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April 1, 2011
It’s good news for local residents that the Department of Motor Vehicles has decided to reopen its branch on West Glenoaks Boulevard. That will save us all from driving to other areas of Los Angeles County to take care of DMV business. But the experience should leave us all with a sense of caution. State officials closed the branch in November even as they completed a $900,000 renovation of the Glenoaks building, citing the need to absorb funding cuts from Sacramento. But in case the ongoing budget mess has escaped your radar, funding for state agencies is far from settled as the legislature and Gov. Jerry Brown battle over how to plug a $26 billion deficit in the state’s budget.
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
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
October 1, 2010
I would like to apply for any one of those positions that were held at the time the vote was cast for the renovation to the Department of Motor Vehicle in Glendale ("DMV closing for renovations," Aug. 10). I can't believe that it is being done at a time when this state is so broke. For months now, we have witnessed long lines due to employees losing days from their salary due to the state's lack of money. Yet, somehow, it was decided by some department to use funds that we don't have to renovate the DMV in Glendale?
NEWS
By Veronica Rocha, veronica.rocha@latimes.com | August 10, 2010
GLENDALE — The aging Department of Motor Vehicles on Glenoaks Boulevard is about to get some work done under its hood — a major renovation that will close the branch for more than two months, officials said. Starting Aug. 20, the branch at 1335 W. Glenoaks Blvd. in Glendale will be closed through October as crews install a new heating and air conditioning unit, flooring, furniture, paint, signs, and wire and fencing upgrades, DMV spokesman Armando Botello said. The branch's 51 employees will be reassigned to nearby DMV offices to help with increased customer traffic, he said.
NEWS
By Veronica Rocha, veronica.rocha@latimes.com | October 30, 2010
GLENDALE— The Department of Motor Vehicles Glenoaks Boulevard branch, due to open Nov. 1 after a $900,000 facelift, will now be closed indefinitely due to limited staffing resources, officials announced Friday. The Glendale branch, at 1335 W. Glenoaks Blvd., was one of three offices selected to close because its doors had already been shut for more than two months for scheduled renovations, DMV spokeswoman Jan Mendoza said. The other two offices closing are in Santa Maria and West Covina.
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
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.
NEWS
July 4, 2002
The California Department of Motor Vehicles will begin implementing a new Saturday service at 158 of its offices, including Glendale, during the week of July 15 to 20. These offices will open one Saturday each month from 8 a.m. to noon and instead be closed on the Mondays preceding that Saturday. The offices will also be open an extra hour each that week between Tuesday and Friday. The open Saturday shift will fall on the third Saturday of the month unless it is adjusted for holiday schedules.
NEWS
February 17, 2001
Alecia Foster NORTHWEST GLENDALE -- As a Christmas gift to her co-workers, Donna Arrietta knitted bootie-type socks -- about 60 pairs of them -- for everyone in the office. "She even made them for the guys," laughed Lidia Markiz, a friend and co-worker, as she remembered the gifts. Some of Arrietta's co-workers at the Glendale Department of Motor Vehicles wore those socks Friday evening as they recalled the good times they shared with her. Arrietta died suddenly Feb. 8 at the age of 52. Friends and family are awaiting the results of an autopsy to determine the cause of death.
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April 15, 2014
Do you live in Glendale? Do you own a car? Then you are paying high car insurance premiums simply because you live in this city . Single drivers paid an average of $1,823 for annual premiums for basic liability car insurance in 2013. This is 62% higher than the average cost in California, according to a study by Value Penguin. The main reason for this high rate is because the city has a high number of accidents that result in bodily damage as well as a high number of accidents with uninsured or underinsured drivers.
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NEWS
December 28, 2012
The California Department of Motor Vehicles is taking orders for license plates that mirror ones issued from the 1950s to the 1970s -- a program established under legislation introduced by Assemblyman Mike Gatto (D-Silverlake). The state needs 7,500 orders by Jan. 1, 2015, to print the "legacy license plates," which have either blue, black or yellow backgrounds. Drivers must fill out a form, which is available on the DMV website , and pay $50. If the state does not meet the order threshold, it will refund the application fees, according to the L.A. Times.
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.
NEWS
April 1, 2011
It’s good news for local residents that the Department of Motor Vehicles has decided to reopen its branch on West Glenoaks Boulevard. That will save us all from driving to other areas of Los Angeles County to take care of DMV business. But the experience should leave us all with a sense of caution. State officials closed the branch in November even as they completed a $900,000 renovation of the Glenoaks building, citing the need to absorb funding cuts from Sacramento. But in case the ongoing budget mess has escaped your radar, funding for state agencies is far from settled as the legislature and Gov. Jerry Brown battle over how to plug a $26 billion deficit in the state’s budget.
NEWS
By Veronica Rocha, veronica.rocha@latimes.com | March 29, 2011
GLENDALE — The newly-renovated Department of Motor Vehicles branch on Glenoaks Boulevard is slated to reopen next month after being temporarily shuttered last year amid state budget woes. DMV officials announced last week that the branch would reopen on April 25 after it was closed indefinitely in November following a $900,000-renovation. At the time, DMW officials said they had to close the branch at 1335 W. Glenoaks Blvd. and two other offices due to reduced staffing stemming from the state’s budget crisis.
NEWS
December 21, 2010
With regard to Theodore Polychronis' letter ("Questions about Caruso and the City Council," Dec.15) about Rick Caruso's plans to take over two properties in order to expand the Americana at Brand, I can only say: Bravo. It's about time someone questioned the power Caruso wields in this city. Ever since Caruso forced a second Environmental Impact Report about the historic fire station in the way of his development, which conveniently concluded that it was not worth preserving, I have made a point to put my money where my mouth is, namely anywhere but in the shops and restaurants of the Americana.
NEWS
By Melanie Hicken, melanie.hicken@latimes.com | December 18, 2010
CITY HALL — The City Council this week called on state officials to reopen the Department of Motor Vehicles branch on Glenoaks Boulevard, citing outrage from residents since it was closed indefinitely last month after a nearly $1-million facelift. The branch at 1335 W. Glenoaks Blvd. was one of three offices that were closed as the DMV grapples with reduced staffing amid the state budget crisis. Each day the Glendale branch served about 1,200 customers who are now being directed to offices in Lincoln Park and Pasadena.
NEWS
By Veronica Rocha, veronica.rocha@latimes.com | October 30, 2010
GLENDALE— The Department of Motor Vehicles Glenoaks Boulevard branch, due to open Nov. 1 after a $900,000 facelift, will now be closed indefinitely due to limited staffing resources, officials announced Friday. The Glendale branch, at 1335 W. Glenoaks Blvd., was one of three offices selected to close because its doors had already been shut for more than two months for scheduled renovations, DMV spokeswoman Jan Mendoza said. The other two offices closing are in Santa Maria and West Covina.
NEWS
October 1, 2010
I would like to apply for any one of those positions that were held at the time the vote was cast for the renovation to the Department of Motor Vehicle in Glendale ("DMV closing for renovations," Aug. 10). I can't believe that it is being done at a time when this state is so broke. For months now, we have witnessed long lines due to employees losing days from their salary due to the state's lack of money. Yet, somehow, it was decided by some department to use funds that we don't have to renovate the DMV in Glendale?
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.
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