Go on the Board of Nursing site (I believe it's on Ca.gov and linked from there?) you can access all schools from that and their NCLEX pass rates. Pick ones you might be interested in that have good pass rates. Now call the school and get the articulation rates. (How many people actually complete the course work). Theses are important because if a school only passes RN/LVN's who can pass the NCLEX for sure, but fail everybody who's even iffy they can boost their pass rate. For profit schools are bad about this little loophole. So if a school starts a cohort (nursing class) with 35 students but only 5 sit for NCLEX and they all pass, the school has an amazing pass rate, but those other 30 students all got failed, well maybe the school is not teaching the material very well. After you have chosen a few schools this way, call each and get their costs and pre-req's. then pick the best for you. I'd also say look further into job outcome in Cali... It's pretty bleak here post graduation ATM. If its in your heart, of course, DO IT. If its just a maybe, perhaps take a CNA, EMT, or medical assisting course to see if this is really what you want. Then before you spend a lot of time and money on nursing school you will be SURE.
Hope that helps