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April 12, 2003
Legislation that seeks to prevent confiscation of automobiles under certain circumstances was introduced by a local state legislator. Dennis Mountjoy (R-La Crescenta) introduced the bill this week in the Assembly. The legislation would prohibit code enforcement officials from confiscating a car if it has a certificate of nonoperation on file with the Department of Motor Vehicles and if it is not readily visible from the street, Mountjoy said. Mountjoy was reacting to what he said was the unwarranted confiscation of cars that are not "junked" cars that people keep in their backyards as part of a collection, or for other reasons.
NEWS
April 30, 2001
On April 18, David Silva wrote his column about the Glendale Department of Motor Vehicles, "The closest thing to hell without dying." I never have read such baloney. If he had kept his appointment, I can tell you what would have happened. Recently, I transferred the ownership of one of my vehicles to a very nice lady who called the Department of Motor Vehicles for an appointment and was given a 4:20 p.m. time slot. We arrived at 4:10 p.m. and found three couples ahead of us. At 4:20 p.m., the three couples had been helped and we were called.
NEWS
October 4, 2012
For an extra $50, California car enthusiasts will soon be able to order vintage license plates, including the black plates with yellow lettering issued by the Department of Motor Vehicles in the 1960s, thanks to action taken by Gov. Jerry Brown. Among the hundreds of bills signed by the governor last week, AB 1658 is aimed at Californians who restore and drive vintage automobiles, as well as residents who are just nostalgic for the good old days. Other plates to be offered after Jan. 1 include those used in the 1950s, with a yellow background and black lettering, and those issued in the 1980s, with a blue background and yellow lettering.
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By Jason Wells, jason.wells@latimes.com | August 21, 2010
Residents hoping to take care of business Friday at the Department of Motor Vehicles on Glenoaks Boulevard Friday had a different kind of disappointment when they arrived. There may not have the usual long line snaking out onto the sidewalk, but that's because the office was closed. The DMV at 1335 W. Glenoaks Blvd. in Glendale will remain closed for more than two months as crews work to install a number of upgrades at the aging facility. The branch's 51 employees have been reassigned to nearby DMV offices to help with increased customer traffic.
NEWS
By Veronica Rocha | August 5, 2008
GLENDALE — The city’s Department of Motor Vehicles operated smoothly Monday, a few days after Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger ordered that more than 10,000 state employees be laid off, officials said. In response to the state’s $15 billion budget deficit, Schwarzenegger signed an executive order on Thursday that forced the layoffs of part-time, temporary and contract employees. The order also slashed the earnings of about 22,000 state employees to the federal minimum wage of $6.55 an hour.
NEWS
September 21, 2010
I would like to thank the state of California for their refurbishing of the local Department of Motor Vehicles on Glenoaks Boulevard ("DMV closing for renovations," Aug. 10). For the past month I can't begin to tell you how much nicer it has already been. With the DMV closed, those in the neighborhood can finally park on the street in front of their own property. I have called the city to see if there is anything that can be done, like having a handicap parking spot in front of my mother's house so she can at least have a place to park without having to walk a block or two away from her house.
NEWS
November 6, 2010
In response to the letter from Barry McComb regarding the Alex Theatre's true value to our community ("Theater offers value other than profit," Nov. 3), we concur with him that the Alex serves not only as our architectural crown jewel of downtown, but plays an important role in providing a venue for an eclectic mix of entertainment, and recently, a community forum. In expounding on that thought, we would like to suggest to McComb and City Councilwoman Laura Friedman that the city's arts commission consider negotiating to attract the Laemmle Theatre Company to occupy the Mann Theatre at the Exchange, which will be closing next year.
NEWS
January 24, 2004
PATRICK AZADIAN If you're short on cash and looking for some inexpensive entertainment, the Department of Motor Vehicles on Glenoaks Boulevard is the place to be. The unintended fun factor could be a blessing, as there is always a long line to accomplish the most menial of tasks. For once, I decided to beat bureaucrats at their own game. I devised a scheme where I would arrive at the DMV a few minutes before closing on a Friday. I anticipated that at least once a week, at this hour, bureaucrats and the public all share a common goal -- to take care of business swiftly and go home.
NEWS
By CARL W. RAGGIO | January 8, 2008
Another year has passed. This is the start of 2008, and from all indications it is going to be a telling year. There are many big issues nationally and locally that have carried over into this new year. On the national level there is our obsession with elections; the war in Iraq; terrorism and how to cope with it; energy, where to get it; and immigration. And in Glendale we still have to deal with irresponsible drivers, overcrowding, water issues, transportation and disposal of trash.
NEWS
April 19, 2001
David Silva The Glendale branch of the Department of Motor Vehicles is a hulking, brownish, sullen-looking box of a building on Glenoaks Boulevard. As branches go, it's a pretty unimpressive limb. It has almost no exterior windows, no landscaping escape a swath of mottled grass and a couple of shrubs that saw better pastures. If there is anything interesting about it at all, it's that inside is the closest you'll come to hell in Glendale without actually dying.
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NEWS
October 4, 2012
For an extra $50, California car enthusiasts will soon be able to order vintage license plates, including the black plates with yellow lettering issued by the Department of Motor Vehicles in the 1960s, thanks to action taken by Gov. Jerry Brown. Among the hundreds of bills signed by the governor last week, AB 1658 is aimed at Californians who restore and drive vintage automobiles, as well as residents who are just nostalgic for the good old days. Other plates to be offered after Jan. 1 include those used in the 1950s, with a yellow background and black lettering, and those issued in the 1980s, with a blue background and yellow lettering.
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NEWS
November 6, 2010
In response to the letter from Barry McComb regarding the Alex Theatre's true value to our community ("Theater offers value other than profit," Nov. 3), we concur with him that the Alex serves not only as our architectural crown jewel of downtown, but plays an important role in providing a venue for an eclectic mix of entertainment, and recently, a community forum. In expounding on that thought, we would like to suggest to McComb and City Councilwoman Laura Friedman that the city's arts commission consider negotiating to attract the Laemmle Theatre Company to occupy the Mann Theatre at the Exchange, which will be closing next year.
NEWS
September 21, 2010
I would like to thank the state of California for their refurbishing of the local Department of Motor Vehicles on Glenoaks Boulevard ("DMV closing for renovations," Aug. 10). For the past month I can't begin to tell you how much nicer it has already been. With the DMV closed, those in the neighborhood can finally park on the street in front of their own property. I have called the city to see if there is anything that can be done, like having a handicap parking spot in front of my mother's house so she can at least have a place to park without having to walk a block or two away from her house.
NEWS
By Jason Wells, jason.wells@latimes.com | August 21, 2010
Residents hoping to take care of business Friday at the Department of Motor Vehicles on Glenoaks Boulevard Friday had a different kind of disappointment when they arrived. There may not have the usual long line snaking out onto the sidewalk, but that's because the office was closed. The DMV at 1335 W. Glenoaks Blvd. in Glendale will remain closed for more than two months as crews work to install a number of upgrades at the aging facility. The branch's 51 employees have been reassigned to nearby DMV offices to help with increased customer traffic.
NEWS
By Veronica Rocha | August 5, 2008
GLENDALE — The city’s Department of Motor Vehicles operated smoothly Monday, a few days after Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger ordered that more than 10,000 state employees be laid off, officials said. In response to the state’s $15 billion budget deficit, Schwarzenegger signed an executive order on Thursday that forced the layoffs of part-time, temporary and contract employees. The order also slashed the earnings of about 22,000 state employees to the federal minimum wage of $6.55 an hour.
NEWS
By CARL W. RAGGIO | January 8, 2008
Another year has passed. This is the start of 2008, and from all indications it is going to be a telling year. There are many big issues nationally and locally that have carried over into this new year. On the national level there is our obsession with elections; the war in Iraq; terrorism and how to cope with it; energy, where to get it; and immigration. And in Glendale we still have to deal with irresponsible drivers, overcrowding, water issues, transportation and disposal of trash.
NEWS
January 24, 2004
PATRICK AZADIAN If you're short on cash and looking for some inexpensive entertainment, the Department of Motor Vehicles on Glenoaks Boulevard is the place to be. The unintended fun factor could be a blessing, as there is always a long line to accomplish the most menial of tasks. For once, I decided to beat bureaucrats at their own game. I devised a scheme where I would arrive at the DMV a few minutes before closing on a Friday. I anticipated that at least once a week, at this hour, bureaucrats and the public all share a common goal -- to take care of business swiftly and go home.
NEWS
April 12, 2003
Legislation that seeks to prevent confiscation of automobiles under certain circumstances was introduced by a local state legislator. Dennis Mountjoy (R-La Crescenta) introduced the bill this week in the Assembly. The legislation would prohibit code enforcement officials from confiscating a car if it has a certificate of nonoperation on file with the Department of Motor Vehicles and if it is not readily visible from the street, Mountjoy said. Mountjoy was reacting to what he said was the unwarranted confiscation of cars that are not "junked" cars that people keep in their backyards as part of a collection, or for other reasons.
NEWS
April 30, 2001
On April 18, David Silva wrote his column about the Glendale Department of Motor Vehicles, "The closest thing to hell without dying." I never have read such baloney. If he had kept his appointment, I can tell you what would have happened. Recently, I transferred the ownership of one of my vehicles to a very nice lady who called the Department of Motor Vehicles for an appointment and was given a 4:20 p.m. time slot. We arrived at 4:10 p.m. and found three couples ahead of us. At 4:20 p.m., the three couples had been helped and we were called.
NEWS
April 19, 2001
David Silva The Glendale branch of the Department of Motor Vehicles is a hulking, brownish, sullen-looking box of a building on Glenoaks Boulevard. As branches go, it's a pretty unimpressive limb. It has almost no exterior windows, no landscaping escape a swath of mottled grass and a couple of shrubs that saw better pastures. If there is anything interesting about it at all, it's that inside is the closest you'll come to hell in Glendale without actually dying.
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