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SoCal LEAF & EV Gathering, Y7 - GC in COI - 5 Aug 2017

Tue Aug 23, 2016 9:00 pm

Our Seventh Year of Gatherings is in progress here.

A link to our Sixth Year thread: viewtopic.php?f=51&t=20453

Our LEAF group has become an extended family, with some evolving
with the times, now arriving in other EVs, including Rav4EV, Tesla S,
Tesla X, BMW i3, and occasionally an iMev or Coda.
As with any good family, we welcome and enjoy this "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
evolved to "LEAF & EV" until we think of something better.

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

Nominally, we Gather from about 8:00 until about 11:00 AM, and 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 I 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.

NOTE: The Hometown Buffet in Cerritos has been closed.
Our new location is the Golden Corral in the City of Industry (see address below).


------ 89th month Gatherings ------
Gathering #89a: 6 Jan 2018 at Golden Corral in City of Industry for breakfast.
Gathering #89b: 20 Jan 2018 at the HTB on 17th in Santa Ana for breakfast.

------ 88th month Gatherings ------
Gathering #88a: 2 Dec 2017 at Golden Corral in City of Industry for breakfast.
Gathering #88b: 16 Dec 2017 at the HTB on 17th in Santa Ana for breakfast.

------ 87th month Gatherings ------
Gathering #87a: 4 Nov 2017 at Golden Corral in City of Industry for breakfast.
Gathering #87b: 18 Nov 2017 at the HTB on 17th in Santa Ana for breakfast.

------ 86th month Gatherings ------
Gathering #86a: 7 Oct 2017 at Golden Corral in City of Industry for breakfast.
Gathering #86b: 21 Oct 2017 at the HTB on 17th in Santa Ana for breakfast.

------ 85th month Gatherings ------
Gathering #85a: 9 Sep 2017 at Golden Corral in City of Industry for breakfast.
Gathering #85b: 23 Sep 2017 at the HTB on 17th in Santa Ana for breakfast.

End of 7th year of Gatherings

------ 84th month Gatherings ------
Gathering #84a: 5 Aug 2017 at Golden Corral in City of Industry for breakfast.
Gathering #84b: 19 Aug 2017 at the HTB on 17th in Santa Ana for breakfast.

------ 83rd month Gatherings ------
Gathering #83a: 8 Jul 2017 at Golden Corral in City of Industry for breakfast.
Gathering #83b: 22 Jul 2017 at the HTB on 17th in Santa Ana for breakfast.

------ 82nd month Gatherings ------
Gathering #82a: 10 Jun 2017 at Golden Corral in City of Industry for breakfast.
Gathering #82b: 24 Jun 2017 at the HTB on 17th in Santa Ana for breakfast.

------ 81st month Gatherings ------
Gathering #81a: 13 May 2017 at Golden Corral in City of Industry for breakfast.
Gathering #81b: 27 May 2017 at the HTB on 17th in Santa Ana for breakfast.

------ 80th month Gatherings ------
Gathering #80a: 8 Apr 2017 at Golden Corral in City of Industry for breakfast.
Gathering #80b: 29 Apr 2017 at the HTB on 17th in Santa Ana for breakfast.

------ 79th month Gatherings ------
Gathering #79a: 4 Mar 2017 at Golden Corral in City of Industry for breakfast.
Gathering #79b: 18 Mar 2017 at the HTB on 17th in Santa Ana for breakfast.

------ 78th month Gatherings ------
Gathering #78a: 4 Feb 2017 at Golden Corral in City of Industry for breakfast.
Gathering #78b: 18 Feb 2017 at the HTB on 17th in Santa Ana for breakfast.

------ 77th month Gatherings ------
Gathering #77a: 7 Jan 2017 at Golden Corral in City of Industry for breakfast.
Gathering #77b: 21 Jan 2017 at the HTB on 17th in Santa Ana for breakfast.

------ 76th month Gatherings ------
Gathering #76a: 3 Dec 2016 at Golden Corral in City of Industry for breakfast.
Gathering #76b: 17 Dec 2016 at the HTB on 17th in Santa Ana for breakfast.

------ 75th month Gatherings ------
Gathering #75a: 5 Nov 2016 at Golden Corral in City of Industry for breakfast.
Gathering #75b: 19 Nov 2016 at the HTB on 17th in Santa Ana for breakfast.

------ 74th month Gatherings ------
Gathering #74a: 8 Oct 2016 at Golden Corral in City of Industry for breakfast.
Gathering #74b: 22 Oct 2016 at the HTB on 17th in Santa Ana for breakfast.

------ 73rd month Gatherings ------
Gathering #73a: 10 Sep 2016 at Golden Corral in City of Industry for breakfast.
Gathering #73b: 24 Sep 2016 at the HTB on 17th in Santa Ana for breakfast.

----- Start of Seventh Year of EV Gatherings -----

----- Sixth Year of Gatherings ------
See our Sixth Year thread: viewtopic.php?f=51&t=20453

----- Fifth Year of Gatherings ------
See our Fifth Year thread: viewtopic.php?f=51&t=17823

----- Fourth Year of Gatherings ------
See our Fourth Year thread: viewtopic.php?f=51&t=14125

------ Third Year of Gatherings ------
See our Third Year thread: viewtopic.php?f=51&t=9695

------ Second Year of Gatherings ------
See our Second Year thread: viewtopic.php?f=51&t=5418

------ First Year of Gatherings ------
See our First Year thread: viewtopic.php?f=24&t=1148

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

Golden Corral in City of Industry
17635 Castleton St 
City of Industry, CA 91748
Phone: (626) 839-8188

This GC is located just South of the 60 freeway, 4 miles West of the 57 freeway,
about half way between the S. Azusa Ave exit on the West and the Fullerton Rd
exit on the East.  They open at 7:30 for breakfast on Saturday.

From south Orange County, go North on I-5, then North on 57,
and then about 4 miles West on the 60 freeway.

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.

------------- Misc ------------------
As always, Suggestions Welcome
Thanks everyone for your support and help.
Last edited by garygid on Tue Jul 25, 2017 10:11 am, edited 26 times in total.
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2010 Prius, 2014 silver Tesla S
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PU: SDG&E
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To Sell: X-treme 5000Li EV motorcycle

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Re: SoCal LEAF & EV Gathering - 7th Year - GC in CofI - 10 Sep 2016

Tue Aug 23, 2016 9:51 pm

The first Gathering of our 7th year will be on September 10th, 2016,
to avoid the Labor Day weekend. We will Gather at the Golden Corral
in the City of Industry, just South of freeway 60, about 4 miles East of
freeway 57. I plan to be there shortly before 8 AM, for breakfast.

Cheers, and see you there, Gary
See SOC/GID-Meter and CAN-Do Info
2011 LEAF, sold in 2015
2010 Prius, 2014 silver Tesla S
Nissan EVSE, mod to 240/120v 16A
PU: SDG&E
Solar PV: 33 x 225W -> 7 kW max AC
To Sell: X-treme 5000Li EV motorcycle

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Re: SoCal LEAF & EV Gathering - 7th Year - GC in CofI - 10 Sep 2016

Wed Aug 31, 2016 8:50 am

We Gather one week from this coming Saturday at the Golden Corral in
the City of Industry. I plan to be there shortly before 8:00 AM, but they
open for breakfast at 7:30 ... we have been sitting in the meeting/group
room, since we can turn the music off in that room.

This sill be the first EV Gathering of our seventh year.
CU there, Gary
See SOC/GID-Meter and CAN-Do Info
2011 LEAF, sold in 2015
2010 Prius, 2014 silver Tesla S
Nissan EVSE, mod to 240/120v 16A
PU: SDG&E
Solar PV: 33 x 225W -> 7 kW max AC
To Sell: X-treme 5000Li EV motorcycle

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Re: SoCal LEAF & EV Gathering - 7th Year - GC in CofI - 10 Sep 2016

Wed Aug 31, 2016 10:02 am

Remember this Special Event between our Gatherings in September:

National Drive Electric Week Event - Long Beach
https://driveelectricweek.org/event.php?eventid=587

September 17, 2016
Time: 10-1
Location: Houghton Park
6301 Myrtle Ave
Long Beach, CA 90805
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2011 LEAF, sold in 2015
2010 Prius, 2014 silver Tesla S
Nissan EVSE, mod to 240/120v 16A
PU: SDG&E
Solar PV: 33 x 225W -> 7 kW max AC
To Sell: X-treme 5000Li EV motorcycle

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Re: SoCal LEAF & EV Gathering - 7th Year - GC in CofI - 10 Sep 2016

Thu Sep 01, 2016 11:49 am

Hi all,

Sad but spectacular video of explosion of SpaceX rocket on launch pad this morning.
Fireball at 1m 10sec into video. It was supposed to be static test of first stage, but explosion begins at top of rocket. Nothing but a few skeleton struts remain. Payload lost.

https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=1&ved=0ahUKEwio0abq6O7OAhVQ92MKHa8_AZAQqQIIIjAA&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.youtube.com%2Fwatch%3Fv%3D_BgJEXQkjNQ&usg=AFQjCNFESJWrEujQwWraGzAM28Xkgljz-w&sig2=YdfdBlvDTiRXz_sH6Vp0PQ
LEAF Ocean Blue SL, "100 % Electric" decals, Delivered June 3, 2011
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Re: SoCal LEAF & EV Gathering - 7th Year - GC in CofI - 10 Sep 2016

Sat Sep 03, 2016 11:16 am

Tom, thanks for the video of alternative transportation vehicle power-up sequence.

Our next EV Gathering is one week from today, Sep 10th, at the Golden Corral in
the City of Industry. I got my MS85 back 10 days ago, and it is sure nice to drive it again.

Planning to see you all there, Gary
See SOC/GID-Meter and CAN-Do Info
2011 LEAF, sold in 2015
2010 Prius, 2014 silver Tesla S
Nissan EVSE, mod to 240/120v 16A
PU: SDG&E
Solar PV: 33 x 225W -> 7 kW max AC
To Sell: X-treme 5000Li EV motorcycle

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Re: SoCal LEAF & EV Gathering - 7th Year - GC in CofI - 10 Sep 2016

Wed Sep 07, 2016 8:43 pm

The first EV Gathering of our 7th year is in roughly 2.5 days, on this coming Saturday, at the GC.

Apparently some folks might go to Diamond Bar after the GT ... oops, burp ... GC. :lol:
See SOC/GID-Meter and CAN-Do Info
2011 LEAF, sold in 2015
2010 Prius, 2014 silver Tesla S
Nissan EVSE, mod to 240/120v 16A
PU: SDG&E
Solar PV: 33 x 225W -> 7 kW max AC
To Sell: X-treme 5000Li EV motorcycle

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Re: SoCal LEAF & EV Gathering - 7th Year - GC in CofI - 10 Sep 2016

Fri Sep 09, 2016 4:56 am

Only about 27 hours and 4 minutes until our next EV Gathering.
See SOC/GID-Meter and CAN-Do Info
2011 LEAF, sold in 2015
2010 Prius, 2014 silver Tesla S
Nissan EVSE, mod to 240/120v 16A
PU: SDG&E
Solar PV: 33 x 225W -> 7 kW max AC
To Sell: X-treme 5000Li EV motorcycle

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Re: SoCal LEAF & EV Gathering - 7th Year - GC in CofI - 10 Sep 2016

Fri Sep 09, 2016 2:40 pm

I will be there at GC tomorrow with my MS with its new charger replaced under warranty. Less than 4K miles left on my original comprehensive warranty, planning to buy extended warranty just before I reach 50K miles. Two repairs in last 6 months total about $3K in cost if no warranty. Unused portion of extended warranty is refunded upon trade-in.
LEAF Ocean Blue SL, "100 % Electric" decals, Delivered June 3, 2011
Sold June 2014 27K miles, 18% capacity loss, 1 bar, 5.0 mi/kWh.
Solar 4.6 KW DC with both string and micro-inverters.

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Re: SoCal LEAF & EV Gathering - 7th Year - GC in CofI - 10 Sep 2016

Sat Sep 10, 2016 5:53 pm

Another good turnout at GC.

After breakfast, some of us, including MarkZ, Eugene, 91040, LeafyD, Boomer23, and Jason and his wife went over to Plugin Day event at South Coast AQMD in Diamond Bar.

Several of these folks joined me to hear the talks at 2PM.

The first was by Lisa M. who manages EV programs for SCAQMD. She gives a report every year. This year they have a program subsidizing installation of about 100 Fast DC chargers, dual CHAdeMO and CCS. The first one has gone live in Calabasas. They are being networked by GreenLots. AQMD is partnering with Greenlots on the expansion of their own charging installation, moving towards 100 charge plugs.

They have a new rebate program targeted towards limited-income folks. If you qualify, they will pay you up to $9.5K turn in your ICE and buy a plug-in hybrid or all-electric.

They also have rebates to help pay the cost of buying and installing level 2 in your garage. Several hundred $ per rebate.

A lady representing Greenlots spoke next. They are offering all kinds of fancy "back office" software to manage the host's' demand charges. Their software is Open Source, so it should survive any disruption, including Greenlots shutting down. They could be a better alternative to Chargepoint.

A man from Transpower spoke last. They have contracts to build several all-electric big-rig trucks, one of which they had on display. 120 kWh batteries, moving towards 150 kWh packs. They are testing the trucks at the ports for short-haul usage where minimizing pollution is a priority.
They are doing electric full-sized school buses as well. They propose to use do V2G with the buses while they are idle in the middle of the day, and during the summer.
LEAF Ocean Blue SL, "100 % Electric" decals, Delivered June 3, 2011
Sold June 2014 27K miles, 18% capacity loss, 1 bar, 5.0 mi/kWh.
Solar 4.6 KW DC with both string and micro-inverters.

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