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SoCal Branch Year 4 LEAF-Gatherings - See Year 5

Posted: Thu Aug 29, 2013 6:49 am
by garygid
Now that our fourth year has ended, I have started a new thread
to use for the next (fifth) year, since this one has grown too long:

"SoCal Branch LEAF-Gatherings ... (Year 5, starts September 2014)"
http://www.mynissanleaf.com/viewtopic.php?f=51&t=17823" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

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Our Forth 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 EVs.
As with any good family, we welcome and enjoy the "growing up",2
since it enriches the group, and provides 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-Gather on the 2nd and 4th Saturday of the month,
but that is often modified to fit the holidays in the month.
Occasionally we have Local Clusters for special events at different locations.

------ 49th month Gatherings ------ (starts 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 near the pier?
Gathering #49c: 27 Sep 2014 at the HTB on 17th St in Santa Ana.

------ 48th month Gatherings ------ (ends 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.

------ 47th month Gatherings ------
Gathering #47a: 12 Jul 2014 at the HTB in Cerritos for breakfast. 
Gathering #47b: 26 Jul 2014 at the HTB on 17th St in Santa Ana.

------ 46th month Gatherings ------
Gathering #46a: 14 Jun 2014 at the HTB in Cerritos for breakfast. 
Gathering #46b: 28 Jun 2014 at the HTB on 17th St in Santa Ana.

------ 45th month Gatherings ------
Gathering #45a: 10 May 2014 at the HTB in Cerritos for breakfast. 

Gathering #45b: Extra: 17 May at the HTB in Oceanside with the San Diego group.
(Located a few miles East of I-5 on 76, then a block North via the College exit.)

Gathering #45c: 31 May 2014 at the HTB on 17th St in Santa Ana.
(skipping the 24th - Memorial Day weekend)

------ 44th month Gatherings ------
Gathering #44a: 12 Apr 2014 at the HTB in Cerritos for breakfast. 
Gathering #44b: 26 Apr 2014 at the HTB on 17th St in Santa Ana.

------ 43rd month Gatherings ------
Gathering #43a: 1 Mar 2014 at the HTB on 17th St in Santa Ana.
Quadcopter and Helicopter theme, indoor flying RC and IR controlled.
... (just a bonus Gathering, since 2 for 1 breakfast coupon is valid)

Gathering #43b: 15 Mar 2014 at the HTB in Cerritos for breakfast.
Gathering #43c: 29 Mar 2014 at the HTB on 17th St in Santa Ana.

------ 42nd month Gatherings ------
Gathering #42a: 8 Feb 2014 at the HTB in Cerritos for breakfast.
Gathering #42b: 22 Feb 2014 at the HTB on 17th St in Santa Ana.

------ 41st month Gatherings ------
Gathering #41a: 11 Jan 2014 at the HTB in Cerritos for breakfast.
Gathering #41b: 25 Jan 2014 at the HTB on 17th St in Santa Ana.

------ 40th month Gatherings ------
Gathering #40a: 7 Dec at the HTB in Cerritos for breakfast.
Gathering #40b: 21 Dec at the HTB on 17th St in Santa Ana.

Merry Christmas season to All.

------ 39th month Gatherings ------
Saturday, 9 November, an EVent from about 10 AM to 1 in Temecula.

Gathering #39a: 9 Nov at the HTB in Cerritos for breakfast
Gathering #38b: 23 Nov at the HTB on 17th St in Santa Ana.

------ 38th month Gatherings ------
Saturday, 5 October, a informal Cluster at HTB in Santa Ana at about 8 AM.
Sunday, 6 October, the Solar "event" at the Great Park.

Gathering #38a: 12 Oct at the HTB in Cerritos for breakfast
Gathering #38b: 26 Oct at the HTB on 17th St in Santa Ana.

------ 37th month Gatherings ------
Gathering #37a: 7 Sep at the HTB in Cerritos.
Gathering #37b: 21 Sep at the HTB on 17th St in Santa Ana.

Saturday 28 September Plug-in-Day event in Long Beach.

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

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

------ First Year of Gatherings ------
See our First Year thread:
http://www.mynissanleaf.com/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 7:30 until 11:00 (when "lunch" begins").
I plan to arrive between 8 and 8:30, and stay until at least 11.

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 RFID fob that they keep inside.
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 in activating the QC.
So, basically charging is only available during business hours.

------------- Misc ------------------
Suggestions Welcome

Re: SoCal Branch Year 4 LEAF-Gathering 37a - 7 Sep 2013

Posted: Thu Aug 29, 2013 7:20 am
by garygid
So, starting a Fourth Year of Gatherings,...
Are the 7th and 21st good for September 2013?

Cheers All, Gary

Re: SoCal Branch Year 4 LEAF-Gathering 37a - 7 Sep 2013

Posted: Sat Aug 31, 2013 7:12 am
by garygid
Next Gathering is one week from today, at the Hometown Buffet
in Cerritos, two lights East of 605, "on" (a half block North of)
South Street in the shopping center.

Have there been any issues with the GID-Meters that we updated
at the last Gathering? There is a User Manual (Instructions) posted
at http://www.wwwsite.com/puzzles/socmeter/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; for your amusement.

Have a safe Holiday weekend.

As you discover new LEAF owners, or interested kindred spirits,
invite them to join us for our breakfast Gathering.

Re: SoCal Branch Year 4 LEAF-Gathering 37a - 7 Sep 2013

Posted: Wed Sep 04, 2013 5:04 am
by garygid
Next Gathering in 3 days and 3 hours.
See you there, for breakfast at the Hometown Buffet in Cerritos.

Android phones and OBD dongles.
Firmware update for GID-Meter.

Re: SoCal Branch Year 4 LEAF-Gathering 37a - 7 Sep 2013

Posted: Sat Sep 07, 2013 5:55 am
by garygid
Gathering in Cerritos in 2 hours and 5 minutes.
See you there.
It appears that Boris is feeling better this morning. :D

Re: SoCal Branch Year 4 LEAF-Gathering 37a - 7 Sep 2013

Posted: Mon Sep 09, 2013 11:03 pm
by garygid
A good spirited meeting, with 9 folks. The Jolomo QC plug,
with its silver-plated pins and latch was a big hit, and there
was much discussion of the mini-QC project and surplus
power supplies.

Tom looked great, thanks to the super-suntan treatments.
Thanks all for attending.
Cheers, Gary

Re: SoCal Branch Year 4 LEAF-Gathering 37a - 7 Sep 2013

Posted: Wed Sep 11, 2013 9:44 am
by 91040
Re: PlugIn Day September 28

Anyone interested in staffing a booth to provide practical information about your experiences, apps, after market devices and modifications? Would like to do this at Long Beach in the morning and AQMD in the afternoon.

If so, I will coordinate this.

Event: Long Beach
Day: Saturday, September 28th, 2013
Time: 9:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Location: California State University Office of the Chancellor
401 Golden Shore
Los Angeles/Long Beach, CA, United States
http://www.pluginday.org/event.php?eventid=54" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Event: Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, and SB Co.
Day: Saturday, September 28th, 2013
Time: 1:00PM to 5:00PM
Location: South Coast Air Quality Management District
21865 East Copley Drive
Diamond Bar, CA, United States
http://www.pluginday.org/event.php?eventid=91" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Re: SoCal Branch Year 4 LEAF-Gathering 37a - 7 Sep 2013

Posted: Wed Sep 11, 2013 2:18 pm
by Boomer23
91040 wrote:Re: PlugIn Day September 28

Anyone interested in staffing a booth to provide practical information about your experiences, apps, after market devices and modifications? Would like to do this at Long Beach in the morning and AQMD in the afternoon.

If so, I will coordinate this.

Event: Long Beach
Day: Saturday, September 28th, 2013
Time: 9:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Location: California State University Office of the Chancellor
401 Golden Shore
Los Angeles/Long Beach, CA, United States
http://www.pluginday.org/event.php?eventid=54" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Event: Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, and SB Co.
Day: Saturday, September 28th, 2013
Time: 1:00PM to 5:00PM
Location: South Coast Air Quality Management District
21865 East Copley Drive
Diamond Bar, CA, United States
http://www.pluginday.org/event.php?eventid=91" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
I can help staff the booth at Long Beach, as long as there are others and I won't be stuck in the booth the whole time. I'd really like some time to walk around and look at the other cars there and take pictures, chat with owners.

I probably won't be able to make the afternoon date in Diamond Bar.

Re: SoCal Branch Year 4 LEAF-Gathering 37b - 21 Sep 2013

Posted: Thu Sep 12, 2013 7:04 am
by garygid
Charging near HTB in Cerritos (across the freeway):

QC at 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, which seem to get a lot of use.
They also have one QC machine that requires activation by an RFID fob that they keep inside.
So, basically charging is only available during business hours.
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 in activating the QC.

Re: SoCal Branch Year 4 LEAF-Gathering 37b - 21 Sep 2013

Posted: Thu Sep 12, 2013 8:39 am
by JasonA
I will come down to the event and help out. I'll be leaving early so I can charge down there somewhere and then meet you guys there.