There is an appeal process.
Check with a lawyer - after you read the link above - in your locale of Huntington Beach to discuss more of the details.
At the hearing, you will have an opportunity to tell your side of the story to the administrative law judge. It is a straightforward process and you don't need to be represented by a lawyer unless you want one (and are willing to pay for him or her). Be sure to research the law carefully and assemble all of the most important facts and documents ahead of time.
Good luck to you.
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