Yes. See California Code of Civil Procedure section 94, subdivision (a)(1) - (3).
You're also only allowed one deposition. See Cal. Code Civ. Proc. section 94, subdivision (b).
A good idea, though, is to serve a case questionnaire with the complaint as authorized by section 93. That way you can get basic information like names, addresses, witnesses, etc. without having to waste any of your 35 questions.
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