherings ------
See our Fourth Year thread:
viewtopic.php?f=51&t=14125" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

------ Third Year of Gatherings ------
See our Third Year thread:
viewtopic.php?f=51&t=9695" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

------ Second Year of Gatherings ------
See our Second Year thread:
viewtopic.php?f=51&t=5418" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

------ First Year of Gatherings ------
See our First Year thread:
viewtopic.php?f=24&t=1148" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

------------ Locations -------------

Hometown Buffet on 17th in Santa Ana:
Located just 2 blocks East of I-5 on 17th street in Santa Ana
1008 EAST 17TH STREET
SANTA ANA, CA 92701
Phone: (714) 541-3020
Their "breakfast" hours are from 8:00 until 11:00 (when "lunch" begins").
I usually plan to arrive about 8:00, and stay until at least 11:00.

Hometown Buffet in Cerritos:
About 0.2 miles east of the 605 freeway. Use the "South Street" exit about a mile south
of the 91 freeway, going east to 11471 South Street. The HTB is north of South Street,
"hidden" behind other buildings in the shopping center.

Cerritos Nissan:
18707 Studebaker Road, just west of 605. Take the first exit south of 91 (South St),
and go west one short block, turning right (north) onto Studebaker Road.
About 0.2 miles north, turn left onto Auto Square Dr. and then left again into Cerritos Nissan.

They have three L2 charging stations, but the two in front are often in use.
They have one QC machine that requires activation by an NRG/eVgo card ($$).
After hours, they typically block the entrances to the lot with "blocker" cars.
But, at least when I asked nicely, they were friendly, and helpful.
So, basically charging is only available during business hours.

------------- Misc ------------------
As always, Suggestions Welcome
Thanks everyone for your support and help.
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Re: SoCal LEAF & EV Gathering - Cerritos - 13 Sep 2014

Sun Sep 07, 2014 9:55 pm

Finally, my MapleLeaf lost her top Capacity Bar today, at 20300 miles
and 3 years and 5 months in the Orange County climate.

See you this coming Saturday in Cerritos.
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Re: SoCal LEAF & EV Gathering - Cerritos - 13 Sep 2014

Mon Sep 08, 2014 3:25 pm

LA Times story today:

http://www.latimes.com/local/orangecounty/la-me-westnile-outbreak-20140908-story.html

It has a map that shows a hot-spot area being sprayed that appears to include or be very close to our 17th St. HTB location.
Mosquitoes find me juicy. I reluctantly may choose to skip the next meet up at this location. I will be at Cerritos on the 13th.
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Re: SoCal LEAF & EV Gathering - Cerritos - 13 Sep 2014

Mon Sep 08, 2014 5:34 pm

Perhaps someone can suggest another good location, not in
Santa Ana and not too near that area.

Or, since the fogging is apparently being done this week, the
northeast Santa Ana area might be the safest area by the 27th?
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Re: SoCal LEAF & EV Gathering - Cerritos - 13 Sep 2014

Mon Sep 08, 2014 7:31 pm

How about Temecula? :D HTB is 1/2 mile from the Nissan DCQC, $2 an hour billed by the minute.
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Re: SoCal LEAF & EV Gathering - Cerritos - 13 Sep 2014

Tue Sep 09, 2014 6:31 am

That is a longish trip from Orange County, for me.
However, it would be a nice change.
Have you tested the resturant?

About 40 miles from here to the QC at the Oceanside Nissan, and then
probably something like 40 or so more from there to the Temecula QC?

And, at the moment, that QC seems to be down, since about September 1st.
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Re: SoCal LEAF & EV Gathering - Cerritos - 13 Sep 2014

Tue Sep 09, 2014 6:34 am

Other suggestions?

We could go to Cerritos twice.
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Re: SoCal LEAF & EV Gathering - Cerritos - 13 Sep 2014

Tue Sep 09, 2014 8:59 am

garygid wrote:That is a longish trip from Orange County, for me.
However, it would be a nice change.
Have you tested the resturant?

About 40 miles from here to the QC at the Oceanside Nissan, and then
probably something like 40 or so more from there to the Temecula QC?

And, at the moment, that QC seems to be down, since about September 1st.


I have been to that HTB, it is one of the better ones, much better than the Mira Mesa HTB.

My preferred route to OC is Ortega Hwy 74. About 50 miles from I5 to Temecula. Going south on I5 it is one exit before the SJC DCQC, even the most degraded LEAF should be able to make it, from SJC to Temecula.
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Re: SoCal LEAF & EV Gathering - Cerritos - 13 Sep 2014

Wed Sep 10, 2014 5:46 am

OK, good report on the HTB quality, thanks.

How many miles from SJC to the peak above Elsinore?
Perhaps 25 miles of mostly uphill?

Is the ChargePoint QC still out of service?
I guess that I need to do a test run, after the QC is working again.
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