The Salton Sea is in southern California.
Some of the following colleges and universities exist in California: Academy of Art University, University of California, California State University San Francisco, to name a few.
The Salton Sea.
Southern California is home to part of the Sonoran and Mojave Deserts. Even areas that are not "desert' are relatively dry in the southern half of California.
To answer this question I need the name of the city of California.
Mexico is on California's southern border. The Mexican state of Baja California is across the border from California.
The Southern part of California is on the Pacific plate and the Northern part of California is on the North American plate.
Boston University, California Institute of Art, and Juilliard to name a few.