There are a few OCDO folks in that area. For some reason they seem to be wallflowers as opposed to social butterflies. As the enthusiastic new guy in town you might test to see if anybody will show up for an OC breakfast/lunch/dinner. Just post that you will be at a certain location at a certain date during a certain timeframe and invite others to join you.
Keep doing that till someone shows up. Then you can post about how nice the meet-up was.
Lather, rinse, repeat. "If you post it, they will come."