My ex put my landlord on the phone with the police. My landlord said that I had been taken off the lease, that I had cancelled my rent check, and that my ex was to live there not me.
Based on this above statement, you may want to consider using this as a way to argue that the LL breached the lease agreement by prematurely terminating your lease even though you have paid the rent. It is called "an admission by a party opponent" in the context of evidentiary law.
Since you are in CA the best way to handle this is to contact a LL-Tenant lawyer. This is because CA law provides for the recovery of attorney's fees from the LL if your lawyer wins the case for you. See this posting.
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