Well, you're both in no-go counties. Let's start with this; Sonoma, Marin, Solano, Contra Costa, Alameda, San Francisco, Santa Clara, Santa Cruz, Monterey, Santa Barbara, LA, and Imperial. For all intents and purposes, these are non-issue counties. San Diego, Orange, and Yolo, almost as bad, though not completely unheard of. The rest, it's possible, or even likely, depending on your "Good Cause" statement. I will not discuss GC statements on open forums. If the ones that seem to be working become cookie cutter, they may stop working. Anything more specific, feel free to ask. If I can't answer, I'll at least point you in the right direction.
(And if that list of no-gos looks long, remember, there are A LOT more counties in CA than that. We are probably close to 75% shall issue, at least by area, if not population.)