Driving Around in American Classics with Elaine Francisco

Fiona was parked outside when a pedestrian looked at her shiny turquoise body and had a moment of familiarity. They pointed and said “Snowfall!” Elaine Francisco, who was stationed near Fiona smiled at them and started conversing with them with comfort. She thought they were old colleagues; production members that worked alongside Fiona, on the American crime television series on FX—Snowfall. Turns out they were just a fan of the show and recognized Fiona working among the stars.

Ask the DMV – What You Need to Know for Holiday Travel Season

Whether you’re planning to travel by car or plane this upcoming holiday season, the last thing you need is added stress. In this edition of Ask the DMV, learn how you can expedite your travels with DMV online services, DMV NOW Kiosks and our Business Partner Automation (BPA) program, while also knowing what documentation is required for air travel.

Need to Go to the DMV? Maybe Not, There are Other Options

The way we access many of the services we cannot do without will be altered for some time due to COVID-19 pandemic, including how we complete transactions through the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV). While the DMV continues its business of processing driver license and ID renewals, vehicle registrations, applications for disability placards, and other driver and vehicle related transactions, the way it provides those services continues to change in response to state and local COVID-19 guidelines to ensure the health and safety of its employees, customers, and the general public.

Hollywood DMV Employee Gets Prison for Bribery, Fraud

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A former California Department of Motor Vehicles employee has been sentenced to nearly two years in federal prison for taking money in exchange for altering DMV database records. The Sacramento Bee reports Saturday that 51-year-old Aaron Gilliam had pleaded guilty to three conspiracy charges — to commit bribery, identity fraud and unauthorized access of a computer. Gilliam worked at the Hollywood DMV for more than a decade. Investigators said he took money in exchange for altering DMV records to reflect that individuals received a passing score on written examinations. A federal investigation found Gilliam responsible for

Governor Newsom Announces Changes at Troubled DMV

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California’s DMV is trying to improve customer service by accepting credit cards, upgrading its website and offering clearer instructions on how to obtain a new federally mandated ID, but Gov. Gavin Newsom cautioned Tuesday the agency’s long wait times and other troubles aren’t over. “This is going to take a few years. Next year will be tough,” Newsom said, referencing an expected surge in people using the Department of Motor Vehicles next year to acquire new IDs that will be required for air travel. Newsom spoke as he released a report detailing efforts the DMV is

DMV Expands Saturday Hours to 60 Field Offices

Sacramento – In a continuing effort to address wait times at field offices throughout the state, the California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) is increasing the number of Saturday service offices to 60 and offering service every Saturday.  The offices will open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. every Saturday starting on August 4. “We apologize for the increased wait times.  We continue to actively work on solutions to get customer transactions completed more efficiently,” DMV Director Jean Shiomoto said. “We will process all transactions except behind-the-wheel exams on Saturdays.” The DMV began offering Saturday service in June.  During the first