Disco Bay Light Show Wows Neighbors – VIDEO

One Discovery Bay neighborhood is really lighting things up! This holiday light show runs across 3 houses and even offers a radio station so viewers can hear the show. Check out the video and see for yourself!

What do you think? What this guy as your neighbor? Is there other houses that have exceptional lighting displays? Let us know in the comments below!

Concord DUI Checkpoint Planned for Saturday


There will be a DUI checkpoint on Saturday in Concord! We will be releasing the times and locations of the checkpoints soon! Stay Informed!

If you would like to updated on DUI checkpoints in Contra Costa, it’s HIGHLY recommended that you joining our email list, Facebook page, twitter feed or bookmark us and check back often!  We will continue to make people of Contra Costa County aware of DUI Checkpoints, Smog Checkpoints, Saturation Patrols, and other travel related events. As far as we know, DiabloReporter.com is the ONLY site that gives out specific times and locations of checkpoints in the County.

Law enforcement throughout Contra Costa County will be cracking down on drunk drivers this weekend. As part of the Avoid the 25, the anti-DUI task force will deploy officers countywide to arrest drunk drivers and keep the public aware of the dangers of driving while impaired. People making plans for weekend trips and parties are encouraged to use a designated sober driver to prevent arrests or accidents. Drive safe and be responsible.

To report a checkpoints or for more information on the legalities concerning checkpoints, please visit or DUI page.

If you happen to drive through the checkpoint tonight, send us your pictures or videos to diabloreporter@hush.com or submit the info here and we would be happy to share them with the rest of the community!

Local Residents Brace For Powerful Storm


Yesterday, local residences scrambled to prepare for the arrival of the Bay Area’s biggest winter storm in 10 years. Residences have been busy cleaning raincutters, sandbagging driveways and doing last minute grocery shopping in preparation for the storm.  The powerful storm is expected to blast the Bay Area today with bursts of rain and gusts of wind up to 70 mph.

The National Weather Service has issued a Flash Flood Watch in effect from this evening through late Thursday night. A High Wind Warning is in effect  until 10 p.m. Thursday. The National Weather Service has also issued a High Surf Advisory for coastal areas in effect from 10 p.m. tonight until 10 am. Friday.

The storm prompted Oakland school district followed by San Francisco, Berkeley & Alameda school districts to close schools. San Lorenzo Valley schools in the Santa Cruz Mountains also will close.


The Contra Costa County Office of the Sheriff is providing information on sandbags for the unincorporated areas. Residents must provide their own shovel and transportation. Sand and bags are available at:

Bay Point – Ambrose Recreation & Park Center —3105 Willow Pass Road, Bay Point. West side of the parking lot next to one of the trees approximately ¾ of the way back to the playing fields. Sandbags are cached in a container on site at the sand cradle.

Oakley – Senior Center, 215 Second Street, Oakley. Materials are located at the south end of the parking lot beside a large tree adjacent to the Office of the Sheriff Delta Station.

Pacheco – County Public Works, 2475 Waterbird Way, Pacheco. Sandbags are cached in a container on site at the sand cradle.

Walnut Creek – Howe Homestead, 2950 Walnut Boulevard, Walnut Creek. Materials are located in the parking lot.

Here’s a couple of quick tips to keep in mind with this storm coming:

  • Expect delays traveling to or from SF by air. The SFO airport website reports that flights will likely be delayed due to “weather and low ceilings.”
  • Often storms like this one lead to mass power outages. Make sure you have a supply of candles and test your flashlights tonight to see if the batteries are fresh.
  • SF Public Works tweeted that the Great Highway will be closed from 10 p.m. tonight to 10 p.m. tomorrow.
  •  There is a high surf advisory through Friday, issued by the National Weather Service. The agency warns of swells up to 15 to 20 feet, a high threat of sneaker waves (these are waves that appear to come
  • out of nowhere), and strong currents. The Environmental Protection Agency cautions people not to visit the beach during rainstorms or immediately after, as sewer run-off can make the water contaminated with bacteria.
  • In light of the predicted deluge the Northern California Family Dog Rescue is looking for temporary foster parents for some of their outside dogs. You can volunteer by emailing adopt@norcalfamilydogrescue.org and do your part to keep a shelter pup warm and dry. And if you have pets of your own, make sure to keep them inside or at least within a covered area during the storm.

Today’s traffic will be wet with delays. Drive safe and plan ahead so there’s no rushing. You can receive updates on the storm at #bayareastorm

Kids Holiday Sing Along & Story Time – Free


Pottery Barn is hosting a kids story time! See the above flyer for more details.

Free Kids Book Giveaway Today – Just Show Up!


Half Price Books is offering a FREE book to kids today just for showing up!

Kids, it’s time to gather ‘round for your favorite Half Price Books holiday. It’s their second annual celebration of BOOKSGIVING DAY!

Join them at your neighborhood Half Price Books location on Booksgiving Day, Saturday, Nov. 22 at 1 p.m. Every child who attends will receive a free book to take home and add to their library, or start a new one! *Limit one preselected book per child while supplies last.

If you aren’t a kid but want to participate, how about picking up a copy of your favorite kid’s book and sharing it with a special child in your life?

Let’s get a book to every child, in every home!

The books donated on Booksgiving Day are part of Half Price Books Million Book Donation Project, which has donated more than 1.3 million books to non-profit organizations and schools in 2014.

Do It Herself Holiday Marquee Workshop – Free


Come out to Home Depot to do a DIY inspired project just for women. This month’s project is to learn to make a Holiday Marquee. You will learn the skills to create a unique festive sign designed by Ana White.

Where: Any Home Depot Store
When: Thursday, November 20                                 Time: 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM
Who: Women
How: Click here to register!

Lost Kitten Adopted – Forever Home Found


We are pleased to announce the lost kitten has been adopted out to a great home! Thank you to everyone for getting the word out.  She’s got a great life in front of her and is in good hands. Thank you for your help!

Beautiful Lost Kitten Seeks Forever Home


This beautiful kitten was once roaming the rough streets of Concord now she’s looking to all of us to help find her a sweet pad and kind buddy to stay with.

So we received an email from one of our readers that’s looking to adopt out a lost kitten. If anyone is interested in adopting her or available to foster her and continue the search for her forever home, email us at DiabloReporter@hush.com and we will forward your information to the contact with the kitten. If your not interested but still want to help, please share this post using the links below! Thank you!

Greetings all,

Last week I found a stray kitten (3-6 months) in our backyard. I’ve tried to track down an owner with no luck. Unfortunately we can’t keep her. I’m hoping I can find her a home or perhaps a foster home. Please share this with your readers! She’s a very sweet girl and I’m looking for someone to give her a chance! We’ve nicknamed her Lucky.

She was really hungry when I found her. She’s very affection, loves to follow you around and happy to seat by your side all day. She’s definitely a sweet heart. She is completely housebroken, litter trained with no accidents. She seems to be agreeable to other animals as long as they are nice and gentle with her. She’s small, slender with a petite frame. It’s unknown if she’s spayed but she is clean, no worms or fleas.

She would make a great companion animal! She’s a little food aggressive towards people food but I think that’s because she was out hungry for a while. Please email if you can help out in anyway! Asking $10 adoption fee (to avoid just giving her away for free). We are really more concerned that she gets a loving home. She’s located in Concord. Thank you!!!


Veteran’s Day Freebies & Deals 2014 – SHARE


Help us honor our brave men and women by passing this list along to Veterans and active duty military men and women that you know! With this list we can help them get FREE haircuts, FREE Car Washes, FREE event admissions, FREE Steak Dinners, FREE lunches, FREE Pancakes, FREE Coffee, FREE desserts, FREE Oil Changes, FREE pizza, FREE Appetizers, FREE beer, FREE wedding dress, FREE bed and breakfast stays and so much more!!!

There are many businesses and organizations that honor our brave men and women on this day by giving them freebies, discounts, deals and other specials. These benefits are available everyday, year round.

****Special thanks to my brother, National Guard member (and personal hero) and the thousands of men and women that have and continue to put their lives on the line in service to protect the American people and the American way of life. Your service is appreciated and you are not forgotten. Thank you!****


NOTE: These offers may require valid military or veteran identification or paperwork to redeem. It’s highly recommended that you call ahead to make sure the location is participating.

★★ - Indicates offers available in the San Francisco Bay Area.

★ A1A Ale Works (St. Augustine) – Free craft beer or appetizer for veterans and active military personnel 11/11
★ America’s Service Station – Atlanta Free Basic Oil Changes to all Veterans and Active Duty Military Personnel — as well as spouses of deployed members 11/10 & 11/11
★★ Applebee’s FREE Meal for Vets and Active Duty Military 11/11
★ Aquarium of the Pacific Free Military Admission (Long Beach, CA) 11/11
★ Arooga’s Grille House & Sports Bar (PA)Free Meal for Veterans and Active Duty Military 11/11
★ Baker’s Square Free Breakfast for Veterans and Active Duty Military 11/11
★ Bar Louie Free Appetizer or Entree (up to $12) for Veterans and Active Military 11/10 & 11/11
★ Big River Grille Free craft beer or appetizer for veterans and active military personnel 11/11
★★ BJ’s Restaurant Free meal, valued up to $9.95 11/11
★ Bluewater Grille (Chattanooga) Free craft beer or appetizer for veterans and active military personnel 11/11
★ Bob Evans Free All-you-can-eat Pancakes for all Veterans and Active Military 11/11
★ Buehler’s Fresh Foods Free Breakfast Meal and Coffee for Vets 11/11
★★ California Pizza Kitchen Free Entree for all Veterans and Active Military 11/11
★ Carrabba’s Free Appetizer for all  Veterans and Active Military 11/6 – 11/11
★★ Cattlemans Free Sirloin Steak Dinner for Veterans and Active Military 11/11
★ Cheeseburger in Paradise Free All-American Burger with fries to active and retired military personnel 11/11
★★ Chili’s Free meal if you are a veteran or on active military duty 11/11
★ City Barbeque  Free Sandwich platter to all military veterans and troops 11/11
★★ Claim Jumper Meal for Vets 11/10
★ Coffee Beanery Free Coffee for Veterans and Active Duty Military 11/11
★ Colonial Williamsburg Free Admission for Active duty military, reservists, retirees, veterans, and their direct dependents 11/7 – 11/11
★ Cotton Patch Free Chicken Fried Steak or Chicken for ALL Active Duty and Veterans 11/11
★ Cracker Barrel Free Double Chocolate Fudge Coca-Cola Cake Dessert for Veterans 11/11
★ Craftworks Restaurants & Breweries Free craft beer or appetizer for veterans and active military personnel 11/11
★★ Denny’s Free Grand Slam Breakfast for active, non-active and retired military – 5am – noon 11/11
★ Duke’s Chowder House Free Bowl of Chowder for EVERYONE  11/11
★ East Coast Wings Free Appetizer or Dessert for Veterans 11/11
★★Einstein’s Bagels Free coffee 11/11
★ Famous Dave’s Free One Meat Salute (meat, a corn muffin, and a side) former & active military – 11 – 4:30 on 11/11
★ Fatz Cafe Free Entree (up to $12.99) for Vets and Active Military  11/11 – Details HERE
★ Figaro’s Pizza Free medium 1-topping pizza for any current or former member of the U.S. armed forces 11/11
★ FiRE+iCE Free Lunch or Dinner for Veterans and Military and their Families 11/11
★ Friendly’s FREE Breakfast, Lunch or Dinner for Veterans and Active Military
★ Fuddruckers Deluxe Bar & Grill in Newport News, Virginia Free Burger & Fries for active and retired military personnel 11/11
★★ Golden Corral Free Thank You Dinner for Veterans 11/17 (NOT on Veterans’s Day)
★ Gordon Biersch Brewery Free craft beer or appetizer for veterans and active military personnel 11/11
★ Granite City Food & Brewery Free Lunch for all Vets 11am – 3pm 11/11
★★ Great Clips Free Haircut for active/inactive/retired military member of any branch, including the National Guard Valid thru 12/31/14
★ Greene Turtle Free Meal for Vets and Active Military 11/11
Handel’s Homemade Ice Cream & Yogurt Free Single Cone for Veterans and Military Personnel 11/11
★★ Hooters Free Entree (up to $10.99) for Vets and Active Military 11/11
★★ IHOP Free Red, White and Blue Pancakes to Veterans and Active-Duty Military Personnel 11/11
★ Knotts Berry Farm Free Admission for Vets
★★ Krispy Kreme Coffee & Doughnut for Vets and Active Military 11/11
★ Krystal Free Sausage Biscuit to any active or retired service member with military ID 11/11
★ LaMar’s Donuts  Free donut and 12-ounce coffee for veterans and active military 11/11
★ Lone Star Steakhouse Free Texas Rose, Potato Skins, Spinach & Artichoke Dip, Fried Green Beans or Spicy White Queso for  active-duty, reserve and retired service-member 11/11
★ Marco’s Pizza Free Medium 1 Topping Pizza for veterans and active military service personnel 11/11
★ Max & Erma’s  Free 3-Course Combo for Veterans 11/11
★★ McCormick & Schmick’s Free Meal for Veterans on Sunday, November 9, 2014
★ MOD Pizza Free individual, artisan-style pizza (MOD size) or hand-tossed salad for Vets & Active Duty Military 11/11
★ National Parks Free National Parks Admission on 11/11 for everyone
★★ Noah’s Bagels Free coffee for Veterans & Military 11/11
★ Old Chicago Pizza & Taproom Free craft beer or appetizer for veterans and active military personnel 11/11
★★ Olive Garden Free Entree for all Veterans and active members of the military 11/11
★★ On the Border Free Create your own Combo upon presentation of Military ID or Proof of Service 11/11
★ Operation Uplink Free Phone Calls 11/11
★ Orange Leaf Frozen Yogurt Free Cup of Froyo, up to 11 ounces, for all retired and active-duty military personnel 11/11
★★ Outback Steakhouse Free Bloomin’ Onion and Beverage for active and retired Military Personnel 11/11
★ Pie Five Pizza Free Individualized Pizza for active-duty, reserve and retired service-members 11/11
★★ Pizza Factory Free lunch special or a Free scrumptious, lunch buffet for Veterans 11/11
★ Pizza Schmizza Free Slice of Pizza for veterans as well as currently serving members of the nation’s armed forces 11/11
★ Primanti Bros. Free Primanti Bros. Sandwich; 4PM to close 11/11
★ Quaker Steak & Lube (Wisconsin) Free Entree for Vets up to $12.99 11/11
★ Red Hot & Blue Free Entree for Veterans with BOGO Coupon 11/10 – 11/12
★★ Red Lobster Free Appetizer for veterans, active duty and active serving military, and reservists 11/10 – 11/1
★★ Red Robin Red’s Tavern Double Burger with Bottomless Steak Fries to all Veterans and Active Duty Military 11/11
★ Rock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery Free craft beer or appetizer for veterans and active military personnel 11/11
★ Ruby Tuesday Free Appetizer to all veterans, active duty and reserve service members
★ Shoney’s All-American Burger to All Veterans and Troops 11/11
★★ Sizzler Free Lunch & Beverage for Veterans & Active Duty Military until 4pm 11/11
★★ Starbucks Free Tall Coffee to Veterans, Active Duty Service Members and Military Spouses 11/11
★★Tahoe Joe – Free Steak Dinner with purchase of a entree 11/11
★★ TGI Friday’s Free lunch for all veterans from 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM on 11/11
★ Texas Land & Cattle Free Shared Plate (Appetizer) for active-duty, reserve and retired service-members 11/11
★★ Texas Roadhouse Free Lunch for Active, Former or Retired Military 11/11
★ Tim Horton’s Free Donut for active and inactive U.S. military veterans 11/11
★★ Tony Roma’s Free Draft Beer veterans and active military personnel 11/11
★★Travel Centers of America Free Meal at full restaurant locations on 11/11
★ Tubby’s Grilled Submarines Free Sub for Vets and Active Military 11/11
★ Tucanos Brazilian Grill Free Shrimp Skewer for Current and Past Military 11/8 – 11/11 Locations
★ Tucanos Brazilian Grill Free Dessert when you Share Your Salute for anyone
★ Twin Peaks Free 2015 calendar to the first 100 service men and women 11/11
★ Village Inn Free Breakfast for Vets and Active Military 11/11
★ Wayback Burgers Free Item from the Menu for Veterans and active duty military personnel 11/11
★ Woody’s Bar-B-Q Will honor veterans with a gift certificate for a F433 entrée 11/11
★ 54th Street Grill Free Entree up $12  11/11


Free Bridal Gowns at Koda Bridal – Koda Bridal in PA will be giving away bridal gowns to military brides on November 11, 2014, from 12-6 PM. You must register using their contact form as well as call to make an appointment before showing up.

Free Dental Work at The John Fornetti Center – Veterans can get a free extraction, filling, or hygiene cleaning on Tuesday, November 11, between 8 AM and 3 PM at The John Fornetti Center for Dental Implants & Aesthetics in Iron Mountain, MI.

Free Admission to LEGOLAND Florida – Now until November 23, 2014 veterans can get free admission into LEGOLAND Florida as well as discounted tickets for their guests.

Free Golf at Foster Park Golf Course - Veterans and active military can play golf for free on Veterans Day at Foster Park Golf Course in Fort Wayne, IN.

Free Admission to Tampa’s Lowry Park Zoo – This Veterans Day, active duty military personnel and veterans receive free admission to Tampa’s Lowry Park Zoo. Individuals can bring 3 dependents for free admission as well.

Free Admission to World of Coca-Cola in Atlanta – Members of the Armed Forces (active duty and veterans) get free admission to the World of Coca-Cola in Atlanta when they show their valid Armed Forces ID card. Between November 8-16, half-price tickets can also be purchased for friends and family.

Free Massage Session at Massage Envy Spa – Massage Envy Spa is giving out free 1-hour massage therapy session to veterans, active duty military, and their spouses on Veterans Day from 8 AM to 10 PM. Participating locations include Maumee, OH and Toledo, OH as well as the following Michigan locations: Bloomfield, Northville, Rochester Hills, Hampton Village, Traver Village, and West Bloomfield.

Free Dry Cleaning at $1.99 Any Garment Cleaners – Veterans and current military members can bring in 10 pieces of garments and have them dry cleaned for free now though the end of November.

Free Meal at Panera Bread – FREE You Pick Two Meal! Please note that a valid proof of ID will be required (or just wear your uniform). Limit 1 per person. 11/11

Free Jefferson Lines Bus Travel – Now through November 11, veterans can visit any nine Jefferson Lines locations to get a free one-way or roundtrip bus ticket as long as the initial departure date is on Veterans Day.

Ideal Massage’s Free 30 Minute Massage – All through November, veterans and active military members can get a gift card for a free 30 minute massage at Ideal Massage. The gift card doesn’t expire, which means it can be used any time after November as well.

CrossFit Great Ones – Veterans who sign up as new members at CrossFit Great Ones in Margate, FL can get a free two week pass.

Free Ferry Ride to Caladesi Island – On Veterans Day, veterans and active military members can get a free ferry ride to Caladesi Island. Guests can also join them and will get $2.00 off their price.

Free Chuck E. Cheese’s Tokens – From November 9 through November 15, all veterans and active duty military can visit Chuck E. Cheese’s to get 20 free tokens. To get the free tokens, you must show military ID or other proof of service when visiting any of the 500+ participating locations.

Free Lung Cancer Screening at Mather Hospital – From November 10-14, Mather Hospital in Port Jefferson, NY is offering a free Lung Cancer Screening for anyone (not just veterans) who may be at risk for lung cancer. The assessment is a series of questions that can identify if you should get a chest CT scan.

Free Admission to Harley-Davidson Museum – On November 8-9 and 11, Harley-Davidson Museum is offering free admission to all active military, veterans, and their families. A valid ID is required for entrance and one adult can bring up to 4 children under 18 years of age.

Free Queen Mary Admission – Active and retired military personnel can get free admission to explore The Queen Mary in Long Beach, CA on Veterans Day, while their family members can get 30% off their Queen Mary Passports. Valid military ID or other proof of service is required.

Free Admission to Mount Vernon – On November 11 from 9 AM to 4 PM, all active duty, former, and retired military personnel get free entrance to Mount Vernon.

Free Twin Peaks Restaurant Calendar & Offers – Visit Twin Peaks on Veterans Day and the first 100 service men and women with military ID will get a free calendar with over $160 in offers.

Free Car Wash and Oil Change at Delta Sonic – Delta Sonic Stations will be giving veterans and military members free car washes and oil changes on Veterans Day.
Free Screenings of Honor Flight – The public gets free admission to see the movie Honor Flight at various locations this year: Zanesville, OH (11 AM November 8), Wilmington, OH(2 PM November 9), Lusby, MD (1 PM November 10), Prince Frederick, MD (1:15 PM November 11, Room 119), Wichita, KS (6 PM November 11), and Waupun WI (November 15).

Free Birmingham Zoo Admission – The Birmingham Zoo in Birmingham, AL is removing entrance fees on November 10 and November 11 for all active and retired military personnel and their families. Bring military identification.

Free Haircuts at Frank’s Barbershop – Frank’s Barbershop in Knoxville, TN is giving outfree haircuts on Veterans Day for all veterans and active service members.

Free Admission and Film at Frontiers of Flight Museum – On November 8, veterans get free admission to Frontiers of Flight Museum in Dallas, TX for a screening of the World War 2 POW documentary film 4-4-43.

Free Veterans Day Honor Album Download – Get a free download of the Veterans Day Honor album from Amazon, complete with 12 free songs.

★Free Bed & Breakfast Stay for Vets – 11/10 & 11/11
★Free American Flag Window Cling
★ Free Food for Vets


  • Home Depot 10% Veterans Day Discount- Home Depot is branching their military discount out to include all veterans for Veterans Day. Veterans can save 10% off any purchase.
  • Lowe’s 10% Military Discount – Lowe’s has a 10% military discount for current, retired, and VA members. This also applies to immediate family.
  • Dollar General 11% Veterans Day Discount – Veterans, active military members, and their families will get 11% off their in-store or online purchase at Dollar General on Veterans Day.
  • Family Dollar 15% Discount – Print out this coupon to get 15% off your entire purchase at Family Dollar on November 11. This is for active duty or retired military, National Guard, veterans, and their families.
  • JCPenney 20% Discount – JCPenney will give anyone with this coupon and a military ID or proof of service 20% off their purchases November 3-15, in-store only.
  • Publix 10% Veterans Day Discount – Publix is offering 10% off items purchased on Veterans Day, with restrictions, given a valid form of military identification is shown.
  • Jo Ann Fabric and Craft Stores – Past and present military members plus their dependents will get 20% off their total purchase at Jo Ann’s November 7-11.
  • Red Roof Inn 15% Discount – During the month of November, those with a military ID can get 15% off their stay at Red Roof Inn.
  • Harris Teeter 11% Discount – Veterans will get 11% off their grocery bill on Veterans Day.
  • Half-price Tickets to World of Coca-Cola in Atlanta – Veterans and active duty military can purchase half-price tickets to World of Coca-Cola between November 8 and November 16.
  • 50% Off SeaWorld Admission – Active and retired military can get up to 6 half-priced single-day tickets into SeaWorld in San Diego, CA. This offer is valid through December 21, 2014, but booking must be done by November 11.
  • World Market – From November 8th-11th, Active Duty Military and Veterans can snag 20% off your entire purchase at your local World Market store – valid in-store only!
  • 25% Off Kingsmill Resort Rooms – Valid between November 7 and 13, veterans and active duty military personnel who show military ID can get 25% off the regular room rates at Kingsmill Resort.
  • Southampton Inn Discounted Rooms – Veterans who stay at Southampton Inn between November 7 and 13 can get a special discounted room price of $100 a night (not including taxes). Military ID is required.
  • $20 Off at Wudy Werks – During the whole month of November, purchases made at Wudy Werks can be discounted by $20 in honor of Veterans Day. Use the code XMAS2014 at checkout to apply the discount.
  • Sleep Number Mattress Discounts – With a valid military or veteran’s ID, individuals can get $400-$700 off selected Sleep Number mattress’ through November 16, 2014. This offer is not valid online.
  • Rack Room Shoes 10% Discount – Military personnel and their dependents can show a valid military ID at Rack Room Shoes on Tuesday, November 11 to receive 10% off their total purchase.
  • Yankee Candle offers a 10% Military Discount to active and retired military in addition to any sale or promotion. It is available every day on every purchase in retail stores, outlet stores, and online. Call your local store for more details.
  • $5 Admission to Mariner’s Museum – Active duty and retired military, veterans, and their families can get into Mariners’ Museum for a discounted price of $5 between 9 AM on November 8 through 5 PM on Veterans Day, November 11. This price admits up to 4 people.

Save Time – DMV Online Appointments


Don’t get caught up in all the drama and stress! Save Time, Go Online!

 Doing business with the DMV online has never been easier. The DMV offers an array of services to customers 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, including online advance appointments for written and drive tests; vehicle registration and driver license renewals, selection of personalized license plates, changes of address and payment of fees via secure debit transactions. Customers can also effect transactions by calling DMV customer service at(800) 777–0133.

For more information about the DMV or to access the online services, visit their website at www.dmv.ca.gov.

I know we have ALL experienced frustrations at the DMV, what was your worst one? What was your longest wait time? Have you ever had a quick and painless experience? Tell us about it and comment below!