Socal angler and local angler are different. Local angler is all about White Sea bass. I have not been able to locate a copy of the socal angler. Heard it's the best of the three books. Wish I could get a copy. I tried a year or so ago and came up empty handed
If you are going to go off-shore or multi-day trips, look up the books by Jeff Burroughs (2 books) -- a wealth of practical information.
PS, also use this forum to read strings about what you want to know .... amazing expertise here -- for free!