From what I can tell, things aren't much different here than they are in Florida, from what you have said.
I think I already responded to this same question a little while back from you. You are moving to southern Cal. Orange County area, right?
Anyway, I am not to sure what it is like down there, I am in the Far Northern Cal. area. It's like a completely different state up here. I know you will be competing with a TON of illegals, but I am sure the people will be happy to see a non-illegal doing yards. Good luck with your move, you will do fine.