Francisca from our group was finding it hard to travel to the city for sketching meetups so she started her own local group. She sends out a welcome to any South Bay sketchers from this group who want to cut down their carbon emissions and sketch closer to home.
You can read more about the innaugural meetup here or sign up for her group at http://www.meetup.com/Sketching-and-Journaling-in-the-South-Bay/
Best wishes Francisca!
PS - I'll just add that, much as I enjoy having all of you in this group, I'd be happy to support anyone who wants to set up their own local sketching group. Email me off list if you want to talk about your plans, ask for advice, or just get a sympathetic ear to listen while you think aloud about what you want to do.