Welcome, from one California girl to another I have found this site to be of great support and also a good place to learn, and I hope you have the same experience. I look forward to seeing you around and getting to know you better.
Welcome, welcome, welcome. I live in California too. We hope you have a blast on this site. You'll find people to be very supportive and helpful. We have lots of regulars who know tons and are always willing to lend an ear or answer a question. We are very glad to have you join us.
Love and prayers,