Moving to LA (Pasadena) looking for a group to hang out with a newbie.

I move next week from Arkansas and I’m still a newbie in fighting games (casual player) but I like to play Pokken and SFV and looking to pick up Tekken 7. I mainly play fighting games just for fun but I wanna get into competition since I heard the FGC out west is very big.

Are there weekly meetups in the area I’ll be in or even tournaments? The road to EVO here I come, lol