What's the scene around Montery like?

I have a friend who will be moving there very soon, but he’s indisposed for the time being; he can’t exactly check himself.

He’s mainly interested in Guilty Gear, but is open to other things. I figure I would do the research for him while he’s in boot camp.

His range of travel extends as far north as San Jose but not as far south to LA.

I really appreciate any info you guys can pass on, I’d hate to see my buddy get stuck with no scene =/.