I can't remember much about Group 3. It's been awhile since I instructed in that area. But... taking a Seminole out of KVNY for a few hours sounds like a blast. Are you familiar with the area? If not, get a Los Angeles terminal chart and study the boundaries of KBUR's Class C, and LAX's Class B.
Do you already have a route picked out? If not, how about depart KVNY, shoot the VOR 26 into KCMA, ILS 25 KOXR, and then head up to KSBA for lunch. Park at Mercury and take the short walk to the beach for lunch. LDA-C back into KVNY and call it a day. That's about 2-2.5 hrs flight time. If you go in the AM you'll likely get .3-.5 of the world's safest IMC.