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JANUARY L.A. BEARS MEETUP

Started by NoMoreMoney Bear in Los Angeles Bears 2 weeks ago

Helloooo everybody happy new year to all!  So I have been searching around for a good spot to host our next get together and it hasn't been easy out here in grabbley grabbley LA LA land (btw feel free to correct my spelling of grabbler).  Searching online for an open no mask restaurant resulted in ONLY Basillicos.  If anyone know of another possible restaurant please chime in.  There IS a great looking park we can do a potluck called Valley Park at 2521 Valley Drive in Hermosa Beach which would be great because the tables are grouped close together, grilling is allowed, there is a playground for the kiddos too.  BUT, in light of the Coronu BS situation they have strict warnings on their website about masks being mandatory for their public areas.  I kinda want to just go for it anyways, perhaps on a weekday to be a bit more low profile, yet would feel pretty crappy if it got busted up and we had no other place to go.  What do you guys think?  Also I checked parks in L.A. county and their restrictions were not that bad as far as any possibility of no mask trouble.  I am familiar with Lake Balboa Park out in my area which is nice, but the picnic tables are spread out far apart from one another so there would be a lot of ground sitting and/or chair bringing necessary for that one. 

Okay, looking forward to feedback my friends, and hope to see you all again soon. 

2 weeks ago

Would you consider a park or beach in northern Orange County? Sherriffs are not enforcing in OC. I know for some thats a drive but just throwing it out there as a maskless option.

2 weeks ago

My 2 cents is it's a little iffy to plan something outdoors for January/Feb. There's Paul's coffeeshop in Fountain Valley but they would likely have to draw the line at 15 people. These rebel places are indie and therefore small.

Does anybody have a condo with a party room?

Elaine

2 weeks ago

I know a house in Long Beach that can accommodate 30 people comfortably, and up to 50 if need be.  It's a few blocks east of the Long Beach airport.  But I think a potluck at an Orange County park or beach would suffice., just like what we did after Basilico's.

1 week ago

Hey there all. So yes HWbear, I looked into O.C. spots but their website as far as pics of picnic areas was NOT very user friendly. So based on the fact that we are already having to make concessions to meet outdoors, I have decided to refuse to cuck any further. Barring any objections, and because it looked like the perfect spot, I have decided to mark our next official Beartaria L.A. meetup location at Valley Park in Hermosa Beach.  Now just in case, when together as bears, we are all ‘FAMILY’ (as far as anyone who asks) and heck, most of us have a medical exemption too! Also I saw on their official city website that “homemade masks” are acceptable, so don't laugh when you see them, but I will have my version of “homemade masks” at the ready for all of us just in case of any bs (which would make a GREAT photo opp! haha). 

So NOW…if we decided on a weekday to do this are there any objections?  How many bears would that exclude?  I am throwing out there either Tuesday the 19th or the 26th around noon BUT to accommodate all bears we can pick Sunday this 17th, the 24th or the 31st.  If we pick Sunday hopefully a bear local to that area can show up early to claim the area for us and hold the tables. 

THEN…we will need bears to start shouting out what they will be bringing to the Pot Luck to coordinate.

So WHAT do you think you guys? I'm excited, and looking forward to seeing you all again soon! Please reply as soon as possible.  Onward to Beartaria!!

1 week ago

Thank you for your thoughts and efforts on planning this. I like the idea of getting together for lunch when we can and I would most likely be available for that any day of the week. My Lady for Logos, unfortunately, has the normal 8-5 slave job (sing-along bear did a song about this many lemons ago

1 week ago

I too have a slave job, so I am available only on weekends. And I'm very excited to have another meetup!

1 week ago

Michigan Park Whittier?  Very cool city.  Keep on the DL.

1 week ago

Holy crap guys.  Did you just hear Trump's speech from The Alamo TX?  BTW I know I haven't participated but better late than never.  He literally said “They're coming for the Gravy”  and “He gets it.  They get it.”  Then double  squirt fist at the end to YMCA.  

1 week ago

Hey I'm right next to Whittier! Good to see another bear so close :)

1 week ago

Awesome!  Ever been to Michigan Park?

1 week ago

Weekend works for me.

1 week ago

I vote the 31st! Im Wagecuck with too much to juggle. Theres also an SD meet up on the 16th too. Hop over to that thread for more info.

1 week ago

Hey bears! The 31st would be great for us. Put me down for making chili.

1 week ago

31st would work! i can make some desserts! :)

1 week ago

Count me in for the 31st as well!

I’ll bring Potato Balls and Empanadas from Porto’s.

1 week ago

I'll try to make it work whenever the bears decide.

Elaine

1 week ago

@david-limon i searched it up, I haven't been there but I have driven past it a bunch haha

1 week ago

31st works for me. Hope you guys like roasted potatoes and home made cheese crackers.

1 week ago

Okay Bears, based on the feedback so far, this next L.A. BEARTARIA MEETUP will now be officially called for SUNDAY JANUARY 31st at Valley Park in Hermosa Beach at 11:30-12 start and ends when it ends. 

Hopefully there is a bear local to that area who can show up a little early maybe around 11 to claim the spot. I included a picture of the area plus the form to reserve tables which has to be done in person by a Hermosa Beach resident only, otherwise tables are first come first serve.  

So TheRealOakBear has dibs on the chili, now we need other bears to chime in on what amazing delicious and nutritious treats they will be bringing.  Please keep checking in on the updates here of who is bringing what so cover all the bases.  Looking forward to it everyone, much love!

 

1 week ago

i will happily make some desserts, probably cookies or cake :)

 

1 week ago

Huge Caesar salad with parmesan.

1 week ago

Count me in!! I'll try to rally a couple San Diego bears tomorrow at our meet-up to carpool up there at the end of the month.

Did someone say Porto's?? Can ya please pick me up some croquetas for me to bring home? I'll pay you back in fiat currency AND some fresh eggs from my coop! (I've been known to make the trip to Glendale for just Porto's because SD cubans just can't make them right.

1 week ago

Not sure what I'll bring. Maybe cornbread to go with that chili? Maybe cheesecake? Maybe both? 

 

Thanks for organizing this and giving us social-butterflies-with-nowhere-to-go-these-days something to look forward to! 

Onward!!

1 week ago

@lugan-bear we will be at the bear meet up tmorrow as well! so excited to meet everyone! we went to the last LA meet up but SD is much closer for us!

 

1 week ago

@lauren-alexis sweet! Looking forward to meeting more bears!! Maybe we can figure out a carpool? I'll catch up with you tomorrow!

1 week ago

I'll be there for sure! :) not sure what to bring yet

1 week ago

@lugan-bear sounds great!

1 week ago

Somebody's got to bring paper plates and napkins, disposable cutlery and cups. Also, who wants to bring water? Who wants to bring soft drinks and ice?

1 week ago

I can make it, although I'm not sure yet what to bring, I will figure something out! It sounds like a great time! I will bring my niqab just in case, but they really can't make anyone wear a mask outside. ;) 

1 week ago

Count me in…  I think I'll bring a chocolate pound cake or two.

6 days ago

I can make it. I'll have to think of something to bring

4 days ago

Does anyone have a headcount? @elaine-ash  is right about utensils, plates, and napkins, etc. @yorag-bear Is there a sign-up sheet so we can make sure everyone brings something different that's needed? 

3 days ago

RSVPing for our family of four. We would like to bring rotisserie chickens. Looking forward to attending our first event and learning more.

3 days ago

Okay bears, hopefully this link works, this is the sign up list as we have it so far. 

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/14RdB91fx2U_Emg0mOQF9GcA-VwfWn35GgoiJ_Hbw_l4/edit?usp=drivesdk

If possible, feel free to add to or update the list. Onward!

3 days ago

Looking forward to this. If any help is needed, I'm 10 minutes from Hermosa Beach

3 days ago

this is awesome. keep crushing bears 

2 days ago

Looking forward to it guys! Got that signup form all set, and can start pinging people about this as we get closer. 

2 days ago

@J-Bear Hey there! I was very pleased to see you could make it. I've gone full retardo on what to bring. haha! 

2 days ago

Totally @noelle-brooks ! Should be a fun time this round. Let us know if there's any questions, and onward to Beartaria!

1 day ago

Don't count me in yet because I have to check my workload but I would like to attend the next bear meet up.

 

and…CONGRATULATIONS TO OWEN BENJAMIN AND ALL THE BEARS ON THE DISMISSAL OF THE PATREON LAWSUIT…I just saw Owen mention it.