While the Pacific Northwest is enjoying benign, moist weather, strong winds continue to hit California. For example, here are the maximum gusts above 35 mph) for the 24-h ending 9 AM this morning (Sunday). A number of locations both in central/northern and southern CA hit that threshold, with several exceeding 50 mph (red colors)
Southern California is particularly impressive, with 50-70 mph gusts observed both east and west of LA. LA itself is somewhat protected by the higher section of the San Gabriel mountains.