All realtors have access to foreclosures. Why don't you contact one? Instead of having to go through cumbersome lists, your realtor can forward you only those that apply to you.
I would NEVER pay for a foreclosure list.
Century 21 Beachside
http://reosearch.fanniemae.com/reosearch/ ... http://www.countrywide.com/purchase/f_reo.asp
http://www.wamuproperties.com/ ... http://www.pasreo.com/pasreo/public/propertySearch.do
These sites also contain all the information for the purchase/bid process.
You can find the links to these sites here... http://www.mortgagenewsdaily.com/wiki/REO_Database_List.asp ... http://www.biggerpockets.com/ba
For Tax sales in CA... http://www.sco.ca.gov/ardtax_public_auction.html