California Code, Code of Civil Procedure - CCP § 583.330

The parties may extend the time within which an action must be brought to trial pursuant to this article by the following means:

(a) By written stipulation.  The stipulation need not be filed but, if it is not filed, the stipulation shall be brought to the attention of the court if relevant to a motion for dismissal.

(b) By oral agreement made in open court, if entered in the minutes of the court or a transcript is made.


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