If you have LLC that was created in Utah. I am in the process of purchasing property in California. Do I need new California LLC?
If you plan to have an LLC in California, you'd need to create a foreign LLC in California. http://www.sos.ca.gov/business-programs/business-entities/faqs/#form-question7
Yes, but be aware you will be charged the $800 per year Franchise Tax as a corporate entity doing business in California. If you hold it in your personal name or as a sole proprietorship/partnership, this tax will likely not apply to you.
What was the purpose of forming the LLC in Utah?
Does the LLC have property or do business in Utah?
If you have your Utah LLC apply as a foreign LLC in California - you will still likely be paying annual Utah LLC fees with the secretary of state. You may also be paying for a Utah registered agent.
If the LLC is not doing business in Utah - you may want to consider dissolving the LLC and just creating a new entity in California.