Hello again, Louie, and thank you for the additional information.
This would typically be construed as a non-compete provision under CA law since it restrains you from working following your employment with a company. These are typically illegal in CA and unenforceable except in very limited situations, such as when the employee/contractor has access to trade secrets.
Therefore, you would typically be free to accept the position without legal recourse by the former company.
Here is a link that summarizes the law on this issue:
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