This past week I was able to find out where I'll be living while in California. It looks like I'll actually be living in Long Beach, since that's where my company usually houses travelers in the area. The apartment complex is found here. It doesn't have a fitness center, but everything else seems okay. Good pool, covered parking, and only 2+ miles to the BEACH! I've been checking out the City of Long Beach website, looking forward to the beaches, restaurants, and other fun stuff that's around.
And, the great news: because of availability, I'm getting a 2-bed, 2-bath apartment! This means I really WILL have great space for you to come visit! Yippee!!
I don't know my work schedule yet, but start making plans to visit!