The 9th Circuit has posted panels for its February Pasadena hearings:
SoCal locals hearnig cases will be Judges Pregerson, Ikuta, and Nguyen.
Joining them will be Judges Fletcher (very sadly, no longer a reason to specify "W.Fletcher"), Callahan, Hurwitz, O'Scannlain, Trott, and Clifton.
Notice anything interesting? There're no non-9th Cir. judges sitting by designation on any of the panels.
Most of the cases are C.D. and S.D. Cal., with a couple from D. Nev., and odd interloping D. Or. and N. Cal. cases.
The oldest looking cases are a dozen immigration matters with 07 and 08 case year prefixes, so that provides some insight into the immigration appeal backlog.