Stay in California if you want to live here. I am in my first year of law school and choose to attend a lower ranked school in California rather than a slightly higher ranked one out of state. Do not listen to any of the horror stories about tier 4's they are not true they don't get kick out half the class, people get jobs, and pass the bar. Honestly, if you want to work in California go to school here unless you get into an ELITE school like Harvard or Columbia, otherwise the reality is you are going to work in the location you go to school. California also has all kinds of weird exceptions in the law that the majority of states don't have and I imagine the fact that I am learning them in school now will be beneficial to me when I take the California Bar.
The reality is that you should go to law school in the state and city where you want to live after graduation. If you know where you want to live after graduation then go to school in that area and don't worry about the rankings.