I did silicone tubing and morebeer quick disconnects since I don't have the space for a stand. I have a coworker who will weld for beer so I am now regretting not going with tri clamps. Not sure if you have thought about the copper connections if you go that route: copper in contact with stainless will corrode quickly in the presence of acids (wort and sanitizer).
On a side note, I live in Santa Rosa as well. If you ever want to get together and brew, holla!