I am still trying to figure out what to do with the appellate opinion against. It was written by judge Mihara, and also signed by Bamattre-Manoukian and Duffy. A lawyer told me that these are three of the worst appellate judges in California, and they hardly ever reverse anything. They just rubber-stamp what the court does.
According to the rules, I have 15 days to request a rehearing. The opinion has a number of factual and legal errors, so I'll probably do that.