Hello from Southern (central-ish) California!
I came across this forum while searching for a place that would ship kits to California. Boy am I glad I found this forum. I found much more information than I was originally looking for, and I'm really excited to get in to this.
A little bit of back story: I'm relocating from Kern County (Up in the mountains), to Santa Maria (about 15 mins from the coast) for school, and I am looking drive my car a lot less but without buying/having to deal with insuring, registering, and license a 'motorcycle' by the DMV's standards.
I don't have any concrete plans yet. But I'm looking at motorizing an old beach cruiser under the house. Exciting things to come!