I know this thread is old, but I've been living in the Central Valley near Fresno (Lemoore) for about 5 years now and I did a meetup with some photographers a couple of years ago, but it was mainly for digital though I found about some of the guys who had been shooting film there for a while. I wondered if any of them still shoot film. I'm all in with film now and only use digital for vacations with the kids or where digital just seems more feasible.
If you ever get over to Visalia, there is a show July 1-30 at Arts Visalia with some nice B&W work (as well as digital):
California Photography in the Twentyfirst Century http://artsvisalia.org/