Better late than never:
"The (California) state Realtor group announced this month that 61 MLSs and local Realtor groups in the state have sent non-binding letters of intent to participate in the statewide MLS effort. There are 70 MLSs in the state."
"The goal is to launch the statewide database either in the last quarter of this year or the first quarter of 2009."
Trulia is setting not a bad example on how the search could (or should) look like that MLS' cannot disregard anymore. Have you seen new Trulia's listing capabilities? Quite remarkable. At the sam time Trulia is getting hit by capturing unethically hijacking street addresses, but overall, the Trulia team is putting the hit on "pre-historic" MLS'.