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No, you will not have to pay CA state income taxes on your pension if you are no longer a resident of CA.
See page 4 - http://www.ftb.ca.gov/forms/2009/09_1005.pdf
Does it make a difference that my pension is from the state of california?
No, it doesn't matter. They are prohibited by law from taxing you if you are not a resident of CA.