I don't know for sure or not if we are part of the same Aker family, but my mother was an Aker and I still have many Aker family members in Southern CA. What part of Southern CA are your family members from? Mine are almost all from San Bernardino Co.
How are you related to the Aker family? Check out the ancestry.com family tree by searhing for the person, Emery M. Aker. See if those names match those who you might be looking for.