Alright, a fellow S. Californian! Native Venturan, grew up diving off Anacapa, hang-gliding somewhere around Carpinteria, partying in Isla Vista, surfing here and there, and eating at a Greek place your way called Plaka, and Joe's. Love your town!
Welcome to the board, a great community of people. Unbelievable amount of good information and comradeship.
ps: Tommes and rebs are great cheeses to hit, in my opinion. You'll learn tons working on these.