You do have more choices, even it the mass media won’t tell you about them.
There are six ballot-qualified parties in California.
Two are to the right of the Republicans: the Libertarians and the American Independent Party.
Two are to the left of the Democrats: the Greens and the Peace and Freedom Party. You are allowed to vote for their candidates as follows:
Carlos Alvarez (Peace & Freedom)
Chelene Nightingale (Amer. Ind.)
Dale Ogen (Libertarian)
Laura Wells (Green)
For U.S. Senator:
Marsha Feinland (Peace & Freedom)
Gail Lightfoot (Libertarian)
Edward Noonan (Amer. Ind.)
Duane Roberts (Green)