Since so far it seems we're all from different parts of NorCal, I guess I'll start off with the obvious: What's it like to be an atheist in your town? Do you have any local gatherings of the freethinking type? Do you know any other atheists? Is it thick with fundies there?
In Eureka, it really depends on where you go. A ten minute drive will bring a mini culture shift. We have a huge art and music scene downtown, not infrequently featuring anti-religious punk bands - and we also have a church...IN THE FUCKING MALL. In my religions class at College of the Redwoods, fully half of the participants are nonreligious, most atheist, and yet this is a place where neither the community college nor the university have a secular students' group. I hope to fix that.