All published cases from Supreme Court, the Courts of Appeal, and the Appellate Department of the Superior Court. Choice of natural language or terms & connectors searching. Powered by the LexisNexis search engine. (Coverage: Supreme Court from 1850; Courts of Appeal from 1905; Appellate Departmentof Superior Court from 1934. Updated every 90 days.)
Ravel's basic, free "Open" platform now has all published California court opinions, thank to the Ravel-Harvard Free the Law project. [Ravel Advanced with Judge Analytics is free to USF law students on campus.]
Ravel & Harvard are digitizing all published state cases and are offering them for free via their joint Case Law Access project.
All Supreme Court opinions, from 1791 to the present (with selected coverage of pre-1790 decisions). Federal court of appeals and federal district court opinions from about 1925 to the present. (The texts of the cases are drawn from various sources, including Justia and Cornell's Legal Information Institute.)
Opinions of the California Supreme Court and Courts of Appeal from the last 120 days. (The site warns that these slip opinions are "'as filed' opinions of the court that have not yet been enhanced and edited for publication in the California Official Reports and may not yet be final as to the issuing court.") There is no search capability.
"Regulations that have been formally adopted by state agencies, reviewed and approved by the Office of Administrative Law." Search by words, browse by title, or find rules relating to specific agencies. Title 24, the California Building Standards Code, is not included. [Free.]
Basic interface access with HTML files and downloadable PDFs of California: Building Code; Mechanical Code; Electrical Code; Plumbing Code; Energy Code; Green Building Code; Fire Code; Residential Building Code; Historical Building Code; Existing Building Code; Administrative Code. No search engine provided. A service of public.resource.org. [As of April 2016, California's codes for 2010 were available. Access to 2013 codes is being litigated.]
Detailed contact information for California state agencies. Tip: Click on the information icon (the "i" in a circle) to display the contact information. This directory also has contact information for some (but not all) state employees.