Awesome, I'm in SoCal as well, the San Fernando area, and I'm pagan as well.
If you want to hang out, shoot me a message. I'm always looking for new poly friends.
I am as direct as a T-Rex with 'roid rage and about as subtle. It isn't intended to cause upset, I just prefer to talk plain. There are plenty of other people here who do the nice, polite thing much better than I can. I'm what you'd call a "problem dinner guest."