If you are not a party in a transaction or it's your property you best bet is the County Recorder.
If you are a party in a transaction a title rep should be able to help you. Please let me know why you need a copy of the deed and I'll be happy to assist you.
The Carrabba Group
Keller Williams Hollywood Hills
Many counties have these records online, but generally you pay a fee for them if you get them yourself.
Title companies have easy access to these public records since they are insuring title which is proven through a deed. If you are buying or selling property, you can generally get the same info for free from a real estate agent who will be able to get it from the title company for you.
As with the prior two answerers, I would be happy to assist you if needed.
Naia G. Waters
Realtor / Training Director
Prudential California Realty
3130 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 100
Santa Monica, CA 90403