Hello SABCAL! It's been tough finding a job as a new grad RN here in California. As of right now, out of the 20 who graduated from my cohort, about 12 are working as RNs in an acute care setting. Add to that 4 who currently have offers (which includes me) and about to start this fall, also in an acute care setting. It is really tough, but not impossible. Volunteering in the hospital of your choice helps, it gets you at least an interview which can also be difficult to get since there are usually a few hundred applying for a limited number of spots. Having previous healthcare experience also helps from what I noticed. And of course, connections and networking! All of those things I didn't have so it took me this long to finally land a job.
There are few hospitals hiring new grads without going through a program, unless you've been working there as a CNA, monitor tech or unit secretary. However, LA County hires plenty of new grads for their RN 1 position, which is the offer I got recently. I highly suggest creating a profile in their website so you can get alerts for RN 1 posts. Good luck!