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http://www.savingforcollege.com/ allows you to compare plans from different states, ranks various plans, and has some general info. The California plan is pretty good with lots of options and gets a top 5-cap rating. It is run by TIAA-CREF which is a good company. The fees seem comparable to other plans such as states that use Vanguard. But since California doesn't have a state income tax benefit for 529s, there is no benefit to staying with the California plan.

Look into the issues surrounding whether you or your child is the owner of the plan. For example http://www.finaid.org/savings/accountownership.phtml and http://www.savingforcollege.com/articles/five-things-to-know...
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