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SoCal LEAF & EV Gatherings Y10, @HTB, 21 Sep 2019

Posted: Fri Aug 30, 2019 9:14 am
by garygid
Our Tenth Year of EV Gatherings is in progress here.

A link back to our Nineth Year thread:
http://mynissanleaf.com/viewtopic.php?f=51&t=26413

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, Tesla 3, BMW i3, and occasionally Volt, Bolt, or others, and 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 8:00am until at least 11:00 AM, or noon, or even 1pm 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 between roughly 10:30 and 11:00.

Often, we LEAF/EV-Gather on the 2nd and 4th Saturday of the month, or the 1st and 3rd,
but that is occasionally modified to fit the holidays or other events in the month.
Occasionally we have Local Clusters for special events (**) at different locations.

NOTE: Typically, we alternate between the Golden Corral in the City of Industry early in the month, and the Hometown Buffet in Santa Ana later in the month (see addresses
way below).


------ 114th month Gatherings ------
Gathering #114a: 8 Feb 2020 at Golden Corral in City of Industry for breakfast.
Gathering #114b: 22 Feb 2020 at the HTB on 17th St. in Santa Ana for breakfast.

------ 113th month Gatherings ------
Gathering #113a: 4 Jan 2020 at Golden Corral in City of Industry for breakfast.
Gathering #113b: 18 Jan 2020 at the HTB on 17th St. in Santa Ana for breakfast.

Wednesday. Gap-Filler Dinner Gathering #113c: 29 Jan 2020 for Dinner at HTB in Santa Ana, at 3:30 pm (you must actually BUY your entry BEFORE 3:59 pm, to get in for their Lunch price). The weekday Dinner, with carved meats, starts at 4pm.

------ 112th month Gatherings ------
Gathering #112a: 7 Dec 2019 at Golden Corral in City of Industry for breakfast.
Gathering #112b: 21 Dec 2019 at the HTB on 17th St. in Santa Ana for breakfast.

------ 111th month Gatherings ------
Gathering #111a: 2 Nov 2019 at Golden Corral in City of Industry for breakfast.
Gathering #111b: 16 Nov 2019 at the HTB on 17th St. in Santa Ana for breakfast.

Tuesday. Gap-Filler Pre-Thanksgiving Dinner Gathering #111c: 26 Nov 2019 for Dinner at HTB in Santa Ana, at 3:30 pm (you must actually BUY your entry BEFORE 3:59 pm, to get in for their Lunch price). The weekday Dinner, with carved meats, starts at 4pm.

------ 110th month Gatherings ------
Gathering #110a: 5 Oct 2019 at Golden Corral in City of Industry for breakfast.
Gathering #110b: 19 Oct 2019 at the HTB on 17th St. in Santa Ana for breakfast.

------ 109th month Gatherings ------
Gathering #109a: 7 Sep 2019 at Golden Corral in City of Industry for breakfast.
Gathering #109b: 21 Sep 2019 at the HTB on 17th St. in Santa Ana for breakfast.

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Start of our 10th Year of Gatherings.
End of our 9th Year of Gatherings.
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------ 108th month Gatherings ------
Gathering #108a: 10 Aug 2019 at Golden Corral in City of Industry for breakfast.
Gathering #108b: 24 Aug 2019 at the HTB on 17th St. in Santa Ana for breakfast.

------ 107th month Gatherings ------
Tuesday. Gap-Filler Dinner Gathering #107c: 2 Jul 2019 for Dinner at HTB in Santa Ana, at 3:30 pm (you must actually BUY your entry BEFORE 3:59 pm, to get in for their Lunch price). The weekday Dinner, with carved meats, starts at 4pm.

Gathering #107a: 13 Jul 2019 at Golden

--------------- Links to Previous Years -------------

----- Nineth Year of Gatherings ------
See our Nineth Year thread:
http://mynissanleaf.com/viewtopic.php?f=51&t=26413

----- Eighth Year of Gatherings ------
See our Eighth Year thread:
http://mynissanleaf.com/viewtopic.php?f=51&t=24445

----- Seventh Year of Gatherings ------
See our Seventh Year thread: http://mynissanleaf.com/viewtopic.php?f=51&t=22460

----- Sixth Year of Gatherings ------
See our Sixth Year thread: http://www.mynissanleaf.com/viewtopic.php?f=51&t=20453

----- Fifth Year of Gatherings ------
See our Fifth Year thread: http://www.mynissanleaf.com/viewtopic.php?f=51&t=17823

----- Fourth Year of Gatherings ------
See our Fourth Year thread: http://www.mynissanleaf.com/viewtopic.php?f=51&t=14125

------ Third Year of Gatherings ------
See our Third Year thread: http://www.mynissanleaf.com/viewtopic.php?f=51&t=9695

------ Second Year of Gatherings ------
See our Second Year thread: http://www.mynissanleaf.com/viewtopic.php?f=51&t=5418

------ First Year of Gatherings ------
See our First Year thread: http://www.mynissanleaf.com/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.

Re: SoCal LEAF & EV Gatherings Y10, @GC, 7 Sep 2019

Posted: Fri Aug 30, 2019 10:35 am
by garygid
Our next EV Gathering is the first of our 10th year of Gatherings, at the Golden Corral in the City of Industry one week from tomorrow, the 7th of September, 2019.

Easy to find, just South of the 60 freeway, about 4 miles West of the 57-60 interchange.

My profound thanks to all of my "extended family" who continue to make our Gatherings something for me to look forward to.

Most Sincerely, Gary

Re: SoCal LEAF & EV Gatherings Y10, @GC, 7 Sep 2019

Posted: Wed Sep 04, 2019 1:02 pm
by 91040
First reply on the new thread is a sad one. The thread linked to below reports that GlennD died recently. Some of us may remember him attending our meetings on occasion. He was generous with his knowledge of electronics.

Reported here- https://mynissanleaf.com/viewtopic.php?p=566565#p566565

Re: SoCal LEAF & EV Gatherings Y10, @GC, 7 Sep 2019

Posted: Fri Sep 06, 2019 12:15 pm
by tbleakne
I just received and installed my new Fastrak sticker passive transponder, which upgrades my OC Tollroads account to full Fastrak, so I
am good to go for any toll road or bridge in the state. No monthly fee.

I will be at breakfast tomorrow.

Re: SoCal LEAF & EV Gatherings Y10, @HTB, 21 Sep 2019

Posted: Sat Sep 14, 2019 5:02 pm
by garygid
Tom, how does one apply for / get the Fastrack sticker/responder?
With the sticker, they just Bill the fees to your credit card?

Re: SoCal LEAF & EV Gatherings Y10, @HTB, 21 Sep 2019

Posted: Fri Oct 04, 2019 3:44 pm
by tbleakne
garygid wrote: Tom, how does one apply for / get the Fastrack sticker/responder?
With the sticker, they just Bill the fees to your credit card?
Gary, go to thetollroads.com
Click on Create Account.
You put your credit card on file.
They send you the smart passive sticker.
You place the sticker on your front windshield.

You now are enrolled in FasTrak, which is universal for all toll roads and bridges in CA.
Formerly there was a monthly charge for the Fastrak transponder, but with this passive
sticker technology, no monthly fee.

When you use a Toll road, they query your sticker and charge your card. You can track the
charges online on your account, which is now called Fastrak.

The sticker has no battery; it is powered very briefly by the inquiry RF pulse. Great technology.