Quoted from Dr-Willy:
FYI California has a $700 a year LLC tax you have to pay to keep your llc status
CA fee is actually $800 I believe and this almost makes it a losing proposition from the start for a 1-2 unit operation. For example, in WI the annual reporting fee is $25 after paying $130 initial filing fee.
I'm not an attorney, but I don't believe you actually need to file for your LLC in CA. Under that scenario, you would not have to pay the annual fee. However, you would still need to pay taxes in CA if you earn money from operations.