Check out http://www.webgrrls-la.com/
They have about the same membership as the combined
LA linux user groups, I think, and manage to
put on some good workshops periodically.
I tagged along to one ("Basic HTML authoring"), which
was held in a small classroom at AIU. The 20 attendees
seemed to appreciate it, and it was a fairly focused event.
The lecture cost $5.
They also do workshops in a hands-on facility with computer provided;
those cost $20 and require preregistration.
I wonder if there's any need in the Linux community for
one or the other of that kind of event. We do have
our Installfests, and there are college classes, but
there might be room for this kind of thing as well.
Entia non sunt multiplicanda praeter necessitatem.