All these folks that are waiting for 'Good Cause' statements for a county:
California is a 'May Issue' state. The issuance of a CCW is entirely at the discretion of the Sheriff. A Self Defense' statement (from you) may not be accepted as valid while a 'Self Defense' statement from someone that carries forty thousand in cash about during the day or a retired LEO who can claim danger from folk that (s)he has dealt with in the past would be valid. LEGALLY...