I just recently moved across the country to Los Angeles from suburban New Jersey for a job. Everything is going pretty well for me here, job is going great and I'm certainly enjoying the weather. One major downside is that I have only one friend here who I try to see once a week, other than him I'm starting to feel pretty lonely. Some days even a little depressed. I work 6 days a week with only Sundays off, which leaves me with very little time to do things. It would be nice to have someone to hit the beach with on Sundays. If it weren't for my dog being here with me, the loneliness would have driven me nuts by now, but I'm getting there. So my question to you guys: what are some ways to start building a network of friends from scratch? I've never really faced a situation like this in my 27 years of life, so I feel like a headless chicken right now. Ideas?