[quote="babochka, post:12, topic:309742"]
Is this for all of California? My husband went to Mass this morning at the local Roman parish, as opposed to our Byzantine parish. The bulletin stated that the obligation had been abrogated this year, but they made an announcement that the bulletin was inaccurate and that January 1 is indeed a Holy Day of Obligation. The Diocesan website (Diocese of Sacramento) lists it as a Holy Day of Obligation for 2013.
California is split in two -- Los Angeles and San Francisco. It is not a day of obligation in the dioceses affiliated with Los Angeles (Fresno, Monterey, Orange, San Bernardino, and San Diego). I believe it is a day of obligation for the dioceses affiliated with San Francisco.