Done and Done.*
After spending almost 4 weeks sending faxes, talking to agents at the DMV and my insurance company and sending **even** more faxes, I am pleased to annouce that my MINI is, once again, 100% legal (kinda) to drive on the roads of California.
Now, on to the repairs!
*Yes, I do post typos on Twitter. And, 100% legality comes after I replace my gas cap.