Typically California does not go after deficient judgement however there are some exceptions such as if its a second loan or refinance
It is highly unlikely that they will go after you for a judgement due to the time consuming process and costs also the legal ramification of selling the house at the court house however you never know
I recommend you get a good real estate agent that can negotiate your way for you be sure to have it on the approval letter that there will be no clause pursue
First let your agent know. He/she needs to know the facts to give you correct representation. They may feel that if you reduce the price it will move quickly, even if it puts you in a short sale situation. Many lenders are preferring short sales over costly foreclosures and may be eager to work with you. They will be concerned that the house is being maintained so you will have to convince them you have somehow provided for that, or are there on a regular basis to check it out.
Secondly, call the bank servicing your loan. Ask for the loan modification department. While it is a little more difficult to qualify when it is not your primary residence there are programs available in your circumstances. You may qualify for temporary payment reduction or a modification in your interest rate, which could help you make payments unitl the home sells.
Thirdly, if you do consider a short sale get an attorney who has a lot of experience in this field. Many of the attorneys doing this kind of sale do not charge you anything up front and wait to get paid by the bank, when the house closes. A realtor dealing in these sales can refer you to an attorney.