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Hi, I'm new to this and I'm so glad I found this site :rolleyes: . I actually live in Chino Hills and although it would be great to have a group close by, I am willing to travel to support groups in So. Cal. LA area is not so far, San Diego or especially San luis Obispo are getting a bit too far to go regularly. Would like to find something that meets weekly. I understand that some of the groups don't meet very often. Even Victorville or east may not be a problem, though the traffic up the 15 can make it difficult to get to Victorville area.

Gayle

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Hey Gayle,

Welcome to the board! We are happy you have joined us. This is a great resource. Feel free to read, do searches, and ask questions.

I am not from CA, but here is a list of groups that www.celiac.com, the parent site to this forum, has listed.

As for weekly meetings: I have had experience with groups in Virginia Beach, Richmond, northern VA, and Harrisburg/Hershey PA....and none of them have weekly meetings. In general, *most* are monthly.

from https://www.celiac.com/st_prod.html?p_prodi...-38107304304.87

California

Carlsbad - Resource:

Contact: Helen Foreman

7112 Lantana Terrace

Carlsbad, CA 92011

Tel: (760) 931-7809

E-mail: bhforeman@webtv.net

Merced - Resource:

Contact: Gary L. Brackney Sr.

3596 Hagen Court

Merced, CA 95348

Tel: (209) 722-7760

Modesto/Stockton/Turlock - Support Group

Central Valley Celiacs

Contact: Karen Cadiz

Tel: (209) 823-3211

E-mail: centralvalleyceliacs@comcast.net

Newport Beach - Support Group

Contact: Barbara Nielsen

Newport Beach Celiacs

440 Villa Point Drive

Newport Beach, CA 92660

Tel: (949) 644-4966

E-mail: glutenfreecoach@cox.net

Oakland - Support Group

Contact 1: Ellen Switkes

Sprue Group of the SF Bay Area

116 Fairview Avenue

Piedmont, CA 94610

Tel: (510) 655-0215

E-mail: ellen@rutile.yi.org

Contact 2: Ellen Eagan

632 Miller Ave.

South San Francisco, CA 94080

Tel: (415) 583-6413

E-mail: eagan@pangloss.ucsf.EDU

Orange County - Support Group

Contact: Cecile Weed

Orange County Celiacs

Tel: (714) 750-9543

Palm Springs - Resource:

Contact: Taylor Cushmore

2283 S. Alhambra Drive

Palm Springs, CA 92264

Tel: (760) 416-2051

E-mail: TaylorCush@aol.com

Redding - Resource:

Contact: Karen Foss

795 Flower Ash Lane

Redding, CA 96003

Tel: (916) 222-1605

Sacramento - Support Group

Contact 1: Diane Craig

Sprue & You (CSA)

Tel: (916) 483-8546

E-mail: dcraig101@hotmail.com

Contact 2: Kathleen G. Hughes

Tel: (530) 672-1104

San Bernardino - Support Group

Contact 1:Patricia Berger

Redlands Area Celiac Sprue Support Group

627 Fountain Ave.

Redlands, CA 92373

Tel: (909) 793-3712

Contact 2: Robert V. Breunig

Highlander Hall Economics Dept.

University of California Riverside

Riverside, CA 92521

E-mail: bbreunig@mail.ucr.edu.

San Diego Support Group

Contact: Glorian Beeson

San Diego Celiac Sprue Association (CSA)

Tel: (760) 721-1791

E-mail: frankbeeson@cox.net

Contact 2: William & Helen Foreman

7112 Lantana Terrace

Carlsbad, CA 92009

Tel: (760) 931-7809

E-mail: bhforeman@webtv.net

Contact 3: Sandy Milne

Tel: (858) 278-1413

E-mail: shipmates2@mindspring.com

San Rafael - Resource:

Contact: Elizabeth Habberton

101 Pikes Peak Drive

San Rafael, CA 94903

Tel: (415) 472-4042

Santa Ana - Support Group

Santa Ana Celiacs

Contact: Cecile Weed

13471 Marty Lane

Garden Grove, CA 92843

Tel: (714) 750-9543

Contact 2: Debbie Lee

Tel: (714) 830-8237

Santa Cruz - Support Group

Santa Cruz Celiac Support Group

Contact: Pam Newbury

543 Ice Cream Grade

Santa Cruz, CA 95060

Tel: (831) 423-6904

E-mail: pknewbury@earthlink.net

Santa Rosa - Support Group

Contact 1: Laura Southworth

Sonoma County CSA

480 Bohemian Highway

Freestone, CA 95472

Tel: (714) 798-3112

Contact 2: Rosemary Yates

129 Grenvillia Drive

Petaluma, CA 94952

Tel: (707) 766-8606.

Stanford - Support Group

Contact: Kelly Rohlfs

Stanford Celiacs

Stanford University

Palo Alto, CA

Tel: (650) 725-4771

E-mail: krohlfs@stanford.edu

Stockton - Support Group

Contact 1: Jeanne M. Morey

Central Valley Celiacs (CSA)

6706 Tam O'Shanter Dr. #144

Stockton, CA 95210

Tel: (209) 951-9608

Temecula - Resource:

Contact: Arlene Gibbs

42013 Thoroughbred Lane

Murrieta, CA 92562

Tel: (909) 696-9730

Ventura County - Support Group

Contact: Kathy Button

2525 Waxwing Ave.

Ventura, CA 93003

Tel: (805) 650-0520

E-mail: venturaceliac@sbcglobal.net

Internet: http://www.venturaceliac.org

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Hey Gayle,

Welcome to the board! We are happy you have joined us. This is a great resource. Feel free to read, do searches, and ask questions.

I am not from CA, but here is a list of groups that www.celiac.com, the parent site to this forum, has listed.

As for weekly meetings: I have had experience with groups in Virginia Beach, Richmond, northern VA, and Harrisburg/Hershey PA....and none of them have weekly meetings. In general, *most* are monthly.

from https://www.celiac.com/st_prod.html?p_prodi...-38107304304.87

California

Carlsbad - Resource:

Contact: Helen Foreman

7112 Lantana Terrace

Carlsbad, CA 92011

Tel: (760) 931-7809

E-mail: bhforeman@webtv.net

Merced - Resource:

Contact: Gary L. Brackney Sr.

3596 Hagen Court

Merced, CA 95348

Tel: (209) 722-7760

Modesto/Stockton/Turlock - Support Group

Central Valley Celiacs

Contact: Karen Cadiz

Tel: (209) 823-3211

E-mail: centralvalleyceliacs@comcast.net

Newport Beach - Support Group

Contact: Barbara Nielsen

Newport Beach Celiacs

440 Villa Point Drive

Newport Beach, CA 92660

Tel: (949) 644-4966

E-mail: glutenfreecoach@cox.net

Oakland - Support Group

Contact 1: Ellen Switkes

Sprue Group of the SF Bay Area

116 Fairview Avenue

Piedmont, CA 94610

Tel: (510) 655-0215

E-mail: ellen@rutile.yi.org

Contact 2: Ellen Eagan

632 Miller Ave.

South San Francisco, CA 94080

Tel: (415) 583-6413

E-mail: eagan@pangloss.ucsf.EDU

Orange County - Support Group

Contact: Cecile Weed

Orange County Celiacs

Tel: (714) 750-9543

Palm Springs - Resource:

Contact: Taylor Cushmore

2283 S. Alhambra Drive

Palm Springs, CA 92264

Tel: (760) 416-2051

E-mail: TaylorCush@aol.com

Redding - Resource:

Contact: Karen Foss

795 Flower Ash Lane

Redding, CA 96003

Tel: (916) 222-1605

San Fernando Valley - Support Group

Sacramento - Support Group

Contact 1: Diane Craig

Sprue & You (CSA)

Tel: (916) 483-8546

E-mail: dcraig101@hotmail.com

Contact 2: Kathleen G. Hughes

Tel: (530) 672-1104

San Bernardino - Support Group

Contact 1:Patricia Berger

Redlands Area Celiac Sprue Support Group

627 Fountain Ave.

Redlands, CA 92373

Tel: (909) 793-3712

Contact 2: Robert V. Breunig

Highlander Hall Economics Dept.

University of California Riverside

Riverside, CA 92521

E-mail: bbreunig@mail.ucr.edu.

San Diego Support Group

Contact: Glorian Beeson

San Diego Celiac Sprue Association (CSA)

Tel: (760) 721-1791

E-mail: frankbeeson@cox.net

Contact 2: William & Helen Foreman

7112 Lantana Terrace

Carlsbad, CA 92009

Tel: (760) 931-7809

E-mail: bhforeman@webtv.net

Contact 3: Sandy Milne

Tel: (858) 278-1413

E-mail: shipmates2@mindspring.com

San Rafael - Resource:

Contact: Elizabeth Habberton

101 Pikes Peak Drive

San Rafael, CA 94903

Tel: (415) 472-4042

Santa Ana - Support Group

Santa Ana Celiacs

Contact: Cecile Weed

13471 Marty Lane

Garden Grove, CA 92843

Tel: (714) 750-9543

Contact 2: Debbie Lee

Tel: (714) 830-8237

Santa Cruz - Support Group

Santa Cruz Celiac Support Group

Contact: Pam Newbury

543 Ice Cream Grade

Santa Cruz, CA 95060

Tel: (831) 423-6904

E-mail: pknewbury@earthlink.net

Santa Rosa - Support Group

Contact 1: Laura Southworth

Sonoma County CSA

480 Bohemian Highway

Freestone, CA 95472

Tel: (714) 798-3112

Contact 2: Rosemary Yates

129 Grenvillia Drive

Petaluma, CA 94952

Tel: (707) 766-8606.

Stanford - Support Group

Contact: Kelly Rohlfs

Stanford Celiacs

Stanford University

Palo Alto, CA

Tel: (650) 725-4771

E-mail: krohlfs@stanford.edu

Stockton - Support Group

Contact 1: Jeanne M. Morey

Central Valley Celiacs (CSA)

6706 Tam O'Shanter Dr. #144

Stockton, CA 95210

Tel: (209) 951-9608

Temecula - Resource:

Contact: Arlene Gibbs

42013 Thoroughbred Lane

Murrieta, CA 92562

Tel: (909) 696-9730

Ventura County - Support Group

Contact: Kathy Button

2525 Waxwing Ave.

Ventura, CA 93003

Tel: (805) 650-0520

E-mail: venturaceliac@sbcglobal.net

Internet: http://www.venturaceliac.org

Thank you so much for the information. I just wanted to let you know that the information has been very helpful and I think I have gotten in touch with some good people. I also wanted to let you know that the numbers for Redding, Karen Foss, (916)222-1605 and Temecula, Arlene Gibbs, (909)696-9730 are not working. So, maybe these groups do not exist anymore?

Gayle

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I live in the Palm Springs area, and have been looking for a group as well. I tried to e-mail a number of people on that list and from a list another celiac website had for the San Bernadino/Redlands group, and no one has responded at all. Very disappointing. If anyone has current info on when and where this group meets (if still in existence), please let me know. Thanks!

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I live in the Palm Springs area, and have been looking for a group as well. I tried to e-mail a number of people on that list and from a list another celiac website had for the San Bernadino/Redlands group, and no one has responded at all. Very disappointing. If anyone has current info on when and where this group meets (if still in existence), please let me know. Thanks!

Hi tummytroubles.

I found the San Bernardino/Redlands support group about five years ago when I lived in San Bernardino Co., but we moved out of the area before I could attend a meeting. They only met quarterly. I was really sick and needed help then, so I was very disappointed.

I did find a great group online at www.delphiforums.com/celiac. The Delphi site is hosted by a celiac who is a pediatrician. Lots of free recipes, a gluten-free products list, and really good information on all subjects relating to celiac disease and the gluten-free diet. I find it much easier to navigate than this one.

One day soon I'd like to get to Palm Springs again. We have friends in Palm Desert we want to visit. I've been looking for restaurants in your area with gluten-free menus and so far have found Outback Steakhouse, PF Changs, and Ruth's Chris Steakhouse.

I noticed that your bio says you have MS. How were you diagnosed?

CeliacNW

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My husband and I go to Outback a lot and are very pleased with the quality of food they serve. They seem to be knowledgeable and detailed in making sure that they food we get is free of gluten. The same thing with PF Chang's. We haven't yet been to Ruth's Chris since it's more expensive than Outback :-)

I was diagnosed back in 1993 via MRI. I had an MRI done when symptoms (coordination problems, vertigo, numbness, etc.) were active. They noticed a large lesion where my brain and spinal cord meet. They thought it was either a brain tumor or more likely MS. Once the symptoms went away (after a month or two), they did another MRI and were able to diagnos it as MS. Hearing I had MS was a relief compared to the possiblity of having a brain tumor. From what it sounds like, my situation was unusual since it normally takes years to get a diagnosis.

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Hi Gayle, I live in Anaheim and can help you out if you wish. after 12 years of the gluten free life I am pretty good at it now. Check your private messages for my phone number and email address.

WW

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Hi, I'm new to this and I'm so glad I found this site :rolleyes: . I actually live in Chino Hills and although it would be great to have a group close by, I am willing to travel to support groups in So. Cal. LA area is not so far, San Diego or especially San luis Obispo are getting a bit too far to go regularly. Would like to find something that meets weekly. I understand that some of the groups don't meet very often. Even Victorville or east may not be a problem, though the traffic up the 15 can make it difficult to get to Victorville area.

Gayle

Gayle,

My name is Donna and I was diagnosed a couple of weeks ago. I also live in Chino Hills. Would love to hear from and/or get together. Don't know how to navigate around this yet so I am not sure how to pull up your information to contact you directly or by e-mail...please contact me if you can.


Confirmed by endoscopy and blood tests October 2007

Donna

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