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You must fill out the forms, make two copies, and have someone who is 18 or older (and not a tenant) mail one of the copies to the landlord or the landlord's attorney (if the landlord is represented).
The person who mailed the copy needs to fill out a proof of service form, which is available at the following link:
You can then file the original form with the court. The court might also serve the answer, but it would cost an additional fee.
Here's a a link to a comprehensive guide to responding to an unlawful detainer action in California:
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