I live in Northern CA as well and I have Medi-Cal now that I got laid off from work. I have not got surgery yet, but I am in the process. Just got done with my Psych eval.
Its a great thing that Medi-Cal covers WLS. I hope with the combined insurance I have with Medi-Cal it covers VSG. I originally wanted RNY but as of a couple of weeks ago I think I want the sleeve.
I have a question for you. What insurance do you have with Medi-cal. Like Blue Cross, Healthnet, etc.?