When to Watch
Those on the East coast will get two chances to watch the Leonid's. Between 10:30 p.m. and 11:30 p.m. ET, Earth is due to encounter the less dense dust cluster left behind in 1767. Although this first cluster will have fewer meteors, watch for some fireballs. Because Earth's atmosphere will be colliding with the dust cluster at a shallow angle, these Leonid's are expected take longer to burn up and so will leave longer tails.
Those on the West coast will miss the chance to see this first storm since they will still be at the other side of the Earth from the comet cluster during the collisions. But they will have a longer viewing of the storm's peak.
The biggest part of the storm is expected around 5:30 a.m. ET or 2:30 a.m. Pacific time on Tuesday morning. Those on the West Coast should be able to see more meteors since daybreak will cut into the viewing time of those in the East.
I went to another site to make sure that we didn't miss it, noticed that you are in Calif. Sounds awesome.