I live in the Bay Area (Oakland) and am keeping the darkroom practices alive and well! There are quite a few of us here and ample resources, of course including the aforementioned Rayko center for photography in San Francisco. There are also groups of us that meet up for Salon style discussions to look at and talk about work. Point in fact, The San Francisco bay area is rich with every aspect of art that you could possibly imagine and there is no shortage of amazing photographers, galleries, or museums. I couldn't make up a better place to be an artist, except perhaps New York.