1) OK, maybe it is a parish I heard about in the midwest a couple of years ago that joined the OCA under Archbishop JOB. I've lived in CA all my life, so don't know much about them.
2) See cleveland's answer. I will only add that what he means by "not entering Christ's Church" or "being exposed to Orthodoxy", is that the Orthodox Church means those that realize that the Orthodox Church IS the Church but willfully do not join it. If someone knows about the Orthodox Church, but is unconvinced of her Truth (e.g. hasn't investigated enough, ignorance, hasnt been led there by the Holy Spirit, etc.), then the person can't be "guilty" in that sense.
3) When the EOC joined the Church 20 years ago, it was a huge event - approx 2000 people joined among several parishes. Nothing like this had happened in America in modern times. It made a lot of press. During both the journey and the initial years, there was a) questioning of how they were received (i.e. congregation and many clergy possibly not received properly as in cathechesis/training/mentoring), b) difficulties regarding misunderstandings on praxis/authority and other things as well. Again, keep in mind that all of the EOC parishes where in their own "subdiocese" called the AEOM (Antiochian Evangelical Orthodox Mission) for several years, which resulted in all of the parishoners being sheltered but the EOC leaders and kept in their older ways.