I made an appointment online for the Simi Valley offices, and this morning, I got to the offices, took a number, and waited to be paged.
And right at 9:30 AM, I was called to a window. I had the paperwork already filled out in advance, so I turned it in, paid the renewal fee, then walked over to another area so I could my thumbprint scanned and my photo taken.
I then got my temporary license and checked my watch. It was 9:35 AM. Crazy!