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lemon grove truck and body fumes complaints san diego

Lemon Grove Truck Body & Equipment is one of several body shops at 8373 and 8377 Broadway. They have received more air complaints than any other auto paint operations in recent years. Photo by Ingrid Lobet, inewsource, July 21, 2016.


In San Diego’s Lincoln Park neighborhood, a report came in: fumes from spray paint and thinner so thick the caller had problems breathing and was going to pass out.

Crews knocked down a blaze at a strip mall of auto body-related businesses the night of July 12 in Thousand Oaks, CA, officials said.

UTI-Long Beach Celebrates its First Graduating Class

UTI-Long Beach’s first graduating class.

On July 1, UTI’s Long Beach campus celebrated its first-ever graduating class with a ceremony attended by more than 100 students, their families and friends, faculty, and staff.

Eight Southern California Firestone locations are among more than 20 in the state that were cited in a complaint accusing the Tennessee-based auto repair chain of fraud, making misleading statements and other violations.

Lusid Technologies Gives Lakeside Paint & Body “Glamour Affect with Economic Value”

George Toth, owner of Lakeside Paint & Body, smiles for the camera while behind his desk.


Lakeside Paint & Body has been in the same location, with the same telephone number, using the same personable approach to customer service since its doors first opened in 1968.

Eco Repair Changes the Way BMW Collision Center Fixes Cars

New Century BMW in Alhambra, CA was chosen as the Best Overall Certified Collision Repair Center  (CCRC) by BMW of North America for 2014 and 2015. Here is Ed Cobett, the Collision Center Manager with the two awards.


In 2010, New Century BMW, a large BMW dealership in Alhambra, California (between Los Angeles and Pasadena), opened their own collision center. Early on, the decision was made to become a BMW Certified Collision Repair Center and to fix only BMWs. All personnel, equipment, tool and facility decisions were made with this goal in mind. Certification was granted two months after opening.

Autopark Collision Relies on DJS Fabrications for Productivity through Organized Parts Storage

Autopark Collision in Escondido, CA delivers quality repairs to their market.


Autopark Collision has been serving customers in the Escondido, CA, by capitalizing on their reliability and trustworthiness to build their business with superior customer service and high quality repairs.

Two California Assembly Committees have passed important, life-saving drunk driving legislation with unanimous votes. The next stop for SB 1046, which would require ignition interlocks for all drunk driving offenders in California, is the Assembly Appropriations Committee.

OR DMV Rules Makes State Ripe for Fraud, Auto Theft

In March, Crystal Toner found her 2011 Subaru had been stolen, and the car title was fraudulently placed in someone else's name. TRIBUNE PHOTO: JAIME VALDEZ


Crystal Toner was aghast to find an empty carport outside her Southwest Portland condominium in March, her supposedly theft-proof Subaru missing.

When she reported her car stolen, she received an even bigger surprise. Nearly two weeks earlier, her vehicle title had been transferred to someone else without her knowledge — fraudulently, according to police.

Alleged Intoxicated Driver Hits Truck Sporting Anti-DUI Message

A driver charged with DUI drove through a fence at Pringle and Hoyt streets SR in Salem (Photo: Special to the Statesman Journal)

A couple of months ago, an SUV missed the turn at Pringle and Hoyt in southeast Salem and plowed through the fence at Carzntrux Collision Repair, wrecking four vehicles.

Shop owner Denis Lafferty, who has coped with a few similar crashes through the years, decided he'd finally had enough.

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