A quick introduction - I've been involved in HT and CT (Commercial Theater/film) both as an insider as well as an enthusiast for the last fifteen years or so. I'm originally from New England, but lived in San Francisco and the Bay Area from '76-'92. Since then I have been in Austin, Texas. We have a fantastic HT/film community in Austin for which I have been pleased to be a small part of and will continue to be for years to come, but a recent project deployment will bring my family and I to your neck of the woods and will keep us here for at least the next few weeks/months. We are keeping our home in Austin, so there wont be any misunderstanding were are hearts are, but I would really like to meet some of my fellow HTers from SoCal and perhaps partake in some of your 'gatherings of the mind'. I'll also be making a trip out there to scout for a home. If any of you have suggestions on possible locations I'd certainly love to hear from you. The job site will be in Irvine at 17838 Gillette Ave. (click for a map) I'd like to have a place no more than 15 minutes from work and preferably along the ocean. Thanks for whatever assistance you can offer, and I hope to meet some of you while I am there!