As the old saying goes, the only dumb question is the one that is not asked.
The advice to go to the California forum and pose your question is rock solid. There are some folks there who have not only first-hand experience but solid training on the ins and outs of the myriad laws/rules/regulations folks in California must deal with. They are the closest you will come to experts.
And, welcome to OCDO. Feel free to look around the place and get to know us.