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First, you should now that CA law prohibits non-compete agreements. The courts here will not enforce them, except in certain very rare and inapplicable circumstances. The only way one could be enforced against you in CA is if your employment contract contained a choice of law provision indicating that the law of another state--one which DOES allow non compete agreements--applies. Even then, the choice of law provision may not be enforced if that other state has no relatioship to your employment.
Now, even assuming this sort of provision was enforceable, it will be limited by courts of ANY jurisdiction to what is "reasonable" in terms of duration and geographic scope. A blanket non-compete that prohibits you from competing ANYWHERE will pretty much always be unenforceable, again even in these states that do enforce non-competes. The language you have posted above appears to be indicating that you are prohibited from working for a competitor only if that competitor is within 25 miles of where you worked. This means you typically CAN work for a competitor if they are further away than that. And again, this assumes the non-compete is even enforceable, which it likely is not if you are in CA.
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