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Retro license plate proposal on the move

California lawmakers can’t roll back gas prices or revive eight-track tape players, but they soon may offer motorists something else from decades past: replica license plates.

Assembly Bill 1658 would allow the Department of Motor Vehicles to issue plates resembling those of the 1950s, through ’80s for a fee – $50 initially, $40 per year – to cover administrative costs and raise money for environmental projects.

Assemblyman Mike Gatto, a Los Angeles Democrat who proposed the bill, said it capitalizes on nostalgia and recent production of retro-style vehicles. “What’s old is new,” he says, “and it might make the state a little money, too.”

Plates would not be issued by the DMV until 7,500 had been ordered by the public. They would come in three classic designs, with black lettering on a yellow background, or yellow lettering on either a black or blue background.

The new plates would not be exact reproductions, however. Current plates have seven digits, for example, while those of decades past had six. Reflectivity and font-type standards also have changed through the decades.

AB 1658 received bipartisan support in the Assembly Transportation Committee, 14-0, and is awaiting action in the Assembly Appropriations Committee.

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November 9, 2013

By Juris Shibayama, MD

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I was driving home from work on the interstate in the right lane at approximately 70 miles per hour, following a truck. In the middle of the lane, there was a rusty three-pronged trailer hitch that was sticking up with the ball up in the air. The truck in front of me cleared the object. I did not have enough time to swerve to avoid the hitch, and it went below my car. I felt a firm “thud” as the hitch struck the bottom of the car, and it felt as though it even lifted the car up in the air. My assistant later found a gouge in the tarmac where the item scraped into the road. Somewhat shaken, I continued to drive.

About 30-45 seconds later, there was a warning on the dashboard display saying, “Car needs service. Car may not restart.” I continued to drive, hoping to get home. About one minute later, the message on the dashboard display read, “Please pull over safely. Car is shutting down.” I was able to fully control the car the entire time and safely pulled off the left shoulder on the side of the road. I got out of the car, and started to get all my belongings out. About 5-10 seconds after getting out of the car, smoke started to come from the front underbody of the car. I walked away from the vehicle to a distance of about 100 yards. More smoke started to come out of the bottom of the car, and about two minutes after I walked away, the front of the car caught on fire.

I am thankful to God that I was totally uninjured in any way from this impact. Had I not been in a Tesla, that object could have punched through the floor and caused me serious harm. From the time of impact of the object until the time the car caught fire was about five minutes. During this time, the car warned me that it was damaged and instructed me to pull over. I never felt as though I was in any imminent danger. While driving after I hit the object until I pulled over, the car performed perfectly, and it was a totally controlled situation. There was never a point at which I was anywhere even close to any flames.

The firemen arrived promptly and applied water to the flames. They were about to pry open the doors, so I pressed my key button and the handles presented and everything worked even though the front of the car was on fire. No flames ever reached the cabin, and nothing inside was damaged. I was even able to get my papers and pens out of the glove compartment.

This experience does not in any way make me think that the Tesla Model S is an unsafe car. I would buy another one in a heartbeat.

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Sometimes a car deal sounds too good to be true – in which case, it may very well turn out to be a salvage. Most times you want to steer clear of these. Case in point involves vehicles with a salvage title.

When a vehicle has a salvage title, it typically means that at some point in its history it has been declared a total loss by an insurance company. This could be the result of an accident, fire, vandalism or other natural or man-made disaster. The damage the vehicle sustained has to be worth 75 percent of more of its value. Stolen vehicles that were recovered could also wind up with a salvage title in some states.

Another instance where a car ultimately carries a salvage title is government cars used for testing. After the testing is complete and the government has no further use for them, they are sold with a salvage title.

The salvage title is issued by the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV), depending on the state, after going through an inspection. Note that inspection procedures vary from one state to another, with some being a simple VIN and emissions system check and others requiring a full inspection. Once a car has a salvage title, it cannot be driven, sold or titled in its current condition.

Salvage title cars may be able to be repaired and the DMV could issue a new title after a safety inspection. The vehicle will be “branded” as a salvage-title or restored salvage or resalvaged vehicle so that any prospective buyers know what they’re getting.

Is buying a car with a salvage title that’s been repaired always a bad idea? Experts say that if you have the time, money and are willing to go through having the vehicle properly repaired, a salvage title vehicle may be one choice. On the other hand, it could be a lengthy and expensive proposition, one that you might be better to avoid. Stick with a thoroughly inspected and mechanically sound used vehicle sold by a reputable dealer or private seller.

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Agents confirmed on Tuesday, Oct. 29, that a search warrant was served at the address of 6990 Wyndham Drive, Riverside. — STAN LIM/STAFF PHOTOGRAPHER

BY DEBRA GRUSZECKI and BRIAN ROKOS | STAFF WRITERS

Two auto-sales businesses and a luxury home in Riverside were raided Tuesday morning by state agents and the Riverside County district attorney’s office as search warrants relating to an investigation into suspicions of sales-tax fraud were served on the occupants.

The warrants, obtained by the state Franchise Tax Board and Board of Equalization, included a probable-cause arrest warrant, said Tami Grimes, a spokeswoman for the Franchise Tax Board’s criminal investigation bureau.


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Agents entered the home at 7 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 29, Grimes said. The two businesses were searched at 8 a.m., she added.

Investigators at the county and state level declined to reveal details of the probe.

Fraud involving the automotive sales industry can take many forms. Investigations can range from sales tax evasion and employment-tax fraud to money laundering. One tool the government has to stem illegal activity is a law requiring cash payments of more than $10,000 to be reported to tax authorities.

In California, the main tax agency is the Franchise Tax Board. It provides information to the public about taxes owed, and investigates claims of tax fraud. The Board of Equalization collects sales and use taxes, and handles all reports of corporate sales or use tax fraud.

A One Auto Center, a used-car dealer, was launched in 1998 by Ahmad and Nader Samir, according to 2007 published reports in The Press-Enterprise and Entrepreneur magazine. That year, the company claiming its base in San Bernardino made the “Hot 500” rankings at No. 348 for 2006 sales of $56 million and 120 employees.

On Tuesday, both businesses were closed through the day.

State agents could be seen in the parking lots at various times, lugging banker’s boxes toward rented moving vans. At one point, a customer of the San Bernardino car sales company approached a Franchise Tax Board agent to ask if he could go inside to get the registration a car he said he bought.

Turned away, the customer said the agent he’d spoken with told him the business would likely reopen Wednesday. He left the scene, declining to give his name.

Just after 3 p.m., police from the state Board of Equalization and Franchise Tax Board removed a computer and at least four boxes of evidence from the Wyndham Hill house and put them in an unmarked white van.

Riverside County property records say the home is owned by Sami Nader, whose name also appears on several company-name variations of A-One Auto. He is listed as Sami Naden on corporate filings for A-One Auto Center Riverside Inc., a company listed by the state as being suspended.

Nader could not be reached for comment.

Throughout the day, there was no sign of any of the residents at the home or the businesses.

 

The online real-estate service Zillow.com describes the custom single-story home at 6990 Wyndham Hill Drive as Riverside’s “Taj Mahal.”

County records say the home purchased by Nader in April 2008 carries a value of $1.5 million, after the standard $7,000 homestead-tax exemption.

The narrative on the Zillow report, which is usually written by a real estate agent and can be edited by the property owner, says the seven-bedroom, five-bath home on 2.2 acres at one point received more than $2 million in improvements such as waterfalls, three full-size pools, a sauna, sports court, covered patios, fish tanks and gazebos.

The white house on the corner lot stands out, even among other fancy homes on the street. It stands behind a copper-colored wrought-iron fence punctuated by gold-colored medallions. Two granite fountains spill water into small pools on either side of the walkway.

And then there are the statues and sculptures, ranging from lions to Grecian-style women.

Two Bentleys and one Jaguar — all with paper auto dealer plates on them — were parked on the property Tuesday afternoon.

The property at 6990 Wyndham Hill is connected to a home at 6960 Wyndham Hill by an outside staircase.

Property records could not be immediately found at the county for 6960 Wyndham Hill. However, the Zillow listing says that 7,892-square-foot home has “expansion plans for about 24,000 square feet.”

This is not the first time police have raided a home on Wyndham Hill.

In September 2011, papers were served at the house across the street that was being rented by former San Bernardino Airport developer Scot Spencer. The raid came after a two-year grand jury investigation into airport operations.

Contributing to this report: Staff videographer Chris Ercoli, cercoli@pe.com, and staff writer Timothy Guy, tguy@pe.com

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Odometer Fraud

Odometer fraud is the illegal practice of rolling back odometers to make it appear that a motor vehicle has lower mileage than it actually does. Any person who disconnects, resets, or alters the odometer on a motor vehicle with the intent to defraud a subsequent purchaser or lessee is in violation of federal law. See 49 U.S.C. 32701-32711. Penalties can include a civil fine of up to $2000 for each violation and imprisonment for up to three years. Violators may also be liable in a private lawsuit for three times the actual damages or $1500, whichever is greater.

Disclosures

Federal law requires that any person transferring ownership of a motor vehicle to provide the transferee a written disclosure of the cumulative mileage registered on the odometer OR IF THE ACTUAL MILEAGE IS UNKNOWN a disclosure to that effect. That disclosure is to be contained on the title issued in connection with each transfer.

The written disclosure must be signed by the transferor, including his printed name. The transferor must certify that to the best of his knowledge, the odometer reading reflects the actual mileage, or that the odometer reading reflects the amount of mileage in excess of the designed mechanical odometer limit. If the transferor knows that the odometer reading differs from the mileage, he must include a statement that the odometer reading does not reflect the actual mileage and should not be relied upon. In addition, the disclosure must contain the following information:

  • The odometer reading at the time of the transfer (not including tenths of miles);
  • The date of the transfer;
  • The transferor’s name and current address;
  • The transferee’s name and current address; and
  • The identity of the vehicle, including its make, model, year, and body type, and its vehicle identification number.

The written disclosure must also refer to the Federal law and shall state that failure to complete or providing false information may result in fines and/or imprisonment.

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The Red Flags Rule requires many businesses and organizations to implement a written Identity Theft Prevention Program designed to detect the warning signs — or “red flags” — of identity theft in their day-to-day operations. By identifying red flags in advance, businesses will be better equipped to spot suspicious patterns that may arise — and take steps to prevent a red flag from escalating into a costly episode of identity theft.

Resources on this site can help business people educate their staff and colleagues about complying with the Red Flags Rule.

What Compliance Looks Like

Your Identity Theft Prevention Program is a “playbook” that must include reasonable policies and procedures for detecting, preventing, and mitigating identity theft. Your Program should enable your organization to:

  1. identify relevant patterns, practices, and specific forms of activity — the “red flags” — that signal possible identity theft;
  2. incorporate business practices to detect red flags;
  3. detail your appropriate response to any red flags you detect to prevent and mitigate identity theft; and
  4. be updated periodically to reflect changes in risks from identity theft.

The Red Flags Rule also includes guidelines to help financial institutions and creditors develop and implement a Program, including a supplement that offers examples of red flags.

The FTC and the federal financial agencies have issued Frequently Asked Questions and answers to help businesses comply with the Rule.

Who Must Comply with the Red Flags Rule?

The Rule requires “financial institutions” and “creditors” that hold consumer accounts designed to permit multiple payments or transactions — or any other account for which there is a reasonably foreseeable risk of identity theft — to develop and implement an Identity Theft Prevention Program for new and existing accounts. The definition of “financial institution” includes:

  • all banks, savings associations, and credit unions, regardless of whether they hold a transaction account belonging to a consumer; and
  • anyone else who directly or indirectly holds a transaction account belonging to a consumer.

A change in the law on December 18, 2010 amended the the definition of “creditor,” and limits the circumstances under which creditors are covered. The new law covers creditors who regularly, and in the ordinary course of business, meet one of three general criteria. They must:

  • obtain or use consumer reports in connection with a credit transaction;
  • furnish information to consumer reporting agencies in connection with a credit transaction; or
  • advance funds to — or on behalf of — someone, except for funds for expenses incidental to a service provided by the creditor to that person.

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The latest list of the most stolen vehicles in California has been released by the National Insurance Crime Bureau, based on reports from law enforcement agencies last year.

The NICB reports that the Central Valley cities of Fresno, Sacramento, Modesto and Stockton were among the hottest spots in the U.S. for stolen cars and trucks.

Fresno earned the dubious title of ‘Stolen Car Capitol of America’ with 7,559 auto thefts.

Here are last year’s top 10 most stolen vehicles in California:

  1. 1991 Honda Accord
  2. 1995 Honda Civic
  3. 1989 Toyota Camry
  4. 1994 Acura Integra
  5. 1994 Nissan Sentra
  6. 2003 Toyota Corolla
  7. 1999 Chevrolet full-size pickup
  8. 1997 Nissan Altima
  9. 1995 Saturn SL
  10. 1988 Toyota 4X2 pickup

Older cars and light trucks are targeted by auto thieves because of the high value of their parts. As well, many older vehicles are not insured against theft.

The NICB declared, however, that motor vehicle thefts are declining.

Better anti-theft technology, OnStar and LoJack systems, plus increased use of ‘bait’ vehicles in sting operations by police all contribute to decreased numbers of stolen vehicles in California.

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