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On September 20, The California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) announced that they welcomed the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s (NHTSA) release of the Federal Automated Vehicle Policy.

Thursday, 29 September 2016 22:31

Late Night Auto Body Shop Fire Under Investigation

Written by ELIZABETH LARSON, Lake County News

KELSEYVILLE, Calif. – Authorities are investigating the cause of an early morning fire that destroyed a Kelseyville auto shop.

Wednesday, 28 September 2016 22:38

Hit-And-Run Crash Becomes Giving Moment for MJC Auto Body Students

Written by Jeff Jardine, The Modesto Bee



This is one of those times when folks really stepped up to help someone in need.

Wednesday, 21 September 2016 00:03

ESI Advises Shop Owners to Prepare for the Unthinkable

Written by Victoria Antonelli

Maylan Newton riding his motorcycle.


Speaker Maylan Newton began his presentation with a personal story about how one moment changed his life, and how shop owners can prepare for when illness, accidents, injuries, family issues, or even death strikes.

For the seventh consecutive year, BASF Automotive Refinish is a Masters + OEM Level Sponsor of the Repairer Driven Education (RDE) Series at the Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) conference.

Monte’s Auto Body in CA is High on the Valspar Refinish™ Low VOC System

Painter Arthur Andrade sprays Valspar Refinish Low VOC at Monte’s Auto Body in Lompoc, CA. The product is ideal for their location along the California Central Coast.


It’s a story we hear often: shops that are located in close proximity to bodies of water, whether it’s a river, a lake, or the ocean itself, are using a waterborne system, but they just can’t seem to get it to cooperate, especially during hot and humid summer days. In areas like California where Low VOC is mandated, this can be a serious issue, especially during particular times of the year.


A small, dilapidated plane once used to train Navy pilots during the Vietnam War era was moved by flatbed truck Wednesday from Naval Base Point Mugu to the Camarillo Airport, where it will get a new lease on life as a teaching tool for high school students.

There are Hollywood movie producers and Broadway show producers. And then there’s Cristopher Santiago Sanchez-Becerra.

Car-O-Liner Hosts Damage Analysis Course at NACE Robert Hornado

Robert Hornedo (far right) visits the Car-O-Liner booth on the NACE | CARS Expo show floor after presenting a course on Damage Analysis on August 12, 2016.


Car-O-Liner hosted a course on Damage Analysis at the 2016 NACE | CARS Expo on August 12. The course was presented by Robert Hornedo, owner of Pacific Collision Equipment Co.

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Veteran Cassidy Nolan and his family received a 2015 Chrysler 200 when Mike's Auto Body celebrated its recent expansion at its Napa location on August 9th after a ribbon-cutting ceremony.


Mike's Auto Body recently completed an expansion of its Napa location and on August 9th, the company held a ribbon-cutting ceremony and a vehicle presentation as part of their Benevolence program.

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