(Originally appeared in the December 27th, 2011 edition of the Century City News)
In 1964 the Auto Club opened in Century City. They left in 1994 but returned on October 3rd of this year. This is the Automobile Club of Southern California’s West Los Angeles branch, that is now located at 1950 Century Park East.
The office serves nearly 90,000 Auto Club members living and working in Beverly Hills, Century City, West Los Angeles and other surrounding communities.
“We constantly evaluate how to better serve our members and the relative locations of our branches, and this move will allow the Auto Club to be more easily accessible to a greater number of members in the area,” said Pamela Shepherd, the Auto Club’s vice president for branch operations.
In addition to the relocated Century City branch, members in the West Los Angeles area can choose to visit Auto Club branches in Santa Monica at 2730 Santa Monica Blvd.; Culver City at 4512 Sepulveda Blvd.; or West Hollywood at 7100 Santa Monica Blvd. For a complete list of Auto Club branches, visit AAA.com/branches.
The Century City branch offers insurance, travel and automotive services, as well as most vehicle-related DMV transactions. Office hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. The phone number is unchanged at (310) 914-8500, and the branch manager is Michelle Gonsalves. For access to Auto Club services (except DMV) at any hour, residents can visit AAA.com.
Auto Club members and the public can use AAA Travel agency services at the Century City branch to plan tours and cruises, make worldwide and domestic airline reservations, book hotels and car rentals and obtain rail tickets and foreign currency. International travel services include passport, visa and customs information; low-cost passport photos; International Driver’s Permits and Mexico automobile insurance. Members receive special travel benefits and discounts, including complimentary TourBooks®, TripTiks®, and maps for auto travel.
The branch also includes experienced insurance sales professionals who can provide auto, watercraft, homeowners, life, umbrella, collector car and renter’s insurance services, according to Insurance Business Manager Tracy Williams-Bellard.
Here is a partial list of people that can help you with your Auto Club needs:
Michelle Gonsalves – District Office Manager – 310.203.6225
Stephanie Farmer – Administrator – 310.203.6204
Lula Body – Specialist DMV & Domestic Travel – 310.203.6213
La Shonda Mitchell – Bookkeeper – 310.203.6226
Marie Janvier – Specialist DMV & Domestic Travel – 310.203.6219
Thomas McMahon – Specialist DMV & Domestic Travel – 310.203.6216
Shawn Pogue – Specialist DMV & Domestic Travel – 310.203.6223
Vicki Rittenberg – Specialist DMV & Domestic Travel -310.203.6221
Mahvash Daghighian – Travel Agent – 310.203.6233
Robert Tickell – Travel Agent – 310.203.6232
Jan Froehlig – Travel Agent - 310.203.6249
Beverly Price – Travel Agent – 310.203.6228
Tracy Williams-Bellard – Insurance Business Manager – 310.203.6275
Shannon Frasier – Senior Insurance Service Rep. – 310.203.6244
Cynthia Smith – Insurance Service Rep. – 310.203.6205
Chris Zakarian – Sales Clerk – 310.203.6241
Scott Buccola – Sales Agent Insurance & Membership – 310.203.6259
Morad Zakariaei – Sales Agent Insurance & Membership – 310.203.6280
Frank Siciliano – Sales Agent Insurance & Membership – 310.203.6261
Fariba Yadegaran – Life Insurance – 310.203.6239
Feel free to reach out and welcome them back to Century City.