There is also the Clipper Route
. It's kind of like the Hawaii
thing only you don't go that far.
Leave Cabo San Lucas on Starboard tack headed basically SW. About a hundred miles out the wind
starts to swing more north than west. Keep following the gradual wind
shift for several days and you will end up on a NW coarse about 300-400 miles out. Come about to Port Tack and close reach to Los Angeles.
Once you are off of the Continental Shelf and away from the influence the land mass has on the wind it's great sailing. Plan on 10-12 days.