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California has "jurisdiction," because the entire transaction took place in California. International Shoe v. Washington, 326 U.S. 310 (1945) .
Your concern is with proper "venue." A contractual provision specifying the county where an action on that contract will be brought is void. General Acceptance Corp. v Robinson (1929) 207 Cal. 285.
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Whether specific unenforceable provisions can be severed from a contract and the remainder of the contract enforced depends on the language of the contract and its subject matter. Severability is a matter to be determined by the court consistent with the intent of the contracting parties. Keene v Harling (1964) 61 C2d 318.
Since the particular issue is procedural, it's highly doubtful that the remainder of the contract would be deemed invalid. In fact, I'd say the probability is nil.
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