The deadline for occupying benchmarks of the Geoid 2018 model has come and gone and it appears we were able to occupy about 70% of the benchmarks. A big shout out to all who participated and especially to John Tosto for taking the helm on this one. It should pay big dividends in the future.

Speaking of success, the Cal Poly Pomona Conference was well attended and Professor Ng is to be commended for a job well done. Yours truly had the privilege of participating on a panel discussion on the topic of CLSA. The panel consisted of CLSA Past President Ian Wilson, CLSA Treasurer Rob McMillan, and Member at Large Kevin Hills. The audience had good questions and interaction with the panel.

On October 18 th and 19 th, CLSA had a presence at the California Association of School Counselors (CASC) Conference in Riverside. Thanks to Rob McMillan, Bill Hofferber, Kevin Hills, and Chu Man Kow for manning a booth where over 1,500 participants attended. We accumulated a list of over 40 signatures requesting surveyors to come to their schools and participate in their career days or give presentations.

Don’t forget to set aside March 23 rd to the 26 th for the joint conference with NALS at the Silver Legacy in Reno. A pre-conference workshop with Jeff Lucas is being slated for Saturday with opening ceremonies on Sunday morning and the conference will wrap up on Tuesday. Our traditional bowling tournament will be on Saturday after the workshop. The Icebreaker Reception will be held on Sunday and on Monday evening, there will be a live auction with Lightning Williams during the dinner. You will not want to miss this so save the date.

In this news letter, you will find a request to respond to USGS in regards to shutting down RTCM data streams. Please review the list and make your voice heard. 

Ron Nelms
CLSA President 
URGENT: Real Time Data Streams May Be Lost
You may have been affected by USGS outages in Southern California, which are still not pushing RTCM data streams. These data streams are down due to server issues at USGS. During CSRC’s conversation with USGS, it has come to our attention that they will be updating their servers/software for all of their GPS stations in the near future.  USGS is considering shutting down all Northern and Southern California RTCM data streams through the new servers. They are under the impression that no one is using the RTCM data streams, since they have only received two emails about the station outages. We will send USGS a concerted response and plan to include the information from you.  
Please review the list of USGS stations below. If you use any of these stations , please email [email protected] and [email protected] with the following information:
  1. List the USGS GPS station(s) that you utilize (see below). 
  2. Briefly state the purpose of the USGS RTCM streams (especially for State, County, Local, Capital Improvement projects, etc.). 
  3. How would it affect your ability to perform your required work without these RTCM data streams?
Northern California
DUBP   Dublin
MILP     Milpitas - Starbird Property
MSHP   Mission Hills
ROCP    Rocky Ridge
SCCP     Stonebrae Country Club
SWEP   Sweeney Ridge
T3RP     Mt Tamalpais Middle Peak
TRCP     TamaranchoCS2010
Southern California Stations
CIT1      Caltech, Pasadena
VTIS      Los Angeles Harbor
CSDH    Cal State Dominguez Hills
HBCO   Harbor College 
DYHS    Downey High School
UCSB    UC Santa Barbara
UCLP    UC Los Angeles
TABL     Table Mountain
LJRN     Lone Juniper Ranch        
FZHS     Frazier Mountain High School    
CVHS    Covina High School         
TMAP   Thermal Airport
CACT    Cactus City         
CRFP     Crafton Hills Community College              
WWMT Whitewater Mountain  
WMAP Whiteman Airport           
CSN1    Cal State Northridge      
THMG  Thermal Canyon              
MSCG  Mission Creek  
SNOG   Snow Peak         
BOMG Bombay Beach 
BLYT      Blythe
PSAP    Palm Springs     
WIDC    Sky Valley           
COTD    Palm Desert      
AZRY     Anza     
7ODM  Seven Oaks Dam
BCWR   Bitter Creek Wildlife Refuge
BRAN   Brand Basin
CCCO    Compton Community College
CJMG   Cajon Mountain
CLAR     Claremont
CMP9   Fire Camp 9
ELSC      East L.A. Science Center
FHOG   Forest Home
FMTP   Fillmore Teleport
GDEC    Goodwin Education Center
GHRP   Glen Helen Regional Park
GVRS    Garvey Reservoir
HOL3    Holcomb Ridge Site 3
LEEP      Mt. Lee
LINJ       Lancaster Injection Well
LL01      Llano Zero 1
LONG   Longdon Yard
LPCG    Lone Pine Canyon
LVMS   Lockwood Valley Maintenance Station
MHMS Markham Middle School
NOPK   North Park
OXYC    Occidental College
PSDM   Puddingstone Reservior
SNI1      San Nicolas Island
SPK1     Fire Camp-8
TORP    Torrance Ariport
TWMS  Townsend Middle School
VNPS    Vincent Pump Station
WCHS   West Covina High School
WHC1   Whittier College
WNRA Whitter Narrows Recreation Area
RTHS     Rialto High School
SGPS    San Gorgonio Pass 1
CUHS    Cuyama Valley High School
BUEG   Buellton - FS#31 GPS, Buellton
COAG   Coachella GPS, Glamis
COKG   Cooks Ranch, Seeley
CRGG   Crocker Grade, Simmler
ELSG     Elsinore 2 GPS, Lake Elsinore
ELTN     Elizabeth Lake Tunnel North, Fairmont
ERRG    Elmore's Ranch GPS, Westmorland
FOXG   Fox Airport 2 GPS, Lancaster
FSHB     Fort Scotty Hub, Brawley
GMAG Goat Mtn Astronomical Research Station
HAR7    Harper Dry Lake Bed GPS, Lockhart
HMTG  Diamond Valley Reservoir, Hemet
LKHG    Lake Henshaw GPS, Santa Ysabel
LMHG  Lake Mathews Hills GPS, Lake Elsinore
LMSG   Lake Mathews Shore, Gavilan Heights
LOMP   Lompoc FS #51 GPS, Lompoc
LRRG    Little Rock Reservoir GPS, Palmdale
MTGG  Mataguay Scout Camp,Warner Springs
POBG   Polly Butte, Hemet
RAGG   Ragtown GPS, Ludlow
RHCG   Rose Hills Cemetery (Memorial Park)
RKMG  Ramakrishna Monastery, Trabuco Canyon
RUNG  Ruthven GPS, Ruthven
SLHG    Sleepy Hollow GPS, Borrego Springs
SYNG    Santa Ynez FS #32 GPS, Santa Ynez
WASG  Alta Sierra GPS, Alta Sierra
WMDG Westmoreland GPS, Brawley
YUHG   Yuha Desert GPS, Plastic City
The CLSA LA Chapter is hosting the 6th Annual David Hobbs Memorial Scholarship Golf Tournament. The Hobbs Golf Tournament has been a fun and successful way to raise money for the CLSA Education Foundation and honor a former LA chapter president & veteran.

This year our event will be held again at the Alhambra Golf Course on Monday, November 12th (Veteran's Day Observed). A shotgun start will begin at 6:30am with teams promptly in place. Lunch and Raffle will be held at Almansor Court following the round. We appreciate all those who have played in the past and are looking forward to seeing everyone again. If you are interested or have any questions please email [email protected] or contact John Tosto.
The next Gold Country Chapter speaker may be of interest to you.

Paul Mabry has the unique perspective of a PLS who became an Attorney who specializes in Land Law. He will be visiting the Gold Country Chapter on October 25 for a moderated Question and Answer session which should be interesting to Land Surveyors. You are invited to attend! The transcript of this session will be the basis for an upcoming CLSA California Surveyor magazine article. Whether you attend or not, please email any questions which you think might be of interest, to ask Paul.

You are invited to: 
Gold Country Chapter Meeting - Thursday October 25 at 6:00pm
Round Table Pizza, 10894 Combie Road #128 (Lake of the Pines)  
To partake in pizza (optional): $8 at the door

If you have questions to ask Paul Mabry, or any questions for me, or want a map to the meeting site… contact Jon Hose, Gold Country Chapter-CLSA President at [email protected] .
OC-CLSA Practice-Based Chapter is excited to announce our Professional Land Surveyors Review is now open for enrollment!

We are not only bringing back to you a course that had 100% State Exam pass rate last year, but we have added a new class and the Mock Exam will be computer based!

The first class will be on December 4 and held at Santiago Canyon College: 8045 E. Chapman Ave, Orange, CA 92869. (See schedule attached)

Please register while there is still room.

The Event Number for the 2019 Land Surveyors Exam course is #66048. Please enter this event number in the Keyword search option to add the class to the cart. 
Long time Redding resident Charles Lloyd "Chuck" Hornbeck, 88, passed away Monday July 30, 2018. 

Born December 27, 1929 in Albany, California to Robert Lloyd and Maude English (Ware) Hornbeck. Survivors include son, Mark C. Hornbeck of Santa Margarita, CA; daughter, Ann E. Hornbeck of West Sacramento, CA; grandson, Collin E. Quesenberry of Danville, CA; granddaughter, Laura E. Quesenberry of West Sacramento, CA; brother and sister-in-law George H. and Eleanor M. (Fry) Hornbeck of Prescott, AZ; sister in-law, Shirley S. (Grant) Hornbeck of Modesto, CA; brother-in-law, Stanley M. Word of Richmond, CA; nieces Pamm H. Handel, Christie L. Board, Cathy L. Hornbeck Brooks; nephews Ray and Jeff Word and numerous great nieces and nephews.

Preceding him in death are his wife of 63 years, E. Shirley (Word), his parents, an infant son, brother, Robert W. Hornbeck, niece Roberta K. Hornbeck, and sister-in-law Emmy L. (Newton) Word.

We are pleased to announce that the 2018 editions of the Subdivision Map Act and Index and the PE Act and PLS Act with Board Rules are now available for purchase in the CLSA store. Orders typically ship within one week of purchase. Order yours today!
CLICK HERE to visit the CLSA Store and make a purchase.
Offers a $.07 per page discount and will automatically donate $.10 per page to CLSA when members download courthouse documents through this website. These instruments include Deeds, Easements, Rights-of-Way, Releases, Liens, etc.
Save up to 60% on your office supplies. Click on the Office Depot Logo to begin utilizing the CLSA-Office Depot Discount Program. If you do not know your username and password, or for more information, contact the  CLSA Central Office .
The CLSA Education Foundation was established in 1993 and is committed to supporting land surveying students and programs. Last year over $50,000 in scholarship aid was provided to land surveying students. 
Donating to the Education Foundation is easy! Click HERE  to donate via PayPal.
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November 1, 2018
[LCSO Southern Region]: Meeting

November 3, 2018
CLSA Board of Directors Meeting (Virtual)

November 20, 2018
San Francisco Chapter - General Meeting
December 6, 2018
[LCSO Southern Region]: Meeting

December 18, 2018
San Francisco Chapter - General Meeting