I've heard of one bad ass dojo in Cali (shake it shake it California love)
I have read George Leonard's books "Mastery" and "The Way of Aikido--Life Lessons from an American Sensei."
In my opinion, there is no way in hell Aikido of Tamalpais is anything less than a wonderful and true sanctuary (dojo).
If I'm ever in the mood to hike 3000+ miles from Miami to California, wearing my gi and wielding a misogi-no-jo, I will most certainly check it out. Or maybe I'll find a faster means of transportation 8).
Here's a small haiku I wrote, modified slightly, it is not directed towards Leonard Sensei, but if he reads it too that's cool with me.
When pissed at the world 8(
Consider the ladybug 8D
Flawless, yet humble 8)