As of today, I am by DMV standards a Californian resident and my car is fully registered to legally drive here permanently!! It took a lot but I finally got it all done! I can say that they definitely do not make it an easy process for out of staters here! Whew! I passed the written test at the DMV and now must wait 3 to 4 weeks for my Californian drivers license to come in the mail.
Honestly, I was kinda sad when they punched a hole through my AZ license. That's the only one I've had my whole life and it's weird thinking that I won't have that anymore. Wow.. I am no longer legally/officially connected to Arizona. It's a brand new life! Here we go, ready or not! : )