Hello poprocks, since weeks I think about the southern cali punk and ska scene, but the only band is a little bit commercial, No Doubt and Rancid, but I think theyre booth not from cali. Suicidal Tendencies maybe? But I am an older generation and am not sure about it, what was modern in your youth. Car Jam was a good posting, i like the Combat Rock music! Funny coincidence, judge Ginsberg died and Allen Ginsburg had his part on Combat Rock.
Hello 3snowboards, of course BAD are or were fantastic!
A inoffical BAD site where you can find some tunes
Maybe a tip or advice, check out Ellen Foleys album "Spirit of St. Louis" she was the girlfriend of Mick Jones and the music of the complete album is from the Clash and the producer was Bill Price, the Clash producer. A kind of Sandinista light.