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CA Real IDs must meet federal guidelines, new CA motorist laws, Lakers are winning with speed




A car arrives at the State of California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) in Los Angeles, California on February 13, 2009.   The DMV, already infamous for long waiting times, is now further taxed as employees are off the job and the offices are closed two days a month as California government imposes its first-ever unpaid furlough to save money during the fiscal crisis.  The action is in connection with Schwarzenegger’s executive order that addresses the state’s 42 billion USD deficit and ongoing fiscal crisis.  Schwarzenegger has also threatened to lay off as many as 10,000 state employees if a new budget is not passed this week.  AFP PHOTO/ ROBYN BECK (Photo credit should read ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images)
A car arrives at the State of California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) in Los Angeles, California on February 13, 2009. The DMV, already infamous for long waiting times, is now further taxed as employees are off the job and the offices are closed two days a month as California government imposes its first-ever unpaid furlough to save money during the fiscal crisis. The action is in connection with Schwarzenegger’s executive order that addresses the state’s 42 billion USD deficit and ongoing fiscal crisis. Schwarzenegger has also threatened to lay off as many as 10,000 state employees if a new budget is not passed this week. AFP PHOTO/ ROBYN BECK (Photo credit should read ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images)
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We look at the status of the Real IDs that have so far been issued in California ahead of the 2020 deadline. Plus, we preview the new laws that will affect the state's motorists starting January first. And, how the Los Angeles Lakers are picking up the pace to win.

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Real IDs update

By 2020, Californians must get new drivers licenses from the DMV to use when flying. But federal officials say that the more than 2 million already issued do not follow guidelines. 

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