Some of you may not read the California board, so I'm posting this just in case...
If you're going toward L.A. anytime soon, and considering taking I-5, please check out the thread (posted by Doc) in the California board. We are trying to organize an effort to explore the Chow resources of every town within about 15 miles of I-5. With the exception of Los Banos and Patterson (which have each had one or two places mentioned, but probably have more), these towns are terra incognita for the Chowhound community--which should be an irresistible challenge.
In the end, we hope to find a one or two gems (maybe), or at least a few decent places to stop for those who have to take I-5.
Please help support this humanitarian effort!