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Monday, 07 November 2016 23:49

Car Crashes Into Auto Parts Store Near Covina

Written by Ruby Gonzales, San Gabriel Valey Tribune

COVINA - Deputies Tased and arrested a driver who crashed into an auto parts store then tried to fight with them on October 26, officials said.

Monday, 07 November 2016 23:40

Bullock Announces $1.3M Funding to Help Expand Apprenticeship Programs

Written by Frances Lin, KTVH

(HELENA) Governor Bullock announced $1.3 million funding for Montana businesses to expand apprenticeship programs on October 27.

Wednesday, 02 November 2016 14:43

VIDEO: Chip Foose Reveals "Madam X" at SEMA 2016

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Presented by BASF, Chip Foose revealed his custom designed and built 1939 Cadillac Coupe on Tuesday, November 1 at SEMA 2016.

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Join TV host and NASCAR champion crew chief Ray Evernham at SEMA as he unveils his latest restoration project: the 1958 Impala from the iconic move American Graffiti.

Thursday, 20 October 2016 17:25

NABR: CDI's New Proposed Labor Rate Survey Regs Not Good for Industry

Written by Sam Valenzuela, President, NABR

We’ve all heard the phrase, “too little, too late.” But in the case of the recently revised proposed regulations for labor rate surveys from the California Department of Insurance (CDI), and the apparent pressure to get the regulations implemented quickly, this could end up as a case of “too much, too soon.”

California Governor Jerry Brown signed SB 1046 into law on September 28, expanding a four-county pilot program that requires ignition interlocks for all drunk drivers.

DAA Auto Body Center


DAA Auto Body Center in Spokane, WA has been officially Certified by Assured Performance, a non-profit consumer advocacy organization for maintaining the right tools, equipment, training, and facilities necessary to repair the participating Automaker brand vehicles according to the manufacturer’s specifications.

During the week of September 12, Simmons Hanly Conroy, one of the nation's largest law firms focused on consumer protection and mass tort actions, filed a class action complaint in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California against Ford Motor Company, alleging that large glass panoramic sunroofs on some Ford vehicles have spontaneously shattered.

Monday, 10 October 2016 18:41

Congrats To Kee's Auto Body Of Concord For Pollution-Prevention Efforts

Written by Susan C. Schena, The Patch Concord

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Kee's Auto Body. Photo credit: Central San


CONCORD, CA – Four local businesses, including Kee's Auto Body of Concord, are being honored as shining examples of environmental stewardship within the community.

Industrial Finishes & Systems, Inc. has expanded its distribution of BASF Automotive Refinish paint brands Glasurit®, R-M® and Limco® to Northern California.

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